FAMILIAR SPIRIT- (1 SAM. 28:7,8) By Bern Zumpano, M.D.
This is the Old Testament term for “demon”. It is called “familiar” because it is assigned to families and their members. Satan has seen to it that ALL believers and unbelievers alike have these spirits assigned to them and the other family members for their destruction. It will minister the particular sin that some member of the family opened the door to in the past, to other family members. Thus, if an ancestor took an interest in fornication and opened that door Satan, an assignment against that family is formed and the familiar spirit of fornication will minister that sin down the family line to the descendants, carrying out the generation curse of fornication in that family line.
If great-great-grandpa was a fornicator, it is likely that great-grandpa and grandpa will have gotten into fornication at some time in their lives since the generations curse comes down 3-4 generations upon the children and descendants of the one who sinned. (Ex. 5:20) The remedy is to confess the sins of the ancestors and predecessors on all sides of one’s own families and the spouses families back to the families origins, repenting for grieving the Holy Spirit and for those whom they may have harmed, blessing the Lord and their descendants in restitution, asking the Lord’s forgiveness, and THEN breaking the generations curse in Jesus’ Name. (Lev. 26:40-45)
The familiar spirit is not only familiar with you and all of your habits, but he was familiar with ALL of your ancestors and their habits, even 30 generations ago or two thousand years ago. He knows your family and its weaknesses well. More than one familiar spirit may be assigned to a person. Suspect the familiar spirit and generations curse when you see more than one of the same type of problem in a family line affecting more than one generation. For instance, multiple cases of diabetes mellitus, cancer, premature or sudden deaths, divorce, alcoholism, addictions, sexual immorality, adultery, fornication, etc. Even behavioral traits such as unbelief, resisting the Holy Spirit, lust, anger, mental or emotional problems that tend to run in families may represent demonic ministry of the familiar spirit.
The familiar spirit will first affect the “priest” of the house, the head of the household with whom the anointing of the Holy Spirit upon the family members resides. Upon the death of the father of the family, the head of the household, the familiar spirit will pass down upon the first-born son, according to the pattern of Old Testament scripture.
WARFARE PRAYER TO BIND FAMILIAR SPIRIT
I take authority and come against all Familiar Spirits assigned to me and my family members; all spirits of confusion, lies, deception, division, discord, argument, discontent, seduction, lust, perversion and all of their kindred and underline spirits. I bind all spirits not of the Holy Spirit.
I bind all of their physical-psychic-spiritual attacks, assignments, and operations, all of their seedings, works, plans, activities, blueprints, plots, plans, designs, traps, wiles, snares, assignments, all curses, hexes, vexes, bewitchments, enchantments, cantrips, ligatures, and judgements of witches and warlocks, all acts of evil, sorcery, witchcraft, magic, candle magic, potion magic, white magic, black magic, voodoo, all blood pacts, blood sacrifices, and blood covenants of witchcraft; all national and continental witchcraft workings and curses; all demonic thoughts, threats, mental locutions, statements and ideations, all self-inflicted curses through negative confession; all curses spoken over me, my children and other family members; any such curses spoken over, formed against, or directed at any of us, marriages, families, possessions, health, safety, welfare, jobs, income, our physical bodies or lives, all that they or we are, have, or possess. I take all of these things into captivity to Christ, and by faith, call them all cancelled, made null and void, never manifested, never come to pass, cursed and destroyed at their roots and rendered of no effect, judged, spoiled, never seeded, cast down as vain thoughts and imaginations, and broken off of our me, spouse, children and family members ... ALL immediately, completely, permanently, and continually. I cut and sever all ties, bonds, cords, and soul ties. I now break their communications and supply lines and bind up and off all reinforcements. I speak and decree upon them spiritual: confusion, deafness, dumbness, blindness, incapacitation, paralysis; I throw all of their plans into continual confusion and disarray, and decree all of these things accomplished immediately, completely, permanently, and continually....ALL by trusting and expectant faith, in Christ Jesus’ Name and for your Glory, Father.
“Father, this day I bind Satan, all territorial spirits, every principality, power spirit, ruler of the darkness, wicked spirit in high places. I take divine authority over every familiar spirits, spirits above them, around them and below them, known or unknown. I bind them all with all their assignments against my spouse, children, family members; all on assignment against all that we are have and possess. We break loose from their operations. I break their power and communication lines. I break their supply lines. I curse all of their works and assignments at their roots. I speak spiritual deafness, dumbness, blindness, confusion, paralysis, and incapacitation upon each and every one of them, and throw all of their plans and activities into continual confusion and disarray through the spirit of power and might of the Holy Spirit.
I bind their “watcher” agents, “ scanner’’ agents, “tracker” agents, “eavesdropper” agents and “divinatory” spirits agents and all on assignment up their chain of command; I bind them all up and off from each other, and from all mentioned, my loved ones and me. I loose us all from them, along with all that we are, have, and possess. I now decree that all that I have spoken and do speak, has already come to pass in the realm of the Spirit; I decree all of these prayers accomplished already in the realm of the Holy Spirit, I decree that from henceforth, they are unable to see, hear, or understand my moves or speech; that they are unable to track me or watch my activities; that they are turned against themselves and cannot carry out their assignments. I curse at the roots all that they attempt, all assignments, blueprints, plots, plans, designs, seedings, works, plans, and activities, all wiles, traps and snares; I take them all captive to Christ and cast them down as vain thoughts and imaginations, along with all demonic ministry to my thought life. I break off of us all curses, hexes, vexes, bewitchments, enchantments, spells, cantrups, ligatures, judgements of witches or warlocks, all acts of evil, magic, or witchcraft, all black magic, white magic, candle magic, potion magic, soul-ties, bindings, workings, voodoo, sorcery, blood pacts, blood sacrifices, blood covenants, animal sacrifices, and all occult practices of any kind. I bind them. I loose us from them. I break them off of us. I curse them all at the roots. I decree them all made null and void. cancelled. never manifested, never come to pass, cursed and destroyed at their roots, rendered of no effect- cast down as vain thoughts and imaginations and never seeded, judged, and spoiled, all in Christ Jesus’ Name.
Father, ALL in Christ Jesus’ Name. I thank you, Father, ahead of time, for already having heard and answered these prayers ... in Christ Jesus’ Name and for Your Glory. I give you the greatest of thanks and praise, Father, that You perform Your Work on my behalf (Jer. 1:12; Job 22:28), that Your Word is absolutely true (John 17:17), and that You are not a man that You should lie (Num.23:19). Glory to You, Father, Lord Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit! Amen.
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