OVERCOMING THE STRONGHOLD OF INIQUITY AND MOVING INTO THE STRONHOLD OF FAITH

EZEKIEL 18:30-32

Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways, saith the Lord GOD.  Repent, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin. Cast away from you all your transgressions, whereby ye have transgressed; and make you a new heart and a new spirit: for why will ye die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of him that dieth, saith the Lord GOD: wherefore turn yourselves, and live ye.

  • INIQUITY IS THE ENEMY’S ATTEMPT TO CONTAMINATE THE RIGHTEOUS SEED PLACED IN US WHEN WE GIVE OUR HEARTS TO GOD.
  • IT IS TRANSFERRED FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER, CAUSING EVEN BELIEVERS WHO LOVE GOD WITH ALL THEIR HEARTS TO STILL ENGAGE IN SINS THAT THEIR ANCESTORS COMMITTED
  • DAVID, A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART, IS AN EXAMPLE OF THIS (PSALM 51:5).PS 65:
  • IF YOU EVER WONDERED WHY A SAVED MAN CAN WATCH HIS MOTHER SUFFER FROM ABUSE BY HIS FATHER,
  • KNOW OF THE DAMAGE IT CAUSES, AND STILL STRUGGLE WITH BEATING HIS WIFE AND/OR CHILDREN, INIQUITY IS THE REASON. Psalms:65:1-6
  • : PRAISE WAITETH FOR THEE, O GOD, IN SION: AND UNTO THEE SHALL THE VOW BE PERFORMED.O THOU THAT HEAREST PRAYER, UNTO THEE SHALL ALL FLESH COME.  INIQUITIES PREVAIL AGAINST ME: AS FOR OUR TRANSGRESSIONS, THOU SHALT PURGE THEM AWAY.  BLESSED IS THE MAN WHOM THOU CHOOSEST, AND CAUSEST TO APPROACH UNTO THEE, THAT HE MAY DWELL IN THY COURTS: WE SHALL BE SATISFIED WITH THE GOODNESS OF THY HOUSE, EVEN OF THY HOLY TEMPLE.BY TERRIBLE THINGS IN RIGHTEOUSNESS WILT THOU ANSWER US, O GOD OF OUR SALVATION; WHO ART THE CONFIDENCE OF ALL THE ENDS OF THE EARTH, AND OF THEM THAT ARE AFAR OFF UPON THE SEA WHICH BY HIS STRENGTH SETTETH FAST THE MOUNTAINS; BEING GIRDED WITH POWER:
  • IF YOU’VE SEEN ENTIRE FAMILIES BEAR THE NAME OF DRUNKS, OR THIEVES, OR TROUBLE-MAKERS, INIQUITY IS THE REASON WHY.
  • IT IS IMPRINTED UPON OUR DNA IN THE FORM OF WHATEVER SIN OUR FOREFATHERS COMMITTED, AND IS COMPOUNDED WHEN WE ENGAGE IN THOSE AND GREATER SINS.
  • WHEN WE BECOME SAVED, WE ENTER INTO THE REALM OF GRACE WHERE GOD HAS MADE PROVISION FOR FORGIVENESS FROM INIQUITY.
  • BUT HOW CAN WE GET WHAT’S IMPRINTED ON OUR DNA TO JUST DISAPPEAR IF WE DON’T EVEN KNOW IT’S THERE?
  • SO WE SPEND YEARS ASKING FOR FORGIVENESS FOR THE SINS WE CONTINUALLY COMMIT
  • WE DO NOT   UNDERSTANDING WHY WE HAVEN’T YET BEEN SET FREE FROM THAT TEMPER MAMA HAD, OR THAT SPIRIT OF GLUTTONY.
  • BECAUSE INIQUITY IS BURIED DEEP INTO THE GROUND OF OUR SOULS,
  • ALL WE’VE BEEN DOING IS CUTTING BACK THE TREE WHICH BEARS THE FRUIT OF THE SIN EVERYONE CAN SEE.
  • NOW, EVERYONE KNOWS THAT IF YOU CUT BACK A TREE, YOU’RE SIMPLY PRUNING IT.
  • ALTHOUGH YOU MAY NOT SEE THE FRUIT FOR A WHILE, IT’S COMING BACK IN FULL FORCE IN THE NEAR FUTURE.
  • WHEN YOU CONSIDER THE DAMAGE ROOTS CAN CAUSE, YOU MAY ASK IF THERE’S ANY HOPE OF DELIVERANCE.
