Christian Healing of Generations
A Christian medical missionary to China was forced to face a world of full of ancestor worship and real demons. He started seeing what we call psychoses be healed with prayer. He saw a multitude of people healed by prayer alone when he was in a Japanese concentration camp. When he came back to England, he devoted his life to the curing of psychiatric illness through divine guidance. He spent ten years in general practice and twenty-five years as a psychiatrist. During that time he devised unorthodox but effective treatment methods. Since he was an Anglican priest, everything came back to the Eucharist (communion) service.
Blessings from God flow through every family, but since the fall of Adam and Eve, the effects of sin have touched every family. Those who came before us provide us with an inheritance. Just as physical characteristics are passed from generation to generation (such as your mother's eyes or dad's nose), so too are patterns of behavior (creativity, stubbornness, etc.), illnesses, and spiritual effects. Our spiritual inheritance is based on the blessings and sins of our ancestors and the effects of these blessings and sins on the present generation. (See Exodus 20:5-6; Deuteronomy 27-29; 2 Kings 17:7-14; Lamentations 5:7; Matt. 23:29-32).
In Lamentations 5:7 it states: "Our forefathers have sinned and are now dead, and we bear their punishment." The Healing of the Family Tree is directed to lifting this punishment or bondage of body, mind or spirit.
There is a distinction between sin and the effects of sin. Only original sin – not personal sin – inherited, as Paul teaches in Romans 5:12. But the Bible teaches that sin's counterpart, the effects of sin – punishment – in the form of suffering, illness; inclination toward sinful habits, addictions, etc. can be inherited. When we go to be with Jesus, all inherited sin and its consequences will be washed away. (Jer.31:29; Ezek. 18:2; Rev. 22:3) But we need to be freed now, so we can be fruitful for the Lord.
The Falls Church Generational Service can be done by a layman.
Basically, at its most elementary form, is: