Know the voice of the Holy Spirit. It is the Holy Spirit that will tell you if your affliction is godly sorrow/judgement/discipline or inherited/ancestral curse. Godly sorrow is God’s discipline, and it is caused by unrepented/unforsaken sin. It has a legal right to torment you until you repent and forsake it.
Inherited, parental and ancestral sins do not have legal right over you. They died by the word of God and the blood of Jesus, the day that you became born again. By faith and aggressive prayer, you need to make sure that you kick out every stubborn demon, or affliction that has been swallowed by the blood of Jesus, and doesn’t have a right over you except through ignorance, deception and spiritual laziness.
Jesus already set you free from past confessed, forsaken sin. Any sin that has been renounced and discarded should not hold you captive. However, if you are ignorant of the word of God, you will find yourself paying for sin that Jesus has already paid for.
You need faith in the blood of Jesus and the deliverance that He purchased for you with His blood. If by the Holy Spirit, you can differentiate between godly sorrow/discipline and sin’s that should no longer hold you captive, you will know how to fight your battles.
If the Holy Spirit reveals to you that your affliction is caused by a sin that you are still committing, then the only way out is to apply Hebrew 12:5 and repent of that sin. The purpose of God’s discipline is for you to recognize your wrongdoing and change/repent.
So, know the difference. If you are ignorant, you might think that a problem caused by inherited curses/ancestral and parental idol worship is godly discipline. Chronic, persistent poverty is often caused by ancestral/parental idol worship. It is not godly discipline. Apply faith and prayer, and let God deliver you from every lie of the devil still afflicting you. Also, repent of every sin that is giving the devil an upper hand or legal ground in your life.
Hebrews 12:5 – ESV
And have you forgotten the exhortation that addresses you as sons? “My son, do not regard lightly the discipline of the Lord, nor be weary when reproved by him.
Love the word of God, passionately and make it your aim to always please God and not grieve His Spirit. Breaking God’s word is breaking His Spirit and hurting Him.
Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Proverbs 28:13
Tell God you are sorry for grieving His Spirit, when you fall into sin, and quickly repent and forsake that sin. If you are angry or lie, confess it immediately and do not let the sun go down on your anger and sin. That is the big secret that you need. It is not that you will never fall into sin, it is all about your reaction after you fall.
1 John 1:8 says,
If we claim to be without sin, we deceive ourselves and the truth is not in us. 1 John 1:8
We take an example from Paul in acts of the apostles 23: 1-5
1Paul looked straight at the Sanhedrin and said, “My brothers, I have fulfilled my duty to God in all good conscience to this day.” 2At this the high priest Ananias ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth. 3Then Paul said to him, “God will strike you, you whitewashed wall! You sit there to judge me according to the law, yet you yourself violate the law by commanding that I be struck!”
4Those who were standing near Paul said, “How dare you insult God’s high priest!”
5Paul replied, “Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’ a ” Acts 23:1-5
In this Scripture, Paul immediately showed remorse after insulting the high priest. He did not make excuse – that is spiritual maturity. God wants us to waste no time in showing remorse and regret anytime we sin.
Strive for spiritual maturity. God wants you to be perfect in your works. Do not be deceived by false preachers who mislead people into seeking blessings without submission and seeking power without purity. Examine every teaching with the word of God.
Revelation 3:2 says,
Be watchful, and strengthen the things which remain, that are ready to die, for I have not found your works perfect before God. Revelation 3:2
God wants to bless you because He rewards those that diligently seek Him. He is the Lord of mercy, favor, and blessings. However, He wants you to grow spiritually, mentally, and physically. He wants you to prosper and be in health, even as your soul prospers. If your soul is not prospering, God will not be pleased with you, and He will introduce discipline.
The secret to constant victory is complete desire and submission to the word of God.
John 8:32 says,
And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
The word of God is the truth. And you shall know the word and the word you know, and practice will set you free. Idleness, wishful thinking, idols and false teachings will never set anyone free – multiply bondage and destruction.
Marry the word of God, the way that Jesus did. Jesus is the word of God. When He lived on earth, He was always in complete union with God’s word and God’s will. Anything short of union with the word of God, will not give you the kind of victory and result that you want.
Some days ago the Lord spoke to me and said, “ the word of God is your fence.” Your fence is your wall, protection, defense and armor. The word defense has fence in it, with an s, replacing the c.
The word of God is also your sword. Go and study the armor of God again and you will see that all the armor of God is either the word of God or fruit of the word of God.
The word of God is the secret key and precious stone that you have been looking for and that key is Jesus Himself. He is the way and bridge to God the father. He is life and resurrection.
Put Him on completely and do not go and draw a picture of a spirit you don’t know and call it Jesus. Some days ago, the Lord took me in a vision and showed me a Catholic priest and a reverend sister carrying a statue that looked like the spirit that they baptized Mary.