  • YES, OUR GOD HAS ALREADY PROVIDED A WAY OUT!
  • BUT IT INVOLVES SOME DEEP SOUL-SEARCHING ON YOUR PART.
  • YOU MUST FIRST ASK GOD TO REVEAL TO YOU THE SINS THAT YOUR FAMILY HAS PASSED ON TO YOU
  • NOT JUST THE ONES YOU WERE GUILTY OF, BUT THE ONES YOUR ANCESTORS COMMITTED BEFORE YOU EVER CAME ON THE SCENE.
  • THEN, YOU MUST ASK GOD PREFERABLY AFTER SOME FASTING TO FORGIVE YOU AND YOUR ANCESTORS FOR THE INIQUITY
  • . YOU MUST  USE YOUR AUTHORITY IN CHRIST TO COMMAND THAT EVERY ROOT BE UPROOTED FROM YOUR LIFE SO THAT IT NEVER SHOWS UP AGAIN IN THE LIVES OF YOU AND YOUR CHILDREN.
  • IT IS A SPIRITUAL PROCESS THAT MANY DON’T PREACH ABOUT,
  • BECAUSE IT TAKES A LOT OF COURAGE TO GO BACK IN THE PAST AND TRACE THE “ROOT” OF THINGS YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MAY HAVE DONE.
  • YOU SEE, AS LONG AS THOSE ROOTS REMAIN IN THE GROUND, THE CURSES ASSOCIATED WITH THEM ARE FREE TO PLAGUE YOUR LIFE.
  • BUT WHEN YOU FALL OUT OF AGREEMENT WITH ALL THOSE THINGS, SATAN HAS NO CHOICE BUT TO LOOSE HIS HOLD.
  • HOW DO THE SINS OF MY FOREFATHERS AFFECT MY LIFE?
  • YOU MUST UNDERSTANDING YOUR SPIRITUAL HERITAGE
  • YOU MUST RECOGNIZE  THE INIQUITIES OF YOUR FOREFATHERS
  • LOOKING BACK TO OUR PARENTS, GRANDPARENTS, AND GREAT-GRANDPARENTS, WE CAN OFTEN TRACE OUR PHYSICAL FEATURES, STRENGTHS, AND WEAKNESSES THROUGH THE FAMILY LINE.
  • IN THE SAME WAY, WE CAN OBSERVE CHARACTER TRAITS AND SPIRITUAL INFLUENCES THAT ARE PASSED ON IN THE FAMILY FROM  GENERATIONS. TO GENERATION
  • A GODLY HERITAGE OFFERS A STRONG FOUNDATION OF VIRTUE AND FAITHFULNESS,
  • BUT DEEDS SUCH AS ANGER, LUST, AND BITTERNESS SET DESTRUCTIVE PATTERNS FROM  GENERATIONS  TO GENERATION THAT NEED TO BE RECOGNIZED AND ROOTED OUT FROM YOUR ENTIRE FAMILY BY PRAYESR AND FASTING
  • MARK 9:29    AND HE SAID UNTO THEM, THIS KIND CAN COME FORTH BY NOTHING, BUT BY PRAYER AND FASTING.
  • IN  ABRAHAM’S FAMILY FOR EXAMPLE, THE INIQUITY OF DECEPTION BECAME A STRONGHOLD THAT AFFECTED THE LIVES OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, JACOB, AND JACOB’S SONS. GENESIS 12:10–20, 20, 26:1–11, 27:1–40, 37:12–36.)
  • ON THE OTHER HAND, THE NEW TESTAMENT EXAMPLES OF LOIS, EUNICE, AND TIMOTHY DEMONSTRATE THE RICHNESS OF A HERITAGE OR SRONGHOLD OF FAITH  . II TIM 1:5.
  • WHEN WE UNDERSTAND HOW OUR LIVES ARE INFLUENCED BY OUR FOREFATHERS, WE CAN THEN PRAY BETTER AND FIND HELP FROM THE HOLY SPIRIT.
  • WE SHOULD APPRECIATE AND CELEBRATE THE GOOD THAT HAS BEEN PASSED DOWN THROUGH OUR FAMILIES. NOT EVERY THING IN OUR BACKGROUND IS EVIL
  • BUT WE SHOULD ALSO ACKNOWLEDGE THE INIQUITIES OF OUR FOREFATHERS,
  • WE SHOULD REPENT OF OUR OWN SINS, AND DO EVERYTHING  TO OVERCOME THE TENDENCIES TOWARD SPECIFIC SINS THAT WE HAVE INHERITED.
  • WHILE WE ARE NOT HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR THE SINS OF OUR ANCESTORS,
  • WE  DO INHERIT THEIR AREAS OF WEAKNESS AND SHOULD BE ALERT TO THESE INCLINATIONS.

