17 Prophetic Declarations to Make Right Now—Before 2017

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There is power in making declarations and decrees over your life that will align you with God’s Word.

“You will also declare a thing, and it will be established for you; so light will shine on your ways.” Job 22:28 NKJV

While there has been a lot of unrest going on in the world this year, we must rise above it so we can enter into God’s rest and prepare for the revival that is coming.

You will find a new weapon for your warfare when you combine worship with a declaration style of music and prayer.

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These 17 prophetic declarations, which you will also find in my book, 2016 Prophetic Forecast, will help you bring radical changes in your life right now, so you can prepare for the new things God will bring in 2017 and beyond.

1. I declare and decree that this is a year in which God has heard our cries for mercy and things are turning around.
“I love the LORD, for he heard my voice; he heard my cry for mercy. Because he turned his ear to me, I will call on him as long as I live.” Psalm 116:1–2 NIV

2. I speak the opening of heavenly gates and ancient doors that will bring us into deeper relationship with You, God.
“Lift up your heads, you gates; be lifted up, you ancient doors, that the King of glory may come in.” Psalm 24:7 NIV

3. We decree a time of renewing our strength and soaring in Your presence God.
“… but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NIV

4. We declare that the times of spiritual hopelessness and disappointments have come to an end. This is a year of sudden good breaks.
“Unrelenting disappointment leaves you heartsick, but a sudden good break can turn life around.” Proverbs 13:12 MSG

5. Make us ministers of reconciliation to offset injustices and bring healing to people everywhere we go.
“All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.” 2 Corinthians 5:18 NIV

6. We agree with the new things that will bring spiritual refreshing to those who have been in the wilderness.
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18–19 NIV

7. We declare a new day, as God’s light shines on and through us.
“Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the LORD rises upon you.” Isaiah 60:1 NIV

8. Help us to be stretched in order to receive all that you have for us.
“Enlarge the place of your tent, stretch your tent curtains wide, do not hold back; lengthen your cords, strengthen your stakes.” Isaiah 54:2 NIV

9. Teach us to love, as You love us, God.
Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:37–40 NIV

10. Give us wisdom to help those who need the love of God.
“And he will go on before the Lord, in the spirit and power of Elijah, to turn the hearts of the parents to their children and the disobedient to the wisdom of the righteous—to make ready a people prepared for the Lord.” Luke 1:17 NIV

11. Grant us the ability to forgive and not judge others.
“Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.” Luke 6:37–38 NIV

12. We gladly receive any pruning needed in our lives in order for us to remain in You, Lord.
“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned.” John 15:5–6 NIV

13. We decree that we will step into a place this year to have greater authority to see answers to the things we ask for in prayer.
“If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.” John 15:7 NIV

14. We are in agreement with God’s promises to pour out His Spirit on our descendants and declare that we will see them grow fast and strong.
“For I will pour water on the thirsty land, and streams on the dry ground; I will pour out my Spirit on your offspring, and my blessing on your descendants. They will spring up like grass in a meadow, like poplar trees by flowing streams. Some will say, ‘I belong to the LORD; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still; others will call themselves by the name of Jacob; still others will write on their hand, ‘The LORD’s,’ and will take the name Israel.” Isaiah 44:3–5 NIV

15. Open opportunities for us to see who needs that deeper touch. Use us to bring healing to people who have been wounded and rejected.
“Go out quickly into the streets and alleys of the town and bring in the poor, the crippled, the blind and the lame.” Luke 14:21b NIV

16. We pray for the new sound from Heaven to be released on the Earth.
“And I heard a sound from heaven like the roar of rushing waters and like a loud peal of thunder. The sound I heard was like that of harpists playing their harps.” Revelation 14:2 NIV

17. We declare and decree that we will live our lives this year above all the negativity around us. We look for doors of opportunity and ask for eyes to see all that you are doing God.
“After this I looked, and there before me was a door standing open in heaven. And the voice I had first heard speaking to me like a trumpet said, ‘Come up here, and I will show you what must take place after this.’” Revelation 4:1 NIV

My prayer for you is that you will find something in these declarations that will help you press in to God for more. I want to encourage you to contend for more and not settle for less.

I am agreeing in prayer for your breakthrough this year and in 2017. This is a time like never before that we will need to be proactive to get to the next level.

