Freedom From A Generational Curse

Podcast Available: "Breaking Generational Curses et Strongholds" (4.10.2011)
By Teri R. Williams

(All scripture used taken from the NIV version of the Bible)

Intro:
Jesus depended on His relationship with the Father and direction from the Holy Spirit. He
didn’t sent people into places with formulas on how to heal or deliver. He just said – Cast
out demons and heal the sick. They had to rely on the Holy Spirit for everything else.

How do we know if someone needs healing or deliverance? By the Holy Spirit.
Even the things Jesus did when he healed weren’t one way. He spit in some dirt to make
mud and put stuff on a guys eyes and to another he said – get up off your mat and go home.

I’m not one for having people repeat stuff. But I do believe we can get in agreement
together. I do believe we can pray for each other and then choose to receive. I’m not going to
lead you in a formula today but I believe the Holy Spirit is going to lead us through the Word
into a personal experience.

Just to be clear: We can’t cast out immaturity. Nothing will take the place of taking
the responsibility of being in relationship with the Lord. We have to submit to him –
(Remember the last time I shared about what submit means---a voluntary attitude;
cooperating, assuming responsibility)

James 4: 7 Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

We are spirit, soul, and body. We can’t deal with a spiritual problem with physical discipline.
Discipline is to make strong what is weak – to grow up. It’s obedience. But a spiritual
problem has to be dealt with through the Spirit.

The Holy Spirit leads us into truth – The Spirit led Jesus – When the Spirit showed Him
he was dealing with demons, the way Jesus dealt with them was by casting them out. If
salvation would have taken care of everything to do with demonic spirits, Jesus would have
sent the disciples out only with a message of salvation.

Last week: Joni shared some information on the Masons – Explained why it’s a false religion.
God spoke a curse concerning those who worship anything or anyone other than the one
true God. Like in this cause, sometimes we’re dealing with spiritual curses that can be
generational.

We DON’T want to be known for what we’re against but for what we are for. But when the
Holy Spirit points at something, it’s Not for us to become anti-something but for us to walk
in freedom. That’s why timing is so important.

Generational Curses (2nd time Moses / commandments)

Exodus 34:5 Then the LORD came down in the cloud and stood there with him and

proclaimed his name, the LORD. 6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The
LORD, the LORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and
faithfulness, 7 maintaining love to thousands, and forgiving wickedness, rebellion and sin.
(Note: important to know the Lord’s heart; his character. That’s the only way to understand
Him) Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children and their
children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.”

-Moses then worships; he asks the Lord to go with them; the Lord says He’s making a
covenant with Him; the Lord tells him:

11 Obey what I command you today. (Obedience is necessary;—Remember that with
freedom comes responsibility.)

-Then he says he’s going to deliver them from all their enemies but to make sure they don’t
come into a treaty with them. To Break their altars – (places of false worship);

14 Do not worship any other god, for the LORD, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.

A. Worship is a big deal. Curses –things families come under – usually have to do in

some form or fashion with false worship.

B. We see countries where other gods are worshiped and there’s a curse on the

land (famine) Yes. the innocent suffer.

C. Curses can be over families, cities, nations
1. Always comes in the same way---through sin. Somewhere someone had to

give the enemy authority through sin
2. Many have the authority of Jesus to break off generational curses and don’t
because they think know that they can.
3. There are times when we “accept” curses that we’ve been set free from. We
think because our parents were sick with something, we’ll have it too.
4. We allow the enemy to come back into a place that was broken off of us –
Strongholds are held by demonic spirits and demons are always looking for
reentry.

Ephes 6:12 For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against
the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil
in the heavenly realms.

5. Demonic spirits in places of authority have the right to be there because of

sin. But when we repent and apply Jesus blood, we are set free. Now walking
in freedom means we have to struggle well – change our thought patterns,
our mental strongholds of thought.

D. When we see countries under a curse of poverty, we can get caught up in how

the innocent children don’t “deserve” this. In truth, we don’t deserve being born
into a land of freedom.

1. But our ancestors paid a price for freedom. In order to keep it, we have to

take responsibility and guard that freedom.

