I don’t know if you know this but everything in the Bible is for all believers. All the promises in the Bible are for us. When God says “my love endures forever,” He is saying that to you and to me. Although all the words and promises in the Bible are for all of us, we can choose to claim particular ones for ourselves.
Have you ever read a verse or a chapter in the Bible and thought this is for me? Have you ever heard or read a verse and it resonated with you? Have you come across a verse or story in the Bible and it spoke to you or touched you in some way? Those are the ones you can claim for yourself. I believe if you do that, those verses or words will prove truthful in your life. I believe they are a way God speaks to us and tells us about our future and about ourselves. They are prophetic words through the word of God.
I have a folder in my documents called “Promises from God.” It includes prophetic words I’ve received, things that have been spoken over my life, revelations I believe are from God and verses I’ve claimed for my life.
One of the verses I chose is Jeremiah 1 verse 5:
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you,
before you were born I set you apart;
I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
I included it as part of my list of verses last year when God was teaching me about identity and how He was my Father and a good father at that. It spoke to me because it reminded me that even before I was conceived, God knew me. It showed me that, even though on earth I was born an illegitimate child, to God I was and will always be His legitimate daughter. That’s why the title “daughter” where God is concerned matters a great deal to me. I didn’t really think much about the second part of the verse that says: “I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.”
Then in April of this year, I was in South Africa, on a visit and someone prophesied over me and said “you are going to be a prophetic voice, God has called you to be a prophet.” During the same visit, a 9 year old boy prophesied over me and said “God says He’s going to tell you what to tell people.” It came as a surprise to me. I’d been interested in the prophetic and learning about it but I never imagined God would use me in that way.
Three months later, someone in the USA that I’ve never met in person gave me a prophetic word and one of the things she said was “I see prophetess for you. You are called to prophesy.” In a period of a few months, multiple people who didn’t know each other, from different countries, gave me the same message from God. Consider my mind blown. Not only did they each confirm what the other said but they reiterated what the second part of the verse that I claimed, spoke about my life. I don’t know how God will bring this to pass in my life. I have no idea how it’s going to play out but I trust and believe it will happen because God saw fit to send people to, in essence, tell me that “what you have claimed, I will give to you.”
That’s just one example. I could tell you more but my point is, as you read your Bible, choose scriptures that you lay claim over your life. Why? Because God says:
“Take delight in the Lord,
and he will give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37:4.