Are You Speaking Victory or Defeat?

Why is it so important to proclaim victory, healing, and wholeness over our lives? Before I answer that question, let me say this; Christians really need to articulate the difference between the prosperity movement and declaring God’s promises. Church planter Dr. Gary Linton said, “Victory was God’s original plan for mankind, but it was forfeited through the fall, and is restored through the cross. His Word will accomplish the purpose for which it was sent (Isaiah 55:10-11), but we must speak it out, unleash it, and send it out into the world (Matthew 4:1-11).” God has promised and proclaimed victory over every situation and circumstance that we encounter in life. Therefore, we must do the same over our lives and situations, in agreement with Him and His Word (Matthew 18:19). We have got to stop allowing the enemy, doubt, and fear from restraining our tongues! It was God’s wind behind the rock that slayed Goliath but it was David’s initial proclamation of faith and trust in God that secured the victory before the battle begun. David said to Goliath in I Samuel 17:45-47, “You come to me with sword, spear, and javelin, but I come to you in the name of the LORD of Heaven’s Armies—the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. Today the LORD will conquer you, and I will kill you and cut off your head. And then I will give the dead bodies of your men to the birds and wild animals, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel! And everyone assembled here will know that the LORD rescues his people, but not with sword and spear. This is the LORD’s battle, and he will give you to us!” Like David; we need to boldly and authoritatively declare, decree, and proclaim victory/vitality over our marriages, families, children, relationships, finances, jobs, ministries, education, and government! “There is power of life and death in our tongue” (Pro 18:21). And, as believers, we need to get serious about using it to articulate life! We need to begin to put our words to work for us like God Himself does. The Bible tells us that He uses words to “Call those things which be not as though they were” (Romans 4:17). So today, stand in agreement with God’s word/promises by speaking them out and unleashing them into your current situation and/or circumstance!


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