These declarations are an excerpt from my book, 2016 Prophetic Forecast, which will give you prophetic insights on what God is doing this year and the next 7 years. Order your book here.



Doug Addison

Doug Addison is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is known for his Daily Prophetic Words, Spirit Connection webcast, podcast, and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and having fun reaches people around the world! His powerfully, positively funny style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their destiny and experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where he is impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.

Doug Addison

Doug Addison is the founder and president of InLight Connection. Doug is a prophetic speaker, author and coach. He is best known for his Daily Prophetic Words and Spirit Connection podcast and blog. Doug’s message of love, hope and acceptance reaches people around the world! His powerful, lighthearted style of teaching and coaching helps open people to discover their spiritual identity and personal destiny as they experience God’s supernatural love and power. He and his wife Linda live in Los Angeles, California where they are impacting the arts and entertainment and media industries.

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    • Henry
    • March 28, 2020

    Thank you so much Man of God,God Bless You for your Mighty Declaration impact in my life Tonite

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • March 30, 2020

      Blessings Henry!

    • Philip Gongar
    • December 31, 2019

    Thanks so much for these prophetic declarations. The scriptures are all in place. I am going to use them as well. May God increase you more

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 2, 2020

      Woohoo! Bless you, Philip!

    • Titus
    • November 11, 2019

    This is really what I needed..God Bless you

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • November 11, 2019

      God bless you Titus!

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    Hi everyone it would be nice if you will come with new declarations for 2019/2020 The Word of God works no matter whether how it is published long as it is the Truth and nothing more. I would 😍 to see declarations for people that tries to keep others from prospering in every area of our lives. Would like you guys to publish declarations that covers everything under the ☀. Thanks Doug Addison and your dedicated staff. May God bless your ministries. Jacquelyn Aka Jade

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • July 2, 2019

      Thanks for the suggestion Jade! Bless you!

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    Thank you Doug! I love the declarations along with all the scriptures . For USA 42:26 refines us ,Put God In remembrance of his word. Thank you so much! May God bless and keep you comfort you as well. Praise God for you. Jadr

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • June 17, 2019

      God bless you Jacquelyn!

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    Thank you sir for this prophetic words God bless you and your family more grace

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • February 18, 2019

      Thanks for reading them Daniel! God bless you!

    • Jacquelyn D Jones
    • January 8, 2019

    Thank you the verses are so powerful and I am being blessed as I read them and I will apply to my life. How about putting this in a DVD format? I will pass these verses on making sure I let others know that you wrote these verses for our edification. Thank you so much.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • January 8, 2019

      I’m so glad you enjoyed Doug’s prophetic declarations for 2017! At this time we do not have plans to put them on a CD but thanks for the suggestion!

    • Rev. Humphrey A. Nii Yebuah Attey
    • December 27, 2018

    Thanks be to the Almighty God giving us through Prophet Doug Addison these biblical prophetic declarations and decrees. Indeed l have received radical changes in my perception as to prophetic declarations.

      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • December 28, 2018

      Awesome! I’m so glad you enjoyed them! Bless you!

    • Agbesi Senyo
    • September 26, 2018


      • Nikki, InLight Connection Team
      • September 27, 2018

      Glad you enjoyed!

    • Cosmas Eya
    • July 10, 2017

    Thank you my brother in Christ I pray that these your prophetic declaration shall manifest upon me and others in Jesus Name. Amen!

      • Nikki, InLight Connection
      • July 10, 2017

      Amen Cosmas Eya! Bless you!

    • Vicky
    • March 21, 2017

    Praying and believing for my sons, their wives see a mighty move of God in their lives and turn full circle to him! Born again and filled with Holy Spirit! Our youngest son to know he was not born Gay and be delivered, saved and filled with Holy Spirit and be free and joyful in the Lord! That they all know who they are in Christ! I decree and declare it done in Jesus Name! Amen!!!!

    • Emy
    • February 7, 2017

    I really need to develop the habit of daily prophetic declarations and these came at the right time. Thanks a lot.

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    i really love this… thanks alot…

    • lily thatcher
    • December 30, 2016

    Thanks you, in Jesus name i declared breakthrough in this coming year and beyond of my family, healths, finance and all glorious for Him only!

    • Raphael Murithi
    • December 19, 2016


    • Rebecca Dennard
    • October 24, 2016

    Please pray for me!! I have had so many problems and disappointments that Im struggling with depression. I can’t breakfree . Why ? What’s wrong? Nothing is working? Please help!

