DECLARATIONS & DECREES: YOU HAVE A HOLY CALLING!
January 9, 2020 – 2 Timothy 1:6-14; 2:1-26; Romans 8:28-30; Hebrews 3:1-15 (WEB)
2 Timothy 1:6-14: 6 For this cause, I remind you that you should stir up the gift of God which is in you through the laying on of my hands. 7 For God didn’t give us a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and self-control. 8 Therefore don’t be ashamed of the testimony of our Lord, nor of me his prisoner; but endure hardship for the Good News according to the power of God, 9 who saved us and called us with a holy calling, not according to our works, but according to his own purpose and grace, which was given to us in Christ Jesus before times eternal, 10 but has now been revealed by the appearing of our Savior, Christ Jesus, who abolished death, and brought life and immortality to light through the Good News. 11 For this I was appointed as a preacher, an apostle, and a teacher of the Gentiles. 12 For this cause I also suffer these things.
Yet I am not ashamed, for I know him whom I have believed, and I am persuaded that he is able to guard that which I have committed to him against that day.
13 Hold the pattern of sound words which you have heard from me, in faith and love which is in Christ Jesus. 14 That good thing which was committed to you, guard through the Holy Spirit who dwells in us.
2 Timothy 2:1-26: You therefore, my child, be strengthened in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 The things which you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit the same things to faithful men, who will be able to teach others also. 3 You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No soldier on duty entangles himself in the affairs of life, that he may please him who enrolled him as a soldier. 5 Also, if anyone competes in athletics, he isn’t crowned unless he has competed by the rules. 6 The farmer who labors must be the first to get a share of the crops. 7 Consider what I say, and may the Lord give you understanding in all things.
8 Remember Jesus Christ, risen from the dead, of the offspring[a] of David, according to my Good News, 9 in which I suffer hardship to the point of chains as a criminal. But God’s word isn’t chained. 10 Therefore I endure all things for the chosen ones’ sake, that they also may obtain the salvation which is in Christ Jesus with eternal glory. 11 This saying is trustworthy:
“For if we died with him,
we will also live with him.
12 If we endure,
we will also reign with him.
If we deny him,
he also will deny us.
13 If we are faithless,
he remains faithful;
for he can’t deny himself.”
14 Remind them of these things, charging them in the sight of the Lord, that they don’t argue about words, to no profit, to the subverting of those who hear.
15 Give diligence to present yourself approved by God, a workman who doesn’t need to be ashamed, properly handling the Word of Truth. 16 But shun empty chatter, for it will go further in ungodliness, 17 and those words will consume like gangrene, of whom is Hymenaeus and Philetus: 18 men who have erred concerning the truth, saying that the resurrection is already past, and overthrowing the faith of some. 19 However God’s firm foundation stands, having this seal, “The Lord knows those who are his,”Numbers 16:5 and, “Let every one who names the name of the Lord[b] depart from unrighteousness.” 20 Now in a large house there are not only vessels of gold and of silver, but also of wood and of clay. Some are for honor, and some for dishonor. 21 If anyone therefore purges himself from these, he will be a vessel for honor, sanctified, and suitable for the master’s use, prepared for every good work.
22 Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife. 24 The Lord’s servant must not quarrel, but be gentle toward all, able to teach, patient, 25 in gentleness correcting those who oppose him: perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may recover themselves out of the devil’s snare, having been taken captive by him to his will.
Romans 8:28-30: 28 We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, for those who are called according to his purpose. 29 For whom he foreknew, he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, that he might be the firstborn among many brothers.[a] 30 Whom he predestined, those he also called. Whom he called, those he also justified. Whom he justified, those he also glorified.
Hebrews 3:1-15: Therefore, holy brothers, partakers of a heavenly calling, consider the Apostle and High Priest of our confession: Jesus, 2 who was faithful to him who appointed him, as also Moses was in all his house. 3 For he has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses, because he who built the house has more honor than the house. 4 For every house is built by someone; but he who built all things is God. 5 Moses indeed was faithful in all his house as a servant, for a testimony of those things which were afterward to be spoken, 6 but Christ is faithful as a Son over his house. We are his house, if we hold fast our confidence and the glorying of our hope firm to the end. 7 Therefore, even as the Holy Spirit says,
“Today if you will hear his voice,
8 don’t harden your hearts, as in the rebellion,
in the day of the trial in the wilderness,
9 where your fathers tested me and tried me,
and saw my deeds for forty years.
10 Therefore I was displeased with that generation,
and said, ‘They always err in their heart,
but they didn’t know my ways.’
