What you say after the ”I am” matters. Even if you didn’t think you were praying, what you say to and about yourself has the power of a prayer and prophetic implications.
That said, let’s briefly journey back to the OT for a second. Remember the question Moses asked God after he was called to lead the Israelites out of 400 years of Egyptian bondage? Exodus 3:13 records that brief transaction. ”Moses asked God, “When I go to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ and they ask me, ‘What is His name?’ what shall I say to them?” In verse 14 God replied, “I Am Who I Am . This is what you say to the people of Israel: I AM has sent me to you.”
The people probably thought Moses was crazy but it made perfect sense to God.
Let me break it down for you the same way Moses probably had to explained to the baffled people. If God made everything out of God, then the “I” of God and of every person who lives, or lived in the past, or will live in the future is the same. The “I” means awareness or consciousness, not the mind. God’s mind and my and your mind is very different. God knows all that can be known. You and I know a little…very little. The awareness lighting up each mind is one and the same. There is only one I-awareness.
So, when I say “I am,” I speak for my own little self and for God at the same time. Therefore, it’s not okay for me to say “I am worthless” or “I am dumb” because I am saying those things about God too and they are surely not true about God. Since the I-awareness of God and I are the same, they are not true for me either.
In short brothers and sisters, whatever you say after you say “I am,” you are literally and supernaturally calling on God and the entire universe to make it so. That’s why you must speak of joy, happiness, and beauty. Speak of love and trustworthiness. Say all good things after you say “I am” and know that it’s the truth.com!
You may be asking, is that all there is to it? No. You also need to take the appropriate actions to make it happen. This form of affirmative prayer is called treatment. There is a saying: “Treat and move your feet.” Besides affirmative and effectual prayer (James 5:16), we must do what needs to be done so the good result is ours (James 2:14-26)!