Just as Gideon and his mighty men declared, ‘The sword of the Lord and of Gideon,’ before their victory, so I am asking you to begin to declare victory over the battle in front of you. Your declarations matter because your words are powerful and impact the outcome of what you are facing. This morning, will you begin to declare the truth of my Word over your battle? Will you begin to declare your victory? For I have given you a beautiful weapon, so begin to use your voice. Begin to advance and take back the territory that you thought you had lost. For truly the battle belongs to me, and I love when you fight valiantly alongside me.
And the three companies blew the trumpets, and brake the pitchers, and held the lamps in their left hands, and the trumpets in their right hands to blow withal: and they cried, The sword of the Lord, and of Gideon.
Death and life are in the power of the tongue: and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.