Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Renounce Sin

How To Repent For your Sins

The word 'renounce' means to disclaim, disown, reject publicly and abandon something bad.
Why do we need to repent of our sins.  Two Reasons to Renounce

Reason #1 - To provide personal evidence of miraculous change that encourages others to believe in the Gospel Message of Jesus Christ. And many that believed came, and confessed, and showed their deeds. Many of them also which used curious arts brought their books together, and burned them before all men: and they counted the price of them, and found it fifty thousand pieces of silver. So mightily grew the word of God and prevailed. Acts 19:18-20

As we have received mercy, we faint not; But have renounced the hidden things of dishonesty, not walking in craftiness, nor handling the word of God deceitfully; but by manifestation of the truth commending ourselves to every man's conscience in the sight of God. 2 Corinthians 4:1-2

Reason #2 - To maintain a godly life free from demonic bondage.

He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whosoever confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Proverbs 28:13, and "As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come. Proverbs 26:2. The second verse says a curse cannot come on us if we do not have any open doors. The first scripture says that if we do confess our sins, then we have mercy and we are forgiven and it closes the door on the demonic to have any legal right.

We separate ourselves from the Lord when we sin - habitual sin. The enemy knows this and comes to accuse and sends his demons to work against you because it has a legal right. The good news is, Jesus is interceeding for you. He is for you and not against you. He is standing there with his arms open wide for you to make it right.

Works of the Flesh

You see sin is the works of the flesh and that is why it has to be repented and renounced. In Galatians 5:19-21 it says:

19 Now the works of the flesh are manifest, which are these; Adultery, fornication, uncleanness, lasciviousness,

20 Idolatry, witchcraft, hatred, variance, emulations, wrath, strife, seditions, heresies,

21 Envyings, murders, drunkenness, revellings, and such like: of the which I tell you before, as I have also told you in time past, that they which do such things shall not inherit the kingdom of God.

Did you see in verse 21 it says you shall not inherit the kingdom of God when we stay in habitual sin or allow the flesh to control us allowing the enemy to have legal right to torment or take you deeper into other sins.

For the grace of God that bringeth salvation hath appeared to all men, Teaching us that, denying ungodliness and worldly lusts, we should live soberly, righteously, and godly, in this present world; Looking for that blessed hope, and the glorious appearing of the great God and our Savior Jesus Christ; Who gave himself for us, that he might redeem us from all iniquity, and purify unto himself a peculiar people, zealous of good works. Titus 2:11-14

I say then, Walk in the Spirit, and ye shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh. For the flesh lusteth against the Spirit, and the Spirit against the flesh: and these are contrary the one to the other: so that ye cannot do the things that ye would. But if ye be led of the Spirit, ye are not under the law. Galatians 5:16-18. Again, if we are not obedient to the word of God and choose to feed our flesh and not look at the consequences, then we cannot enter the kingdom of God.

  • Things That Should Be Renounces
  • Personal & Ancestral Sins that is against the word of God
  • Sins Done Against You
  • Sins you do to another (accusation, gossip, etc.)
  • False Religion
  • Objects Offensive to God - anything we put more important than God. 
  • Occult Practices

But every man is tempted, when he is drawn away of his own lust, and enticed. Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death. James 1:14-15


Personal sins are the offenses that you committed against God. It may be you have prayed and asked the Lord to forgive you of 'all' of your sins, and He has, but you are still tasked with the responsibility of renouncing these sins for the two reasons I listed above. I encourage you to pray and ask the Lord to reveal to you all sins you need to renounce.

The renouncing of your sin to another person can be a simple and informal statement such as, "I used to do that, but the Lord showed me it is wrong. I don't want anything to do with that ever again." This lets the person know that whatever it was you did was wrong and sinful. It also let's the other person know that the Holy Spirit has trained you to renounce ungodly living.


You may be required to make a more formal renunciation for the purpose of obtaining deliverance from the demons associated with your own personal sins. When renouncing these sins you should say a statement similar to this, "I humble myself before the Lord to confess and renounce the sins of (put in the names of your sins here). In the name of Jesus, I expel from myself all evil spirits who gained entrance by these sins."


Ancestral sins (generational curses) are those that your ancestors or family members committed. It may be that you have already renounced some of these sins earlier when dealing with your own. If you have not renounced your own personal sins go back up and do that first. Even if you haven't committed the same sins your ancestors or other family members have, you should still renounce their sins, too. The reason this needs done is to separate yourself from the generational curses their sins bring to the family. Your renunciation might inspire your other family members to renounce their sins, too.

You might not be operating in the same sin but there is a bent to continually tempt you there so go ahead and renounce the sins of your forfathers.

A formal renunciation of ancestral and family sins might look something like this, "I renounce the ancestral and family sins of (all ancestral and family sins). I subject all curses that come with those sins to Christ's authority. In the name of Jesus, I expel from myself all evil spirits who gained entrance via my family's bloodline."


Below you will find a list of general sins. None of the lists are exhaustive, so you might consider customizing your own lists that contain your specific sins.


