The Spiritual Inheritance (Exodus 20:4-5)
-We should make the spiritual system to concentrate on the covenant of Jesus Christ every single day. Therefore, our alone time is very important in order to imprint the gospel of Jesus Christ in our mind, thought, and spirit. To focus on the Word of God is to make and set up your own spiritual system. To continue to meditate upon the Gospel is your spiritual strength. Concentration and continuation play the significant role to establish your spiritual system. If you have the spiritual system to pay attention to the covenant, you will receive the fruit and fulfillment of the Word in your life.
Galatians 6:8 For he who sows to his flesh will of the flesh reap corruption, but he who sows to the Spirit will of the Spirit reap everlasting life.
-Unbelievers suffer from spiritual, mental, physical, and afterlife problem because they are the children of the devil and worship idols. Today, let us look that the sixth problem of unbelievers is the spiritual inheritance.
1.The sixth problem of those who are separated from God is the spiritual inheritance.
1)Satan’s temptation to deceive the first parents, Adam and Eve
-Adam and Eve were a prime target for Satan attacks. Satan tempted them. They both followed the saying of Satan instead of staying in God’s Word.
Genesis 3:6 So when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, that it was pleasant to the eyes, and a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate. She also gave to her husband with her, and he ate.
-When God asked to them that why they ate the forbidden fruits, they both made excuses (Gen.3:11-13). Their faithful relationship were broken because of sin through the temptation of Satan. Satan has attacked an individual as well as family.
2)After the Fall of Adam and Eve, people leave the spiritual inheritance to their children
-When people die, they leave an material inheritance to their children and family. It might be money, house, land, building, and so on. Beside their material inheritance, they also leave spiritual inheritances to their descendants.
①The original sin
-The descendants of Adam and Eve have the same fundamental problem, that is, the original sin. They inherit it from their first parents. No one escape from this inherited sin. They live according to their spiritual identity, the children of the devil (John 8:44).
Romans 3:10 As it is written: “There is none righteous, no, not one;
Romans 5:12 Therefore, just as through one man sin entered the world, and death through sin, and thus death spread to all men, because all sinned—
②The spiritual problem
-The spiritual problems of parents or relatives in the family line influence children and descendants. Sometimes same problems occur in their children like spiritual oppression or a demon-possessed state. Other times people suffer from transformed spiritual problems.
1 Corinthians 10:20 Rather, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons.
-Especially, a family, who zealously worship idols, shows clearly the spiritual inheritance. You can see it in a fortune teller’s family and an idol worshipper’s family.
③The mental illness
-In our field, we can find easily a person who suffer from the same mental illness that his/her family member also has. Because of this mental disorder, some feels like committing suicide. He or she suffers from the same mental problems that their parents or family members have been afflicted.
Matthew 11:28 Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
-The characteristics of the one, who has the spiritual inheritance, are the hasty, anxious, fearful state.
④The physical problems
-Sometimes, the same physical illness like a cancer, incurable diseases, and adult disease is passed down to children. It is connected to the heredity and their environment and life-style. Sometime, powerlessness, lethargy, and severe poverty continuously occurs in family, although he or she tries to resolve it by his/her own efforts.
⑤The afterlife problem
-Eventually, the spiritual inheritance is connected to the afterlife. No one can avoid it before he/she believes in Jesus Christ. In this world, they have the background of hell and are afflicted by it.
-In order to resolve the spiritual inheritance, we can approach the fundament solution for it.
2.The fundamental solution for the spiritual inheritance and curses in the family line
1)Save yourself first!
-In order to resolve the problems of your spiritual inheritance, first you should have salvation in Jesus Christ. If you are the saved one, you can pray for your family to God and share the gospel of Jesus Christ to them.
Acts 16:31 So they said, “Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, and you will be saved, you and your household.
-The first step to solve the spiritual inheritance starts from your salvation in Jesus Christ. If you enjoy your salvation and its blessings, you can help and save your family according to God’s time schedule.
2)Pray for the spiritual inheritance with the Word and the authority of Jesus Christ
-The spiritual inheritance in you and your family is deeply rooted in you and your family. In order not to be deceived by it, you need the standard and model of the Word of God. Until the gospel becomes your standard, you need to imprint the Word of God in your heart and immerse yourself in the gospel every single day. Pray with the Word of God for you and your family.
-Furthermore, Satan works behind this spiritual inheritance. The devil always tries to destroy you and your family. If you realize it, you should fight it with the authority of Jesus Christ. It is the spiritual battle. However, Jesus Christ already won this battle through His death and resurrection. Do not fear the activity of the devil.
Luke 10:19 Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.
3)Do not be deceived!
-It might take a long time to heal the spiritual inheritance or to save your family. Don’t be hasty! Don’t be deceived! Sometimes, it take several years or several dozen years. Pray with the promise and covenant of God continuously until you receive God’s answer and solution for it.
1 Peter 5:7-8 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you. 8 Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour.
1)Have truly faith in Jesus Christ!
-Many people misunderstand that although they have the knowledge of Jesus Christ, they have faith in Jesus Christ. Knowledge and faith are different. Faith is based on knowledge.
-Many Israelites in the time of Moses heard and knew the Word of God to save themselves from Egypt and Pharaoh. However, many just knew it in their thought and did not believe it. Therefore, whenever they faced hardships, difficulties, and problems, they always resented, complained, and disbelieved God. We should have the unity between faith and knowledge of God.
Ephesians 4:13 till we all come to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to a perfect man, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ;