THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DECREE AND A PROPHECY

THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A DECREE AND A PROPHECY

ACTIVATING AND ACCELERATING THINGS TO COME

A decree is an authoritative order to be carried out to completion, and prophecy is an event or thing to come at an appointed time in the future.

Both are done by the level of your faith, and by your seat of authority as a King and a Priest in Christ Jesus.

Ephesians 2:6 (KJV) “And God raised us up with Christ and seated us with Him in the heavenly realms in Christ Jesus

Kings issue decrees, and their armies and messengers run with them and carry them out and report back to the King. Angels are ready to be activated by your decrees and carry out these assignments on your behalf!

Job 22:28 (KJV) “Thou shalt also decree a thing, and it shall be established unto thee: and the light shall shine upon thy ways.”

Priests make intercession for others, yourself and represent the things of the spirit – in partnership with the Holy Spirit.

Revelation 1:6 (KJV)And hath made us kings and priests unto God and his Father; to him be glory and dominion for ever and ever.

First you have to believe, activate and use this authority and never let the enemy shake that.

Secondly understand this comes together with God’s timing.  Things have to be put into place for these things to come to pass. Heaven is activated by our words of faith in the name of Jesus.  These decrees and prophesies come to fruition in your life in steps.  The Holy Spirit is in strategy mode with you.  He gives you a step, or you get a piece or a part of this and you must be hungry and in expectation for more!  These are a sign of God’s faithfulness that He is putting all together for you!  I say: “SPEAK IT UNTIL YOU SEE IT!”  Keep asking for the next step, the next piece!  Praise God for the part that He brought and praise Him ahead of time that He will bring the rest of it!  This is the walk of faith.  If He gave it to us all at one time, that would not take any faith and it would not cause us to grow and seek a deeper relationship with Him.  Faith pleases God.  Starting with DECREES leads to you seeing more and hearing more in the Spirit which leads to PROPHETIC VISION, (seeing what God sees) which leads to growing in the gifts of the spirit and your authority in Christ.

The Holy Spirit and the Angelic realm goes into activation mode when you speak decrees (orders/commands you want to see) and when you prophesy (see in the future by faith based on glimpses God showed you).

Do this all by the authority of Jesus Christ in Jesus name speak it until you see it come to pass and apply your faith and keep pressing in even when you don’t see anything happening in the natural!

Once the Holy Spirit and the Angelic are activated people and places begin to be moved around in the natural and in the spiritual to bring this to pass for you.  You may not see this happening, but it is.  It may even look as if it’s going in the opposite direction, BUT with this, you must trust that things are being moved around in your favor, according to what you see, speak, decree and prophesy by faith.

Habakkuk 2:2-3 NKJV “Then the LORD answered me and said: “Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it. For the vision is yet for an appointed time; But at the end it will speak, and it will not lie. Though it tarries, wait for it; Because it will surely come, It will not tarry.”

Also Prophetically, God shows us glimpses of what is to come.  This is always in pieces, fragments, dreams, visions, clues that we must partner with the Holy Spirit to help us see the full picture. This is to urge you to come deeper with God and a full partnership with His Holy Spirit.

I started with decrees, then I moved into prophecy.

Let me share something personal with you. A few years ago, I was in a difficult and painful situation in my family, my teen daughter who once loved Jesus and being home with us all of a sudden went prodigal.  She left home and went to live with a friend and their family who was not walking with the Lord.  It was so horribly painful, but the more I tried in the natural to get her home the more it seemed impossible.  I decided to take my seat of authority in Christ and activate heaven on my behalf of my daughter.  I decreed she would be back home that day.  I would say: “Today my daughter comes home in Jesus name.”  Even though it took weeks, I declared “DECREED” by faith and authority it would happen that day!  Then one night God did it! She came home! I realized that God had to bring the ‘perfect storm’ to bring her home one night.  Certain people and situations had to come into play all at once around her and BOOM she was calling her Daddy to come and get her and bring her home! It was God’s Kingdom aligning things that took a bit of time to bring my decree to pass.  So then my faith really grew!  I asked God to show me a ‘glimpse’ of my daughter’s future.  I asked for the Holy Spirit to come upon me and show me what He sees about my daughter’s future.  He showed me some ‘future pictures’ in my spirit.  That this is who she is and this is who she will be. These pictures were for me to receive by faith and speak by faith over her life.  Little by little I am seeing what were once ‘pictures’ shown to me in the spirit coming to pass in my daughter’s life.  Do I get upset because the FULL picture is not here yet?  NO!  I keep believing and speaking it.  I say, “God, this is what YOU showed me, so it will happen!” Don’t get discouraged even if you don’t see any of the prophetic word happening – even if the opposite is happening in the natural, stay firm on what God has said!  No matter how impossible it looks right now, no matter what bad choices other people are making in their lives – YOU are called to speak over their lives what God says for them!  If you don’t do it who will?

