Session Eight


If you want to fly, you need to break free from the stuff that weighs you down – your weaknesses

Session Eight

How do I break free from family weaknesses?

In this eight session Bill and Wilma Watson will answer the question: How can I break free from family weaknesses?

Bill and Wilma have been helping us break free from emotional baggage. So far we have removed inner shame, unforgiveness and unhealthy soul ties.

In this session Bill will show us from the Bible how we can break free from unhealthy family patterns – a load that many of us carry unwittingly.

I want to show you how Jesus made it possible for you to know real freedom, not only from sin, but from the power that causes you to have a tendency toward family weaknesses. Isaiah 53:5 says:

He (Jesus) was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities.

The Lord has laid on Him the iniquity of us all.
Isaiah 53:6 (NKJ)
Do you know what the difference is between transgressions and iniquities?

I’ve asked a lot of people if they understand the difference between iniquity and transgressions and most don’t know what iniquity is. So they don’t fully understand what Jesus did on the Cross, as shown in Isaiah 53 verse 5. Let’s look at it again:

He (Jesus) was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities.

Transgression is – wrong-doing; a violation of a law.

Iniquity is – perversity and depravity (Unger’s Bible Dictionary)

Perversity is – a state of deviating from what is good.

Depravity is – a state of moral corruption.

Perversity and depravity are both states of being

Iniquity is a state of being.
Transgressions are acts of sin.
It’s who you are that causes you to sin – the Bible refers to it as your sinful nature.

We read in the book of Numbers chapter 14 verse 18:

The Lord is slow to anger, and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the parents upon the children to the third and the fourth generation.

This Bible verse is saying that weaknesses and perversity can come down from previous generations.

Wilma was a district nurse for an early discharge program assisting mums and babies after they came home from hospital. She came to a home and was shown their 2-day-old baby’s little finger on the right hand which was pointing straight out.

The mother explained that their first child had the same malformation and that her husband had been in an accident when he was five, which caused his little finger on his right hand to point out, the same as both babies.

It was amazing, Wilma saw first-hand how physical iniquities can come through trauma.

An iniquitous pattern can commence and be set in place in your own generation or be reinforced, as we saw recently in someone who had come for prayer who had one trauma after another in her life.

Unwittingly, people can pass on to their offspring an incorrect belief, sexual, emotional or physical iniquity. In this session, we will help you break all iniquitous patterns so that your future generation will be blessed, instead of cursed.

Let’s look at what the Bible says in the New Testament about iniquities:

Let everyone who names the Lord give up all iniquities and stand aloof from it. 2 Timothy 2:19 (Amp).

Here is another verse:

Jesus who gave Himself on our behalf that he might redeem us (purchase our freedom) from all iniquity.

A Christian psychologist shared with me that he was having perverse thoughts and couldn’t understand why they kept coming when both he and his parents hadn’t been involved in unclean actions. I suggested that it could be generational and after we prayed he was not troubled by the perverse thoughts again.

Simon the Sorcerer’s story explains iniquity

Press play for audio as Jamie Burgess reads Acts 8:12.
Titus 2:14 (Amp).

When Philip came to town announcing the news of God’s kingdom…Even Simon himself believed and was baptized… The apostles laid their hands on them and they did receive the Holy Spirit.

Let me read it to you now in Acts 8 verse 12 from the Message Bible:

Prior to Philip’s arrival, a certain Simon had practiced magic in the city…
But when Philip came to town announcing the news of God’s kingdom…Even Simon himself believed and was baptized…
The apostles laid their hands on them and they did receive the Holy Spirit.
When Simon saw that the apostles by merely laying on hands conferred the Spirit, he pulled out his money, excited, and said, “Sell me your secret! Show me how you did that! How much do you want? Name your price!”
Peter said, “To hell with your money! And you along with it. Why, that’s unthinkable—trying to buy God’s gift!
You’ll never be part of what God is doing by striking bargains and offering bribes. Change your ways—and now!
Ask the Master to forgive you for trying to use God to make money. I can see this is an old habit with you; you reek with money-lust.

In the King James it says:

For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity.
(In the margin it says, “in the fetter of iniquity”)
Acts 8:23.

Even as a believer, Simon the sorcerer had not repented and renounced witchcraft, he had only stopped doing it.

He had not put off, or cast off the works of darkness and put on the Lord Jesus Christ.

Put off the works of darkness…
Put on the Lord Jesus Christ.
Romans 13:12a & 14b (Amp).

