What’s my purpose and destiny? Have you ever asked yourself this question? Many do.
Do you feel as though you were destined for something more, something for God’s Kingdom? The answer is… YOU ARE!
“But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…”—1 Peter 2:9
Many Believers feel as if there are forces against them that prevent walking in the divine path God set for them. You are not alone. God has provided a way to break free from these forces and claim what is legally yours, because of the blood of Christ.
You state your case in the Courts of Heaven. The enemy had a legal right to keep you out of your destiny. He wants to do this because your destiny is connected to the fulfillment of God’s purposes.
Before you state your case, understand that the spiritual realm is set up in as a legal system. God’s heart is merciful towords us, but He is righteous and just. Reconciliation came because a price was paid.
Jesus paved the way for us to have access to the Father because He made the greatest legal transaction of history when He paid for the world’s sin on the cross.
At the moment of His death, God released judgment and a verdict against Satan.
Who is my adversary?
“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking who he may devour.”—1 Peter 5:8
If you know you are free through the blood of Christ, it doesn’t mean that you are immune to the enemy’s attack in this world. The devil is a legalist and will look for every bit of evidence to hold you back from your destiny.
Look at the Hebrew and Greek meanings of Satan…
- Hebrew—The Hebraic word for Satan means accuser or Throughout the Old Testament, the word adversary describes both human, as well as supernatural forces. In Hebrew, the adversary ‘opposes and obstructs purposes or claims.’
- Greek—The Greek word for the adversary is antidikos, which literally means ‘opponent in a lawsuit or prosecutor.’ Antidikos is derived from two words that mean, ‘to deny what is rightfully yours.’
As you can see, the devil has a lawsuit against Believers. He is continuously bringing claims against you. But you have a righteous advocate on your behalf!
Who is my advocate?
We can boldly come before God and make our claim in the blood of Jesus. Because Jesus’ blood covered our sin, it testifies for us. We are guiltless ONLY because of what He did.
“My little children, these things I write to you, so that you may not sin. And if anyone sins, we have an Advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous.”—1 John 2:1
Jesus said, “…for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me” (John 14:30). Jesus was talking to His disciples telling them that even though He would physically leave, that “the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name” is coming (see John 13:26).
Jesus was saying that there is no sin in Him, so the enemy has nothing against Him in the Courts of Heaven.
How does Satan have a case against me?
Jesus gave us the Holy Spirit, to teach us and remind us of our new identity in Christ. But because we still live in a broken world and sin is in our lives, Satan brings cases against us.
We are born of a sin bloodline through Adam, but we have a new, cleansed bloodline through Christ! So, we must go before God, as the righteous Judge, and make our claim in Jesus’ name.
The enemy will use our sins—past, present, and future—against us. We need to know how he uses sins of our forefathers against us so that we present the right evidence for the case.
Sin, Transgressions, Iniquity: What’s the Difference?
“I acknowledged my sin to You, and my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, ‘I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,’ and You forgave the iniquity of my sin.”—Psalm 32:5
- Sin—Essentially, sin is ‘falling short’ or ‘missing the mark.’ It is an issue of the heart. We all miss the mark and therefore need a Savior.
“…For there is no difference; for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God…”—Romans 3:22-23
- Transgression—This sin is done with deliberate A willful act of stepping across a boundary.
“Blessed is he whose transgression is forgiven, whose sin is covered.”—Psalm 32:1
- Iniquity—The Bible speaks of iniquity as a deeply rooted issue. Iniquity, by its nature, can be passed down from generation to generation. It’s a sin that resides in your family and seems completely normal to you.
However, when put up against the Word, God reveals to you His morals—His family values. Confessing iniquities in this light can be difficult. That is why you need to remain in His Word.
“…For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.”—Exodus 20:5
- First, in prayer declare who God is—a Righteous Judge. Remind Him who you are in Christ.
- Second, confess your sin, transgression, and iniquity.
- “If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us oursins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”—1 John 1:9
- “Butif they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me…”—Leviticus 26:40
- “But He waswounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.”—Isaiah 53:5
To confess means to acknowledge and to disclose. Additionally, it means ‘to come into agreement with what is stated.’
Jesus declared you righteous, and this is the testimony for which you stand in the Courts of Heaven.
“But now the righteousness of God apart from the law is revealed, being witnessed by the Law and the Prophets, even the righteousness of God, through faith in Jesus Christ, to all and on all who believe…”—Romans 3:21-22
- Third, come out of agreement with sin, transgression, and iniquity. And come into agreement with Him; who gave you a new identity.
- Fourth, anticipate God’s faithfulness.
- Fifth, continue to be in His Word so you can recognize reemerging patterns and know when and how to pray.
“If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all liberally and without reproach, and it will be given to him.”—James 1:5
Breaking Generational Curses
Sometimes, even when we pray, there is no breakthrough. It could be the enemy has put a curse on you. Curses are aggressive and continue until dealt with and stopped.
The spiritual force against you is designed to sabotage your future and is often connected to a curse in the bloodline.
Coming before God, and out of alignment with generational curses, breaks the enemy’s hold on you. Don’t give the curse a place to land. Guard your heart and mind with the shield of faith.
“Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, so a curse without cause shall not alight.”—Proverbs 26:2
When you give a corroborating testimony, you are agreeing with the evidence that has already been presented. The evidence of a new bloodline in Christ.
Consider this prayer…
“Lord, you are a just and faithful judge. I come into agreement today with the Mediator of our covenant relationship. In all of Heaven, I am asking in the agreement of this testimony, which gives you legal right to render a verdict on my behalf. In Yeshua’s Mighty Name—Amen!”
Want to know more about the Courts of Heaven and experience teaching for a breakthrough to your destiny? Please join us LIVE online during the Curt Landry Ministries Courts of Heaven event at House of David on July 27th at 7:45pm CT. Please go to www.CurtLandry.com/LIVE.