PROPHECY MUST COME WITH THE SPIRIT OF AGREEMENT

DECREES MUST COME BY YOUR AUTHORITY IN CHRIST

WHO WILL AGREE WITH GOD?

WHO WILL TAKE THEIR RIGHTFUL SEAT OF AUTHORITY?

I want all that Christ died and rose for us to have!  How about you?  I want to SEE what HE sees!  I want to SPEAK from the RIGHT HAND of the Father and see Armies of Angels activated on my behalf!  So let’s do it!  This was all gifted to YOU!

So let’s get an understanding here just to be clear:

Prophecy are those glimpses that God has shown you that He has prepared for the future time.    It is our choice and free will to come into agreement with what God shows us for the future. You decide to agree with Him or not, and act out the steps in faith. The more you come into agreement, the more power comes behind it to accelerate it.

Decrees or declarations, are what you want to happen, what you want to see happen, the desires of your heart.  These are things that God has knitted into your heart to desire even before you were born!  God is waiting on you to realize these things and speak them boldly by faith.  A King knows what he wants, has confidence and boldness that it will be carried out.  God wants us to have that kind of boldness and confidence. He has Angels stationed around you ready to activate on these words spoken by YOU.  When you speak your decree and pair it with scripture, you are literally activating heavenly forces on your behalf.  The word of God is the will of God, the word in scripture in your mouth is a command of God’s word.  Angels are excitedly waiting for this to come out of your mouth.

 Psalm 103:20  “Bless the LORD, all His angels mighty in strength, who do His word, who hearken to the voice of His command. 21Bless the LORD, all His hosts, you servants who do His will.…

Jeremiah 1:11-12 KJV “Moreover the word of the Lord came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou? And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. Then said the Lord unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.”

I give prophetic words to many people, and many have come to pass – but for some they struggle with what has been spoken over them – let’s talk about that.  The “words” that a prophetic person prophesies over you are based on what they discern the Holy Spirit is showing them, glimpses of your life and future.  Sometimes I decree over a person and sometimes a prophecy comes forth – let’s discern the difference…..

If I have a student or an individual that is struggling with faith for what seems an impossible situation – during prayer over them I will say, “I have enough faith for both of us!  I DECREE and COMMAND ___________ in the name of Jesus!”  This is my bolder faith and authority that I am exercising over that person’s life.  It’s a command I did on their behalf in the name of Jesus! If that person was not able to do for themselves at that moment, my faith takes over – and I get into my seat of authority in Christ that they also have but are not quite ready to use it.  That’s a DECREE and I can command specific things in that decree!  I believe by faith for that person that Heaven was activated for them in that moment.  A decree is not a prophecy – God did not show me anything in the spirit.  It was done solely by my faith for that person.

The difference:

Now, a prophecy comes when I get under the anointing (the presence of the Holy Spirit) I will get a picture in my spirit, or hear a word in my spirit for that person that is coming from the presence of God who wants me, a prophetic intercessor to speak that word into that person at that moment in obedience. Sometimes it just comes on so strong and I cannot stop it, I have to speak it!  There is a supernatural power behind it!  I always say to that person, this is from the Holy Spirit and not me.   I do my best to be responsible as a representative of God’s Kingdom to let the person know whom I am speaking to – this is the Holy Spirit prophesying through me to them.  Almost always the other person will feel the presence of God on that word! I have had that happen so many times.  God wants to get a word to someone, He looks for obedient messengers to speak it.  Sometimes people are so wounded and blinded by the stuff happening in the natural that they struggle to receive from God’s messengers.  I have many stories where that has happened too – that breaks my heart, because as a prophetic person you give that word out of obedience, then you can’t help but want to see it come to fruition for them!  But they have to want it and believe it for themselves.

So what happens if someone else sees or hears something under the anointing from the Spirit of God and speaks it as a prophecy over your life?  These glimpses can be a picture or something God speaks through them, that the Holy Spirit prompts them to speak over you in obedience. They become God’s messenger to you. Do you want to receive the message or focus on the reasons why not?  God can speak through a donkey!  When He wants to get a message to you He will find an obedient vessel! Don’t beat up the messenger.  You can always check that person out, have they given words before? Have they come to pass? What is the fruit in their life, do they walk by faith? Have they produced fruit in other people’s lives?   Did God lead you to that person?  Did you pray for a divine appointment?  Did you pray for a word from God? Did you pray for a mentor?  Don’t ask for it, then scoff at it when God sends it.  Sometimes it might look like a donkey (not what you think it should be).  BUT God wants to get to you and He will send messengers that might not look like what you expected!  I mean who would have thought a gal like me who worked in NASCAR racing for over 30 years would be called now by God to have me speak His victorious purposes into people’s lives!  That’s our God!  He’s calling YOU to speak Victory too!

