by John Greene
While child abuse is nothing new, the physical scars and emotional, mental and spiritual trauma are no less real, silently touching generations of struggling men and women. For some, simply surviving childhood abuse has been a profound life-changing challenge. Whatever the case, abuse alters the lives of children in ways that are difficult for many to understand. Certainly, abuse of children is not limited to low-income, poverty stricken families. In fact, childhood abuse is a real underlying plague in all human society, often handed down for generations in a spiritual way that is usually overlooked. (Proverbs 22:6; “Single-minded Commitment in Face of Trauma“; “Healing Wounds That People Can’t See“; “Life Healing and Belief“)
Child abuse is hardly an accident. (Psalm 32:3-7) It is trauma, as well as a deliberate stronghold; an orchestrated pattern through Satan that seeks to divide relationships, with the intent of fracturing the personality of the victim through various levels of humiliation, neglect and brutality. (John 8:44) Abuse is often grounded in familial strongholds, handed down silently through generations. This abuse is a concerted attempt to separate persons from YHWH and all other relationships, while instilling a deep bitterness and seething rage that can easily explode, resulting in all sorts of profoundly destructive behavior, including the loss of life. It seeks to force a spirit of unforgiveness (lack of forgiveness), which results in spiritual death and eternal destruction when left unchecked. (Hebrews 12:15) Yet, what the devil intends for destruction, your Heavenly Father changes for ultimate good as you work with Him. (Romans 8:28; 1 Peter 5:10; James 4:8; Genesis 50:20) To learn about the roots of one aspect of my battle with abuse, see article originally printed in “The Healing Hands of Jesus.” (png image file)
Abuse creates diseased thinking in the mind and a broken dysfunctional heart. It separates you from others, often creating an intense self-hatred and resentment compounded by feelings of unresolved guilt or shame. It breaks the close bonds with others that you have otherwise experienced in life, even damaging the ability to have rewarding life relationships through marriage and friendship. This separation from others leads to spiritually rooted diseases and repetitive destructive behaviors. Satan wants you to revel in unbelief, as you distance yourself from all. (2 Corinthians 4:3-4; 1 Thessalonians 3:5; Luke 8:13; James 1:14; “Strongholds & the Armor of YHWH“; “The Stronghold of Anger“; “Forsaking Bitterness“; “Breaking the Hold of Stress“)
This kind of behavior is often repeated through family strongholds in a pattern of spiritual and biological disease, creating a ‘spiritual curse’ that can fester and proliferate through generations. Satan seeks to plant this seed of destruction in as many as will receive it. Negative personality characteristics and conduct are easily passed through generations, the fruits of those that hate the Heavenly Father and His promises. (Ephesians 6:4, Colossians 3:21; “Understanding Sin“; “Homosexuality: Sex and Personal Identity Crisis“; “The Struggle for Purity of Heart“)
“You shall not bow yourself to them nor serve them, for I, YAHWEH your Elohim, am a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, and on the third, and on the fourth generation of those that hate Me, and doing kindness to thousands of those who love Me and keep My commandments.” – Deuteronomy 5:9-10, HRB
“You shall not make a graven image for yourself, or any likeness in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth; you shall not bow to them, and you shall not serve them; for I am YAHWEH your Elohim, a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, on the third and on the fourth generation, to those that hate Me; and doing kindness to thousands, to those loving Me, and to those keeping My commandments.” – Exodus 20:4-6, HRB
The destruction of abuse radiates genetically into the family line and can be passed to others as well. Even so, all of this is preventable through spiritual law. You can prevent disease in yourself and your children by breaking the strongholds from your life and those of your immediate family. You break the power of sin through the truth of YHWH’s Word so that spiritual and biological genetics are changed forever. You do this initially by breaking old habits and attitudes. When you persist in breaking biological and spiritual habits for more than 30 days, you greatly weaken the hold that these have on you and your family. You hold the choice to break or confirm any habit, a conditioned behavior that is rooted in demonic soil of the dark kingdom. (Psalm 139, Matthew 10:29-31; “Mind Filters“; “Filling Your Life with Truth Instead of Deception“)
…”The things impossible with men are possible with YAHWEH” – Luke 18:27, HRB
Satan and the dark kingdom seek to humiliate and control you in the worst ways. These oppressive elements seek to make you a god unto yourself as you elevate yourself and the destructive power of demonic behavior above the power of the Most High. The key is learning to put YHWH and His commandments first in your life through the love of Yahshua [Jesus] the Messiah. (“Wisdom & the Battle of Two Kingdoms“; “Disciple: Wavering Between Two Opinions“; “Delusion & the Tightening Noose of the Beast System“; “Mind Control of the Beast“)
“Blessed be YAHWEH: day by day He carries a load for us, the El of our salvation (Y’shua*). Selah.” – Psalm 68:19, HRB
Mankind continues from generation to generation on an unholy roller coaster ride of perversity and depravity. (James 5:13-20) Look at the church, even your family and you will see some of the same diseases, personality traits, behaviors and character that repeat in an endless cycle of brokenness. Various gatherings of the Messiah dissolve and families break up in turmoil as they exercise the unrighteous alliance they have made unwittingly made with Satan. I say unwittingly, because who in their right mind, would willingly continue this global disaster unless they could benefit from it? Do I make my point? (“Disease & Spiritual Roots“; “Spiritual Disease that Eats at Your Salvation“; “The Wheels of Ezekiel“)
YHWH, Elohim of Hosts is your healer! Yahshua [Jesus] is your Savior, the unique provision of the Almighty! The Holy Spirit [Sanctified, Set Apart Spirit] is your Counselor! The organized church and other people are not. In this modern religious world that we live in, the church, even pastors or those that hold these positions, have been elevated to savior, usually without any real depth of relationship, further feeding spiritual disease. This conduct results in more separation from your Father and His Provision. This is all a demonic ploy of the dark kingdom. (Hebrews 4:15-16; Matthew 18:5-6, Mark 13-16; “Healing & Health Articles“; “Foundation of Salvation“)
Beating this destructive cycle shows the importance of your personal understanding and relationship with Elohim. What you need to do is to use the tools that YHWH has given you to break the pattern of self-destructive conditioned cycles. The dark kingdom is not your significance, nor are your best friends in faith. YHWH is your significance and protection. (1 Corinthians 10:13; “Destruction Is Satan’s Intent“; “Breaking the Hold of the World: Addiction and Distorted Behavior“)
“He who forgives all your iniquities; who heals all your diseases; who redeems your life from destruction; who crowns you with kindness and tender mercies; who satisfies your desire with good; your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. YAHWEH works righteous deeds and judgments for all the oppressed.” – Psalm 103:3, HRB
This is only the beginning of learning to walk as you abide in Messiah and YHWH, the Elohim of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. (John 10:10; Philippians 3:14-15) Take action. Pray with other believers and share your struggles, seeking the help of spiritual elders and other appropriate counselors. (Proverbs 15:22; James 5:16) YHWH has not abandoned you. (Psalm 139:3) He knows how to restore you to good health and spiritual fitness. Prospering on earth cannot happen without spiritual maturity that only YHWH gives.
My Heavenly Father,
Help me to break the chains of the past, freeing me from the bondage that my past seeks to hold to me. Please minister to me and to my family in your perfect love that heals. Help me to abide in Your love. Help me to forgive others and free me from bondage to the world. Bring me to levels of new joy in Your Holy Spirit. Thank you for Your healing and Your presence in my life in the name of Yahshua [Jesus]. As You have said in Your Word, so let it be for all eternity.
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