Restoration, healing, and completion are the spiritual dynamics coming to the family and reconciliation and revival are working hand in hand for a revolution set in motion by God!
We are programmed by The Master to be Revivalists!
I believe and I am seeing that there are spiritual dynamics at work in your family and also in the family of God.
God is transforming relationships, one person at a time as HE transforms hearts to make room for the possibility for a MIRACLE.
HE is releasing the MIRACULOUS. We are family and the family of God is like a tree of life, our roots are deep and strong in HIM.
Even as we examine our individual family trees, there are many deep seated roots, both good legacy as well as generational curses, but God is calling for WHOLENESS to come that we would flourish as a tree of life.
Yes, here I am again listening to The LORD, focusing my eyes on the “POWER OF ONE”.
God promised to “show love to a thousand generations of those who love [Him]” (Exodus 20:6).
Godly legacy can be passed down from one generation to another as well — things like compassion, generosity, and justice. Whether your family is dealing with curses that need to be broken or not, be intentional about choosing to serve The LORD.
It only takes one person to change the story in a family!
I am so excited about the reconciliation and healing that is happening in families and the answered prayers that are coming forth that many have stood in faith for years to see.
So I challenge you and encourage you to look for the best in your family… seek and you will find, knock and it shall be opened!
Just as I thought about a situation where a foolish choice was make recently, The Holy Spirit nudged me softly and quickened my heart that HE never stops looking for the good in us and He sees all the judgments we lean toward to justify being right.
He then reminded me of his sense of humor and my need to learn to laugh at my mistakes, quickly regain His perspective and see with my Father’s eyes.
Now, I say this again, this applies also to the family of GOD. Ask your heart today, just what am I really expecting?
I hear many talk about revival. Beloved, I think revival begins in our heart and it is contagious. I challenge you to let everyone in your family catch what you have… let your revival be a VIRUS that goes VIRAL.
Nothing can stop the revival of love!
I say this with all sincerity. These are some of the things I have encountered in conversation as I have gone forth to pray for healing for some friends and others recently.
These dynamics are what I have seen that are hindering the powerful spiritual dynamics at work in families and the family of God.
These dynamics seem to focus on generational curses, those that are “acting just like Aunt Susie” or repeating some negative expectation or speaking about something that just “runs in the family”.
These remarks often come just after a diagnosis made by a doctor or a medical condition that seems to follow that line of thinking.
I have often asked myself….. are we undoing the faith filled prayers we have prayed to break those curses or are we entertaining familiar spirits and could they be having a lot of fun listening to us speak out of both sides of our mouth when we pray?
This sets up a wall of resistance against our expectation when we speak these things.
If it is “unintentional”, then let’s become totally “intentional”.
Beloved, it is time to write a new chapter and let it begin with each one of us. When we notice these patterns, we must not ignore them!
First and foremost, deal with them personally. Repent, and ask God to uproot the issue from your own heart.
Recently in prayer for a life or death situation, we literally in the spirit saw the spirit of death leave at our command and as we continued to pray we saw it come back when negative words and expectation of death were spoken.
Let’s be single minded and get in agreement with LIFE and speak LIFE. Let LIFE truly be our expectation.
We must be careful how we interpret what we receive in a word of knowledge and as we speak we must be sure it is not just our opinion but truly the mind of Christ speaking through us.
It can be a matter of life or death. Our words have power.
Let REVIVAL begin here in our heart and in our mouth.
Let us truly be REVIVALISTS! We can only live out of the overflow of our own hearts.
Remember that the only person you can control is you.
I am immensely grateful for these words from Paul: “If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone” (Romans 12:18).
~ Sandi Holman
Sandi Holman of Matters of the Heart website was called to the nations as an End-Time Handmaiden in 1984 with Gwen Shaw and served with YWAM Singapore and YWAM Charlotte in missions. Sword of The LORD Ministries came from a divine encounter with The LORD when He came into her prayer room and said, “I have come to put a sword in your hand and was given special instructions on how and when to use it.” She is an author, Prophetic Intercessor and Seer, Chaplain, Teacher, Speaker and Equipper, and Blogger who has also served as a Pastor Online with Beyond the Veil Ministries.