Read: Hebrews 7:9-10
Hebrews 7:9-10 And as I may so say, Levi also, who receiveth tithes, payed tithes in Abraham.
For he was yet in the loins of his father, when Melchisedec met him.
MEMORISE: Then those of Israelite lineage separated themselves from all foreigners; and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers (Nehemiah 9:2)
No man is independent of himself. We are all born by some people. Jesus Himself had a lineage and He behaved as one having a root, when He was circumcised on the eighth day. It is common and normal for one to act like his father or mother, because they share the same blood. But it depends on the individual to share the totality of his parents' blood or not.
Sometimes, some people are called 'carbon copies' of their parents, because the facial and innate characteristics are just too identical. Who are your parents? God will deal with each person according to his or her actions and not necessarily who his parents were. So, what do you do to the bad blood in your lineage? Purge it out of your system, like David prayed to God, 'Behold I was shapen in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me ...purge me with hyssop and I shall be clean: wash me and I shall be whiter than snow' (Psa. 51:5-7).
You can confess the sins of your parents, and decide not to continue in them (Neh. 9:2; Jer. 14:20). God will deal with each person according to his or her actions (Jer. 31:29-30; Gal. 6:7, . If there are positive characters to emulate from your parents, please do. Pastors are thus enjoined to pay tithe and other obligations to God as inherited from Abraham. But must Jacob continue in the deception of Isaac and Abraham (Gen. 20:12; 26:7)? Must Absalom continue in the adultery of David?
What are they known for in your generation? Anger, lust, lie, sickness, untimely death, etc.? You must renounce and abjure these and get total victory in Jesus Christ, today. Put Christ on, having acknowledged and repented of your sins, and received cleansing, through Christ's blood (Rom. 13:14). Believers in Christ must emulate godly biblical characters and be more like Christ than any human, no matter how 'powerful'. You are cleaned, washed and sanctified in, and by Jesus' blood (1 Cor. 6:11).
1. Lord, purge me out of the evil blood of my generation that hinders my relationship with You.
2. Oh Lord, eject in my body the cleansing blood of Jesus Christ.
3. Father, put a total end to the nefarious activities of blood suckers in this nation.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: 2 Kings 18 - 19 & Galatians 3