Torn from an idyllic life with a loving, extended family in 1960’s Alabama, young Johnny Turnipseed found himself in Minneapolis, Minnesota with a father he no longer recognized and empty cupboards.
A.C. Turnipseed’s alcoholism and womanizing started a chain reaction of poverty, violence, addiction and despair that nearly destroyed three generations. From lost and frightened little boy to gang leader, drug dealer and pimp to one of the nation’s most respected pioneers of community restoration, John Turnipseed’s story of transformation and restoration is told with unflinching honesty and contagious hope.
The raw and painfully relevant portrait of one man’s struggle to heal from his father’s rage and find redemption from his own violent history bluntly shows the spiritual costs of unresolved sin and also the reach of its power over whole families and their generations. Here is John Turnipseed testimony on Sid Roth’s Supernatural program:
When John Turnipseed first learned about bloodline curses, he began to break them off himself and his family, not knowing where it would lead. John’s extended family consisted of drug dealers, addicts, pimps, prostitutes — 34 of his family are in prison for murder. But John had an encounter with Jesus, and a new battle began.
He was a career criminal. His extended family consisted of drug dealers, drug addicts, pimps, prostitutes, and fatherlessness. He had 34 members of his family in prison as of now for murder. I mean, this pervaded the whole family. He had an encounter with the Messiah.
He learned about bloodline curses, began to break them on himself, on his family, his extended family and he has a passion to help other people break their curses. These curses can be things like sickness, poverty and their bloodline. It’s passed through the blood and you can stop it, and his passion is to help you.
When Sid Roth asked John Turnipseed’s understanding of a bloodline curse, he responded by saying:
My understanding of a bloodline curse is if you can look back into your family and certain things, devastating things, not just like a cold or anything. I’m talking about things such as like cancer and things of people being unemployed and prostitution or sexual immorality and things of that nature, or people going to prison, if you can trace that back one generation it might be a mistake, an abnormality. But if it happens in two or three, there’s definitely something going on there and you’d better address it right then because it can carry on into other generations……
Yes, starting with my father. My father got shot at a young age, did a robbery at a young age, went to prison and abandoned us as a father. I got shot at 16, abandoned my kids and went to prison for ten years. My son Little Johnny got shot 17 times, abandoned his nine kids and went to prison for 15 years, and his son got shot at a very young age in his teenage years and is doing life without the possibility of parole. Every generation it got uglier and stronger, and that’s when I knew that I had to do something…..
Sid Roth: With your family, you broke the curses. How can people watching you right now break the curses over their family, whether it’s sickness or whether it’s divorce, or whether it’s prison, or whether it’s addictions? Whatever. How?
John: What I had to do with my family is we had to sit down and come face to face with these are the things, and be honest, that are plaguing our family, okay: the prostitution and the gang, and the drugs, all of that, father absence, men walking away from their children. We had to say some very unpleasant things about the reality of who we were. Okay.
And then in agreement with each other we had to act on it. And then we had to arm ourselves because the enemy came and he, man, did he ever come. When I started talking this message he started attacking my family more than he had, because before he could just leave us alone because we were doing it all by ourselves. But once we started, we armed ourselves with the Word and the blood of Jesus Christ and stuff that he had to back off. He had to back off.
SID: Did you hear that? He armed himself with the Word of God and the blood of Jesus. That’s why they had to back off. And I tell you the devil, the curses, are backing off in Jesus’ name.
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