by Curt Landry
Welcome back for Part II of this prophetic now word from Curt Landry.
(Click Here to read Part I of “What is Separating You from Your Harvest?”)
“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
I have heard numerous stories from people whose families struggled with giving. Oftentimes someone in their family history had given once to an organization that did not handle those funds properly. So instead of walking in forgiveness, a bitterroot judgment springs up and creates a false belief that says giving does not produce a harvest. This judgment is passed down from one generation to the next. However, this is not an accurate evaluation.
The Word of God clearly states the importance of being a cheerful giver. That said, of course I would never condone putting your hard-earned funds into an organization that has a record of wrong doing, but when a mistake is made and trust is broken, it is important to remember to walk in forgiveness, both with others and with ourselves. These actions will reap a Kingdom return eventually, and it gives God an opportunity to return all that was stolen.
“The generous soul will be made rich, and he who waters will also be watered himself.”—Proverbs 11:25
I am always amazed at how good God is! When I look back over my life I see His hand of protection over me, even while I was still walking in sin. God is very generous even with those who do not deserve it. He sets an example for us, as He chooses to seek us out despite our shortcomings.
“The thoughts of the righteous are right, but the counsels of the wicked are deceitful.”—Proverbs 12:5
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. God is breaking down the misconceptions that have held us back… if we will only allow Him to. We must stop using our past as an excuse, and start understanding that His grace has made room for us to prosper, and that by the blood of Yeshua we were truly forgiven of our sin, so that we can experience life as a rightful heir, and not as a pauper.
“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
Many denominations have created a false doctrine that is filtered through a poverty mentality and/or a religious spirit. Rather than deal with these root iniquities in their bloodline they have created an entire theological study on why the Word of God is no longer accurate for modern times. No, grace is not a license to sin, but it is the reward of those of us who do our best to walk in right standing with God, but still fail because we are human. A religious spirit will condemn in order to bring punishment, but the Holy Spirit will convict to bring repentance… which leads to correction born out of love.
“But now having been set free from sin, and having become slaves of God, you have your fruit to holiness, and the end, everlasting life. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”—Romans 6:22-23
When you were born again, filled with the Holy Spirit, and water baptized, you were really freed from your sin. However, the reason that so many people still struggle with sin once they are saved, is because they have not been taught that they are free. They have not been shown how to deal with the old mentalities that kept them bound in the past, and do not understand that they can cancel the demonic structures that have been holding them hostage. It does not mean we will walk a perfect life, but it should mean that each year we are growing, and gaining new levels of victory, 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 to the family name. He blots these things out, but we must come out of agreement with iniquity and begin to line-up with His words of truth for us.
We hope you have enjoyed Part II of this special message by Curt Landry. Please check back for Part III of “What is Separating You from Your Harvest?”
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