Jesus spent at least a third of His time healing and casting out demons. Spirits can gain access into people or into the personalities of individuals. When there are spirits that go from generation to generation, manifesting on a piece of land, or in an actual family or bloodline, those spirits are called familiar spirits.
So what you want to consider is:
- What generational patterns are at work in your life? What kind of spiritual forces have been in your lineage, family, and bloodline for many years? The Bible speaks about familial or familiar spirits. There are spirits that are familiar with your life journey, perhaps from generation to generation. Many believe that trauma can induce the transfer of spirits from parent to child. Addictions, poverty, and divorce are examples of patterns that can pass from generation to generation.
- Some of your battles didn’t start with you. These bents and inclinations toward fear, mistrust, abandonment, depression, and even suicide can be generational. These patterns are rooted in family history and in some strange way were passed down from generation to generation in the bloodline. An iniquity is a bent or inclination of the soul toward a certain pattern of ungodly thinking—BUT the good news is YOU DON’T HAVE TO YIELD to any spirit or generational pattern. Not for one split second!
- What can you do? When something is exerting an influence over your freedom of will and occupying your mind, it is often a spiritual assignment that is intent on breaking up your freedom to follow Christ. If the pattern has been evident in your bloodline, perhaps you are the one who gets the task of finally breaking it off of your household and the next generation! This is where you become the champion that cuts off the pattern of iniquity or the power of a familiar spirit from operating because you choose to resist it and break the cycle in your own life. That’s really what an overcomer is. Perhaps the Lord has called you for such a time as this to bring His freedom and deliverance to your family and future generations?
Annabelle and I have decided that we would discern and judge anything that was operating in our lives that was trying to transfer to our children. We found that when we confronted it and broke it off of us, we emasculated its power to transfer to the next generation. All we had to do was alert our children to the family story and history so that they could be enlightened and resist. Their power to resist was multiplied because we had brought it to the light and already dealt with it!
Question: What generational patterns is your spirit alert to even now? Ask the Lord to pinpoint the areas that it is time to address.
Give me some feedback and share the process God has you in!