What would make three brothers kidnap three girls, lock them up in ropes and chains, and torture them for ten years? The devil and bad blood, that’s what. When Adam sinned and turned his back on God, the bloodline of all humanity was affected. The tendency toward sin literally got into his blood and was passed from generation to generation.
Adam sinned, and his son became the first murderer. It’s hard to imagine some of the horrible things we hear about. Many of these evils come about because of generational curses. “The guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation” (Exod. 34:7).
There are lots of different kinds of generational curses, some more notorious than others. There is a way we can recognize them, and identifying a generational curse is the first step to deliverance from it. Deuteronomy 28:15-68 lists many of the generational curses that are still in existence to this day. Take time to read it this week.
When we read the Bible, we can see the wrong thinking and bad habits passed from father to son, mother to daughter, etc. Sometimes you’ll see that a curse skips a generation and comes roaring back to a grandchild. The Old Testament is full of examples of generational curses:
“And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the Lord his God” (1 Kings 15:3).
“And Nadab the son of Jeroboam began to reign over Israel in the second year of Asa king of Judah and reigned over Israel two years. And he did evil in the sight of the Lord and walked in the way of his father” (1 Kings 15:25-26). King David lusted after Bathsheba and even had her husband killed so he could have her. Then Solomon, his son, “loved many strange women: of the nations concerning which the Lord said, ‘Ye shall not go in to them, neither shall they come in unto you: for surely they will turn away your heart after their gods.’ Solomon clave unto these in love. And he had seven hundred wives. And Solomon did evil in the sight of the Lord and went not fully after the Lord” (1 Kings 11:1-3, 6).
In our times, we see molested children sometimes becoming molesters when they get older. We see children of alcoholic parents becoming alcoholics themselves. Other examples of generational curses are stealing, uncontrollable lying, drug abuse, eating disorders, other addictions, erroneous thinking about finances, irrational fears, physical sicknesses, and diseases, inexplicable early deaths and mental problems, just to name a few.
But every evil can be overcome. God made a way to cleanse the sin that causes bad blood supernaturally.
The answer is Jesus. Because He shed His perfect blood, we receive redemption when we accept Him into our hearts. Our new spiritual blood flow is without the curses that came before. It is up to us to allow it. We have to get strong against the devil’s forces that want us to consent to a life peppered with all the bad we seem to be stuck with.
But we’re not stuck with it; God sent Jesus as a Savior for us. He can supernaturally wipe away all generational curses.
We have to first read God’s Word to convince ourselves, and then tell the devil and his evil forces what we now believe the truth: “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse” (Gal. 3:13).
We keep reading the scriptures and let the truth enter our hearts and change them from the inside out. Only the Spirit of God can get in between the cracks of our brains, our other organs, our souls, to repair, heal, restore and create the new being God intended for us to be.
And just because we believe for the miraculous doesn’t eliminate the physical things God’s already put in order, like food, sleep, medicines, environment. All these things are part of how the Lord may lead you to deliverance. Be open to His Spirit for direction.
Every change is a miracle at the cellular level, no matter how long it takes. And God is a miracle-working God.
QUESTIONS AND EASY CHALLENGES
- Can you name one or two examples of a generational curse you’ve read about in the news or seen in your own experiences?
- How do generational curses get passed down? Give a couple of examples from the Bible of generational curses.
- Where does it say Jesus redeems us?
- Is there hope of being different and released from evil curses? Where in the Bible does it say we can be new creations?
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