Pay it Forward 30 Fold
God Paid "It" Forward
A few years ago, a young boy brought the concept of "pay it forward" to the movie screen. He showed by example how the world could be changed if every person who experienced something good would "pay it forward." God had this principle in mind even before He created man by paying his provision forward. He knew that even though Adam and Eve would sin, their seed would eventually change if they could experience His goodness, mercy and unconditional love. 1
There was an uprising against God in heaven before He created man. Iniquity was found in Lucifer's heart. 2 In pride, he said, "I will be like the most High." 3 I believe Lucifer rebelled out of jealously that mankind was about to be created "a little lower than God" [Elohim, not 'angels']. In His own image, God crowned His new creation in honor and glory, and even Lucifer was being put under man's feet. 4
As a result, the LORD threw Lucifer and a third of the angels out of heaven. He changed his name to Satan and fallen angels became the demons. God knew they would infect mankind, but He had already made provision through the blood of His Son Jesus Christ, the Lamb slain for sin from the foundation of the world. 5 It was in the mind of our Heavenly Father to pay our forgiveness forward, so we all could experience His goodness for ourselves.
The Garden & Promised Seed
God has always looked out for His children. He filled the Garden of Eden with His goodness. He blessed Adam and Eve, saying, "Be fruitful and multiply, fill the earth, subdue it and have dominion." 6 They were to "pay [the blessing] forward", but not without opposition. Satan and his accusing spirits had their own plan to "pay [the curse] forward." They brought forth the spirit of pride 7, bondage 8, fear 9, bitterness 10, jealously 11, whoredom 12, heaviness 13, divination 14, infirmity 15 and the anti-christ.16 The Bible tells its readers of lying 17, unclean 18, deaf and dumb 19 spirits that seek to inhabit bodies. 20 The devil is very cleaver in "paying it forward" through his deceptive and counterfeit schemes, 21 but after the Fall, God "paid [Satan's defeat] forward" immediately, promising that Jesus [the seed of the woman] would bruise Satan's head at the cross. 22
It is your responsibility to discern good and evil, by becoming skillful in the knowledge of what is right. 23 This way demonic thoughts will have no place [room or right] to operate in your life. 24 Like in the days of Noah, the world is experiencing the debauchery of Satan all over the land. God sent His word through Noah to "pay [man's safety] forward," but the Ark was rejected because of unbelief. Jesus Christ is your Ark, who God has provided to bring you to Himself by "paying [Heaven] forward" through the blood of His Son. This way the world does not experience His wrath like in the days of Noah, when only eight souls received His payment forward. 25 After the Flood, God gave Noah the promise of "seedtime and harvest." 26
Many years later, God promised to "pay [His Seed] forward" by blessing Abraham and his Seed. 27 The promise to "pay [the blessing] forward" was fulfilled in the person of Jesus Christ, "Not to Abraham and His Seed were the promises made, He does not say, 'And to seeds,' as of many, but as of one, 'And to your Seed,' who is Christ. And if you are Christ's, then you are Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." 28 The LORD paid the blessing forward to us, "The first man Adam became a living being. The last Adam became a life-giving spirit." 29 The blessing is God's Word of promise to cleanse us of sin by the Blood of Jesus and to live within us through His Spirit.
What is Your Garden Growing?
Your heart was created to be God's garden, solely for His Seed to produce His fruit and to have dominion in your life as prophet, priest and king. The LORD says, "I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessings and cursings: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live." 30 Sadly, many of us have chosen to "pay [man's curse] forward" instead of the blessing.
