Breaking the Power of Generational Curses – Kylie Peihopa

Tuesday, July 10th, 2018

Victory over absolute sin and brokenness

Kylie, these are lies,” said her pastor. “These are absolute lies of the enemy.

“We have the power and the blood of Jesus to break that generational curse off you.”

“I believe that before there’s a perpetrator there’s a tormented soul.”

Kylie Peihopa can now see a city of broken people. People who are tormented. People who don’t know what to do.

Her pastor knew what to do.

“He came over to me and started taking authority over this spirit and that spirit and God just dramatically delivered me.”

Foster family, moved to New Zealand

Queenstown, Tasmania 1984. That was the year and that was where Kylie Peihopa was born.

Moves around the Apple Isle were soon to follow. Launceston, Hobart, Devonport.

At the age of 12 I moved to New Zealand.

Kylie’s biological mother was in no condition to raise her. She was fostered into another family at 18 months of age to a couple who were Christians.

“I was brought up in the church,” said Kylie saying she recalled being baptised three times during her upbringing before she gave her heart to the Lord as a twenty-year old.

“I had many encounters with the Lord. There was a lot of brokenness in my life because of the beginnings that I had.”

Marriage 

Kylie admitted she never had a desire to follow the Lord but said there were moments of excitement with youth camps and the suchlike but wasn’t prepared to lay down her life for Christ.

 

“I just received Him and believed I would spend eternity in heaven but I could go ahead and live my life the way I wanted to live it.”

Kylie’s genuine conversion was yet to come and when it did it would be in a very dramatic way.

But first things first. She was about to meet her husband in what soon appeared to be a very short chapter of Kylie’s life.

My husband and I were married in 2005 and probably within six months we were already looking at getting divorced. We were just such broken people.

Kylie picked up the phone and called a pastor in Tasmania who had given the couple pre-marriage counselling.

He gave his life to Jesus that day

This led to one on one counselling that included two very important outcomes all in the space of a week. First to go for a session with the pastor was Kylie’s husband.

“I remember it because he got saved on a Monday, I got saved on the Wednesday and it was my birthday on the Friday and I had planned a big party for my twenty-first.”

He had an incredible encounter with the Lord when he gave his life to Jesus that day.

“I remember when he came home he just looked different. He was glowing.”

But Kylie wasn’t impressed, saying she was angry thinking her husband had taken the cheap way out to get off the hook.

‘I felt like rope had been tied around my neck’

“Where’s your accountability? You can’t just get saved and it’s all OK,” was how Kylie responded to her just saved and glowing husband.

Wednesday came and it was her turn to front up at the pastor’s office. She didn’t want to go but she did.

I felt like rope had been tied around my neck and I could literally feel the breath being taken out of me.

When the pastor turned to face Kylie she was in desperate need of help. This was a pastor who knew what to do.

“He came over to me and started taking authority over this spirit and that spirit and God just dramatically delivered me,” Kylie testified, saying although it was powerful she still had some reservations.

These reservations had to do with the power of God not being present in her family although they were church-going Christians.

Sin, brokenness, sexual abuse

“But I did say to the Lord, ‘If you are real I will give you everything that I have and from that day to this day He has literally transformed my life.”

There was much for the Lord to do, but where to start. Kylie was a damaged and wounded woman with a history.

Her natural mum was a drug addict and a prostitute with all the wrong attachments.

I was born into this life of absolute sin and brokenness and before the age of 18 I suffered sexual abuse.

The generational curse issue came to a head when Kylie connected with her biological mother.

“I let her know that I forgave her and loved her and didn’t hold it against her what she had done,” Kylie shared.

‘I was very promiscuous’ 

“The fact that she had given me away.” The pieces of the puzzle began to come together as her mother related the story of her life to her redeemed daughter.

This explained a great many things to Kylie.

From the age of five I was very promiscuous and very sexually driven from a very young age.

Kylie thought everyone was like this. At 13 she had her first sexual encounter.

“To me that was normal. I didn’t understand anything different.”

“I fell pregnant at 16 and had my first son when I was 17.”

After an initial nurturing period she turned to hand off her son to friends so she could resume her life of drugs and drinking.

The power of words

The downward spiral continued and at 18 Kylie decided to work in a brothel.

Growing up I remembered my foster mother saying, ‘You are just like your mum.’ I had never understood the power of words until after I had come to Christ.

“I was playing out the life my biological mother had lived and I wasn’t aware of it,” Kylie remarked, saying the generational curse was following her.

She’d had her second son by this time and said it was after coming to Christ her mind was filled with torment.

“I was carrying the guilt and shame of the sexual abuse in my family.”

This included incest. Grandparents who had abused the daughter. Grandparents who had abused the grandchildren.

Torment and lies 

“It affected my children because I pushed them away.” Then the encounter with her mother. Kylie became aware her mother had suffered the very same thing.

The torment raged in Kylie’s mind, right up until she shared the mental anguish with her pastor, in this instance a woman.

Kylie, these are lies,” said her pastor. “These are absolute lies of the enemy.

“We have the power and the blood of Jesus to break that generational curse off you.”

“You don’t have to be tormented by this.”

“And so we prayed that day and I repented on behalf of my mum and my grandparents and the generations prior to me for all of that sexual sin.”

“We broke it all. I forgave them. I repented. But it took me about eight years to walk into the full freedom of that.”

Broken people

But there was to be no instant quick fixit for Kylie. She was on a learning curve. Learning to embrace her children without fear. Learning to receive love from them without fear.

“I believe that before there’s a perpetrator there’s a tormented soul.”

Kylie had not understood the fullness of that. Now she sees a city of broken people. People who are tormented. People who don’t know what to do.

They don’t know Jesus. They don’t feel they can tell someone.

“They fear they’ll be labelled as something. They’ll be medicated with something. Or they’ll be put in a mental institution.”

Kylie now knows they don’t have to live like that. Kylie is a wounded healer. She understands their torment. She didn’t become a perpetrator.

The blood of Jesus

She can’t say the same for her siblings.

“My brother went on to do things like that. But now I have a testimony that says you don’t have to do things like that. You don’t have to become a perpetrator because you’re tormented in your mind.”

The enemy still tries to convince me I was guilty. But the blood of Jesus told me I wasn’t.

“He has let me walk in the fullness and freedom of that.”

Footnote

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