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God's power can put a stop to sins of the flesh that are prevalent in your family and have kept you in bondage in your own life.

You've been born again. Old things have passed away (2 Cor. 5:17). Sin has lost its dominion over you (Rom. 6:14). You don't have to carry on your family's sinful trait to your children. You can stop every evil tendency with the Word of God and the Name of Jesus!

You have authority over the evil spirits that have followed your family for generations. It could be a spirit of alcohol or anger or gambling or stinginess. Whatever spirits have harassed your family; take authority over them in your own life. Otherwise, you will pass that sin right on to your children, and they will deal with the same problem as they grow into adulthood.

I once heard a minister say something interesting as he was teaching along this line. He made the comment that the same evil spirits that drove you to sin before you were born again will continue to try to control your life even after you're saved.

For example, if you were once an alcoholic, the same spirit of alcohol may try to tempt you in your spiritual walk. You may even walk closely with God for many years before that spirit suddenly tries to return to make you stumble.

You ought to know what kinds of evil spirits to watch out for in your life. You can probably look at the tendencies in yourself and your other family members and see what sins have been passed down from one generation to the next.

If sinful tendencies try to reestablish a foothold in your life again, refuse to give in to them. You don't have to pass those sins on to your children. You can stop those sins of the flesh right now in the Name of Jesus by the power in His blood! That sin doesn't have any authority over you any longer. You don't have to let it back into your life.

The minister who was teaching about this subject said that in his family, the problem was lust. When he was growing up, his father would run off with a woman, come home for a few days and then leave to run off with another woman.

The minister said, "Through the years, I could see that my brothers and sisters were being pushed by that same spirit. Every member of our family eventually got divorced, and lust was the reason every one of those marriages broke up.

"So when I got married, I determined that the spirit of lust wasn't going to enter my household. I wasn't going to pass that sin on to my children. I took authority over that spirit, and my family has never had the problems the other family members have experienced."

That's what you must do in your life. Just determine, "I'm not going to let any sin have a hold on me. Sin is not going to be passed down my family line any further. I'm stopping it at my household. I may not be able to stop this sin in anyone else's household, but in the Name of Jesus I can stop it in mine!"

Excerpt permission granted by
Eagle Mountain International Church, Inc.
aka:  Kenneth Copeland Ministries

Author Biography

Gloria Copeland
Web site: Kenneth Copeland Ministries
For the last 50 years Kenneth and Gloria Copeland have been passionately teaching Christians all over the world how to apply the principles of faith found in God's WORD to their lives.

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