Table of contents
In Part 1 of “What is Separating You from Your Harvest?” we explored many of the things that can become roadblocks to reaping the harvest of God’s promises. Now it is time for us to explore the ways we can come out of agreement with those things that separate us from God’s promises… so we can open ourselves up to Kingdom prosperity and purpose!
Kingdom Alignment | The Breakthrough of Giving
“There is one who scatters, yet increases more; and there is one who withholds more than is right, but it leads to poverty.”—Proverbs 11:24
The Word of God tells us over and over again about the importance of giving; for others, for the Kingdom, and even to prepare the way for what we need for ourselves and for our call.
Yet many within the Body of Christ struggle with giving. This can be tied to a poverty spirit, an orphan spirit, or even walking in fear or unforgiveness. But no matter the root cause, we need to break the lies and multigenerational snares that keep us from producing a harvest. And one of the ways we can do that is by giving with joy.
God’s Word clearly states the importance of being a cheerful giver; of trusting in Him and not simply in the tools He gives us—such as finances.
When situations happen that are contrary to our plans, even to God’s, we should not allow ourselves to become bitter, building up walls against giving… especially if our gift that was given to a ministry, church, or other organization had been used in the wrong way, or stolen from us. It is often easy to feel personally slighted when this happens, but the wrongdoing has been done against God! When we put our trust in God, turn offense over to Him and release forgiveness, He is more than capable of righting wrongs, restoring finances, and giving us His perfect peace.
We are meant to walk in forgiveness. To trust that God has everything under control and move forward, continuing to joyfully give where God leads!
“The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.”—Proverbs 11:25
God has called us to be cheerful givers, not losing out on the benefits of giving, but reaping the generous reward of our stewardship with what He has given us. If we harbor anger, bitterness and offense, we only hurt ourselves and our call.
Forgiveness and giving are actions that reap Kingdom returns both on earth and in Heaven!
And remember, God takes what the enemy meant for evil and turns it for good… often creating a sevenfold return for what was stolen! This is part of God’s Kingdom finance!
Take Your Thoughts Captive
True victory lies in consistency. We must begin to search out the Word of God in areas of struggle that deal with our thought lives. Thoughts are the gateway to action. And God’s Word is the gateway to life!
“The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.”—Proverbs 12:5
When we allow God’s Word to break down the misconceptions that have held us back, our past and the past of the generations that have come before us can no longer stand as an excuse.
We come to the understanding that His grace has made room for us to prosper, and that by the blood of Yeshua, we are truly forgiven of our sin—experiencing life as rightful heirs, not as paupers!
“What then? Shall we sin because we are not under law but under grace? Certainly not! Do you not know that to whom you present yourselves slaves to obey, you are that one’s slaves whom you obey, whether of sin leading to death, or of obedience leading to righteousness?”—Romans 6:15-16
Since even before the time of Yeshua, root iniquities throughout the generations have created false doctrines that are filtered through poverty spirits, orphan spirits, and/or religious spirits. And many have chosen to stay bound to the teaching of these false identities, creating entire theological studies of why the Word of God ‘is no longer accurate for modern times…’ as if God and His Word—Yeshua, the Word made flesh—is somehow changeable or removable. Yet, this is false!
Our God is the same yesterday, today, and forever! His Word, and He Himself, does not lie (see Hebrews 13:8, Malachi 3:6, Numbers 23:19, Psalm 33:4, Psalm 100:5, Psalm 119:151)!
Because of His goodness, mercy and grace, He has given us the freedom to take every thought captive, come out of agreement with false identities and mindsets that have held us captive, and come into agreement with the truth of His Word!
“For the Lord is good; His mercy is everlasting, and His truth endures to all generations.”—Psalm 100:5
Understanding What is You, God, or the Enemy
Religious spirits condemn in order to bring punishment, but the Holy Spirit brings conviction which leads to repentance…
- The religious spirit desires to inflict pain through condemnation and places a heavy yoke upon us that is not born out of love.
- The Holy Spirit desires to correct us so we can be redirected to Him who places a light yoke upon us to guide us forward… this IS born out of love!
Surely, wouldn’t we rather have correction from a loving God so that we can change, rather than receive condemnation from a religious spirit that essentially enslaves us?
We have a loving Heavenly Father that has called us to be His children! He has set us free from sin through His grace and Yeshua’s blood!
“But now, as God’s loving servants, you live in joyous freedom from the power of sin. So consider the benefits you now enjoy—you are brought deeper into the experience of true holiness that ends with eternal life! For sin’s meager wages is death, but God’s lavish gift is life eternal, found in your union with our Lord Jesus, the Anointed One.”—Romans 6:22-23 (TPT)
When we chose to follow God, we were freed from our sin. However, the reason that so many people still struggle with sin after this decision is because they were not taught that they are free—they were not removed from orphan spirits and other false covenants. They were not shown how to deal with the old mentalities that kept them bound in the past and do not understand that they can cancel demonic structures that have been holding them hostage.
Freedom does not mean we suddenly become perfect, but freedom in God—by His grace—should mean that each year we are growing! We are gaining new levels of victory as we overcome the enemy and not suffering the same old defeats!
“I, even I, am He who blots out your transgressions for My own sake; and I will not remember your sins.”—Isaiah 43:25
When we became born again, God blotted out our transgressions so that our guilt would not bring shame on the family name—the Name we took when we accepted the Lord’s proposal.
He blots out the sins of our past, but we must come out of agreement with iniquity and begin to line up with His words of truth for us… knowing the reality of who HE is and who WE are in Him!
“Yes, God is more than ready to overwhelm you with every form of grace, so that you will have more than enough of everything—every moment and in every way. He will make you overflow with abundance in every good thing you do.”—2 Corinthians 9:8 (TPT)
Check back for the final part of this series as we conclude with the power of Yeshua’s sacrifice to destroy the strongholds of our lives and how we can enter into His harvest!
And be sure to explore these resources that will guide you deeper into the process of tearing down strongholds and accepting the gift of Yeshua:
- 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
- Spring Feast – A Biblical Study of Passover and Shavuot by Curt Landry Ministries