Don't misunderstand Rabbi Curt Landry. He certainly is grateful for the remnant who are diligently serving God and trying to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ to the world today.
But a big part of the church right now, he says, is missing something terribly—something he says it is going to need to thrive in the near future in a society gone mad. That kingdom character trait simply is wisdom.
"Wisdom is the X factor for the next 10 years. It must be a season of godly wisdom," Landry told Dr. Steve Greene on a recent episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network. "There are so many denominational theological filters that have separated people from a basic relationship with God the Father and what He is asking you to do.
"One of the reasons why people don't get their prayers answered is because of what they're asking God to do," Landry says. "He's wanting you to do it by faith. And so, I think you have to really go back to the fact that God is the Creator. He created light; He said it was good. It separated us from the darkness. ... Then He created man, and He not only said it was good, but He said, 'I am giving man dominion.' Then, and you know the story, we get tempted at the garden, the tree of good and evil. ... And once they ate of it, they learned of it; they became evil. They weren't born evil.
"That's why when you're born again, you are a new creation, and all things have been made new," he says. "The Holy Spirit wants to renew you back to pre-garden. The second Adam wants to take back what the first Adam lost in the garden. But I think sometimes we try to do too much, and there is a co-dependent entitlement spirit that's in the world, like somebody owes me something. We need to understand that Jesus paid it all on the cross.
"And with that said, He has given us power and authority to tread on snakes and scorpions and to destroy the works of the devil," Landry says. "We need to understand that. I know people don't like some of this stuff about dominion. But what happens is we have got to take the dominion of the blood of Jesus and the names of God back, and we have to start enforcing it. Not in protest, but enforce it in the prayer in the courts of heaven and say, 'Father God, Your Word says, Your Word says, Your Word says.' We have to get back to that place because we battle against the devil and his power and principalities, his heavenly hosts and dark places. Those who overcome him know that their power is like John the Baptist. We must become less in the flesh and more empowered in the Holy Spirit and speak his Word, and know that we will overcome every time."
For more of Curt Landry's interview with Dr. Greene, listen to the entire episode of Greenelines on the Charisma Podcast Network.
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