They were dragging the doll-like lifeless statue and spiritual figure, and I went closer to them and was talking to them, but they did not hear me. Then the Lord spoke to me and said, “that statue is lie, magic, witchcraft and falsehood. Worship of statue is worship of lie, falsehood, and deception. Paul said in 1 Corinthians 8:4
Now about eating food that was offered to false gods: We know that the false gods in this world don’t really exist and that no god exists except the one God. 1 Corinthians 8:4
Another translation says, “an idol stands for something that does not really exist.”
Idol is just an imagination and a trick by the devil. It does not exist. It is worship of lie and death. When people reject the word, which is the truth, all that remains is lie and human imagination, and since man’s power is of no use at all, and death has been ruling humanity since Adam’s sin, all who reject the word of God still worship lie and death.
Believers are redeemed and should submit to the word of God and life completely, because they now belong to life and grace.
Pursue complete obedience and submission to God’s word. That is your protection. The word of God is your weapon, battle axe, armor, and defense.
Reject Fear. Be Filled With The Holy Spirit –
Keep away from any false preacher who tells you to offer sacrifice in order to be delivered. The blood of Jesus has set you free. Focus on building yourself up, in the most Holy Faith. Seek God’s face and wait upon Him. Have a working relationship with the Holy Spirit and hear His voice. Praise God, thank Him, worship Him, read your Bible, plead the blood of Jesus and constantly desire the fullness of the Holy Spirit. These are the spiritual sacrifices that please God.
Hebrews 13:16 But do not forget to do good and to share, for with such sacrifices God is well pleased.
Hebrews 13:15 Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.
Hebrews 10:26 For if we sin willfully after we have received the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins,
Keep away from willful sins. Let the Holy Spirit surround you, fight for you, and defeat your enemies. God wants to train your fingers to fight. He wants you to be a warrior.
Know how to have an active working relationship with the Holy Spirit, and keep away from False Prophets, and idols. Do not offer sacrifice for sin, rather believe in the sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, that redeemed you. Obey God, and pray!
Where there is forgiveness of these, there is no longer any offering for sin.
Hebrews 10:18 – ESV
Coming to Him as to a living stone, rejected indeed by men, but chosen by God and precious, 5 you also, as living stones, are being built up a spiritual house, a holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. 1 Peter 2:4-5
Reject Fear. Be Filled With The Holy Spirit –
Do not be deceived. Righteousness attracts God’s glory. It is an armor of God. God rewards faithfulness – He is a rewarder of those who diligently seek Him. The Bible emphasizes faith and works. Faith without works is dead and saying Lord, Lord without walking in God’s will is futile and a deception.
Do not let the enemy outwit you, outwit him with the complete armor of God. Put on the full gospel. Cherish the word of God. Fight, fight!. Walking in holiness is a significant part of fighting the good fight of faith. Jesus struggled against sin and won. Defeat sin and anything that takes you away from God’s perfect will.
For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, And His ears are open to their prayers; But the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.”
Waiting upon the Lord and seeking God’s face is very important. Jesus constantly prayed and waited upon the Lord. Jesus said that without Him, we can do nothing and that man’s power is of no use at all. Constantly waiting upon the Lord is the way to grow in grace, and become all that God wants you to be in Christ Jesus.
Benefits Of Waiting Upon The Lord And Seeking His face
You renew your strength “But they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” ~ Isaiah 40:31
You will taste God’s goodness, love and mercy Psalm 27:13-14 says, “I remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait for the Lord; be strong and take heart and wait for the Lord.”
The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. ~ Lamentations 3:25
You will be constantly filled with the Holy Spirit
You will have the fruits of the Holy Spirit
You will have the gifts of the Holy Spirit
You will be spiritually alive and wake
You will hear God’s voice and be led by His Spirit
You will be empowered to resist temptation
You will be transformed from glory to glory
You will be sanctified by His grace
You position yourself for constant victory
You grow spiritually and get to maturity
God will fight for you and defeat your enemies and spiritual giants and mountains From of old no one has heard or perceived by the ear, no eye has seen a God besides you, who acts for those who wait for him. ~ Isaiah 64:4
You receive answers to your prayers that in line with God’s will But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. ~ Matthew 6:33
You will have greater understanding and deeper revelation of the word of God.
In 2 Timothy 2:7 Timothy says we should meditate and God will enable us to understand. “Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this,” and in Ephesians 1:17, Paul prayed for believers to have the spirit of wisdom and revelation in the knowledge of Christ. A combination of Bible study, meditation and prayer will bear the fruit of understanding. It is God that causes the plant or word to grow. “So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who causes the plant to grow.” 1 Corinthians 3:7
So, if you really desire to constantly experience God’s glory, love, goodness and mercy set aside time to wait upon the Lord. The more you wait for God and seek His face, the more grace, glory and understanding that you will have.