This sermon will help you to understand how to break generational curses and covenants.
HOW CURSES AND COVENANTS BEGIN AND ARE TRANSMITTED
In dealing with curses and covenant; many preachers and religious writers always lay emphasizes on just the effects rather than the main causes of curses and covenants.
That is why they cannot always come up with a lasting solution for people.
And for that reason you will see people, whom they claim were delivere; being destroyed by their various curses and covenants in the long run.
In addition to that, we have, for a long time now; been misled to believe that it is only the poor, the hopeless and frustrated individuals who are victims of curses and covenants. And in so doing we allow so many people to die prosperously with or in their curses and covenants.
However, poverty is but one of the effects of curses and covenants; and the chief of them all is death; which came as a result of the curse placed on our first parents – Adam and Eve – when they broke the covenant they had with God by going against His word not to eat of the fruit of knowledge of good and evil in the garden as is recorded in Genesis chapter 3.
So in this sermon, I am going to lead you deeper into the understanding; of what really causes curses and covenants. And the way to release yourself from them.
DEFINITION OF A CURSE
In the natural sense of the word, a curse is a process where great evil, serious harm or unhappiness, trouble, injury, harassment or torment etc. Is brought upon an individual or group of persons.
There are several instances of curses in the Bible. but we are going to survey the very first curse on earth which was placed upon the serpent and our first parents – Adam and Eve – as recorded in Genesis 3:14-19.
DEFINITION OF A COVENANT
A covenant is a pact or binding agreement between two or more parties. It can be between God and human beings, or between human beings themselves.
Example of some covenants in the bible are:
- The Adamic covenant – between God and Adam – which was built on the foundation that Adam should live in the garden, tend and keep it, eat of every other fruit except the one that gave the knowledge of good and evil:
Then the LORD God took the man and placed him in the garden of Eden to tend and keep it. And the LORD God commanded the man, saying, “of every tree of the garden you may freely eat; “but of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for in the day that you eat of it you shall surely die.”(Genesis 2:15-17)
- The Abrahamic covenant – between God and Abraham – which was built upon the multiplication of the human race.
When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. “And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”(Genesis 17:1-2)
- The Sinaitic covenant – between God and the children of Israel – which was built upon making the Israelites a popular nation amongst others. You can see this in Genesis 19:1-8.
And after the Israelites had accepted to enter into the covenant with God; He came in a thick cloud and clearly spoke to them all giving them the commandments which Moses formulated as the Ten Commandments. (You can find this recorded in Genesis chapter 20)
From the above examples therefore, we can observe the following facts or features concerning curses and covenants:
- The Law or commandments is the prerequisite to every covenant.
- The people involved must accept to enter into the covenant before the prerequisite i.e. the law or commandments are given. For if Adam did not wish to live in the garden; he should have told God he would not be able to resist the eating of the fruit He told him not to eat. And God would have found a way of retrieving the covenan;, but since he accepted to live in the garden on that condition God can never be blamed for pronouncing the curse which He had already made him aware of.
- Lastly, the breaking of the law or commandments is what brings about curses.
Thus, it is very important to note that curses always come as a result of the breaking of covenants.
And we can from here go on to clearly state that no persons can inherit any curse; if he does not at first break a covenant.
This fact can be established using the example of our first parents; who broke the covenant they had with God not to eat of the fruit of the middle of the garden. Which God had already told them if they do they will surely die.
And when they disobeyed God and ate of the fruit; they had to inherit the curses as we examined earlier above.
A second example can be found in Numbers chapter 21 where God prevented Balaam, who was hired by Balak; king of Moab, from cursing the Israelites. Because there was no covenant between Balak and the Israelites that was broken to warrant the curse he intended upon them.
So we can then quickly add that anybody that remains in a covenant by obeying the laws and commandments which goes with it will never ever inherit any curse.
Our father Abraham is a perfect example of what can become of the person who is able to keep God’s covenant.
Another important point to note is that such a person will be a returner of both curses and blessings; to anyone who attempts to either curse or bless him.
I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you; and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.(Genesis 12:3)
And from here we can see that supposing Balaam was stubborn and went ahead to curse the Israelites; the curse would have bounced back on him.
