By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena While working as a psychologist and counselor, I often heard doctors say depression was the common cold of mental disorders. They cited genetic, chemical, and environmental causes for depression and indicated that stress could trigger depression if a person inherited a genetic potential for the condition. Depression does run in families. […]

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How Does the Spirit of Depression Affect Us? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences

By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena I grew up thinking the devil wasn’t real but instead was a fabricated excuse people used to place blame outside themselves when they did something that caused shame or embarrassment. Comedian Flip Wilson reinforced this belief every time he jokingly said, “The devil made me do it.” The Devil is Real  […]

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How Does the Spirit of Deception/Lying Affect Us? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences

By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena The spirit of death works to destroy us by causing premature death in our physical bodies. It often collaborates with other spirits, such as fear and infirmity, to bring destruction and demonic oppression. Although this spirit is often associated with physical death, it also works to kill a person’s dreams, hope, […]

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How Does the Spirit of Death Affect Us? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences

By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena When we think about a controlling person, we often imagine one who is manipulative. Did you know that manipulative behavior may be the result of a negative ancestral influence in the person’s lineage? Someone in the past opened the door to the spirit of control. In other words, they gave the […]

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How Does the Spirit of Control Affect Us? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences

By Gena Barnhill @BarnhillGena The spirit of condemnation is a lying spirit that uses shame, guilt, regret, or accusation to influence us and make us feel unworthy and believe that we can never be good enough to receive God’s grace. We were created for relationship with God and to walk in victory in Christ. Agreement […]

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How Does the Spirit Of Condemnation Affect Us? The A-B-C Series on Ancestral Influences