“You must know (recognize) that you were redeemed (ransomed) from the useless (fruitless) way of living inherited by tradition from [your] forefathers, not with corruptible things [such as] silver and gold, but [you were purchased] with the precious blood of Christ (the Messiah), like that of a [sacrificial] lamb without blemish or spot.” (1Peter 1:18-19 Amplified).

When humans fell in Eden, their spirit died, their soul and body became corrupt. They became united to the nature of satan. As a result, natural families began to generate negative patterns. Abraham lied that his wife was his sister and Isaac did the same, uninformed of his father’s action (Gen.20:2, 26:7). We also saw that Moses had anger issue, he murdered an Egyptian in his anger and also struck the rock he was supposed to only speak to (Num. 20:7-13). Moses came from the tribe of Levi and Jacob their father had cursed their anger (Gen. 49:5-7).

Negative family patterns can be hereditary but in the New Testament we’re new creations in Christ. The Word says that we’ve been redeemed from the fruitless ways of our forefathers by the precious blood of the Lamb (1Pet. 1:18-19). We’ve been redeemed from negative family pattern because we’re now born into God’s family. However, while our spirit is totally free from all hereditary family issues because of the new creation or regeneration, our mind or soul(will, thoughts and emotions) and physical body have not been regenerated and as such, they still have connection to natural family roots.

Now, it takes identifying negative family patterns and specifically addressing them by the revelation of the Word and spiritual praying to deal with those patterns. They don’t just go away because you deny them, that’s not faith but a foolish presumption and it has affected the lives of many. The power of the new creation in Christ can free the soul and body from all negative family patterns. I have seen people who die at certain age in their family become free from that negative family pattern. A young lady whose mother had three children from three different men said that all her elder sisters also had three children from three different men but she broke that negative pattern when I took her through the Word and addressed specifics through spiritual praying or prayers based on the revelation of the Holy Spirit and the Word. There have also been many who were either unable to marry or have children until certain contrary family patterns were broken.

I’ve seen people free from inherited medical condition and all manner of things. It pains me to the very heart when instead of addressing specifics and putting the axe of the Word on negative family roots some chose to live in denial and make funny faith confessions that are not effective because they’re not rooted in the Word. The New Testament isn’t so crazy about genealogy like the Old Testament because we are born of God! However, Jesus said you shall know the truth and it shall make you free. Satan is a thief and a thief doesn’t need a license to steal, he doesn’t need a legal ground to put people in bondage. It isn’t right for believers to suffer from negative family pattern or inheritance but the enemy doesn’t mind keeping the soul and body in such bondage since he cannot touch the regenerated spirit. Now, you must identify what the problem is because you cannot disarm an enemy you can’t discern.

Once you know what the situation is, you now begin with such scriptures as Colossians 1:12-14 that certify that we have been delivered from the authority of darkness and translated into the kingdom of the Son of God’s love in whom we have our redemption by His blood, even the forgiveness of sins. Begin to enforce that truth and go further to 2Cor.5:17-21 that says you’re a new creation. Confess it, personalize it, mention the negative family pattern and the Scripture that says you’re free from it. Disconnect your soul and body from it. Rise in the strength of your spirit. Use the name of Jesus. Renew your mind in the Word. Listen to the Holy Spirit. Satan is a liar, once you exercise your authority based on revelation knowledge and faith, it is impossible to remain under such negative family pattern.

There’s no reason for believers to continue suffering from negative patterns inherited from their natural family when the Word says they’ve been redeemed from the fruitless ways of their predecessors by the precious blood of the lamb. Freedom is yours to the degree to which the truth has illuminated your mind. You are of God and have overcome them, for greater is He that’s in you than He that’s in the world! (1John 4:4).

God’s Word is a potent tool that can break you free from any negative family patterns, “Is not my word like fire,” declares the LORD, “and like a hammer that breaks a rock in pieces? (Jer. 23:29 NIV).

Put the Word on your family root and start dismantling negative patterns. You’re armed for victory and dangerous for the enemy!


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