KINGDOM IDENTITY...The Power of Decree
"Words kill, words give life; they're either poison or fruit--you choose." (Proverbs 18:21 The Message) One of the most powerful realities of living in kingdom identity is our speech. Kingdom people make a choice to allow their words to bring life to people and situations. Like Jesus, they have been trained by Holy Spirit to watch the words of their mouth. They know and understand the power of their 'tongue' and and have received God's grace to temper their words.
Not only have they set a watch over their mouth, but Kingdom people have taken it a step further and are making a conscious effort to release life wherever they go. "You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you; and the light (of God's favor) will shine upon your ways." (Job 22:28 The Amplified Bible)
To live in the reality of your Kingdom identity is to understand you are partnering with the Bridegroom King to bring justice to the earth. Part of the partnering includes knowing the heart of Father God, and releasing it into the earth with your decrees.
Let me give you an example. Several years ago I had a vision in which the Lord 'flew' me to the top of a mountain and asked me what I saw. Looking down, I saw women bound in chains, being abused. He turned to me and said, "What are we going to do about it?" As I was pondering that question, I suddenly began to feel His heart for these women and His desire to see them set free. I then knew what to do. I began to decree His heart over these women, and command the enemy to let them go. I felt the power of the Word going forth. I saw the chains fall off, and the women began to run and dance joyfully, full of life and joy. I looked at the Lord and He smiled, took my hand, and off we went to another mountain. My vision ended, yet I knew somewhere in the world that had actually happened, and it caused me to understand the power of a decree.
A decree is a command; an authoritative order having the force of Almighty God behind it. When you know the heart of God and His timing and purpose for an event, then all of heaven will back you up with that decree. As Kingdom people advancing His purpose, to decree is a very important part of our identity. A God-given decree will change the atmosphere and set things in motion to line up with the purpose and plan of God.