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Redeeming Your Bloodline: Foundations for Breaking Generational Curses from the Courts of Heaven
by Hrvoje Sirovina
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Praying All the Way Back
to Adam: Why?
There are certain disorders in people’s lives that can be traced way back to the first man, Adam. Because the effects of his choice not only influenced his own life, but also the lives of his descendants. Because we belong to his posterity, we also have to live with the negative consequences of his actions.
Do we therefore have to accept and put up with them? The very clear answer is no! Paul shows us that Jesus Christ is the solution.
- For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made
alive (1 Corinthians 15:22).
Praying bloodline prayers is one way to actively apply the power of the cross.
The Bible speaks about curses affecting the third and fourth generation (see Num. 14:18). Yet when we pray our bloodlines we pray all the way back to Adam. Now some may ask the question: Why should we pray all the way back to Adam? And this question is certainly justified. The revelation about breaking curses has been spread by the Holy Spirit mainly during the last century. Nevertheless, we must understand that there are curses and bondages that reach further back than the third and fourth generation. The revelation about dissolving curses should not prevent us from receiving even deeper revelation about it and applying it.
Romans 5:14 shows us that there are curses with negative consequences that go way further than the third or fourth generation.
- Nevertheless death reigned from Adam to Moses, even over
those who had not sinned according to the likeness of the
transgression of Adam, who is a type of Him who was to
come (Romans 5:14).
Here we see that death reigned over Adam all the way up to Moses and over all mankind. Moses lived 26 generations after Adam. Therefore, Adam’s choice had effects on a minimum of 26 generations after him. In this case, death does not speak about a person dying physically. It describes the effects of a covenant that man entered and that excluded God. Not only was this decision a curse that influenced the children and their children’s children. No, it was a covenant that was firmly established and would restrict 26 following generations.
There is another question people frequently ask: “Why do we have to pray bloodlines when Jesus has accomplished everything already? Why do we have to break curses or renounce covenants when everything has been done at the cross?” Asking this question is comprehensible and justified. It is this theme I want to expand on to establish the teachings in this book.
The moment we decide that Jesus is our Lord and God, confess Him with our mouth and believe Him in our hearts, righteousness and salvation are granted to us.
However, there are things that do not manifest right away for us through salvation. They are the result of the process of our walk with God.
If we study salvation on a deeper level and in a more theological way and do research on what the Bible has to say about it, we should pay special attention to the tenses being used for the doctrine of salvation.
We find Scriptures like Titus 3:5, where the Bible clearly says that we were saved (past tense) by God’s mercy. This Bible verse clearly speaks about a fact that happened and has been completed in the past.
Yet we read in First Corinthians 1:18 that we are being saved (present progressive tense) through the preaching of the cross. So here salvation is described as a process that continuously happens.
The Bible also speaks about another salvation that undeniably is going to take place in the future. It is described in First Peter 1:5, where it is called a “salvation ready to be revealed in the last time.”
This is very important to see because it helps as a starting point in order to navigate through the huge number of opinions regarding salvation, grace, and works.
For further examination, let’s look at two verses from the first Book of John.
- If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the
truth is not in us (1 John 1:8).
Whoever has been born of God does not sin, for His seed remains in him; and he cannot sin (1 John 3:9).
One and the same author writes these verses in one and the same book. Reading it might cause us to think that there is a contradiction. But actually these Scriptures help us to understand salvation and why the Bible uses different tenses to describe it.
John says if somebody is born of God he cannot sin. And we know that through salvation we became children of God, which means we are born of God. Yet he also says that we all still sin, and if we deny it we are deceiving ourselves.
How do we bring these quotes together without them contradicting each other? Why do we still sin even though the Bible says that everyone born of God can’t sin? Understanding this concept and revelation could bring a lot of clarity to all kinds of opinions.
Let me try to explain it this way: The day we receive Jesus into our hearts, our spirit is revived and born of God. Yet there are still two parts of us that need salvation—our soul and our body. Jesus said that our spirit is willing, but our body is weak. Paul describes in Romans 7:21-24 how his inward man, his spirit, delights in the law of God, but there is another law in his members, which is the law of sin. He goes on to describe that he does things he doesn’t want to do and that he doesn’t do things he wants to do.
You see, even though Paul was clearly saved, yet he still needed salvation in other areas of his being—like we do, too.
The moment we receive Jesus into our hearts, our spirit is revived and of God. I believe from that moment on our spirit cannot sin anymore and constantly battles the sin in our flesh. But our soul and our body still need salvation. I believe the process of continuously being saved is in the part called soul—our thoughts, emotions, and will. Even though we have the mind of Christ, we still need our minds being renewed. The salvation that is going to happen in the future is the salvation of our bodies.
- Now may the God of peace Himself sanctify you completely; and may your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ (1 Thessalonians 5:23).
God wants our whole being to be sanctified, purified, and saved!
The day we were born again our spirit was saved. Yet our soul is constantly being sanctified—being saved. Our bodies are being cleansed to the point when they will be saved and preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.
As born-again Christians, we are composed of our spirit, soul, and body and we have to take care of all of them. Bloodline prayer is about cleansing what is recorded in our flesh and the nature of our soul.
