OUR INHERITANCE FROM A WOMAN'S VIEWPOINT
We all have both good and bad parts to what we have inherited from our ancestors. We will dwell on the bad so that we can destroy these works.
Mankind started in Eden with bodies that could live forever, spirits that were totally alive to God, and minds capable of naming all of the animals (Gen. 1:27 through 2:25).
Mankind still has an adversary - the Devil. He is very cunning and sly. The Devil attacks the weakest things around, working his way up to the larger things within a person. His attack was on Eve not Adam (Gen. 3:1-7). Men, in general, will make up their minds and stick to their decisions. Women will often make up their minds, unmake and remake them over and over, suffering with every decision. Adam and Eve faced Satan just like we do.
Eve was tricked in much the same way and over the same things that we are tricked with today (Gen. 3:5): to be as big as God, as smart as God, pleasant food, things delightful to look at, and greed. Women are not content to be disobedient alone (Gen. 3:7); she gave the fruit to Adam to eat too.
BLESSINGS AND CURSES
We all live with the results of our actions. Blessings are the result of obeying God. Curses are the result of obeying the Devil - disobeying God.
We already had the blessings in the Garden - now begins the curses of God (Gen. 3:16-19). Pain in childbearing is not something that women suffer alone; her husband suffers emotionally at this time too. The ground is cursed because man gave heed to his wife and obeyed her against God's commandments. Women suffer as they watch the hard, back-breaking or stressful work of their husbands. And so began the power struggle that all men and women engage in.
I have an Indian - English - German - French background. There are curses on each of these people: Indians worshipped demons; some English and Europeans were Druids - they worshipped Satan.
In innocence, my father participated in some occult practices: wart removal and water witching. From my father came curses of Masons and Indians. Physical problems came as a result of curses on Indian worship: inactive thyroid, female disorders and heart disease.
My mother was a paranoid schizophrenic with an Indian - English background. Her emotional illness caused me to need a lot of deliverance from emotional problems.
I really don't know about problems of black people like I do those of Indians - Europeans. Together maybe we can follow the leadership of the Holy Spirit and learn to solve problems of many races of people with God's provisions.
My dearest friend is in Camaroon, Africa. She is a close observer of people. She and I discussed the women she had met and what she had observed of real fruit in the Christian women's lives.
On the surface it looks like a male dominated society, but with close observance it may not be so. Men do not own as much property as women. Each wife has to have her own hut and lot. She provides for herself and children. Men go from wife to wife and do not take any authority or responsibility for children. All men are scared spitless of the witch doctor.
Here you can see the Ahab man. If he wants a woman other than his wife he simply leaves. The other woman is invited to the hut by his wife in order to get him to come around (I Kings 21:1-29).
Maturity means you care for your own needs and those of your dependents. We see immature and irresponsible men, both black and white, very often in Louisiana.
It has been especially hard on the black man to take his place in our society. After he was freed as a slave, there was little work for him that paid enough to support his family but a wife could always get a job. This helps keep the apple cart upset with the cart in front of the horse. Because women are hired for lower wages than men, they can almost always get a job outside of the home. After a wife has worked on an outside job, she will not be able to handle her home and children as well. If a husband does not find a job, both his wife and children will lose respect for his leadership. Then there are the curses upon the man, wife and children from his forbearers:
1. Children born out of wedlock - cursed for ten generations (Deut. 23:2).
2. Making and worshipping other gods - cursed for three to four generations (Ex. 20:3-6).
3. All occult practices - cursed three to four or more generations.
4. All the things you can be cursed for (Deut. 27:15-26; 28:16-68, Isa. 3:16 -26).
LIST OF BLESSINGS
How not to be cursed is found in Deut. 28:1-14. Obedience in the spiritual (supernatural) world is blessed in everyday (natural) life. This is a list of blessings:
In city or country; In children and animals; In food supply; In coming and going; Enemies will not defeat you; In store for the future; In all you undertake; In holiness.