There is a dual aspect of sin in the Old Testament. We see in Leviticus that two animals were brought for the sins of the people. One was sacrificed for a trespass offering and one was driven out into the wilderness for a sin offering after the sins of the people were placed on it.

The difference between a trespass offering and a sin offering

Jesus is our trespass offering – He died for our acts of sin

In Him we have redemption (deliverance and salvation) through His blood, the remission (forgiveness) of our offenses (shortcomings and trespasses).
Ephesians 1:7 (Amp).

Jesus is our sin offering – He died for our sin nature

For what the Law could not do, weak as it was through the flesh, God did: sending His own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and as an offering for sin, He condemned sin in the flesh. Romans 8:3 (NASB).

When, in the Bible, the word “sin” is in the singular, it mostly refers to your sin nature or your sinful flesh.

The good news is: Jesus has provided deliverance from not only the penalty of sin, but also from the power of sin to operate in our lives.

People make excuses for their weaknesses and say: “No one is perfect; we are only human; I’m doing my best; I’ll try harder.”

It’s not try, but trust. We are to trust in God’s Word!

King David was directed by the Word of God. He cried:

Establish my steps and direct them by [means of] Your word; let not any iniquity have dominion over me.
Psalm 119:133 (Amp).

Sometimes a habit is very hard to break, isn’t it? Press play for video as Bill shows you how to get rid of a habit.

You take off the H and you still have ABIT. Take off the A and you are left with BIT. Take off the B and you still have IT. Hard to get rid of. But if you remove the ‘I’ of self, you are left with a “T”- which is a picture of the cross.

As children of Adam, man inherits a sinful nature.

This causes us to be sinners by nature, as well as by action.

Jesus died not only for our sins, but also to deliver us from the power of the sin factory!

The Apostle Paul shares about the sin factory. He confesses in the book of Romans chapter seven:

I want to do what is good, but I don’t.
I don’t want to do what is wrong, but I do it anyway.

The answer to the sin nature is found in Romans 6:11 (NIV):

In the same way, count yourselves dead to sin but alive to God in Christ Jesus.
Don’t let sin control your life here on earth. You must not be ruled by the things your sinful self makes you want to do. Romans 6:12 (ESV).

Because of what Christ has done for us on the cross, we can “count” on the fact that we are dead to sin and alive to God.

When Jesus died, I died – that is, my sin nature died with Him!

Not only was the penalty for sin adequate, but my corrupt nature, the instrument that initiates sinful acts and attitudes, was dealt with.
When Jesus arose from the dead, I was made alive!

His resurrection life is now mine; I simply count on it, consider or regard it so, to enable me to live in victory and walk in newness of life.

When I come out of the shopping centre and it’s raining I can count on the fact that I’ll get wet as I walk to my car.

However, if I put up my umbrella I can count on being dry. You can count on the fact daily that your sin nature has been dealt with.

You can be set free today and every day from being controlled by your sin nature, by taking hold of what Jesus did on the cross.

You simply count on it being done!

Don’t let your iniquities control you any longer. Close the door and stop giving your iniquities an expression within your sin nature.

Let’s pray and take hold of what Jesus has done for you. Press play for audio and pray aloud with me or read on praying aloud from your heart:

Thank You, Lord Jesus, for dying not only for my sins, but for my iniquities also.

Thank You that on the cross You were made a curse for me that I might be redeemed from any curse and enjoy all your blessings.

Please forgive me for all ungodly behaviour, opinions, judgements and wrong motives. Lord Jesus, I submit myself to You today in unreserved obedience.

I forgive the sins of whoever first opened the door to the iniquity back in my family line and I forgive them for the affects the iniquity has had on myself and family.

I ask you Jesus, as my advocate, to present to the righteous judge the accusations that Satan has against my ancestors, myself and family as a result of these iniquities.

In Your Name, Jesus, I renounce all perversity and depravity in my (father’s) ___ lineage and my (mother’s) ___ lineage. And my spouse’s _____ lineage.

In Your Name, Jesus, I cut off all iniquity and declare that the blood of Jesus now stands as a wall of separation, between myself and my father and mother. And that the blood of Jesus stands between myself and my grandparents on both sides.

I also declare that the blood of Jesus stands between myself and my great Grandparents on both sides. And that the blood of Jesus stands myself and my great, great Grandparents on both sides and all former generations.

