Power of the Decree—Part 2

Power of the Decree—Part 2

 

 

In our part one blog post we presented an explanation of the term decree. Three aspects we presented. It’s an effective life changing principle, a scriptural principle (found in Job 22:28), and for it to work several requirements which must be met. The second principle we shared was Jesus has made his followers kings and priest unto God.

Why is this significant? It’s important to understand the words and has made us kings. It means those who live their lives in the footsteps of Jesus the Christ in the earth were given a kingly authority; we are his ambassadors. Remember by definition, under a monarchy (a nation those ruled by a king or queen), only the ruling monarch can issue a decree. Which means as citizens of the kingdom of heaven, we rule in the earth as kings. The kingdom of heaven is literally God’s rulership in the earth. This means we, as ambassadors of this kingdom, own the authority to issue decrees over the areas of life under our rule (family, home, job/profession). This ruling influence must begin with ourselves and expands to include the other related areas.

It’s our responsibility as believers to expand our borders, to enlarge our territories, and to exercise rulership over what we've been given. If we don’t someone else will exercise their will upon the things God intended us to own. It is written to him that has shall more be given, to him that has not whatever he has will be taken and given to another. Take ownership of what’s yours!

Now that we understand what a decree is and that we have the authority as kings to issue decrees, let’s examine the scripture to understand the context under which decrees are effectively issued.

Job 22:23-28—(important points and definitions are underlined)

23 If thou return to the Almighty, thou shalt be built up, thou shalt put away iniquity far from thy tabernacles.

24 Then shalt thou lay-up gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks.

25 Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defense (another word for gold), and thou shalt have plenty of silver.

26 For then shalt thou have thy delight in the Almighty, and shalt lift up thy face unto God.

27 Thou shalt make thy prayer unto him, and he shall hear thee, and thou shalt pay thy vows (if you’ve promised God something, do it).

28 Thou shalt also decree a thing (speak forth with faith and authority), and it shall be established unto thee: and the light (insight and understanding) shall shine and upon thy ways (the paths of your journey).

 

Next time we will break these scriptures into simpler terms... until then

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James Barnes