As I pondered what The LORD was impressing me so deeply, regarding the urgent need to, don’t let go; pray without ceasing; and somehow send the understanding of just how late the hour is; I could hear my Nana’s voice speaking to me one of her favorite sayings, “It is time to take the bull by the horns”.
I laughed out loud, as I think heard my wonderful heavenly Father say, “That is correct. Remember, Satan is just a bully. So just do it!”
We must ‘take the bull by the horns’!
According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, this simply means by Definition:
to deal with a difficult situation in a very direct or confident way.
Example: ‘She decided to take the bull by the horns and try to solve the problem without any further delay.’
So, no more asking The LORD what to do, when He has clearly given us Authority and Power to Declare His Word and Decree a thing — and it shall be established!
I find myself sequentially speaking about the power of our words and the creative power of the tongue . Our words carry the power of life or death.
So today I knew I must speak clearly about how we must nurture our spirit through The Word of God, in this tipping-point time for The Nations.
I hear The LORD say, “The word that you think you know, often will interrupt The Word that you need to know.
When you don’t think before you speak, or don’t seek My Heart, the enemy can gain a place to trap you with your own words.
Your Prayers of Thanksgiving and Gratitude, and your praises, fill my nostrils like a beautiful fragrance and I always inhabit your praises, but I receive your gratitude and thoughts.
The only thing that is holding My People back is the dominant trend of their thoughts.
What you think, you begin to speak, it is time to take control of your thoughts, as My Word says in 2 Corinthians 2, to take every thought captive, to obey Christ.
When the “strongholds” in your heart are destroyed, then you have been made ready to take up the weapons of Love, Grace, Patience, and Kindness, that will melt the hardest of hearts.
When you meditate on My Word, and allow My Word to dominate your thinking, you will speak Truth,” says The LORD God.
This excerpt from “Think Twice Before You Speak Once” should pave the way here for what The LORD is reiterating to us again, morning by morning, to be careful with our words and choose them wisely.
Let Wisdom lead the way, and take seriously that The Word tells us about foolishness.
” The LORD said, “You have hidden the Truth of My Word in your heart, that speaks about Faith and ‘Only Believe’, along with The Blood, and your healing that was purchased at the Cross, and the truth that you must ask Me to show you your heart.
So, I AM hearing the words of your mouth, contradict The Truth of My Word.
As you receive more understanding about the heart, it is now time to think before you speak, for your words of pain and confessions of “I can’t do that because…” are cancelling your Faith-filled confessions of Healing, and filling your heart with hopelessness, that is cancelling your Faith.
Remember, I watch over My Word to perform it,” says The Father.
“You are spending time guarding your heart before you Pray, but you must change what you say. You are allowing your feelings to override your Faith.”
“Let your heart be filled with The Spirit of Repentance, and begin to tame your tongue to speak Truth and not perversion. You much think twice before you speak. My Word declares in Exodus 23:25-26, I will take sickness away from thee. “
“Speaking rashly, is like a piercing Sword, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. (Proverbs 12:18)
So I admonish you to use Wisdom and remember My Promises are life to all who find them and health to all their flesh,” says The Healer.
“You are being filled to overflowing with kindness to melt the hardest of hearts. Know that I AM send beauty for ashes, and creating a peaceful picture of how to enter into My Rest, for those who have been completely stressed,” says The Bridegroom. ”
We truly are the Remnant Bride called to speak the word from a pure heart. We are heralding the message of LOVE to bring order out of chaos.
The LORD spoke to me long ago and I repeat it here, “Declaration Prayer brings prayer meetings to a place of breakthrough!”
So, beloved, know that the whole message of The Gospel is one of Reconciliation.
I Declare, breakthrough is here! The Breaker Anointing is resting on our words.
I invite you to speak these words of Declaration and Decree with me. I believe this is the most urgent thing needed at this juncture in the nations. That we, mighty Warriors of The LORD, unite and speak The Word with Power and watch The LORD perform it.
When we decree a thing, it is established. When we declare it, we are speaking into existence that which was accomplished at the Cross. It is being established on earth as it is in heaven.
LORD, I Decree that the office of the President of the United States, and the office of every leader in every nation, will be returned to a place of honor and respect.
I Decree that we will pray daily for those in authority over us, and I Declare there shall be peace on earth as it is in heaven.
I Decree that this generation and all generations abiding on earth, will come to understand honor, and that we are to honor the position you have given those in authority.
LORD, these are some things that I CHOOSE TODAY.
