By Beth Auman and JoBeth Kested
This is the Era to Decree. When we entered the year 5780 in the Jewish calendar, we entered the decade linked to the letter “Pey” in the Hebraic alphabet, which is symbolic of an open mouth and implies “to speak or to decree.” To decree is a governmental declaration that is backed by authority to command enforcement of a judicial decision or royal edict. It’s important for us to walk circumspectly with confidence in our authority to proclaim and to make declarations or to decree God’s Kingdom purposes on our Quest of the Overcomers. Let us take a journey through the Holy Word revealed in our Bibles and learn how to decree by allowing Yeshua, Jesus – The Word to impart His truth with understanding to help us increase in our authority to decree.
The Deity of Jesus Christ: In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1 (NASB)
We must grasp that The LORD saw fit to bestow upon us to be the representatives of His voice in this earth and to receive revelation understanding of His will as we walk in relationship with Him. He has granted us His authority with anointing by the Holy Spirit to decree into every situation that He reveals before us to speak and to decree His will.
Let’s consider some scriptures to lay some foundations for further clarity. In the beginning Adonai spoke, He decreed light to be and it was.
“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. The earth was formless and void, and darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was moving over the surface of the waters. Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.” Genesis 1:1-3 NASB
In the New American Standard Bible “God said,” appears 46 times. Let’s take a journey through His Holy Word, receiving an impartation of what “God said.” The reason that Adonai gave us a voice was for us to be speaking beings, made in His likeness, to decree into this realm under His authority to extend His Kingdom earth. Yeshua (Jesus) taught us how to decree as we pray, “Thy Kingdom come” in Matthew 6:9-13.
“Pray, then, in this way: ‘Our Father who is in heaven, Hallowed be Your name. Your kingdom come. Your will be done, On earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from evil. [ For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.’ ]” Matthew 6:9-13 NASB
Our voices were not just created for conversation but for legislation and it is the time for us to step into a new level in this Quest of the Overcomers to legislate in agreement with God’s will and to watch Him manifest His will through our decrees. There are many ways that God sent His Word to manifest His will on this earth. He spoke directly into the earth and the earth formed. He spoke to light and light was. He separated things, created vegetation, animals and man in decrees through His spoken Word.
Our mandate to extend God’s authority on earth is recorded in Genesis 1:26.
Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” Genesis 1:26 NASB
Yes, Adam and Eve failed, but Elohim – The Creator God, spoke and revealed His will to man. He also spoke through dreams and angelic visitations to direct the affairs of men. And, He appeared before His chosen vessels, speaking to them directly, to bring forth His Kingdom to come upon the earth. Adonai changed the name of Abram to Abraham, and Jacob to Israel in order for them to decree to change for the manifestation of His Kingdom purposes into their circumstances.
The Covenant Renewed: Then God said, “Behold, I am going to make a covenant. Before all your people I will perform miracles which have not been produced in all the earth nor among any of the nations; and all the people among whom you live will see the working of the Lord, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to perform with you. Exodus 34:10 NASB
In this verse, Adonai renewed His Covenant and said it is a fearful thing that He is going to perform in us. We must regard the manifestation of the Spirit, in the fear of The LORD to work within us as we learn to decree His Word on earth within our sphere of circumstances.
Adonai gave personal instruction to those whom He loved in order for them to manifest His Word. One specific example is when David inquired again of God, and God spoke specific directions to him. We can see how our obedience and agreement with God’s spoken Word extends God’s Kingdom jurisdiction in our real circumstances.
David inquired again of God, and God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees. It shall be when you hear the sound of marching in the tops of the balsam trees, then you shall go out to battle, for God will have gone out before you to strike the army of the Philistines.”1 Chronicles 14:14-15 NASB
In Exodus chapter 20 Adonai speaks forth The Ten Commandments that established His Kingdom jurisdiction of laws for His people to live by. As we pursue our relationship with Adonai, knowing His law, knowing His will and knowing His assignments for us to extend His Kingdom on earth, we can decree in boldness, “Thy Kingdom come, Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven.”
Then God spoke all these words, saying, “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. “You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.
“Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your male or your female servant or your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and made it holy.
“Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
“You shall not murder.
“You shall not commit adultery.
“You shall not steal.
“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
“You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.” Exodus 20:1-17 NASB
God sent Yeshua, Jesus – The Word that was made flesh. He came speaking and decreeing God’s will to His people. Through His shed blood on the cross, Yeshua redeemed fallen man and declared His Kingdom has come on earth. He restored our rightful place in relationship with God the Father; in ability, anointing and authority for Genesis 1:26 to manifest on His earth through our spoken decrees in agreement with His will..
