He talked about and emphasized the importance of declaring of yourself what God says about you!!! Even if you don't "feel" like it! This teaching really resonated with me. I am learning the power of our words over our life matter so much. Also, one of the things Rob Rufus has been stressing endlessly is how we need to stand up and declare "I AM THE RIGHTEOUSNESS OF GOD, IN CHRIST JESUS!" Especially, right after we have just sinned a big ole' sin. This is how God sees us no matter what. The enemy does not want us to get a hold of this, and be confident and bold in who we are in Christ. But we must not believe his lies or let our negative emotions or guilt grab hold in any way. And especially to not speak negativity, period!!
I recently heard an amazing testimony from a lady at the Healing Rooms meeting I just attended. There was a woman whose son had autism. He would repeat over and over his name and bang his head against the wall. That was about the extent of his verbal skills. So the mom taught him to say, "I love Jesus." He would say this wherever they went. She began to declare things over him and prophecy wholeness over him. She continued to do this for years, all the while he was in a special school for autistic people. One day she brought him home from the school, and the son for the first time just blurted out the most clear concise intelligible sentence out of the blue!! No more repetitive words, he began to operate and function normally after that!! Isn't that amazing! He was totally free from his autism. Her faithfulness and believing God at His word and trusting in the finished work of the cross, brought her son into His true identity and wholeness in Christ! I just love it!
That shared, I just want to include some of the Scriptures that Bobby mentioned last night.
Joel 3:10 - ...."let the weak say, I am strong, a WARRIOR!"
Job 22:28 - "You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light of God's favor shall shine upon your ways."
Mark 11: 21-24 - " And Peter remembered and said to Him, Master, look! The fig tree which you doomed has withered away! And Jesus, replying, said to them, Have faith in God [constantly]. Truly I tell you, whoever says to this mountain, Be lifted up and thrown into the sea! and does not doubt at all in his heart, but believes that what he says will take place, it will be done for him. For this reason I am telling you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe (trust and be confident) that it is granted to you, and you will [get it].
Jeremiah 1:9 - "Then the Lord put forth His hand and touched my mouth, And the Lord said to me, Behold, I have put my words in your mouth."
Proverbs 25:11 - "A word fitly spoke and in due season is like apples of gold in settings of silver."
2 Samuel 23:2 - "The Spirit of the Lord spoke in and by me, and His word was upon my tongue."
It's time to start assigning victory to our lives, our families, our children, our marriages, our work, our finances, our cities, our nations.