BREAK THE PATTERN “…Not by might, nor by power, but by my spirit, saith the Lord of hosts (Zechariah 4:6).
When there’s a repeated occurrence of misfortune from one generation to the next the Bible refers to it as a ‘stronghold’. This evil spell cuts across nations, languages and culture because the devil works transnationally and has no respect for anyone except those with God’s seal.
Racism, inequality, lust, untimely death, strange ailments and delayed breakthroughs are few examples of evil patterns. David had issue with lust, which resulted in an affair with another man’s wife (II Samuel 11:2-4). The same spirit passed on to David’s son, Amnon who raped Tamar his sister (II Samuel 13); and when their father heard about it, he did nothing!
Sociology experts suggested that adolescents from alcoholic homes are more likely to emulate their alcoholic parents with all the associated vices as they grow up (Ullman A.D et. al, 1994). It’s also given that child abusers were themselves abused children.
It does not matter the origin and source of all evil, the good news is: ‘for this purpose, the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil’ (I John 3:8). To put a stop to evil flow, it will require your effort as well as that of the Almighty God.
You must be fed up with the bad state and run to the owner of Ultimate power (the Almighty God) with whom nothing is impossible to do (Isaiah 49:24-26; Luke 1:37). Gideon tore down the altar that his idol-worshipping father built (Judges 6:25); you can denounce and revoke your allegiance from all illegal lords over your life too. Call upon the Lord to break the yoke of illegal Masters in your life, plead the blood of Jesus Christ and verbally prophesy into your life that no longer will the past evade your present and future in Jesus name (Jeremiah 31:29).