WHAT DOES GOD SAY ABOUT  GENERATIONAL INIQUITIES?

  • WHEN GOD GAVE THE TEN COMMANDMENTS TO THE NATION OF ISRAEL, HE INCLUDED THIS DESCRIPTION OF HIS CHARACTER AND WAYS
  • “. . . I THE LORD THY GOD AM A JEALOUS GOD, VISITING THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS UPON THE CHILDREN UNTO THE THIRD AND FOURTH GENERATION OF THEM THAT HATE ME; AND SHOWING MERCY UNTO THOUSANDS OF THEM THAT LOVE ME, AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS” (EXODUS 20:5–6)
  • . GOD REPEATS THIS WARNING ABOUT GENERATIONAL INIQUITIES IN EXODUS 34:6–7, NUMBERS 14:18, AND DEUTERONOMY 5:9–10.
  • GOD KNOWS THAT WHAT WE DO MATTERS TO THE NEXT GENERATION, BECAUSE CHILDREN HAVE A NATURAL TENDENCY TO IMITATE THEIR PARENTS.
  • WHEN PARENTS DO SOMETHING THAT IS WRONG, THEIR CHILDREN ARE VERY LIKELY TO REPEAT AND JUSTIFY THE SAME ACTION.
  • IN FACT, THEY OFTEN JUSTIFY EVEN MORE DESTRUCTIVE ATTITUDES AND ACTIONS, GOING BEYOND WHAT THEIR PARENTS ACTUALLY DID
  • THE MOST VIVID EXAMPLE OF THIS INFLUENCE IS SEEN IN ADAM’S SIN.
  •  “WHEREFORE, AS BY ONE MAN SIN ENTERED INTO THE WORLD, AND DEATH BY SIN; AND SO DEATH PASSED UPON ALL MEN, FOR THAT ALL HAVE SINNED” (ROMANS 5:12).
  • BECAUSE OF ADAM’S DECISION IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN TO DISOBEY GOD’S COMMAND, EACH PERSON ON EARTH HAS INHERITED A NATURE OF REBELLION AGAINST GOD.
  • AN EXAMPLE OF HOW OUR FOREFATHERS’ ACTIONS CAN INFLUENCE US FOR GOOD IS FOUND IN HEBREWS: 7:9–10 “. . . LEVI ALSO, WHO RECEIVETH TITHES, PAID TITHES IN ABRAHAM. FOR HE WAS YET IN THE LOINS OF HIS FATHER, WHEN MELCHISEDEC MET HIM
  • ALTHOUGH LEVI WAS NOT BORN UNTIL MANY YEARS AFTER ABRAHAM AND MELCHISEDEC MET, HE IS CREDITED WITH PAYING TITHES
  • BECAUSE HE WAS A PHYSICAL PART OF ABRAHAM WHEN ABRAHAM PAID THE TITHES.
  • THIS IS THE ORIGIN  OF OUR INHERITED STRENGTHS AND WEAKNESSES.
  • BECAUSE WE ARE A PHYSICAL PART OF OUR ANCESTORS, WE ARE DEEPLY INFLUENCED BY THEIR DECISIONS AND THE PATTERNS OF THEIR LIVES.
  • WE CAN SEE THIS INFLUENCE CLEARLY IN ABRAHAM’S FAMILY.
  • LEARN FROM THE TESTIMONY OF ABRAHAM, ISAAC, AND JACOB
  • ABRAHAM IS KNOWN AS THE FRIEND OF GOD AND THE FATHER OF ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE.” JAMES 2:23 AND ROMANS 4:11.
  • HIS RESPONSES OF FAITH AND OBEDIENCE IN THE MAJOR DECISIONS OF HIS LIFE PLEASED GOD.
  • HOWEVER, WHEN ABRAHAM WENT DOWN TO EGYPT AS A RESULT OF A FAMINE, HE ADOPTED  LIES AND  DECEPTION AS A WAY OF LIFE

“AND IT CAME TO PASS, WHEN HE [ABRAHAM] WAS COME NEAR TO ENTER INTO EGYPT, THAT HE SAID UNTO SARAI [SARAH] HIS WIFE, BEHOLD NOW, I KNOW THAT THOU ART A FAIR WOMAN TO LOOK UPON: THEREFORE IT SHALL COME TO PASS, WHEN THE EGYPTIANS SHALL SEE THEE, THAT THEY SHALL SAY, THIS IS HIS WIFE: AND THEY WILL KILL ME, BUT THEY WILL SAVE THEE ALIVE. SAY, I PRAY THEE, THOU ART MY SISTER: THAT IT MAY BE WELL WITH ME FOR THY SAKE; AND MY SOUL SHALL LIVE BECAUSE OF THEE (GENESIS 12:11–13).

