Back in June I saw an article on Facebook where a man was bitten by the severed head of a snake. Yes, you read that correctly! The man and his wife reportedly saw the snake in their backyard, and using a shovel he decapitated the snake. Now, what I didn’t tell you is that the snake in question was a rattlesnake! Rattlesnakes are venomous, and the bite caused serious injury to the man according to the article. (www.livescience.com). If left untreated a rattlesnake bite can kill you.
This made me think of how, sometimes, we have things in our lives that we think are over and done with, but they keep coming back. We think that because we cut that person or thing off it can’t hurt us anymore. It also brought the following scripture to mind. In Genesis 3:15 – NKJ, God says that the seed of the woman will bruise the head of the serpent. I decided to look up the word bruise in the bible dictionary. The word bruise here is “shûph” in Hebrew, and is pronounced “shoof”. The word can be translated as bruise, break, or cover.
With that being said, let me tell you this. I do not believe that it is enough to cut off the head of the snake. You must BREAK it!
For example, have you ever experienced a breakup in a relationship that never seemed to go away for while? If not, at all? No matter how much you tried, or what you did to cut things off it just lingered on. You’ve deleted all contact information from your phone, or blocked it altogether. Then years later you get a call or message from an unknown number and it’s that person. Well, there is a severed snake head in your midst. In this case it’s called a soul tie, and that thing must be broken!
Lets take a look at another example. A family where teenage pregnancy is the norm. Great-grandmother had a baby at age 16; as did grandmother, mother, and other females in the family. Now, this 16-year-old young lady finds herself the mother of a child. It’s the severed head of a snake I tell you! I n this case, it’s name is generational curse! Just like soul ties have to broken, so do generational curses.
Now, soul ties and generational curses are a whole other subject all in themselves, and I only mention them to make the point that some things can’t be cut off. They must be broken so that they can never work against you again. So that they never work against your family again! Why do I say family? It is because more often than not, if you are affected by something so are those closest to you. If that man had passed away surely his wife and other family members would feel the pain from the snake bite as well.
You will tread upon the lion and cobra; The young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot. Psalm 91:13 – AMP
Biblically speaking, the snake that we speak of in the scriptures mentioned above, and in both examples is the devil. BREAK his head!!! By doing so we take away his ability to inject his poison into our lives.