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    A word on 22 October 2016

    The King of Glory Coming In: His Glory Being Revealed

    Surrender to Me to orchestrate the election of the USA
    Have ears to hear and open hearts to receive
    Change is coming to My body in this way
    Realize that time is short, Rest in Me and believe

    Those who are in Me are going to be taken
    to a place that will be fully covered by the Blood
    All that can be shaken, will be shaken
    by the Power of Who I AM, like in the time of the Flood

    You will see things in a different light
    You will understand things in a different way
    You are going to be shown great signs, great revelations, great insight
    of what is going to happen in your day

    Now is the time to see Who I AM in all things
    A soaring fire that to your shaken spirit sings
    A time of many birth pains to fully understand
    My children must be refined, leading to the Great Birth I have planned

    Do not fear, remember I have overcome all darkness, I AM the Lamb
    Be ready, seek and it shall be given
    Be at peace all those that have been listenin’
    and understand that I AM the I AM !

    • Nancy Halperen
    • October 22, 2016

    Thank you, I needed this! May all God’s blessings He has for you, overpower you and take you over.

    • Serene
    • October 22, 2016

    Thank you so much for these exciting prophetic words.

    Be blessed always in Jesus! Very encouraging! I’m going to type them and I pray to diligently read daily, I pray!
    Thank you again !

    • Dorothy Beesley
    • October 21, 2016

    Hello Doug, I thank God for you & your ministry.
    This last year, 2016 has been a hard year for me and our family. We have lost our business through lack of work, our family is in termoil, children against parent, my husband against me.
    I love God with all my heart and He has been a help through my life. I am declaring these declarations over our lives and trust God will bring change & blessings to us.
    Bless you always.

    • Reply


      I am sorry these things happened to you. It has been a hard year for some people.

      Doug wants to encourage you to hang on and enter into God’s rest. Do what you can and make time to reconnect with Jesus as your Lord, as your brother and as your friend. Let go of old burdens, shake off the dust from the old paths, and celebrate God through worship for the great things he will do this next season.

      Re-listen to Doug’s October Spirit Connection if you can. http://dougaddison.com/2016/10/spirit-connection-october-2016/
      Let your spirit catch the impartations of the season and take time to rest in God.


    • LAnn
    • October 21, 2016

    I thank you so very much Doug for such timely promises and declarations. GOD bless you and the ministry even more.

    On a lighter note, no.9 verse on Matt 22:37-40 and 14 Isaiah 44:3-5 has 2 sentences repeated.

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      Thank you LAnn. We always try to be excellent in what we do and we love readers who help us grow in this.

      We bless you with greater discernment and a greater voice to be heard. Pam

    • Linda
    • October 20, 2016

    Thank you

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    The prophetic word hit the spot of my heart. Thank u for the scriptures, and I have them written on the tablet of my heart. Sister Nan Martin sent this to me, GOD bless u and her.

    • Sela Prescott
    • October 20, 2016

    Awesome and very inspiring and I recieve all of these declarations and degree to my life my marriage , my children, my families my ministries, my neighbors and my town and my nation and for your glory alone in Jesus Name amen!

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      Doug’s team agrees too! God bless you! Pam

    • Lori Joned
    • October 20, 2016

    Thank you for all that you do!

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    THANK you!
    In this time of transition, which is in every part of my life, these help so much to ground me!

    • Ann
    • October 20, 2016

    God bless you for these declarations and scriptures. Much needed in this day.

    • Rosalyn Lopez
    • October 20, 2016

    thank you so much Mr. Doug for sharing these to us. i have been blessed and encouraged by the Lord’s revelations through you. The Lord bless you.

    • Cathy Hirsa
    • October 20, 2016

    Doug thankyou for you these prophetic words of heaven have been a real encouragement for mr and have put a light on my path as I press threw for my breakthrew!!! I found strength and hope as did others when I shared with them your resent testimony about the trial of the sickness you overcame!!! Your precious Father heart is evident to help the lost and broken . May God Ricky was you for being a good Stuart of what The Lord has shared with you !!

    • Lois McWhinney
    • October 20, 2016

    Thanks Pr Doug for your generous and focused counsel and encouragement.

    • Latasha Smith
    • October 20, 2016

    Thanks so much I needed those this morning.

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