Arrows that Bring Breakthrough
by Keith Miller
Today I want to talk to you about a key you can use to unlock God’s promises and see their fulfillment in your life. This key is learning to decree God’s will. While it seems simple, decrees of the Lord actually give voice to and establish His will. These godly decrees are like arrows of accuracy that break through every obstacle you face. By understanding the power of His word, His purpose for you, and your authority as a king and priest, you will be able to decree His will with boldness for breakthrough to your place of blessing.
First, understand that His word has unlimited power. When you give voice to His word by decreeing His will over your life, you are unleashing the power that created the universe. In Genesis, God created the world with the authority of His word. Job 22:28 says, “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” (AMP). This key—the power of decree—is given to you by the master creator, the ultimate authority. Learn to use it! Decree His will and see it established for you.
Second, set in your heart the truth that the Lord has appointed you to be fruitful. You can and will advance and occupy the Kingdom of God! While you are here on the earth, you are called to make plans and build a heritage for your children and your children’s children. This heritage is both physical and spiritual. Not only have you inherited the blessing of Abraham, but in Deuteronomy 29:29, God promises: “The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law” (NKJV). Don’t allow yourself to be discouraged or brought down by the conditions of the world around you. Learn to decree His will and advance and occupy the Kingdom for His glory.
Matthew 5:14 says, “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden.” Our purpose as the light of the world is further explained in Mathew 5:16: “Let your light so shine before men that they may see your moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven”(AMPC). The Lord wants to turn up the brilliancy of His glory in your life, causing you to display such good works in your life that He will be glorified. You are the light up on the hill. He wants to reflect and display His glory through your life in everyday living. As you walk in the perpetual fresh oil of illumination (see Eph. 1:17–18) through the Word and the Spirit, your life will reveal the excellence of His glory!
Third, understand your authority in the Kingdom. As you grow and mature, you will operate in Kingdom authority. Revelation 5:10 says you are a king and priest: “And You have made them a kingdom (royal race) and priests to our God, and they shall reign [as kings] over the earth” (AMPC). You are here to rule and reign. The battle you face is in the unseen realm. Your faith in God’s power must be greater than your faith in the enemy’s power. Because you walk in Kingdom authority, you can decree a thing, and it will be established for you. Make your decrees with boldness, knowing that you have authority through your inheritance in Jesus Christ. Use your Kingdom authority!