Power of the Decree-Part 3

Power of the Decree—Part 3


In our most recent blog post we shared a detailed explanation of what a decree is by definition, and we presented several scriptures which provide insight into this principle of making a decree. We understand what a decree is and how it’s issued. Let’s examine the scriptures to see the requirements for speaking forth decrees.

Our focus in this post is in the book of Job chapter 22, verses 23 through 25:

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.

Let’s look at verses 23 through 25 which cover the physical blessing. These three verses point toward the benefit of a covenant relationship with the Lord God.  This is the story of a man who loved God and enjoyed a relationship with his creator. His weakness was fear losing the safety of his wealth, and that’s exactly what happened. This story shows there is a blessing greater than material things available when we are in right relationship with God. Job learned this hard lesson with the loss of his wealth while struggling to keep his relationship with God.  

See the verses below, I underlined important points and definitions for the sake of clarity.

Verse 23 - If thou return to the Almighty. The word return in in the Hebrew has several meanings, one of its meanings is to circumcise. Which means to express your love and covenant with the Almighty God by putting wrong doing far away from yourself and from where you live.

Upon completion of this command it says in verse 24Then after doing as I have instructed you shall layup (keep in store) gold as dust, and the gold of Ophir as the stones of the brooks. This meaning is clear, I will bless you to prosper. Verse 25Yea, the Almighty shall be thy defense (your gold), and thou shalt have plenty of silver. I’d like to mention here that the word defense is the Hebrew word betser. This word suggests gold was a protection (from poverty and its ravages). These blessings are available when we return to our covenant with the Almighty God. This part of the chapter covers a material blessing of great wealth and riches in the form of gold and silver, there’s also a spiritual benefit within the power of speaking decrees.


We will pick up here next time… Until then

Be All You Can Imagine!




James Barnes