When winter seasons are prolonged, we can use the power of declaration to launch those around us into a new season of growth and victory.
The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21
We go through different seasons in our lifetime and one of those seasons is winter. Winter is characterized as being the more difficult of the four seasons, often resulting in barrenness, lack, and strife. The promise of spring, signifying fresh hope and new change, can seem impossible In the midst of a tough winter season, especially if that season is prolonged. Merriam Webster describes the word winter as a period of inactivity or decay. We all have winters, we all have trouble in this world, but we also have the authority to bind and loose, to release and propel life into destinies, and to launch those around us into a new season through the act of declaration. Declaration is the power of our tongue to speak out loud the truth of who God is, his promises towards us, and the power of heaven to be made manifest on earth. Declaration calls us to align ourselves with God’s agenda and participate in the process of transformation he has for us and for those around us. We see the call of declaration all throughout scripture and we can use this power filled action to bring people out of winter and into new seasons!
“For by your words you will be justified, and by your words you will be condemned” (Matthew 12:37).
“(As it is written, ‘I have made you a father of many nations’) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did” (Romans 4:17)
Declarations are a way to say no more delay to promises, dreams, and healing that Jesus has already purchased on our behalf at the cross and is our rightful inheritance in him (Ephesians 1:3). The beauty of our relationship with God is that he calls us to take action and collaborate with him in faith (James 2:14-26). We use our tongue to declare and pray and to stand bold and steadfast against the enemy, against lack, and anything that dares to roar against the proclamation as it is in heaven, so it is on earth. We are not called to roll over and let the enemy lay siege to our life, we are not called to setup camp in the desert, and we definitely are not called to surrender. We are called to endure this race, not alone, never alone, but as a family. Seasons are temporary but can be prolonged. However, we can be like Caleb and Joshua, standing firm on God’s promises, confidently leading others into a new place of blessing. We are not called to live in a place of defeat and decay, we are called to be victorious because Jesus is victorious and we are destined to reign with him over all of life’s circumstances.
Questions for reflection
Why is it important to participate in the physical act of declaration?
What are some specific scriptures where God uses declaration to bring about a new season of change? What is the result?
How can you be a voice of declaration for others who are battling through a difficult winter season?
I am a person who believes in the power of declaration and am called to launch others through declaration into new seasons of growth and victory.
Jesus, you have used the power of declaration over all of creation ever since the beginning of time. You have given your bride the keys to the kingdom and have called us to be a mouthpiece of truth and promise to a hurting world. Your word never returns void and your word is power. We are made in your image and we follow your example of declaring truth, promise, and victory over anything that is not of you. We pray as it is in heaven, so it is on earth. There is no sickness, lack, or despair in heaven so we declare there is no sickness, lack, or despair on earth. Thank you that you have given us the responsibility to participate in declaring new seasons into the lives of those around us! Amen.