Living a Consecrated Life

The Consecrated Life:
Gods’ Word, Prayer, and Belief

Prayer for Restoration

I praise Jesus
There is no name like yours
Be praised
God you are faithful,
I praise you, because You called me into fellowship with your Son, Jesus Christ
You will do everything you promise
I am confident of this, that he who began a good work in me
will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.
I thank you for you Mercy and Grace
I thank you my God that you are not human,
You do not lie,
I praise you that you are not a human being,
that you, oh God should change your mind.
You never speak and then do not act?
You always fulfill your promise
I have received a command to bless my life;
To take hold of what is mine in Christ
All things in my life come from you Abba
You have blessed me,
and I cannot change it.
Father forgive me
My sin is ever before me
Forgive this Nation
Forgive my family,
all the generations you hold me responsible for
I ask that you break me from the bondage of the sin I am enslaved to through them
I break the chains I am shackled, by the blood of Jesus
I declare freedom
Lord you alone know if these bones live
I praise you for life and breath
You say to me prophesy to your dry bones
Speak to what is dead
I declare by the power of the blood of Jesus
I declare, because the Spirit of the Living God resides in me
Dry Bones of ______________ hear the WORD OF THE LORD
You say Sovereign Lord for me to say to these bones:
Jesus you will make breath enter me (or my situation),
you make what is dead come to life.
You Abba attach tendons to the dead and decayed areas and make flesh come upon them
and cover them with skin;
You alone God, will put breath in me, and I (or my dead situation) will come to life.
I praise you and know that You are the Lord. ’”
So I prophesy as I am commanded.
And as I prophesy now, l hear the noise, a rattling sound, and the bones come together,
those dead bones before my eyes
I praise you for I see bone to bone.
I look, and tendons and flesh appeared and skin covers them,
Restored, but there was no breath in them.
Abba, your word says you command and you will do it
So by the power of you, your son Jesus Christ
By the power of the blood of Jesus
I Prophesy to the breath; prophesy, son of man, and say , ‘This is what the Sovereign Lord says: Come, breath, from the four winds and breathe into my slain life or areas of my life,
I believe through your power they live.’”
So I prophesy now as you command me, and breath enters;
What was dead has come to life and I now stand like an oak of righteousness
Free
Repentant and humble
Forgiven
Saved by the blood of Jesus
Only by your power God and your perfect plan
I now am stronger than a vast army.
Where my bones were dry, my hope was gone, and I felt alone
I am now restored and I praise you for opening my grave and bringing me up from the pit
I put my hope in God, who richly provides me with everything for my enjoyment. Lord help me to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.
I know I can take nothing with me, so help me lay up treasure for myself as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that I may take hold of the life that is truly life.
Today, I declare I take hold of life that is truly life

Bible Definitions

Declare with your mouth:
Matthew 10:32
“Whoever acknowledges me before others, I will also acknowledge before my Father in heaven.

Believe: Romans 10:9-11
If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

Consecrate: Everything God consecrates by His word and Prayer
1 Timothy 4:4-5
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

Speak: speaking his word out loud comes from faith.
2 Corinthians 4:13
It is written: “I believed; therefore I have spoken.” Since we have that same spirit of faith, we also believe and therefore speak,

Jesus says in Mark 11:22-26
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”

Matthew 7:7-8
Ask, Seek, Knock
7:7-11pp — Lk 11:9-13
“Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; the one who seeks finds; and to the one who knocks, the door will be opened.

Matthew 21:21 fig tree

Webster Dictionary Definitions

Declare: to make known formally, officially, or explicitly publicly declared her opposition to the plan; intransitive verb – to make a declaration

Believe: to have a firm or wholehearted religious conviction or persuasion :to regard the existence of God as a fact Do you believe? —usually used with in believe in the Scriptures

Consecrate: dedicated to a sacred purpose

Speak: to utter words or articulate sounds with the ordinary voice; to express feelings by other than verbal means actions speak louder than words

Verses used:
❤️Numbers 23:19-20
God is not human, that he should lie,
not a human being, that he should change his mind.
Does he speak and then not act?
Does he promise and not fulfill?
I have received a command to bless;
he has blessed, and I cannot change it.

❤️John 1:1-5
The Word Became Flesh
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. He was with God in the beginning. Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. The light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it.

❤️1 Timothy 4:4-5
For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

❤️1 John 5:4-5
for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

❤️1 John 5:12
Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

❤️1 Timothy 6:17-19
Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share. In this way they will lay up treasure for themselves as a firm foundation for the coming age, so that they may take hold of the life that is truly life.

