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Purging Your House, Pruning Your Family Tree

Do the following questions express what you have felt in the past:
• Does a weeping willow describe your family tree?
• Did you pick up some bad DNA from someone in your lineage?
• Is there a warfare going on that you won’t talk about?
• What are the keys to a happy home?

Removing hindrances in your life
There are two important ways for you to alter your present personal situations and experience a great emotional and spiritual future – by purging your house and pruning your family tree. Purging your house involves removing spiritual, emotional and mental hindrances. Pruning your family tree involves a process I call redemptive alterations that positively impact your future when the Word of God defeats the sin habits and overcomes the carnal nature through regeneration.

In the world in which we live today, there are many indicators to show that dissatisfaction and disillusionment are on the rise. No one wants to be viewed as a failure. You were created to dream and given gifts to make the dream happen. However unplanned disruptions build roadblocks on the road to destiny.

Finding the root of the problem
External factors contribute to these feelings, but not all the reasons for your negative attitudes come from these causes. Internal root problems can hinder you from success in your life. When more than 50% of marriages end in divorce and millions cannot sleep without being medicated, we should find out where the root problem lies.

God’s Word can alter the circumstances of your life and bring a change that will positively impact your family. There is a way for you to purge your house from negative family, or generational roots, and there are steps that you can take to prune your family tree of lifeless, non-fruit-bearing branches. If you practice Biblical principles, you will see the Lord change your situation.

Planting the seed of God’s Word

The good seed of God’s Word dwells in you and what you are continually planting into the hearts and minds of your family will outlive you, long after your physical house (your body) has ceased from the earth and has returned to the dust. If you are blessed with a Christian family, continue to produce good fruit. If you are beginning a family, plant the good seed and expect a good harvest.

The soil is our heart, the seed is the Word of God, and the water is the Holy Spirit. The sunlight is the illumination you receive in God’s presence. You can initiate the beginning of a family tree that will one day be marked with a generational legacy in the same manner that great Christian leaders (like Jonathan Edwards and Billy Graham) have been blessed with.

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