Whether you are fearful of the virus or economic failure, spirits familiar from past trauma will jump on an opportunity to find a crack in your armor.
As a counselor, I sit in a sort of “cat-bird” seat that gives me a higher perspective on what others are going through. I’ve heard clients, pastors, and friends stating: “I am not afraid of this virus, but I am filled with anxiety, and it’s depressing me!”
Lance Wallnau recently quoted Roberts Lairdon as saying, “Sometimes when people get into warfare and stress, they revert to the old nature.” We can look at Peter, who, under stress, reverted to denying Jesus three times before the cock crowed.
Anxiety and Depression are Familiar to Our Generational Bloodline
Sin affects the land, and the land we live in affects us! As a newer nation, we can quickly review the national trauma that swept across the country during “The Great Depression” in the 1930s.
Stories from our ancestors abound of devastating losses as the stock market crashed, banks closed, and unemployment skyrocketed.
Word curses of depression, poverty, and loss were on everyone’s lips. Fear and depression had invaded our land.
We are the descendants of the great depression who are still struggling with this spiritual torment. Our losses are different, but the spirits of fear and depression operating in our lives are the same. COVID-19 has stirred up generational trauma that is once again sweeping the nation with anxiety and depression.
How Do You Drive Out Fear and Depression
- Break Generational Structures of Iniquity and Word Curses by declaring out loud:
“In the name of Jesus Christ, I confess the sins of my forefathers and break the power of every inherited curse of fear and depression on my bloodline. I also break the power of every word curse I have spoken over myself, agreeing with fear and depression, and I cancel every diagnosis of depression. I repent for coming into agreement with these words, and I declare they no longer have a hold over me in Jesus’ name.”
This declaration waves the flag of freedom and liberty. The blood of Jesus is enough.
- Break soul-ties with people in news media or on any social platform that have frightened you with their stories by declaring: “Lord, I break every ungodly soul tie with (speak their names out loud). I call my soul back in the name of Jesus.
- Worship wins the War! We are in a war over God’s presence personally and over our nation. He has called us into unity through worship.
Now when they began to sing and to praise, the Lord set ambushes against the people of Ammon, Moab, and Mount Seir, who had come against Judah; and they were defeated. (2 Chronicles 20:23).
- Use the Blood of Jesus to take your thoughts captive. Speak out loud:
“I take my thoughts captive to the obedience of Jesus Christ. I saturate my mind with the blood of Jesus Christ.”
Meditate on Philippians 4:8:
Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy— meditate on these things.
- Read the Bible daily! Keep your perspective focused on the truth found in God’s word!
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