When a believer begins to live by faith, their whole vocabulary will change. The believer becomes very positive because they openly speak God’s Word. The unbeliever can be offended at the confessions of a believer because they believe that all men should have lack together. Who do you think you are? Are you better than the rest of us? They misinterpret the believer’s confidence for arrogance. Boasting is acceptable if it lines up with the Word of God.
Psalm 34:2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the
humble shall hear thereof, and be glad.
It is perfectly acceptable for a believer to boast (testify) of what God is doing in their lives. Some of them will be glad to hear of the wonderful works of the Lord, while others will not believe anything you say. Their hearts are hardened towards God through the ignorance in them.
Mathew 7:6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs (infidels) neither cast your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and then turn and rend you.
There are certain people in this world that are totally closed off to God. There is nothing we can say that they accept. If you boast of what your Lord has done, they will mock you and speak evil of your character. You may try it once, but once you discover their heart you must set boundaries. Some folks are so hard hearted, God Himself cannot reach them. These folks need intercessory prayer.
John 3:11 I say unto you, we speak that we do know and testify that we have seen; and you receive not our witness.
This is Jesus speaking to the most religious man in Israel; Nicodemus was struggling to believe Jesus was the Messiah. Who will these people believe? They will believe those that tickle their ears. In other words, they will hear what they want to hear. When a Christian testifies of the Lord, the unbeliever perceives it as them boasting of themselves. When a believer hears another believer boasting of their Lord, they are glad and the two rejoice together.
2 Timothy 3:1-2 In the last days perilous times will come. Men will love only themselves, boasters, proud, unthankful and unholy. . .
We are in these days. These are perilous times, the amplified Bible calls them days hard to deal with and hard to bear. These were at one time believers, people who walked with the Lord.
2 Timothy 3:5 Having a form (appearance) of godliness, but deny His power, from such turn away.
These folks have lost their fear of God and they don’t care what anyone thinks of it. They do not boast of the Lord; they boast only of themselves. They may appear as Christians but not the Bible kind. They all care about themselves. So go ahead and boast about your Lord and Savior. You will find those who agree with you and those who don’t. My boast is in the Lord.
Men have taught me the Word of God so, I sow into their ministry.
I am grateful to them,
I pray they help many others.
I put my trust in God,
He is faithful and just.
I will reap what I sow,
I will sow to the Spirit.
You will declare a thing, and it will be established for you
Declarations over our children:
I declare my child(ren) shall be taught of the Lord
I declare great is the peace of my child(ren)
I declare my child(ren) hear God’s voice and walk in truth
I declare my child(ren) serve God all the days of their lives.
Declarations over America:
We declare that the power of Christ’s redemption is greater than the power of sin and death in America
We declare that America will be saved
We declare that truth will win in America. Lord send revival
We declare that life and decency will prevail in the United States
We declare that the Supreme Court will honor truth and justice, not their own ideals and desires
Declarations over our church:
We declare that FOJ will have a platform for the Holy Spirit to work from
We declare we are making room for the gifts of the Spirit to flow
We declare the spirit of boldness is replacing the spirit of fear
We declare we are putting every distraction, anything that would entangle us and we run with endurance in our vision.
We declare and believe revival is coming