Healing from Generational Sins


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This outline and the sermon audio file that goes with it at john10-10.org under Sermon Audios, is an overview of what the Bible teaches and Christian ministers have learned about how to be set free from the negative effects of sins our ancestors have committed--our family ancestors and others we are connected to by being part of their group. Fascinating biblical subject with potential to bless many.

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Healing from Generational Sins

  1. 1. Healing From Generational Sins For Ourselves and Our Families Sunday, September 8, 13
  2. 2. We Are Who They Were “Like father like son”, “a chip off the old block, “the apple doesn’t fa" far #om the tree.” “...knowing that you were not redeemed...#om your futile way of life inherited from your forefathers...” ( 1 Pet 1: 18) “We have sinned, even as our ancestors did...” (Ps. 106:6) Example: My dad & I Sunday, September 8, 13
  3. 3. Genome Mapping & Spiritual DNA Mapping Luke Skywalker &African tribes: Mitochondrial DNA A" get a physical & spiritual inheritance: Physical DNA & “Spiritual DNA” More healing & blessings available by knowing both Chapter 2 of HealingAmerica’s DNA on our website Sunday, September 8, 13
  4. 4. Generational Sins Sunday, September 8, 13
  5. 5. Generational Sins The propensity to sin in similar ways as our ancestors did. Sins that repeat in several generations of families. Original Sin: (Rom. 5:12) “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to a" people, because all sinned— “For just as through the disobedience of the one man the many were made sinners...(Rom. 5:19) Sunday, September 8, 13
  6. 6. Sins Run in Families Abraham, Isaac & Jacob & Jacob’s sons: Lying Judah, David & sonsAmnon,Absalom & Solomon: Lust What sins run in your family? What lies, bondages, character flaws? Deep Rejection, abandonment, depression, anger, chemical abuse, loneliness, rebe"ion, fears, lusts, confusion, pride, etc Sunday, September 8, 13
  7. 7. Generational Guilt Sunday, September 8, 13
  8. 8. Generational Guilt Lev. 26:40-42: “‘But if they wi" confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors— I wi" remember my covenant with Jacob...and I wi" remember the land.’” “Do not remember the iniquities of our forefathers against us” (Ps. 79:8). Sunday, September 8, 13
  9. 9. Abraham Lincoln’s 2nd InauguralAddress “He gives to both North and South, this terrible war, as the woe due to those by whom the offence came...Yet, if God wi"s that it continue, until a" the wealth piled by the bond-man’s two hundred and fifty years of unrequited toil sha" be sunk, and until every drop of blood drawn with the lash, shall be paid by another drawn with the sword...” Sunday, September 8, 13
  10. 10. Generational Penalties A" male descendants of wicked KingsAhab & Jeroboam ki"ed “Your sons…will suffer for your unfaithfulness, until your corpses lie in the wilderness” ( Numbers 14:33). “Our fathers sinned, and are no more. It is we who have borne their iniquities” (Lamentations 5:7,16) “So those of you who may be le) wi" rot away because of their iniquity... and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot with them” (Lev. 26:39). Sunday, September 8, 13
  11. 11. In 10 Commandments “I am the Lord your God…you sha" have no other gods before me…You sha" not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything…for I am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sins of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me… (Ex.20:2-6). Sunday, September 8, 13
  12. 12. Identificational Repentance Sunday, September 8, 13
  13. 13. Identificational Repentance Repenting for the past sins of a group you represent. Lev. 26:40-42: “‘But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their ancestors— I wi" remember my covenant with Jacob...and I wi" remember the land.’” Moses, Jeremiah, Daniel,Nehemiah, Ezra Sunday, September 8, 13
  14. 14. Jesus Did Not Deny “As He went along, He saw a man blind #om birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him” ( John 9:1-3). Sunday, September 8, 13
  15. 15. Corporate Identities Sunday, September 8, 13
  16. 16. Corporate Identities Individuals, families, churches, cities and nations Each has set of ca"ings, strengths, weaknesses, spiritual gi)s, sins, bondages, guilt, blessings and curses and before God. We are more blessed or more vulnerable to evil due to our corporate identities. We can break the negative effects via prayer and holiness. Sunday, September 8, 13
  17. 17. Examples The unique blessing on Jews due to the Old Covenant Seven churches commended and corrected by Jesus in Rev. 1-3 as city-wide churches Jesus held entire cities accountable for rejecting Him while He was on earth. Sunday, September 8, 13
  18. 18. A Key to Healing For ourselves, families, churches, our region & our nation Subjective process--as with exercise of a" spiritual gi)s and ministries Many modern leaders use in inner healing, deliverance and in regional intercession. An experiment and training for a" of us Sunday, September 8, 13
  19. 19. Healing Damaged DNA Repent to God for sin of ancestors and your participation in it Release them in forgiveness for damaging your DNA Renounce the sin. Break agreement. Hate it as God does. Restore, make restitution as needed Resolve to live in opposite, godly ways Reject demons. Expel verba"y with authority Remember scriptures by heart to reshape heart and mind Rete" via testimony to others Sunday, September 8, 13