There is a spiritual inheritance handed down the generations by our forefathers right back to Adam!
We can thank God and our family for the benefit from our virtuous ancestors going back a thousand generations (see Sir 44:10-12). We are also adversely affected by the sins of parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, and by the sins of the ancestors who adversely affected them.
The principal way of "healing the family tree" is to change trees from the tree of our family to the tree of Calvary (see Acts 10:40).
IDENTIFY REPEATING PATTERNS:
PRAY THROUGH THE ISSUES USING PRAYERS OF IDENTIFICATIONAL CONFESSION, REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS
ASK JESUS TO "CHANGE TREES"
THE BIBLICAL MODEL: Wives, Husbands and Children
Ephesians Chapter 5 v21 NLT ff ............submit to one another out of reverence for Christ.
22 For wives, this means submit to your husbands as to the Lord. 23 For a husband is the head of his wife as Christ is the head of the church. He is the Savior of his body, the church. 24 As the church submits to Christ, so you wives should submit to your husbands in everything.
25 For husbands, this means love your wives, just as Christ loved the church. He gave up his life for her 26 to make her holy and clean, washed by the cleansing of God's word.27 He did this to present her to himself as a glorious church without a spot or wrinkle or any other blemish. Instead, she will be holy and without fault. 28 In the same way, husbands ought to love their wives as they love their own bodies. For a man who loves his wife actually shows love for himself. 29 No one hates his own body but feeds and cares for it, just as Christ cares for the church. 30 And we are members of his body.
31 As the Scriptures say, "A man leaves his father and mother and is joined to his wife, and the two are united into one."32 This is a great mystery, but it is an illustration of the way Christ and the church are one. 33 So again I say, each man must love his wife as he loves himself, and the wife must respect her husband.
CH6:1 Children, obey your parents because you belong to the Lord, for this is the right thing to do. 2 "Honor your father and mother." This is the first commandment with a promise: 3 If you honor your father and mother, "things will go well for you, and you will have a long life on the earth."
4 Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger by the way you treat them. Rather, bring them up with the discipline and instruction that comes from the Lord.
1. Generational Deliverance and Healing
"For I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous God, inflicting punishment for their fathers' wickedness on the children of those who hate Me, down to the third and fourth generation; but bestowing mercy down to the thousandth generation, on the children of those who love Me and keep My commandments." Exodus 20:5-6
We all understand the concept of a material inheritance. After people die, they often leave money, property, and possessions to members of their family.
We also are aware of a physical inheritance. Doctors always ask for the family history of a new patient by asking questions like: "Did anyone in your family ever have diabetes, high blood pressure, a stroke, heart trouble, etc?"
There is also a spiritual inheritance. We can thank God and our family for the benefit from our virtuous ancestors going back a thousand generations (see Sir 44:10-12). We are also adversely affected by the sins of parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents, and by the sins of the ancestors who adversely affected them.
The Babylonian family pattern is an attack on God's plan for the family, business, church, or government
It is ruled by a spirit of harlotry, working through a network of spirits to simultaneously attack every member of the family group.
We have seen this same pattern in ancient Babylon, in Old Testament Israel, in New Testament Israel, and we can see it in history right up to today. It is the enemy's primary scheme for tearing down God's rule and replacing it with his rule. Isn't it interesting that through thousands of years in many different lands and cultures, this attack is consistently the same? It is carried out by the same demon spirits today that carried it out thousands of years ago. The demons didn't die; nor have they left the earth.
The enemy fervently continues to try to keep Christians from realizing that they are under attack. He wants Christians to believe that because Christ defeated him, he is no longer able to attack Christians. Certainly the enemy is not able to do anything that Christians do not allow him to do. But because of blindness, most Christians do not know to resist. Many do not even want to believe that they are in a war. So they fail to show up for the battle and the enemy wins by default!
Freedom is gained by identifying ungodly family dynamics (patterns of behaviour, belief systems, power structures, agreements etc) and using confession, repentance and renunciation to establish godly, biblical family systems