THE FAMILY PATTERN
1 Kings 11:1-13 (3) – He had seven hundred wives of royal birth and three hundred concubines, and his wives led him astray. (NIV)
Read: Genesis 27:21-41; 48:17-22; 49:3-4; 1 Samuel 16:1-13; 2 Samuel 13; 1 Chronicles 4:9-10; Romans 8:16-17.
The bloodline pattern is a mystery that many people do not understand or cannot explain. For example, why are there repeated occurrences in a family? Though science can prove why members of a family look and behave similarly, nobody can give explanations for ancestral patterns unless God opens our eyes of understanding.
There are several Biblical examples of this pattern. Abraham’s firstborn, Ishmael, never succeeded, just as Isaac’s firstborn, Esau, didn’t. Reuben, Jacob’s eldest son, never made it as far as his younger brother, Joseph. Likewise, Joseph’s firstborn, Manasseh, never flourished as much as Ephraim.
The pattern continued in the family of Jesse, whose firstborn, Eliab, did not excel except for the lastborn, David. Again! David’s firstborn, Amnon, failed; instead, it was Solomon who prospered. Remember that David had Solomon through a woman who was not initially his wife (Beersheba). The Bible also records in our key text that Solomon loved women.
Beloved, you need to know the pattern of your origin. Have you identified any good or evil traces? Perhaps the same sickness or occurrence that befell your parents is now manifesting in your life. Have you been working with nothing to show, or is it about a delayed or failed marriage? Do people live longer in the family? Whatever it is that is an ancestral challenge, you will pray as Jabez did after he realised his negative pattern. The good news is that his story changed. Your story is changing too. As you pray this weekend, you will break free from every consequence of the Adamic error and be enrolled in God’s bloodline.
Hymn: Jesus Saves – Priscilla J. Owens (1882)
1. Fire of God! Deliver me from every unpleasant family trait (mention).
2. By the blood of Jesus, I recover my divine mandate and rightful position.
1. Altars of wickedness and backwardness organised against me and within me, scatter by fire!
2. Father, reverse the irreversible and repair the irreparable in my life.
3. By the power of the Holy Spirit, I receive the grace to rewrite my negative and family history.
SIN REKINDLES ANCESTRAL EVIL FLOW. FLEE FROM IT!
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