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'To say' is 'to declare'. It is to bring to light, through the word of mouth. It is also to make known one's thoughts by utterance. In Christ Jesus, we make known and establish God's thoughts for us, by declaring His Word over our lives on a frequent basis. In Jeremiah 29:11, God says, 'For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.' So you can establish God's thoughts in your life and uphold His report when you declare His Word.

Reference: Job 22:28-29 New International Version (NIV)

'What you decide on will be done, and light will shine on your ways. When people are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast.'

As a child of God, the above Scriptures let you know that you are ordained to see what you say or declare come to pass. The Kingdom of God is in agreement with what you decide and declare on earth pertaining your life, and the result is that light will shine on your ways, instead of darkness. Then the next verse pointed out again, the importance of speaking forth what you want to see.

The verse reads, 'When people are brought low and you say, 'Lift them up!' then he will save the downcast.' The NLT reads, 'If people are in trouble and you say, 'Help them,' God will save them.' Even though many of the Bible versions translated this verse, with slight differences in meaning, they all have one key phrase in common: 'you say'! So regarding the topic for today's focus, the emphasis is on 'what you are saying'. Beloved, your response to God's Word is very important because you are designed to say any good you want to see, and not to worry or agree with anything happening around you, when it is contrary to the will of God for you.

The Word of God is not just for your reading and studying. It requires response from your mouth. That's what makes the difference. When you declare what the Word of God says concerning you in any given situation, you are activating its truth, such that it will find expression in your life. For instance, Proverbs 18:10 (NIV) reads, 'The name of the LORD is a fortified tower; the righteous run to it and are safe.' Your personalised response to this Scripture can be...'I'm rightly positioned in a fortified tower, the Name of Jesus. Thus, I'm walking in safety and I'm divinely protected and insured from every wind of evil, destruction, sickness, and untimely death. I'm full of life and I'm far from all dangers because my life is hid with Christ in God. Hallelujah!'

Job 33:28 also says, 'He redeemed my soul from going down to the Pit, and I will live to see the light.' You can't dwell on Scriptures like this and be depressed or distressed. In Christ Jesus, God has already redeemed your soul from going down to the pit. For this reason you live to see the light. What light? You experience light in your health; light in your sphere of activities; light in your household. That means, your case is different; you are exempted from misfortunes.

The Psalmist wrote, 'Though a thousand fall at your side, though ten thousand are dying around you, these evils will not touch you' (Psalm 91:7 NLT). Are you rehearsing the same? What are you saying? Reflect on this question and give full attention to declaring the Word because your declarations will surely locate you.

Scripture Reading - Psalm 27:1; Isaiah 26:3; Psalm 91:1-2; John 17:15.

Exuberant Declaration: The Lord is my light, my shield and my salvation; therefore I fear no evil. I will not fear the terror of night nor the arrow that flies by day nor the pestilence that stalks in the darkness nor the plague that destroys at midday. A thousand may fall at my side and ten thousand at my right hand, but it will not come near me. I have and enjoy divine protection because I function in the higher chambers of heavenly realms in Christ, heavily surrounded by innumerable company of angels. Blessed be God forever, by whose grace and power I prevail and triumph. Hallelujah!

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