Should Christians DECREE and DECLARE Things in Prayer?



Youtube Christian Influencer Allen Parr asked the following question in his latest Youtube upload should Christians decree and declare things in prayer? Parr said that in many denominations within Christianity people are being taught to decree and declare things over people's lives (Dr. Cindy Trimm).  But, is decreeing and declaring a biblical concept? If so, what CAN we decree and declare? What does the Bible say about this and how should we respond when we see people saying, "I decree and declare?" 
In some circles, to “decree and declare” something is to powerfully speak it into existence. This phraseology has Pentecostal/Charismatic roots and is much like the “positive confession” teaching. Those involved in the “decree and declare” movement claim that if someone decrees or declares something, then it will happen. To “declare” is to state (out loud) a fact; to “decree” is to issue an authoritative command. Kenneth Hagin, a leader in the Word of Faith movement, writes, “You can have whatever you say. . . . You always get in your life what you believe for and what you say.”  

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  1. It’s sad that believers think that they can decree and declare anything

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  2. Short answer: It's not Biblical. It gives us the false sense that we can get whatever we want from God, like He's an ATM machine, and that's not how this works. A lot of this charismatic teaching puts US at the center and not God.

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    1. @Simmone, you are so correct! That is a great, succinct answer.

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  3. Just another instance of Christians NOT reading and understanding the Bible.

    And prosperity preachers trying tickle the ears.

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  4. Christians can decree and declare all they want until they are blue in the face. Thinking this can be done is as bad as people saying "I speak it into existence" or "I call things that are not as though they were." They fail to understand (or don't WANT to understand) that it is GOD who spoke and called things into existence. When God did it, He spoke and it was DONE! He did not have to repeatedly speak it or repeatedly decree and declare it in order for the things to come forth. Some Christians have more faith in THEIR faith (the object they are believing for) than having faith in the Word of God/GOD.

    I heard a good message by Bishop Darrell Hines entitled When Faith Meets Fate. He preached it at the Perfecting Church Holy Convocation on 5/26/21. The scriptural basis was from Hebrews 11:13-14. These believers had FAITH in God, and DIED in faith, but they DID NOT reach the desired results during their life times.

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    1. "Faith is not responsible to BRING you everything you want in life, but it is responsible to PREPARE you for what LIFE BRINGS YOU. Faith doesn't give you CONTROL OVER GOD, it gives God control OVER YOU."
      Hebrews 11:13-16 When Faith Meets Fate Bishop Darrell Hines

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    2. I’ve been telling my COGIC family members this for quite a while now. It stirs their emotions and they wants to argue. Imagine if we could speak things into existence, this world wouldn’t be big enough to hold it! But Jesus did instruct us too seek The Kingdom first, and all these things according to His will for our lives will be added to us.

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  5. As with most things in life, something can be right but yet used wrong. It is right to decree and it's right to declare but when we do either in the wrong way, then it becomes wrong. The word "decree" simply means "an official order issued by a legal authority." God is the official authority and it is His decree. The word "declare" simply means " to say something in a solemn and emphatic manner. We are only authorized to decree what He has said and then we are to declare it emphatically. One powerful form of prayer is to pray His Word. When we pray His Word, we are decreeing and when we do so in a solemn and emphatic manner we are declaring. Any promise that God has made to us in His Word is His decree. When we say what He has already decreed emphatically, we are declaring and it is the right thing to do. If He didn't decree it, we can't decree it and we certainly can't declare what He has not already decreed. It's right when it's done right.

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    1. Praying God’s will never go wrong for people. We need to pray as it is already done. However, God is not a divine ATM because some prayers will not be answered because of impure motives. Christians need to learn how to pray properly and biblically.

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    2. You have hit on something there! "Praying God's will will never go wrong for people." This is what believers are supposed to do; make our requests to God, but then say "THY WILL BE DONE." Some folk are so set on getting their desired results that they don't submit their desire to the will of God.

      Just think: If God had answered Jesus' request to let the cup PASS.

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    3. Yall talk too much about faith in this way! God ain't looking to give us more faith. He has given EVERY MAN (even sinners and the most wicked of men) A MEASURE OF FAITH.

      Instead He is looking for men women and children to be MORE FAITHFUL!!!

      This is what Darren Hines and others within COGIC should be preaching. Hines could not cause he himself was not "faithful" to his very own wife. Yet you coming here quoting him says a lot about where you at with the Lord.

      We need to leave DECREEING AND DECLARING to GOD ALMIGHTY, and live in accordance with his Decrees. He call for all of us to LOVE HIM, and if you LOVE HIM YOU WILL OBEY HIM!!!

      We all should pray that we give and do our best for Jesus. Because He has done His best for us.

      Is there anything we would not do for YOU LORD? For the one who came and do3d for us? A sacrifice to great for you Lord? Father take our heart, cleanse it in every part. Open our eyes so we may see.

