Hebrew 11:1 Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.
How one talks is typically determined by his experience in battle; if his encounters have been met with defeat, then they will possess the language of the defeated. Likewise, if they have been triumphant, they will speak like they have the victory. The issue here is that you cannot speak like the defeated and gain the victory, to be a conqueror you must possess the language of a conqueror.
Hebrews 11:1 paints for us a picture of how to speak like a conqueror. In describing the second characteristic of faith it says it is “the evidence of things not seen: a conqueror, you who are certain of victory, will speak victory even though you have not seen it yet. Gideon was an example, he said in Judges 7:15 …arise; for the Lord hath delivered into your hand the host of Midian. Pay attention to the use of the word “hath”, it is a past tense. Gideon spoke of their victory as if it was in the past even though it had not yet happened. That is giving evidence of things not yet seen. Jesus did the same thing with the woman that had the spirit of infirmity. He said even before there was any physical evidence of her healing “Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.”
Speaking defeat is one avenue through which the enemy keeps you away from your victory. What you are saying is what you are seeing. Change what you are saying by changing what you are seeing. Put up images of what he has promised all around you in your environment and with total confidence in God speak of it as if it is already done. That is how conquerors speak.
Life Application: With all confidence in God, speak of everything that he has promised as if it is already done.
Prayer: Lord, I speak life and not death over my life. I declare that I am well, strong, healed, delivered, prosperous and victorious. I speak your word over my life and declare that I am the head and not the tail, above and not beneath, a royal priesthood and a child of the king. In Jesus name, amen.