That is why we see in the follow up chapter i.e. Numbers 22, how he turned around to bless instead of cursing the Israelites
And since we, as all the families of the earth are expected by God to live under the Abrahamic covenant.
We can then inherit a curse or blessings based on how we break or adhere to the law given by God which is the prerequisite to the continuation of the Abrahamic covenant.
It is also important to note that it is this Abrahamic covenant which was re-enacted in the Sinaitic covenant. And finally in the covenant of the New Testament which was made with the blood of Jesus which we as believers are expected to work towards achieving so we can inherit eternal life as recorded in Hebrews 8:10-13.
Other important points to note about curses and covenants are:
- God can use human beings to pronounce a curse upon anybody who has broken His covenant; i.e by breaking any of the law which acts as a prerequisite to the keeping of this covenant. Therefore if anybody does not break any of God’s law; and someone else goes ahead to place a curse on him; the curse will surely have no effect on the person being cursed. It can even bounce back on the person who curses because whatever was promised to Abraham was also promised to those who will be able to keep the commandments of God through faith and in so doing abide in His covenant. (Read Romans 4:16-24)
- Apart from God, human beings have, since antiquity, entered into covenants with certain evil deities, spirits and demons. And as Abraham’s covenant was meant to be inherited by his descendants; so also must this evil covenants be inherited by the descendants of those who entered into them. Therefore if you are unfortunate to be born into a family that had any such evil covenant in whatever form or manner. You have surely inherited the curse that came with the covenant if you refuse to abide by it.
For instance, if your grand-father who entered into the covenant with the devil; agreed to be sacrificing a cow in the shrine every end of the year and afterwards he passed the same act to your father; who also kept it diligently.
But in getting to your time you decide not to continue doing same because of one thing other than being born again in Christ Jesus to inherit the Abrahamic covenant, the evil deity will then choose to place any curse on you which will be manifested as the effects of curses which are so numerous and not limited to: death, misfortune, poverty, sickness of any kind, insanity i.e. madness. Etc.
This is what our people ignorantly always refer to as “obot emana”.
- The greatest revelation to curses and covenants is that Satan and his agents; the demons, are always responsible for causing the victims of curses and covenants to behave in whatever way that goes contrary to the natural norms. This is what we always refer to as “possession”.
A perfect example can be found in the case of Judas Iscariot who betrayed the Lord Jesus:
Then Satan entered Judas, surnamed Iscariot, who was numbered among the twelve. So he went his way and conferred with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him to them.(Luke 22:3-4)
Other examples can be found through the many instances that Jesus casted out demons to set people free from various miseries.
When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick.(Mathew 8:16).
Now in the synagogue there was a man who had a spirit of an unclean demon. And he cried out with a loud voice, saying, “let us alone! What have we to do with You, Jesus of Nazareth? Did You come to destroy us? I know who you are-the Holy One of God!” but Jesus rebuked him, saying, “be quiet, and come out of him!” and when the demon had thrown him in their midst, it came out of him and did not hurt him.(Luke 4:33-35)
Suddenly a man from the multitude cried out, saying, “Teacher I implore You, look on my son, for he is my only child. “And behold, a spirit seizes him, and he suddenly cries out; it convulses him so that he foams at the mouth, and it departs from him with great difficulty, bruising him. “So I implored Your disciples to cast it out, but they could not.” Then Jesus answered and said, “o faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you and bear with you. Bring your son to me. And as he was still coming, the demon threw him down and convulse him. Then Jesus rebuked the unclean spirit, healed the child, and gave him back to his father.(Luke 9:38-42).
And when He stepped out on the land, there met him a certain man from the city who had demons for a long time. And he wore no clothes, nor did he live in the house but in the tombs. When he saw Jesus, he cried out, fell down before Him, and with a loud voice said, “what have I to do with you, Jesus, Son of the Most High God? I beg You, do not torment me! For He had commanded the unclean spirit to come out of the man. For it had often seized him, and he was kept under guard, bound with chains and shackles; and he broke the bonds and was driven by the demon into the wilderness. Jesus asked him, saying, “What is your name?” and he said, “Legion,” because many demons had entered him.(Luke 8:27-30).
- Certain signs, activities or demonstrations must always accompany curses and covenants.
For example, the sign of the covenant between God and Abraham was that of circumcision.
“And you shall be circumcised in the flesh of your foreskins, and it shall be a sign of the covenant between Me and you. “he who is eight days old among you shall be circumcised, every male child in your generations, he who is born in your house or bought with your money from any stranger who is not your descendant.(Genesis 17:11-12).
And as we can see from the above scripture; this sign was to cover Abraham and all that belonged to his household.Eeven if they were not directly related to him by blood.
Therefore, our fore-fathers who entered into whatever covenants with the evil deities; had one sign or another which sealed their covenant.
And in our own case we understand that they used to bury or keep one thing or the other – probably an idol – in the family compound; which they will from time to time pour libations and offer sacrifices to. And since this act was to be continued from generation to generation, which ever generation fails to do so must begin to experience the manifestations of curses in whatever form or manner.
So therefore; whoever wants to be free from such must go and appease the deities (utum obot” as our people always say).
THE BASICS OF CURSES AND COVENANTS
Having now understood how curses and covenants begin and are transmitted.
Let us now go deeper into uncovering their roots so that we can use the knowledge we will gain through the Holy Spirit and find the perfect way to the breaking of curses and covenants.
Curses and covenants are manifested from generation to generation through inherited sin which lives in the human bloodstream.
That is to say those things that are not good but one finds himself doing them no matter how hard he tries to abstain.
This sin runs in the blood veins because one was born with it. It has found its way from the great-grandfather, to the grandfather, to the father and finally to the victim.
It is however not the victims fault, because the first person that committed that sin passed it over; until it caught up with him or her.
And this always happens to fulfill the scripture:
And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “the LORD, The LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth. ‘keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation(Exodus 34:6-7)
Jeremiah also bared witness to this reality:
‘You show loving kindness to thousands, and repay iniquity of the fathers into the bosom of their children after them-the great, the Mighty God, whose name is the LORD of hosts.(Jeremiah 32:18)
In order to really understand how curses and covenants are manifested. Let us first and foremost examine the case of King David, the man after God’s heart.
Upon walking the roof of his house, David overlooked Bathsheba; (Uriah’s wife) taking her bath.
Being so beautiful and irresistible, he sent for her and slept with her, and after discovering that she was pregnant, David tried to make Uriah come home from the battle field, so that the opportunity could present itself for him to sleep with his wife and that way he could secretly push the responsibility on him.
But Uriah upon coming home; refused to reach his house fearing to abandon the other soldiers to die in the battle field. Even after David had him drunk.
So David ordered that he be sent to the fore-front; where the battle was toughest so as to kill him and cover his sins.
His plans succeeded and Uriah died in the battle field. (2 Samuel 11: 2-17)
After Uriah’s dead, David made Bathsheba his wife; and at such the Lord’s wrath was kindled upon him; so He sent the prophet Nathan with this message to him:
Now therefore, the sword shall never depart from your house, because you have despised me, and have taken the wife of Uriah the Hittite to be your wife.” ‘thus says the Lord: ‘behold I will raise up adversity against you from your own house, and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.(2 Samuel 12: 10-11)
Although David fasted in sack clothes, the curse was never lifted, we see it come to manifestation when David’s son Amnon burned with lust for her sister Tamar, and as a result committed incest with her.
And immediately he finished sleeping with Tamar, Amnon hated her and sent his servants to throw her out of his house; this action made others discover their act and the aftermath is seen when Absolom (David’s eldest and beloved son) kills his brother Amnon, and becomes an adversary with his father; (2 Samuel 13), to fulfill the curse-‘behold I will raise up adversity against you from your own house.
Now Absolom further went in to sleep with his father’s concubines (2 Samuel 16:21-23), to fulfill the curse- and I will take your wives before your eyes and give them to your neighbor, and he shall lie with your wives in the sight of this sun.
Then finally we see the end of Absolom which fulfills God’s words through prophet Nathan: the sword shall never depart from your house. (2 Samuel 18:9).
Next David’s curse found its way to King Solomon, the son he had from Bathsheba (Uriah’s wife).
Solomon became a womanizer; he had too many wives, including the daughters of Pharoah, Moabites, Edomites etc of which God had warned the Israelites never to intermarry, so they will not turn their hearts after other gods.
