Hand-me-Down Emotions & Hang-ups

Matthew 4:17 [NKJV], "REPENT, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand."

Repent means, "to turn away."

Galatians 5:1, Stand fast...in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.

Matthew 4:17 [NLT], "Repent of your sins and turn to God, for the KINGDOM of Heaven is near." 

Repentance is the vehicle by which we come into the kingdom.

What is the kingdom? "The kingdom is God's way of doing things." 

  • Sin

  • Iniquity

  • Transgression

  • Trespasses

 Sin means, "to miss the mark." 

Iniquity means, "to bend, twist or distort."

Iniquity is often described, "as a tendency toward a sin or error because of the influence of one's parents or family history."


Generational Bondages

1.  Recognize the Iniquities  

 "An iniquity is any form of behavior you recognize in your parents' lives or family history as being unbiblical, as not being representative of the character of God, and as having a generational influence."   -Jimmy Evans 

 Common iniquities

  • anger

  • gossip

  • prejudice/racism

  • bitterness

  • judgmental

  • unforgiving

  • chauvinism

  • dominance

  • control

  • manipulation

  • moral impurity

  • sexual abuse

  • physical abuse

  • verbal abuse

  • substance abuse

  • pride

  • worry

  • fear

  • emotionalism

  • negativity

  • depression

  • root of rejection

  • sarcasm

  • irresponsibility

  • codependent behavior

  • rebellion


 2.  Forgive

 "Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door to freedom in the area of iniquities."


3.  Repent

 "The reason sin destroys families is because we fail to recognize it and deal with it properly.  However, if we will call sin for what it is, forgive those who have sinned, and repent for our own sins, the blood of Jesus will erase the power of that sin from our lives."

 Isaiah 53:5 [NKJV], But He was wounded for our transgressions, HE WAS BRUISED FOR OUR INIQUITIES; the chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.


4.  Submit

 As we submit the Holy Spirit will lead us into the truth the will "straighten out" every "bent and twisted" area in our lives.

Jon Duso