  • ABRAHAM’S DECEPTION PUT SARAH IN MORAL JEOPARDY, AND PHARAOH SOUNDLY REBUKED ABRAHAM WHEN THE LIE WAS DISCOVERED.
  • YEARS LATER, ABRAHAM USED THIS LIE AGAIN WHEN HE AND SARAH TRAVELED IN GERAR.  GENESIS 20
  • IN BOTH SITUATIONS, GOD MOVED TO PROTECT SARAH AND  THE OTHERS FROM THE SIN OF ADULTERY
  • BUT IN THE YEARS TO COME THE INIQUITY OF DECEPTION PLAYED A SIGNIFICANT ROLE IN THE LIVES OF ABRAHAM’S DESCENDANTS.
  • ABRAHAM AND SARAH’S SON ISAAC FOLLOWED ABRAHAM’S EXAMPLE AND LIED ABOUT THE IDENTITY OF HIS WIFE, REBEKAH, WHEN THEY TRAVELED IN GERAR:
  • AND THE MEN OF THE PLACE ASKED HIM OF HIS WIFE; AND HE SAID, SHE IS MY SISTER: FOR HE FEARED TO SAY, SHE IS MY WIFE; LEST, SAID HE, THE MEN OF THE PLACE SHOULD KILL ME FOR REBEKAH; BECAUSE SHE WAS FAIR TO LOOK UPON” (GENESIS 26:7).
  • IN THE NEXT GENERATION, THE LIES WERE DIRECTED TOWARD IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBERS.
  • REBEKAH AND HER SON JACOB SCHEMED TO DECEIVE ISAAC INTO GIVING SECOND BORN JACOB THE FIRSTBORN BLESSING THAT RIGHTFULLY BELONGED TO ESAU.
  • TAKING ADVANTAGE OF ISAAC’S FAILING EYESIGHT, JACOB DECEIVED HIS OWN FATHER:
  • “AND HE CAME UNTO HIS FATHER, AND SAID, MY FATHER: AND HE SAID, HERE AM I; WHO ART THOU, MY SON? AND JACOB SAID UNTO HIS FATHER, I AM ESAU THY FIRSTBORN; I HAVE DONE ACCORDING AS THOU BADEST ME: ARISE, I PRAY THEE, SIT AND EAT OF MY VENISON, THAT THY SOUL MAY BLESS ME” GENESIS 27:18–19).
  • DECADES LATER, JACOB’S SONS DECEIVED HIM CONCERNING THE WELFARE OF HIS SON, JOSEPH.
  • THE OLDER BROTHERS, JEALOUS OF JOSEPH’S FAVOR WITH JACOB, SOLD JOSEPH AS A SLAVE:

AND THEY TOOK JOSEPH’S COAT, AND KILLED A KID OF THE GOATS, AND DIPPED THE COAT IN THE BLOOD; AND THEY SENT THE COAT OF MANY COLORS, AND THEY BROUGHT IT TO THEIR FATHER; AND SAID, THIS HAVE WE FOUND: KNOW NOW WHETHER IT BE THY SON’S COAT OR NO. AND HE KNEW IT, AND SAID, IT IS MY SON’S COAT: AN EVIL BEAST HATH DEVOURED HIM; JOSEPH IS WITHOUT DOUBT RENT IN PIECES” GENESIS 37:31–33