E. Sin has consequences that go beyond our own lives. The Word says the curse is to
the 3rd and 4th generation.

F. Only the blood of Jesus can break curses but it has to be applied – believed in

and received.
1. We don’t have to understand everything for the curse to be broken. (Like
applying the lambs blood on the doorpost when the Hebrews were in
Goshen and the death angel came through) but we do have to receive it by
faith.
2. When we receive Jesus and are born again, we have the power to break
curses but we could still be living in a cursed land.
3. It takes a collective agreement in realms of authority to break generational
curses over lands.

Mark 6:5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and
heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.

4. Individually, there is nothing holding us back from being free except

ourselves. Jesus will give us as much of himself as we want to receive. We
can be completely free.
5. But there are levels of authority over towns, and states, and countries that
can affect a corporate experience like with Nazareth.

G. Generational curses over Families: Sin opens door. Enemy looks for opening in

children.
1. Sometimes it will lie dormant and pass to the next generation. Sometimes is
the key word. The Holy Spirit will show you if that’s what you’re dealing with.
(We don’t ever have to be afraid God is hiding something from us)

H. Generational curses can be passed down without ever having met your

ancestors or even birth parents.
1. Could say this isn’t fair but it’s like the starving children in a land of famine.
They are victims born under a curse over the land and suffering for it. They need
the blood of Jesus to be free.
2. Trying to figure out what’s fair or not fair is a game our human minds can’t
figure out because we see and understand with our minds.
3. Personal example: Sometimes children who are adopted have to deal with
the same issues as their birth parents, not because they were around their birth
parents to learn a behavior, but because they inherited their spiritual bondage.

4.My friend who was adopted had a sexual addiction that was finally traced back
to one of his birth parents. Addiction is a type of worship. We can get all worked
up about what isn’t fair but the thing is, the Lord set my friend free. He got help.
(He called me…)

5. The Lord is always searching for us; reaching for our hearts. He’s looking for
intercessors who will not try to play God as if we’re the answer for everything.
We’re dependent on the Holy Spirit. (And we need the whole body. Each of us
has a part in releasing freedom).

I. One of the symptoms of a generational curse can be a continual negative

pattern that has been handed down from generation to generation.
1. This is different from a personal but SOMETIMES (keyword here) fear, pride,
these things that seem personal are generational (the manifestation is usually
irrational)

2. Ghost in our genes / what past generations suffered, the fear or anxiety can
remain. (Like famine – in our DNA)
-For example: A small tribe is terrorized by a another tribe
and a bigger tribe (say U.S. government) comes in and deals with the
terrorizing tribe. 2 generations later, the small tribe may still be living in fear
even though their enemy has been overcome. The memory of the experience
can set up a negative pattern of fear; it’s not even a personal experience, it’s
a fear that is inherited.

H. KEY WORD: SOMETIMES; there are no formulas. We depend on the Holy Spirit.
Everything isn’t a generational curse BUT when it is, we want to know it and know
that we can break it.

I. Some common symptoms of generational curses are family illnesses that seem to
just go from one person down to the next
1. CAN BE cancer, continual financial difficulties, mental problems,
persistent irrational fears, panic attacks, and depression, mental illnesses,
sickness in the body…
2. The blood of Jesus changes the way DNA works but we have to apply it
when the Lord is saying to put it over the door
3. We love to label things because then we feel in control rather than having
to hear by the Spirit; there are no labels or formulas; everything doesn’t fall
neatly into a prayer we can repeat to get free.

J. The enemy finds a way in through lies. Sometimes he gains reentrance into a
family through a small personal lie on the end of a big generational hook.
1. When the Holy Spirit puts a finger on it, like a timely message to the body,
it’s because he loves us and wants to set us free, not make us afraid.

K. The way a generational curse may manifest is filtered through the
individual. Addiction: alcohol in one, prescription drugs in another, addiction to
nicotine.
1. Addictions can be obsessive behavior: ex. -life evolves around one thing or
one person and we are blind to the neglect of everything else.
2. personal example: two generations ago there were slave owners in my
family and they were viciously cruel (my great-grandfather); That violent

temper manifest through me through my own weakness as a child. ((As a
child I put my hand through a window in anger, threw a piano stool across
the room; I was not a spoiled child. This wasn’t character problem; it was
demonic; I went through deliverance at 13 and was completely set free).
3. Perhaps what was cruel abuse through prejudice in one generation may
manifest as sudden uncontrollable outburst of anger in another.