Living a Consecrated Life

Am I laying up treasure for myself by the way I am living? I sit and ponder this question, and challenge every aspect of my life. I am challenged to change, to continue on in my faith journey as my prayer is continually ask for his eyes, his ears, his heart, more of him, and less of me. What is my firm foundation for the coming age? I believe the Holy Spirit said this to me –

Blake doing good is this; being rich in good deeds, generous, willing to share – this is laying up treasure for yourself, which is heavenly treasure… that is your foundation for your true call in the coming age.

So my treasure, comes from my ability to love and put my faith into action. My good deeds, generosity, willingness to share creates the Foundation which I enter into heaven with. My life is my launching point in eternity. What I do on earth prepares me for the rest of my life. Just like all your childhood schooling prepares you for University, and your future occupation, life here on earth is preparation for eternity. I use everything that God has given me for his kingdom. I am not defeated by whatever life throws at me because this life is my infancy in respect to the eternity I face serving God. 1 Timothy 4:4-5 says:

For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

Everything that happens in my life is good. Why? Because God’s ways are perfect and he is always faithful, and I believe this with all my heart. My life has been consecrated by my God and King, and his ways are perfect. I receive the good and bad with thanksgiving, because EVERYTHING he creates is good, and has been consecrated by his word and prayer. If He consecrates everything he creates with His word and prayer, how much more should we as his created beings follow his example. So I declare I live in a state of thanksgiving and consecrate my life with HIS WORD and PRAYER. He says in Hebrews His word is alive and active, I believe because He consecrated all of creation with his word, we too should consecrate our lives with his word because it brings what is dead to life and transforms our being:

Hebrews 4:12-13
For the word of God is alive and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. Nothing in all creation is hidden from God’s sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

I realize that even with the storms, chaos, and sadness that these events, these mountains are part of his journey in molding me into his image. I think of it as he is teaching me to walk on earth, so when I get to heaven I can be taken out of my pack n’ play. I realize also that all I have is his, everything – my children, husband, house, dog, you name it – I am only its steward. My father has asked me to take care of the things that he has given me, so I diligently pursue taking care of the gifts he entrusted to me. I strive to love, grow, teach, give, forgive, and serve those God has put in my life. A friend once said to me “A garden grows where it is watered”, so I water with all my heart. In 1 Timothy 6:6-7 explains that I can take nothing with me, so I serve and give while I am alive. My grandfather always said: “do your giving while you are living”, and Papa this is so true, I don’t want to store up worldly wealth, I want to give it away:

But godliness with contentment is great gain. For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out of it.

I know I can’t take anything with me, so I strive to leave it all out on the court. I declare I will love, serve, praise, and live in a state of thanksgiving, because I deserve nothing, I deserve death. I have been shown such great mercy, love, and redemption… I will be a woman of God, which is pursuing these things pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness as 1 Timothy 6:11describes. Being a woman of God is knowing the scriptures and believing the promises about his word, this builds your firm foundation. We consecrate with his word as he consecrates all of creation with his word. He is God, his ways are perfect so we follow his example. We have already have seen it is alive and active, but it all so is defined with the term God-breathed as explained in 2 Timothy 3:15-17:

and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.

He equips us by giving us, his servants, his word to use in all situations. I know this is getting wordy, but scripture must define scripture…Stay with me, So now if I believe his word to be true, which there is no point in believing some of it, so I believe with everything in me that everything in this book, the Holy Living Bible is his word, it is truth, it is God-breathed, it is alive and active, and when I use his word in all situations HE BREATHS LIFE into my situation.

So I declare and believe in Jesus as Romans 10:8-11 says:

But what does it say? “The word is near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart,” that is, the message concerning faith that we proclaim: If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved. As Scripture says, “Anyone who believes in him will never be put to shame.”

I am a child of God, and he is always with me. The scriptures say the word is near you. The word is Jesus, because the word became flesh as stated in John 1:14. So Jesus is in my mouth and heart. As scripture always interprets scripture, you declare with your mouth, declare is speaking out loud, it is commanding out loud, speaking to the unseen, marking yourself with the King of Kings, Lord of Lords, first and last, the bright and morning star – our God. You DECLARE I am a CHILD of GOD. You declare first out loud that you are a Jesus follower. When we speak and declare loyalty out loud to the Jesus Christ the only son of God you are claiming the victory that he already paid for and the heavens erupt in celebration. After we declare (speak with our mouth) then we what? BELIEVE in our heart. So salvation is a Spoken declaration (which shows the importance of speaking his word over our lives) and a attitude of our heart, believing without seeing, that our Jesus lives. There is a reason it says DECLARE with your MOUTH and BELIEVE with your HEART, its not just one or the other it’s both. When we speak his word over our lives, Gods word breathes life into our heart, and our belief is increased by the sweet melody of Gods love message to us. He not only gave us his word in text, but says he gave us the word in the physical which is Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith:

John 1:14
The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.