      Is there anywhere we would not go for you Lord? How many of the souls I have lifted? How many of the lost we've help set free?

      This should be our narrative as Christians.

      And the reason it's not a narrative for many of us is because many of us ARE NOT Christians.

      Stop the MADNESS people!!!

      Your heart will continue to be black with sins changing His narrative...until THE SAVIOR COMES IN!

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  6. Black people should walk out of churches that teach "decree and declare".

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  7. P.S. Cindy Trimm looks 20 years younger! She's beautiful!

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    1. Dr. Trim does look good for her age. Living a Godly life will do that for you and me.

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    2. YUP!

      She decreed and declared all that plastic surgery into existence!

      Eebobashundalo!!!

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    3. Over the years Dr. Cindy Trimm has been accused of having an excessive amount of plastic surgery and skin bleaching. You can do a google search of her name and the pics will show the amount of work she has done on her body and face.
      https://www.google.com/search?q=cindy+trimm&sxsrf=ALeKk00GroRk0cInyXAHLyW0IPZF5TbWog:1622737154318&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwjB4ZX97vvwAhUjm-AKHZ0gAwAQ_AUoBHoECAEQBg&biw=1600&bih=757

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    4. heekamessiah!

      glory!!!

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    5. Ms. Ann, I looked at several of Trimm's older photos (WTAL 2009 and others). Myyy Gawd!!! What a transformation! Weight loss, plastic surgery, some good hair and expensive, stylish clothes can work MIRACLES, no decreeing and declaring needed! Just go get it!! LOL! I am not trying to be funny, but if she had not made these changes, she may still be waiting to get the man of her dreams.

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  8. Decree and declare SCRIPTURE all you want but you better obey God’s Word in its totality otherwise your declaration is a sounding brass and tinkling symbol. One day yall will see how the New Age and New Thought movement has inundated Christianity and you can thank Osteen for this one…...

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    1. Shame isn't it?

      These devils say DECREE and DECLARE scripture...

      But our Loving Lord tells us to HIDE the scriptures in our hearts so that we may not sin against...HIM!!!

      "Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against thee."

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  9. "Thou shall also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto you: And the light shall shine upon your ways."

    Job 22:29

    And the ever popular. Mark 11:23-24.

    Not my words, but God's. God has given us the authority in the Earth, through the sacrifice of Jesus.

    He needs we who are believers to carryout His plan in the earth. He isn't doing anything in the earth unless He uses us. Adam turned the title deed of this planet to satan. Hence the need for Jesus to come to give us authority. Jesus' sacrifice encompassed it all; healing, wholeness, peace, joy, provision, etc.

    How can anyone who knows our God as the loving, ultimate Father, not believe He would provide a way for His children to receive all He has provided.

    However, it's only for those who believe; it's only activated by
    faith.

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    1. I know plenty people who ACTIVATED their faith, and had others praying along with them. Guess what? They DIED. They died in faith just like the people in Hebrews 11:13-16 who GOD in HIS providence did NOT deliver from the terrible circumstances they were in. God is SOVEREIGN. Sometimes He delivers. At other times, He gives grace to endure. Sometimes He heals. Sometimes He does not.

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  10. I said what I said. We really don't know what people are believing. What we do know is that the Word of God is infallible. 1 Peter 2:24 says that by the stripes of Jesus we were healed. What we do is when our circumstances don't line up with the Word, we make excuses. The Word of God is final authority. Where in the Word does it say, sometimes He heals and sometimes he does not?

    The failure never lies with God. I have had loved ones who passed on as well.

    Truth be told, I don't know what they believed in the end. Sometimes fear creeps in. Sometimes people get tired of fighting and don't want to live anymore. Especially when they know their Lord and Savior awaits. None of these things changes the truth of God's Word. I say these things not to start an argument, we're on the same team. I'm not pointing fingers, I'm talking to myself as well. Blessings.

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    1. LOOKee here...if you really wanna be “GodzGirl”, tell the truth about what God says, rightly dividing HIS WORD okay. There is never ever any command from God to tell any of us to DECLARE and DECREE!

      NEVER!!!

      In Job 22, the verse you referenced, anyone with any common sense who has an ounce of reading comprehension, knows that it was one of Job's "no good" friends, Eliphaz the Temanite, who was speaking here. He, just like Job's other“so-called” friends. said NOTHING but mean nasty ugly and disparaging things to Job, a man God said about that there is none like him on the earth, a blameless and upright man, one who fears God and shuns evil.

      Not only his “so-called” friends, but even his wife requested that Job should cuss God and die.