K. THERE ARE CONSEQUENCES OF SIN. Our sin affects more than just us.
1. This should be a wake up call. If we don’t deal with sin – addictions,
attitudes, whatever – our children will be affected and will have to fight the
battle we wouldn’t fight.
2. It should be enough to wake us up – to see that what we do can affect the
land as well as our children and our children’s children…
3. The whole human race fell through Adam and Eve’s sin. We are all under
the consequence of their sin. Before we get all worked up about that,
remember what Romans says:

Romans 5: 17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man,
how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift
of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!18 Consequently, just as
one trespass resulted in condemnation for all people, so also one righteous act resulted in
justification and life for all people. 19 For just as through the disobedience of the one man
the many were made sinners, so also through the obedience of the one man the many will
be made righteous.

M. God has always been looking and searching for hearts to set free. That’s his
character. That’s why it’s the 1st thing he said to Moses – I’m compassionate; slow to
anger; full of mercy and kindness.

O. 2 things to remember: It doesn’t matter where you live or what kind of bondage
your family is under, YOU can personally be free from generational curses.
1. It always amazes me to think of people like Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Sarah,
Deborah, Moses, Esther, Ruth–she’s an incredible story, David, women who
lead armies, were judges, and prophets when women weren’t “allowed” in
their cultures to be leaders). These are people who accessed God’s grace
before it was manifest in the natural. They accessed God’s character.

2. And 2 - Generational Curses are broken by the Blood of Jesus.

Galatians 3:13, "Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for
us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree:"

P. When we’re born again by the Spirit, the curse of sin and death is broken. Does

that mean we don’t have to deal with sin and death?
1. No – it means we have authority over the power of sin and death. We
just have to walk in that authority. Struggle well in that authority

Phil. 2:12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed—not only in my
presence, but now much more in my absence (Note: That’s character-what you do when no
one is around to see it)—continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13
for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose.

3. *Work out means having gone through every struggle of the fight (think of
rounds of boxing)
4. *Salvation here means deliverance, preservation, safety, salvation
a) deliverance from the molestation of enemies

5. Yes – We have to “work out our salvation.” Live it and go after freedom
with a violent attitude in dealing with it. We cannot be passive about living
by the Spirit

Q. What does it mean to repent for ancestors…When you feel the Holy Spirit

speaking to you about breaking a generational curse, sometimes land or a place
may be held in bondage; sometimes the Spirit will lead you repent for the sins of
your ancestors
1. Land. Innocent blood shed. Indians driven from land here in Toombs
County
2. Simple – pray over the land. Repent doesn’t mean you are saying
you are responsible. It’s saying you are standing as an intercessor, a
representative of God’s heart for the Land.
3. Don’t act on your own. Hear by the Spirit.

Nehemiah 9:2 Those of Israelite descent had separated themselves from all foreigners.
They stood in their places and confessed their sins and the sins of their ancestors. 3 They
stood where they were and read from the Book of the Law of the LORD their God for a
quarter of the day, and spent another quarter in confession and in worshiping the LORD
their God.

Daniel 9:20 While I was speaking and praying, confessing my sin and the sin of my people
Israel and making my request to the LORD my God for his holy hill— 21 while I was still in
prayer, Gabriel, the man I had seen in the earlier vision, came to me in swift flight about the
time of the evening sacrifice. 22 He instructed me and said to me, “Daniel, I have now come
to give you insight and understanding. 23 As soon as you began to pray, a word went out,
which I have come to tell you, for you are highly esteemed. Therefore, consider the word
and understand the vision:

II. Dealing with Demonic Spirits
A. Demons can attach themselves to families through generational curses; A
stronghold is a place where a “strongman” has authority
1. Everything is not a demon but demons are real – they evil spirits. We deal
with demons like Jesus said. We simply repent for sin, (sin is what gave them
the right to be there), and for allowing them in. Then cast them out in Jesus
name.