One reason is that all have sinned and fallen short of the glory of God as a result of
Adam and Eve's fall in the Garden 6000 years ago. 31 The solution is receive the promised Seed into the "ground" of your heart. 32 If you confess you are a sinner, God is faithful to have already cleansed you of all unrighteousness by His blood. 33
Just say out loud now, "Father, I confess Jesus Christ as Lord, I'm a sinner, I accept your cleansing blood paid forward for me. I believe in my heart that You raised Christ from the dead to give me everlasting life. 34 Holy Spirit, I invite you to live in me. Thank you Lord for saving my soul. Amen!" Being born of the Spirit means that God is greater in you than he [the devil] that is in this world. 35
You Are God's Temple
Upon receiving Christ, you become a temple of the Holy Spirit, 36 but the Spirit is often quenched by weeds in your garden. You'll find accusing and unloving spirits, bitterness, fear, jealously, unforgiveness, rejection, witchcraft and others mentioned in God's Word. You pull these weeds by the authority of Jesus Name. He set the example for dealing with these devils. 37 He cast them out by the authority of God as a man walking in Spirit. 38You are to do the same! First, call these spirits by the name given them in the Bible. Then, cast them out by the authority given to you in the Name of Jesus Christ. 39
It is time to be responsible, no longer giving any right to Satan and his demons. The time is here to no longer allow the world, the flesh and the devil a place in your heart. As a son of God, actively put your foot down on the neck of your enemy, "casting down imaginations and and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, and bring into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ." 40
It is important to remember God's promise in the Garden. Jesus would bruise the head of the serpent. 41 Satan's defeat took place at the cross, where God forgave all sin. Jesus took your curse that God's law demanded and destroyed it by nailing it to Christ's cross. In this way, God disarmed the evil rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by His victory over them on the cross of Christ. 42 The promise of God's Word to cleanse you by the blood of Jesus is fulfilled, so that the Holy Spirit can dwell in you, "...to do exceedingly abundantly above all that you ask or think, according to the power that works in you." 43
God's Divine Plan
God's divine plan is to bring you out of the snare of the devil. 44 Jesus Christ "paid [your deliverance] forward" by grace through faith in Him. His purpose is for you to "pay [His blessing] forward." Your testimony of Jesus is the Spirit of prophecy, sharing God's promised Word as prophet. 45 You testify of the Blood of Jesus as priest and king. 46 You overcome the devil by the word of your testimony in the Spirit. 47 Your passion increases as you yield to holiness, experiencing more of God's love and forgiveness. 48
One of the greatest battles for the Christian is in the area of personal forgiveness. The devil is always present to bring guilt and condemnation for sin. 49 He is only successful with those who do not know "all" their sins were forgiven 2000 years ago at Calvary: past, present and future. 50 Jesus paid it all, and gave you a receipt, stamped: "Paid in full!" Once the Holy Spirit reveals the empowering work of His grace, it helps you overcome sin, self and Satan in every area of your life.
As you realize your complete forgiveness, you'll find it easier to forgive others. Say, "it is written: Jesus purchased my freedom through His blood, and my sins are forgiven!" 51Thank God out loud for your forgiveness continually, rather than habitually asking for forgiveness. 52 The more you realize that God's forgiveness is past tense, the more you are able to "pay it forward."
The Great Commission
It is time to serve notice on the devil, not allowing him to affect your testimony any longer. Jesus was manifest to destroy the works of the devil. 53 You have no time for the devil in these last days. You are commanded to submit to God, resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 54 We are commanded to be sober, to keep awake, because our adversary the devil walks about, seeking whom he may devour: whom resist steadfast in the faith!55 Do you know the devil is no match for those who walk by faith in Jesus Christ? You are a soldier in the army of God, "paying [Satan's defeat] forward!" Say "it is written: I have overcome the devil by the blood of the lamb, and the word of my testimony!"
The little boy in the "Pay It Forward" movie had an amazing love for those around him. God loves all mankind! He wants to have all men saved, and for them to come to the knowledge of the truth that is in Jesus Christ. 56 He is not willing that any should perish for their sin, but that all should come to repentance. 57 But He is just and will surely punish sin, "For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord." 58
This movie gives us a Biblical illustration, possibly without you even realizing it until
now. Jesus said, "I will make you fishers of men." 59 We are Ambassadors for Christ. 60The Apostle Peter commands us to be good stewards of the manifold grace of God. 61 We are empowered by the Holy Spirit to be God's witnesses unto the uttermost parts of the earth. 62 Jesus commands us to "Go and make disciples of all nations." 63 This is our call. God's plan and purpose for His children to "pay [His love and forgiveness] forward." We are to reach out to others with God's abounding love and forgiveness.
Resist the Devil
It is of utmost importance that you recognize and specifically name the spirits that are attacking your life and ministry. With the war on terror, it is imperative that the Central Intelligence Agency learn all about the schemes and plans of the terrorist group named Al-Qaida. The same is true for your spiritual warfare.
It is easy to recognize the many accusing spirits that attack you daily with their negative words, but the spirit of bitterness may be harder to recognize. It is accompanied with unforgiveness, resentment, retaliation, anger, hatred, violence and murder in that progressive order. Although bitterness is called a root in the Bible, it is a spirit that you must resist at all cost. !t is a ruling demon that will try to control your life.
!n this article, I also name whoredom, which include all lustful thoughts, illicit sex, adultery, homosexuality and pornography. Don't forget to break down and resist the many lies of the devil that work through the spirits of pride, bondage, fear, jealously, heaviness, witchcraft, infirmity and the anti-christ. You don't wage war with human. plans and methods. You use God's mighty weapons, not mere worldly weapons, to knock down the devil's strongholds.
Prayer of Release
Heavenly Father, l confess, repent and renounce this [specific spirit] in the name of Jesus Christ. l thank you Jesus for providing your blood for my forgiveness, which l acknowledge for giving place to this [specific spirit]. l release myself from any condemnation, guilt or shame because of this [specific spirit]. !n the name of Jesus and by the power of His blood, l cancel Satan's authority over me because of this [specific spirit]. I command this [specific spirit] to go in Jesus' Name! Holy Spirit, l invite you to fill and heal every area of my heart that is now free from this [specific spirit]. I ask You to speak your words of truth to me about this situation so l can testify of my deliverance. Amen!