Free Indeed 4 Mistake 1: We believe that strong willpower, determination and self effort is all that is required to overcome sin, and walk in victory. Self Effort is not, nor was it ever meant to be, the primary means by which we overcome sin and walk in victory.
Free Indeed 5 Mistake 3: Those not sinning because they are trying desperately hard, and those not sinning because there is no battle, both look the same to an outsider. This fosters a false understanding of Spiritual and Christian maturity. Mistake 1: We believe that strong willpower, determination and self effort is all that is required to overcome sin, and walk in victory. Mistake 2: Because of the on-going battle with sin, we mistakenly call abstinence victory.
Free Indeed 6 Maintenance Free Victory Labour Intensive Victory
Free Indeed 8 Maintenance Free Victory Labour Intensive Victory Mistake 3: Those not sinning because they are trying desperately hard, and those not sinning because there is no battle, both look the same to an outsider. This fosters a false understanding of Spiritual and Christian maturity.
Free Indeed 9 Ungodly “soul ties”; Generational sin / Iniquity; Personal sin, particularly unforgiveness; Curses; Ungodly vows; Bitter Root Judgments; Physical acts carried out on or against yourself, or in your presence (or more correctly, your response to them); Abandonment; Shame; Rejection; Cultural bondages Demons. 2. The Cause:
Free Indeed 10 The parts of man SpiritBody Mind Will Emotions Soul
Free Indeed 11 Note: This does not make us Counselors…
Free Indeed 12 God’s Intention: That their be ties between… Christians and: God Jesus Holy Spirit (John 17) one another in the Body of Christ (John 17) husband and wife (Matt 19:5-6) friends parents to children. 1. Soul Ties
Free Indeed 13 Anything God has created, Satan attempts to distort and warp. Interestingly, “evil” does not exist of itself, but is merely a distortion and warping of good. 1. Soul Ties
Free Indeed 14 Obsessive thoughts / preoccupations about another. You may be unable to put a past relationship behind you; Inability to commit in a new relationship; When a past partner / authority figure still has the power to turn you to jelly (through fear or love/lust), even after a long time; You have excessive fear at the mention of someone’s name; You have a tendency to be passive and apathetic in a relationship; Effects of Soul Ties: 1. Soul Ties
Free Indeed 15 You were involved in a cult and have trouble feeling free; You continually have another person’s voice playing over and over in your mind; There are patterns of anger, blame and accusation in a relationship; You are STILL desperately attempting to please your parents, even though you are an adult. Effects of Soul Ties: 1. Soul Ties
Free Indeed 16 To the Soul Ties Diagram… 1. Soul Ties
Free Indeed 17 Un-godly Soul Ties to….. 2. Things 3. Places 4. Through… 1. Soul Ties 1. People
Free Indeed 18 12 Cults 13 “Friends” - Intense relationships 14 Leaders: Religious, Sects, bosses 15 Parents 16 Club / Lodge leader 17 Co-dependent relationships 18 The dead 9 Abusive husband / wife 8 Ex husband/wife 1. People 10 Rape Victim 11 Incest Victim 19 Anyone you withhold forgiveness from 1. Soul Ties 7 Lover / sexual partner 5. Sexual 6. Non-Sexual
Free Indeed 19 21 Presents 27 Money 22 Animals 24 Organisation, Club, Sect, Fraternity 23 Handed down jewellery, objects, etc 25 Even some controlling churches 20 Food 26 Sport 2. Things 1. Soul Ties
Free Indeed 20 29 Where something significant happened 28 House 30 Country / State 31 Ethnic background 3. Places 1. Soul Ties
Free Indeed 21 32 Blood oaths 35 Psychic ties 36 Occult ties (to demons) 34 Shared Trauma4. Through… 1. Soul Ties 33 Words, vows, commitments, promises
Free Indeed 22 1. Ask God’s forgiveness for your involvement in the relationship; 2. Pray and forgive the other person (Use the person’s initials if it makes it easier) “Father God, I forgive…. for….; 3. Renounce any vows made before God; 4. Renounce the ties, and pray to cut the ties; 5. Ask God to re-unite all parts of you back to yourself, and to take all parts of the other person away. Ask God to remove the image of the abuser and replace it with the image of Jesus; 6.Commit to getting rid of gifts that might empower the tie. So how do we cut these ungodly soul ties? 1. Soul Ties
Free Indeed 23 Effects: The merri-go-round in your mind stops… The other person may attempt to re- establish contact. Besides freedom, there may even be a feeling of loneliness… 1. Soul Ties
Free Indeed 25 2. Generational Iniquity Sin is missing the mark that God has set for us. In the bible we have five definitions of sin: 1) Transgression (overstepping God’s boundaries. ) 2) Trespass (entry into any area that is forbidden) 3) Disobedience (knowing the difference between right and wrong, and choosing wrong) 4) Rebellion (denying accountability to God or denying any authority rule in the church or the home) 5) Iniquity …
Free Indeed 26 2. Generational Iniquity Sin… In the bible we have five definitions of sin: 1) Transgression (overstepping God’s boundaries. ) 2) Trespass (entry into any area that is forbidden) 3) Disobedience (knowing the difference between right and wrong, and choosing wrong) 4) Rebellion (denying accountability to God or denying any authority rule in the church or the home) 5) Iniquity …
Free Indeed 27 Sin…is the umbrella under which all wrong resides. When spoken of specifically, it means accidentally missing the mark. “I did not know and I am sorry. Forgive me.” – an unintentional wrong. 2. Generational Iniquity Lev 4:2 "Say to the Israelites: 'When anyone sins unintentionally… Lev 5:15 "When a person commits a violation and sins unintentionally… Num 15:27 "But if just one person sins unintentionally, he must bring a year-old female goat Sacrifice was almost always for the sins (unintentional wrongs) of the Israelites.