And as sure as God fore-told, Solomon’s heart was turned to the gods of the women he married (1 Kings 11: 1-10), therefore he displeased God and at such inherited another curse and covenant for the next generation.
Therefore the LORD said to Solomon, “because you have done this, and have not kept my covenants and my statutes, which I have commanded you, I will surely tear the kingdom away from you and give it to your servant.” nevertheless I will not do it in your days, for the sake of your father David; I will tear it out of the hand of your son. “however I will not tear away the whole kingdom; I will give one tribe to your son for the sake of my servant David, and for the sake of Jerusalem which I have chosen.(1 Kings 11:11-13)
This curse is seen manifested during the reign of Rehoboam (Solomon’s son), when he responded harshly to the peoples request on how he was going to treat them.
The kingdom was truly torn away as God said, leaving Rehoboam to reign only over the children of Israel who dwelt at Judah. (1 Kings 12: 1-19)
But still the curse did not stop there, you can see it manifested in the lives of the Kings of Judah, down to Manessah who was the most stubborn and wicked of them all to the time of the Babylonian captivity during the reign of King Zedekiah.
See how the sin of one man can bring destruction to so many!
Now we can, from David’s example above, see how curses and covenants are passed down from generation to generation, long as the cursed generation continues in the sins of their fathers.
Now we must note that David’s generation were never poor, in fact, Solomon became the richest man the world has and will ever have; which goes to prove that poverty is not the cause of curses and covenants as some suppose, but rather one of its effects.
And for that reason we must therefore look for curses and covenants in the life of the rich and well to do, even our very so called men of God; apologies if I offend anybody-but truth be told.
The second perfect example of curses and covenants can be seen in the case of Moses, whose constant anger and its effects which is evidenced in the scriptures below was as a result of the curses and covenants upon His lineage:
And all these your servants shall come down to me and bow down to me, saying, ‘Get out, and all the people who follow you!’ After that I will go out.” Then he went out from Pharaoh in great anger.(Exodus 11:8)
So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moses’ anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain. Then he took the calf which they had made, burned it in the fire, and ground it to powder; and he scattered it on the water and made the children of Israel drink it.(Exodus 32:19-20)
Then Moses was very angry, and said to the Lord, “Do not respect their offering. I have not taken one donkey from them, nor have I hurt one of them.”(Numbers 16:15)
And In Numbers 20:7-12, we can see how Moses constant anger prevented him from entering the Promised Land.
To discover how Moses inherited this curses, please read Exodus 2:1-10.
As we can now evidence from the above scripture, Moses’s was born of Levite parents but adopted as a son to Pharaoh’s daughter who gave him the name Moses.
For biblical references, please read whole of Genesis 34.
Now it was what happened in the above scripture that made Jacob to pronounce the following curse on Simon and Levi before he died:
“Simeon and Levi are brothers, instruments of cruelty are in their dwelling place. Let not my soul enter their council; let not my honor be united to their assembly; for in their anger they slew a man, and in their self-will they harm-strung an ox. Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; and their wrath; for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob and scatter them in Israel.(Genesis 49:5-7)
Thus, Moses, as a descendant of Levi, had to inherit this curse which made him to have an anger so fierce, even an anger which prevented him from entering the Promised Land as we saw earlier.
And because of this so-called curses and covenants, the scripture shows us in Romans 7:15-24 that even if we may have the tendency to always choose and do what is good, we will always find ourselves doing what is evil.
But as there is and must always be a solution to every problem, let us move on to see how we can free ourselves from our respective curses and covenants.
HOW TO BREAK GENERATIONAL CURSES AND COVENANTS
Before we go into this part, which is the most important of all, there are two observations I would like us to make:
- Ezekiel chapter 18 is the scripture which forms the basics of how to break generational curses and covenants. I want you to read and study it carefully in order to understand how one can set himself free from curses and covenants.
As we can perfectly see from the above scripture, God Himself had abolished the idea or the mentality of children paying for the sins of their parents i.e. of curses and covenants being passed down from generation to generation.
And as we further understand, every human being is now responsible for his or her own actions; thus if a parent was a womanizer, like David, and the child comes to realize that what his parent is doing is not good and departs from it, he will in no way suffer the consequence of his parents action, rather it is the parent that will pay the price for his actions.