He also says in Ezekiel 37:14:
I will put my Spirit in you and you will live, and I will settle you in your own land. Then you will know that I the Lord have spoken, and I have done it, declares the Lord. ’”

So, the Holy Spirit, what God says that He will put his Spirit in us, or as referenced the Spirit of Jesus (see references below) – He lives in us. Once we have his Spirit living inside us he freely gives us wisdom, understanding, counsel, might, knowledge, and the fear of the Lord as it says in Isaiah 11:2:

The Spirit of the Lord will rest on him—
the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
the Spirit of counsel and of might,
the Spirit of the knowledge and fear of the Lord—

So when we speak his word out loud;
it heals,
brings peace to chaos,
restores what we don’t even know needs to be restored,
leads us to repentances,
calls us to be holy,
challenges us to trust him to move the mountain before us,
brings us out of the pit,
the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being what is not(reference below romans 4:17),

and because Jesus, himself is his word, the Alaph and the Tav, it is alive and active and radically changes the course of any life. His word is divine intervention that is dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart.
So I thank God for his power, his mercy and redemption through his son Jesus, and for his word, his powerful word. I praise him for the victory that I can’t see and declare with my mouth his word over my life because I know that I have overcome the world through my belief in Jesus as it says in 1 John 5:4-5:

for everyone born of God overcomes the world. This is the victory that has overcome the world, even our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world? Only the one who believes that Jesus is the Son of God.

 

Other verses used but not listed:
God commands us to speak when we pray:
If you say/speak and believe in your heart referenced in:
Mark 11:22-24
“Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

Matthew 21:21-22
Jesus replied, “Truly I tell you, if you have faith and do not doubt, not only can you do what was done to the fig tree, but also you can say to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and it will be done. If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer

SPIRIT OF JESUS/CHRIST/His Son:
Romans 8:9-13
You, however, are not in the realm of the flesh but are in the realm of the Spirit, if indeed the Spirit of God lives in you. And if anyone does not have the Spirit of Christ, they do not belong to Christ. But if Christ is in you, then even though your body is subject to death because of sin, the Spirit gives life because of righteousness. And if the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead is living in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies because of his Spirit who lives in you.
Therefore, brothers and sisters, we have an obligation—but it is not to the flesh, to live according to it. For if you live according to the flesh, you will die; but if by the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live.

Galatians 4:6
Because you are his sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son into our hearts, the Spirit who calls out, “Abba, Father.”

Acts 16:7
When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to.

Luke 24:49
I am going to send you what my Father has promised; but stay in the city until you have been clothed with power from on high.”

❤️calls into being what is not: Romans 4:17
As it is written: “I have made you a father of many nations.” He is our father in the sight of God, in whom he believed—the God who gives life to the dead and calls into being things that were not.

Definitions from the NIV First-Century Study Bible, by: Dobson, Kent

Word or logos λόγος
John 1:1
In the Hebrew Bible, the “word” of God created the universe and was the way God revealed himself (“and God said . . .”). Logos, however, had numerous meanings in Greek thought, philosophy and mythology. As a philosophical term, it meant universal meaning or law and was the principle that ordered the world. In Stoic philosophy it meant something like reason or supreme logic. In Platonic thought, logos created the world. The Jewish philosopher Philo tried to combine Jewish and Greek thought, arguing that logos was the Torah itself, an expression of the Wisdom of God (see note on 6:31). It was also the logos (Torah/Wisdom) that held the world together. Philo even went so far as to claim that Plato read Moses. In rabbinic thought, the Torah (and also divine Wisdom) preceded creation and was active in creation itself (see Pr 8:22–23; see also second note on Ge 1:1 and notes on Ge 1:26–27; Jn 1:3). A Greek philosopher or a rabbinic sage would probably not have disagreed with John’s opening lines even though John’s precise meaning was, and still is, obscure. In John’s Gospel, the logos of God, which was God, gave shape and meaning to life and brought the world into being.

 

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