BIBLE READING: JEREMIAH 6:19-20; 22:30
“The kings came and fought, then the kings of Canaan fought in Taanach, by the waters of Megiddo; they took no spoils of silver. They fought from the heavens; the stars from their courses fought against Sisera.” Judges 5:19-20 (NKJV).
As the age draws closer to its end, life and living will become more intensified with evil activities in ways that are unprecedented. Thus, you should not just be on the defensive, you must be on the offensive and rise and wage war against satanic activities that may threaten your life, family, business, or other endeavours by deploying the tools of prophetic dominion.
There are two dimensions to prophesy: “Foretelling”- It is predicting the future as depicted by many prophets in the Bible and “Forth telling”- It is taking the will of God that is known to you and speaking it forth into existence. The latter is associated with prophetic dominion where you exercise your authority in Christ.
Let us look at the heavenly bodies and the earth as tools of prophetic dominion. As believers our rulership engages the elements for victory over circumstances. These elements are also supernatural tools for dominion.
•The Sun, Moon and Stars:
The function of these elements go beyond generating light for the day and night. They are broadcasting messengers to the earth. Psalm 19:1-3(KJV): The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament sheweth his handywork. Day unto day uttereth speech, and night unto night sheweth knowledge.There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard. When God wants to speak to the earth, He uses these elements to broadcast. We see this at the birth of Jesus, it was a star that heralded His birth (Matt. 2:1-2). Also, during the death of Jesus, it was the sun that advertised His death (Luke 23:44-47) and likewise, during His second coming, it was predicted that these heavenly bodies will make the predictive announcement (Joel 2:30-31).
These heavenly bodies are also tools for prophetic warfare. They have the capacity to smite the inhabitants of the earth. The sun shall not smite thee by day, nor the moon by night. Psalms 121:6 (KJV). Recall the story of Joshua, when he commanded the sun to stand still(Joshua 10:12-14).
How do you deploy these elements? It is with a spoken word. Make a prophetic decree by faith into them and they will execute your command.
Just as we learnt about the wind being sent on an assignment, the earth is also a tool that can be sent to execute a decree. The heavens and the earth hear you when you issue a decree. Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth: for the LORD hath spoken, I have nourished and brought up children, and they have rebelled against me. Isaiah 1:2 (KJV). With prophetic words you can get the earth activated to do your bidding.
In Jeremiah 22:30, we saw how the earth helped in carrying out judgement by prophetic decree. The earth does bear witness; it does record sentences; and it also executes judgement.
In deploying your authority as a believer, you can command the earth with prophetic words to carry out an assignment and it will execute it. Unfortunately, many unbelievers in connection with demonic altars utilise some of these tools on people in the earth. But this is the time to rise up to your ministry as a believer who has the highest authority in Christ.
As you go into this new year, don’t just be an ordinary Christian, take on your priestly ministry, put on the whole armour of God, exercise your authority and keep occupying until He returns (Luke 19:13).
Oh LORD, the great and only King of the universe, all things were created by You for Your pleasure. Thank You for the privilege of being in charge of the works of Your hands. As I arise to my priestly ministry and decree in Your Name, I know it shall be done because You have subjected everything under Your feet and under Your Name. Thank You Lord.