10 Days of Developing an Expectation for the Future
If Satan is going to block your advance then one of his key objectives will be to keep your emotions from becoming whole. Expectation is linked with the function of desire. In this harvest season, we must expect to move from maintenance to revival to awakening to conquest. Below is a 10-day focus that will help you develop an expectation for the best that is yet ahead. I am declaring this will be a time of visitation when the presence and power of God invades your space and orders your steps! May you be restored and healed—body, soul and spirit in this time of watchful mediation. Expect God to move!
Day 1: Read Psalm 139; Ephesians 2. May the Lord show you who you are in Him. You are an original, fearfully and wonderfully made! Thank Him for forming you in your mother’s womb. Spend the day praising! This is very important in the process of breaking cycles.
Day 2: Memorize and speak forth 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24. Decree that your whole spirit, soul and body will be sanctified! Also read Joshua 3.
Day 3: Sing or praise with Psalm 23. Agree with God for the restoration of your soul. Soul is linked with “breathing” and refers to the entire inner nature and personality of a person. Read Deuteronomy 26:16-19. Declare that you will be set on high in a new place with a seal called Special. Decree life and life abundantly. Read and underline Matthew 6:25, Luke 12:22; John 10:10. Thank God for the prophets in your life (see Acts 3:23). If you have quenched the prophetic anointing in your life, confess it as sin. Memorize Proverbs 29:18. Ask the Lord to open up new vision and revelation over your life. Memorize Jeremiah 30:17.
Day 4: Ask the Lord to make your heart pure! Declare that the seat of your feelings, desires, affections and aversions will come under the alignment of the Holy Spirit. Read the Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12). Ask the Lord to send help or aid to your soul, so you can attain your highest end. Declare your end will be greater than your beginning. Read Haggai 2. Ask the Lord for your soul to begin to prosper in a new way. Read 3 John 2; Hebrews 13:17; James 1:21, 5:20; 1 Peter 1:9. Now ask the Lord to make you “see.” The pure in heart see Him (see Matt. 5:8).
Day 5: Memorize Proverbs 18:14. Ask the Lord to remove any vexation of the spirit of the world and its influence on your spirit. Thank God that you are a spiritual being and that you will live eternally with Him. If you do not have this assurance, stop and ask the Lord to remove any doubt from you. Receive a cleansing through His blood. Read Hebrews 9. Ask the Lord to cleanse your conscience and restore it to full working authority. Ask the Lord to renew your communion with Him. Take communion with Him. Your spirit is that part of you related to worship and divine communion. Read and underline John 12:27; 1 Corinthians 16:18; 2 Corinthians 7:13; Matthew 11:29; 2 Corinthians 7:1; 1 Peter 2:11; James 5:20; 1 Corinthians 5:5; 1 Peter 1:9; Matthew 10:28; Acts 2:31; Romans 8:10; Ephesians 4:4; James 2:26.
Day 6: Read Romans 6. Make a list of any place that sin “has dominion” over you. Decree that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you are freed and cleansed. Watch for sins of omission such as gossip, criticizing, judging, etc. At times, these are hidden from us and produce unbelief in us.
Day 7: The BODY is the lowest part of a person’s triune being; it’s where the soul and spirit reside. Honor the Holy Spirit who has chosen to dwell within you. Read 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 2 Peter 1:13-14. Thank Him that your body is His. Reread Romans 6:13,19. Yield your members one by one unto God as instruments of righteousness rather than unto iniquity. If you have a part of your body that is not working properly, ask the Lord to heal and cleanse that portion. Include any organs that you know have been affected by sin. Read Romans 7. Declare that the “pull” of the old is eradicated.
Day 8: Fast as the Lord leads you. I suggest you fast from solid food and only drink liquids (water, herb tea, broth) on this day. Read Romans 8. Thank the Lord that you have been adopted by Him and that His blood is flowing through you to restore you!
Day 9: Declare all hope deferred is broken from you, loosed and removed from influencing your life. Declare the power of scattering is broken as you read Ezekiel 36–37. Thank the Lord for a new heart and spirit. Declare a new door of hope is opening. Read Hosea 2; 6; 10. Confess that the sin of unbelief is broken from your bloodline.
Day 10: Read Psalms 62; 32. Declare your emotions healed and your spirit free. Worship throughout the day. Use praise music. If you drive somewhere, then sing with the music. Healing Scriptures are important to recite. Memorize Hebrews 11:6. Ask the Lord for your next measure of faith. Read and meditate on Isaiah 60. Arise! shine! Decree that all depression and oppression must leave. Expect God to move on your behalf. Expect miracles and healings to begin to happen in you and through you!
Chuck D. Pierce