Cultivating the Presence of The Lord Uninterrupted
Prayers Of Declaration For 2018
At the beginning of 2018, the Lord began showing me that He is taking us all into unfamiliar places. As a result, things would not look the same, operate the same, nor fulfill the passions in our heart to step into His purpose for this season. The Lord did not answer my prayer to come into this place with me with His new fire and new revelation. As a matter of fact, I found things to be very dry and lifeless. I defaulted to an old place, and the new wine of the new thing the Holy Spirit is releasing distanced itself requiring me to move toward it. What does “moving toward it” mean?
I got a picture of myself at a gate wanting to walk through into this new place, but I had to allow Him to take off the many garments that were part of who I was in the last season—areas of my life that would hinder my effectiveness in this new season. I said, “Lord, which ones do I keep and which ones do I discard?” The answer? “Discard them all, and I will refit you in upgrades and new garments necessary for the new day.” Let it all go. Let Him decide what goes with me. That was an easy decision because I hunger and thirst for the new places of His presence. He was waiting for me to move toward Him.
Questions And Answers
Many of my questions before the Lord were function based. How do I do this in this new place? What do I say? What areas do I teach? I found no answers to these questions, and I sensed that I was asking the wrong ones. I began to meditate in His presence and in His goodness. I became quiet and attuned to His slightest sound. God did not answer with an audible voice but the impression I received in my spirit was louder. "Do not be caught up with functions up here. Instead be caught up into My presence and here you will find Me. Here you will hear Me. Hear you will find more than what you are searching for.” Friends, this is the sweet place of 5778…cultivating the presence of the Lord uninterrupted.
Jane Hansen Hoyt said recently, “My desire is that Aglow would tabernacle the presence of God. Everything comes out of that. Develop a sensitivity to His presence and help others to recognize it. Don’t be afraid of silence or waiting. Grow in your sensitivity in how you respond to Him.”
Being in His presence has brought such clarity. The Father has taken me back into the conference transcripts from the Richmond Global Conference this past fall where Aglow was recommissioned and re-mantled for this new time. I have read them, studied them, and it’s like hearing them fresh and new each time I do so.
The how-to-do things were summed up brilliantly by Graham Cooke: "We are a people of intercession who have now become the architects of proclamation. We decree in line with a Higher authority and in alignment with our prophetic destiny as a matter of course because it would not occur to us in these coming days to do anything different or to do anything less.” In other words, let’s shift our prayers from those of supplication to the power of declaration. Declaring what He has spoken to replace the old way of praying operates in agreement with what He is praying for us right now.
Prayers Of Declaration
I began to study the messages from our powerful conference and the prophetic direction that came through Jane, Graham, Chuck Pierce, Barbara Yoder, and Dutch Sheets. Within their messages was an interweaving of the Father’s heart to put into proclamations and decrees. Will you join me in these decrees of truth for Aglow and your personal lives? It is not a magic formula but a powerful release of agreement and alignment with the Father’s heart. We are seeing accelerated moves of the Spirit that are quickly moving us into the fulfillment of His Word.
- We declare we have found favor in Your eyes; show us Your glory.
- We come into alignment and agreement with the mighty women of Aglow, for You have given them decisive voices of authority this year to bring healing, power, and the future to nations, regions, and cities. We stand as one with them.
- We align with Your heart that miracles, signs and wonders are part of our Kingdom vocabulary, and we declare the miraculous as a lifestyle to replace sickness, disease, death and poverty.
- Every infirmity is linked with hope-deferred. So we wield the Sword of the Spirit and decapitate hope-deferred, crowning new faith in its place, faith in the Word of God.
- We have entered a time and season of angelic hosts. We deploy the angelic hosts into every impossible situation to carry the agreement of Your Word as the weapon to destroy the ploys of darkness and shred every stronghold out of alignment with Your Word.
- We bring the crown and the sword to the fight and declare that Jesus has won every war we are in right now. No longer does infirmity or lack define us because we are clothed in splendor, health, wellness, and abundance as a Kingdom visual aid. This is who we are now.
