Prayer Over Your Foundation

Prayer over your foundation“If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalm 11:3)

Day 16: This Prayer is taken from the Devotional Book: 21 Destiny Prayers

Removing Legal Rights (Part 1)

Our adversary satan and his demons can have legal rights in our lives through three different channels. These areas are for sin committed, transgression, or iniquity. When God introduced Himself to Moses in Exodus 34, He called Himself the God that forgives sins, transgressions, and iniquities. This is one of His names. In other words, there is nothing that can keep us from His Mercy if we repent and ask for forgiveness in the name of Jesus. The sins and transgressions we commit can be forgiven, and the “boss” of them all, the iniquities passed down from generation to generation, will also be forgiven.

In the Courtroom of Heaven, we approach God as though we are the ones who committed the crime and gave the enemy the right to pollute our bloodline. As I ponder on this topic, I think of Daniel when he prayed for the nation of Israel. He did not say, “My ancestors and my leaders did all these terrible things.” On the contrary, he said, “We have.” “To the Lord, our God belong mercies and forgiveness, though we have rebelled against Him; neither have we obeyed the voice of the Lord our God, to walk in His laws, which He set before us by His servants the prophets.” (Daniel 8: 9-10).

Nehemiah, in prayer and intercession, did not isolate himself from the sins committed by his nation. He said, “Both I and my Father’s house have sinned …” (Nehemiah 1:6).

In the New Testament, the Lord Jesus did not say, “These people committed the crime,” He did not grumble or complain. On the cross, He carried our sins as though they were His own. Jesus stands as our Advocate (1 John 2:1), in the Courtroom of Heaven. According to Hebrews 12:24, Jesus is our Mediator, and He still interceding on our behalf because we still need prayers.

Why then do we need to go into the Courtroom of Heaven if we are born again and spirit-filled? The more I draw closer to the Lord, the more I get new revelations from Him and more of an understanding of situations or circumstances that I have observed as patterns passed down from generation to generation. The revelations God has given me in my life are because I ask Him questions.

Spiritual battles are the most challenging battles we fight because they are against forces that we do not see with our physical eyes. Iniquities in our bloodline can fall under the category of spiritual battles we may not know to exist unless we know our family history well. Another way to know they are present is by word of knowledge from the Lord. It can either be spoken directly to us or indirectly through dreams, visions, prophecy or any other means by which He talks to us. Spiritual atrocities committed by our ancestors before we were born falls under iniquities, and these have negative consequences on the bloodline. They can become spiritual battles in our lives because we are not aware of them, or the impact and consequences may not be visible. They are concealed in the bloodline and give our adversary (satan and his demons) legal rights of oppression in our lives.

The good news is that there is a spiritual medication to get rid of iniquities. According to Isaiah 49:24-25, “Shall the prey be taken from the mighty, or the lawful captive delivered? But thus, saith the Lord, Even the captives of the mighty shall be taken away, and the prey of the terrible shall be delivered; for I will contend with him that contendeth with thee, and I will save thy children.” In Hebrews 7:25, Jesus is called our Advocate, who is able to deliver us to the uttermost.

Taking away the adversary’s (satan and his demons) legal rights is one of the main reasons we need to go into the Courtroom of Heaven. From personal experience, including what I have observed in counseling and coaching, some situations do not go away completely by quoting scriptures, praying, or fasting. They may go away for a little bit and then resurface, even though the person going through the experience or challenges is living a life of holiness through the power of the Holy Spirit.

The question now is, “Why does this particular sin, sickness, challenge, obstacle, and oppression keep coming back to attack, violate or terrorize a born-again Christian?” The answer to this can only be revealed by the Holy Spirit of God, and God wants to give us the answer to what is causing us grief or distress.

The best way to handle a situation like this is to ask the Holy Spirit. Then take some time to sit with Him and listen to what He impresses on your heart. He could show you pictures or remind you of a scene or incident that you may have forgotten about. And God could show you through dreams and visions in the night what opened the door to the problem that you see in your family or your life.

  In dealing with iniquity that is passed down through the bloodline,   I would recommend going into the Courtroom of Heaven. The legal case against our bloodline by the enemy should be dealt with within the Courtroom of Heaven. The Courtroom prayer goes to the root of the problem from the generation that committed the sin. This prayer covers every area of our bloodline and brings freedom and deliverance to us through our repentance and forgiveness by our Heavenly Father, so we can enjoy all the benefits and goodness of the new life that Christ gave us as part of our inheritance in God’s Kingdom.

There are times I have gone into the courtroom, and I don’t have anything written down that I wanted to say. Most of the time, it’s because I am being confronted with the situation for the first time. This could be on behalf of another person, friend, or family member. I depend on the Holy Spirit to lead the prayer and to guide me. I invite the Holy Spirit to take over, guide my words, and show me exactly what needs to be done in the Courtroom. The Holy Spirit is my Helper when I do not know how to pray, He alone can intercede for us with groanings that words cannot express (Romans 8:36).

Do we need to go into the Courtroom of Heaven for every situation when we are praying for ourselves, our family, or others? Personally, I would say, “No, we don’t.” The Courtroom of Heaven is just another level of prayer and intercession, especially in circumstances where we have done everything else we could think possible, but there are still no changes in the situation. I believe that all of us as Christ-followers can put on our priestly ‘garments’ and step into the presence of our Heavenly Father.

As an intercessor, I am always learning at the feet of our Heavenly Father, and I have found out that God gives me revelation in layers, as I would not be able to handle all the information at once. I will forever be grateful to our Advocate, Jesus Christ who took the shame of the cross for the legal captives of the mighty and the prey of the terrible to be delivered and set free (Isaiah 49:24-25), for the progress of the Kingdom of God and the will of the Father to be done in our lives.

 

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