Close Those Generational Doors


Parents have a great effect on their children.  This happens in two ways.  One is by example and influence.  Children learn sins from their parent’s example and that gives opening to demonizing.  The second way is when demons who have access to a parent claim access to the child, too.  When a demon has access to a person, he also claims right to all that person has, including their children.  The Bible says God “punishes the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation” (Exodus 20:4-5; Deuteronomy 5:8-9; Exodus 34:6-7).  The Bible says that children are affected by their parents sins (Ezekiel 18;2) and this is one of the ways.  In fact, this is one of the most common reasons people are demonized.

This is especially true of first born males, for Satan seeks to claim them just as God does (Exodus 34:20).  If you notice some of the same problems in your life as in your siblings, parents, aunts, uncles, or grandparents, it could very well be ancestral demonizing.  The same demons have access to those in the family and do the same work in various members (not all members, that would be too obvious).  They claim the blood line and use that as access.

Generational bondage is often discerned by the sin patterns that repeat from generation to generation. It is not uncommon to observe generations of abuse, addiction, hatred, superstition and fear, pride, control and manipulation, rejection, sexual sins and perversions, aberrant religious beliefs, witchcraft, and rebellion etc.  If you see some patterns in the symptoms or characteristics of demonizing in others in your family that could show ancestral access.  That is why so often a boy who hates his father for beating his mother grows up to beat his own wife, or a child of an alcoholic becomes an alcoholic also.

Generational bondage can be broken by personally repenting of and confessing the sins of past generations. Claim the blood of Christ as stronger than your blood line and put that access under the blood of Jesus (Romans 5:15).  Claim that you are a “new creation, old things have passed away, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).  Ask God to turn curses into blessing (Deuteronomy 23:5).  Read the Bible verses I referred to as part of your prayer.  Following is a sample prayer.  There is nothing

“Dear Father, I acknowledge before you the sins of my parents and ancestors.  I know that they have sinned because all men and women are sinners.  And so, I openly confess the sins of my parents and ancestors.  I am sorry for their sins against you and I ask that you not hold their consequences against me or my descendants. I claim the finished work of Jesus Christ, Who bore all my sin upon Himself.  I take back any openings given to Satan’s forces by my ancestors’ sin.

“Dear Jesus, please set me free from all evil influences coming from my parents and ancestors in the name of Jesus.  I know I am a new creation in Christ.  Old things have gone and all things have become new.    I here and now reject and disown all the sins of my ancestors.  As one who has been delivered from the power of darkness and translated into the kingdom of God’s dear Son, I cancel out all demonic working that has been passed on to me from my ancestors.  As one who has been crucified and raised with Christ and who sits with Him in heavenly places, I reject any and every way in which Satan may claim access to my family or me.  I declare myself to be eternally and completely committed to the Lord Jesus Christ.  In Jesus’ name I now command every demon that is working against me to flee my presence and my family and never to return.

‘I now ask You, heavenly Father, to fill me with Your Holy Spirit.  I submit my body as an instrument of righteousness, a living sacrifice, that I may glorify You in my life.  All this I do in the name & authority of the Lord Jesus Christ.  Amen.”

Deuteronomy 5:9  I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God. I punish the children, the grandchildren and the great-grandchildren for the sins of their fathers who hate Me. 

Do you struggle with sin patterns or issue which your parents or grandparents also struggled with?  Do you see patterns in your children that could come from you or your mate?  If any of these are true, use the prayer above.

by Rev. Dr. Jerry Schmoyer, Christian Training Organization

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