“And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus… For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.” Ephesians 2:6, 10 NIV
Please take time, as you continue with us on this Quest of the Overcomers, to ask Adonai to open the eyes of your understanding in studying His Word to reveal Himself to you and to unlock within you His power and authority to decree and fulfill your personal destiny on earth. Every time that you see injustice, sadness, poverty, evil, etc, ask Adonai for the Word that He needs you to decree that will fell the enemy in each specific situation.
This is our decree over your life in the name of Yeshua.
“You will also decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And light will shine on your ways.” Job 22:28 NASB
Make this decree over your life, “I decree in Jesus’ name that not one Word that Adonai has prepared for me to decree will fall to the ground from my silence.”
Lord God Almighty, we pray in agreement with Your Word, in the name of Yeshua, according to Acts 4:31 “And when they had prayed, the place where they had gathered together was shaken, and they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak the word of God with boldness.” (NASB) We receive You Holy Spirit, come and fill us to overflowing that we may speak the Word of God with boldness. May not one word that You have for us to decree fall to the ground from silence in my Overcoming Journey. We pray and decree according to Your will, “Let Your Kingdom come. Let Your will be done, on earth and in our lives according to Your will as it is in heaven. In Yeshua’s name, Amen and Amen!”
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46 Bible results for “God said”. All references are from the NASB.
Genesis 1:3 Then God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light.
Genesis 1:6 Then God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.”
Genesis 1:9 Then God said, “Let the waters below the heavens be gathered into one place, and let the dry land appear”; and it was so.
Genesis 1:11 Then God said, “Let the earth sprout vegetation, plants yielding seed, and fruit trees on the earth bearing fruit after their kind with seed in them”; and it was so.
Genesis 1:14 Then God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the heavens to separate the day from the night, and let them be for signs and for seasons and for days and years;
Genesis 1:20 Then God said, “Let the waters teem with swarms of living creatures, and let birds fly above the earth in the open expanse of the heavens.”
Genesis 1:24 Then God said, “Let the earth bring forth living creatures after their kind: cattle and creeping things and beasts of the earth after their kind”; and it was so.
Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; and let them rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over the cattle and over all the earth, and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.”
Genesis 1:28 God blessed them; and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply, and fill the earth, and subdue it; and rule over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the sky and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
Genesis 1:29Then God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the surface of all the earth, and every tree which has fruit yielding seed; it shall be food for you;
Genesis 2:18 Then the Lord God said, “It is not good for the man to be alone; I will make him a helper suitable for him.”
Genesis 3:1 [ The Fall of Man ] Now the serpent was more crafty than any beast of the field which the Lord God had made. And he said to the woman, “Indeed, has God said, ‘You shall not eat from any tree of the garden’?”
Genesis 3:13 Then the Lord God said to the woman, “What is this you have done?” And the woman said, “The serpent deceived me, and I ate.”
Genesis 3:14 The Lord God said to the serpent, “Because you have done this, Cursed are you more than all cattle, And more than every beast of the field; On your belly you will go, And dust you will eat All the days of your life;
Genesis 3:22 Then the Lord God said, “Behold, the man has become like one of Us, knowing good and evil; and now, he might stretch out his hand, and take also from the tree of life, and eat, and live forever”—
Genesis 6:13 Then God said to Noah, “The end of all flesh has come before Me; for the earth is filled with violence because of them; and behold, I am about to destroy them with the earth.
Genesis 9:12 God said, “This is the sign of the covenant which I am making between Me and you and every living creature that is with you, for all successive generations;
Genesis 9:17 And God said to Noah, “This is the sign of the covenant which I have established between Me and all flesh that is on the earth.”
Genesis 15:13 God said to Abram, “Know for certain that your descendants will be strangers in a land that is not theirs, where they will be enslaved and oppressed four hundred years.
Genesis 17:9 God said further to Abraham, “Now as for you, you shall keep My covenant, you and your descendants after you throughout their generations.
Genesis 17:15 Then God said to Abraham, “As for Sarai your wife, you shall not call her name Sarai, but Sarah shall be her name.
Genesis 17:19 But God said, “No, but Sarah your wife will bear you a son, and you shall call his name Isaac; and I will establish My covenant with him for an everlasting covenant for his descendants after him.
Genesis 20:6 Then God said to him in the dream, “Yes, I know that in the integrity of your heart you have done this, and I also kept you from sinning against Me; therefore I did not let you touch her.
Genesis 21:12 But God said to Abraham, “Do not be distressed because of the lad and your maid; whatever Sarah tells you, listen to her, for through Isaac your descendants shall be named.
Genesis 31:11 Then the angel of God said to me in the dream, ‘Jacob,’ and I said, ‘Here I am.’
Genesis 35:1 [ Jacob Moves to Bethel ] Then God said to Jacob, “Arise, go up to Bethel and live there, and make an altar there to God, who appeared to you when you fled from your brother Esau.”
