Ed Silvoso, founder of Harvest Evangelism, tells the story of a pastor, who one day, was walking along the seashore. As he was trying to enjoy the scenery, a swarm of flies began bothering him.
“There is a spiritual truth here,” the Lord said. “Understand the life cycle of the fly and you will begin to understand how to get rid of negative spiritual issues in your life.” Upon investigation, the pastor found that the life cycle of the adult fly is 21 days in the summer. The larva stage of the fly is a few days while the pupa stage is three to seven days. The truth then became clear. If you can get rid of a fly and its offspring, then the cycle of the fly’s generation is broken and you will be rid of all flies.
The lord then told the pastor to proclaim truth for forty days. He then specifically told the pastor to take an area of his life in which he wanted freedom. Find forty key biblical verses in that area and proclaim them as truth for forty days.
Here are verses to help that help proclaim truth over the fly of depression.
1 Chronicles 16:27 Splendor and majesty are before Him; strength and joy in His dwelling place.
Job 8:21 He will yet fill your mouth with laughter and your lips with shouts of joy.
Psalm 5:11 But let all who take refuge in You be glad; let them ever sing for joy. Spread Your protection over them, that those who love Your name may rejoice in You.
Psalm 4:7 You have filled my heart with greater joy than when their grain and new wine abound.
Psalm 16:11 You have made known to me the path of life; You will fill me with joy in
your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand.
Psalm 51:8 Let me hear joy and gladness; let the bones You have crushed rejoice.
Psalm 51:12 Restore to me the joy of your salvation and grant me a willing spirit, to
Psalm 66:1 Shout with joy to God, all the earth!
Psalm 67:4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy, for You rule the peoples justly and guide the nations of the earth.
Psalm 71:23 My lips will shout for joy when I sing praise to You- I, whom You have redeemed.
Psalm 81:1 Sing for joy to God our strength; shout aloud to the God of Jacob!
Psalm 86:4 Bring joy to your servant, for to you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
Psalm 90:14 Satisfy us in the morning with your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days.
Psalm 92:4 For you make me glad by your deeds, O LORD; I sing for joy at the works of your hands.
Psalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul
Psalm 94:19 When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought joy to my soul.
Psalm 95:1 Come, let us sing for joy to the LORD; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation.
Psalm 98:4 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth, burst into jubilant song with music;
Psalm 100:1 Shout for joy to the LORD, all the earth.
Psalm 118:15 Shouts of joy and victory resound in the tents of the righteous: “The LORD’s right hand has done mighty things!
Psalm 126:2-3 Our mouths were filled with laughter, our tongues with songs of joy. Then it was said among the nations, “The LORD has done great things for them. The LORD has done great things for us, and we are filled with joy.
Psalm 126:5-6 Those who sow in tears will reap with songs of joy. He who goes out weeping, carrying seed to sow, will return with songs of joy, carrying sheaves with him.
Proverbs 12:20 There is deceit in the hearts of those who plot evil, but joy for those who promote peace.
Proverbs 14:10 Each heart knows its own bitterness, and no one else can share its joy.
Proverbs 15:30 A cheerful look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the bones.
Isaiah 55:12 You will go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and hills will burst into song before you, and all the trees of the field will clap their hands.
John 15:11 I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
John 16:20 I tell you the truth, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy.
John 16:24 Until now you have not asked for anything in My name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.
John 17:13 “I am coming to you now, but I say these things while I am still in the world, so that they may have the full measure of my joy within them.
Acts 14:17 Yet He has not left Himself without testimony: He has shown kindness by giving you rain from heaven and crops in their seasons; He provides you with plenty of food and fills your hearts with joy.”
Romans 14:17 For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit,
Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in Him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
Galatians 5:22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness,
1 Thessalonians 1:6 You became imitators of us and of the Lord; in spite of severe suffering, you welcomed the message with the joy given by the Holy Spirit.
Hebrews 12:2 Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.
James 1:2 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, whenever you face trials of many kinds,
1 Peter 1:8 Though you have not seen Him, you love Him; and even though you do not see Him now, you believe in Him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy,
Jude 1:24 To Him who is able to keep you from falling and to present you before His glorious presence without fault and with great joy