  • NOT UNTIL YEARS LATER DID JACOB DISCOVER THE TRUTH OF WHAT HAD HAPPENED TO JOSEPH GENESIS 45:26.
  • IN THESE EXAMPLES, WE CAN SEE HOW THE INIQUITY OF DECEPTION WAS TAKEN UP FROM ONE GENERATION TO ANOTHER, DEEPENING AND BECOMING MORE DESPERATE THROUGH THE YEARS.
  • TO BE FREE YOU MUST ACKNOWLEDGE THE SINS OF THE FOREFATHERS
  • NEHEMIAH, JEREMIAH, DANIEL, AND OTHERS UNDERSTOOD THAT GOD WANTED THEM TO AGREE WITH HIM ABOUT THE INIQUITIES OF THEIR PARENTS AND TO DECIDE TO NOT CONTINUE THEM.
  • THESE MEN OF GOD ACKNOWLEDGED THE INIQUITIES OF THEIR FATHERS WHEN THEY CONFESSED THEIR SINS:
  • IN THE DAYS WHEN NEHEMIAH WORKED TO REBUILD THE WALLS OF JERUSALEM, EZRA THE PRIEST GATHERED THE PEOPLE TOGETHER AND READ TO THEM OUT OF THE LAW OF GOD. WHEN THEY REALIZED HOW FAR THEY HAD STRAYED FROM GOD’S COMMANDMENTS, THEY REPENTED: “AND THE SEED OF ISRAEL SEPARATED THEMSELVES FROM ALL STRANGERS, AND STOOD AND CONFESSED THEIR SINS, AND THE INIQUITIES OF THEIR FATHERS” (NEHEMIAH 9:2).
  • WHEN JEREMIAH REALIZED THAT GOD’S HAND OF JUDGMENT WAS UPON THE LAND OF JUDAH, HE ACKNOWLEDGED THE INIQUITIES OF THEIR FOREFATHERS AS HE PRAYED,
  • WE ACKNOWLEDGE, O LORD, OUR WICKEDNESS, AND THE INIQUITY OF OUR FATHERS: FOR WE HAVE SINNED AGAINST THEE” (JEREMIAH 14:20).
  • WHEN DANIEL DISCERNED BY THE SCRIPTURES THAT IT WAS TIME FOR ISRAEL TO BE RESTORED TO THE LAND, HE SOUGHT THE LORD’S FORGIVENESS THROUGH PRAYER AND SUPPLICATION, WITH FASTING.
  • “O LORD, ACCORDING TO ALL THY RIGHTEOUSNESS, I BESEECH THEE, LET THINE ANGER AND THY FURY BE TURNED AWAY FROM THY CITY JERUSALEM, THY HOLY MOUNTAIN: BECAUSE FOR OUR SINS, AND FOR THE INIQUITIES OF OUR FATHERS, JERUSALEM AND THY PEOPLE ARE BECOME A REPROACH TO ALL THAT ARE ABOUT US”(DANIEL 9:16).

WE MUST RECOGNIZE OUR  PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY

  • AS WE ACKNOWLEDGE THE SINS OF OUR FOREFATHERS, WE MUST ALSO ACCEPT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY FOR OUR OWN SINS.
  • FOR EXAMPLE, A SON CANNOT BLAME HIS FATHER FOR HIS OWN SIN, NOR CAN A FATHER BLAME HIS SON.
  •  GOD WILL DEAL WITH EACH PERSON ON THE MERITS OF HIS OWN ACTIONS
  • . “IN THOSE DAYS THEY SHALL SAY NO MORE, THE FATHERS HAVE EATEN A SOUR GRAPE, AND THE CHILDREN’S TEETH ARE SET ON EDGE. BUT EVERY ONE SHALL DIE FOR HIS OWN INIQUITY: EVERY MAN THAT EATETH THE SOUR GRAPE, HIS TEETH SHALL BE SET ON EDGE” (JEREMIAH 31:29–30).
  • THIS TRUTH BRINGS CLARIFICATION TO GOD’S WARNINGS ABOUT VISITING INIQUITY ON FUTURE GENERATIONS, WHICH JEREMIAH REPEATS IN THE NEXT CHAPTER:
  • “THOU SHOWEST LOVINGKINDNESS UNTO THOUSANDS, AND RECOMPENSEST THE INIQUITY OF THE FATHERS INTO THE BOSOM OF THEIR CHILDREN AFTER THEM: THE GREAT, THE MIGHTY GOD, THE LORD OF HOSTS, IS HIS NAME, GREAT IN COUNSEL, AND MIGHTY IN WORK: FOR THINE EYES ARE OPEN UPON ALL THE WAYS OF THE SONS OF MEN: TO GIVE EVERY ONE ACCORDING TO HIS WAYS, AND ACCORDING TO THE FRUIT OF HIS DOINGS”(JEREMIAH 32:18–19).
  • GENERATIONAL INIQUITIES FOLLOW THE LAWS OF THE HARVEST:
  • WE REAP WHAT WE SOW,
  • WE REAP WHERE WE SOW,
  • WE REAP MORE THAN WE SOW,
  • AND WE REAP IN A DIFFERENT SEASON THAN WE SOW.
  • “BE NOT DECEIVED; GOD IS NOT MOCKED: FOR WHATSOEVER A MAN SOWETH, THAT SHALL HE ALSO REAP. FOR HE THAT SOWETH TO HIS FLESH SHALL OF THE FLESH REAP CORRUPTION; BUT HE THAT SOWETH TO THE SPIRIT SHALL OF THE SPIRIT REAP LIFE EVERLASTING” (GALATIANS 6:7–8).
  • WE MUST FIND FREEDOM IN JESUS CHRIST AND ENGAGE THE HELP OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
  • WHEN WE BECOME AWARE OF THE SINS OF OUR FOREFATHERS,
  • WE SHOULD RESPOND IN THE FOLLOWING WAYS:
  • ACKNOWLEDGE GENERATIONAL SINS BEFORE GOD
  • REPENT OF SIMILAR SINS IN OUR OWN LIVES
  • RECEIVE CLEANSING AND FORGIVENESS THROUGH CHRIST

