I want to first address “generational curses” and the teaching of Satan having some kind of legal claim on believers of the Lord Jesus. Let me explain that I’m not talking about inherited physical problems or what I call “self-inflicted generational curses” i.e.: our parents made bad choices; they taught us to make these or worse choices, and we choose then to teach our children to make those same bad choices. For example, those raised in families where there is domestic violence are more likely to be guilty of domestic violence than those raised in peace. This is also true of sexual sins, drug/alcohol abuse and other learned/chosen behaviors. When dealing with “self-inflicted generational curses”, we must repent (if we need to), perhaps be counseled and make the choice to learn and teach new behavior. While this doesn’t seem to be easy or even possible, we must always know that Jesus says, “”With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.”(Matthew 19:26) Paul writes, “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”(Philippians 4:13)
The “generational curses” that I really want to address are those which are said to be associated with idolatry, the occult, witchcraft, Satanism, Free Masonry and other various wrong associations members of our family tree may have been involved in. For example, if your Grandmother was involved with witchcraft, the demons or curses related to that experience supposedly could be passed from generation to generation. Or perhaps, parents dedicated a child to the Catholic Church, the Jehovah Witnesses, or whatever, leaving the child indebted to Satan. They teach that somehow sin of others from years ago will affect us today. But, what does God’s word say? “The soul that sins, it [is the one that] shall die. The son shall not bear and be punished for the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear and be punished for the iniquity of the son; the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him only, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon the wicked only.”(Ezekiel 18:20) This says very clearly that curses are not passed from generation to generation. More importantly is the Power of the Blood. Here is what the Most High God has done for us by the sacrifice He made at Calvary “;… anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has begun!” (2 Corinthians 5:17) How can there be generational curses for those who are a first generation person in Christ? Or to put it another way, our Father is God, how can there be generational curses for those whose Father is God? If that’s not enough, consider that it is also written; “For it pleased the Father that in Him all the fullness should dwell, and by Him to reconcile all things to Himself, by Him, whether things on earth or things in heaven, having made peace through the blood of His cross.” (Col 1:19) The word reconcile is translated from the Greek word apokatallasso, which means “the restoration of a relationship of peace which has been disturbed.” Our relationship with God Almighty was disturbed by sin; now our entire relationship has been restored completely. So you see the Believer has been washed in the precious blood of the Lamb of God and no curse or sin will stain the Believer, if “indeed you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and are not moved away from the hope of the gospel which you heard, which was preached to every creature under heaven”.(Col 1:23) When we believed in the Resurrection of our Lord Jesus, any and all debts were canceled, if indeed they were ever in effect. Consider this fact “God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins, having canceled the written code, with its regulations, that was against us and that stood opposed to us; he took it away, nailing it to the cross. And having disarmed the powers and authorities, he made a public spectacle of them, triumphing over them by the cross.”(Colossians 2:13-15) When the Born Again Believer is confronted with the misguided teaching that Satan has any legal claim to them, they must know that their Father in Heaven is our Judge, and “He will judge the world in righteousness; he will govern the peoples with justice.” (Psalm 9:8 ) It is written, “Who will bring any charge against those whom God has chosen? It is God who justifies. Who is he that condemns? Christ Jesus, who died—more than that, who was raised to life—is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.”(Romans 8:31) It’s always good to have family in Most High places. Not only is our Father the Judge, also, our attorney is Jesus. “How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called children of God! And that is what we are!” (1 John 3:1) How can anyone believe this lie named “generational curses” in light of the facts? “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 8:28-31) (Additional reading: “”Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.” and “Hebrew 10: 14” because by one sacrifice he has made perfect forever those who are being made holy. And Titus 3:5 “…….He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit…..” Please read Jeremiah 31:“29 In those days people will no longer say, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’30 Instead, everyone will die for his own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—his own teeth will be set on edge. )
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Generational Curses, Demon possessed children of God and other Charismatic Voodoo (part 1)
Generational Curses, Demon possessed children of God and other Charismatic Voodoo (part 2)
Generational Curses, Demon possessed children of God and other Charismatic Voodoo (part 3)