BY DORAL PULLEY, Today’s Church Tampa Bay
READ | Matthew 16:13-20
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue. We love words and eat the fruit thereof.” (Proverbs 18:21)
One of the ways to powerfully use the scriptures in your life is through finding scriptures that apply to an experience that you are having. Scripture is the timeless truth that brings up any lies buried deep in your subconscious. Once you find the appropriate scripture, you can speak it with power along with a denial and an affirmation to build your consciousness around the ideas of health, harmony in relationship, and wealth.
Binding and loosing is not a popular phrase in today’s society. The term comes from biblical times in relationship to animals. People bound animals such as oxen and horses so that they did not go astray. They also put bits in their mouths to keep them focused on the transportation task at hand. Then there were times when they let these animals free to run wild, to eat, and to play with the other animals.
Also, the word, denial, does not have a positive connotation in modern language. To be in denial is to not accept the facts, thus living in an alternate reality. In Kingdom, when we use the term, denial, we are not denying the existence of anything. We are denying and denouncing its power over us. We are allowing something to die so that something else might live in us.
Denials disempower your fears, doubts, limiting beliefs, faulty perceptions, and worries so that you can speak your affirmation with power and authority. The combination of quoting scripture together with denials and affirmations forms a Prayer Tool that helps you communicate what you desire to bring into manifestation. Think of a hammer. Quoting Scripture is the handle, the Universal Truth. Denials are the claw pulling up old ideas and limiting beliefs that are firmly planted and nailed into your consciousness. Affirmations are the head that securely fastens the good desires of your heart (Psalm 37:4).
Rev. Doral Pulley is the senior pastor of Today’s Church Tampa Bay, 940 5th Ave. S, St. Petersburg (Staybridge Suites) and 5107 North Central Ave., Tampa.