Isa. 61:1-3 -Many of our emotional problems are the result of misperceptions regarding ourselves, the world around us, and, most important, God. Satan's main job is to maintain these falsehoods, and to keep us from really hearing and receiving the truth of God's word and His deliverance. As a result of the abuse and neglect we suffered as children which continues in our life, we become to believe the multitude of lies, and act accordingly from the abuse, the shame, the guilt and associated fears of our experiences. Thus, the biblical concept of salvation is basically deliverance.
Exodus 20:5 ; l John 3:8 ; John 10:10 ; Eph. 6:12 -Satan uses the sins of our parents, the unintentional mistakes that come from their wounded spirits, the circumstances of life in our youth, our friends-whatever means are at Satan's disposal-to destroy our self worth and dignity that causes a brokenness of will and spirit. Knowing who your real enemy is-Satan-and not your genealogy and circumstances of life-is the first step to victory.
Phil. 2:12-15 ; Ps. 91:16 -To be forgiven the penalty of my sins is primary and basic, but to be delivered from all the damage sin has done is God's purpose for me until He can bring us into the place where He can show His salvation.
Heb. 10:14 ; Rom. 8:28 ; l John 5:4 -Once we are born into this family of God, we are perfect, but our sanctification, the process, has yet to be completely accomplished. When we are confident that God loves us and only wants the best for us, that He is absolutely sovereign, having this faith we have the victory already.
John 8:31 ;8:44 ; 2 Cor. 10:5 ; Heb. 4:12 -Satan strives to keep us locked up in a prison formed of his lies we learned as children, from the wounds of abuse and neglect, our parents' innocent mistakes, and general life's experiences. To get free is a spiritual battle. Though Christ has purchased our freedom, we have to use the sword of truth in order to claim it. It is truth that sets us free. Thus, to emerge victorious, we need only one weapon-the word of God.
James 5:16 ; Rom. 8:1 ; l John 4:18 ; John 17:17 -Secret shame provides fertile ground where all kinds of lies can take root. Hidden shame keeps us from entering into God's light and prevents us from gaining the experiential knowledge that we are no longer condemned which keeps us in bondage and the resultant pains and torments of the soul.
; l John 1:9
; James 5:16
; Gal. 3:13
-Ask God to reveal to
you any generational sins that exist within your family. Confess
these sins on behalf of your family, ask forgiveness, claiming
the blood of Jesus. Confess any sins of your own, then separate
yourself and future generations from the sins of your ancestors
in the authority of the Name of Jesus, The Holy One of God.
Three steps you may wish to use to battle the spirits in your life:
|Commitment to God||Being led by God||Walking in the Spirit|
|Col. 1:9 , 10 ; Eph. 3:17-19 ;||Ps. 25:5 ; 25:9 ; 48:14 ;||Eph. 4:15 ; l Pet. 2:2 ;|
|Ps. 13:5 ; 37:5 ; 56:4 ;||Ps. 73:24 ; Isa. 30:21 ;||2 Pet. 1:5 ; 2 Pet. 1:6 ;|
|Ps. 125:1 ; Prov. 3:5 ;||Isa. 42:16 ; Jn. 16:13 ;||l Cor. 13:11 ; Ps. 92:1-2 ;|
|Rom. 15:13 ;||Job 17:9 ;|
|Believe and Obey||True Identity||Exhibit Fruit|
|Matt. 5:16 ; Jas. 2:17;||Rom. 8:16 ; Ti. 3:7;||l Cor. 10:33 ; Rom. 6:13 ;|
|Ps. 34:14 ; l Ki. 6:35 ;||Jn. 1:12 ; l Thes. 5:5;||Rom. 12:9 ; 8:35 ; Jn. 14:23 ;|
|Heb. 13:16 ;||Gal. 4:7 ; Phil. 2:15 ;||Jn. 15:13 ; 16:27 ; Jude 21 ;|
|l Jn. 3:1 ;||l Jn. 4:16 ; Deut. 10:12 ;|