Genesis 35:10 God said to him, “Your name is Jacob; You shall no longer be called Jacob, But Israel shall be your name.” Thus He called him Israel.
Exodus 3:14 God said to Moses, “I AM WHO I AM”; and He said, “Thus you shall say to the sons of Israel, ‘I AM has sent me to you.’”
Exodus 13:17 [ God Leads the People ] Now when Pharaoh had let the people go, God did not lead them by the way of the land of the Philistines, even though it was near; for God said, “The people might change their minds when they see war, and return to Egypt.”
Exodus 34:10 [ The Covenant Renewed ] Then God said, “Behold, I am going to make a covenant. Before all your people I will perform miracles which have not been produced in all the earth nor among any of the nations; and all the people among whom you live will see the working of the Lord, for it is a fearful thing that I am going to perform with you.
Numbers 22:12 God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”
Judges 6:20 The angel of God said to him, “Take the meat and the unleavened bread and lay them on this rock, and pour out the broth.” And he did so.
1 Kings 3:5 In Gibeon the Lord appeared to Solomon in a dream at night; and God said, “Ask what you wish Me to give you.”
1 Kings 3:11 God said to him, “Because you have asked this thing and have not asked for yourself long life, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have you asked for the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself discernment to understand justice,
1 Kings 13:8 But the man of God said to the king, “If you were to give me half your house I would not go with you, nor would I eat bread or drink water in this place.
2 Kings 4:27 When she came to the man of God to the hill, she caught hold of his feet. And Gehazi came near to push her away; but the man of God said, “Let her alone, for her soul is troubled within her; and the Lord has hidden it from me and has not told me.”
2 Kings 6:6 Then the man of God said, “Where did it fall?” And when he showed him the place, he cut off a stick and threw it in there, and made the iron float.
1 Chronicles 11:2 In times past, even when Saul was king, you were the one who led out and brought in Israel; and the Lord your God said to you, ‘You shall shepherd My people Israel, and you shall be prince over My people Israel.’”
1 Chronicles 14:14 David inquired again of God, and God said to him, “You shall not go up after them; circle around behind them and come at them in front of the balsam trees.
1 Chronicles 28:3 But God said to me, ‘You shall not build a house for My name because you are a man of war and have shed blood.’
2 Chronicles 1:11 God said to Solomon, “Because you had this in mind, and did not ask for riches, wealth or honor, or the life of those who hate you, nor have you even asked for long life, but you have asked for yourself wisdom and knowledge that you may rule My people over whom I have made you king,
Jonah 4:9 Then God said to Jonah, “Do you have good reason to be angry about the plant?” And he said, “I have good reason to be angry, even to death.”
Matthew 15:4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’ and, ‘He who speaks evil of father or mother is to be put to death.
Luke 11:49 For this reason also the wisdom of God said, ‘I will send to them prophets and apostles, and some of them they will kill and some they will persecute.
Luke 12:20 But God said to him, ‘You fool! This very night your soul is required of you; and now who will own what you have prepared?’
2 Corinthians 6:16 Or what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For we are the temple of the living God; just as God said, “I will dwell in them and walk among them; And I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
12 instances where “God spoke”. All references from the NASB.
Genesis 8:15 Then God spoke to Noah, saying,
Genesis 9:8 Then God spoke to Noah and to his sons with him, saying,
Genesis 46:2 God spoke to Israel in visions of the night and said, “Jacob, Jacob.” And he said, “Here I am.”
Exodus 6:2 God spoke further to Moses and said to him, “I am the Lord;
Exodus 20:1 [ The Ten Commandments ] Then God spoke all these words, saying,
Deuteronomy 1:6 “The Lord our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain.
Deuteronomy 10:9 Therefore, Levi does not have a portion or inheritance with his brothers; the Lord is his inheritance, just as the Lord your God spoke to him.)
Joshua 23:14 “Now behold, today I am going the way of all the earth, and you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not one word of all the good words which the Lord your God spoke concerning you has failed; all have been fulfilled for you, not one of them has failed.
Joshua 23:15 It shall come about that just as all the good words which the Lord your God spoke to you have come upon you, so the Lord will bring upon you all the threats, until He has destroyed you from off this good land which the Lord your God has given you.
Mark 12:26 But regarding the fact that the dead rise again, have you not read in the book of Moses, in the passage about the burning bush, how God spoke to him, saying, ‘I am the God of Abraham, and the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob’?
Acts 3:21 whom heaven must receive until the period of restoration of all things about which God spoke by the mouth of His holy prophets from ancient time.
Acts 7:6 But God spoke to this effect, that his descendants would be aliens in a foreign land, and that they would be enslaved and mistreated for four hundred years.
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