The Power of Decree Part 2 – Decrees are Keys

Why are decrees powerful?

1. Decrees are a Key to Activating the Priestly Ministry of Jesus.

Heb 3:1 NASB / Heb 7:25 / Rom 8:34: Give Jesus something to intercede for! When we stand in agreement with what God is saying and confess it out, we activate intercession from Heaven. Would you like Jesus interceding for you? Open your mouth!

2. Decrees are a Key to Releasing Favour.

Job 22:28 AMP:

“You shall also decide and decree a thing, and it shall be established for you; and the light [of God’s favor] shall shine upon your ways.”

People who walk in decrees walk in favour.  Churches who walk in decrees walk in favour. 

3. Decrees are a Key to Shifting the Atmosphere.

Our words frame our world and determine the atmosphere we walk in. Wherever we go, we are to bring Heaven to Earth.

Wherever we go, we should be releasing the Kingdom through our mouths. Xenia and I do it all the time. If you are in a situation where the Kingdom is not manifesting, release it!

We need to have the revelation that we have been given the keys to the Kingdom to shift atmospheres so that they represent Heaven well.

Matt 16:18-19: Jesus focuses on building the church; we focus on releasing the Kingdom.

The keys are the ability to bind and loose in any given situation.


As ambassadors of Heaven, we are to bring the presence of our host country, the Kingdom of Heaven, everywhere we go!

The fundamental Kingdom atmosphere we are to establish is righteousness, peace and joy (Rom 14:17).

Keys are given to access Heaven!

When you say JOY you are accessing Heaven’s joy and releasing it here on Earth.

Luke 10:5: Jesus sent His disciples out on a Kingdom mission. When you enter a house, first say, ‘Peace to this house.’ In verse 6, it says that peace will rest, “fix its abode upon”, that house.

Atmospheres are tangible. This place gives me the creeps.

Keys also lock up. When you bind disorder “ the opposite of peace ” you are locking it up.

Shift the atmosphere.  Peace is a key ingredient of the Kingdom.  Speak it over your own home, office, etc. Jesus is the Prince of Peace. Peace is Kingdom.

So in your work or wherever you are, release the Kingdom. You are a son of the Kingdom; you open the door to Heaven here on Earth.

You are responsible for the atmosphere at your work.

CREATION IS WAITING TO HEAR THE VOICE OF SONS! The Earth will respond to the voice of sons. Release favour.

Our tongue can be used for both good and bad – James 3:8. The words we speak have the capacity to poison people and poison atmospheres. It is like the rudder on a ship or a spark in a forest fire. A small tongue still has the capacity for great influence when negativity is released.

Proverbs 18:21: Life and death are in the power of the tongue.

Eph 4:29: Unwholesome talk Corrupt communication.

How does the devil get authority? The biggest source is through the negative words we speak. We empower him!

Matt 28:18 says, “All power and authority has been given to Me.” This means none has been given to the devil. God said, GO. He has empowered us to bring His kingdom to earth.

God is looking for a people that can pull Heaven down to Earth with their words of life. We become the voice of breakthrough.

4. Decrees are a Key to Activating the Angelic Realm.

Psalm 103:20: When we give VOICE to His word, we activate the angelic realm with our decrees.

We are called to be a Gen 28 Church – angels ascending and descending.

We carry dominion authority as kings on the earth.

Rev 5:10: He has made us to be kings and priests and we will reign on earth.

What king reigns without opening His mouth?

Historically, kings made decrees that would be spread around their kingdoms by messengers. Those decrees would then be acted out. It’s no different in the Kingdom of God.

We as kings on the Earth are no different. We make decrees and the messengers angels carry them out.

So to recap:

1. Decrees are a key to activating the priestly ministry of Jesus.

2. Decrees are a key to releasing favour.

3. Decrees are a key to shifting the atmosphere.

4. Decrees are a key to activating the angelic realm.

God has empowered you to be the voice of breakthrough. Bring Heaven to Earth!

If you missed it, check out the first blog in this series: The Power of Decree Part 1: The Keys of Decree.

Or listen to the whole message here.

Tim Stevenson is Horizon’s senior leader. Find out more about Tim here.