Declare It with Words By Joyce Meyers

Hebrews 4:12 teaches us that the Word of God is a sharp, two-edged sword. I believe that one edge of the sword defeats Satan, while the other edge slices open the blessings of heaven.

We are told in Ephesians 6:17 that the sword the Spirit wields, which is the Word of God, is one of our pieces of armor to be worn in order to effectively do spiritual warfare.

David the psalmist frequently made statements like, I will say of the Lord, He is my Refuge and my Fortress, my God; on Him I lean and rely, and in Him I [confidently] trust (Psalm 91:2)!

Perhaps we should regularly ask ourselves, “What am I saying of the Lord?” We need to SAY right things, not just think them. A person may think, “I believe all those good things about the Lord,” but are you saying anything that is helping you?

Often people claim to believe something, yet the opposite comes out of their mouth. We need to talk out loud. We need to do it at proper times and in proper places, but we need to be sure we do it. Let verbal confessions become part of your fellowship time with God.

I often take walks in the morning. I pray, I sing and I confess the Word out loud. Each time I say something like, “God is on my side. I can do whatever He assigns me to do.”

Or “God is good, and He has a good plan for my life. Blessings are chasing me and overflowing in my life.” It is equivalent to me jabbing Satan with a sharp sword.

Verbalize your thanksgiving, your praise, and your worship. Sing songs out loud that are filled with praise and worship. Take some aggressive action against the enemy!