- Father, You said You are giving us access in places where we could not get through in the last season. We decree we are Your Body, and we are moving through the portal that banishes infirmity and poverty with declarations of life and resurrection power.
- We declare this is a season to align to regain what has been lost. We advance in restoration, not just for what has been lost but the restoration of seven times more.
- We receive a new seer anointing from You and declare the opening of our eyes to things we could not see in the other seasons.
- We receive the “ruach” wind of a new baptism that releases our identity to become the apostolic move in the earth that brings multiplication and advancement.
- We declare an alignment in our prayers to follow the leading of the Spirit into places that are impossible or do not make sense to release prayer with a new understanding that we do not have to define to release it.
- We declare a Kingdom advancement in prayer where we will pray and the answer will manifest, advancing us into the next prayer assignment, a propelling advancement of the Kingdom of God in the earth.
- Father, You said there will be a move of God in China, Vietnam, Malaysia, and throughout Asia this year, which will cause great conflict because of Your timing. We come into agreement and understanding of this prayer assignment to cover and declare the Word of the Lord over this continent to bring advancement, Kingdom authority, and multiplication of harvest.
- We declare that we are being given strategies for harvest in regions and nations. We align with You to become storehouses with storehouses. Cause a partnership with Your storehouses to begin shifting throughout Aglow and within our personal lives.
- We declare that the day has come and is here where we will no longer glean the scraps along the side of the field but come in Kingdom alignment. The day has shifted and the field is ours! The field is ours! The field is ours!
- We proclaim that we have entered the gate of alignment between men and women where mantles will become activated that will realign nations with Israel, causing us to shift from gleaning to taking the fields, and bringing the strength to birth the future.
- We receive the word of the Lord from Belle Segovia that declares because of your (Aglow’s) humility, because of your kindness, and because of your merciful heart, God is going to hand you the most violent nations on this earth.
- We declare that we have entered the gate of a breakthrough portal year for Aglow, and we receive and operate with a new mantle and recommissioning for the future ahead.
- We proclaim we are moving through the Kairos window of time and opportunity leading us through the beautiful Horaios portal of appointment that aligns circumstances, events, timing, people, and all things necessary to the windows of opportunity before us.
- We are an apostolic company that has gone through the season of preparation, and we now step through the portal of strategic timing by faith because new doors are opening to us that will bring something into the earth never seen before.
- We stand ready to receive the greatest outpouring of the Holy Spirit in the history of planet earth that will transform nations in a moment in a day, and we declare that Muslim nations will lose their identity and be re-mantled as sheep nations.
- We declare that we are positioned spiritually and geographically to pull people groups through a strategic window of time.
- We declare that we do not have a limited involvement in the next harvest but align ourselves as a key ministry in the Third Great Awakening.
- We live in a fresh Spirit of wisdom and revelation that manifests in Board meetings and among the leaders of Aglow. We expect prophetic dreams, visions, and prophecy to actively lead our leadership meetings, to set the agendas for the coming days because we are in the portal right now to hear strategies that will absolutely change the planet.
- We declare that the Kingdom of God has a government on planet earth and its name is Ecclesia, the church, and we are becoming the model of kingly anointing seated at the right hand of the Father with Jesus to model air supremacy around the world.
- We have air supremacy and we relentlessly drop bombs from the Heavenlies upon the enemy until he is no longer able to resist us.
- We have been positioned to decree a thing and it will be established. We will decree walls around nations to come down and watch them as they do. We will decree that evil systems controlling the minds of men and women around the world will now be dismantled by Holy Spirit, and then watch them be dismantled.
- We declare that we enter every battle with one hand on our history as we reach for our inheritance with the other and when we face our giants, take the unfailing promises of our past into battle.
- We declare we walk in alignment and agreement that carries the new scepter of royal kingly authority in our hands.
- We decree all false timidity be broken off as we move in courage and boldness, walking with Big Jesus in this new place.
I encourage you to look into the messages and the prophetic words God has spoken over your life. Change your strategy of prayer from being someone who asks to someone who will make declarations of what He has already said. What decrees is God giving you? Write them out. Be intentional. Declare them daily until you see His glory crush the darkness.