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4. A Venda male who is third generation born again Christian and went through the medical circumcision at hospital, admitted that he had it done as a matter of conscience to be accepted as a real man by his tribal peers – even if it was just a medical procedure completely devoid of any traditional rituals. He felt convicted that he had entered a covenant that gave him his tribal identity and male authority. He confessed to the Lord that he entered an ungodly covenant … that he had obtained an ungodly priesthood and access to the spirit realm. He took off the ungodly cloak and exchanged it for the Cloak of God’s Identity, the Ring of Authority in Jesus Christ … and the Shoes of Destiny in the path of righteousness.
The above-mentioned ceremonies are basic ones that cover all Nguni tribes.
They may differ slightly in terms of procedure, but the principle of ancestral worship is the same. There are many extra rituals and ceremonies from tribe to tribe which can be addressed in deliverance sessions by renouncing participation … the objective thereof, renouncing the ritual step by step (Swazi, and Zulu maidens have Reed ceremonies, and so forth).
Deliverance Prayers Would Include …
1. Renouncing the identity, authority and destiny prescribed by the ownership of the ancestors over your life in favor of the Lordship of Jesus Christ.
2. Renouncing the ancestors of family and clan as demon gods and cutting soul ties.
3. Confessing the sins of the forefathers – idol worship, witchcraft, and communicating with the dead.
4. Asking God to deal with the umbilical cord that allows access to manipulate you and to sanctify and seal the incisions on your body.
5. Recognizing every act that honoured the ancestors in the place of God and confessing the objectives thereof ritual step by step and/or the muti that was used
6. Refuse to be present at any family events that honour ancestors as providers and protectors. Jesus did not call us to such harmony – we need to be prepared to forsake tribal customs for the ways of Jesus Christ.
7. Initiated males must renounce their titles and the rite of passage they have undergone to obtain manhood.
The Circumcision Ritual Heavenly Father, I ask Your forgiveness for partaking in a circumcision ritual and for considering it to be a necessary rite of passage to obtain identity and authority.
Lord, please forgive me for not seeking my identity in Christ and for not receiving the authority that You give me in the Name of Jesus through the Blood of Jesus.
In the Name of Jesus I ask Your forgiveness for allowing my foreskin to be removed and buried in the ground at the end of the two weeks period. I ask Your forgiveness for making a blood covenant with the kingdom of darkness by the spilling of my own blood, in Jesus Name.
I ask You Father to please break this demonic seal that was placed on me, my seed and my fruitfulness in every area of my life, in the Name of Jesus.
I ask forgiveness for:
Spending two weeks on a mountain or outdoors to experience • symbolically the hardships of manhood without food and water;
Painting my face white to protect against bacteria as we were not • allowed to wash for the entire period.
Stripping naked and wrapped in blankets only, as part of the ritual.
Please forgive me for meticulously obeying every step of the ritual:
On the seventh day I participated in a ceremony where an animal • was slaughtered on my behalf.
Forgive me for taking the gall bladder of this animal, which I • believed was a life element, and for wrapping it around me for socalled protection for the second week of the ritual.
Father, I ask Your forgiveness for participating in the celebration at the end of the second week which was supposed to welcome me into manhood. Please forgive me for burying my foreskin and the gall bladder into the ground as I presented it to my ancestors. I ask You Father, to please break every curse that came upon me and my family through participating in this ritual.
In the Name of Jesus I take the Sword of the Spirit and cut myself loose from all the elders who officiated at this ritual.
In Jesus Name I take authority over every demonic spirit that was assigned to me through this ritual. I strip you of all power, authority and ranking and decommission you in Jesus name. I bind you now in Jesus Name and send you to the Feet of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
In the Name of Jesus we speak to the earth to vomit out:
In Jesus Name, we reverse every curse into a blessing!
Father, please forgive me for accepting this ungodly priesthood as this ritual qualified me to slaughter animals for sacrifice to the ancestors and to speak to the ancestors.