- Secondly, it was for this very purpose i.e. the breaking of curses and covenants, that Christ Jesus Our Lord and Savior came down to earth and sacrificed His life.
Knowing that you were not redeemed with corruptible things, like silver or gold, from your aimless conduct received by tradition from your fathers, but with the precious blood of Christ, as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.(1 Peter 1:18-19)
Now from the above two scriptures we can gather the understanding that there are only two things required for curses and covenants to be broken:
- The individual must be able to spot and depart from the sinful lifestyle handed down by his or her fore-fathers
‘He who believes in me, as the scripture has said, out of his heart will Flow Rivers of living water.” But this He spoke concerning the Spirit, whom those believing in Him will receive; for the Spirit was not yet given, because Jesus was not yet glorified.(John 7:38-39)
- He must afterwards undergo the baptism of water and Spirit, as the scripture clearly reveals:
“Repent and let everyone of you be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ for the remission of sins; and you shall receive the gift of the Holy Spirit. “For the promise is to you and to your children, and to all who are afar off, as many as the Lord our God will call.(Acts 2:38-39)
And the purpose of this water and Spirit baptism is to prevent the individual from going back to those sinful lifestyles as the next scripture confirms in Ezekiel 36:25-27
Most importantly, I want to sound it very loud and clear to everyone that nobody, I repeat ‘nobody’ (even a minister of God who falls from the sky) can break curses and covenants for anyone, just like that, because, the power to totally break curses and covenants lies only within the affected individual.
The other party can however, only, help to intercede on behalf of the affected individual, but that party must understand that even if they pray and cast out every kinds of demons that are responsible for the individual to be living in any sinful lifestyle, they will surely come back into that body at any point in time they find it empty.
And as our Lord and Master revealed to us, these demons will never come back alone but with other demons more dangerous than themselves:
“When an unclean spirit goes out of a man, he goes through dry places, seeking rest, and finding none, he says, “I will return to my house from which I came. “And when he comes, he finds it swept and put in order. “Then he goes and takes with him seven other spirits and wicked than himself, and they enter and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first.”(Luke 11:24-26).
And from here you can understand with me that whoever attempts to cast a demon out of any individual is putting that individual into a worse condition or state than before.
Therefore I want to again sound it loud and clear that whoever wants to help anybody break curses and covenants must first of all take the time to guide that person into being able to depart from any sinful lifestyle he or she is living.
And this can only be done through the proper explanation of God’s word which will help the victim to understand why God said that people should not live such lifestyle.
The entrance of Your word gives light; it gives understanding to the simple.(Psalm 119:130)
For without the proper explanation of Gods words which leads to understanding, it is impossible for people to practice it.
Give me understanding and I shall keep Your law; indeed, I shall observe it with my whole heart.(Psalm 119:34).
And this takes us to the point where we can firmly establish the fact that demons can only depart finally from an inhabited body when they find it no more responding to their lusts and desires, which means that people do not need a deliverance minister to be saved because the key to being saved (which lies in the proper understanding of God’s words in order to be able to keep them) lies within themselves.
Moreover the devil has these days given magic oils to his ministers who use it to touch people and make them fall to the ground so that people will think that it is the unclean spirits that inhabited the body of that individual who is tormenting him or her before departing, when in essence the unclean spirits are still indwelling in such a one.
But if there is a need for a deliverance minister in the cases where the individual is struck with a certain ailment like sickness or madness or is weak in faith, the deliverance minister must ensure that after the casting out of the unclean spirit, he takes upon himself the task of guiding the individual into being able to depart from any sinful lifestyle which gave access to the unclean spirits to dwell in his body as we observed earlier.
But the fact always remains that the power to total deliverance lies in the affected individual because he must make sure that he blocks every avenue the demons uses to gain entrance into his body, and this can only be done through repentance or the reformation of sinful lifestyles.
We can therefore go on to establish the fact that no amount of prayers and fasting done can do away with curses and covenants so long as the individual continues in sin.
Take David’s case for an example: after Nathan made him discover his fault, David tore his clothes, prayed and fasted for three days in ashes but yet still the curse was not lifted from his generation; and this was because David did not repent of his sins by sending Uriah’s wife Bathsheba away.
Therefore, so long as he kept her as his wife, he continued in the sin of adultery with her and the curses that came with it must sustain from one of his generation to another as we can all witness in David’s story.
Logically, if David had repented by sending Bathsheba away, how would he have begotten Solomon, Rehoboam, and their other descendants whom the curses manifested in their lives?
Therefore the only way to break curses and covenants is for one to first of all spot out the sin that he finds very difficult to avoid, no matter how hard one tries. It doesn’t matter whether the person is rich, or is a minister of the gospel.
It is time for all of us to individually examine ourselves: whether:
*Like Moses, we are so bad tempered that our anger flares at any given chance to a point that we cannot control!
*Or Like David, we are married to a wife who is naturally endowed with beauty and brains, but still, we find it hard to resist other women and or girls we come across; be it single or married!
*And if you are a woman, do you still go behind your husband to sleep with other men, who are either single or married?
*Do we call ourselves Christians, but still run to native doctors for charms and concoctions whenever a little storm arises in our lives?
*Are we so stingy to the point that we would prefer to throw away something we no longer need, rather than give it out to someone else who is in need of it?
*Do we find it hard to tell a little truth, even when it does not carry any physical danger; like the loose of position, job or property etc. e.g. someone would call us on phone and ask where we are and we respond ‘in the bedroom’, when in all truth we are in the toilet?
These and many more are those sin we actually inherited from birth, in other words they are the curses and covenants passed down from our first, second, third and fourth generations according to God’s utterance as earlier examined in Exodus 34:6-7.
Another point is that, since the signs of covenants between our own fore-fathers used to generally be the burying of fetish things in the family premises, it is always necessary to have this things unearthed in order to set the members of that family totally free.
But care must be taken here since Satan, who has always been trickish, nowadays has a means of magic oil that puts something into the ground which is then unearthed by his evil ministers and afterwards leads the members of such family into believing that they have been set free while in essence the curse still lingers.
But permit me to let you know that God has a way of either destroying that fetish thing in the ground or making it possible for it to be unearthed in one way or the other without a deliverance minister or ministers, only if even one person in the family surrenders his life totally to Christ and heed His words.
I say this based on what I personally experience which I will now relate to you. And for you to know that I am not deceiving anyone My friend and co-evangelists Emmanuel is a living testimony of what I just revealed to you, and together you will see us one day bearing witness to this gospel in the Lord’s presence if you consider it a deceit and refuse to depart from your sinful deeds in order to be saved.
After we repented and began to go from street to street spreading the knowledge of God’s word that was being revealed to us every now and then, we were also able to practice those words and in so doing did away with every sinful lifestyle that had a hold on us.
Emmanuel himself who used to be a drug addict, sniffing cocaine, smoking weed and constantly taking alcohol was able to give up those acts through the help of the One Who set us free indeed.
Meanwhile his late father who was a Rosicrucian and very powerful herbalist had a sitting room which because of being abandoned by his children who would not dare come to live in the house had the roof and ceiling dispatched so that everywhere laid open even up to his grave which was at the dining of the sitting room.
And since Emmanuel, who was the only one that would not run away from his inheritance, had no money to renovate it the sitting room had always been in such condition.
But immediately after he repented, someone came and accepted to renovate the room after which the money he spends will be counted as his house rent.
And one thing the guy requested to do was to remove at least two block couches of sand from the floor of the ground which Emma did not object to.
Now the peak of the story is that while the brick layer was removing the sand he stumbled upon a fetish substance that was buried right in the middle of the parlor which consisted of a full bottle of dry gin, an earthen pot, and other local stuffs.
He immediately called upon Emma who came and ordered that all those things be brought out, but before then the guy had already burst the bottle of gin with the spade, so all the other things was unearthed and Emma prayed over and destroyed them.
Beloved, that was how God decided to use a brick layer instead of a deliverance minister to unearth a sign of covenant made between Emmanuel’s father and his evil deity and in so doing set them free from every evil curses it was inflicting upon the family members.
(From this story you can now understand the reason why I always say that the power to break curses and covenants lies within the affected individual.
One other thing I want us to know is that even after repentance, we will still have the urge to submit to those curses and covenants we inherited from our fore-parents but it is the Holy Spirit we receive after repentance, as we examined above, Who will help us to always overcome.
