… From the Desk of Curt Landry
How many times have you read, heard, recited, or prayed the Lord’s Prayer? If you are like many in the Church today, the answer is probably hundreds of times. You might even have the Lord’s Prayer framed in your house somewhere.
Now, let me ask you another question. Have you felt as if the Lord’s Prayer doesn’t go beyond the ceiling? You pray, but there is no deliverable received or manifestation seen…
Today I challenge you to meditate on and study the Lord’s Prayer in a different way. If you typically read it in the New King James Version of the Bible, try reading it in The Passion Translation (TPT). It will be different enough to give you a fresh perspective and help you better understand the teaching as you enter the Courts of Heaven.
The Lord’s Prayer | The Secret Place
“And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.”—Matthew 6:5-6 (emphasis added)
That secret place is more than the act of separating yourself from others and quieting your mind and spirit in such a way to hear from the Lord. That secret place is also a Heavenly place—the Courts of Heaven.
The Lord’s Prayer is all about relationship and your entrance into the Courts of Heaven. When you position yourself in your true, God-given identity, God invites you into His courts so that He may…
- Reveal His glory to you
- Pour out His glory upon you, as a son or daughter
- Allow you to claim your “bread” of provision
- Give you an anointing and assignment
- Fight your battles for you
Understanding the Five Verses of the Lord’s Prayer
“For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.
In this manner, therefore, pray:
Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”
Where Do You Start?
The disciples were asking Jesus how they should pray. Jesus was challenging them to not just say mindless words, but to come to God as He sits on His throne. To activate what it is in Heaven, or as Jesus said, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven,” there is a protocol that must be followed.
The journey of the Lord’s Prayer starts in the room of atonement.
- Meditate and allow your spirit and mind to go into the Lord’s place of cleansing.
- James 5:16 says, “Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.”
- Prayer avails when you go into the room of atonement first.
What Happens in the Room of Atonement?
When you allow for cleansing first, the accuser no longer has a legal right to cancel your prayers.
Have you been offended this past week? Then confess that to God. Without this cleansing confession that realigns your heart with God’s, the accuser will continue to bring cases against you. You must surrender those to the Lord and confess the impure motives that were behind any actions or statements you did, said, or thought.
The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:9
Jesus said, “Our Father in heaven, hallowed be Your name.” Here Jesus tells us who (the Father) and where (Heaven) to approach God. The Righteous Judge you are coming to in prayer and petition is located on His throne in Heaven.
His Spirit dwells in your heart, but if you want to manifest what is written in Heaven in this earthen vessel, you must approach the Father who sits on the throne.
And He invites you to approach Him boldly, with confidence (see Hebrews 4:16) because you were purchased by the blood and are now a son or daughter.
The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:10
Jesus said, “Your kingdom come. Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” There are books written about you in Heaven. Paul wrote to the Ephesians reminding them that they were God’s handiwork, created in Christ to do good things, which were prepared in advance for them (see Ephesians 2:10).
Those “good things prepared in advance” are written in your book and can be unlocked in the Courts of Heaven so that what God has said about you can be manifested in your life. Your purpose is to fulfill what is written in your book.
But you must also know that the enemy wants you to lose focus of your identity as the Father’s son or daughter so that you won’t fulfill what has been written.
Once you enter into the courts with a clean heart and pray that the words written in your book are manifested on earth, you have released God’s Word into your life.
Hear this: If you want to experience a constant cycle of answered prayers in your life, you will ask and pray for the things that are written in your Heavenly book to be released in the season that God has assigned them to you.
The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:11
Jesus said, “Give us this day our daily bread.” Biblically speaking, bread represents any and all provision needed to fulfill our assignments.
When Jesus was tempted, He quoted Deuteronomy 8:3: “… man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the Lord.”
You would have no physical bread if it was not spoken by God in Heaven. God’s will and purpose for your life are written in the books. He wants you to ask for His will to be released and He wants you to decree His Word.
Speaking His Word is the key to life and health.
“And Jesus said to them, ‘I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me shall never hunger, and he who believes in Me shall never thirst.’”—John 6:35
The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:12
Jesus said, “And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors.” Forgiveness is a spiritual force and activator in the Courts of Heaven.
You may have gotten comfortable with holding on to unforgiveness, but if there is unforgiveness in your heart, the enemy has a legal right to prevent the release of God’s Word as a manifestation in your life.
Keep in mind that a good seed or a bad seed will always multiply according to its kind. What do you want released and multiplied in your life?
Forgiveness is not a feeling—it is a choice and a process. You may have to come before God several times a day and ask for His strength and wisdom to forgive.
That’s what He wants you to do because He loves you and cares for you.
- “Casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.”—1 Peter 5:7
The enemy will remind you of a past hurt that birthed unforgiveness so that you revert to a spirit of lack, but you must cut off the lie and say, “I have already forgiven. I choose to forgive seventy times seven, according to Matthew 18:22.”
The Lord’s Prayer Matthew 6:13
Jesus said, “And do not lead us into temptation, but deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever.”
Your Heavenly Father is the Righteous Judge and has ultimate control over Heaven and earth. And because you are saved from your sin by the blood of Christ, you can use His Son’s name, Yeshua, to change your attitude, heart, and life’s situations.
Jesus didn’t come just to save you, but to empower you.
“… I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”—John 10:10
So, let us move forward into higher levels of faith. Let us walk with the Spirit daily and bring God’s Kingdom to earth! He is equipping His Bride, and He wants you to be a part of it.
Now It’s Your Turn!
This teaching is rich, and now it is your turn to apply it and go into the Courts of Heaven.
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