Why Are Some Children Oppressed


(Thirty plus years ago God put Don Rogers in my life.  He trained and mentored me in spiritual ministry.  When he was no longer able to minister, I had the privilege of taking over his “Spiritual Warfare Ministries”.  He had written many articles about spiritual warfare.  I have edited and added to his work for this blog.)

Why are some children oppressed?


First, let us look at two examples in God’s Word where children had evil spirits:  Luke 9:38-40 – “A man in the crowd called out, ‘Teacher, I beg you to look at my son, for he is my only child. A spirit seizes him and he suddenly screams; it throws him into convulsions so that he foams at the mouth. It scarcely ever leaves him and is destroying him. I begged your disciples to drive it out, but they could not’”  Mt. 15:22 – “A Canaanite woman from that vicinity came to him crying out, ‘Lord, Son of David, have mercy on me! My daughter is suffering from demon possession.’” (Also recorded in Mk. 7:24-30)

Our first reaction might be to ask, “How can this be? What could the child have possibly done to allow a demonic spirit such power in his/her life?”  My initial response comes from many years of experience dealing with any children’s cases and always seeking to evaluate what I was witnessing according to the Word of God.

  1. Abuse – can be a way that Satan’s hosts can make a claim upon a child. Often in the practice of witchcraft, Satanism and idolatrous practices, children are involved in rituals by their parents, families or acquaintances.

Even when the child is an unwilling victim, the spirits in the abuser make their claims o the basis of the ritual, especially if bargains and oaths have been made over the child to obtain some desired results.  For those who see the terrible injustice in this, I can only say that it grieves God greatly as well. Although God is sovereign in power, He does not continually intervene in every atrocity committed by man but allows free will to be exercised. Where God works powerfully is when people turn to Him for deliverance and healing. He can reclaim what the locust have eaten!

  1. Generational Bondage – is caused by sins in the family lines in past generations.

When generational bondage is strong in a family, children can have a bondage upon them right from the womb. They are born with claims already upon them. Many a child has grown into adulthood and has struggled year after year. But when the sins of the family lines have been confessed and spiritual authority is then directed against the generational bondages, the curses are broken and the person experiences great freedom.

What is interesting is that generational bondage often stays in place even when a person receives Christ. That is because it is a corporate bondage, not a personal one. When I say “corporate” I mean bondage put in place by the sins of a number of people. After the believer deals with the corporate bondage, then there is often freedom to live as a child of God should be able to live.

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