I choose to honor my father and mother that things may go well with me and that I might have long life.
I Repent for those in my family line who relied upon the natural wisdom of man and rejected the Spirit of God. (1 Corinthians 2;15)
I choose to prefer others above myself. I choose to honor you by honoring those whom you have called. I humbly ask you to make me a vessel of honor, set apart for your use.
I choose to pause and think upon your Name when I pray, ‘My father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name’. I choose to recognize your holiness, majesty and glory.
I choose to lay hold of your goodness, I grasp hold of the one thing I know. There is none like you.
I choose to wear LOVE as my all-purpose garment.
I CHALLENGE YOU to remember if He possesses all that you have, then you will possess all that He has.
I challenge you to be fueled by God’s energy. I charge you to go out into the World uncorrupted like a breath of fresh air into your place of influence.
I charge you to AWAKEN fully daily, as you walk and talk, be GOD conscious. You are His ambassador on this earth. Walk in love, Speak life, Love unconditionally, and DECLARE VICTORY.
I challenge you to stop being moved by what you see, speak those things that are not are though they are. Decree change of mind, heart and actions that are flowing out of evil works of the enemy.
I Decree it is the dawning of a new day. Old things have passed away. All things have become new.
I Decree that those going in circles, going around the same mountain, to stop and speak to the mountain standing in the way, MOVE!
I bind up the spirit of DECEPTION that has infiltrated the minds of men, and I loose the TRUTH to go forth in power and set the captives free.
I Decree and declare that no weapon formed against the United States of America shall prosper. (Isaiah 54:17)
I Decree and declare that no weapon formed against the nations shall prosper and that those nations that have been infiltrated by evil government shall come to the light and receive truth that will set the free.
I Decree and declare the Leaders in the Body of Christ whose hearts are not sincere and offerings are polluted will repent and turn to God.
I Decree and declare those who refuse to repent will find that their blessings are turned into curses.
I Decree and declare the true WORD OF GOD is in the mouth of His Servants and no dishonor, dishonesty or deception is found in them.
I Declare they will walk with God and release His Peace and turn many away from sin.
I Decree that all divination and witchcraft is bound and rendered helpless from this moment on and that the divine revelation of God, and the fear of The LORD will be released to destroy the works of darkness.
I Decree to those who are struggling with indecision that your answer is right in front of you but you have been blinded by a spirit of fear.
I Decree that the Love of God is opening your eyes to see He is the Way, and the power of God is setting you free from fear and unbelief.
I Decree that those in places of authority who are being ruled and driven by the love of money will come to the knowledge of the truth and come to repentance.
I Decree that turnaround time is here for corruption to be destroyed and manipulation to be brought to the light.
I Decree that the spirit of Pride of man will be humbled and his arrogance will be brought low.
I Decree that The LORD alone will be exalted.
I Declare that He will never let the RIGHTEOUS be shaken.
I Decree that my God will bring those who battle against me down to the Pit of Destruction.
I Decree and declare that you are my safe place, my shelter is in you, O God.
I Decree that The LORD instructs me in the night watches.
I Declare and bring to remembrance, His Voice shook the Earth before, but now He has PROMISED, “Yet once more I will shake not only the Earth, but also the Heavens!”
I Declare that those things that cannot be shaken shall remain.
For our God/ Elohim is a CONSUMING FIRE!
I Decree and declare that a cleansing and spirit of unity shall come forth all across the land as what we decree is established.
In the Name of King Jesus Christ, empowered and led of the Holy Spirit of God,
I Decree the dispatching of Angelic troops, throughout this land and in the spirit realm, to surround, deliver and carry out these decrees.
I Decree that the scales of justice are at the very tipping point and justice shall be done quickly.
I Decree that the enemy, the principalities and powers, have no authority to act against these decrees of our King, The LORD God Almighty.
I Declare that the actions of the enemy will be of no effect to God’s chosen ones, but will be turned back on themselves for destruction.
I praise the Name of The LORD for you are True, Faithful, and Just to perform your word and we give thanks for your goodness and mercy that never fail.
All of this is prayed in The Mighty Name of Jesus.
We must ‘take the bull by the horns’ as my grandmother used to say. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary that simply means by Definition:
To deal with a difficult situation in a very direct or confident way. i.e. She decided to take the bull by the horns and try to solve the problem without any further delay.
So No more asking The LORD what to do when He has clearly given us authority and power to Declare His Word and Decree a thing — and it shall be Established!
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.