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; “metron” is a sphere of influence.
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.)
The focus I believe I have been given is to help us bring our focus onto matters in our metron that we can impact. The things we can’t touch with our involvement and influence, we can touch with 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
The Kid’s Version was written by Brian and Hannah Sherman who are children’s pastors at Grace International Church Willis,TX.
Use these for prayer points—
D L Moody — “Next to the wonder of seeing my Savior will be, I think, the wonder that I made so little use of the power of prayer.”
1. I DECLARE THAT THE UNCONVENTIONAL THOUGHTS AND WAYS OF GOD WILL REQUIRE US TO THINK AND MOVE WITH GOD.
Kid’s version: We will think outside of the box with God.
“Thy people shall be willing in the day of thy power….” (Ps. 110:3 KJV)
His power is unconventional — what adjustments must we make in our thinking, our willingness? What might we refuse to embrace?
Cf. “Are u for us or against us?” (Josh.5:13)
Are u going to fall in with our strategy and methods?
Are you going to comply with our expectations?
Are things going to go down within the framework of our limited conceptions?
Isa.55:8-9, Msg — “I don’t think the way you think. The way you work isn’t the way I work.” “For as the sky soars high above earth, so the way I work surpasses the way you work, and the way I think is beyond the way you think.”
CONVENTIONAL: At the Red Sea Israel is thinking: boats, rafts, conoes, bridges, ships
UNCONVENTIONAL: Yahweh is thinking: split sea, cross on dry ground, mud no problem, Pharaoh no problem
Holy Father, profoundly invade lives even as You profoundly invaded earth thru the birth and ministry of Jesus
Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and Acts are full of the unconventional
cf. Smith Wigglesworth laid hands on Lester Summrall- saw him flying thru air to minister in many nations. That was before commercial air travel which began years later.
Conventional is not getting it done – where is the fruit? What is the fruit?
An unconventional Kingdom will not be advanced by conventional methods and acts.
Must quit letting our minds and emotions slide down the greasy rail of “conventional”
God is able to do the undoable, change the unchangeable and provide the impossible. BUT He has not done it through conventional means.
The conventional of heaven is unconventional when it comes into the earth.
We are in an era of history when nothing less than the unconventional of heaven is required in the earth.
We must lift up our heads from where we are and look to where there is transforming power and radical/unconventional answers that change individuals and grip them with an insatiable vision and commitment for the Kingdom of Heaven to be moved into the earth…. and nothing less. Pray it and declare it into the earth.
2. I DECLARE THAT We will again be picking up old prayers that we have laid down.
Kid’s version: We won’t give up; God’s gonna do it.
1Thess.5:17 – “Pray without ceasing” (“constantly recurring”)
1 Peter 3:12 – “For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous and his ears are attentive to their prayer”
Praying without ceasing means “constantly recurring”, not giving up on prayer.
Pray once again for family members you haven’t prayed for in long time.
3. I DECLARE THAT WE WILL Fill the atmosphere instead of waiting for it to be filled.
Kid’s version: It’s our turn to shout.
Speak, prophesy, declare, decree even though those things may seem out of place, even impossible in the face of contradiction. Speak the known will of God-speak what God says in His Word.
Counter the noise of criticism, accusation, bondage and death.
No matter where we are, no matter who is there
Isa.55:11, Amp – “So will My word be which goes out of My mouth; It will not return to Me void (useless, without result), Without accomplishing what I desire, And without succeeding in the matter for which I sent it.”
The only word that can accomplish anything is the word that is sent out.
4. I DECLARE THAT Kingdom dimensions will be added to relationships
Kid’s version: We will love harder, better, faster, stronger.
Dimensions of commitment, trust, serving one another.
We will have to expect it, work on it, make commitments.
Gal.6:10, NKJV – “Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all, especially to those who are of the household of faith.”
Rom.12:10, TPT – “Be devoted to tenderly loving your fellow believers as members of one family. Try to outdo yourselves in respect and honor of one another.”
