Declaration of Confidence in God's Protection
Someone asked us: "How do you protect yourself if you live anywhere in the Middle East or the Balkans, where people are always putting curses on other people?" There are many answers I could give, but here is just one thing that Ruth and I do every night.
Is 54:17 says this: "No weapon formed against you shall prosper, and every tongue which rises against you in judgment you shall condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord and their righteousness is from Me, says the Lord."
The important statement is, "Our righteousness is from the Lord." It is not our own righteousness. The Lord has covered us with a robe of His righteousness. If we were to come against Satan and curses in our own righteousness, we would have nothing to stand on. So every night before we go to sleep, Ruth and I make this declaration. It takes only two or three minutes.
No weapon that is formed against us shall prosper and every tongue which rises against us in judgment we do condemn. This is our heritage as servants of the Lord and our righteousness is from You, O Lord of Hosts. If there are those who have been speaking or praying against us or seeking harm or evil to us or have rejected us, we forgive them and, having forgiven them, we bless them in the name of the Lord. *
Now we declare, O Lord, that You and You alone are our God, and besides You there is no other - a just God and a Savior, the Father, the Son and the Spirit - and we worship You!
We submit ourselves afresh to You tonight in unreserved obedience. Having submitted to You, Lord, we do as Your Word directs. We resist the devil: all his pressures, his attacks, his deceptions, every instrument or agent he would seek to use against us. We do not submit! We resist him, drive him out from us and exclude him from us in the Name of Jesus. Specifically, we reject and repel:
Every Form of Witchcraft
Finally, Lord, we thank You that through the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, we have passed out from under the curse and entered into the blessing of Abraham whom you blessed in all things.**
*See Matt. 5:43, Rom 12:14 **See Gal. 3:13-14, Gen. 24:1
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