For example, in we can see how Paul, formerly a custodian, practitioner and defender of the law of Moses, was almost influenced back into animal sacrifice when he was advised by the other apostles to go and perform the ceremony of purification, after which a sacrifice would be made for him, so that the Jews will not kill him, since they had earlier planned to do so because of his going around preaching against the law of Moses; but just when the seven days was about to be completed so that the sacrifice would be made, the Holy Spirit delivered him from committing that sin by making the Jews arrest him in the temple.
In your own case, it could be that fornication is the curses and covenants you inherited.
Now you have just fallen into the temptation by allowing a girl to visit you all alone in your house and succeed in seducing you, but just when you are about to begin romancing her, a Christian brother knocks on your door and you answer it, in so doing he is able to interrupt you.
In the church later the pastor preaches about sexual immorality which you finally receive as a direct message from God and from thence you begin to avoid the same and other girls from visiting you all alone in your house.
That way the Holy Spirit has been able to help you to overcome the curses and covenants as the scripture says:
I say then: walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.(Galatians 5:16)
For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, these are sons of God.(Romans 8:14)
Finally, the breaking of curses and covenants also involves physical separation.
That is to say, one must depart from and or detach his or herself from any item or properties that was wrongfully inherited.
For instance if you come to realize that the source of your father or mothers wealth was blood money or robbery, you must certainly take off the right to inherit all those things that was ill gotten.
The reason is that the devil will try to use those things as a means of having a link to your life because he is the one who gave it to your father or mother in the first place and as such he has the right to those things that still belongs to him.
Also God never accepted those things which came as a result of taking a human life and will never accept it; so if you really want to belong to God after your spiritual transformation you must surely detach and separate yourself from those things that brought the curses and covenants upon your lineage.
An example of this can be seen in Genesis 12:1 where God commanded Abram to leave his father’s household and go to a place He will show Him.
Now once you are free from curses and covenants, you must put more effort into doing good works so that you can leave a good covenant for your generation; take this story as an example:
Once upon a time there was a man who walked in an oil company, unfortunately he died and left his only son; whose mother had previously died to become an orphan.
The man brothers forfeited all his properties and the young orphan had to drop out of school due to lack of funds.
So one day a very prominent man came looking for a servant who would be assisting him to wash his cars and clothes and the job fell on this orphan, and after interrogation the man came to realize that his father was the very person who gave him an appointment to walk in the oil company he was now working.
So he took the orphan away but hide the secret from him.
Back in his home they both agreed that the orphan should begin school again and work only when he was chanced.
He gave him the best things of life but never revealed to him that he so deserved; so the boy saw it as an opportunity of his own lifetime and used it the best way and as was expected by his master.
Finally the orphan graduated with a second class upper, and after his youth service corps, the man; who was now a manager in their oil firm, handed him an appointment letter which came along with a nice paying salary, an apartment, and official car, and that very day was the day he revealed to the boy that, that was the same thing his father did to him thirty years ago, and he did not want to reveal it to him earlier so he could not begin to see himself as benefitting from his father’s good deeds and thus became less serious with his future.
This is the same deeds and covenants you must leave behind for your descendants.
Once again, I want us to take note of this point I want to emphasize again.
I see so many people making the mistakes of looking for a minister of God to come and break curses and covenants for them.
Also some ministers think they can do this beause they don’t really understand what curses and covenants are, and so they feel with prayer and fasting everything is done just like that.
But I want to let you know that curses and covenants live in the blood, and if you want to deliver someone the way you think, you must make sure you drain the blood he was born with and give him a new blood, which must also be free from any other curses and covenants.
Don’t always forget that; David did dry fasting with sackcloth after the prophet Nathan delivered God’s message to him.
But still the curse was never lifted because he did not repent by sending Bathsheba away, even though he had made her a widow, God would have given her another good husband, but David kept on in the sin he began with her.
Therefore, as this sermon has enlightened us; it is only the victim who can deliver himself from any and all curses and covenants.
And this he or she must do by believing in Jesus, repenting and being baptized in His name for the remission of his or her sins; in order to be able to receive the Holy Spirit who will now enable him or her to control any urge or desire to go back to that old lifestyle, and in its place obey the laws and commandments of God.
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