It is very important to understand that we have to take care of all parts of our being and keep them in check and balance. Even though we live in the earth with our bodies, the Bible says that at the same time we are seated with Christ in heavenly places; this is where our spirit is. But we also often experience that the soul can be at a complete different place at the same time, like David’s soul was. In Psalms 86:13, we see that David’s soul was captured in Sheol. Too many Christians are saved and seated in heavenly places but are emotionally a wreck. It is because the soul is still captured in Sheol and not every part of their being is positioned at the right place.
The conclusion is our spirit is saved and born of God. Our soul is being saved and sanctified for God. Our flesh is going to be saved and is in the process of cleansing.
Let’s take holiness as an example. We do not automatically live in holiness in every area of our life right after our salvation. Holiness is a process, a transformation. Paul says to the believers in Thessaloniki that their sanctification is the will of God for them (see 1 Thess. 4:3). The Greek word hagiasmos that has been translated “holiness” defines a process that we need to walk through to become holy.
The same applies to us having the mind of Christ. The Bible says in First Corinthians 2:16 that we have the mind of Christ. Even though Jesus has obtained it at the cross for us, Romans 12:2 tells us that it requires a process of renewal to acquire this new mind.
We therefore see that Jesus has already done everything on the cross and nothing needs to be added to it. Nevertheless, we also see that some things Jesus did require going through a process before they can come into effect.
The righteousness we have through Jesus Christ is our status in God. It empowers us to sanctify our lives.
Often those biblical promises that have an immediate effect on us at salvation are getting mixed up with those promises that require walking with God. It is very important to understand that there are major differences.
INCREASING IN AUTHORITY IS A PROCESS
Authority is one of our favorite subjects to teach about. Particularly because there is significant confusion regarding this subject in the Body of Christ. Biblical clarity and truth are fundamental pillars if we want to see change and breakthrough. For example, it is important to understand that there are different areas of authority—authority over yourself, authority over finances, authority over demons, authority over sickness and disease, authority over regions or nations, and authority to overthrow the strong man of a nation.
- Therefore He said: “A certain nobleman went into a far
country to receive for himself a kingdom and to return. So he
called ten of his servants, delivered to them ten minas, and
said to them, ‘Do business till I come.’ But his citizens hated
him, and sent a delegation after him, saying, ‘We will not
have this man to reign over us.’
“And so it was that when he returned, having received the kingdom, he then commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know how much every man had gained by trading. Then came the first, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned ten minas.’ And he said to him, ‘Well done, good servant; because you were faithful in a very little, have authority over ten cities.’ And the second came, saying, ‘Master, your mina has earned five minas.’ Likewise he said to him, ‘You also be over five cities’” (Luke 19:12-19).
The parable Jesus uses here is a perfect picture of how to attain authority in the Kingdom of God.
We see here ten servants received one mina each. Each of the servants received a certain measure of authority—the authority over one mina. This was the realm of authority that was entrusted to them simply because they were servants in the house of their master. The same applies to us. Simply due to the fact that we are children of God and cohabitants in the house of God, we have authority and administration over certain areas.
Now let’s have a closer look at this parable: Later the master returned and asked what each servant had done with that mina. The first came to him and returned ten minas to him. Immediately the master increased the realm of authority of this servant. He said that he had been a good administrator and a good steward in his dimension of authority. Therefore, his realm of authority would now increase. He then received authority over ten cities! Please note that he did not have the authority over these cities from the beginning. They were a result of his faithfulness, his administration, and his commitment.
This servant could have declared Philippians 4:13 about himself for years: “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me,” thinking and believing it would give him authority over his city. However, he would have misled himself, because he clearly did not have that authority yet. True authority over cities, regions, and nations is not gained by salvation; it is a result of faithful stewardship. God observes what we do with the realm of authority that has been assigned to us. We only receive more authority if we handle our given authority well. Increasing in authority clearly is a process!
Jesus saying in Mark 9:23 that “All things are possible to him who believes” does not mean that we are immediately capable of doing everything only because we believe it. It means we can acquire all things the Gospel calls us to do. This does not exclude going through the necessary processes, but it encourages us to walk the required distance.
Psalms 119:160 says that the sum of the Word of God is the truth. We need to know and understand the Word of God in its fullness to access more areas of truth and understanding. We cannot retrieve and single out individual Scriptures and more or less ignore the rest. Because the sum, the total computation of His Word is the key for breakthroughs of all kinds. We need to apply biblical processes to receive an increasing measure of authority. We have the confidence and promises that assure us that we will reach our goal by many encouraging Scriptures.
We see from these examples that we must walk through a process of growth to step into the fullness of our promises.
SIN IS STILL ACTIVE INSIDE ME
- For what I am doing, I do not understand. For what I will to do, that I do not practice; but what I hate, that I do (Romans 7:15).
This is a very interesting statement by Paul that appears to be a contradiction.
