He speaks, someone hears it, they decree it, and Holy Spirit acts on it. That is His pattern. He tells His prophets first and then they do their part. It has been this way since the beginning. In Gen. 1:1-3 Holy Spirit was hovering (moving to and fro—-remaining present but moving slow), waiting! Waiting for what? For the spoken word of God—-“Light be.” After He heard the words “Light be”, He went into action. The spoken word of God has an assignment. Is. 55:11 amp. So shall My Word be that goes forth out of my mouth: it shall not return to Me void (without producing any effect, useless), but it shall accomplish that which I please and purpose, and it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it. Message translation says, So will the words that come out of my mouth not come back empty-handed. They’ll do the work I sent them to do, they’ll complete the assignment I gave them.
Holy Spirit and angels listen for the word from God and then go into action. Ps. 103:20-21 “Bless The Lord, ye His angels, that excel in strength, that do His commandments, hearkening unto the voice of His word. Bless ye The Lord, all ye His hosts, ye ministers of His, that do His pleasure.” Message translation says, “So bless God, you angels, ready and able to fly at His bidding, quick to hear and do what He says. Bless God, all you armies of angels, alert to respond to whatever He wills.”
Jesus came into this world this way. The virgin birth was heard by the prophets as God spoke and they declared it would happen and then Holy Spirit performed it. Is. 7:14 “Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.” Is. 9:6 “For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” From the moment God spoke Holy Spirit and angels were ready and began to bring those words to pass at the appointed time.
Amos 3:7 “Surely The Lord God will do nothing, but He revealeth His secret unto His servants the prophets.” Prophets hear, speak, then Holy Spirit and angels go into action to bring it to pass. David wrote about Jesus crucifixion 1,000 years before it happened. John the Baptist spoke of Jesus coming. Is. 43:18,19 “Remember ye not the former things, neither consider the things of old. Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it?” Jn. 16:13 “Howbeit when He, the Spirit of truth, is come, He will guide you into all truth: for He shall not speak of himself; but whatsoever he shall hear, that shall he speak:”
God continues to speak in the day we live and has spoken in this hour. He has spoken to us to “Declare His glory.” Declare means to boldly speak authoritatively; announce with conviction. As in Exodus, when Moses asked God to show me your glory, glory means—-1. the manifested presence of God. 2. the manifested power of God. 3. the manifested goodness of God. Ps. 96:3 states, “Declare His Glory among the heathen, His wonders among all people.” Jer. 31:10 “Hear the word of The Lord, O ye nations, and declare it…” Ps. 85:8,9 “I will hear what God The Lord will speak: for He will speak peace unto His people, and to His saints…Surely His salvation is nigh them that fear Him; that glory may dwell in our land.” Ps. 91:1,2 ” I will say of The Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in Him will I trust. Surely He shall deliver thee—–I will say and He surely will do. Mk. 11:23 speaks of the same concept—I speak and God will do.
So now say boldly with me “I declare the Glory of God (His goodness, His presence, His power) in my life, my family, my church, my city, state, and the world!” And see His glory manifest all around you!