Day Nineteen of Unbroken Prayers
“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’”
~ Luke 11:24
A generational spirit is a demonic spirit that will attach itself to a family. When these demonic spirits gain entrance into a family, they like to stay in that particular family. In the text we just read above, the Bible teaches us that when Jesus cast evil spirits out of a man, that the spirits cried out and said, “Don’t make us leave this region.” Pay attention to what they wanted. They wanted to stay in the same territory.
This is the way the enemy works. When an enemy starts to work in an area, whether it’s a region or a family, they like to stay in the same territory.
The scripture also warns us that an evil spirit that leaves a home will go out into dry places and find a place to “rest” but eventually return to the house it left (see Luke 11). The enemy knows how to work on your home and your family. Maybe it was a spirit of adultery that hit your great grandfather, grandfather, or even your father. That same spirit can follow your family, but you have to be on guard for that familiar spirit. It’s looking to destroy your future in the same way it has affected the previous generations.
I’m not saying this to scare you or to evoke fear. These generational spirits have no power over the Holy Spirit that lives within you. There is a way to combat these generational spirits. James 4:7 says, “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
I believe you are changing the narrative for your family and painting a new picture for your home in Jesus’ Name! Submit yourself to God and break the generational curses over your family!
Today's Point of Prayer & Intercession:
Bind demonic spirits that are attacking your home
The seventy-two returned with joy and said, “Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name.” ~ Luke 10:17
For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. ~ 2 Corinthians 10:3-4
Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. ~ Ephesians 6:10
But I have raised you up for this very purpose, that I might show you my power and that my name might be proclaimed in all the earth. ~ Exodus 9:16
Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called when you made your good confession in the presence of many witnesses. ~ 1 Timothy 6:12
The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven. ~ Deuteronomy 28:7