This declaration comes from a tremendously powerful and remarkable apostle. Paul is the apostle who had an amazing encounter with the Lord Jesus Christ. Paul’s conversion experience is gigantic. He says that he considers everything else as dirt to gain more of Christ. Paul promotes holiness; endures beatings, shipwreck, and rejection; and he finishes his race getting crowned. What a man!
And this outstanding man says that there are areas in his life where he does things he does not want to do. He even goes a step further and says in verse 17 that these things are done by the sin that dwells on the inside of him.
What exactly does Paul mean when he says that? With this question we have arrived at that place where bloodline prayer is required. It is for areas in our lives about which you could say we have “inherited” them. It is about covenants, contracts, and iniquity that have been handed down to us by our forefathers. Covenants, contracts, and iniquity that have the power to hinder us naturally and spiritually despite our salvation. They prevent us from overcoming and from spreading the Kingdom of God around us.
There is iniquity and there are covenants in our bloodlines that go beyond our immediate forefathers all the way back to Adam. They prevent us from fulfilling our God-given passion.
These claims from previous transgressions go far beyond the Third Reich and Nazi Germany we Germans are so aware of. Those claims go beyond the guilt of the social-communist Soviet Union or China. They go further back than freemasonry; the Germanic people; the Celts, druids, or Aztecs; or the destruction of the Native Americans in North America and beyond.
They go all the way back to Adam. Therefore, it is important that we resolve those covenants going all the way back to Adam! You may think, “No, this is not possible. Jesus has delivered us from all of that.” And that is true. But there are areas in our lives in which the completed work of Christ is not immediately made manifest through our salvation. Everything Jesus accomplished belongs to us 100 percent. However, it is now our job to bring those things into manifestation in every area of our lives, and it has to be done by force (see Matt. 11:12).
Sometimes we are so religiously blinded that we cannot see the effects of Adam and Eve’s sin in our lives.
Let us take the simple example of childbirth. How many women who are filled with the Holy Spirit and pursue holiness do you know who have delivered a child without pain? Most likely there are very few among us, because we consider it “normal” for women to have pain when giving birth. In our religious zeal, we forget that this pain is a curse that can be traced back all the way to Adam and Eve (see Gen. 3:16). Jesus has carried every curse on the cross for us, so having pain when delivering children should no longer be the status quo for us as believers. This curse came in the earth because Adam and Eve had removed themselves from the covenant with God. Through their agreement, they entered a covenant with the snake. And the curse that came forth as a result of it still exists in our lives today.
I believe that this curse was also destroyed and overcome, because Jesus did not miss a single curse on the cross. We must acquire this freedom through bloodline prayer. This is why it is one of our biggest concerns to see the full manifestation of the victory of Jesus Christ in the life of Christians.
Can you imagine what an amazing testimony it would be if Christian women came to hospitals and delivered their children without any pain! Simply because Jesus broke that curse and we testify about the manifestation of the cross. Wow!
Our God has broken every curse and put everything under His feet. It is time that we see the full manifestation of this victory in the lives of His people.
SPIRITUAL AND NATURAL
- “You have put all things in subjection under his feet.” For in
that He put all in subjection under him, He left nothing that
is not put under him. But now we do not yet see all things put
under him (Hebrews 2:8).
This is an amazing Scripture. Yet it includes a paradox. On one hand, it speaks about Jesus Christ, who has subjected everything under His feet and there is nothing that has not been put under His feet. On the other hand, the same writer says directly afterward that we do not yet see that everything has been made subject to Him.
So what is true then? Are all things subjected unto Him or are they not?
At this specific point we discover a precious revelation. In the supernatural spiritual realm Jesus has already completed everything 2,000 years ago; every principality and power has been subjected to Him. Nothing was left out. Jesus is King of kings and Lord of lords. This is a fact that cannot be changed.
However, if we look at the world we do not see a reflection of the Kingdom of God in hundreds and thousands of areas in our society and world. You could even say it appears to be quite the opposite—things seem to be fully in the hands of the enemy.
Why is this so, even though Jesus has completed everything and nothing needs to be done by Him anymore? This is where we should step in.
- The earth is the Lord’s, and all its fullness, the world and those who dwell therein (Psalms 24:1).
Here we see the earth is clearly God’s property. Still, we see in the following Scripture that He has given it into our administration.
- Then God blessed them, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth” (Genesis 1:28).
God has turned the earth over into our hands and responsibility. Therefore, it is no longer God’s responsibility to bring heaven to earth, but it is ours. God has already completed everything. His part of the task has been fulfilled.
Yes, it is true that everything is already subject to Jesus—all powers, principalities, governments, and every area in society. This is true from a spiritual point of view. However, now it is necessary that we bring those things into manifestation here on the earth. We must make this victory visible here on earth.
And the way we make it happen begins with prayer. Prayer is not a method we use to convince God about a matter. Neither do we pray hoping that if we pray long enough we can manipulate God to give us what we want. Neither does prayer mean begging God and hoping that He will finally have mercy on us and hear our prayer.
No. Prayer means that we position ourselves in a way that allows God to fulfill His plans. We thus enable God to fulfill His plans, the things that Jesus paid the price for 2,000 years ago. We become part of His salvation plan by aligning our lives in prayer with the principles of God.
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