Spiritual warfare series
Warfare for your house
Sweeping the house clean
God has given the believer authority
Praying for our children
Victory over possession
Victory over oppression
On familiar spirits
And Yehovah passed by before him, and proclaimed, Yehovah, Yehovah God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, who will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, to the third and to the fourth generation. Exo 34:6-7
Our fathers sinned and are no more, but we bear their iniquities. Lam 5:7
I don’t believe the Scripture means that God goes out of His way to punish children for sins they did not commit. It cannot mean that because elsewhere in Scripture, He is careful to explain that the one who sins, receives the punishment of that sin, and the one who repents, receives the blessing of his repentance (Eze 18).
But here the Father is revealing the principle the generational curse, that when a father embraces iniquity, he instills in his family line the curse of that iniquity for three to four generations. Children learn to do as their parents do. God designed children this way to be a blessing to them, so they naturally learn to live in the righteous way of their parents. But the principle is in effect whether the parents live righteously or not. The iniquity of parents can become ingrained in their children, and in their children’s children, and longer, through the generations, until someone repents, turning away from that iniquity.
Moreover, demonic spirits can become associated with a willful embrace of iniquity in a person. By actively rejecting the truth of God’s Word concerning himself or that sin, he can “open a door” to the oppression of that demonic spirit. He is giving the lying liar permission to continue to lie to him, and in this way the spirit of that iniquity becomes a familiar spirit for him, and its oppression can be passed down his family line.
For the spirit of harlotry has caused them to stray, and they have played the harlot against their God. Hos 4:12
And behold, there was a woman who had a spirit of infirmity eighteen years, and was bent over and could in no way raise herself up. Luk 13:11
And then, if ancestors have sought out occult practices or witchcraft, the demons associated with those practices can be passed down to oppress children and children’s children until they are exposed and excised.
The good news for any believer being oppressed by a generational curse is that, as the old hymn says, there is power, power, wonder-working power in the precious blood of the Lamb.
Having disarmed principalities and powers, He made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them in it [the cross, upon which His blood was shed]. Col 2:15
Whatever iniquity, demon, familiar spirit, or curse has been passed down from ancestors, freedom and deliverance are ours by the authority in the name of Yeshua and the power in the blood of Yeshua.
Yeshua has overcome the enemy
God has given the believer authority over principalities and powers
When we are adopted as sons of God and become citizens of the kingdom of Heaven, our family line and our bloodline is transformed.
I am a child of God
However, the enemy will try to deceive you about this fact for as long as he can. When we agree with his lies, we give him legal permission to continue his influence in that area. We must repent of agreeing with the enemy’s lies, and break agreement with those lies.
Father, I confess that I have received ____ lie ____ as truth and acted on it as if it were truth in the past. I hereby repent of that agreement with the enemy, and ask You to forgive me of it now, and the sins and ungodly actions or character traits that have resulted from that agreement. Thank You, for shining a spotlight on this lie, and teaching me how to be free from it in the name of Yeshua. Thank You for setting me free by the truth. I ask that You will continue to shine Your spotlight on it every time it tries to solicit my agreement in the future, and I ask for Your help in combating this lie in the future with the truth of Your word and the power of Your Spirit, in the name of Yeshua, AMEN.
We must replace those lies with the positive opposite truth from the word of God, filling our house, as it were, so that enemy does not return, finding it empty (Mat 12:44-45). The book of truth galleries will help you start, and if you ask Him, the Holy Spirit of truth will lead you to the Word of truth which is most effective against the lies from which you have been delivered (Joh 16:13).
To break a generational curse:
Father, I acknowledge that there has been __ spirit or curse or lie __ in the generations before us that has been passed down. I repent of agreeing with or acting on __ spirit or curse or lie __ in my life and in our family. We don’t know how or when or by whom the door was opened to this ungodly spirit, but it doesn’t matter. In the name of Yeshua, we renounce __ spirit or curse or lie__. In the name of Yeshua, __ spirit or curse or lie__ must be cast out of our family line forever, and in the name of Yeshua, it may not return. We have been become children of God by the blood of Yeshua. We receive the covering of His blood over ourselves, our bloodline, our family, our house, our children, and our children’s children today and forever. The Spirit now familiar to our generations, from this generation forward, is the Holy Spirit of God. In the mighty name of Yeshua, AMEN.
On generational blessings (coming soon)
To be continued …
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