B. Demons work through deception and lies.
1 * Example: When pride is more than the normal natural minded attitude:
Where you really believe everyone else is the problem and you run from one
relationship to another disappointed.
2. When someone who has the right through love and relationship tries to
speak to us, pride will make it huge – devastating – We will feel crushed by
small words of advice rather than helped (This isn’t a permission to correct
people. If you get off on that, you’ve got a serious problem).
3. Being wrong doesn’t mean we’re a failure at life– Self-Pity is inverted
pride and just as deceptive and blinding.

C. Demonic spirits will cluster. Pride will make way for “perfectionism” and

perfectionism will feed off of a religious spirit which is a false spirit that
substitutes rules and works for relationship and obedience out of love.

D. Repent. Cast it out. Ask the Holy Spirit to fill that place.
1. Then we can take responsibility of discipline. Walk in the discipline of daily

2. We take on the character of the one we serve and obey.

III. Strongholds become mental as well: ways or patterns of thinking that are the
result of a generational curse.

A. Whenever there is a generational curse, strongholds will become established.
Remember: sometimes strongholds aren’t the result of generational curses. There
can be strongholds that has gained entrance through our own sin or deception

B. Sometimes we reopen a door to a Generational Curse through personal sin.
We can reopen bondage in our lives to something that were free from but that is
familiar in our bloodline.

C. There are Triggers that can reopen the way for generational spirits:
1. Unforgiveness and Bitterness; these are also triggers for sickness

D. Depend on the Holy Spirit to lead you into all truth
1. If you feel there’s been a trigger or opening for a generational curse to
continue in your life, repent and break it in the authority of Jesus name and
by His blood.
2. Watch your words. Words can be doorways for agreement – (Like
saying, “My mama had to have this kind of surgery when she was 40 so I
probably will too…”)

DREAM last week– This person told me they were going to move back here. I told them if
they did, I would kill them. I meant it. I was right to do it. But then I realized, my revenge
empowered them to come after me and I began running for my life; I don’t think it’s
wrong to want to protect the innocent. Revenge is wrong. It’s not justice – it’s simply
wanting to try to return evil for evil without God in the picture in any way. *Few nights later

–Another DREAM: It was like watching a movie – I was outside my body watching myself
about to say or do something that would really hurt other people. And then I saw myself
come back into my body- and I realized - I could stop this situation. This does not have to
happen like this. I didn’t fell guilty or cry or get upset. It was such as relief. A freedom. I just
changed what was about to happen and it went a different way.

E. We have a this God-given thing called choice. We have the power to change the

direction of things in the Spirit in our lives. Remember – these choices can affect
generations to come.
1. WORK OUT your salvation through experiences and choices
2. Be violent about it.

IV. It’s not enough to break a stronghold. We have to RENEW OUR MINDS, replace the
old patterns of with new experiences with the Holy Spirit
A. We have to break attachments. In the mind, we have thoughts, emotions, and
attitudes are attach to thoughts.
1. Our minds contain memories that can affect the way you feel about things
outside your mind.
-For example: you had a bad experience with a clown. Maybe
watched a movie as a child that had a murdering clown in it. From
that day on, every time you see a clown you relive the terror you
experienced

3. This is an unfair judgment against clowns but it’s the result of our

experience that has allowed us to misperceive things outside our mind.

B. Attachments are strong commitments we make to particular beliefs and desires
and they are usually what keep us from freedom
1. Like with the fear of clowns, we’ve got to break the attachment to the idea
that a clown is something to fear.
2. The clown is not something to fear – we’ve attached fear to it.
3. It’s my choice to be frightened – so I stop choosing to be afraid.

C. . We can’t always choose control what’s going on outside of our heads, but we can
control what’s going on inside our minds. Key thing: We have to see things as they
REALLY ARE.

D. We can ask the Holy Spirit and he will reveal truth to us. Sometimes this will

come when we’re alone with the Lord. Sometimes through a friend. Sometimes
through the word or word to the body. Often, a combination of these.

E. The word the Lord sends to us as a body is important to hear. We don’t want to

be careless with hearing.

