Prayers that Open Doors and Move Mountains
Do you feel stuck? Maybe you or someone you love is circling a mountain that seems immovable. In today’s post, we are going to get a fresh revelation on the idea of speaking to that mountain.
Sometime last week, I felt this prayer rise up in my spirit, “Lord put Your prayers in my mouth.” It seemed almost too simple, but I knew it was right.
Jesus and the Holy Spirit are praying for us. With perfect perspective, They are asking God to accomplish His plans and purposes for us. When you and I don’t know what to pray, we can trust that Heaven is praying perfectly for us. Isn’t God amazing?! He does for us what we can not do for ourselves. He has thought of everything!
Saturday morning, I awoke to hear these words from the Lord: “Prophecy the Bible.” I knew it was from God. I knew it was right and meant to help me. I needed more wisdom on what it meant.
After praying, consulting friends and researching, I began to feel more settled and capable. 1 Corinthians 14:3 says, “But one who prophesies strengthens others, encourages them, and comforts them.” Prophets in the Bible were spokespersons for God, the One who strengthens, encourages and comforts His people. God also used prophets to tell what would happen in the future.
The Word is alive! (Hebrews 4:12) In Isaiah, we learn that God’s Word always accomplishes what it was intended to do. It always prospers.
The rain and snow come down from the heavens and stay on the ground to water the earth. They cause the grain to grow, producing seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry. It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit. It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. Isaiah 55:10-11
When you and I speak His Word, we are releasing the same creative power God used to speak the universe into existence. We are prophesying our future or the future of someone else.
Beth Moore explains it this way:
God’s Word carries it’s own supernatural power. It’s His very breath on the page that, when you voice it, you release it into your own circumstances.
Are you amazed by this reality we are living in? God’s Word will not fail! May God give us the simple faith of a child to believe it and act on it.
A few days after telling me to prophecy the Bible, God spoke to me in a vision. He was holding a piece of C4 explosive material in His hand. I heard Him say, “This (referring to the C4) is the Holy Spirit.” Then He wrapped the C4 around a door knob. But nothing happened. The door stayed shut with the C4 wrapped around it.
Hmmm … God loves to give me a puzzle.
Here’s my interpretation. The C4 is not explosive unless it is detonated. The Holy Spirit has the power to break down doors that stand between us and the freedom Jesus has secured for us. The Word of God – spoken, prayed, obeyed – sends the heat and shockwave, then the Holy Spirit delivers God’s power. Prophesying the Bible is my responsibility. Do you believe it is yours? I believe it is the precursor to seeing God bring the breakthroughs I am waiting for.
Our sweet Lord knew I needed marching orders and a visual illustration to help me be more faithful to do my part in prayer. I needed to be reminded whose power moves the mountain. Our God knows we need a helping hand so we don’t grow weary in the work of prayer.
So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up. (Galatians 6:9, emphasis mine)
Below, I’m sharing simple declarations I have written to prophesy the Bible over myself and the people I am praying for. Maybe you will find a few to use in partnership with the Holy Spirit.
I believe it is very important that you read these Scriptures and surrounding verses/chapters for yourself. Let the Word of God speak directly to you. Ask the Lord where He wants you to read and find your own prophesies. When I asked, He led me to Psalm 44, Isaiah 41 and Isaiah 44.
The Lord rises up to help me because of His unfailing love. Psalm 44:26
By God’s power, I push back and trample my enemies. Psalm 44:5
I am the chosen servant of the Lord. He does not throw me away. Isaiah 41:9
I am strengthened by the mighty, victorious arm of the Lord. Because He is with me I remain fearless and courageous. Isaiah 41:10
Almighty, victorious God causes my enemies to be confused and humiliated. Isaiah 41:11-12
The Lord, my Redeemer, helps me and I will not be afraid. Isaiah 41:14
My thirst for ______ is quenched by Almighty God. He is the fountain of living water in my valley, the pool of water in my desert. Isaiah 41:18
The Lord who made me helps me, because I am his chosen one. Isaiah 44:2
God has poured out His Holy Spirit on my children and their descendants. He sustains them and causes them to thrive. Isaiah 44:3-4
The price for my freedom has been paid by the blood of Jesus Christ. Isaiah 44:22
God’s Word is our mighty weapon. Let’s not grow weary in speaking it out loud to our mountains. Lord, fill our mouths with Your prayers! Your Word!
How have you seen the spoken Word accomplish breakthrough and open doors in your own life? Please share your experience in the comments.
About Jennifer O. White
I'm a simple wife who has discovered God's amazing gift of prayer. Here at Prayerfully Speaking I share my journey of unwrapping this gift. God invites us to ask Him, but His enemy works diligently to keep that from happening. I hope to offer you encouragement to believe God is ready to pour more into your life than you've ever imaged.