SUBMIT TO THE WORD OF GOD AS IT RELATES TO THE AREAS OF OUR INHERITED WEAKNESSES

  • TO REPENT OF SOMETHING DOES NOT MEAN MERELY TO BE SORRY OR REMORSEFUL
  • IT MEANS TO TURN AWAY FROM IT, TO CHANGE, TO GO IN THE OPPOSITE DIRECTION.
  • UNDERSTANDING OUR FOREFATHERS’ SINS PROVIDES INSIGHT FOR TURNING AWAY FROM THOSE SPECIFIC ATTITUDES AND ACTIONS.
  • WE MUST STUDY THE SCRIPTURES TO LEARN HOW WE CAN HONOR GOD IN THESE AREAS.
  • WE MUST ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO SANCTIFY AND CLEANSE IT WITH THE WASHING OF WATER BY THE WORD,EPH 5;26
  • WE MUST ASK HIM TO HELP US BUILD BOUNDARIES IN OUR LIVES TO HELP PROTECT US FROM THE TEMPTATIONS THAT ARE COMMON IN OUR BACKGROUND
  • FOR EXAMPLE, TEMPTATIONS TO DRUNKENNESS, GOSSIP, THEFT, OR IMMORALITY  GREED LOVE OF MONEY ETC
  • AS WE SET ASIDE ACTIVITIES THAT PRESENT TEMPTATIONS IN THESE AREAS, OUR TENDENCY TOWARD GENERATIONAL SIN PATTERNS WILL DIMINISH.
  • THE POWER TO OVERCOME GENERATIONAL SINS COMES ONLY BY JESUS CHRIST. THE APOSTLE PAUL ENCOURAGES US,

 “PUT YE ON THE LORD JESUS CHRIST, AND MAKE NOT PROVISION FOR THE FLESH, TO FULFILL THE LUSTS THEREOF” (ROMANS 13:14).

JESUS SAID: “VERILY, VERILY, I SAY UNTO YOU, WHOSOEVER COMMITTETH SIN IS THE SERVANT OF SIN. AND THE SERVANT ABIDETH NOT IN THE HOUSE FOREVER: BUT THE SON ABIDETH FOREVER. IF THE SON THEREFORE SHALL MAKE YOU FREE, YE SHALL BE FREE INDEED” (JOHN 8:34–36

