by Curt Landry
Recently I shared a sermon at House of David on “What is Separating You from Your Harvest?” where I addressed the reason many of us feel frustrated as we wait for God’s promises to be fulfilled. Let’s look over those notes together…
“For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.”—1 Timothy 6:10
It is the Jubilee season, but some of you have experienced what seems like more loss than recovery. For many of you, this time of pruning is just a test to help you understand the motives of your heart.
It has been a time where God is cleaning out old mentalities so that you can walk in this third-day season without the fears and anxieties that have held you back in the past.
Many of us grew up in homes that ridiculed the rich. Our parents may have been taught that obtaining wealth was improper and that money was actually evil. However, the truth is that money is a neutral resource, and can be used both for good or evil, depending on the motive behind the individual using it.
“A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry; but money answers everything.”—Ecclesiastes 10:19
Believers in the remnant must come to a place where we make peace with acquiring large portions of finances. We must understand that to do anything of benefit in the Kingdom, this will require Kingdom wealth.
“Do not curse the king, even in your thought; Do not curse the rich, even in your bedroom; for a bird of the air may carry your voice, and a bird in flight may tell the matter.”—Ecclesiastes 10:20
My own adoptive parents struggled with a poverty mentality. In fact, early on, as I continued to gain success in the business world, my Father remained critical. However, when I met my biological father, he was a multimillionaire, and had complete peace with his wealth. These were two very different views regarding money and wealth, and eventually I had to come to terms with the fact that while my adoptive parents meant well, their poverty mentality was actually holding me back from prospering.
“Even so the tongue is a little member and boasts great things. See how great a forest a little fire kindles! And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.”—James 3:5-6
Many of us do not realize the extreme effects this mentality has had over our lives.
The poverty spirit creates generational curses within our bloodline when we speak negative words over the desire to gain wealth or over those who are already prosperous. This is often followed by the false humility of a religious spirit that will believe God actually sent poverty and sickness into a household to teach a “Godly” lesson. What kind of good God is that?
“Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid. A good man obtains favor from the Lord, but a man of wicked intentions He will condemn.”—Proverbs 12:1-2
Believer’s in Christ must fall in love with the Word of God, and follow His instruction. We must understand that the plans and purposes of our heavenly Father are that of blessing and not cursing. It is of the upmost importance that we lay down the beliefs of our forefathers that do not align with biblical truths.
“The desire of the righteous is only good, but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.”—Proverbs 11:23
So many of us condemn ourselves when we experience bad thoughts. However, the Word of God says that we face an enemy who seeks to devour us. This battle is waged in the mind long before it is experienced in the natural. If we understand this key concept, we will also see that bad thoughts are often a lie placed in our mind from the enemy, and not our actual thought process. Rather than continue to struggle with condemnation, we are to take every thought captive, and refuse to come into agreement with thoughts that do not align with the Word of God.
We hope you have enjoyed Part I of this special message by Curt Landry. Please check back for Part II of “What is Separating You from Your Harvest?”
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