Have you noticed that there are a lot of prayers for healing and yet there is not an abundance of miracles happening at the level we need. A lot of giving is happening but the financial reaping has not come up to the level of the giving. It is not because of lack of faith or the need for a certain formula.
God spoke to me recently, giving me some insight into things that hold people back from receiving healing and financial breakthrough. I want to share this much-needed revelation with you. It is what helped me get healed of Lyme disease and brought a radical financial turnaround for my ministry.
Have you noticed a spirit of accusation dominating our media and even the Church for the past few years? Christians are accusing other people (Christian and non-Christian alike) of lots of things, with theological and political differences adding even more fuel to fire. Listen, it is okay to disagree but when anger or hatred is involved, we are agreeing with darkness and not God’s higher will for people.
Overall many people have fallen into judging others to the point that we have lost effectiveness in sharing God’s love and authority in prayer. We have become so used to judging, we do not even realize when we are doing it.
“Jesus said, “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” Luke 6:37-38 NIV.
Most people associate these verses in Luke with giving money, and the principle does apply. But more importantly, the context is about extending grace and forgiveness to others. I was shocked when I read this in context and realized that forgiveness and judgment play a huge part in receiving “…a good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over… into your lap” Luke 6:38.
“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift” Matthew 5:23-24.
Bless by speaking good
As we move from judging into blessing, we open the Heavens over us to receive a full measure of revelation. This lifestyle opens the Heavens over you to hear God accurately and consistently. This is a strategy that God has given me and over the years I have lived this lifestyle of blessing and love. It has opened the Heavens over me to hear God.
Bless and not curse
You do not have to agree with someone to love and forgive them. God is releasing a spirit of reconciliation to offset the strong negative spirit of accusation. “Bless and do not curse” Romans 12:14 NIV. We MUST break this negative spirit of accusation. As we do, it will bring more breakthrough and healing.
How do we bless and not curse?
Here are some things I have done to make sure I am blessing someone in my own heart:
Check your own words as you go about your day. If you mess up, recognize it quickly and move on. We get lots of chances to start over and do it right the next time.
Notice when you might be listening or saying something which empowers the enemy.
Try a seven-day fast from all negative thoughts and talk.
Ask God to bless your mouth to help you speak only life-giving words.
Declare that your own mouth will bless and not curse.
Here’s a prayer that I use: “If my tongue has cursed me, knowingly or unknowingly, I ask forgiveness.”
If you need a breakthrough for healing or finances, ask God to reveal to you if any of these areas apply, then respond. Watch as new revelation and strategies from Heaven start flowing to you.
~ Doug Addison
Doug Addison is a prominent conference speaker captivating audiences with clean stand-up comedy and high energy prophetic messages which he has shared on television, radio and the internet for over a decade. Doug brings laughter, fun and a unique prophetic style while empowering people to transform their lives, discover their destiny and understand dreams, tattoos and piercings. His powerful messages stay with his audiences long after hearing him.