Sir Godfrey Gregg
Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. We have often heard and read this passage of scripture but have you meditated on the meaning of this powerful word.
According to the dictionary decree is defined as a rule of law issued by a head of state i.e. president according to a certain procedures. It has the force of the law. In biblical times, the King had the authority to make decrees. The decree was a written document and would be very specific and clear about that subject matter. It was law and had to be carried out according to the King’s wishes and failure to obey the decree was punishable.
The word established means: to set up on a firm or permanent basis, to achieve permanent acceptance or recognition for, to show, reveal to be true based upon the facts.
Now, let look at the definition for declare. Declare to make known or state clearly, especially in explicit or formal terms: to declare one’s position in a controversy. 2. to announce officially; proclaim: to declare a state of emergency; to declare a winner. 3. To state emphatically to show, reveal, or manifest: the heavens declare the glory of God
Job 22:28 Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways. The person making the decree must be in a position of power and authority to do so. You have the power and authority to make decree and expect that they will be carried out. You shall decree, the power is yours, state your case and write out the conditions regarding your home, family, ministry and all that concern you. The words that you speak will be established that means it will be manifested reveal and shown to be true, as you have spoken it. The light shall shine upon thy way, which means there will be enlightenment in your mind, and spirit that will cause you to see clearly the path that is laid before you. You will not stumble about in darkness, walk timidly and unsure but will have clarity, purpose, and direction.
Therefore, you have the power, the authority to speak out a thing in your life and expect to see it manifested in the reality of your world. What you decree you should also declare that is to speak emphatically, make known and clearly state your position upon the matter. In order to both decree and declare a thing and expect to see the manifestation you must know the word of God so you understand your legal right to have your decree upheld.
There are always conditions that you must meet in order to have the authority to do anything in the kingdom of God. Deuteronomy 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: When you hear, receive and obey the word of God you are given the power to decree the word.
The word of God is life, it is quick and it is powerful. It is truth, it corrects, it enlightens, it heals, it delivers and it brings visible results. It does not return without accomplishing that which it was sent to do. Read Jeremiah 1:9-19 to comprehend the principle behind speaking the word of God. Jeremiah 1:9 Then the LORD put forth his hand, and touched my mouth. And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have put my words in thy mouth. In verse 12, he tells Jeremiah that I will quicken my word to perform it.
Read your bible; ask the Holy Ghost for assistance and guidance as to what you need to decree in your life on behalf of your families, ministries, city, government and nation. There is a word in the Word of God that holds the answers to your question. You must understand the principle behind decreeing and declaring. You must meet the condition – read, hear, obey the word and speak the word. Believe and expect to see the manifestation. Know that you have the right to legislate and cause change to come based on the power and dominion that God has given you. The work is done on your knees in prayer and the Holy Ghost will reveal to you what to decree and declare.
SPEAK THE ANSWER NOT THE PROBLEM. THE ANSWER IS IN THE WORD OF GOD. Heavenly father in the name of your son, Jesus we come boldly to the throne grateful for the access made possible by the SHED BLOOD OF JESUS. We decree and declare household salvation according to Acts 16:31, we decree that the unbeliever is sanctified by the believer, that you are pouring your spirit upon our children and everyone connected to us and they will begin to declare their love for you and confess that they belong to you. We decree and declare that our pastors, bishops, apostles, prophets are men and women of integrity who seek your face, hear and speak your word, wisdom, knowledge, skill and understanding are theirs, they fear and reverence your name, the 5 fold ministry is alive in their being, they have discernment, they weep between the porch and the altar on behalf of your people, you are first in their lives, ministering and warring angels assist them in every area of their lives. We decree and declare that President Obama heart is in your hands, he acknowledge you in all his ways, he hears your voice and does that which is right in your sight and does not compromise your word, you bless him, his family and meet all of his needs. We decree and declare that his cabinet, the senate, house of representatives will uphold moral laws, be in unity and do that which is right for the people, they are concerned about the poor, the needy, the widower, the weak and do those things to protect and meet the needs of your people. We decree and declare that those with hidden agendas will be exposed and pulled down. We decree and declare your blood covering over our offspring that they shall live and not die, they seek you, they love you, they are the best of the best in all that they do, great is their peace, they desire wisdom and seek after it and understand that the fear of the lord is the beginning of wisdom. We bind up the spirit of murder, anger, rage, rape, violence and destruction. We decree the spirit of love, compassion, hope and forgiveness is loosed in their lives. We decree and declare that Zion shall awake, we call forth the spirit of intercession, praying spirit, wailing and mourning women, men of valor, men of Gideon mentality willing to do whatever it takes to win the spiritual battle, the generation that love and obey you are marching on their knees, rising up in power and authority, snatching the souls of men, women, boys and girls out of Satan’s hand. We decree and declare that our eyes are being enlightened, our understanding is increasing, and we are entering into a different level of intimacy, personal relationship with you and are positioning ourselves to be impregnated by your holy spirit even as you impregnated Mary with your holy word, your son, Jesus. We decree and declare that we are impregnated with your word and your word prospers in us. We decree and declare that you are our God and we are your people and we forever bow down before you and give your honor, praise and glory due unto your name for all power belongs to you and you are our expectation.