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Releasing the Blessing

6 Dec

Our Pastor’s wife, Colleen Rouse, preached this past weekend on releasing the blessing. Here are the notes from that sermon:

WE: Releasing the Blessing

Last week, I talked about Breaking Generational Curses. This week, for the second message in “WE,” Unleashing the Power of Family, my wife Colleen talked about the next and more exciting step: Releasing the Blessing. She brought a message that was full of power, life, encouragement and hope. Here’s a little bit of what she said:

Home is the most important place on earth. Yet, our experience tells us that it’s not always the best place. It’s certainly not always the place that teenagers want to run to. But home is supposed to be a place where you receive attention, blessing, love, affection and value; a safe haven. That kind of a home doesn’t just happen by chance. There are things we need to do in order to create it.

For most of us, our parents gave us the best they had, but too often what they had was a lot of cursing. However, we live in a generation that has access to a lot more understanding and wisdom about generational curses and blessings. We are a transitional generation. We can be a catalyst for change. We can stop passing on the curses and start passing down the blessings – blessings that will last a thousand generations.

It’s never too late to start creating a “Blessing Zone” in our homes. Here’s what this kind of household looks like:

  1. The family is committed to honoring the Lord Jesus as the center of the home.
  2. Each family member is accepted and honored for who they are uniquely created to be.
  3. The climate of the home is positive, void of negative undercurrents and overall, the state of the home is non-judgmental.
  4. Guards are established, preventing toxic communication in the home; harsh and unjust words are avoided.
  5. Communication is done with regard to that which is honoring, live-giving and acceptable in God’s sight.
  6. Members of the family genuinely care for one another and demonstrate their affection on a daily basis.

There’s a tremendous amount of power and blessing in this teaching. Make sure you listen to or watch the whole message if you want to learn how to release generational blessings into your family line for generations to come. Also, if you haven’t already done so, let me encourage you to take advantage of the Ancient Paths Classes that we offer regularly throughout the year. It covers all this and more in depth, going through the process of breaking generational curses and releasing generational blessings. Let’s stop the destructive power of the enemy in our families and in our culture. Start releasing the blessing!


Generational Curses

25 Nov

Our pastor preached this awesome message last weekend. We were not there due to illness but I listened to the CD already and it was awesome. This is not preached in most churches but it will make you think.

Breaking Generational Curses

There’s been quite a breakdown in our society. Broken homes have become more and more prevalent. Fewer and fewer people can honestly say they were raised by a loving father and mother according to biblical family principles and in the fear of the Lord. Those who have been raised in dysfunctional families are going on to create even more dysfunctional families. People are even trying to redefine what a family is. Historically, one can readily see that every time a society begins to do this, its days are numbered. The breakdown of the family leads directly to the breakdown of society. It’s clear that unless something changes, our society is nearing its end.

So what can we do? First, we need to be aware of some things that are going on “behind the scenes.” I’ve discussed previously the fact that as we read the scriptures, we see two powers at work in the world, both vying for our future. The first is God, who seeks to bless us and set us free from the power of sin and the curses that it brings. The other is our enemy, the devil, who seeks to bring dysfunction by ensnaring us in sin, iniquity and curses.

In God’s Word, we see that iniquities – areas of repeated sin that we can’t seem to get free from – are passed from one generation to another through the bloodline. This becomes what we call a “generational curse.” And, along with that curse comes a familiar spirit – a demonic spirit that follows a family generation to generation, intimately knows all their weaknesses and works to extend its influence indefinitely.

Many of us can see this at work in our own lives if we will take even a moment to think. Let me ask you; are there things you’re struggling with that you just can’t seem to get free from? Have you noticed that you struggle with the same kinds of sin as others in your family? Are there things that you thought you dealt with a long time ago that keep trying to reestablish themselves in your life? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you’re dealing with generational curses.

Thankfully, there’s good news! Jesus died on the cross and rose again to set us free. We are now redeemed from the curse, and God wants to break these curses off of our lives. We no longer have to be bound in our sin, and we can stop the curse from being passed on to our children or others in our family.

How? Well, it’s a process. That process consists of seven steps that I’ll list briefly below. However, there’s a lot more to this teaching – more than I have space to write here – so I encourage you, if you want to experience true freedom from generational curses, listen to or watch this message, go through the steps and then, as soon as possible, take the Ancient Paths seminars that are offered regularly throughout the year here at Victory. If you’ll do that, you and your family will experience true freedom as never before.

7 Steps to Breaking the Curse

  1. Acknowledge and confess the iniquities of your family.
  2. Forgive any of your family who have sinned against you.
  3. Confess your participation in any sin or iniquity that is a part of your life now.
  4. Ask God to forgive you and cleanse you.
  5. Repent before another person and commit to change.
  6. Submit your will to God.
  7. Declare your authority over the curse.