F. Some of us need to break attachments that cause us to think we’ve got to avoid

what we don’t like. It’s an attachment to an “attitude”. Ex: I don’t like the cold
so I have to right to avoid it.

1. The problem is that avoiding the cold may be keeping me from

what I really want – Being uncomfortable isn’t going to kill me. Like
running in the rain. So what. I’m wet.
2. Don’t like to read the Bible at night. So don’t read at all.
3. Don’t have time to write a book so I don’t write a chapter.

G. The Holy Spirit can bring to the front of our consciousness (awareness) to

identify attachments to thoughts and attitudes
1. We have to Learn to see THROUGH the misperception of our
experiences. (ex. authority, church, family, marriage, friendship)
2. Something can look frightening because we’ve added our fear to it but the
fear is based on thoughts that were established.
3. Now there’s a “strong hold” toward some bias we’ve empowered

V. CHOOSE LIFE
A. Self-imposed curses: I’d rather die than ---
B. Careless words. Self-imposed curses often have consequences.

Deut. 30:19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have
set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your
children may live 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold
fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore
to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

C. Example of generational curse: My grandfather – no male lived beyond 42 I

think (early 40’s) in his family. He broke that curse off of his own life and passed
his 40’s free from that generational curse.

D. Example of Generational Curse: this is my observation on this story; something to
consider

Mark 9:17 A man in the crowd answered, “Teacher, I brought you my son, who is possessed
by a spirit that has robbed him of speech. 18 Whenever it seizes him, it throws him to
the ground. He foams at the mouth, gnashes his teeth and becomes rigid. I asked your
disciples to drive out the spirit, but they could not.”19 “You unbelieving generation,” Jesus
replied, “how long shall I stay with you? How long shall I put up with you? Bring the boy to
me.”

-I believe that Jesus may have been speaking to a generational spirit of unbelief – not
necessarily to the people. His heart was for the people. His heart was not for the strongholds
that held these people bound. He talked harsh to the religious because they misrepresented
His Character – like Moses. But he didn’t normally talk harsh to someone who came for
healing.

20 So they brought him. When the spirit saw Jesus, it immediately threw the boy into a

convulsion. He fell to the ground and rolled around, foaming at the mouth.21 Jesus asked
the boy’s father, “How long has he been like this?” “From childhood,” he answered. 22 “It
has often thrown him into fire or water to kill him. But if you can do anything, take pity
on us and help us.”23 “‘If you can’?” said Jesus. “Everything is possible for one who
believes.” 24 Immediately the boy’s father exclaimed, “I do believe; help me overcome
my unbelief!”25 When Jesus saw that a crowd was running to the scene, he rebuked the
impure spirit. “You deaf and mute spirit,” he said, “I command you, come out of him and
never enter him again.” 26 The spirit shrieked, convulsed him violently and came out. The
boy looked so much like a corpse that many said, “He’s dead.” 27 But Jesus took him by
the hand and lifted him to his feet, and he stood up.28 After Jesus had gone indoors, his
disciples asked him privately, “Why couldn’t we drive it out?”29 He replied, “This kind can
come out only by prayer

1. Prayer –What does that mean? He told the disciples to cast out demons in
his name. I wonder if by “prayer” he meant hearing the Father on what this
was because it was generational rather than something that could just be
cast out.

V. Acceptance and Ignorance
A. We don’t have to expect to have whatever sickness our parents had

B. Stop agreement with curses. Stop sitting back and receiving your families

diseases. The blood of Jesus sets you free. Hold to it.

C. Freedom is taking responsibility– discipline your mind so strongholds can’t be

D. Take responsibility for your body.
1. Crazy to say we’re free and live without discipline or accountability. We are

spirit, soul, and body.

John 8:31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you
are really my disciples. 32 Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”33
They answered him, “We are Abraham’s descendants and have never been slaves of anyone.
How can you say that we shall be set free?”34 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, everyone
who sins is a slave to sin. 35 Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son
belongs to it forever. 36 So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.

VI. God is the Father of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob
A. Why does God calls himself the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob:
1. This is pretty incredible. Why doesn’t he stop with one or two? Because
there’s something God did through 3 generations that reveals the power
of redemption and the power over a generational curse.

