When I read the Bible, I like to speak the words out loud, not just in my mind. There is something about speaking and hearing the Word that ignites faith (see Romans 10:17). Speaking the Word also helps us renew our minds and fight off the attacks of the enemy.
There is great blessing in meditating on the Word of God and speaking it out loud. I previously wrote an article on the power of speaking God’s Word, but here I want to give a practical way to apply this principle to our lives.
Biblical Proclamations for Victory
A practical and powerful way to declare the Word over your life is to take Scripture verses and make personal proclamations based on them. Below are examples of a passage of Scripture followed by a personalized declaration based on the passage:
“He has delivered us from the power of darkness and conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.”
Proclamation: I have been delivered from the kingdom of darkness and now belong to the kingdom of God. I am redeemed by the blood of Jesus, and Satan has no hold on my life. Because the blood of Jesus was shed for me, I am completely forgiven of all of my sins.
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you. Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you, but rather rejoice because your names are written in heaven.”
Proclamation: In Christ I have been given authority over every evil spirit, and no demon will harm me. I trample on all of the works of the devil because of the finished work of Jesus. Demons are subject to me in the name of Jesus. I rejoice that my name is written in heaven, that my life belongs to God, and that I am His child.
“And the God of peace will crush Satan under your feet shortly.”
“For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.”
–1 John 3:8
Proclamation: The God of peace crushes Satan under my feet. Jesus came to destroy the works of the devil, and I declare that every work of the evil one is destroyed in my life. Satan is totally defeated, and I am completely victorious in Christ.
“God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.”
Proclamation: I am not subject to the spirit of fear, anxiety, or intimidation. God’s perfect love casts out all fear, and He has filled me with the love and power of the Holy Spirit. My mind is clear, sound, and at peace.
Make a practice of declaring the Word over your life. Biblical proclamations should not be seen as a formula; but in the context of our relationship with God they can be a powerful way of building faith, renewing our minds, and enforcing victory over the devil!