Job 22:28: You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.
Scriptures are replete with principles that support the power of the tongue. This Scripture refers to your royal anointing-the favor God has poured over you because you belong to Him. It reminds me of the story when Samuel went to David and poured anointing oil over his head to signify he would be the next king of Israel. Samuel didn't bring him a crown, but anointed him with oil-a symbol of the Holy Spirit and God's blessings and approval.
It was many years later before David actually wore that crown, but from the moment he was anointed, he was already a king in God's eyes. Good things began to happen to him almost immediately because he started looking at his world through eyes of blessing rather than eyes of failure. Even as he overcame the lion and the bear, he knew he could overcome giants. And just as he took authority and overcame everything that threatened his ascent to the throne, you must take authority and overcome everything that threatens your ascent into the realm of success and prosperity.
A king does not beg and cry for anything. He does not have to. He declares something and that thing is established. A king has the legal power to decree, which is an old English word for "legislate." He institutes, he confirms, he settles, he summons, he authorizes-that's what a king does.
Peter tells us we belong to "a royal priesthood" (1 Peter 2:9). The word royal speaks of our kingly attributes as Believers. Remember, Jesus is King of kings-He is the capital "K" King and we are the lowercase "k" kings. You must manifest your royal anointing to decree blessings over your marriage, family, business, ministry, and every other realm of your life.
The whole universe is waiting for us to give it instruction. As the Bible says,"For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God" (Romans 8:19). The whole universe waits in anticipation for the sons and daughters of God to manifest themselves and bring it back into alignment with God's original intent for them. Every word you speak is pregnant with regal, creative power.
The first to illustrate this was God Himself. According to Hebrews 11:3 (ESV): "the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible." In the book of Genesis, chapter one, at the beginning of each day of the creation story, we see:"And God said, 'Let there be...'" God spoke out what He had seen in His mind as He had dreamed about creating the universe, and when He spoke, the earth, all the planets, the sun, moon, and stars, as well as every plant, animal, and humanity itself appeared just as He had seen us all in His mind's eye. God spoke, and from "nothingness" came everything that exists in the physical universe.
James, the brother of Jesus, told a parable of how this is to work in our lives:
For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to bridle his whole body. If we put bits into the mouths of horses so that they obey us, we guide their whole bodies as well. Look at the ships also: though they are so large and are driven by strong winds, they are guided by a very small rudder wherever the will of the pilot directs. So also the tongue is a small member, yet it boasts of great things.-James 3:2-5 ESV
When a ship sets sail to cross the sea, the pilot plots out the course. Then he determines the times he will need to adjust the direction of the ship to follow the course he has set. He checks his calculations from time to time to ensure he is always headed in the right direction, and then he keeps the steering as steady as possible heading towards his predetermined destination. Certainly along the way he may have to adjust the helm to go around storms, navigate currents, or avoid obstacles in the water, but he always steers with his focus more on where he is going than what he is going through. If he constantly changes the steering from one minute to the next fixated on his present circumstances, the ship is more likely to go in circles than it is to arrive at the desired port of call.
For the pilot, the course is created first in his thoughts, communicated through the rudder, and then realized as the rest of the ship lines up with his intent. For us, our lives only arrive at our desired goals if we line up our thoughts, words, habits, and actions in a similar way.
You must take the time to carefully consider your course. Where are you heading? What will it look