As the enemy uses ancient weapons of darkness in warfare against you, you can be victorious by understanding God’s ancient principles that empower you with Kingdom authority.
He wants to instruct you so that you come into biblical alignment, accelerating your Kingdom authority.
Join Rabbi Curt Landry as he answers 3 questions that will help you get into biblical alignment when the enemy is coming against you…
- What do I do when my emotions feel like such a battlefield?
- How do I A.C.T. and call upon the R.O.C.K. in my current situation?
- How do I overcome the flesh?
Don’t miss this very practical podcast, applying ancient principles to accelerate your Kingdom authority.
Transcription from Podcast (Revised for Readability)
Shalom. Rabbi Curt Landry here with Ancient Principles, Kingdom Authority.
- Why would you need ancient principles and kingdom authority in a modern age when there's AI and all these incredible things that are out there?
- Why not simply go to your phones and get answers to everything?
- Why would you want to go to something that is ancient?
- How does something ancient give me Kingdom authority?
The answer to these questions is that we don’t battle against flesh and blood. We battle against spiritual things that are ancient. And modern technology cannot battle for victory in this ancient warfare.
If you're going to understand how to be victorious in ancient warfare, you need to understand the ancient principles so your Kingdom authority, which Jesus paid for at the cross, is realized and released.
His Kingdom authority in you aligns you all the way back to the breaking of the covenant at the Garden of Eden. Jesus’ blood goes all the way through the cross to you who call on the name of the Lord so that you operate with an understanding of what you're battling against: powers and principalities of darkness. And what the battle is called: spiritual warfare.
To engage in spiritual warfare, one of the best things you can do is to understand biblical alignment. And biblical alignment ties to the appointed times in the year that God has written on His calendar.
Just recently, we finished Passover, and now we are approaching Shavuot. Purim was a couple of months ago. And I want to talk to you about the spiritual warfare and the alignment that comes when you say, “Yes…
- Like Esther at Purim
- At Passover, where you say, “I'm leaving slavery,”
- “I'm going to count down the Omer for 49 to 50 days. I will analyze, transform, and make new plans, habits, and patterns.”
- “At the Feast of Pentecost/Shavuot, that the power of God and the fire of God that overcomes all evil will come into me, and consume my evil but also empower me for good.”
Once you make those decisions and realize that when you put your feet under the Lord's table and set your heart with God’s timetable, Kingdom authority begins to accelerate for the good!
This doesn’t mean that all evil will stop waging war against you, but you will start to see more victories. You will find joy in your daily life, your family, and with God because you’re doing things His way.
What’s New and Different for You?
Recently we had a birthday party for Pastor Tim, and someone gave us a game. We played a game that consisted of asking questions. Everyone went around and answered the questions. It got to me, and the question was, “What is new and different for you?”
I realized that the biggest thing that's different now for me is that I have waves of warfare rather than constant attacks. Christie and I have been following keeping God's calendars and appointed times for more than 30 years. It puts me in sync with God. It puts my marriage and family in sync with God.
As we celebrated Pastor Tim’s birthday, I looked around at my friends and my family and grandchildren and saw joy and peace in the house. Everyone is excited about Passover; everyone is excited about what is coming.
I’m overwhelmed by emotion…
I want to be transparent, and I'm trying not to be too emotional here, but I get emotional with thanksgiving in my heart. I almost feel I want to weep. I’m so thankful to the Lord. One of the reasons I'm thankful to the Lord is because I traded the old and broken for the newness and restored in the Lord.
Answers to Questions to Help You Come into Biblical Alignment, Accelerating Your Kingdom Authority
- Why do my emotions feel like such a battlefield during these times?
The comments above, in part, answer this question. I think your emotions are such a battlefield during these times because you are doing things a different way.
You likely weren’t raised observing God’s calendar. All those years, you had habits and patterns that were one way, and now they’ve shifted.
Sometimes there's grief that comes, and you say, “Man, I wish I would've been doing this my whole life.” At the birthday party, I turned around and looked at our daughter and our son-in-law, who came out of a similar Jewish-believing home that we have, and I looked at Paul and Megann and the grandchildren. They have celebrated these all their life.
And then, I look at the rest of us, and we started when we were in our thirties. And I think for some of you, when you ask this question, “Why is it so emotional,” I think it's because you're leaving things that we're familiar with and you were comfortable with, and you trade them for this new type of lifestyle and new habits and patterns. And that's why you're feeling that emotion.
And sometimes, you might feel like you have betrayed your family because your family is going out on the Easter egg hunt and doing all the chocolate bunnies and all the stuff. And listen, I have no problem with Resurrection Sunday. I mean, it's the most powerful. We have a huge service here. In fact, we have Passover here, and then we have an immersion, and then we have Resurrection Sunday.
But we don't do is Easter because we know that it's tied to Ishtar, the goddess of impurity. We understand what all that represents. We're not going to replace Passover with the Easter Bunny. But if you were raised with Easter like I was and many others, and you pull away from that, I think that's some of the emotions.
The fruit of it all…
I hope that answers your question, and I want you to know that there is fruit of it in my life. I'm testifying to you. I'm so thankful when I look around at that birthday party in our home with our friends and family. I know that all the nine blessings of Passover that we've done for so many years are manifested in our lives and in our families. And God is not a man that He should lie. So, you may be emotional leaving, and I'm emotional being there, but I do understand your emotion, and I pray that the Lord will grace you in that transition.