Press play for a video of Chris and Ivana sharing how they were set free after they prayed to break the generational patterns over their lives.

Chris and Ivana found freedom after they were more specific in praying to renounce the generational iniquities.

I like to be as inclusive as I can, dealing with all incorrect beliefs and practices, sexual, physical and emotional iniquities.

Press play and pray with me or read on praying aloud:

In Jesus’ mighty Name, I break off and close down the iniquitous pattern of incorrect belief. I confess and renounce anything that would keep myself and my family from seeing the truth; such as the sin of pride, stubbornness, rebellion, deception, doubt, unbelief and all idolatry known and unknown.

In Your Name, Jesus, I renounce all involvement and contact with secret societies, false religions, the occult and witchcraft in every form, which have been practiced by myself, my family and ancestors.

I break and render powerless and release myself from all false worship, every contract and covenant made with the powers of darkness, spell, curse or vow from the preceding generations.

I ask forgiveness for the sins that have allowed Satan to gain a legal right to afflict me and my family. I apply the Blood of Jesus to these sins and renounce, annul and release myself and family from all curses. Such as being accident prone or being robbed, both financially and spiritually for when on hearing the truth, it’s snatched away.

In Jesus’ Name I renounce, annul and release myself and family from the curse behind barrenness, divorce, family alienation, injustice, continual financial insufficiency and the loss of advancement.

I repent, renounce, annul and release myself from sins of the tongue, all word curses spoken by me, over me or over any of my ancestors.

I ask forgiveness and in Your Name, Jesus, render powerless and break the generational cycle of every behavioural iniquity known or unknown including violence, thievery – the addictive patterns of smoking, alcohol, gambling, and drugs and their destructive side effects.

I confess, repent and renounce all unclean sexual iniquities which have been practiced by me, or in my family bloodline; including lust, adultery, the attraction to the same sex, incest, pornography, bestiality, promiscuity, illegitimacy and abortions.

In the Name of Jesus Christ, I now cut off all the effects of these sins, known and unknown, including all ungodly soul ties.

I ask forgiveness and in the name of Jesus, close down all emotional iniquities.

I ask forgiveness, cancel and release myself from the curse of shame and blame, and from spiritual blindness caused by a veil over the eyes causing my ancestors and myself to have no vision or purpose in life.

I renounce, annul and release myself and my family from a curse manifest in mental or emotional issues and all effects from mental breakdowns, unhealed emotional wounds and trauma.

I repent of my rebellion and put a stop to generational guilt, self-rejection, self-hate, self-righteousness and pride. I renounce and put off generational selfishness, jealousy, control and manipulation. I refuse to partner with generational bitterness, resentment, anger, depression, grief, anxiety, timidity, fear and paranoia.

In the Name of Jesus, I release myself and my family from every physical iniquity, including all genetic disorders resulting in related diseases and conditions.

Please forgive where I have allowed genetic diseases and conditions to take root due to my anxiety, fear, stress, guilt, grief, unforgiveness, bitterness, self-hate and self-rejection.

I pray that You would heal every physical and emotional destructive cellular memory, right through to my DNA. Father, I ask You to work a creative miracle and restore my genes to how You originally designed them.

I claim healthy cells, organs and body systems and command my genes to be made whole in Jesus’ Name.

I ask forgiveness for where Satan has gained a legal foothold and in Your Name Jesus, I cancel and release myself from the curse of blood disorders, any repeated and chronic sicknesses and untimely death.

Thank you, Jesus that your blood has answered Satan’s accusations and that they have now been silenced against myself and my family.

I cancel every assignment of darkness through the sins of my former generations and remove every legal right of the demonic. They will no longer afflict myself and my family as they have now been removed and erased through the Blood of Jesus.

In Your Name, Jesus, I command every familiar spirit to leave now.

I call to myself my righteous inheritance, and all the blessings within my generations.

In Jesus’ Name, I ask it. Amen

Having prayed the prayer, not everyone sees instant freedom as Ivana and Chris did at the time. You may need to continue to claim the victory that has already been won in Jesus.

The Bible describes Satan as a serpent or snake. Revelation 12:9 speaks of “that ancient serpent called the devil or Satan, who leads the whole world astray” …

Scientists have proven that a range of predatory snakes are capable of delivering a venomous bite an hour after being decapitated. My point is, after praying should Satan try to make you doubt what the blood of Jesus has accomplished in setting you free from your iniquities, don’t listen to him for he has been defeated!