Job 22: 28

You will also decree a thing and it will be established for you; and light will shine on your ways.

In a previous devotional we unveiled that there are spiritual laws influencing us and the world around us just as there are physical laws. The first of these spiritual laws is the law of sowing and reaping. It says, “As you sow, so shall you reap.” Upon this law all the others depend.

Today’s verse is on Spiritual Law number two – you will have what you say. People chaff against this and even though most of us, in our hearts, know it is true we still resist its truth. I am not sure why we do this unless it is just that we do not want to be responsible for our results or do not want to be responsible for our words. None the less, the reality of our lives five years from now is being constructed by the words we speak today. 

This verse from the book of Job is an application verse of Spiritual Law Two. Once we know the second law, we can use it in order to establish that which we need and want. You can proactively speak and proclaim and it will be established for you. Must I say that you must believe this passage in order for it to work for you? Any time you spout any sort of unbelief, or try to get God’s laws to work for you mechanically rather than spiritually, you will fail. Speaking unbelief undermines everything faith attempts to accomplish. Mechanically spitting out some formula for Biblical success is anything but Biblical. We are called believers and everything we do is to be according to faith and belief. If, however, you believe what you say, then it shall be done for you.

So, here is the real crux of today’s selected verse. Every day we should arise and begin declaring. Recently, I wrote to you about proclaiming Jesus as Lord every single day. We have the promises of God. There is a whole book of them which I endeavor to ship to your inbox one by one. We can take those promises and speak them over our lives every day. We should declare by the grace of God and name of Jesus that we are the beloved and the redeemed of God. You are today an heir to the Kingdom of God and all that it encompasses. I proclaim in Jesus’ name that you are forgiven, sanctified, holy, precious, and glorified. Now, you start proclaiming these things over your life. Decree that your children are saved and serving God. You don’t have to declare it in their faces. You can articulate all your decrees in the shower. Whatever you decree in the name of Jesus, believing, will be established for you.

One last note, if you declare that you are getting old and your body is falling apart, get ready to spend your time in the doctor’s office. If you say you are crazy or losing your mind, you are right. Let this revelation penetrate to the very core of your being – WHATEVER YOU SAY, YOU WILL HAVE. Now start making glorious decrees!


Matthew 5: 18

For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.

When God created this ream in which we live, He created certain physical and spiritual laws. These laws operate independently of our will or actions. The most obvious example of this is the law of gravity. Gravity operates whether or not you believe in it or whether or not you intend to trigger it. We have come to accept this law though. If I release the pen in my hand right now, I am convinced that it will fall to the desk, perhaps even to the floor. Now, whether or not I can explain the law of gravity, I understand its impact on the pen and I can, with a pretty high level of accuracy, predict the course of the pen. All of the laws of physics work in the same way. The results of their application are predictable.

Allow me to give you an example. There is a shot tower in Virginia. It is called a shot tower because early settlers used the seventy-five foot tall tower to manufacture lead shot for guns. Molten lead was dropped 150 feet from the top of the tower. During the decent, physical laws operated on the melted lead so that when it reached its terminus it was spherical and partially cooled. The shot would fall into a pool of water which would complete the cooling process. The result was smooth, round shot.

I doubt that the shot manufacturers could explain all of the physical laws which operated upon the molten lead which caused it to form the perfect shot needed for the firearms of the day. Even if the owner of the patent could offer even a portion of a scientific explanation I am sure that the people dropping the shot could not. None the less, the shot ended up being just as round and just as smooth for the most ignorant of the operators as it was for the most informed. Why? The physical laws work equally for all of us whether or not we can explain their properties. The operators understood that if they dropped their shot from the top of the tower that when it was fished out of the pool it would be smooth and round. They did not need to understand gravity, atmospheric pressure, acceleration, the impact of humidity, or any other physical laws which impacted the shot in order to predict the outcome and to make perfect shot.

Now then, there are also spiritual laws that underpin this sphere, this realm in which we live. They operate the same for everyone and with the same predictability. Unfortunately, most of us do not know these spiritual laws so we can neither predict them nor use them to our benefit. We often think things just happen but in truth there is cause and effect. The more we understand the laws which are in operation all around us, the more we can determine our destinies instead of being reeds blowing in the wind. Let us look at the most prominent of all spiritual laws tomorrow.