"The power and permanence of the Prophetic Blessing has been clearly charted over the centuries in Scripture. ... This transforming supernatural blessing, when spoken by spiritual authority, has the power to sculpt your future! And as you'll discover from Pastor John Hagee ... , the words of this blessing carry the power to revolutionize your life--and the lives of your children and grandchildren--for today, tomorrow, and forever, so that you may all experience spiritual, physical, emotional, and relational prosperity"--Flap p. 1 of dust jacket.
There are times when each of us struggle with the words to express our deepest prayers. With his signature style, Swindoll combines a prayer specific to each daily devotional and gently pastors readers through the issues life brings their way. This remarkably accessible study explores such themes as injustice, grace, gratitude, grief, guilt and much more.
INTRODUCTION''As for me, I call to God, and the LORD saves me. Evening, morning and noon, I cry out in distress, and He hears my voice. He rescues me unharmed from the battle waged against me, even though many oppose me.'' Psalm 55:16-18.Praying prophetically by the power of declarations is the best way to take charge of your day, week, month and the year. Every great man has a secret and that secret is called the key. The key is a very small instrument with extraordinary power and influence, the one who has the key to the car controls the speed of the car. The key to your blessing is your mouth. The word of God once declared in faith can frame your world and it becomes a world of power, wealth, favor and success. There is a lot of power in your tongue. Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and those who love it will eat its fruit (Proverbs 18:21). The miracles are in your mouth; so, declare God's word consistently and on daily basis too. Praying prophetically by the power of declaration, in the morning, afternoon and night is a top secret to win the battles of each day and accomplished your vision, mission, goals, and assignments for the day and the week. Prophetic declarations are bold and clear. They are not suggestions neither are they confessions. Kings are those who make decrees and declarations because they rule. You are a king (Revelations 5:10). So declare and release the power for the miraculous in your life, every morning, afternoon and evening before you sleep and you will have ceaseless victory, breakthroughs, and blessing on a daily basis. "Where the word of a king is, there is power: and who may say unto him, what doest thou?" Ecclesiastes 8:4 Shout it loud, prophesy it, announce it, demand it, decree it, declare it, because you are a king, and the Almighty God will back you up! Now, you have an instrument in your hands to live with, you have no excuse for a failure again. I know some lives issues will not yield to pampering nor bother about secret weeping; rather they listen to heartfelt prayer with an open declaration. The prophetic declaration prayers in this book, have been divided into three segments on daily basis; morning, afternoon and night for your daily victories and breakthroughs. This is a must book for every believer. Get your copy now! This is your season of victory and favor, in Jesus powerful name! Amen!! Please note that for these prayers to work for you, the following procedures have to be put in place: You must be genuinely born again.You must walk in Holiness.Be an exemplary believer in love, word, action, and conversation as well as in purity (1Tim 4:12).Do not defile your body. For, it is the temple of God.You must be a faithful tither and cheerful giver. Remain blessed, in Jesus Name. Amen!
Words have power in matters of life and death. The spoken blessing is a life-giving source of hope from one who has it, to one who doesn’t. the most qualified people to bless and encourage are those who themselves have been encouraged by God. The Lord’s mercies are new every morning, and each day we have a choice. We can use our words to criticize what is or use them to build what might be! In blessing, we have the choice to focus on the positive, not on the negative. When we give a blessing to someone they receive value, acceptance, hope and the treasure of the gift of blessing which can turn into a life-changing moment. The spoken blessing allows you to see the goodness in everyone, which makes weaknesses seem small and making other’s joy your own, then wanting to help lessen the load and soften the sorrows of others. This book is about learning to be aware that the spoken blessing has an immediate effect but also a long-lasting support in that person’s future and it only costs a little of your time and you benefit as well. Blessing someone doesn’t have to be a certain prescribed set of words, although it is a good starting place. Being a blessing comes in our relationships with others, in our actions of kindness, our actions of compassion, our actions of faithfulness, and our actions of joy, with those around us. Being a blessing is designed to be a vehicle for the Spirit of God to change every environment you walk into. You never can tell what type of influence you may make on another’s life by your actions or lack of action. Consider this fact in your journey thru life. The whisper of the Father’s heart is to embrace people with the Father’s love. When you speak blessings on those who need a blessing, the Father’s love flows from His heart through you to them. The spoken blessing has a way of bringing joy and creates belonging in a community where one is accepted, noticed and valued. Our words have great influence in the lives of those around us, and spoken blessings can bring hope, encouragement, and direction to our families, friends, and others. Many people are experiencing deepening relationships and spiritual encouragement as they discover the power of spoken blessings. It is one thing to be convinced that blessing is powerful, and quite another to know how to put it into practice. In this readable and practical book, Ms. Villalpando observes the heart of the Father through blessing in self-giving, genuine love, and shows how you can easily offer healing and life to those around you; including to your family, friends, neighbors and even strangers. Ms. Villalpando’s hope is that this book would help you begin to be a blessing to others in practical ways and to stir your creative juices to find ways of your own to bless others.
You were created to be God’s agent of blessing to your children Blessing is a custom established by God and is meant to function in every family. In fact, there are seven critical times in each of our lives when God wants to give us a powerful message of identity and destiny. In The Power of a Parent’s Blessing Craig Hill explains each of these times, answering key questions such as: · What is the key identity question to be answered in your child’s heart? · When is the appropriate time to bless? · What are potential consequences of not blessing? · What is the role of each parent in blessing at this specific time? · What are practical tools to use in blessing? It is never to late to start your children on the road to fulfilling their destinies. Whether you are a parent, grandparent, or step-parent, these powerful blessings will help the children in your life to prosper.
"When you bless," says Peter Lord, "dramatic, miraculous changes take place." In Bless and Be Blessed, this author and pastor shares how we often neglect to bless others until after death. But it is much more useful to give a good or well-meaning word to our loved ones while they are still alive. Coworkers, children, spouses, and friends all need uplifting messages when they can hear, receive, and be transformed by them. With wisdom, personal anecdotes, and hands-on exercises, Lord teaches readers everything they need to know to deliver powerful words with life-changing impact today. He discusses the scriptural basis for blessing others, describes how readers can receive their own blessing from God, and teaches them to weave the practice of blessing into their everyday lives.
Discover for yourself: It really IS more blessed to give than to receive! The Power of Blessing is more than an encouragement to bless. It shows you many ways you can be a blessing to those around you. Blessings are not just about materialism, blessings are more about a lifestyle that changes environments and conditions among families, churches, communities, and even small businesses and large corporations. Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult, but with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing (1 Peter 3:9 NIV). The Power of Blessing: • Presents practical applications about how to bless others and receiving blessings. • Teaches the difference between truth and fact. • Shares humorous and inspirational testimonies. • Reveals the importance of speaking God’s intentions as to how things should be. • Breaks generational curses by learning how to bless. Your heavenly Father is the redemptive God who delights in bringing things back into His divine order. Through learning how to bless, you can participate in this redemptive process. By actively living a lifestyle of blessing, you will see changes in the hearts of those you bless—as well as in yourself!
Here is a new appreciation of the Old Testament, by outstanding Biblical scholars, for those who want to be informed about the most recent and creative thinking on the crucial problems and debates in Biblical study. As the distinguished European and American contributors explore the central current issues of Old Testament scholarship, they uncover a timeless message in Israel's prophetic voice and interpret its meaning for our times.
"The great virtue of Koch's work is his attempt to describe the world-view presupposed by the prophets as they evaluated their societies and formulated their messages. In this respect his treatment is a valuable contribution to our understanding."--Thomas W. OverholtCatholic Biblical Quarterly