God’s covenants are not null and void but rather a history of our heritage and promises available to us. He honors His Word. When we pray His Word in the courts of heaven and apply it to our lives, God honors us.
Jesus came to fulfill the Law so you could have the covenant promises established in God’s Word, so that you could have access to God’s best. However, you must come into agreement with Him, testifying of the Word in the courts of heaven.
God the Righteous Judge
The Bible says that the Lord is a righteous judge (Ps. 50). Because of His just, pure and holy character, when we determine for ourselves what is right and wrong, it is called disobedience. Disobedience opens doors to evil and allows curses to land.
“Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, So a curse without cause shall not alight” (Prov. 26:2, NKJV).
Deuteronomy 28:15-28 Lists the Curses for Disobedience:
— Cursed in the city and the country.
— Cursed in your homes, farms and kitchens.
— Cursed in health.
— Cursed in weather.
— Cursed in warfare.
— Cursed in tragedies.
— Praying God’s Word in the courts of heaven.
Deuteronomy 28:1-14 Lists the Blessings From Obedience:
— Blessed in the city and country (wherever you are).
— Blessed in your homes, body, ground, farms and lands.
— Blessed in your supply.
— Blessed wherever you walk and go.
— Blessed in every kind of war, spiritual and physical. The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated and flee before you.
— Blessed in your supply and provision, the land and all that you set your hand to.
— Blessed and establish you to be as a holy people to Himself.
— Blessed in your authority and leadership. The Lord will make you the head and not the tail; you shall be above only, and not be beneath.
Jesus said He did not come to destroy the Law or the Prophets, but to fulfill (see Matt. 5:17).
Think of the word “fulfill” in terms of marriage. Fulfilling your vows is a continual process that will continue until death do you part. You don’t suddenly say, “I’ve fulfilled my end of the agreement. Now I’ll walk away.” In fact, the more the marriage covenant is fulfilled by both parties, the more blessed you both are.
The blessings of the marriage union are passed down to the next generation. When marriage vows are fulfilled, the children are blessed.
You are in a similar covenant with God. This is why you are considered part of the “bride of Christ.” When you come into alignment with God’s instruction—lovingly honoring and obeying the covenant God has given—blessings according to “His riches in glory in Jesus Christ” are released.
Praying God’s Word in the Courts of Heaven
The entire Bible is a legal and binding document that states our rights to a future and a hope. Within those pages, you find principles written. When applied, they will help you begin to walk out your destiny.
The Word states that testing will come, which means when you step out in faith, problems will indeed arise. The accuser of the brethren will come and try to steal away the positive results you were expecting. That’s what he does. He is a thief, a liar, a destroyer and a murderer.
Praying and declaring God’s Word isn’t a difficult practice, but it does take discipline.
Run to God’s Word: It takes fortitude to run to the Word of God and begin declaring His promises over a situation. In your flesh, you want to grumble, complain and sometimes even curse God or others. Instead, run to His Word and start speaking it in the courts. Wash your mind from the lies of the enemy by reminding yourself and the judge in heaven that He is just and you are under the blood of Jesus.
Repent and come into agreement: Come into agreement with the Word by faith that your circumstances will turn around. Ask the Lord to forgive you of any areas where you may have missed it on purpose or unknowingly, and then choose to forgive anyone involved in the incident. It is a choice. It’s rarely easy, but by releasing them from your judgment, God is able to release you from yours.
Praise: Yes, that’s right. Praise! Even before the situation has turned around, we are asked to come and begin to thank God for His goodness. That’s just another step of faith. Thank Him in advance. Think about it this way: If you went to your boss and asked Him to resolve an issue you were having at work, and the boss agreed to fix the situation, wouldn’t you thank him? Before he made the change, wouldn’t you say thank you when leaving his office?
Here’s another way to look at it: Let’s say you got hurt on the job, and your contract clearly stated that your insurance would take care of you if an on-site injury occurred. If you felt as though that agreement were being overlooked or even broken, wouldn’t you go to the people in charge and show them the agreement to ensure they were holding up their end of the deal?
This is also true of God’s Word. It says that Jesus sits at the right hand of the Father, making intercession on our behalf (see Rom. 8:34b). He is pleading our case with us. His very presence testifies to the covenant promise God made to us through His sacrifice on the cross.
Isn’t declaring God’s Word the same as reminding Him? Does God need reminders?
No, God does not need reminders. We need reminders. He loves to bless His children. And He wants us to take the authority He has given us and declare His Word, because His Word is powerful to tear down strongholds and blot out the writing of the enemy in the courts of heaven.
So then, today, run to the Lord and show Him that we have taken His steps by faith, and we wait in thankful expectation for His promises to take effect.
“Put Me in remembrance; let us contend together; state your case, that you may be acquitted” (Isa. 43:26).
Curt Landry, founder of Curt Landry Ministries, and his wife, Christie, travel extensively, preaching and teaching about the Jewish roots of the Christian faith. Together, their passion is to empower families to live and leave kingdom legacies and understand their own personal heritage.
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