      But Back to Job Chapter 22. Eliphaz told nothing but LIES on this man. Eliphaz LIED telling Job that it was really no big deal if he's righteous. He LIED telling Job that when it comes down to it, God was punishing him for his sin. He LIED suggesting thatJob was secretly wicked. HE LIED saying Job's suffering was a RESULT of Job's sins, that Job “sent widows away empty, and broke the arms of the fatherless”.
      LIES LIES and more LIES on this man.
      So of course after all his LYING, Eliphaz decided with his sanctimonious tongue. to try to ADVISE Job to get right, suggesting to JOB that he “delight in the Almighty, lift up thy face unto God, make thy prayer unto him” because anything Job decrees , and it shall be established unto him”

      It was Eliphaz who said that GodZGirl2, and it is TOTALLY WRONG of YOU and all others LIKE YOU to pull out this ONE verse, and make it support your belief of “declaring and decreeing”.

      TOTALLY WRONG.

      And for you to admonish that anyone is given “authority” because of the sacrifice of our LORD is totally UNBIBLICAL!!!

      The story of Job is rich with godliness. No need to stain it being like Elaphaz, LYING about what it say.

      And DON'T put a STAIN on Mark 11:23-24 either. Read all of Mark 11 to get its proper context, rightly dividing it also.

      If anyone wanna get God's real truth about prayer, I suggest reading thoroughly all of I John, especially Chapter 5 where He tells us in verse 14 “And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing ACCORDING TO HIS WILL, he heareth us:”

      GET IT - ...if we ask any thing ACCORDING TO HIS WILL!!!

      So STOP THE MADNESS people.

      Read YOUR Bibles, all of it, EVERYDAY ALL OF YOU HERE, and know how to cut of these LIES the DEVIL wants us to Believe. It's really not that HARD.

      “Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” 2 Timothy 2:15

      That way we will NOT BE LIARS like Job's friend Eliphaz!

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  11. Did you know that the scripture you referred to is not about physical healing. To get the context, you must read the preceeding and subsequent verses. The verses say, he was wounded for our transgressions, bruised for our iniquities and by his stripes, we were healed (of our transgressions, iniquities = sins).

    Yes, God is a healer, but he doesn't always heal even those with faith. He didn't even heal Paul of his eye condition and Paul had faith.

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  12. What happened to good old fashion prayer?? I'm sorry, but this is so stupid. What would be the point of worshipping God if YOU could decree and declare anything. If anyone could decree and declare anyting, we'd be worshipping them. Think people.

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  13. Oh faithless generation and dead church on this blog! Three things that separates the Gospel of Jesus Christ from other religions.... The Cross, They Holy Spirit & The Divine Supernatural Realm. (1) What is DECLARE = to acknowledge possession of a thing. (2) What does DECREE mean - an official order issued by a legal authority; order by decree, law. God has given us the authority, through Jesus Christ, to speak His Word and bring life to the written PROMISES that we are faithfully declaring. Whatever promises God gave specifically to us, we can declare them until we see them come to pass in our lives. (3) Why do saints need to decree and declare? Commanding Breakthroughs by Speaking GOD'S WORD. It's not the person making the breakthrough, it's the power of Gods word because his WORD is ALIVE. (4) Breakthrough = warfare; an act or instance of moving through or beyond an obstacle. The word tells us in Job 22:28 AMP You will also decide and decree a thing, and it will be established for you; And the light [of God’s favor] will shine upon your ways.

    Who are you people to speak against God's word in Job!!! Why did Jesus die on the cross? So that you can be bound and have no authority. This is why we have life long church members sitting on the pew instead of being an actual disciple of Jesus Christ and winning souls into the Kingdom. You are powerless and you can't teach something that you are not walking in yourself. As the word says, be it unto you according to YOUR faith (Matthew 9:29 29Then He touched their eyes, saying, “According to your faith [your trust and confidence in My power and My ability to heal] it will be done to you.”

    FAITHLESS GENERATION...... Everything is not about money and greed.

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    1. The "Divine Supernatural Realm" - LIE #1
      (TRUTH - God has a KINGDOM - "For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost." Romans 14:17)

      "God has given us the authority, through Jesus Christ, to speak His Word and bring life to the written PROMISES that we are faithfully declaring." - LIE #2
      (TRUTH - God has given us POWER to Become WITNESSES - "But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me both in Jerusalem, and in all Judaea, and in Samaria, and unto the uttermost part of the earth." Acts 1:8)

      "Whatever promises God gave specifically to us, we can declare them until we see them come to pass in our lives." LIE #3
      (TRUTH - God gives us His promises so that we would repent and be clean. - "The Lord is not slack concerning his promise, as some men count slackness; but is longsuffering to us-ward, not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance." 2 Peter 3:9 & "Having therefore these promises, dearly beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God." Matthew 7:7)

      Why do saints need to decree and declare? Commanding Breakthroughs by Speaking GOD'S WORD. LIE #4.

      All the rest of your comment are but LIES LIES and more LIES.

      Where do you people come from?

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