In the Name of Jesus I now renounce and reject this ungodly priesthood and all the demonic authority and demonic power that was inverted in me. I renounce every demonic ability to contact evil spirits and I close every demonic gateway that was opened in my body, soul and spirit in the All Powerful Name of Jesus.
I fire every gatekeeper that was assigned to keep these gateways open on every level of the spirit. In Jesus Name with the Blood of Jesus, I seal every gateway that was opened to the underworld and demonic realms, body, soul and spirit.
I ask You Lord to assign warring angels with Flaming Swords to guard every gateway that they will never again be re-opened in Jesus Name.
In Jesus Name, I strip off all spiritual mantles, armbands, leg bands, headdresses, etc. I lay down all regalia, staffs, emblems, rings, etc. in the Name of Jesus. Send Your Fire, Lord and burn up al the emblems of demonic authority in this demonic priesthood in the spirit.
I ask You to forgive me for every person that I have placed a curse upon when I officiated at any ceremonies. Forgive me Lord, for deceiving people and leading them astray.
I ask You Lord to send Your ministering angels to every one of these people and to release them from all the bondage that I have been responsible for, in Jesus Name. I take authority over all the demons that I assigned over each person in Jesus Name. I bind you in the Name of Jesus, decommission you, strip you of all power and authority and send you to the Footstool of Jesus Christ of Nazareth.
In the Name of Jesus I now take up my Godly Priesthood Calling … a Chosen Generation, a Royal Priesthood, a Holy Nation, Your Own Special Person called out of darkness into His Marvelous Light! Thank You Jesus, that You have made it possible for me.
1 Peter 2:9 “9 But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a dedicated nation, [God’s] own purchased, special people, that you may set forth the wonderful deeds and display the virtues and perfections of Him Who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.” AMEN!
God has taught us lessons in understanding how things work in the spirit and that is … When there is anything as powerful as this in witchcraft, then there is always an origin of Truth in the Word of God because the enemy can not “make” or “create” anything … he can only copy.
God then started to reveal to us everywhere in the Word where bones were spoken about and the Godly meaning of bones in the Spirit.
What we are going to share here is just a starting point of trying to understand a very important Truth … as well as
to get a better understanding of:
THE BIBLICAL TRUTH ABOUT BONESIn the Bible, we see in Genesis that Eve is born from Adam’s rib … Genesis 2:21-22 “21 And the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam; and while he slept, He took one of his ribs or a part of his side and closed up the [place with] flesh. 22 And the rib or part of his side which the Lord God had taken from the man He built up and made into a woman, and He brought her to the man.” In other Biblical texts, bones appear to be conscious and even able to speak.
The Psalmist declares … Psalm 35:10-11 “10 All my bones shall say, Lord, who is like You, You Who deliver the poor and the afflicted from him who is too strong for him, yes, the poor and the needy from him who snatches away his goods? 11 Malicious and unrighteous witnesses rise up; they ask me of things that I know not.” Ezekiel and the Valley of Dry Bones One of the most remarkable accounts of the resurrection of bones appears in the book of Ezekiel.
Ezekiel 37:1-10 “1 THE HAND of the Lord was upon me, and He brought me out in the Spirit of the Lord and set me down in the midst of the valley; and it was full of bones. 2 And He caused me to pass round about among them, and behold, there were very many [human bones] in the open valley or plain, and behold, they were very dry. 3 And He said to me, Son of man, can these bones live? And I answered, O Lord God, You know! 4 Again He said to me, Prophesy to these bones and say to them, O you dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. 5 Thus says the Lord God to these bones: Behold, I will cause breath and spirit to enter you, and you shall live; 6 And I will lay sinews upon you and bring up flesh upon you and cover you with skin, and I will put breath and spirit in you, and you [dry bones] shall live; and you shall know, understand, and realize that I am the Lord [the Sovereign Ruler, Who calls forth loyalty and obedient service]. 7 So I prophesied as I was commanded;
and as I prophesied, there was a [thundering] noise and behold, a shaking and trembling and a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. 8 And I looked and behold, there were sinews upon [the bones] and flesh came upon them and skin covered them over, but there was no breath or spirit in them. 9 Then said He to me, Prophesy to the breath and spirit, son of man, and say to the breath and spirit, Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath and spirit, and breathe upon these slain that they may live. 10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath and spirit came into [the bones], and they lived and stood up upon their feet, an exceedingly great host.”
