Thursday, March 9, 2017

Who Do We Submit To?

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The soul - our mind, emotions and will - starts to develop in the womb right along with the body. It is influenced by the genes and generational sins passed down to us by our ancestors (Exodus 34:7). 

The experiences and influences in our lives from conception to the present time also affect our spirit, soul and body. This puts a great responsibility on us as parents. 

The soul starts to develop in the womb right along with the body. It is influenced by the genes and generational sins passed down to us by our ancestors (Exodus 34:7).

Sin is very serious in the sight of the Lord. The consequences of the behavior of one generation are passed down three and four generations (Exodus 34:7). What are we passing down to our children?

The lovely concept about the Lord is that, even though He may pass down the consequences of the behavior for a few generations, He shows love to a thousand generations of those who love Him and keep His commandments (Deuteronomy 5:9-10).

For instance, are your relatives alcoholics, drug addicts, liars, murderers, thieves, idolaters, sexually deviant, brawlers, foul-mouthed, covetous or extortionists?  Some of us inherited the penchant for these same sins from our ancestors.

People who habitually live in sin will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven, but God gives us the opportunity to be washed, sanctified and justified in the name of the Lord Jesus and by the Spirit of our God (1 Corinthians 6:9-11).

Do you despise the riches of God’s goodness, forbearance, and longsuffering and turn away from Him; or do you realize that the goodness of God leads you to repentance (Romans 2:4)?

We break these sinful strongholds by submitting our life completely to God and resisting the devil. Satan has no option but to flee (James 4:7). After submitting to the Lord, confess and ask forgiveness for any sins, which God reveals to us.

We also forgive our parents and ancestors for putting us in this position. It is time now to go to God for forgiveness for our self, to surrender our life to Him and to follow the leading of His Holy Spirit moment by moment throughout the day.

Lord Jesus, I break any unhealthy soul ties that developed in my life due to the actions of my parents and ancestors. I break the curse of these sins and I take authority in Jesus’ name over Satan and his demonic forces, by the authority of Your shed blood and Your death on the cross of Calvary.

Satan, you have no authority in my life. I place you in the hands of the true Lord Jesus Christ, because He has all authority over you. I command that you leave my spirit, soul and body alone. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Thought for the Day:
Who controls your behavior...Satan, Sin, Self or the Savior, Jesus Christ? It is our choice? Who do we submit our thoughts, will and emotions to each moment of the day?

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