Finance is one of the hardest things for many Believers to come to terms with, be it due to a poverty mentality, a distorted understanding of wealth, an orphan spirit… or whatever it may be. Yet, God wants us to prosper. In all areas. Not just for us, but so that we can fulfill God’s purposes on earth!
We are children of the Most High God and He wants to bless us!
Join us as we begin to discover how to remove the walls that separate us from our harvest!
What is Separating You from Your Harvest?
Are you in a season of waiting for God’s promises to be fulfilled in your life? It’s easy to feel frustrated during this time, and this frustration can be amplified when we see others all around us entering into their promises… or when we hear the words of prophets and teachers that speak of moving forward into receiving God’s promises. Yet, during times like this, it may seem like we experience more loss than recovery. But God is working.
God’s timing is not our own, and He uses the seasons of waiting to prune us. To uncover the motives of our hearts, teaching us to lean on Him—accepting that His ways and timing are truly perfect!
God is cleaning out old mentalities so that we can walk in this new era without the fears, anxieties, or mistaken views of past seasons. Because to prosper—indeed even to survive—in this new era, we have to live with the mind of Christ in us. We have to be aligned with God and His Spirit within us so we can understand His truth!
This baggage can range from poverty mentalities, to distorted understandings of wealth, to orphan spirits, and beyond. Yet each can steer us from God’s truth. The truth of who He is, who we are in Him, and even the truth of what it means to prosper—particularly financially, but also spiritually and physically…
“But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.”—John 14:26 (NIV)
Thankfully for us, God is ready to teach us His truth!
A False Narrative Rectified
“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 (emphasis added)
You may have grown up in a home where the rich were ridiculed, or attended churches that taught obtaining wealth was improper and that money is actually evil. But the truth of the matter is, money is a neutral resource! It can be used for good or evil depending on the motive of the person using it.
“A feast is made for laughter, and wine makes merry; but money answers everything.”—Ecclesiastes 10:19
As remnant warriors—Believers who stand with God—we have to come to a place where we make peace with acquiring large portions of finance. We must learn to understand that to answer our call and do things to benefit God’s Kingdom, we require Kingdom wealth! We must learn what it is to have Kingdom inheritance!
“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
Curt Landry’s adoptive parents struggled with a poverty mentality. So much so that even as he continued to gain success in the business world, his father remained critical.
When Curt came to know his biological father, who was a multimillionaire, he was met with a very different view of wealth. In contrast to his adoptive parents, Curt’s biological father had complete peace with his wealth.
Now, while his adoptive parents meant well, and in other areas were instrumental in preparing Curt for his call, their poverty mentality was actually holding him back from accepting prosperity.
“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 the poverty mentality and other related ones—such as an orphan spirit—have over our lives.
A 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 causes people to believe that God actually sent poverty and sickness into a household to teach a “Godly” lesson to them and/or others…
That is NOT the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who prospered them and has grafted us into their covenant promise! We must understand that the plans and purposes of our Heavenly Father are that of blessing and not cursing; prosperity and not lack.
“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
As Believers in Christ we need to fall in love with the Word of God and follow His instruction.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”—Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV)
“‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”—Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
Do you find yourself blaming, or condemning yourself when you experience bad thoughts? 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 continuing to struggle with condemnation, we are to take every thought captive and refuse to come into agreement with those thoughts that do not align with the Word and will of God! We are to decree God’s truth and banish the lies…
It is of the utmost importance that we lay down the beliefs of our forefathers that do not align with biblical truths, and accept the will and plan of the Lord.
It is time that we trust God to work in and through us. He has chosen us for a special purpose, and as His children, He frees us from old mindsets and gives us the power in Yeshua to walk in the goodness of His pathways—expecting a harvest!
“The desire of the righteous is only good, but the expectation of the wicked is wrath.”—Proverbs 11:23
Check back for Part 2 to discover how we can come out of agreement with false narratives and those thoughts that separate us from our harvest! And be sure to explore these resources that will guide you even deeper into that process:
- 7 Steps to Emotional Healing by Curt Landry Ministries
- Reclaiming Our Forgotten Heritage by Curt Landry
- Released Blessings Through Tithes and Offerings by Curt Landry Ministries
- A Biblical Study of the Fall Feasts of the Lord by Curt Landry Ministries