5. Subterranean Goliaths will fall
Kid’s version: The secret enemies of God will self-destruct.
There are ancient orders in North America, Europe and the Middle East who are not loyal to king or country. They are not for liberals nor conservatives. They serve only themselves/agenda.
In 2020 they shall fall victim to spirits of treachery working among them.
Treachery and suspicion shall run rampant through their ranks and their designs and agendas. They shall be thrown into a tailspin.
Very large treasure troves that they are heavily dependent upon shall begin to disappear. That spirit of self-serving shall turn back in upon itself like a cancer.
Matt.10:26, TLB – “But don’t be afraid of those who threaten you. For the time is coming when the truth will be revealed: their secret plots will become public information.”
6. I DECLARE THAT Just as Yahweh put A wall of cloud between Israel AND THE Egyptians AND it was light to Israel but dark to Egyptians, even so Yahweh will give sight to people who ARE longing for righteousness in our nation.
Kid’s version: God will highlight the path to good.
Ex.14:19-20, Msg – ”The angel of God that had been leading the camp of Israel now shifted and got behind them. And the Pillar of Cloud that had been in front also shifted to the rear. The Cloud was now between the camp of Egypt and the camp of Israel. The Cloud enshrouded one camp in darkness and flooded the other with light. The two camps didn’t come near each other all night.”
They will see principles and ways and means of God they have not seen before. They will see answers, solutions, facilitation and strategies shall then become obvious to them. They shall then be able to see the people they are to embrace and the people they are to break ties with in order to walk out and legislate redemptive strategies.
At the same time, sight will dim and become unfocused to those of an Egyptian, enslaving, righteousness-opposing mindset.
7. I declare that the polarizing of morals, values, politics and religion will pick up a pace unprecedented heretofore.
Kid’s version: We will know right away what’s truth and what’s fake.
There will be people jolted awake to see the vast gulf between righteousness and unrighteousness in thought, politics, morals and philosophy. cf. Hollywood
There will be a joining of hands with Israel at levels that will expose “snakes” in the Middle East, Europe and the U.S. like Moses and Aaron exposed and decisively overcame the snakes in Pharaoh’s court.
Ex.7:11-12, Amp – “Then Pharaoh called for the wise men [skilled in magic and omens] and the sorcerers [skilled in witchcraft], and they also, these magicians (soothsayer-priests) of Egypt, did the same with their secret arts and enchantments. 12 For every man threw down his staff and they turned into serpents; but Aaron’s staff swallowed up their staffs.”
Kathy – “A cunning, fleshly/natural view or expression, which appeals to the natural senses and undermines truth; potential to undermine or influence or destroy; a snake is an exposed threat against purpose and destiny.”
There are young adults in Dubai and Iraq who Yahweh is calling and preserving in a remnant. Their knowledge of Jesus and their faith in Him shall reach a point over the course of the next 14 months that will build and roll like a snowball effect. They are finding that Yeshua comes riding on the wings of the wind. Their insatiable appetites for the King and His Kingdom are keeping them busy on the internet looking for confirmation of what they are experiencing in their responses to Yeshua as He comes to them in dreams, visions and prophecy.
8. I DECLARE THAT God is going to touch people’s hearts where his sons/daughters are concerned.
Kid’s version: God will help people begin to see us like He sees us.
Ps.90:17, TPT – ”O Lord our God, let your sweet beauty rest upon us and give us favor. Come work with us, and then our works will endure, and give us success in all we do.”
He will touch the hearts of known and unknown people to get us positioned to release what he has put in us. You don’t have to have the complete Bible memorized or be a theological expert. Father will touch people’s hearts to get to us what He wants to put in our hands to fulfill our purpose in our generation. He will cause your name to be brought up in conversations, your phone number, email; they will notice you on social media. He will cause your face to come before them at an unlikely time, even in a dream.
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 Yahweh 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
Here is the link to the YouTube video from Grace Willis,TX 12-29-19: