(Written By Earline Moody)



I would like to examine the question of shedding innocent blood, or murder of
innocent people. In the last twenty years there seems to be a great rise in the
murder of innocent people or what seems like innocent people. Wondering why
this has happened has set me to doing a little study. It seems that as the
years go by unprovoked, or what looks like unprovoked, murders become more

As a child on a mountain in Tennessee, we heard of murder only once. It was a
great shock to us all. Nothing like this had ever happened in my lifetime
before. It took us children a long time to feel safe to go and come as we had
before. There were no more murders there that I heard about, so in time, we
became trusting again and went all about alone without fear.

I have read about so many murders in my town that I don't pay much attention to
them anymore. I do find that I stay away from certain places and types of
people. I wouldn't just go anywhere as I did as a child. I take my husband or
someone else when I have to go to certain areas. We have a shopping center that
I almost never go to alone because I consider it not to be safe even in the day

I started to notice a trend in our area; on the surface it seems more women are
being attacked and/or murdered than in years past. I have often wondered why. I
think we can find some answers in the Bible.

I have a new Bible which I have started to read from beginning to end, marking
all of God's words in red. I came upon this verse, which I will have to admit,
never registered with me before. Genesis 9:6 Whosoever sheds men's blood, by
man shall his blood be shed; for in the image of God He made man. Since God
created man in His image we should respect that which God gave honor to and not
deface God's image, by unjustly killing a person. There is a law for killing by
those who plan and carry out murder. There is a curse on those magistrates who
do not punish murders, Rom. 13:4.

The first account of innocent blood being shed in the Bible is in Gen. 4. The
brothers Cain and Able have both offered sacrifice to God but only Able's is
accepted. Cain becomes exceedingly angry and indignant. V.6, And the Lord said
to Cain, Why are you angry? And why do you look sad and dejected? V.7, If you
do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not well, sin crouches at your
door; its desire is for you, and you must master it.

Cain lets anger, rage, hate, jealousy take hold of him. Instead of repenting of
disobedience to God's instruction concerning sacrifices, he decides to destroy
the object of his anger. He murders his brother, hides the body, and pretends
he doesn't know anything about it.

God is not deceived by this act, neither is the Devil. For God looks into
Cain's heart and sees all the evil there. Cain could have confessed his sin but
he did not, instead he lies. V.11 contains his sentence. And now you are cursed
by reason of the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive you brother's
[shed] blood from your hand. V.12, When you till the ground, it shall no longer
yield to you its strength; you shall be a vagabond on the earth [in perpetual
exile, a degraded outcast]. Even at this point Cain could have repented and
been forgiven, but he would not. In fact, he was telling God that God would
have to accept him because of his fine gift. There is nothing we can offer God
fine enough to cause Him to accept us. It is only by accepting Jesus Christ as
Saviour and afterward living by God's directions that we can be acceptable to
God. Cain began to tell God about the harshness of his sentence. In the light
of his murder of his brother, this attitude shows his opposition to God's
laws. He should have considered his sentence light compared to the sentence he

See these scriptures on shedding innocent blood: Ex. 23:7, Keep very far from a
false matter and [be very careful] not to condemn to death the innocent and the
righteous, for I will not justify and acquit the wicked.

Deut. 19:10 Lest innocent blood be shed in your land, which the Lord your God
gives you as an inheritance, and so blood guilt be upon you.

In the verses just before this one, God is setting up cities of refuge for
those who accidently kill another. God did not want the avenger of blood to
kill while he was hot with anger. (If the avenger killed one who had accidently
killed, then the avenger would be guilty of shedding innocent blood.) The one
who had accidently killed another could stay in the city of refuge until the
elders of his city could determine if he was guilty of hating and planning to
kill. If it was certain that he hated and planned to kill, then they would go
into the city of refuge and bring him out and slay him.

Why do this? V.13, Your eyes shall not pity him, but you shall clear Israel of
the guilt of innocent blood, that it may be well with you.

This is the provision for redeeming the land where one is found murdered and no
one knows who did the murder. Deut. 21:1-9, If one is found slain in open land,
then the city nearest to the body shall bring a heifer to a valley never sown,
break it's neck, and there all the men from the city would wash their hands and
say whether they had seen the murder or done it.

V.8, Forgive, O Lord, Your people Israel, whom You have redeemed, and do not
allow the shedding of innocent blood to be charged to Your people Israel. And
the guilt of the blood shall be forgiven them. V.9, So shall you purge the
guilt of innocent blood from among you, when you do what is right in the sight
of the Lord.

Deut. 27:24 Cursed is he who slays his neighbor secretly. All the people shall
say, Amen. Even if you should never get caught, you and your descendents will
be under a curse and will be hunted by others and be killed. The Devil will
never leave you and your descendents alone until you repent of your sins,
accept Jesus as Saviour, break the curses on the family line, cast out the
demons, and live according to the Bible thereafter. If you or you children sin
in this manner later, the curse will return.

Deut. 27:25 Cursed is he who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person, all
the people shall say, Amen. This will include all parties participating in
abortion of unborn children: the father, mother, doctor, nurses and all others
who agree to the abortion. It includes those who are bribed to lie or kill, and
judges who accept bribes to cancel sentences or give light sentences to those
who have committed murder or have lied to protect the guilty.

I Sam. 19:5, Saul had ordered David slain but Jonathan attempted to persuade
Saul to stop before he shed innocent blood. Why was Jonathan concerned? We will
see soon that the curse for shedding innocent blood would effect Jonathan and
all Saul's descendents, especially the males.

II Kings 21:16 Moreover, Manasseh shed very much innocent blood, filling
Jerusalem from one end to the other--besides his sin in making Judah sin, by
doing evil in the sight of the Lord! (II Chron. 33:1-10) He burned his
children as an offering to his god in the valley of Ben-hinnom.

Manasseh, evil son of good Hezekiah, not only worshiped other gods but he put
their images in God's Temple. Children were gifts from God given by Him to
parents who then turned and killed them, and sacrificed them to demons. This
was a terrible affront to God, a great rebellion, and a terrible sin which
brings curses for many generations, possible forever, on a family line. It
takes sincere repentance for these sins of self and/or ancestors.

II Kings 24:2-4 The Lord sent against Jehoiakim bands of Chaldeans, of Syrians,
of Moabites and of Ammonites. And He sent them to Judah to destroy it,
according to the word of the Lord which He spoke by His prophets. Surely this
came upon Judah at the commandant of the Lord, to remove them out of His sight
because of the sins of Manasseh according to all the sins he had done, And
also for the innocent blood that he shed. For he filled Jerusalem with innocent
blood, and the Lord would not pardon.

Jehoiakim was a descendent of Manasseh; the sins of his father he did plus he
received the punishment and curses of his father. Good King Hezekiah prayed to
not die, God heard him, and he proceeded to give Israel the worse king it had
had so far. [Read of ten tragic results from God giving Hezekiah what he wanted
so badly, II Kings 20:18; 21:1, 3-4, 6, 9, 14, 16, 20.] It was good that
Hezekiah prayed earnestly but at the end of giving his desire list to God, he
should have submitted himself to God's plan.

Josiah, son of Manasseh, did right in the sight of the Lord and God stayed His
wrath until Josiah died. But Manasseh's grandson, Jehoiakim, followed after
Manasseh and great was the destruction on Judah.

There is a good possibility we would never have heard of Nebuchadnezzar, if it
had not been for the Kings of Judah going after other gods and shedding
innocent blood. God appointed him to be king, and to take into captivity all of
Judah and the rest of the known world.

I Kings 21-22 and II Kings 10, You will see an example of the results of
shedding innocent blood on Ahab's household. Ahab wanted to have the vineyard
of Naboth. Naboth refused to sell. Ahab came into his house, jumped into bed,
whined around and pouted until he manipulated Jezebel to solve his problem. She
had Naboth framed and killed. God issued the results of that curse. V.19, To
Ahab; where the dogs licked the blood of Naboth shall they also lick your
blood. V.21, To Ahab's sons: I will bring evil on you and utterly sweep away
and cut off from Ahab every male, bond and free. V.23, To Jezebel: the dogs
will eat Jezebel by the wall of Jezreel. All these things happened just as God

Ps. 10:8, In this chapter we get a good picture of the wicked person who plots
and plans murder of innocents. He is greedy, full of pride, persecutes the
poor, spurns, renounces and despises the Lord, refuses to heed God's
instructions and warnings, thinks he will never be punished, his ways are
grievous, he believes he will never have adversity or want, his mouth is full
of cursing, deceit, oppression and fraud, trouble and sin are under his tongue,
and he ambushes and slays the poor and innocent.

Ps. 15:5 tells us that those who will take a bribe to slay the innocent will
not dwell in the tabernacle and in God's Holy Hill.

Ps. 94:21, There are those who band together to condemn the innocent to death,
but the Lord will turn their own iniquity back upon them.

Ps. 106:36-42 And served their idols, which were a snare to them. Yes,, they
sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, [II Kings 16:3.]. And shed
innocent blood, even the blood of their sons and their daughters, whom they
sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Thus
were they defiled by their own works, and played the harlot and practiced
idolatry with their own deeds of idolatrous rites. Therefore the wrath of the
Lord was kindled against His people, insomuch that He abhorred and rejected His
own heritage, [Deut. 32:17]. And He gave them into the hand of the heathen
nations, and they that hated them ruled over them. Their enemies also oppressed
them, and they were brought into subjection under the hand of their foes.

Pro. 6:17-19 (six things the Lord hates) A proud look, a lying tongue, and
hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that manufactures wicked thoughts and
plans, feet that are swift in running to evil, A false witness who breaths out
lies [even under oath], and he who sows discord among the brethren.

Isa. 59:7-8 Their feet run to evil, and they make hast to shed innocent blood;
their thoughts are thoughts are of iniquity; desolation and destruction are in
their paths and highways. The way of peace they know not, and there is no
justice or right in their goings; they have made them crooked paths; whoever
goes in them knows not peace.

Jer.2:34, This is a good chapter to read completely. God, through the prophets,
is telling the history of sin to these people. He reminds them that He brought
them out of Egypt and set them free. They have forgotten all His care and
provisions in the wilderness, and being brought into a lane of plenty. Not even
the priests ask for the Lord. The rulers transgressed against God, and the
prophets prophesied by the authority of and in the name of Baal. Then God tells
them what they are like and what will come upon them. He likens them to
restless females in heat looking for a male. In verses 35-37 He explains how
vain and hopeless their worship of idols is, and what destruction they have
brought upon themselves.

In their idol worship they burn their babies and sacrifice their children; they
also kill the innocent poor. V.34 tells them they have done these things
because of their lust for idolatry.

One thing we have learned in deliverance sessions; those people who get into
the occult, drugs or sex have a very difficult time giving their old activities
up. After much prayer and Bible study, it has become evident that since these
are all activities carried on in idol or Satan worship, the demons will really
work on these people to get back in. It is far better and safer to leave idol
and Satan worship out of you life. This means no sex before marriage, no
desiring forbidden knowledge, no flirting with the occult, no use of illegal
drugs, and no worship of anyone as Lord except Jesus Christ.

Jer. 19:4-9 Because the people have forsaken Me, and have estranged and
profaned this place [Jerusalem], by burning incense in it to other gods that
neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah have known; and because
they have filled this place with the blood of innocents, and have built the
high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire for burnt offerings to Baal,
which I commanded not, nor spoke it, nor did it come into My mind or heart;
Therefore, behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when this place shall no
more be called Topheth, or the Valley of Ben-hinnom, but the Valley of
Slaughter. I will cause their people to fall by the sword of their enemies, and
by the hand of those who seek their life; and their dead bodies will I give to
be food for the birds of the air and for the beasts of the earth. I will make
this city to be an astonishment and a horror and a hissing; I will cause them
to eat the flesh of their sons and their daughters, and neighbors because of
the distress of their life.

This group of verses should serve to warn us in America of much horror, sadness
and distress ahead. I try to imagine what terror a baby goes through when it is
murdered. It can be nothing but murder. We can see how far we have fallen when
we pick to murder those who are unable to do anything to defend themselves. See
also Jer. 22:3,17; 26:15.

Eze. 13 tells us about people who are occult taking bribes to keep alive those
who should die, and to kill those who should live. God says in verse 23 that He
will deliver His people out of their hand. In Chapter 14, God explains what
He will do to those who worship idols and still come around asking for God's
advice. He will be cut off from the midst of My people. God says that when the
land sins (which is like our law allowing and financing abortion), He will
stretch out His hand against it and cut off their bread, send famine, and cut
off from it man and beast. And that even if Noah, Daniel and Job were in that
land, they could save only themselves by their own uprightness. You and I will
stand before God on our own record and will not be able to make claims of
rightness because of what our families have done.

Matt. 27:4, When Judas saw that Jesus was condemned to be killed; his remorse
was little more than a selfish dread of the consequences of betraying innocent
blood. It looks like Judas didn't have the courage to face his friends after
betraying Jesus. I'm sure he knew what he had done.

Matt. 27:24, Even Pilot wanted everyone to know he was not responsible for the
innocent blood of Jesus. V.25, Then answered all the people, and said His blood
be on us, and on our children. Once when we were working in deliverance with a
person of Hebrew blood inheritance, we were impressed to have them repent for
this curse and break it. They then began to shake and tremble violently. When
they were free of these spirits, the shaking stopped.

From all this scripture we have learned: it is a very severe thing to take the
life of any human being. It is most severe to take the life of the innocent,
the unborn or the poor. To murder the unborn in a attempt to cover other sins
only gets a person in more trouble that having the child.

We have seen how rebellion, hate, envy, jealousy grow extremely rapidly. The
Bible tells us to obey the instructions of God quickly and enthusiastically.
Quickly forgive others, repent of rebellion and quickly correct any errors in
your thinking.

Have you seen families or a person that seemed to never belong, never be able
to make enough money to take care of themselves, let alone their families,
families who seemed to always be despised in the neighborhood, those who work
and make plenty of money but never seen to have enough, those who never seem to
be able to come to Jesus, those who stay in their idolatry and witchcraft even
when it is obvious they are gaining nothing but are being damned, etc.?

There will be judgement coming on our land for the guilt of all the innocent
blood that has been shed on our soil. These are some of the consequences we can
expect: all the above and all those things we read about happening to the Old
Testament people.

There must be sincere and deep repentance for the agreement to or the act of
murder of innocents. If you give consent to abortion, you are also guilty. When
Daniel asked God to forgive the sins of his nation, he used the terms us not
them. Maybe we should do that too.

I would like to add some comments. It is very clear that those participating in
sexual sins (which lead to pregnancy) and then a decision is made to have an
abortion are committing murder. The murder of an innocent child then opens the
parents to demon attacks of being murdered or having violence committed against

A couple that does not want a child should use birth control methods that
prevent pregnancy. This is better than having an abortion of an unwanted child.
Single parents should not deliberately have children outside of marriage. They
are cursed and their child is cursed.

After having an abortion, the woman is subject to having miscarriages or not
being able to get pregnant again. She may have painful and prolonged bleeding
and pain during her menstrual cycles. She is subjected to many cruel emotions
such as paranoia and insecurity.

Rape can lead to pregnancy. Do you have a right before God to kill the child
because you were raped? Soul ties should be broken with any sexual partners
outside of marriage whether by rape or by sexual consent.

The church is drastically affected by the bastard which is a child conceived
out of wedlock. The bastards have great difficulty in going to church and
participating in the church services. Those who have sexual demons may act
religious in church to cover their guilt about their sexual sins.

Dear Father in Heaven, we have read and learned today that there are curses
that fall on individuals, families, races and on nations for the sin of
shedding innocent blood. Learning that this is a curse that travels down the
family line, I have no way of knowing what has gone on before me, I do now ask
for forgiveness for myself and those before me who may have sinned against you
and others by shedding innocent blood. We have greatly erred in shedding
innocent blood in the United States, Lord forgive us this terrible sin and
redeem us from quilt and cleanse the land.

Father, I repent of having become involved in acts that show worship and
obedience to the Devil and his demons. I repent of all occult acts: worship,
drugs, sex, thievery, murder, etc. I break all soul ties with others that I
practiced these acts with. I do this in the name of Jesus Christ my Lord.

Father, because you have given us power over all the power of the Devil, I
break this curse of shedding innocent blood off of my family and my
descendents in the name of Jesus Christ. I also break curses of idol worship,
Satanism, illicit sex in Jesus name.

Father, You have said that if I call on the name of the Lord I can be
delivered. I do now call upon the name of the Lord Jesus Christ to set me free.
I thank you Jesus for all you have done for me. I commit my life to you in a
greater way today than I have before. Please instruct me and help me to correct
my life and bring it into subjection to You. I pray this prayer in the name of
Jesus Christ, God's son. Amen.

Related lists of demons include Bastards, Effeminacy - Sins of Sodom, Rape,
Sexual Harassment - Abuse - Assault - Violence, and Sexual Sin and Diseases
which can be found in Mass Deliverance Manual.

We come against all demons associated with shedding innocent blood, murder of
innocent people, and sacrificing children to demons and idols of sex. We come
against spirits of anger, sadness, dejection, rage, hate, envy, jealousy,
pretense, falseness, bribery, lying, killing, rebellion, Jezebel and Ahab,
greed, pride, cursing, deceit, fraud, oppression, Baal and other sexual idols,
lust, combination of occult, illicit drugs and sex, seeking forbidden
knowledge, burning incense, worship of sex, terror, cowardliness, idolatry,
witchcraft, thievery, murder, Satanism and all other related demon families. We
come against Asmodeous and all other marriage breaking spirits.