Jesus frees planner from generational curses
S is a financial planner who did not realise she had one foot in God’s kingdom and the other foot in Satan’s. Here is her testimony of turning away from an idolatrous family heritage and generational curses to be fully committed to Jesus Christ. Praise God!
Total devotion to Jesus Christ was always difficult and I didn’t know what invisible blocks were holding me back.
In Luke 10:27-28, Jesus said we are to be totally devoted to God; to “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and love your neighbour as yourself”. There is no doubt I was a new creation in Christ. My mind was being renewed in the Bible and I wanted to know God in my heart. Yet part of me was trapped and dark, and not aligned with the Holy Spirit. I longed to come clean before God and break free from all the strongholds that the enemy had set up in my soul.
Finally, I experienced greater freedom in Christ through an intercessory cleansing prayer session with some sisters-in-Christ and led by the Holy Spirit. Before the session, I was asked to fill in a questionnaire which helped me to take stock of my history, relationships, objects and habits that opened a door to the enemy to enter my life.
Just by going through the form, I noticed some unhealthy patterns that I was able to “connect the dots” to for the first time in my life.
Being raised in a very traditional Asian family, I have been exposed to a lot of the occult.
- My Chinese name was given to me by a fengshui master.
- Since young, I had followed my parents to all kinds of Chinese temples for worship.
- I wore a charm with an image of Guan Yin for protection.
- The family has several altars at home devoted to idols and to worship our ancestors.
- Our family had a temple medium who connected us to the spirits of the dead.
- My relatives are very active in the martial art industry, and even conduct classes in lion and dragon dancing – a form of folk superstition and idol worship.
- Members of my family are very fond of the dragon. (In the book of Revelation, Satan is depicted as a dragon that leads the world astray i.e. Revelation 12:8).
More surprisingly, I noticed that nearly 90% of the men I had relationships with were somehow related to the dragon. They either had dragon tattoos, were born in the year of the dragon or worshipped the dragon. The Holy Spirit revealed a lot regarding my past occult practices and generational curses.
Even though I participated in all of these unintentionally, I was a participant with demons when I took part in any form of occult practices. 1 Corinthians 10:20 tells us, “No, but the sacrifices of pagans are offered to demons, not to God, and I do not want you to be participants with demons.” It became obvious why I could not completely fulfil my new covenant with God and take up the new identity He had given me.
Practicing occult rituals is just like signing contracts with demons and letting them rule over us!
Another unhealthy pattern in my family was the sin of adultery. Since young, I had always fantasied about marriage, dating and relationships. I would fantasise about sex with guys I met. Interestingly, I was always attracted to guys with partners. I thought that was normal.
The form helped me notice that both my mother and her mother had committed adultery. My mom had an affair with her best friend’s husband who later became my dad. Similarly, my grandma had an affair with a guy when she was still married to my grandpa.
I believe this generational sin was the root of my ungodly attitude towards men in general.
I also spotted another pattern of isolating myself from the world ever since I moved in with my grandma. Whenever I was in my new bedroom, I felt joyless. There would be times I didn’t want to go out at all. I had no interest to talk to anyone or do anything. It seemed like there was no hope in this world! I just stayed in the room and frowned.
In the mornings, I struggled a lot with waking up. I would hear voices in my mind like, “I am sick“, “I need more rest” and “it’s okay for me to just skip one day of work“. This was followed by me lying to my manager and clients that I didn’t feel well. I didn’t go to work and work piled up. Things just went on and on.
The night before my cleansing prayer session, I felt abnormally uncomfortable and disturbed so I called my mentor. We prayed over my room on the phone, and cleansed it in the name of Jesus. I am thankful that the oppression left straight away.
My bedroom was previously used by an uncle who was a drug addict. He was depressed and struggled with anger issues.
It was revealed that the evil spirits that oppressed my uncle continued to reside in the room and were now trying to oppress me.
In the first part of my cleansing prayer the next day, I prayed for the sake of praying. Oddly, I questioned why I should be there, why I put myself in such a situation and what I was actually doing. I was pretty distracted! I didn’t realise at the time that the demons that had been part of my family heritage were trying to discredit the prayer.
The prayer intercessors noticed this and had to interrupt the session to ask me to think about the purpose of the prayer session for a few minutes. My mind went blank.
Gradually, I realised that I had been a Christian who wanted things from God instead of wanting a relationship with Him.
The Holy Spirit showed me that I had been “playing god” all the time previously and stealing His glory to idolise myself. Then I came to a realisation that I need to bow before His throne and take God seriously. I repented for my rebellion against God and for taking His love for granted.
After the cleansing session, I feel so much lighter. I truly feel that I no longer need to wear a mask in front of anyone as I am created in God’s image. God has fully accepted me as a daughter of God.
From that point of time onwards, I have also turned from being neutral to evil spirits to hating them.
1 John 3:3 says that “All who have this hope in him purify themselves, just as he is pure”. God promises us purity in our hearts through faith. To deal with impurities in our lives, praying alone might not be sufficient as we all have blind spots. That’s why we need a godly community around us to keep us on track. And sometimes, we also need some intercessory cleansing prayer sessions to set us free from the worldly bondage.
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