Again it is YOUR CHOICE to come into agreement with that word from that person/messenger or not.  You take this in prayer and if it confirms in your spirit, confirms with the word of God and you can ‘see it’ by faith then you take ahold of it for yourself.   Then you speak it in from that point by faith.  You ALWAYS take a word from another person to God yourself! 

The Holy Spirit will send divine appointments to you for a word that needs to be spoken over you to be released.  It’s up to you to discern this.  Ask God for the gift of discerning of Spirits to help you discern.  If it confirms with you and you take it to God’s word, then grab ahold of that word and take it for your own!  Remember, God’s word in the Bible is His will for your life.  Any word from anyone speaking into your life, or you speaking over your own must align with the word of God.

If another person who is prophetic and has stronger faith than you, they should pray and speak decrees over you through the authority they have in Christ.  They are speaking a command by faith what they want to see happen for you, this must be in the power of agreement from your faith as well – even if you use a tiny bit of faith – God will be faithful to these commands to be activated by His Kingdom forces!  Because of Jesus Christ, all of Heaven is working for us!  Ask God and He will send the right people into your life to do this for you while you are growing in your own faith!  We are all called to make intercession, someday you will be doing this for someone!

If during a period of time, if your ‘word’ is not coming to pass then go back to God with it. Remind God what He said, what He showed you!  A prophetic word is like a seed that has been planted and it must be watered and called forth to fruition.  Keep calling it forth!  Then you have a TESTIMONY to give God glory and encourage others!

I think about my students and how I decreed faithful commands over them. I did the decrees to encourage them and to intercede for them where they were not confident yet.   Sometimes the anointing would come in our classes or sessions and a prophetic word from the Holy Spirit would show us something specific.  I wanted to make sure that the other person felt the Holy Spirit on that too,  I encouraged them to seek God on each thing that was spoken, and I taught them how to decree, and how to get into the presence of the Holy Spirit.  However they all had free will whether they wanted to come into agreement with the decree or the prophecy.   I encouraged it, and I wanted to see good fruit in their lives.  But ultimately it is up to them to seek these words, take them to God and partner with the Holy Spirit themselves to see it to fulfillment.  Any responsible prophetic person that God leads you to or sends you to should tell you always to seek God yourself for confirmation.

Some students grew very powerfully and quickly and saw these words that were decreed or prophesied come to pass in their lives.  Some struggled more, I believe it all comes down to really BELIEVING it can and will happen. That it’s been spoken so it’s done and it will surely come.

Jesus even had this happen to Him and he dealt with unbelief.  Before He did many miracles, He asked the person if they believed He could do it. He wanted to make sure they had the faith to receive.  My friend, if someone speaks a word over you, whether it’s a decree by authority or a prophecy from the Holy Spirit – it’s not so much about believing the person that spoke it, it’s about believing GOD spoke it through them.  The messenger giving the prophetic word is only the quarterback.  Once it’s released to you, you now carry that ball.  You can carry it to the goal by faith.  God brings the army of protection and assistance around you to get you to the goal line!

The key here is we are ALL to Decree and Command over our lives by faith and authority.  We are all called to seek God to show us our future so we can Prophesy what we He shows us! We don’t have to wait for a prophet to come along and speak over us.  Jesus already gave each of us this authority, and sat us right next to the Father with Him – we have access and authority to ASK AND RECEIVE!

John 14:12-13 NIV  “Truly, truly, I tell you, whoever believes in Me will also do the works that I am doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.  And I will do whatever you ask in My name, so that the Father may be glorified in the Son.…

WHAT DO YOU WANT TO SEE HAPPEN IN YOUR LIFE? YOU ARE A KING AND A PRIEST IN CHRIST JESUS THE SAME POWER  AND AUTHORITY THAT IS IN JESUS IS IN YOU!

It’s time to take that seat of authority, come into agreement with what God has shown you prophetic glimpses of and speak it and see it by faith.

DECREE = COMMAND BY FAITH WHAT YOU WANT TO SEE IN JESUS NAME

PROPHESY = AGREE BY FAITH WHAT GOD SHOWS YOU AND SPEAK IT IN

Combine the two DECREE AND PROPHESY and you have a powerful force of faith to call things forth at an accelerated rate!!

Love,

– Coach Annamarie

#faithfullspeed

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