Free Indeed 28 Iniquity :It is a grievous and intentional sin carried out (usually repeatedly) by someone, that has an on-going effect through the generations. It causes us to inherit a bias towards a particular sin. It is deliberately doing what God sees as grossly evil. eg. murder, theft, adultery, idolatry, witchcraft. But there is more. It will distort or twist a person’s core being. And it will pass down to following generations. It is the desire to do wrong. “full of …iniquity.” Matt 23:28 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 29 “Iniquity is the innate power in you that drives you to sin. It is the hidden sin of your ancestors, which… causes you to seek out the sin that gave birth to it.” http://www.is61.com/is61min/iniquities.html 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 30 “Iniquity is a force that compels our will to sin. Iniquity is the twisted nature that lasts long after the transgression has been committed. This iniquity can be passed down through future generations, unless the iniquity itself is removed. Iniquity affects the will and personality in such a way that each generation has an inbred tendency to act in the same way as their ancestors did.” (This definition from “Victory in the Battle” By John Kowalczyk) 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 31 “…often, if not usually, [iniquity] is the reason why the other [sins] are committed. Correspondingly, if the iniquity is removed, then the major reason why sins and transgressions are committed is removed, too. This alone explains why Christians continue to struggle with committing the same sins and transgressions for years and years - because the iniquity is still pending and is an open and viable force compelling the person to sin and transgress.” (from-http://www.lmci.org/articles.cfm?Article=14)http://www.lmci.org/articles.cfm?Article=14 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 32 “We do not inherit the sins of our ancestors, we inherit the consequences.” http://www.thepoolministries.org/deliverance.htm 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 33 So iniquity is: A grievous and deliberate sin before God. AND it is an inner impulsive force, or “driver” that pushes us towards an area of sin. 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 34 But be very aware – We are totally responsible for our own actions. Iniquity, or no iniquity! Be very aware also – We are not responsible for, nor will we be judged and punished for, the sins of our parents. (Ez 18, Jer 31) …but we do inherit consequences of their sin. 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 35 So what does the Bible say? 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 36 Exodus 20:4-5 “Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.  Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me; 2. Generational Iniquity: In the Old Testament Exodus 20:4-5 & Deut 5:8-9 While this is stated within the Ten Commandments, this is not the “Law” but is a characteristic of God’s ways. It is as valid today as it was then.
Free Indeed 37 …Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. Exodus 34:7 2. Generational Iniquity: In the Old Testament
Free Indeed 38 …maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation." Exodus 34:7 NIV 2. Generational Iniquity: In the Old Testament
Free Indeed 39 2. Generational Iniquity In the Old Testament: Even though you’re not guilty of the iniquity of your parents (see Ezekiel 18:1-32, for example), you are impacted by it. You are not judged for their sin, but you are affected by it.
Free Indeed 40 Eze 3:20 And when the righteous turns from his righteousness and commits iniquity… Iniquity is a sinful act: 2Sam 22:24 I was also upright before Him, and have kept myself from my iniquity. Iniquity is a bias toward sin, a driver within us: Job 15:5 For your iniquity teaches your mouth, and you choose the tongue of the crafty. It affects our nature.
