“Hitherto have ye asked nothing in my name: ask, and ye shall receive, that your joy may be full.” John 16:24
Joy comes from answered prayers, when you ask and receive what you ask for. That can only happen when you begin to really ask in faith and speak words of faith. Today we look at the speaking part of faith and not just the believing part. You must leave the human realm of powerlessness and begin to operate in the spiritual realm of dominion. You can only do this by taking your seat in the heavenly realm where Jesus is sited, far above principalities, powers, and wickedness in high places. As you consciously take your seat of dominion, you begin to make decrees as an oracle and legislator in God’s kingdom. Psalms 82:6 says you are a god, in the image and likeness of Almighty God. However, you will not experience power in your life or see any positive changes whatsoever until you begin to express your faith by the power of your tongue; as you make decrees.
Faith that is not expressed with words and actions remains dead and unproductive. When you believe a thing in your heart, you have to speak it out into the physical realm for it to come to pass. Even Jesus reiterated the importance of asking in faith as a prerequisite for receiving. “for verily I say unto you that whosoever shall say unto you that whosoever shall say unto this mountain, be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” (Mark 11:23). So you see, just like our memory verse said, you don’t have joy because you have not received, and you have not received because you have not asked in faith. You have to start decreeing what you want to see. Stop complaining and lamenting. Begin today to make decrees. Call forth your blessings and make your joy full. You shall receive indeed!
Mark 11:22-23, Hebrew 13:5, 2 Corinthians 4:13
Healed of cold
I woke up one day with cold. It was so terrible that I went to see a doctor and I got drugs. I took the drugs but it continued. When my father saw how sick I was, he brought his oil of gladness and I rubbed it all over my body. I slept off. When I woke up, all the symptoms of the cold had disappeared. Praise God!
– Salome E.
[Spend some time and worship God. Thank Him for all He has done.]
1. As a son of God sitted with Christ Jesus, I decree, every red sea before me, DIVIDE NOW, in the mighty name of Jesus. Amen
2. You mountain standing before me, MOVE now in Jesus name.
3. Any man or woman standing on the path of my success, OUT now in Jesus name.
4. Any spirit of ‘make sure’ that follows me around and stops my breakthroughs, be destroyed by fire now in Jesus name.
5. I speak overwhelming joy into every area of my life and family in Jesus name.
[Raise other prayer points as you are led]