Many Bible figures used the biblical truth of “declaring out loud an expected end” when directing their current situation and circumstances to change. It is Biblical and it worked for them. David had the following words to say at his encounter with Goliath:
David said to the Philistine, “You come against me with sword and spear and javelin, but I come against you in the name of the Lord Almighty, the God of the armies of Israel, whom you have defied. This day the Lord will hand you over to me, and I’ll strike you down and cut off your head. Today I will give the carcasses of the Philistine army to the birds of the air and the beasts of the earth, and the whole world will know that there is a God in Israel. All those gathered here will know that it is not by sword or spear that the Lord saves; for the battle is the Lord’s, and he will give all of you into our hands” (1 Samuel 17:45-47).
This was not a silent prayer to God. In fact, he did not direct these words to God at all. David said these words to Goliath, his enemy. “I will strike you down and cut off your head”. That’s bold. He was declaring faith-filled words about what God wanted to do. The events he spoke of had not actually happened as yet. However, as we know they did come to pass.
Remember from my blog a couple of weeks ago...”The tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:20-21). Goliath was a giant enemy. David spoke death to him and consequently life to himself. Many times we have giant enemies in our finances that we need to speak to with faith filled words. Sometimes we don’t know what to do when facing financial challenges, but this is something practical we can do. Declare the end from the beginning. Declare the removal of debt. Declare God’s provision.