Promises

In Week one you were challenged to call OUT the strongholds that are holding you down, and then to call UP a promise from scripture that defeats that stronghold.  Below are some promises from the truth of scripture that you can use.

 


General:

  •  “No weapon that is formed against you will prosper; And every tongue that accuses you in judgment you will condemn.” – Isaiah 54:17 (NASB)
  •  “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.” – James 4:7 (NIV)
  •  “You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.” – 1 John 4:4 (NIV)
  •  “For God hath not given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind. – 2 Timothy 1:7 (KJV)
  •  “For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ.” – 2 Corinthians 10:3-5
  •  “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable–if anything is excellent or praiseworthy–think about such things.” – Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
  •  “No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.” – 1 Corinthians 10:13 (NIV)
  •  “I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.” – Psalm 34:4 (NIV)
  •  “(The devil) He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.” – John 8:44
  •  “I saw Satan fall like lightning from heaven. I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you. However, do not rejoice that the spirits submit to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven.” – Luke 10:19-20 (NIV)
  •  “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” – Romans 12:2 (NIV)
  •  “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10 (NI V)
  •  “So then faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the word of God.” – Romans 10:17 (KJV)
  •  “What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?” – Romans 8:31 (NIV)
  •  “These are the people who divide you, who follow mere natural instincts and do not have the Spirit. But you, dear friends, by building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in God’s love as you wait for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ to bring you to eternal life.” – Jude 1:19 – 21
  •  “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
  •  “Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.” – Matthew 17:20
  •  “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” – Psalm 34:17 (NIV)
  •  “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
  •  “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all–how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?” – Romans 8:32 (NIV)
  •  “Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.” – Proverbs 4:23 (NIV)
  •  “So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.” – John 8:36 (NIV)
  •  “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust. Surely he will save you from the fowler’s snare and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his feathers, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness will be your shield and rampart…” – Psalm 91:1-4 (NIV)
  •  “This is what the LORD says to you: ‘Do not be afraid or discouraged because of this vast army. For the battle is not yours, but God’s.” – 2 Chronicles 20:15 (NIV)
  •  “Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” – Psalm 55:22 (NIV)
  •  “Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.” – Romans 12:12 (NIV)
  •  “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous! Do not tremble or be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
  •  “It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery.” – Galatians 5:1 (NIV)
  •  “Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” – Mark 11:24 (NIV)
  •  “The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.” – 2 Timothy 4:18 (NIV)
  •  “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)
  •  “For sin shall no longer be your master, because you are not under the law, but under grace.” – Romans 6:14 (NIV)
  •  “Call on me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you will honor me.” – Psalm 50:15 (NIV)
  •  “For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and brought us into the kingdom of the Son he loves, in whom we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins.” – Colossians 1:13-14 (NIV)
  •  “Do not be afraid of them; the LORD your God himself will fight for you.” – Deuteronomy 3:22 (NIV)
  •  “Let us then approach God’s throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” – Hebrews 4:16 (NIV)
  •  “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5-6 (NIV)
  •  “ Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” – Ephesians 6:10-12 (NIV)
  •  “Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand.” – Ephesians 6:13 (NIV)
  •  “In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.” – Ephesians 6:16
  •  “How you have fallen from heaven, morning star, son of the dawn! You have been cast down to the earth, you who once laid low the nations! You said in your heart, “I will ascend to the heavens; I will raise my throne above the stars of God; I will sit enthroned on the mount of assembly, on the utmost heights of Mount Zaphon. I will ascend above the tops of the clouds; I will make myself like the Most High. But you are brought down to the realm of the dead, to the depths of the pit.” – Isaiah 14:12-15 (NIV)

 

For Women

  • I am the daughter of the King of all kings.
  • Because of Jesus, I lack nothing.
  • God has given me everything I need to do what He’s called me to do.
  • I speak encouraging, life-giving words and build others up.
  • The joy of the Lord is my strength. (Nehemiah 8:10)
  • I will not compare myself to other women. God made us all beautifully unique.
  • I will hold myself to God’s standards and measure myself with grace.
  • I will love and laugh rather than fight and complain.
  • I refuse to waste my life on meaningless things.
  • I will act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God. (Micah 6:8)
  • Through Christ I am strong, gentle, fierce, and compassionate.
  • I will fight the good fight for what matters most. (2 Timothy 4:7)

 

