Prophesy to the Breath
Last week we addressed a dream that instructed “the apostolic Ekklesia” to make “decrees”. This was to be done for the purpose of closing doors to demonic activity, and opening doors of awakening. Though I defined Ekklesia somewhat when unpacking the dream, yesterday I gave a more complete teaching on this all-important subject. Today I’m beginning a short series, adding to my previous comments on why we decree. This is not a new spiritual activity - it was mentioned in the first chapter of Genesis!
Most Christians have no idea of the power of God‘s Words. The sword of the Spirit (Ephesians 6:17) - the spoken Word - is our most powerful spiritual weapon. For it to be the weapon of choice for Jesus Himself when resisting satan, should be all the proof we need that it is the number one way to deal with the devil. Not only is God’s Word a weapon, however, it also does much more.
The Scriptures refer to God‘s words as “seeds.” The root Greek word is speiro (Strongs 4687); another form of the word is sperma (Strongs 4690). As you can hear in these words, we do, indeed, get the English words “sperm” and “spore” from those Greek words. Holy Spirit used them in order to communicate that His Words have creative life in them. Just as physical seeds do, they reproduce life; they multiply. First Peter 1:23 references this, telling us we were born again by the power of the “incorruptible seed” (Greek: spora [Strongs 4701]), the Word of God. The parable of the sower (Matthew 13, Mark 4, Luke 8) also refers to God’s Word as seeds, possessing the power to reproduce and multiply fruit.
Job 6:25 reads, “How forcible are right words!” (KJV). Right words would obviously include the Scriptures. “Forcible” is the word marats which also means “to press.” As the signet ring of a king presses a document with his seal, our spoken agreement with God acknowledges submission to Him, releases our faith, and seals or settles a matter. Speaking God’s words seals our salvation, the promises of God, our destinies, and many other things.
Ecclesiastes 12:11 tells us, “The words of the wise are as goads, and as nails fastened by the masters of assemblies” (KJV). Our words, when agreeing with God’s, act as nails, constructing lives, circumstances, events, etc. in the spiritual realm. Just as a nail is used to keep a board “in place” and to build structures, words are used to keep God‘s promises in place, allowing them to build and construct things in the spiritual realm. Hebrews 1:3 says all of creation is held together by the power of His words!
Jeremiah 23:29 says God’s Word is also like a fire that consumes and a hammer that breaks rocks. Declaring His Word against the plans, strategies, and powers of darkness causes them to be consumed and destroyed. There is no more powerful weapon against the enemy than releasing the Word of God from our lips. As a hammer, it breaks and crushes. Luke 1:37 says it is filled with explosive power (Greek: dunamis from which we get the word dynamite). No wall, not even a mountain, can stand against the power of God‘s explosive, crushing words. Speak them!
Psalm 107:20 tells us we are healed by His Words, also. The most effective way to release your faith for the healing of your body is to speak God‘s Word over it. His Words, filled with life, will go into your body and begin rejuvenating and restoring. The Word of God is never ineffective - it will always produce. When we speak it into situations, we are sowing God-seeds, which enables Him to bring forth life!
In the dream from last week, we were told to open a door, behind which was the wind/breath of Holy Spirit, through our apostolic decrees. This is biblical! Ezekiel and the Valley of Dry Bones is an example of God’s life being released through words spoken by a person. “Speak to the bones!” God first said to the prophet (see Ezekiel 37).
Can you imagine what Ezekiel must have thought? Speak to them? God, if You want something said to skeletons, why don’t You just do it? But Ezekiel obeyed and said, “O dry bones, hear the Word of the Lord.” And they did! Bone came to bone, flesh came on them.
There was no life in the bones, however, and Ezekiel’s next assignment must have startled him more than being told to prophesy to the bones. The Lord said, “Prophesy to the breath.” Later in the passage we’re told that the breath he was prophesying to was Holy Spirit. God didn’t say to Ezekiel, “Prophesy by Holy Spirit,” nor did He say, “Prophesy for Holy Spirit.” God said, “I want you to prophesy to Holy Spirit. Ezekiel obeyed and the Spirit of God performed what a man prophesied/decreed. Incredible!
Did the prophet actually give a “command” to Holy Spirit? Is Holy Spirit now to follow the dictates of humans? Of course not. Ezekiel wasn’t commanding God; He was commanding for God. As has been God’s plan and heart from Creation, He was partnering with a human. “I’m going to allow you to make the declaration for Holy Spirit to release the wind, Ezekiel. He’ll wait for your decree” Amazing! In that situation, God chose to work through the prophetic declaration of a human being. Sometimes we must ask, petition, or appeal to Him - He is in charge, after all! - in other situations, He needs or wants us to be His voice, releasing His words and will.
In the dream we discussed last week, God instructed us to release apostolic decrees in order to close and open doors. We are to close doors that have been opened to demonic activity in America, and open the door of awakening and transformation. Let’s do so now, using the following decrees:
Release these decrees with me:
We decree that satan’s ability to devour and destroy America will no longer be successful. We speak to his door of access and command it to close! We declare our faith in the mercy and blood of Jesus - that God has heard the repentance offered up by millions of believers on behalf of America’s sins and is healing our land. We decree that people in government and business will no longer feed our nation to the dragon through sins, compromise, and unholy alliances. We decree that their evil will be exposed, their funds will dry up, and their influence will end. We close the door to their control.
We decree that the evil pictured by Nero - violence, lust for power, tyranny, murder, persecution of the church, insane laws and edicts - will no longer rule America. We close the door to the spiritual powers causing this destruction. We close the door to the destruction of our children, our families, our homes, our cities and our nation.
We speak to the door of promise - the door of the awakening and transformation of nations - and command you to open. We call forth revival, refreshing, remodeling and reformation into America and the world. We prophesy to the wind of God: blow on the dry bones of America and the world. Reconnect our scattered bones, breathe life into us, and make us a great army. Salvation, healing, purpose, and destiny are in this wind - we decree its release NOW!
In the mighty name of Jesus!
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