When one considers the example of a child enrolled in a good school. Usually much good is expected of such a child especially in the area of academics. However it remains the child’s responsibility to work hard with determination in order to achieve the desired goals. The child, in such a well performing school is charged with the responsibility of studying and keeping all school rules besides cooperating with the teachers especially in the area of study. But if they embrace lethargy and so give no attention to hard and smart work, no matter how well the school is performing and the brilliance of the teachers, one thing is sure, the child will fail their exams. The same is also true with our Christian life. As a Christian you have your role to play in as far as the end results of your Christian walk is concerned the grace of God notwithstanding. No wonder Paul in his epistle to the Church in Philippi says “…work out your salvation with fear and trembling, (Phil 2:12 NIV).
For every one of us in this side of life, there is a pattern of character or traits in our bloodline. These could be good or evil traits. Thus it is necessary for Christians after salvation to do detailed research on their roots and investigate the background of their genealogy. Almost always you will find out that, there is a particular pattern (or patterns) of event or happenings in your bloodline which in most cases, especially for many African are the results of an evil background. It could be so because our forefathers made idols and worshiped them making satanic covenants with the kingdom of darkness. These covenants, with or without your knowledge hinder your success and blessings as a child of God in one way or another even after your salvation. It is therefore of paramount importance that you research and unearth these negative covenants, traits or bloodline patterns, break them in the name of our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ for your ultimate breakthrough in life. This is why the Psalmist poses this question, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” (Psalms 11:3)
In 1 Chronicles 4:9, Jabez whose foundations due to a mother’s circumstances and input were not right realized it, rose up to the occasion and changed his destiny in God for the better, for himself and his posterity. 9 Jabez was more honorable than his brothers. His mother had named him Jabez, saying, “I gave birth to him in pain.” 10 Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, “Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory! Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain.” And God granted his request. (1 Chronicles 4:9-10 NIV)
In many of our African communities, children ‘inherit’ names from parents, uncles, aunties and so on. It is crucial that you get down and investigate the character of the person the child (or even you are) named after, because their bloodline patterns are easily transferred through the blood by demonic habitation and possession. You need to do a research to establish the kind of person one is named after because if he or she was a witch it is most probable that their traits through covenants will flow into the child or the person they are named after.
Let us look at some bloodline patterns in the scripture and their effect.
1. THE SPIRIT OF DECEPTION
In Genesis 12:10, we learn that there was famine in the land of Canaan and so Abram who then was living in Canaan went down to Egypt to escape the famine. In the bloodline of Abram, was the trait of the attraction to beautiful women. The Bible records that Sarai, Abram’s wife was beautiful and therefore Abram fearing that the Egyptians would kill him and spare her if they learnt that she was his wife, conspired and lied to the Egyptians that Sarai was not Abram’s wife but his sister.
Since this was a bloodline issue, Isaac too in Genesis 26:7 “When the men of (Gerar) asked him about his wife, he said, “She is my sister,” because he was afraid to say, “She is my wife.” He thought, “The men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful.” Here again we see a replication of what Abram did by his own son Isaac. There was no need to lie since the people of Gerar had no ill intentions against him as was the case with his father Abram in Egypt. Isaac lied because of a bloodline issue.
Jacob was the son of Isaac and a grandson of Abraham. He too lied to his father Isaac that he was Esau his elder brother. “ He (Jacob) went to his father (Isaac) and said, “My father.” “Yes, my son,” he answered. “Who is it?” 19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told me. Please sit up and eat some of my game so that you may give me your blessing.” (Gen 27:18-19 NIV). The root cause of the lie here is not with Jacob but his grandfather Abram.
The blood DNA of Rebecca Isaac’s wife, a daughter to Bethuel was also a blood of deception. The Bible records that Isaac loved Esau and Rebekah loved Jacob and when Isaac was about to die, he called Esau so that he could bless him. Rebekah overheard, schemed and caused Jacob to steal Esau’s blessings from the father.
Due to the bloodline of deception Laban also deceived Jacob, “25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?” (Genesis 29:25 NIV). What Jacob did to his brother was this time round done to him. The problem did not begin with him but at the root of the family tree and was simply being propagated down the generation, through the bloodline.
6. David and Abraham
“My covenant will I not break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips. (Psalms 89:34 KJV). David is from the lineage of Abraham who was in a covenant relationship with God. No wonder sometimes David could sin against the Lord but when God remembered the covenant He had with Abraham He would have mercy on David on the basis of that covenant. This covenant was to transcend from Abraham through all his generations. The same case applies to covenants made in the kingdom of darkness, they also transcend down the generations. But having received Jesus Christ in your life, and having done an investigation of your genealogy, you need to boldly stand in prayer and confess the related sins, denounce the covenants, break them and cast away all the evil covenants that were entered into by people before you and appropriate the New Covenant of God on your life so that it may be well with you and the generations after you.
Having looked at the bloodline pattern of deception, let’s look at another pattern in the Abrahamic genealogy.
2. THE FAILURE OF THE FIRSTBORNS
The first born of Abraham, Ishmael never succeeded just like Isaac’s firstborn Esau. Reuben, Jacob’s son also never succeeded save Joseph. Joseph’s firstborn; Manasseh also followed suit and never succeeded. The pattern continued because when we come to Jesse, his firstborn; Eliab did not succeed; only the lastborn, David did. David’s firstborn Amnon also did not succeed but instead it is Solomon a younger son who succeeded.
It was not David who was to become a King, Judah should have been the king but since the pattern of their bloodline was that firstborns never succeeded but the younger, David become the first King through Judah instead.
Also, no one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of his descendants may enter the assembly of the LORD, even down to the tenth generation. (Deuteronomy 23:2NIV).
What Judah did with Tamar was an abomination in Israel. 27And it came to pass in the time of her travail, that, behold, twins were in her womb. 28And it came to pass, when she travailed, that the one put out his hand: and the midwife.
I prophesy to any negative thing that is operating in your bloodline to cease in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ! Today revoke any evil covenants that your forefathers made, by the power and authority in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. You and the fruit of your womb are set free—Amen!
You could be suffering in your Christian life today because of the wrong foundation you inherited through the pattern in your bloodline. But since you are now born again, you have the power to change your destiny and that of your posterity. Reject, refuse and denounce the suffering of seed of your womb because of the consequences of the evil covenants of your forefathers in the name of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Realize your position, arise and take your stand and claim what is yours in Jesus name. Amen!
Brethren, if you have not made Jesus your Lord and Saviour then say this prayer as your personal prayer:
Say I know I am a sinner. “I repent of my sins today”. I know Jesus Christ, YOU died on the cross to take away the sins of the world. Jesus, I take you as my Lord and my saviour. Come into my heart and order my steps. Amen!
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