Wednesday, September 28, 2011
Generational Sins and Curses - Spiritual Housecleaning
Hi Freedom 1, and today I'll be talking about what the Bible has to say about 'Generational Sins and Curses'. The Bible tells us that the sins of the father can be “visited” down to 3 or 4 generations in future children.
This IS the bible, this IS what the Word of God says. Most churches pass over it, ignore it… I don't know why… but I have sought it out because I had issues contrary to the Word and found deliverance.
I've listed some scriptures that do need to be reckoned with, and I hope you will look them over because you have to know that God cannot look upon sin. The blood of Jesus is the only appropriation for that sin, and although you may have confessed Jesus as Lord in your life… if your ancestors had not, and you have not declared and repented of it for them… again, look in the Word… Then look at your life and make sense of why you are suffering, and or facing defeat in areas of your life.
"You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me."
Numbers chapter 14:18
'The LORD is slow to anger and abundant in lovingkindness, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and the fourth generations.'
'You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me."
'So those of you who may be left will rot away because of their iniquity in the lands of your enemies; and also because of the iniquities of their forefathers they will rot away with them.
'If they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their forefathers, in their unfaithfulness which they committed against Me, and also in their acting with hostility against Me— I also was acting with hostility against them, to bring them into the land of their enemies—or if their uncircumcised heart becomes humbled so that they then make amends for their iniquity, then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and I will remember also My covenant with Isaac, and My covenant with Abraham as well, and I will remember the land."
[The bible says, “Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps whatever he sows. The one who sows to please his sinful nature, from that nature will reap destruction; the one who sows to please the Spirit will reap eternal life,” Galatians 6:7-8.]
Well, it's all about turning away from God. In the context of this message, a curse is a punishment for violating God’s instructions. Blessings are exactly the opposite and also flow down through generations as well. Again, all completely evidenced in the natural that this Word is true. The problem is, is that our society keeps getting further and further from questioning why bad things happen and just accept things as 'natural'. [C'est la vie]. We don't look to the promises and faithfulness in God's Word for victorious living and certainly account the punishment or curse as Old Testament nonsense, or just part of 'the fall'. Well, that's opposed to the promise of victory if we just ignore the scriptures and decide to settle for less.
[Illustration: Magazine picture of fancy car and it says "This IS Yours!"
'Hey you look in here at this!"
'Uh, no thanks, I'm happy with this one, I built it myself' (embraces toy car)]
When you get sick, you look for something to soothe or cure the ailment, but in these last days where is faith and abundant life?? Why are we not questioning-- seeking?
-Identify the bad fruit -
We have to be real with ourselves. The bible states what good fruits are, what bad ones are… get a pen and begin to journal.
What are the negative things in your life that you struggle with? As a primer read through Galatians 5 for a refresher. Ask yourself, "What attributes within me are contrary to what the Word says?"
Then, begin to look at your life and situations on a broader scale.
Are you always drawn to abusive relationships or domineering ones? Do you have an innate fear of death because your relatives drop like flies? Are you always struggling with an addiction? Do you always put yourself down?
Next, look at your family tree… whatever you see in your family tree, make a note of and include it. Just because it doesn't affect you, you still have to appropriate what Jesus did else it has access to future generations. You might not have set off the trigger point in agreement to set it off, but you sure don't want to leave any doors open.
So with your family tree… Do you see a pattern of the same problems occurring?
Next, dig even deeper and if it applies, try to pinpoint when these issues sprang up in your life. Again, being 'Real' with yourself… contemplate "Did I open up this doorway myself by what I did or what I spoke, or is this something I've always known or can't put a finger on??" If you can pinpoint a starting point and see a family pattern as well, you'll be dealing with your own sin as well as breaking a family curse.
If you still have the thoughts or the attacks after having overcome, are you thinking that's normal when the Word says the enemy has to flee? Do you really think mental or physical torments are abundant life? Remember, if the enemy still has a legal doorway… he'll always come back knocking with 7 more - more evil than himself.
Is a lightbulb coming on here if you have not taken into account that perhaps these scriptures on the sins of the forefathers, as well as the blessings for obedience are STILL in effect?
[Salad bar 'christian' in disagreement to the previous statement: "No, no, no! It's just the fall."
Me: speaking in tongues
Salad bar 'christian' in disagreement to my speaking in tongues: "That's of the devil, you better stop that too!"
Me reading scripture: "'These signs will accompany those who have believed: in My name they will cast out demons, they will speak with new tongues…' (Mark 16:17)
Salad bar 'christian' in disagreement to the Word of God: "Oh stop it, that stuff's passed away!"]
You know what… you had better start seeking God in His Word for answers instead of buying what everyone else is trying to sell you. If it's in here, (bible) you Have to deal with it!
