The chapter in Job referenced is Job's friend Eliphaz rebuking him. In this particular section Eliphaz is emphasizing that Job needs to agree with God. That is the predicate for the various things that follow such as God hearing Job when he prays. One of the things listed is that when Job has decided on something, God will bring it to pass but remember - only if Job is found in agreement with God. Some translations use the word declare or decree but this is hardly meant the way Harden is taking it. Eliphaz is not saying Job needs to speak out declarations but rather that he begin with the simple premise of being in agreement with God. There is certainly no "atmospheric shift" no matter how much Karen Hardin wants to mangle scripture. Praying scripture is not witchcraft. Declaring and decreeing it however as if you had something to do with it? Yes, that is indeed occultic and heretical.
"I agree that we must use wisdom when we pray that we are not manipulating a situationwhich is witchcraft. However, we are called to pray His Word, which we know is His will. God called those things that are not as though they were. He declared what He saw in the spirit realm, and so it was. "As it is written, 'I have made you a father of many nations' before God whom he believed, and who raises the dead, and calls those things that do not exist as though they did" (Rom. 4:17). This isn't "name it, claim it." This is a tool of spiritual warfare needed in this hour to see God's will accomplished on the earth. That is our role. To pray. To speak His Word. To decree and prophesy into situations. What else did He mean when He said, "For truly I say to you, whoever says to this mountain, 'Be removed and be thrown into the sea,' and does not doubt in his heart, but believes that what he says will come to pass, he will have whatever he says" (Mark 11:23). Let's speak to those mountains, the Goliaths, that taunts and flaunt themselves as greater than our God. We are called to decree and prophesy to them. It is up to Him to do it." - Karen Hardin
So we come to a central butchering shared by most word-faithers. I have heard Joel Osteen cite the key verse today as Karen Hardin just did in defense of their heresy. These verses cannot be clearer. God called Abraham the father of many nations long before he was. God is the God who calls things that were not as though they were. Why? Because God transcends all time. He sees the beginning and the end of all of us. So He knew that Abraham would indeed end up as the father of many nations. God does not have the same restrictions we do when it comes to things like time. Nowhere in the key scriptures does it even remotely come close to inferring we have this same ability because we do not. We are not God, no matter how much Karen Hardin wishes she were. We do not declare or prophesy into situations. We pray to a sovereign God because He alone is sovereign; not us. If it is truly up to God to do it, then why do we need to declare and decree anything? Why does Karen Harden want to usurp the power of God by assuring us that she creates as she speaks?
Abracadabra! You're a heretic.
Reverend Anthony Wade - August 31, 2021