The following is an excerpt from my book Breaking Generational Sin.
As you have read this book, you have realized family sins in your life. You understand that you have been living under a generational curse. The beginning of change occurs when you, first, acknowledge the sin. I believe in confessing our weaknesses and sin to others. Confession is the beginning of your journey into freedom.
The Bible says, in James 5:16, “Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.”
Sins in our life are weaknesses. Those weaknesses are like potholes, always there waiting for you to fall in. In the right circumstances, either by yourself, with a certain group of people, an event, date, or right environment, you can fall into those weaknesses. Even with potholes, there are signs on the road that tells you when a pothole is coming up and you know to swerve to avoid damages. Confessing your sins to others begins the process of salvation from weaknesses. Those people are there to act like the pothole sign, warning you of what may be up ahead. They will also be there to hold you accountable, pray with you, and walk you into healing of your sins.
Break the Curse
Secondly, you have got to break the curse. Not by you, but by the blood of Jesus Christ. You need to allow Jesus Christ and the power of His blood to come in your life and allow the authority of that blood to protect you. Allow it to cover you and break the curse over your life. When you apply the Word of God and its power to your life and choose to walk in the righteousness and obedience of God, the chains of bondage will be broken.
If you do not know Jesus Christ personally, submit your life to His lordship. The blood of Jesus removes our sin. Sin does not just want to exist in your life. It want acceptance. It does not just want acceptance, it wants approval. It does not just want approval, it wants to be promoted. And then will not stop until everybody is not only accepting and approving, but also promoting. If you will not accept, approve and promote, it wants you to cease to exist. Sin wants to kill but Jesus wants us to have not just life, but life more abundantly.
Reverse the Curse
Thirdly, we got to reverse the curse. Gaelle, whose story I shared earlier, later became my secretary. In June of 2013, Gaelle married a prince of a man, Seibou Gounteni, also from Togo. As I previously wrote, she had become free from many things when she realized who she was in Christ. On that blessed day, they both kneeled at the altar at our church in holy matrimony. At that moment, she reversed the curse in her yet once again. One day when she began thinking about the female members of her family, she realized she would be the first lady who got married at the altar of a church. Now, that is reversing the curse. And I can tell you that their original plans were not to do it that way but when she realized she would be reversing a curse in her and Seibou’s children’s lives and their children’s children’s lives by getting married at the altar, their decision was quick and decisive.
Reversing the curse does not mean that you have to march, scream, yell, or do special actions. It means that you decide to take a different route. It may not be the easy route because your weakness will always show itself, but you have to decide that you want something different for generations to come.
There are five other keys to start you on your journey to living in victory and reversing the curse:
1. Recognize your enemy. We do not battle against flesh and blood. Our enemy is Satan and our battle is spiritual.
2. Forgive those who have hurt you. Forgiveness is a powerful thing. Forgiveness does not release the person. It releases you.
3. Treat causes not symptoms. Treat your insecurity. Treat your jealousy. Treat your fear.
4. Develop a Godly attitude.
5. The other thing is align your words with God’s Words. You cannot do that unless you get into the Word. What happens when the Word gets in? It renews your mind – from one that is cursed to one that is the righteousness of God.
I am not sure how long you have walked with Christ yet experienced the bondages of sin. Like Paul said in one of his letters, you do what you know not to do and you do not do what you should be doing. Begin today to reverse the curse. Generational sin and curses were broken at the cross over your life. Your tomorrow does not have to be like your yesterday. Accept the freedom that Jesus Christ has already provided to you and run free. What sin you break today will not only free you but for generations who come after.
You have been made free indeed. Now, run.
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