Alcohol Addiction

alcohol addiction

Many Americans suffer from addiction of sort in their lives.  There are several reasons why, but I will only name a few.  During bereavement, people tend to drink away the pain, sometimes if a person is going through a horrific divorce, rape, molested at an early age, depression, and etc.

People are not aware of generational curses, which maybe the reason why you’re drinking or have become a drunk.  Let’s take a moment and think, you’re grandparents drink, your parents drink, and now you’re drinking.  For example, when you go to the doctor and he/she ask, “Did someone in your family suffer from alcoholism?”

Some doctors may recognize a generational curse, but refer to a medical term to describe it.  Typically, if you answer yes to the list of health questionnaires, the doctor may say inheriting genetic condition, (which means it was passed down from generation to generation).  In the meantime, the diagnosis could better for a short period of time, but ultimately return to their original state; this is called iniquity.  So how does iniquity cause generational curses?

Iniquity is deep rooted-sin without repentance; a deliberate act of willful sin against God’s will. People have been trying to break generational curses without uprooting iniquity.  The Word of God says:

Do not worship any other gods beside me. Do not make idols of any kind, whether in the shape of birds or animals or fish.  You must never worship or bow down to them, for I, the Lord your God am a jealous God who will not share you affection with any other god!  I do not leave unpunished the sins of those who hate me, but I punish the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations (Exodus 20:3-5).

It seems unfair, but iniquity can form in the bloodline and pass down to the generation of children to come.

Unfortunately, most families deal with some form of iniquity. When laboring under a generational curse, sorrow of the heart, may follow wherever a person goes.  Sin starts in the heart of a person but ultimately disturbs the spirit.  People may even receive baptism, in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost but never deal with the issue of iniquity in lives.  That’s why we are told to work out our own salvation, “Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence, continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling”, (Phil 2:12 NIV).

wine glasses

However, without working out one’s own salvation, iniquity will construct the person’s soul to where it wants to sin and that’s what happen to me!  I was addicted to alcohol.  I was drinking alcohol before I turn 21 years-old.  I started with “coolers” during my old college days with friends.  As years gone by, I thoroughly enjoyed alcohol beverages.  I recalled having a bottle of “long island ice tea” in the trunk of my car. So whenever I wanted to drink, I kept a bottle on me!

My friends and I used to hang out at the clubs every weekend.  Most of the clubs we attended were out of town and getting drinks wasn’t a problem for us. I can distinctly remember, being in Cancun, Mexico drunk almost every day.  One particular night I passed out on the dance floor.  I woke up only to find myself dancing again; growing tiresome, I sat in the corner of the dance floor with my legs wrap around a random man’s neck.  Wow!  Unfortunately, I cannot fix my mouth to say that was the best time of my life, because I couldn’t remember most of the trip.

Nevertheless, I decided not to drink liquor anymore! Just wine.  In my mind, I’m assuming that wine would be better to consume because it’s lighter than tequila.  But as time passed, I slowly stop drinking hard liquor, but more wine.  On my worst days at work, I would go and buy a bottle of wine, only to find myself drinking the entire bottle that night.  In most cases, I would leave work early just to get a bottle of wine.

At work, one of my colleagues asked me out and I accepted.  We met at a fine dining restaurant, whereas the restaurant was having “wine tasting” that night. Wow!  Let me back up the story a little before I begin on what happen next, (during my days of drinking I was saved and filled with the Holy Spirit and I always covered myself, son, and my belonging in the blood of Jesus daily.)

Ok, now back to my story…

My colleague had already arrived at the restaurant waiting on me in the lobby.  We met at 7p.m that night, enjoying “wine tasting” from every wine you could think of whether in the U.S or outside the U.S.  Once we finished doing the “wine tasting”, we both decided to order a bottle of wine for our table.  We ate dinner, talked, and drank the entire night. Eventually, we ended up ordering ANOTHER bottle of wine before the night was out.

I noticed I was the main person drinking the wine, whereas he was barely sipping his glass.  After the second bottle of wine was gone, I ordered a glass of wine and chased it with a sip of water. I had remembered someone had told me that sipping water, while drinking, would decrease my chances of being sloppy drunk, (which I found out later that was a lie, only to find it was the opposite). Now, it’s 11p.m the employees are cleaning and leaving work and we are the only two left inside the restaurant.

wine tasting

I said to him, “What a great night!” He responded, “Are you okay to drive home?” I frantically said, “Yes, I’m good.  Have a goodnight!” I got in my truck and he got in his car, going our separate ways. I felt like I could make it home because travel time was only 15 minutes away from the restaurant, if I take the interstate.  While driving onto the interstate, I started to get sleepy, I rolled down the window to get fresh air, but that didn’t work.  I found myself dozing off while driving, and before I knew it I fell asleep while driving.  Wow!  I COMPLELETLY PASSED OUT WHILE DRIVING ON THE INTERSTATE!  I only remember bits of what happen and I know for sure I wasn’t driving that vehicle.  I know for a fact the Lord was driving that vehicle for me.

