I had a hard time coming up with a title that would not seem weird or scary, yet I really wanted to share part of what my husband and I are doing that is a blessing.
As I shared in an earlier devotional, when we decree a thing from the Word of God, write it down, and seal it in the blood of Jesus, it does not return void (Job. 22:28; Matt. 7:11; Luke11:13; Is. 55:11). Recently Chuck Pierce, a leader in the body of Christ, shared with us a 10-day devotional. The goal of the devotional is to confess any sin that may have left an opening for the enemy of God’s people to attack. I won’t go into a long teaching but the Word is clear, there are consequences to sin. There are things that defile a man, a woman, and/or the land on which we live. An example of the importance of confessing those sins is in Neh. 1:6 & Neh. 9:2. Nehemiah knew that the Israelites needed to confess their sins and the sins of those who came before them in order for God to be free to heal their nation.
We are dealing with some of those issues in this devotional. We are looking to get clean and open the door to blessing on our lives, our families’ lives and on our nation. He who promised is faithful (Heb. 10:23). We have asked Holy Spirit to guide our time of prayer and reveal anything we need to address each day. He has and it has been a powerful time of cleansing.
Today I want to share with you just a few of the scriptures we have read and the decrees to go along with them. You may wish to read them yourself and seek Holy Spirit to bless you as you consider anything in your own life that is blocking the blessings of God. It would likely be best to do this when you can over a six-day period of time.
- Read Philippians 1-4 and confess anxiety, fear, doubt, anger, frustration, guilt, jealousy and envy in our lives. Ask the Lord to remove those past iniquities in our lives.
- Read Ezekiel 16, 36, 37 and 1 Corinthians 10. Ask the Lord to break the power of idolatry in your life. God hates idolatry. You may be surprised to find idolatry is in your life. He may remind you to confess those times you put yourself or things before God. Then worship the Lord, which is always a blessing.
- Read Genesis 4 and Acts 7. The shedding of innocent blood brings a curse on the land, as you will read in Gen. 4. We confessed the sin of shedding of innocent blood in our nation, particularly for every precious little life that has been aborted. Then, Holy Spirit revealed sin by reminding us of things in our lives, YUK!! We had things to confess here that we had not considered in the past. There are people we said we wanted to see dead. Oh, we really didn’t mean it, but we still said it. That had to be confessed. It’s ugly when you see your own sin, but it is a blessing!!
- Read 1 Corinthians 3-7. Confess any and all immorality in your life and the lives of those in your bloodline. We must take this seriously. In our world today too many think that we can do whatever we please. If it feels good, go for it. That is not truth. The enemy loves this for every immoral act opens up a greater legal right for him to infiltrate our nation and our homes. Confess whatever Holy Spirit reveals and ask the Lord to lead you into holiness.
- Read 2 Samuel 21. Saul broke a covenant he made with the Gibeonites. As a result, famine came on the land. Breaking a covenant is serious business. Confess any time you have broken a covenant you made. Consider your marriage covenant if you are married. Have you broken that covenant in word, thought, or in action?
- Read Isaiah 54, Ps. 16 & 23. BREAK FORTH INTO SINGING and WORSHIP. Enlarge your expectation of what God can and will do in your life.
Portions of above taken from Ten Days of Decreeing by Chuck Pierce, Glory of Zion Ministries, Texas
Rev. Patricia Wenzel is the founder and director of a state wide prayer ministry, PRAY New Jersey Inc. since 2002. The ministry is committed to praying for and blessing those serving in authority positions in our state, particularly in government. The ministry is also committed to equipping the saints to pray for those serving in government. The vision and ministry is guided by the Word of God, in particular 1 Tim. 2:1-4 and Is. 61:11. Pat is thankful for the ministry of America’s Keswick. She graduated from Women of Character in July 2008.