Together: Winning the Day
“Cut the Cord”
Cutting the cord is not a one time decision. It is a daily discipline.
- Breaking Generational Strongholds (Romans 5:15, Ex. 20:4-6)
– A stronghold is a pattern of beliefs and behaviors that have a grip on us; to the extent that they define us – what we think, how we feel, and ultimately how we act.
– Generational stronghold involves the power of community. It’s our family of origin. (FOO)
– Every generation impacts the one following it. How we live as individuals, and as a generation affects the generations beyond us.
Identifying generational strongholds
- Personal experiences
- Is there a problem in my life that stubbornly resists any genuine attempt to bring a change?
- Observation and Research
- Are their patterns of behavior in my family of origin?
- The field Epigenetics suggest that trauma can leave “molecular scars” on our DNA. However these changes are not irreversible.
- Ask God to give you insight.
Cutting the Cord (Leviticus 26:40–42)
- To dismantle strongholds: take the responsibility of repentance. (2 Samuel 21)
- Severing Unhealthy Soul Ties
- Soul ties involve the power of individual relationships.
- We were created by God for covenant relationship. (Gen 2:24)
- An unhealthy soul tie is a relationship that affects us beyond God’s design for the influence of that relationship.
- David and Jonathan: a healthy soul tie (I Samuel 18:2,3)
- Unhealthy soul-tie: Peter in Antioch (Gal 2:14-21)
Characteristics of Unhealthy Soul ties
- Through sexual sin (I Cor 6)
- Through misplaced trust, fear, and the need for approval.
(I Samuel 15)
- Through abuse and violation
- Unhealthy soul ties do not build up the other person
Dismantling Soul ties
- How or where did it happen?
- If you have exerted unhealthy control, confess it and ask God for forgiveness. Release that person.
- If you have been the one controlled by an unhealthy soul-tie, confess it and cut the cord.
- Ask the HS to fill you; replace that unhealthy soul-tie so that you can walk in freedom.
- Cut the Cord over Curses
- Curses involve the power of words.
- Words are extremely powerful
“Life and death are in the power of the tongue,
and those who love it will eat its fruit.” Proverbs 18:21
- James 3:9,10
- 26:2 states that an undeserved curse goes nowhere.
Is there anything in my life that provides a place for a curse to land, where it can have an adverse effect on my life?
- Involvement with occultic practices (witchcraft, Ouija boards, seances etc.)
- Word curses (Lk 6:45)
- Toward ourselves
Cutting the cord over curses
- Renounce any activity that may have opened the door for the enemy to have power in your life.
- Ask God to forgive you.
- By the authority of Jesus’ name, sever all connections to whatever things, or practices, or words that occurred which opened the door for me to experience the power of a curse over my life.