Praying God's Word Out Loud for Breakthrough
- Monday, November 04, 2013
“The Bible is actually a whole book of spiritual words! The Bible will teach you the language of God so that you can effectively communicate to Him. When you speak from the Bible in your prayers, you will be led to an entirely different place in prayer—one you might’ve not thought was humanly possible, simply because the language of the Bible is so absolutely different than our own.” - Wesley and Stacey Campbell
God loves to hear your voice praying His Word back to Him. Did you know that praying the Bible out loud brings spiritual breakthrough? God’s spoken Word is much more powerful than any of us realize. We cannot live without it, for it is there where our prayers unite with God’s heart bringing tremendous rewards of breakthrough. There is a great decline today in the belief that you can know absolute truth and right from wrong. This is one of the reasons we must emphasize the Bible in our prayer meetings and everywhere we go. The Bible is absolute truth. We pray from the foundation of absolute truth. We believe it, and as we pray God’s Word out loud, our faith grows.
A few years ago we spent several months in the nation of Australia. During that time we were fascinated with learning about the kangaroos that live there. I remember eagerly looking at the cute mother kangaroo with a tiny baby peaking out of her pouch. They looked like harmless creatures, but we found out that they could be quite dangerous. A kangaroo’s main weapon is its feet. When he is angry or out to kill, he has the ability to hop so fast that he can kill another animal or person just by the kick of his foot.
He can destroy His enemy by this powerful, forceful kick.
In a similar way we have a powerful weapon—the Word of God. We can kick the enemy and defeat him by speaking the Word of God. Praying the Bible out loud is powerful for spiritual breakthrough. Praying God’s Word with our lips is a dangerous weapon to Satan. He knows the power of the Word of God.
When we went to Australia, at first we were very ignorant about the kangaroo. But they understood and knew the powerful weapon they had with their feet. They could destroy their enemy with one swift kick.
Many Christians do not realize that praying the Word out loud breaks through the enemy’s defenses. It can bring destruction to his plans and bring victory to God’s purposes. Let’s not be ignorant of the power we have in the Bible. Let’s learn to use the Word of God and speak it out loud for spiritual breakthrough. When we do, the spiritual atmosphere of entire cities can change. We can make a huge impact in our neighborhoods through praying or singing God’s Word out loud and over it. The government of God is released through our prayers.
Praying God’s Promises Out Loud
The Word of God contains many promises about the circumstances and situations we face. Reading, proclaiming, declaring, and meditating on these promises found throughout Scripture will increase our faith. Faith comes from hearing the Word (Romans 10:17). We actually pray the Holy Spirit’s inspired words back to God. He is faithful to His Word. His promises are consistent with His character. You will be able to pray with wisdom and authority as you pray God’s promises. Here are a few from the New Testament but there are many more.
- Luke 24:49 -Father's promise to cloth the Church with power from on high. See also Luke 11:13.
- Acts 1:8 -Promise to receive power through encounters with the Holy Spirit and to be witnesses, even to the ends of the earth.
- John 14:12 -Promise that those who have faith in Jesus will do even greater works than those of Jesus because He goes to the Father.
- John 14:13-14 -Promise of answered prayer when asked in Jesus’ name so that He may bring glory to the Father.
- John 14:27 -Promise of peace and encouragement so as not to be afraid or troubled.
- Matthew 10:1, 8 -Promise of having authority to heal the sick and cast out demons. See also Mark 16:17; Luke 10:19; and 1 John 3:8.
- Ephesians 6:11-18 -Promise for the ability to stand against the devil's schemes and his flaming arrows.
As we pray God’s promises out loud, we begin to understand God’s plans and agenda. Our desires fall in line with His.
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