Trouble with Grace & Mercy
- Not confessing sin.
- Not renouncing binding agreements.
- Not starting to learn.
- Not understanding grace & mercy
Agnes was at the meeting but had fallen asleep, an attack the enemy brings on her often in her life. She was concerned and wondered if she needed more help to be free. We went into the courts and immediately the Lord told us to ask for “private counsel.”
I saw two angels escort us to a room off to one side. The door closed behind us and the Lord sat across from Agnes, taking her hands in His. “My grace is sufficient. All you need to do is say, amen! You have been searching for your healing and freedom from demonic attacks. Let go of all of that and search only for Me!”
“Lord, so we don’t need to pray again?” I asked.
He hit the table with His fist.“All that is needed is to come into agreement with what is already said!”
I don’t often see Him this forceful, so since this time, I am very cautious of asking for people to be placed before the Throne of Grace & Mercy twice. Instead, I ask what is blocking the fullness of grace and mercy from coming into someone’s life. The following are some of the things we have found.
1. Confessing Sin
Many Christians have been taught that the blood of Jesus covers all our sin and we have been forgiven: that there is nothing we need to do except confess our healing and deliverance by the sacrifice and stripes of Jesus. This is not what the Word of God says.
If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. (1 John 1:8)The enemy is an expert at digging into our lives and our past to find sin to use against us in the Courts of Heaven. We must be aware that our spirit is perfect with our new birth, but we remain flawed. If we confess the stripes of Jesus and an injury or attack of the enemy remains, it is because there was sin in the past that is allowing that injury to stay.
If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. (1 John 1:9 AKJV)The Greek word homologeō is translated “confess” and it means much more than to just state that we have done wrong. It means to see it the way the other person does, in this case, God. Did you really confess your sin? The New Testament shows us what that should look like.
[As you draw near to God] be deeply penitent and grieve, even weep [over your disloyalty]. Let your laughter be turned to grief and your mirth to dejection and heartfelt shame [for your sins]. (James 4:9)Was this the state of your heart when you asked to be placed before the Throne of Grace and Mercy? If you made an appointment with us, then we confessed for you, however afterwards, were you in agreement with it? Here is how we found out about the need for understanding what confession really means:
After the grace and mercy prayer; a new attack came upon someone, let’s call her Jane. She had been crying out to God declaring Him as her provider, but things only got worse.
When we went to the Courts, the Lord told us Jane was reaping what she had sown. She couldn't recall what that might be. We asked why the Throne of Grace and Mercy didn’t cover this and we saw a terrifying sword of judgement from God.
The Holy Spirit told us that she was confessing deliverance but because she had not confessed her sin, really accepted that this was a just and righteous judgement of God upon her for her sin, she couldn't get mercy for it. Jane confessed right there and cried out that she had sinned and brought this attack upon herself by a righteous judgement from God.
The next day Jane received a phone call and a miraculous answer to most of the financial issues she was dealing with. A few days later, the Holy Spirit showed her where she had stolen money from the government three years earlier so she could confess and repent rightly of this sin!
This may be why you are not experiencing grace and mercy. Please prayerfully consider what it means to "confess" your sin.
2. Binding Agreements
During our many visits to the Courts we have found that certain things are binding agreements. The Holy Spirit reveals these to us and the petitioner renounces these agreements. If you did the prayer for Grace & Mercy without being able to hear if there was anything else needed, then this may be your issue.
- Why was declaration necessary?
- What happened as we declared our repentance for these things?
A petitioner, let’s call her Haadiya, had said amen and even started the Academy, but was still struggling with attacks against her health. We entered the Courts with Haadiya and immediately the Lord advised us to ask for “private counsel.”
In the chamber with a large wooden desk and high bookshelves, the Lord presented Haadiya with a large parchment paper saying: Covenants & Dedication. Once she renounced these things done by her ancestors, the Lord stamped the paper with the blood of His hand. It said: Paid in full.
This is what is actually occurring when we renounce the following before God:
- Blood sacrifices
- Oaths & blood oaths
- Sacrifices to other gods (other than blood)
The Outpouring will be a time of miracles that has not happened in this strength and power since the Book of Acts and the first Outpouring of the Holy Spirit. Many people are looking for God’s Glory that many sense is on the horizon. This cannot occur until there is a time of repentance (turning from sin). Peter tells us:
Repent you therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord. (Acts 3:19 AKJV)The phrase “when the times of refreshing shall come” in the original Greek, should actually read, “so that the times of refreshing may come.” Before every move of God there is a change in the hearts of men. They begin to turn back to God and His ways - this is repenting. The purpose of this grace and mercy is so that we can learn God’s ways and find out where we need to turn from sin (repent).
If the Lord has been asking us to do something for a while and we have “meant to get to it,” then you may see grace and mercy begin to flow as you follow through with your part of the agreement. We ask God for grace and mercy “so that we can learn His ways and turn from our sin.” Begin with the sin that you know and see if the mercy doesn’t begin to flow.
… yet made we not our prayer before the LORD our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand your truth. (Daniel 9:13)We have seen many people become free as they begin learning in the Academy. The Holy Spirit immediately reveals sin which leads to confessing and repenting. Before you seek an answer as to why grace and mercy is not apparent, start fulfilling your part of the agreement: learn how to operate before the Throne and in the Courts of Heaven.
4. What is Grace & Mercy
Before we decide we are not receiving grace and mercy, we need to KNOW what it looks like. Grace and mercy is where you are given a “stay of judgment.” This means the enemy’s case against you still exists, but God is holding back judgment for a time.
It doesn’t mean all of life’s problems are immediately fixed.
We have seen provision released, healing take place, and demonic attacks halted soon after appointments. We have also seen gradual healing over days and weeks and finances worked out over months. Where other people are involved, you may need to give God time to work on their heart as you learn His ways and are led and guided by Him.
This is not a quick fix for all of life’s problems. Grace and mercy is relief from what is hindering you in learning God’s ways. More grace comes as you begin walking in those ways and turning from sin. The Word of God is clear:
Yes, and all that will live godly in Christ Jesus shall suffer persecution. (1 Timothy 3:12)
Confirming the souls of the disciples, and exhorting them to continue in the faith, and that we must, through much tribulation enter into the kingdom of God. (Acts 14:22)
We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; (2 Corinthians 4:8-9)Many think life should be a “bed of roses.” Perhaps we need to remember that roses have thorns… grace and mercy provides relief from demonic attacks, it doesn’t instantly solve issues that have been growing for years in a marriage or another relationship or financial situations resulting from years of choices. Those may take walking with the Lord for a while. As you walk, things will improve. The change in your own life will be what helps those around you.
If you think it is an attack of the enemy after being placed before the Throne of Grace and Mercy with our team, once you have checked these things, by all means, let us know what is going on. We will be happy to seek the Lord as to what may be interfering with grace and mercy in your life.
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