I remember my truck being parked nicely in a parking space at my apartment complex and someone was helping me walk up the stairs and it was a human being.  Maybe one or two shining light images was on the side of me helping me get inside my home only to put me to bed and lock my door as I slept.  As I’m writing this article, tears are beginning to flow from my eyes. I, Areta Woods, should have been dead in 2005, but GOD!!!  I know for a fact it was the angels driving and helping me get home.  The next day when I woke up my friend called and said she had been praying for me all night. She also told me the Lord told her to inform me of this”; “If you had never covered your vehicle or yourself under the BLOOD of Jesus you would have died last night.”

I dropped the phone and started crying, because that was the truth!  I was driving drunk and thought I could make it home, but GOD!!! Oh, how the “BLOOD OF JESUS” never loses it POWER.  God kept me even in my sin, even in my iniquities!  I am forever thankful that He saved my life even though I was a fool.  Nothing but His grace and mercy covered me to even live to share this the story.

drunk in bed

That day I made a promise to God that I would never drink again in life and I didn’t have another drink for about 7 years. Although, I started to drink again years later, it’s only on rare occasions, (weddings, birthday, business meetings). I believe my issue with alcohol didn’t start with just me because my grandmother, mom and uncles drank strong beverages to solely become drunk.  That alcoholic lineage passed down to me, for sure.  After facing effects of alcoholism head on, I was able to recognize the severity of it.  I had to pray and plead the BLOOD of Jesus, over me and my son’s life, to break the generational curses of alcoholism!

In conclusion, I made a declaration not to be around people that drink until I was completely delivered and set free and still wouldn’t consider being around them.  I pray that my story will help others that might have encounter the same addiction of alcohol to set you free today.

The Word of God says, “Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed”. (John 8:36 NKJV)

Deliverance is for the children bread, not for the unbelievers.  In order to receive deliverance, Jesus Christ must be your Lord and Savior.  However, you can always pray for the unbelievers for God’s grace and mercy to be shed upon them. God loves the sinner just hate the sin!

Below is a prayer to break Generational Curses off your life and once you recite the prayer, please breathe in and out.  Received it by Faith!

stop drinking

Prayer for Deliverance:

Heavenly Father- I repent of any sins in my life or my ancestors’ lives that have resulted in a curse.  I repent of all disobedience, rebellion, perversion, witchcraft, idolatry, lust, adultery, fornication, mistreatment of others, murder, cheating, lying, sorcery, divination, and occult involvement.  I ask for your forgiveness and cleansing through the blood of the Lord Jesus Christ.

I take authority over and break and and every curse upon my life in the Name of Jesus.  I break all curses of poverty, lack, debt, destruction, sickness, death, and vagabondism.  I break all curses on my marriage, family, children, and relationships.  I break curses of rejection, pride, rebellion, lust, hurt, incest, rape, Ahab, Jezebel, fear, insanity, madness, and confusion.  I break all curses affecting my finances, mind, sexual character, emotions, will and relationships.

I break every hex, jinx, spell and spoken curse over my life.  I break every fetter, shackle, chain, cord, habit, and cycle that is the result of a curse.  According to Galatians 3:13, I have been redeemed from “the curse of the law” by the sacrifice of Jesus.  I exercise my faith in the blood of Jesus and loose myself and my descendants from any and every curse.  I claim forgiveness through the blood of Jesus for the sins of the fathers.

All of my sins have been remitted, and I loose myself from the curse that came as a result of all disobedience and rebellion to the Word of God.  I exercise my faith, and I know that confession is made unto salvation Romans 10:10, “For it is by believing in your heart that you are made right with God, and it is by confessing with your mouth that you are saved”.

Therefore, I confess that Abraham’s blessings are mine according to Galatians 3:14, “In order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles, so that we would received the promise of the Spirit through faith”.

I am not cursed, but blessed.  I am “the head, and not the tail” Deuteronomy 22:13. I am above and not beneath.  I am blessed coming in and blessed going out.  I am blessed, and what God has blessed cannot be cursed.

I command spirits of rejection, hurt, bitterness, unforgiveness, bondage, torment, death, destruction, fear, lust, perversion, mind control, witchcraft, poverty, lack, debt confusion, double-mindedness, sickness, infirmity, pain, divorce, separation, strife, contention, depression, sadness, loneliness, self-pity, self-destruction, self-rejection, anger, rage, wrath, anguish, vagabondism, abuse, and addiction to come out in the Name of Jesus!

Lord, I thank you for setting me free from every curse and every spirit that has operated in my life as the result of a curse.  Amen

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