For Men

  • I am the son of the King of all kings.
  • I lay down my pride and selfishness, giving all glory to the one true God.
  • I love my family like Christ loved the Church—giving Himself up for her.
  • I fight for purity, guarding my eyes and heart from tempting situations.
  • I seek friendships with other godly men to sharpen my perspective. (Proverbs 27:17)
  • I wait for God to open the right doors and take action when He does.
  • I’m not defined by my failures or successes.
  • I finish what I start.
  • I never give up!
  • I will act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with my God. (Micah 6:8)
  • Through Christ I am strong, gentle, fierce, and compassionate.
  • I am a warrior! I stand firm, even when the pain is crippling, because God is my strength.
  • I will fight the good fight for what matters most. (2 Timothy 4:7)

 

For Parents

  • Every child is a gift from God. (Psalm 127:3)
  • God has given me everything I need to teach my kids about Him.
  • I am capable of leading with the love of Christ rather than the fear of punishment.
  • I am intentional to leave my children with an eternal legacy. (Deuteronomy 6:5-9)
  • I will encourage, build up, and instill truth in my children.
  • In our house, we forgive, we give grace, and we always love.
  • I will never give up, even when parenting is hard.
  • I can be patient and kind because the Holy Spirit helps me. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • I will pray for my children because God hears my prayers.

 

Friendship

  • I assume the best about others.
  • I am a good friend.
  • My friends and family love me.
  • I am kind and loving.
  • My lovingkindness will speak for itself so I don’t have to.
  • I love because Love lives in me.
  • I shut my mouth when I want to complain.
  • I speak life!
  • I encourage others daily.
  • Joy is my reputation.
  • I represent Christ well to my friends.

 

Temptation / Addiction

  • God always provides a way out, and I will take it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
  • I am free from sin’s trap.
  • No temptation is greater than my God.
  • He will help me; I only need to ask. (Matthew 7:7)
  • God is stronger than my appetite.
  • Jesus’ name is above my addiction.
  • I crave the Word of God more than addiction.
  • God has given me the power to stand against temptation.
  • I submit to God and resist the devil. (James 4:7)

Fear/Anxiety

  • I will not be afraid because God is with me. (Isaiah 41:10)
  • I turn to Jesus because He offers a peace this world cannot give.
  • I will not be a slave to fear. (Galatians 4:7)
  • I am safe in Christ.
  • God is my shelter and my hiding place. (Psalm 32:7)
  • The peace of God will guard my heart and mind.

 

Identity

  • I am loved.
  • My value is not based on what I can do, but what Jesus did.
  • My failures do not define me.
  • My accomplishments are because of God in me.
  • My life is a witness, a city on a hill. (Matthew 5:14)
  • I am holy and blameless in Christ.
  • I am safe.
  • I am accepted.
  • I am not condemned.
  • I am enough because Jesus is enough.
  • God is working in me and through me. (Hebrews 6:10)
  • While man may reject me, my God never will.

 

Because of Jesus …

  • I am a child of God. (Galatians 3:26)
  • I am a spiritual contributor, not a spiritual consumer.
  • I am alive. (Romans 6:11)
  • I am a faith-filled, life-speaking, fully devoted follower of Christ.
  • I am Christ’s ambassador. (2 Corinthians 5:20)
  • I am a masterpiece. (Ephesians 2:10)
  • I am content in Christ alone.
  • I am chosen. (Ephesians 1:4)
  • I am determined to love God and people with everything I have.
  • I am a child of God. (John 1:12-13)
  • I am strengthened by God who upholds me, protects me, and defends me.
  • I am joyful. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • I am gentle. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • I am not easily offended and will not hold onto bitterness.
  • I am patient. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • I am faithful. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • I am self-controlled. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • I am kind. (Galatians 5:22-23)
  • I am known—even before I was born. (Jeremiah 1:5)
  • I am steady. (Psalm 91:1)
  • I am not alone—God is with me.
  • I am loved. (John 3:16)
  • I am fierce in confidence and boldness because God is with me.
  • I am free. (John 8:32)
  • I am healed. (1 Peter 2:24)
  • I am unashamed. (Romans 8:1)
  • I am called and equipped to go after the righteous desires God puts in my heart.
  • I am strong. (1 John 2:14)
  • I am fearless. (Isaiah 43:5)
  • I am secure. (John 10:28-29)
  • I am not a people-pleaser because I answer to God first and seek to please Him.
  • I am a new creation. (2 Corinthians 5:17)
  • I am not shaken. (Psalm 62:6)
  • I am not stuck in worry because Jesus offers a peace this world cannot give.
  • I am born again. (1 Peter 1:23)
  • I am more than a conqueror. (Romans 8:37)
  • I am named by God, not labeled by man.
  • I am the light of the world. (Matthew 5:14)
  • I am mighty in His power. (Ephesians 6:10)
  • I am the Church and I exist for the world. (1 Corinthians 12:27)