Free Indeed 41 2. Generational Iniquity The iniquities of the nation were dealt with differently from their sins. Lev 16:21 And Aaron shall lay both his hands upon the head of the live goat, and confess over him all the iniquities of the children of Israel, and all their transgressions in all their sins, putting them upon the head of the goat, and shall send him away by the hand of a fit man into the wilderness:  And the goat shall bear upon him all their iniquities unto a land not inhabited: and he shall let go the goat in the wilderness. Lev 16:15 Then he shall kill the goat of the sin offering that is for the people, and bring its blood inside…
Free Indeed 42 2. Generational Iniquity: In the Old Testament Adam: “For as in Adam all died…” (1Cor 15:22) David: Had a problem with women (9 wives, 10 concubines) Solomon: Had a bigger problem with women Abraham, Isaac Jacob: Lying and deception Noah’s son, Ham: His children would serve their brothers Examples:
Free Indeed 43 Judas: (Ps 119:9-16) Like his father! Simon the Sorcerer: (Acts 8:9-24) “…you are in the gall of bitterness and in the bond of iniquity.” Pharisees: (Mat 17:24) “…his blood be on us and on our children” John 9:2 “And his disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’” 2. Generational Iniquity: In the New Testament
Free Indeed 44 Heb 7:9 "And, so to speak, through Abraham even Levi, who received tithes, paid tithes, for he was still in the loins of his father when Melchizedek met him.” Levi participated in paying tithes while in the loins of Abraham who was not his father but his great-grandfather. It is not unfair then, to say that Levi also participated in the sins of his fore-fathers. 2. Generational Iniquity: In the New Testament
Free Indeed 45 Mat 5:21 You have heard that it was said to the ancients, "You shall not kill" --and, "Whoever shall kill shall be liable to the judgment."  But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be liable to the judgment. And whoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be liable to the sanhedrin; but whoever shall say, Fool! shall be liable to be thrown into the fire of hell. 2. Generational Iniquity: In the New Testament Mat 5:27 You have heard that it was said to the ancients, "You shall not commit adultery."  But I say to you that whoever looks on a woman to lust after her has already committed adultery with her in his heart.
Free Indeed 46 2. Generational Iniquity Outworking of Iniquity: 1.A bias 2.A (legitimate) curse "...judgments that are passed on to individuals because of sins perpetuated in a family in a number of generations...They bring judgment or bondage during an individual's life, until that individual addresses the sin issues that put the curses into place."
Free Indeed 47 Lust, and related sexual sins Paedophilia, incest, bestiality, prostitution, adultery and illegitimacy Greed Desire for occult knowledge Control Bitterness Obsessions Shame Addictions: drugs, alcohol… Self pity Envy Withhold affection / acceptance 2. Generational Iniquity The following biases may be the outworking of Iniquity: Abandonment Fear Rejection Hopelessness Powerlessness Violence / Hate Domestic Violence Stealing Jealousy Pride and Arrogance Criticism / Judging On-going grief Depression Nervousness Lying Hatred of men / women Abuse / Abusing Gluttony Desire for Power Inability to forgive Rebellion Covetousness Anger Idolatry Phobias Illegitimate children Racism
Free Indeed 48 Poverty Sickness Childless Early or untimely death Inability to retain a job Inability to marry Can’t stay married Always the follower. Never the leader Injury prone Insanity Depression God is always distant 2. Generational Iniquity The following curses may be the outworking of Iniquity: Deut 28:15f Marry losers / abusers Born with a label: “I’m available”, “Abuse me”, etc
Free Indeed 49 2. Generational Iniquity This is NOT Ralph’s theology. It is taught by: Chuck Pierce C Peter Wagner Rebecca Wagner Sytsema Bill Johnson Che Ahn Peter Horrobin (Ellel) Charles Kraft Derek Prince Noel and Phyl Gibson Neil Anderson John Calvin Cindy Trimm Elijah House – John and Paula Sandford Anazao – Peter and Heather Toth Ed Smith Matt Sorger Mark Mubeck Harold Dewberry Ana Mendez Ferrell Stewart Pieper John Eckhardt Cindy Jacobs
Free Indeed 50 2. Generational Iniquity “Satan uses generational sin more than almost anything else, to afflict individuals, families, groups, churches, cities, regions and nations.” (John Sandford)
Free Indeed 51 Lev 18:24,25 Do not defile yourself with all these, for with all these the nations have been defiled, which I am casting out before you; and the land is defiled, and I will visit its iniquity on it; and the land is vomiting out those living in it. 2. Generational Iniquity The land is affected by sin:
Free Indeed 52 A: Identificational Repentance! 2. Generational Iniquity Lev 26:40f If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, … if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, … then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land. Jer 14:20 We acknowledge, O LORD, our wickedness, and the iniquity of our fathers: for we have sinned against thee. Q: How do we deal with Iniquity?
Free Indeed 53 Note particularly that Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ezra, Nehemiah, and Daniel did not commit the sins they confessed, but as representatives identified with and confessed the corporate sins of others: Isaiah repented on behalf of all the Israelites (Isa. 6:5) Jeremiah confessed the sins of his generation and his forefathers (Jer. 3:25; 14:7, 20) Daniel’s identificational repentance delivered God’s people from the demonic principalities of Persia and Greece (Dan. 9:8, 20- 22; 10:2ff.) Ezra’s identificational repentance (Ezra 9:6-15) led to corporate repentance (10:1-4) Nehemiah’s identificational repentance (Neh. 1:6-9) also paved the way for corporate repentance (8:9-11; 9:1-2) 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 54 “Identificational repentance,”simply means we: 1.Recognise the presence of the twistedness, the iniquity; 2.Own the sin. “Father, we have sinned…”; 3.Ask God to apply the full and complete work of the cross to the sin and its consequences (bias towards sin, a curse); 4.Ask God to lift it off our children, also. 2. Generational Iniquity
Free Indeed 55 Exercise: END 2. Generational Iniquity