Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts. Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:5-7
May we never forget what God did in sending His only Son, Jesus, to come to earth to be with us and teach us God’s will and ways. Jesus Christ came to seek and save the lost. That includes your spouse, children, and loved ones.
How many people do you know who do NOT know Jesus as Savior and Lord of their lives? Will you become burdened about those you know who are lost? Will you start praying for a revival for your church, America and around the world this weekend?
You can be an example every day by the way you live. What are you teaching your children or grandchildren? What character traits are they observing? What habits or attitudes could they be watching and learning from you each day? What are you teaching them about your relationship with the Lord?
After my divorce, I started seeking the Lord. I learned that our family was in a spiritual battle between darkness and light. The Lord guided my steps and showed me that I needed to start praying, standing and fighting for my husband for the sake of his soul, to repent and turn his heart back to the Lord Jesus Christ. I was standing for my children, grandchildren and future generations to not have abuse, anger, adultery, divorce, alcohol, drugs, and lying to be passed on.
I would not accept the world’s opinion of marriage as a contract that could be broken at any time. In reality, marriage is a covenant between a man and a woman, united by their marriage vows forever.
Have you examined your own family’s genealogy? Maybe your parents divorced at an early age. Generational sins such as witchcraft/occult, cheating, stealing, gambling, lying, addictions, abuse, adultery, pornography, sexual immoralities, divorce, infirmities, or depression can be passed from one generation to another. What is the heritage of your spouse’s parents, grandparents or great-grandparents? Did you or your husband/wife come from a family who has served the Lord?
I am asking you today to choose to make a difference in your family and for generations in the future. Will you become more burdened about your spouse’s soul than you are about your own personal happiness? Will you become like men and women throughout the Bible who prayed and stood in the gap for their people? You can make an eternal difference if you will start praying regularly for the salvation of those lost around you.
You can read about Abraham praying for Sodom and Gomorrah. Nehemiah took the responsibility to repent of the sins of his family and interceded for the people of Israel. The Jerusalem wall had been destroyed, but after Nehemiah prayed, even though he had a lot of opposition, the wall was rebuilt in 52 days. With Ezra’s help, Nehemiah brought spiritual renewal to the Israelites.
Serve the Lord with vigor as you wait on your marriage to be brought back to life, and restored.
The price Jesus paid on the cross was enough to erase any generational bondage you face today. We are not sentenced to a life of prison because of the sins of those who lived before us. We can, however, be aware of the generational sins that you may be tempted to repeat. Let’s pray:
Lord, I worship and praise Your Holy Name. Thank You for my salvation. Thank You that I am a new creature in Christ. Thank You that You have forgiven me of all my sins and they are gone completely, erased by Your blood that You shed on the cross. Lord make me into the new man/woman of God that You have planned for me to be. Renew my mind daily by memorizing Scriptures, reading and believing the Word of God. Lord if I have any anger or unforgiveness or other emotions in my heart, forgive me. May I walk in forgiveness toward anyone who is not treating me justly. Lord empower me to live a Christ-like life. I choose to give you my broken, crushed heart and spirit and may You heal my heart, now. Lord take away my pain, my hurts, my sorrows and fears. Heal me completely in the Name of Jesus.
Lord, I do not know my ancestral past of all what my family or my spouse’s family may have been involved in during their lifetime, but You do. I pray and confess the sins as Nehemiah did in Chapter 1, asking for forgiveness of our families to the third and fourth generation who did not obey Your commands. Lord forgive us. I pray and stand in the gap for _____ (name), praying that you will remove and break all generational sins or curses from both sides of our family such as witchcraft/occult, cheating, stealing, gambling, lying, addictions of alcohol, drugs, abuse, adultery, pornography, sexual immoralities, divorce, infirmities, or depression that have been passed on from one generation to another. Lord may they be totally removed, severed and gone forever. As for me and my family, we choose to serve You as Savior and Lord of our lives forever.
I believe that nothing is too hard for You to do. I thank You that by the blood that was shed on the cross, You have paid the price for all the sins of the fathers to third and fourth generations if we confess and ask You to remove them from our past. May you give me and my beloved spouse the strength and power to live in Your Truth every day. Lord, may You bring total healing and restoration to our marriage quickly and suddenly. May our future radiate the love of our Lord Jesus Christ, having our minds renewed, our hearts transformed and the attitude of our Lord Jesus Christ. May our legacy live on in our children’s children and future generations who will serve the Lord with boldness for thousands of generations. Thank You for resurrecting and restoring dead marriages around the world every day. I pray this in the mighty Name of Jesus. Amen.
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