11 As I swore in my wrath,
‘They will not enter into my rest.’”Psalm 95:7-11
12 Beware, brothers, lest perhaps there might be in any one of you an evil heart of unbelief, in falling away from the living God; 13 but exhort one another day by day, so long as it is called “today”, lest any one of you be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin. 14 For we have become partakers of Christ, if we hold the beginning of our confidence firm to the end, 15 while it is said,
“Today if you will hear his voice,
don’t harden your hearts, as in the rebellion.”Psalm 95:7-8
I write these decrees in the Name of Jesus Christ and in His authority and through His power. The Angelic troops stand ready to dispatch these decrees to the heavenly realms to the rulers, and authorities, and to post in the King’s Palace (Revelation 2 and 3, Ephesians 3:10, Esther 8:10, 13).
» I decree and declare I WILL FAN INTO FLAME the Gift of God/Elohim, which is in me! For God/Elohim has not given me a spirit of timidity but of POWER and LOVE and self-discipline. I am not ashamed of the Testimony of our Lord, Jesus Christ/Yeshua Messiah, nor of those who are His Prisoner, but SHARE IN THE SUFFERING for the Good News ACCORDING TO THE POWER OF GOD!
» I decree and declare God/Elohim has saved us and CALLED US WITH A HOLY CALLING – not because of our deeds but because of HIS OWN PURPOSE AND GRACE! This Grace was given to us in Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua before time began, but NOW HAS BEEN REVEALED through the appearing of our Savior Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua.
» I decree and declare for this Good News I WAS APPOINTED A HERALD and an Apostle and a Teacher! For this reason I also am suffering these things – but I AM NOT ASHAMED, for I KNOW IN WHOM I HAVE TRUSTED and I AM CONVINCED HE IS ABLE TO SAFEGUARD what I have ENTRUSTED to Him until that Day!
» I decree and declare I am STRENGTHENED in the GRACE that is in Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua. What I have heard by the Holy Spirit/Ruach HaKodesh and His Faithful Servants, I will ENTRUST TO THE FAITHFUL PEOPLE who are CAPABLE to TEACH others also. I will suffer hardship as a good soldier of Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua.
» I decree and declare I will ENDURE everything for the sake of the CHOSEN, so they might OBTAIN the SALVATION that is in Christ Jesus/Messiah Yeshua with Eternal Glory! Trustworthy is the saying: If we died with Him, we will also live with Him; if we endure, we will also reign with Him; if we deny Him, He will also deny us; if we are faithless, HE REMAINS FAITHFUL, for He cannot deny Himself!
» I decree and declare I will PRESENT MYSELF BEFORE GOD/ELOHIM as tried and true, as an UNASHAMED WORKER cutting a straight path with the word of Truth. I will avoid godless chatter, for it leads to further ungodliness.
» I decree and declare the FIRM FOUNDATION OF GOD STANDS, having this seal: “The Lord knows those who are His,” and “Let everyone who names the name of the Lord keep away from unrighteousness.” I will flee youthful desires, but instead, I WILL PURSUE RIGHTEOUSNESS, FAITHFULNESS, LOVE, and PEACE/SHALOM, with those who call on the Lord from a Pure Heart.
» I decree and declare I KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD for YOU who LOVE God/Elohim, who are CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE. For HE FOREKNEW YOU and He also PREDESTINED YOU to be conformed to the image of His Son, so that He might be the firstborn among many brothers and sisters. And to you whom He predestined, HE ALSO CALLED, and to you whom He called, He also JUSTIFIED, and to you whom He justified, He also GLORIFIED!
» I decree and declare I am among the Holy Brothers and Sisters, PARTNERS IN A HEAVENLY CALLING! I will take notice of Jesus/Yeshua – the Emissary and High Priest/Kohen Gadol, Whom we affirm. Christ/Messiah, as Son, is over God’s/Elohim’s House – and WE ARE HIS HOUSE, if we hold firm to our boldness and what we are proud to HOPE.
» I decree and declare I WILL LISTEN AND OBEY; I will not harden my heart and fall away. I will remain at the feet of the Lord/Adonai, DWELLING IN HIS PRESENCE and trusting Him. I will not entertain the negative thoughts of the enemy. My God is faithful. We have become PARTNERS OF CHRIST/MESSIAH, if we HOLD OUR ORIGINAL CONVICTION firm until the end!
» I decree and declare a CLEANSING and UNIFYING of the people of this land as these decrees go forth.
In the name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of God, we dispatch the Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to deliver these decrees to all, both flesh and spirit. The enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, the Lord God Almighty; their actions will be of no effect to God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.
The Lord God Almighty, Maker of Heaven and Earth, we praise Your Name for You are True and Faithful and Just to perform it. Amen!
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