  • Bitterness (unforgiveness, resentfulness, retaliation, anger/wrath, rage, hatred, violence, murder, suicide, etc.) deception (lying, deceit, false accusation, unfairness, belittling, slander)
  • gossip (back-biting, judgmental)
  • Accusation (accusing others, accusing yourself, accusing God,
  • Envy/Jealousy (theft, coveting, envy, rivalry, gossip, accusation, greed, strife, division, etc.)
  • Spirit of Rejection - (self rejection, abandonment, accusation, false burden bearing, fear, etc.)
  • Unloving Spirit - perversion (immorality, talking vulgar, masochism, sadism, homosexuality, beastiality, rape, lust, fornication, masturbation, sodomy, incest, and molestation, self-rejection, self-bitterness, self-hatred, self-comparision, self-analiation, self-sabotage, gluttony, self-mutiliation, etc. abuse (abusing someone physically, spiritually, emotionally or mentally; violence, drunkenness, instigating arguments, abortion) )
  • Spirit of Fear (doubt and unbelief, worry, etc.)
  • Occult (rebellion, witchraft, stubborness, pride, arrogance, vanity, occult, division - fortune telling, hynotism, idolatry, sorcer, witchraft, necromancy and wizardry, controlling others, and self, matriaracal, patriaracal, deception, etc.)


These sins are those that other people perpetrated against you. If you were abused then you need to renounce the sins of your abuser so that you may not become the same kind of perpetrator. It is not uncommon for an abused person to fall into the same sin his or her abuser committed; therefore these sins must be renounced so that may never happen.


A formal renunciation of the sins against you might look something like this, "I renounce the sins of (whatever was done against you). I subject all curses that come with those sins to Christ's authority. In the name of Jesus, I expel from myself all evil spirits who gained entrance by these sins."


perversion (immorality, belittling, incest, rape, sodomy, incest, and molestation)

theft, deception (lying, deceit, false accusation, belittling, slander)

gossip (back-biting, judgmental), abuse (someone abused you either physically, spiritually, emotionally or mentally) witchcraft (someone attempted to obtain control over you)


Note: Be sure that you have forgiven the persons who sinned against you. If you do not understand forgiveness click on this link and read the forgiveness articles.


It is also important that if someone sin affected you to forgive those who have hurt you, abused you or used you. Then also forgive yourself for participating with sin.


False Religions


A formal renunciation of involvement with any false religion would look like this, "I renounce ever participating in (all false religions you were a part of). I subject all curses that come with such participation to Christ's authority. In the name of Jesus, I expel demons from myself all evil spirits who gained entrance due to my involvement."


list of occult practices

Wicca, Satanism, Witchcraft, Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism, Islam, Shintoism, Confucianism, Atheism, Kabala, Paganism, Agnosticism, Bahaism, Pathway, Urantia, Theosophy, Idolatry, Christian Science, Mormonism, Jehovah's Witnesses, Rosicrucianism, Subub, Laithan, Unitarianism, New Age, Santeria, Voodoo, Macumba, Spiritism, Animism, Ku Klux Klan, Sikhism, Esotericism, Racism ... (Any religion that denies that Jesus Christ is Lord)


 Objects Offensive to God


 Pray and ask God to reveal to you all of the objects and items that are offensive to Him.


illegal drugs, Satanic Bible, Necronomicon, occult paraphernalia , Witches Bible, The Qu'ran (or Koran), Yoga Sutras, Buddha Sermon, Tao Te Chung, Harry Potter Books, Dungeons and Dragons, Yu-Gi-Oh cards, games & videos, Magic the Gathering, Poke Mon, pornography, faeries, trolls, idols or anything you hold higher than God. It could be you put your trust in Angels instead of God. It could be you put your trust in vitamines and suppliments instead of going to God to find out the root cause of your sickness, etc. It could be you put your career above God to have your needs met. It could be you put sexual sins to meet your need above God. It could be you use your TV above God to drown out the day instead of allowing god to refresh you.


Occult Practices


A formal renunciation of involvement with any occult practices would look like this, "I renounce ever participating in the occult practices of (all occult practices you were involved in). I subject all curses that come with such sins to Christ's authority. In the name of Jesus, I expel from myself all evil spirits who gained entrance due to my involvement."


Witchcraft, conjuring spirits, necromancy, fortune telling, majick, astral projection, occult astrology, aura reading, hypnosis, yoga, palmistry, handwriting analysis, automatic handwriting, séances, levitation, water witching, parapsychology, psycho kinesis, telepathy, horoscopes, divination, fire-walking, satanic ritual abuse, satanic rituals, satanic contracts, satanic assignments, satanic weddings, satanic covenants, satanic guardians, satanic baptisms, satanic sacrifices, spirit guides, eating raw flesh, drinking blood,


by Barry DM and modified by Traci Morin, Touch of God International Ministries, a Christian Healing and Deliverance Ministry

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1 comment:

Curtis W. said...

I have certainly found that in the search for health and holiness, the problem of sin and occultism is one that needs to be addressed. “Try the spirits whether they are of God,” (I John 4.) We need Christ and the works of Christ. And an honest investigation of Christian Science would prove to any one that it, its religious founder Mary Baker Eddy, and Christian Scientists today are devoted to the works of Christ. The world doesn’t generally understand these works, but Christians understand these works. They come as the result of prayer and holy faith. They honor Christ in the form of healthy and holier lives – lives devoted to God in the way the Bible teaches.