The spirit of death is a dangerous enemy. It can attach itself to us through prior involvement in occult activity or sexual sin or inheriting it through our family bloodlines. As we go deeper in Jesus and we want to rid ourselves of anything that can hinder us from walking in everything that God has for us. Its goal is to neutralize us so that our effect for God's kingdom is lessened or neutralized. This spirit can manifest itself through chronic illness. We recognize this spirit by looking to the patterns of sickness and premature death in our family history.