  • THE KNOWLEDGE OF TRUTH WILL SET MEN FREE WHEREVER THEY ARE FOUND
  • THE SAME TRUTH THAT BRINGS SALVATION, BRINGS SANCTIFICATION, HEALING, DELIVERANCE, VICTORY BREAKTHROUGH, PROSPERITY , HONOUR AND BLESSING
  • REV 5 : 12 CHRIST THE TRUTH HAS OBTAINED FOR US HONOUR AND POWER RICHES STRENGTH HONOUR GLORY AND BLESSINGS
  • THIS STRONGHOLD OF TRUTH HAS GIVEN US ACCESS TO THIS SEVEN FOLD BLESSINGS OF REDEMPTION
  • ROMANS 1 :16-17 HERE IS THE STRONGHOLD THAT WE MUST CLAIM FOR ALL TONIGHT
  • FAITH IN CHRIST MUST BECOME OUR STRONGHOLD
  • BECAUSE IT GIVES US ACCESS TO CHRIST OUR TRUTH
  • IT GIVES US ACCESS TO ALL THE BENEFITS OF REDEMPTION
  • NOTHING COMES DOWN FROM HEAVEN EXCEPT BY FAITH IN CHRIST
  • AS FREE AS SALVATION IS , FAITH IS THE KEY TO IT
  • WITHOUT FAITH WE CANNOT ACCESS OUR INHERITANCE IN CHRIST, THINK OF ALL THAT GOD HAS GIVEN
  • POWER, RICHES, STRENGTH, WISDOM, HONOUR, AND BLESSINGS
  • FAITH IS THE OUR STRONGHOLD, FAITH IS OUR VICTORY
  • 1 JOHN 5:4-5
  • EVERYTHING THAT MAKES FOR LIFE AND GODLINESS IS IN THAT ONE VERSE REV 5:12
  • JUST THINK OF IT, SO OUR FAITH IN CHRIST MUST BECOME A STRONGHOLD
  • IT MUST BECOME AN ADDICTION THAT IS STRONGER THAN ALL OTHER STRONGHOLDS
  • GOD IS UP TO SOMETHING IN OUR LIVES, TODAY
  • THE STRONGHOLD OF FOOLISHNESS IN THOSE WHO REFUSE GOD AND HIS REDEMPTION BENEFITS WLL BE PULLED DOWN
  • ISAIAH 5:13 SAYS THE PEOPLE ARE GONE INTO CAPTIVITY FOR LACK OF KNOWLEDGE
  • GOD IS OPENING THE STRONGHOLD OF TRUTH TO US
  • FAITH IN CHRIST IS THE MOST POWERFUL FORCE ON EARTH
  • JESUS SAYS “IF THOU CANST BELIEVE ALL THINGS ARE POSSIBLE TO HIM THAT BELIEVES
  • WHEN YOU ARE WALKING IN FAITH YOU ARE WALKING WITH GOD FOR WITH HIM NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE MARK 9:23 , MARK 10:27
  • JOHN 14:12 JESUS SAYS IF YOU BELIEVE IN HIM YOU WILL DO HIS WORKS AND EVEN GREATER WORKS
  • SO FAITH MAKES YOU OPERATE LIKE GOD
  • IT EMPOWERS YOU TO HANDLE WHAT ONLY GOD CAN HANDLE
  • THEN WHY IS FAITH SO POWERFUL AND THE CHILDREN OF GOD APPEAR SO POWERLESS AND HELPLESS
  • SOMETHING MUST BE WRONG WITH OUR FAITH
  • FAITH IS OUR ACCESS TO THE POWER OF GOD, ROMAN 1:16
  • WE ARE EMPOWERED BY FAITH, JESUS TOLD THE WOMAN WITH THE ISSUE OF BLOOD “THY FAITH HAS MADE THEE WHOLE”
  • FAITH SHOULD NOT JUST BE IN THE HEAD, IT SHOULD BE A PRACTICAL SPIRITUAL TOOL FOR YOUR EMPOWERMENT
  • FAITH RELEASES POWER, CHANGES AND MIRACLES
  • FAITH COMMANDS RESULTS 1 TIMOTHY 3:9 FAITH IS NOT A MENTAL THEORY
  • FAITH IS THE MYSTERY OF GOD’S KINGDOM
  • IT IS GOD’S SECRET RELEASED TO YOU AND I FOR SUPERNATURAL RESULTS
  • YOU SHOULD NOT BE SURPRISED AT WHAT GOD WAS PROMISING US YESTERDAY ISAIAH 64:4
  • YOU MUST LET FAITH COME ALIVE AS YOU MEDITATE ON THAT WORD
  • FOR FAITH COMES BY HEARING AND HEARING OF GOD’S WORD
  • TAKE THAT SCRIPTURE AND FIX IT IN YOUR MIND
  • LET IT BECOME YOUR STRONGHOLD, LET IT BECOME YOUR HIDING PLACE
  • FAITH WILL ALWAYS GIVE YOU ACCESS TO SUPERNATURAL
  • AS A MAN THINKETH SO HE IS
  • WE ARE NOT SERVING A FAKE GOD
  • FIATH IS A SPIRITUAL WEAPON EPHESIANS 6:10
  • IT IS AN EVER WINNING SPIRITUAL FORCE 1 JOHN 5:4-5
  • IF FAITH IS SO POWERFUL WHY ARE WE SO HELPLESS?
  • SOMETHING MUST BE WRONG WITH WHAT WE CALL FAITH
  • FAITH COMES NOT JUST HEARING GOD’S WORD BUT MAINLY BY HEARING FROM GOD ROMANS 10:17
  • 80% SO OF THE HEROS OF FAITH IN HEB 11 CAME ON THAT LIST BY HEARING DIRECTLY FROM GOD
  • FOR EXAMPLE ABRAHAM THE FATHER OF FAITH HEARD DIRECTLY FROM GOD