2 Kings 13:20-21 “20 Elisha died, and they buried him. Bands of the Moabites invaded the land in the spring of the next year. 21 As a man was being buried [on an open bier], such a band was seen coming; and the man was cast into Elisha’s grave. And when the man being let down touched the bones of Elisha, he revived and stood on his feet.” The Bible says … The Bones Cry Out!
Healthy bones are a sign of good health, but unhealthy bones are a sign of poor health. Why … ?
Bones are in one sense the manufactures of the blood that is the life of the body.
Leviticus 17:11 “11 For the life (the animal soul) is in the blood, and I have given it for you upon the altar to make atonement for your souls; for it is the blood that makes atonement, by reason of the life [which it represents].” Do the Scriptures reveal anything about our bones? Yes! The Scriptures tell us about many things that affect our bones … and thus affect our health.
Some factors which produce unhealthy bones
1. BAD NEWS = Brings rottenness to the bones.
Habakkuk 3:16 “16 I heard and my [whole inner self] trembled; my lips quivered at the sound. Rottenness enters into my bones and under me [down to my feet]; I tremble. I will wait quietly for the day of trouble and distress when there shall come up against [my] people him who is about to invade and oppress them.”
2. SHAME = Brings rottenness to the bones.
Proverbs 12:4 “4 A virtuous and worthy wife [earnest and strong in character] is a crowning joy to her husband, but she who makes him ashamed is as rottenness in his bones.”
3. REPROACH = Is like a sword in the bones.
Psalm 42:10 “10 As with a sword [crushing] in my bones, my enemies taunt and reproach me, while they say continually to me, Where is your God?”
4. CURSING = Is like [hot] oil in the bones.
Psalm 109:18 “18 He clothed himself also with cursing as with his garment, and it seeped into his inward [life] like water, and like oil into his bones.”
5. UNCONFESSED SIN = Causes the bones to wax old.
Psalm 32:3 “3 When I kept silence [before I confessed], my bones wasted away through my groaning all the day long.”
6. SIN = Causes unrest to the bones.
Psalm 38:3 “3 There is no soundness in my flesh because of Your indignation;
neither is there any health or rest in my bones because of my sin.”
7. ENVY = Brings rottenness to the bones.
Proverbs 14:30 “30 A calm and undisturbed mind and heart are the life and health of the body, but envy, jealousy, and wrath are like rottenness of the bones.”
8. A BROKEN SPIRIT = Dries the bones.
Proverbs 17:22 “22 A happy heart is good medicine and a cheerful mind works healing, but a broken spirit dries up the bones.”
9. TROUBLE IN LIFE = Causes a burning in the bones.
Psalm 102:3 “3 For my days consume away like smoke, and my bones burn like a firebrand or like a hearth.” Job 30:30 “30 My skin falls from me in blackened flakes, and my bones are burned with heat.”
10. FEAR = Causes the shaking of the bones.
Job 4:14 “14 Fear came upon me and trembling, which made all my bones shake.”
11. SIN = Fills the bones.
Job 20:11 “11 His bones are full of youthful energy, but it will lie down with him in the dust.”
12. GOD'S CHASTENING = Produces strong pain in the bones.
Psalm 6:2 “2 Have mercy on me and be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am weak (faint and withered away); O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled.” Job 33:19 “19 [God’s voice may be heard by man when] he is chastened with pain upon his bed and with continual strife in his bones or while all his bones are firmly set,”
13. AFFLICTION OF THE SOUL = Brings a piercing of the bones.
Job 30:16-17 “16 And now my life is poured out within me; the days of affliction have gripped me. 17 My bones are pierced [with aching] in the night season, and the pains that gnaw me take no rest.”
14. GRIEF AND INIQUITY = Cause to bones to be consumed.
Psalm 31:10 “10 For my life is spent with sorrow and my years with sighing;