- Can you explain the A.C.T. and R.O.C.K. teaching and how they apply to my current situation?
Well, I like acronyms. I do A.C.T., apply, change, and transform. This is where you apply a scripture, you enforce that scripture, and you make an agreement to change into what the scripture asks you to do. And as a result, you are transformed. You trust the Holy Spirit and the power of His words to not come back void. That's A.C.T.
The R.O.C.K. is to…
R-Remember. And one of the things that is so powerful about the feasts for us is that it's easy to remember. I'm just using my grandkids as an example.
As you could see, this year, we had our seven-year-old granddaughter, who has waited for years to read the questions at the House of David for the Passover. And this year, she got to read them. I can brag about her. She's in first grade, but she reads at a fifth-grade level. She's just smart. But, you know what? We read to her all the time. And the thing is, we read the Word to her, but she also wants to remember. We stress to her how important it is to remember the ways of God, that its part of the family. If you're going to be in the family, then we remember God's ways.
And probably one of the best ways to remember God's ways in your life is celebrating these feasts, Passover and Pentecost, and Tabernacles, all of them.
O-Observe. It's not enough just to recognize it. You need to do something to observe the feast. And that's an ancient principle: to remember and have action.
Indeed, I do remember. I observe and partake in Passover, but I also observe, and I sow a Passover seed because it's one of the Pilgrim feasts. It's in Malachi 3, where it's our offerings that are made pleasant onto the Lord. And so, it's really an important time to be able to remember the Lord, but also observe to do what He's asking you to do and decree and to sow seed.
C -Confess. We do this at Passover. If you look at our Passover Haggadah, it says, “All says.” There's something about that power of confessing, like “I'm free.” This is the ninth blessing of Passover. “Freedom from corrupt covenants. They shall not dwell in your land, lest they make you sin against me. For if you serve other gods, it will surely become a snare to you.” All say the confession, “I decree and declare that you will be free and cleanse from all false covenants and destructive relationships in Yeshua's name.”
So, there's something powerful, yes, I'm going to remember, I'm going to be a part of these appointed times. Yes, I'm going to observe and be a part of the community observing these at appointed times, and I'm going to participate with my mouth because the power of life and death is in the tongue. So, I will confess.
K-Keep focused on the promise. This is an important part. Throughout the year, you have to keep focused on the promise of God. One thing we do is to take the matzah, the bread used at Passover, home. It lasts forever in a Ziplock bag. Then, when you take communion at home, it's the matzah from your Passover table. It's a great way to remember. It's a great way to keep what you did at that Passover, even though that was on April (or whatever date). You can keep your focus on God’s promises throughout the year.
Let’s say you're sitting out here in the midst of summer, and things are going wrong, such as sickness attacking your home. You can say, “Father God, on April the seventh (or whatever date), I slid my feet under Your table, and Your Word says…” the first promise of Passover. And you're holding up that bread, and you've got that cup of wine, and you're saying, “Behold, You sent Your angel to keep me in all my ways and to bring me into a place which I have prepared for you. And thank You, Lord, that Your second promise is that positioning and alignment provide protection from my enemies. I put You in remembrance of Your Word, Lord, as I take this, the partaking in Your body and of Your blood covenant.
“I thank You, Lord, that You're destroying this sickness that's attacking my family now in Yeshua's name.” That's something that we do. It’s a way to be able to “K” and keep the focus on the promise in front of you.
- How do I overcome the flesh? What do I do when the enemy is exposed in my own flesh behavior?
One of the prayers I pray is out from Psalms. David prayed, “Lord, search me and know me, for I desire truth in my inward parts.”
And as soon as the Lord quickens that to me, I ask the Lord to show me where the problem is. And then I am still.
And the first thought that comes to your mind is going to come probably out of your subconscious, and it's going to speak to you. And you can say, oh, this is a generational problem in your family. “This is a spirit of lust.” “This is a spirit of poverty.” “This is a spirit of divorce.” Whatever it is.
And then, you just simply do this. “Father God, in the name of Yeshua, I come out of agreement with that spirit of lust, that spirit of divorce, that spirit of poverty. I bind it. I cast it out of my life. I come out of agreement. I apply the blood of the Lamb, Jesus Christ, over that sin. I've confessed it to you, Lord. I ask that now that I receive an expungement, I receive redemption. I receive healing from this sin. And Lord, I ask for grace to be extended to the circumstances of my sin. Lord, I ask for mercy. I shout grace, grace to the mountain of these situations. Lord, cleanse me, heal me, and deliver me from destruction according to Your promises that we made with You during Passover.”
Because you're not making a promise to be perfected, and when you do fall, you go to the nine blessings of Passover. Thank you so much for joining me in these Ancient Principles, Kingdom Authority, and I'm so looking forward to seeing you at the next podcast session. God bless you and Shalom.
Curt Landry, founder of Curt Landry Ministries, and his wife, Christie, travel extensively, preaching and teaching about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Together, their passion is to empower families to live and leave Kingdom legacies and understand their own personal heritage.