  • THE STRONGHOLD OF ABRAHAM’S FAITH CAME FROM HEARING DIRECTLY FROM GOD
  • NOBODY HEARS DIRECTLY FROM GOD AND EVER REMAINS THE SAME AGAIN
  • LIFT UP YOUR HAND AND PULL DOWN THE STRONGHOLD OF SPIRITUAL DEAFNESS IN YOUR LIFE, CHURCH AND FAMILY IN JESUS NAME
  • GOD TOLD ABRAHAM “ GET OUT OF THY COUNTRY FROM OUT OF THY KINDRED AND I WILL BLESS YOU  ETC
  • AND SO ABRAHAM DEPARTED
  • NOW STRONGHOLD OF INIQUITY TAKES PLACE WHEN YOU HEARD THE WORD AND RESIST IT
  • MOST ALSO  HAVE BEEN HEARING THE WORD, BUT NOT GOD’S VOICE BECAUSE OF THE STRONGHOLD OF SPIRITUAL DEAFNESS
  • HEARING FROM GOD IS A STRONGHOLD OF FAITH NO ONE CAN HEAR FROM GOD AND DOUBT HIM
  • THE VOICE OF THE LORD IS THE CURE FOR ALL DOUBTS AND FEARS
  • HIS VOICE IS MIGHTIER THAN MANY WATERS PSALM 29
  • YOU CANT HEAR FROM GOD AND NOT BELIEVE HIM
  • YOU CANT HEAR FROM GOD WITHOUT ACTING ON WHAT YOU HEAR
  • THE STRONGHOLD OF FAITH IS ACCESS TO GOD’S VOICE
  • BROTHERS AND SISTERS,I PRAY THAT YOU ARE WILLING TO GO THROUGH THE PROCESS TO GET RID OF THE INIQUITY IN YOUR LIVES.
  • GOD HAS ALREADY DONE HIS PART. THE REST IS UP TO YOU.
  • PRAYER
  • FATHER, THANK YOU FOR MAKING A WAY OF ESCAPE FROM MY PAST SINS AND THE INIQUITY OF MY ANCESTORS.
  • PLEASE GIVE ME AND ALL  YOUR PEOPLE THE COURAGE  WE  NEED TO SEARCH FOR THE TRUTH OF WHAT THOSE SINS ARE,
  • PLEASE GIVE ME AND ALL  YOUR PEOPLE THE COURAGE  TO REPENT OF THEM,
  •   I NOW COMMAND THAT THEY BE UPROOTED FROM OUR LIVES AND FAMILIES AS WE PRAY IN TONGUES
  • ROMANS 1 :16-17 HERE IS THE STRONGHOLD THAT WE MUST CLAIM FOR ALL TONIGHT
  • OUR FAITH IN CHRIST MUST BECOME OUR STRONGHOLD IN JESUS NAME
  • OUR FAITH IN CHRIST MUST BECOME AN ADDICTION THAT IS STRONGER THAN ALL OTHER STRONGHOLDS
  • PS 29 : 1-11
  • Give unto the LORD, O ye mighty, give unto the LORD glory and strength.
  • Psalms:29:2: Give unto the LORD the glory due unto his name; worship the LORD in the beauty of holiness.
  • Psalms:29:3: The voice of the LORD is upon the waters: the God of glory thundereth: the LORD is upon many waters.Psalms:29:4: The voice of the LORD is powerful; the voice of the LORD is full of majesty.
  • Psalms:29:5: The voice of the LORD breaketh the cedars; yea, the LORD breaketh the cedars of Lebanon.
  • Psalms:29:6: He maketh them also to skip like a calf; Lebanon and Sirion like a young unicorn.
  • Psalms:29:7: The voice of the LORD divideth the flames of fire.
  • Psalms:29:8: The voice of the LORD shaketh the wilderness; the LORD shaketh the wilderness of Kadesh.
  • Psalms:29:9: The voice of the LORD maketh the hinds to calve, and discovereth the forests: and in his temple doth every one speak of his glory.
  • Psalms:29:10: The LORD sitteth upon the flood; yea, the LORD sitteth King for ever.
  • Psalms:29:11: The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.
  • HOLY GHOST HELP US TO HEAR GOD’S VOICE AND TO BE ADDICTED TO WALIKNG IN THE SPIRIT FOREVER IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME
  • MAY GOD START TO HAVE HIS WAY  IN OUR LIVES, FROM  TODAY TILL ETERNITY IN JESUS NAME
  • MAY HIS VOICE BECOME OUR POWERFUL STRONGHOLD AND ADDICTION IN JESUS MIGHTY NAME
  • THROUGH THIS STRONGHOLD OF TRUTH MAY WE FOREVER HAVE  ACCESS TO THE SEVEN FOLD BLESSINGS OF REDEMPTION  IN CHRIST
  • REV 5 : 12 CHRIST THE TRUTH HAS OBTAINED FOR US HONOUR AND POWER RICHES STRENGTH HONOUR GLORY AND BLESSINGS
  • I GIVE YOU PRAISE FOR GIVING US ALL THE VICTORY IN JESUS’ NAME. AMEN.

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