Genesis 12:10 Now there was a famine in the land, and Abram went down to Egypt to live
there for a while because the famine was severe. 11 As he was about to enter Egypt, he said
to his wife Sarai, “I know what a beautiful woman you are. 12 When the Egyptians see you,

they will say, ‘This is his wife.’ Then they will kill me but will let you live. 13 Say you are my
sister, so that I will be treated well for your sake and my life will be spared because of you.”

A. He didn’t really lie about her being his sister; just didn’t tell that she was also his

Genesis 20:1Now Abraham moved on from there into the region of the Negev and lived
between Kadesh and Shur. For a while he stayed in Gerar, 2 and there Abraham said of his
wife Sarah, “She is my sister.”

B. Isaac does the same thing.

Gen. 26:6 So Isaac stayed in Gerar.7 When the men of that place asked him about his wife,
he said, “She is my sister,” because he was afraid to say, “She is my wife.” He thought, “The
men of this place might kill me on account of Rebekah, because she is beautiful.”

C. Jacob means – Deceiver. Just outright named the kid by the name of the demonic
spirit.

Genesis 27:19 Jacob said to his father, “I am Esau your firstborn. I have done as you told
me. Please sit up and eat some of my game, so that you may give me your blessing.”

D. Jacob is deceived by Laban: Whatever we do will come back and be done to us. to
us. It’s strange how often this happens.

Gen 29:25 When morning came, there was Leah! So Jacob said to Laban, “What is this you
have done to me? I served you for Rachel, didn’t I? Why have you deceived me?”
E. Jacob speaks curse over Rachel. Always break curses that someone in authority
speaks over you whether parents or teacher or doctor or whoever (Holy Spirit
will show you).

Gen. 31:30 Now you have gone off because you longed to return to your father’s household.
But why did you steal my gods?” 31 Jacob answered Laban, “I was afraid, because I thought
you would take your daughters away from me by force. 32 But if you find anyone who
has your gods, that person shall not live. In the presence of our relatives, see for yourself
whether there is anything of yours here with me; and if so, take it.” Now Jacob did not know
that Rachel had stolen the gods.

(This is where that scripture is written that says: May the Lord watch between me while
we are one from another…It wasn’t a nice love line. It was like - If you abuse my daughters
while I’m not there, may God strike you dead kind of thing. They took an oath there because
they had both deceived each other before).

F. Freedom: The curse of the deceiver is broken from Jacob.

Gen. 32: 7 In great fear and distress Jacob divided the people who were with him into
two groups, and the flocks and herds and camels as well. 8 He thought, “If Esau comes and

attacks one group, the group that is left may escape.”9 Then Jacob prayed, “O God of my
father Abraham, God of my father Isaac, LORD,

1. Begins to pray and speaks to God about his character of mercy and
kindness and his promises to him although he’s certainly not trying to say he
deserves to receive them. He’s just crying out for help.

Gen. 32:22 That night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two female servants and
his eleven sons and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23 After he had sent them across the
stream, he sent over all his possessions. 24 So Jacob was left alone, and a man wrestled
with him till daybreak. 25 When the man saw that he could not overpower him, he touched
the socket of Jacob’s hip so that his hip was wrenched as he wrestled with the man. 26
Then the man said, “Let me go, for it is daybreak.” But Jacob replied, “I will not let you go
unless you bless me.” 27 The man asked him, “What is your name?” “Jacob,” he answered.
28 Then the man said, “Your name will no longer be Jacob, but Israel, (he struggles with
God and God prevails; also means soldier of God) because you have struggled with God
and with humans and have overcome.” 29 Jacob said, “Please tell me your name.” But he
replied, “Why do you ask my name?” Then he blessed him there. 30 So Jacob called the place
Peniel, (means “Facing God”) saying, “It is because I saw God face to face, and yet my life
was spared.”

G. Generational curse of deception is broken.
1. Opposite of Curse: the Blessing
2. Unless you BLESS me…
3. Struggle well with God. We work out our salvation.
4. Remember His character. He wants to set us free.

Teri R. Williams, 4/12/2011