Decreeing versus Prophesying:
There is more than one kind of Spiritual Action that can change the environment we live/work within. One Action is to Decree another is to Prophesy.
Defining a Decree Biblically.
Decrees issued by rulers, written commands having the effect of law, and the metaphor of God as King of the world provide the imagery behind the Bible's references to God's "decrees."
Terms translated "decree" in Hebrew and/or Aramaic include dat [t'D] (a loanword from Persian) used in Daniel, Ezra, and Esther for decrees of God and human (especially Persian) monarchs, taam [[;f] for the orders of high officials including kings, hoq/huqqaa [q,qej] used especially of God's laws, esar [r's\a] (lit. "something binding"), and gezeraa [h'rzG] ("something decided"); and in Greek dogma [dovgma] ("a [public] decree, decision"). The idea of "decree" may be present even where a specific technical term for "decree" does not occur.
God and Human Decrees. Even in decrees by human monarchs God shows his own decrees or purposes to be sovereign.
In Exodus 7-14 God shows his decrees to be sovereign over Pharaoh's by "hardening" Pharaoh's heart. This "hardening" involves the ...
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