(Day 17 of the 21 Days Fasting and Prayers)
Scripture Reading: Genesis 4: 1-21
Closely connected to evil foundation is evil family pattern. Evil family pattern is also known as negative family behaviour that runs through the family lineage. It is a negative habit that runs through the family. It is a family bondage to a particular sin or negative bahaviour that results in delays, degradation, denial, dejections, and most times rejections. It works under cover to frustrate destinies and repeated negative occurrences. Fr. Stephen Njoku writes: “What are these negatives? Many are afflicted with anger, fear, temper, guilt feelings, and addictions of all sorts, drunkenness, sexual perversions, and uncontrolled sexual drives, temptations of various kinds, marriage infidelity, fornication, adultery, theft, and dishonesty.” Even as blessed as Abraham was in the Bible, his lineage was not spared of this ancestral pattern! Abraham had to travel away from his fatherland before he could be established; so were most of his generations. Abraham was dishonest occasionally, so was Isaac, Jacob and Reuben (his descendants). From Abraham till Joseph, their first sons never got the blessings or birthright of the first son from their fathers – Ishmael forfeited it to Isaac; Esau to Jacob; Reuben to Joseph and Ephraim to Manasseh! Fr. John Hampsch noted thus: “A cursory (brief) glance at your family history will undoubtedly reveal a long line of various problems and disorders if your family is a typical one.” If somebody starts noticing that certain evil or sad things have always occurred to people in his family lineage in a particular repetitive pattern, it is the right time to do some useful family research. Is there a negative pattern in your family in terms of habit or problems? The only way to eliminate this spiritual cancer is to run to the Lord Jesus. The Bible says that, “The name of the LORD is a strong tower: the righteous runneth into it, and is safe.” The moment the Holy Spirit open’s your eyes to recognize any evil pattern(s) in your life or family, prayerfully break these patterns. Child of God, you can break that evil pattern of failure-at-the- edge-of-success with prayer. You can break that evil pattern of divorce with prayer. You can break that evil pattern of impecuniosities (penniless) with prayer. You can break that evil pattern of marrying late with praying and fasting. You don’t have to face what others faced. You don’t have to go through what others went through. Good things can begin with you. You can become the first to get it right in marriage.
MASS: RED Heb 9: 2-3. 11-14; Ps 47: 2-3. 6-7. 8-9; Mk 3: 20-21 AGNES, V, MT M
- Thank the Lord for His redemptive power which neither fails nor diminishes.
- Holy Spirit walk back to the foundation of my life and carry out the necessary surgical operations in the name of Jesus.
- Evil pattern of collective ancestral captivity in my life and marriage, be destroyed in the name of Jesus.
- Father, I break every evil pattern in my life in the name of Jesus.
- All family idols from both sides of my parents, release me in the name of Jesus.
- I refuse to allow any evil pattern programmed by any of my ancestors to be my lot in Jesus name.
- I renounce all hidden soul ties, in the name of Jesus.
- Every cycle of hardship, break in the name of Jesus.
- I decree that divine character be planted and built in my home in the name of Jesus.
- Every agent of darkness operating evil covenant in my family line, be arrested by fire in the name of Jesus.
- My destiny, come out from every evil family prison holding you down from fulfilling destiny in the name of Jesus.
- I release myself by force from every ancient and modern curses /pronouncements affecting the lives of people in my family line in the name of Jesus.
- Holy Ghost Fire, set me free from every evil spirit controlling my family line in the name of Jesus.
- Every power assigned to enforce the repetition of evil occurrences in my family, loose me by Fire in the name of Jesus.
Exercise: Be part of the DSD Charity and Evangelical outreach programs by sowing your seed of N1,050 into any of the DSD bank accounts if you have not already done so.
Meditation: Obadiah 1:17