Daily Devotions

2017 Declarations

2017 DECLARATIONS  (Version for kids is at bottom of this page.)

As you are able to agree with and own these declarations (1) you will be built up in your most holy faith (Jude 1:20) and (2) you will have a tool to war with that can defeat the enemy at several points in the coming year.

Each year I pray and ask the Lord for declarations to make  (1)  over people within my sphere of influence, for  (2)  those with whom I have some degree of influence and for  (3)  those who desire to claim them and come into agreement with them in prayer. I am making these declarations to those with whom I have a degree of influence (Paul said, “I stay in my metron (Gk.)”—2Cor.10:13-15).  

These declarations are for (1) prayer points (points that we pray over regularly) and (2) points of agreement (points that we put agreement to in the atmosphere—agreeing with the purposes of God and with one another).  If you desire to be a recipient of and a participant in these declarations, you should  (1)  agree and (2)  pray them through and (3) declare them (cf.Paul in Acts 27-in face of impossibilities and opposing views).  These will come by prayer (and perhaps fasting) and applying ourselves.

Each year individuals, churches and prayer groups join us in prayer and agreement throughout the year over the declarations believing God for His (1)  redemptive intervention in our lives,  (2)  our churches and in  (3)  our nation and for  (4)  enablement for our Lord’s Kingdom purposes.  Each year individuals contact us to tell us about the declarations coming to pass in their lives after they have claimed them and prayed them through the year.

(I received them during seasons of prayer.)



Job 15:17 – What I have seen I will also declare

Ps 9:11- declare among the people His deeds

Isa 42:9- God promises that before new things spring forth, He will declare them

  48:5-6 – God wants His mercies and gracious acts declared before He does them so it may be known that HE is the God of command & what HE commands, comes to pass


2017 — Because He Lives

Our Children’s Ministers at Grace (Brian and Hannah Sherman) wrote the Kid’s Declarations that they are teaching the kids each Sunday.


1. Things you have had to dig your way out of in the pastyou will just step out of this year.  Kid’s Declaration: 1. It will be easy to get unstuck.

“I have declared the former things [which happened to Israel] in times past; They went forth from My mouth and I proclaimed them; Suddenly I acted, and they came to pass.” (Isa.48:3, Amp)



2. You will be reminded of potential in people.
Kid’s Declaration: 2. People are awesome and God will help us see that.

Looking beyond their faults, our eyes will be opened to their potential. We will be enabled to do that by Holy Spirit, by compassion of Christ; that means we will have to lean on Him for that. We will become aware of potential in them that we were not previously aware of. We will speak to that potential, we will have words of wisdom for them, words of release that will propel them into potential.

”Be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.”(Eph.4:2, Living Bible)



3. You will receive foresight at strategic times.
Kid’s Declaration: 3. We can see the future and get ready for it.

It will be like your eyes got opened to things you are going to have to deal with. Some will be specific, some will not be detailed but will be enough knowledge so you can make necessary preparations for coming events. Sometimes you will receive it as a word of wisdom through something someone says to you or something you overhear.

”Foresight will protect you. Understanding will guard you.” (Prov.2:11, GW)



4. You will Live Amazed at intervals throughout 2017.
Kid’s Declaration: 4. We will see how amazing God is.

You will be amazed at the things God is doing by the working of His Spirit in people’s lives and in your own circumstances.

There will be times that it will be like we are a third person looking on while God works in lives and in situations.

”Look among the nations and watch. Be amazed and astonished. I am going to do something in your days that you would not believe even if it were reported to you.” (Hab.1:5, GW)



5. We will begin to anticipate Red Sea interventions.

Kid’s Declaration: 5. We are ready to see God do impossible things.

When we find ourselves in difficult situations, we will begin to call upon the Lord and begin to anticipate Red Sea interventions, feeding the 5,000 interventions. Instead of desperately crying out, “What in the world will we do now?”, we will cry out, “What is God doing that we have never seen before?” What do I need to do so I can participate?

Let’s go through 2017 doing what we can to get doubt out of the way of progress; we will be doubt removers.

”I write this to you whose experience with God is as life-changing as ours, all due to our God’s straight dealing and the intervention of our God and Savior, Jesus Christ.” (2Pe.1:1, Msg)



6.  People are getting back into alignment with Kingdom purpose.
Kid’s Declaration: 6. We are getting back in line.

People who have gotten out of position in the KOG and have become ineffective or nonfunctional will be getting back into complete alignment with their Kingdom purpose.

Whether because of (1) disappointment, (2.) physical or emotional trauma or (3.) the machinations or ignorance of people who interfered at some level. It will not take a long time. They will get back into their legislative seat and will have a marked effect in the Kingdom by the end of 2017. They will not leave anything behind as they get back into position but will bring additional resources and effectiveness to the Body of Christ.

“From the four corners of the earth people are coming to their senses, are running back to God. Long-lost families are falling on their faces before him. God has taken charge; from now on He has the last word.” (Ps.22:27-28, Msg)



7.  Worship will become lifestyle.
Kid’s Declaration: 7. We will live to worship everywhere, everyday.

Worship, living for God and fear of God will become more than just a Sunday, church activity. It will become the lifestyle of families. (Take Communion together) Parents and children will not only attempt worship activity at church, acting righteously at church, fearing God in His presence at church but in the home, in family activities, conversations and celebrations.

“trying to learn [by experience] what is pleasing to the Lord [and letting your lifestyles be examples of what is most acceptable to Him—your behavior expressing gratitude to God for your salvation].” (Eph.5:10, Amp)



(Heb.10:35-36, Amp) “Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.” 

We are praying you discover daily that you are walking more and more in that for which you were born. 


2017 Kids Declarations! (Brian and Hannah Sherman)

1. It will be easy to get unstuck
2. People are awesome and God will help us see that
3. We can see the future and get ready for it
4. We will see how amazing God is
5. We are ready to see God do impossible things
6. We are getting back in line
7. We will live to worship everywhere, everyday



I will not allow any person nor any adverse circumstance to determine the lifespan of the hope God originally put in me.

Jehovah is the God who does the undoable,

changes the unchangeable and 

provides the impossible.




24 The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you;

25 The Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you;

26 The Lord lift up His [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).


May the words of Yahveh be alive in you all through this coming year.
May they resonate in your thoughts so that they counsel you, invigorate you, guide you and fill you with hope.
“When you go, they [the words of your parents’ God] shall lead you; when you sleep, they shall keep you; and when you waken, they shall talk with you.” (Prov.6:22, Amp)


May you be able to maintain your confidence in God and His will for you as you face every trial and discouragement. May our Lord help you endure and accomplish all He has designed for you to walk in. 

“Do not, therefore, fling away your fearless confidence, for it carries a great and glorious compensation of reward. For you have need of steadfast patience and endurance, so that you may perform and fully accomplish the will of God, and thus receive and carry away [and enjoy to the full] what is promised.” (Heb.10:35-36, Amp)

SEEC Ministries website:  seecministries.org


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