Our soul is supposed to be completely set free and released from the bondage of evil once we have a personal experience with God. This may not happen and not because God is not willing to set us free but because satan may still have legal claims to some areas in our lives. Spiritually speaking, these areas are still in darkness! You may ask yourself why and how do we have areas of our lives in darkness? The main reasons include lack of repentance from habitual sins (intentional or unintentional), or due to pending actions against generational sins (inherited ancestral curses) that are still following us!
I will make my point clear from a story I heard about this lady whose husband was in the army and she continuously had an affair while he was away. She hated doing what she was doing but was unable to stop it! Then one day as she attended church, she sought deliverance! That is when she realised that she had a generational demon of unfaithfulness she had inherited from her dad! How? Her dad was unfaithful to her mom while she was pregnant with her! She was now able to deal with this demon and after repentance, she got delivered! Her stories illustrates well the meaning of the cross!
If you have a sinful habit that you detest and are unable to shake off even after repentance, then there is an impure spirit with legal rights to live in you. You may not be able to crucify (overcome) that habitual sin until the evil spirit is cast out. In order to cast out the unclean spirit, we need to get rid of the legal rights that the spirit has on you.
Your first step to deliverance is to acknowledge that there is an evil spirit involved and not just a habit that can’t be broken.
You must also hate evil and willing to break the habit.
You need to repent and seek forgiveness from generational sins from your ancestral lineage. Acknowledge that Jesus was crucified for these sins (curses).
Jesus will not set you free from something you enjoy doing though evil, and are protecting it with your will and thought patterns.
In order to be set free, you must be totally willing to change. In other words, you need to be desperate for change.
You need to dig deep for any form of idolatry in your mind even the unconscious mind.
We must be completely humble and willing to be set free!
John 5:5 Reminds me of the story of a man who was an invalid for 38 years and by the time that Jesus asked him if he wanted to get well, he had no idol or a soul tie left in his life. It was easy for him to be set free from his infirmity!
You don’t want to wait for 38 years. Deal with your idols and soul ties now!
Please note that there will be no condemnation in our hearts once we’ve been set free (Romans 8:1)
I recommend that you read the book “The three battle grounds“
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