AHAB - JEZEBEL
Do you have more than the usual problems in finances, housing, family, etc.? This may be the curse of improper family structure (Mal. 4:6). If someone does not stop the pattern of living in the curse, they can go from generation to generation. A mother who is a Jezebel will raise Jezebel daughters and Ahab sons. Ahab fathers will raise Ahab sons and Jezebel daughters. If sons do not see their father as respected in his office of father, they have no other example to the contrary and will follow him; likewise, the girls will probably choose a husband like their father.
When you have a Jezebel-Ahab marriage, you will have men not committed to God, home or children. These men prefer to play, pretend they are men but only deceive themselves. Likewise the women, who have to take over the financial care and sometimes total responsibility for the children, are equally deceived.
Deut. 28:47 discusses attitudes. We may sometimes feel we have a yoke of iron on our neck. Guess who put it there? God did because we do not serve Him with joyfulness. How do we serve God here? We keep ourselves unspotted from sin of any kind. We learn to obey God at home with our own parents. We take care of our daily duties (Luke 16:10-13). If we serve God with joy in all these ways, our lives are usually blessed.
WIFE AND MOTHER
If you want to break out of this pattern, you need to study all scriptures on wives:
I Samuel 25; Luke 17:32; I Cor. 5:1; 7:2-4; 7:10-16; 11'3; Eph. 4:21-32; 5:22-28, 31 " 33; Col. 3:18-19; I Tim. 3:2, 11,12; 4:7; I Tim. 3:2, 11 " 12; 4:7; Titus 2:3-5; I Peter 3:1, 7 I Peter 3:1 " 7
Earnestly seek God for direction in your own family. There is a great need for all mothers to observe Proverbs 31:10-31 and to seek, as their necessary food, instructions from God.
If you have had sex with men other than your husband, you have a mental and emotional tie to them called a soul tie. How does this tie or bond work? In I Cor. 6:15-16 we become one flesh with those we have sex with. We must repent, turn away from sin, break the soul tie with each person and cast out the demons (Lev. 26:40-42) The demons in each person, desiring more sexual activity, traffic between the people reminding each of the other, trying to create desire and fanning desire into reality.
We must first acknowledge our guilt and our ancestors' guilt. Humble your heart and accept punishment. Then God will remember His promises to the redeemed, heal and restore. For some of us, the sins of up to four hundred years ago are keeping us from our natural everyday provisions, physical and mental health, and most of all our spiritual health:
We can reverse curses on the sender (Ps. 109:17). We can stop the openings for curses to land on us (Prov. 26:2). We can break curses on our families (Deut. 27:15-26 and 28:15-68).
Break the following ancestral curses brought about by our inheritance: Demonic subjection or slavery to any other human. Stealing lands or property from neighbors. Crooked business deals. Failure to fight God's battles. Demon and Satan worship. Shedding innocent blood. Jezebel / Ahab, Desertion, Divorce, Incest, Bastard, Adultery, Immorality, Abuse, Lesbianism, Homosexuality, Striking Parents.
Ask God to send Godly spirits to minister to us:
Strength, power and might, Clean Mindedness, Tender Hearted
Wisdom and Understanding, Forgiveness, Compassionate
Council and Might, Truth, Kindness
Healing for soul and body, Faithfulness, Loving Hearted
Respect and obedient fear, Knowledge of God
Cast out the following demon spirits from body and soul:
Rejection, Double Minded, Occult, Bastard
Bitterness, Indignation, Ill will, Indisciplined
Rebellion, Incest, Adultery, Ungrateful
Passion, Witchcraft, Resentment, Flirtatious
Bad Temper, Anger, Animosity, Frustration
Quarreling, Brawling, Clamor, Evil Speaking
Contention, Slander, Nakedness, Haughtiness
Malice, Spite, Hate, Evil Words
Baseness, Fury, Fantasy, Alluring eyes and walk
Rage, Confusion, Greed, Demon and Satanic worship
Ahab, Jezebel, Homosexuality, Abuse
Wildness, Abortion, Covetousness, Gossipers
Selfishness, Troublemakers, Retaliation, Cheating
Desertion, Abandonment, Divorce
Abusive or Blasphemous Language
Wearing of Amulets, Charms and Fetishes
Foul or Polluting Language
Unwholesome or Worthless Talk
Outstretched Necks and Nosiness
Uncontrolled Emotions and Deifying Self
JESUS IS THE DELIVERER