How do you kill this curse of destruction from your bloodline?
"..but if they confess their iniquity and THE INIQUITY OF THEIR FATHERS, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me... then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham.."
It is really easy in all this to suddenly look at your ancestors; and especially your living ones and get angry because it's 'their fault' that you have been suffering; but remember, "THERE IS NONE RIGHTEOUS, NOT EVEN ONE", Romans 3:10.
A first approach in breaking Generational Sins and Curses is to first FORGIVE.
*Below you will find a Generational Deliverance prayer and an extended checklist for you to go through that will help jog your family history memory as to potential witchcraft curse openers.
Seek the Holy Spirit earnestly and ask for guidance even for those things that are hidden from your knowledge and the Holy Spirit will help you.
This is a real in-depth process, but you can see what it's causing you to do. Stay tuned for more videos that will help you on your Spiritual Housecleaning journey.
Those who curse or mistreat Jews (Deut. 27:26; Gen. 27:29; 12:3; Num. 24:9).
Those willing deceivers (Jos.9:23; Jer. 48:10; Mal. 1:14; Gen. 27:12).
An adulterous woman (Numbers 5:27).
Disobedience of Lord’s commandments (Deut. 11:28; Dan. 9:11; Jer. 11:3).
Idolatry (Jer. 44:8; Deut. 29:19; Ex. 20:5; Deut. 5:8-9).
Those who keep or own cursed objects (Deut. 7:25; Jos. 6:18).
Those who refuse to come to the Lord’s help (Judges 5:23).
House of the wicked (Prov. 3:33).
He who gives nothing to the poor (Prov. 28:27).
The earth by reason of man’s disobedience (Isa. 24:3-6).
Jerusalem is a curse to all nations if Jews rebel against God (Jer. 26:6).
Thieves and those who swear falsely by the Lord’s Name (Zech. 5:4).
Ministers who fail to give the glory to God (Mal. 2:2; Rev. 1:6).
Those who rob God of tithes and offerings (Mal. 3:9; Haggai 1:6-9).
Those who hearken unto their wives rather than God (Gen. 3:17).
Those who lightly esteem their parents (Deut. 27:16).
Those who make graven images (Deut. 5:8; 27:15; Ex. 20:4).
Those who cheat people out of their property (Deut. 27:17).
Those who take advantage of the blind ( Deut.27:18).
Those oppressing strangers, widows, fatherless (Deut. 27:19; Ex. 22:22-24).
Him who lies with his father’s wife (Deut. 27:21; Ex. 22:19).
Him who lies with his sister (Deut. 27:22).
Those who smite their neighbors secretly (Deut. 27:24).
Those who take money to slay the innocent (Deut. 27:24).
Him who lies with any beast (Deut. 27:21; Ex. 22:19).
Adulterers (Job 24:15-18; Deut. 22:22-27).
The proud (Psalm 119:21).
Those who trust in man and not the Lord (Jer. 48:10).
Those who do the work of the Lord deceitfully (Jer. 48:10).
Him who keeps back his sword from blood (Jer. 48:10; I Kings 20:35-42).
Those who reward evil for good (Prov. 17:13).
Illegitimate children (Deut. 23:2).
Children born from incestuous unions (Gen. 19:36-38).
Murderers (Exodus 21:12).
To murder indirectly (Exodus 21:14).
Children who strike their parents (Exodus 21:15).
Kidnappers (Exodus 21:16; Deut. 24:7).
Those who curse their parents (Exodus 21:17).
Those who cause the unborn to die (Exodus 21:22-23).
Those who do not prevent death (Exodus 21:29).
Those involved in witchcraft (Exodus 22:18).
Those who sacrifice to false gods (Exodus 22:20).
Those who attempt to turn anyone away from the Lord (Deut. 13:6-9).
Those who follow HOROSCOPES (Deut. 17:2-5).
Those who rebel against pastors (Deut. 17:12).
False prophets (Deut. 18:19—22).
Women who keep not their virginity until they are married (Deut. 22:13-21).
Parents who do not discipline their children, but honor them above God (I Sam 2:17,27-36).
Those who curse their rulers (I Kings 2:8-9; Ex. 22:28).
Those who teach rebellion against the Lord (Jer. 28:16-17).
Those who refuse to warn of sin (Ezek. 3:18-21).
Those who defile the Sabbath (Ex. 31:14; Num. 15:32-36)
Those who sacrifice human beings (Lev. 20:2).
Participants in seances and fortune telling (Lev. 20:6).
Homosexual and lesbian relationships (Lev. 20:13).
Sexual intercourse during menstruation (Lev. 20:18).
Necromancers and fortune tellers (Lev. 20:27).
Those who blaspheme the Lord’s name (Lev. 24:15-16).
Those who are carnally minded (Romans 8:6).
Sodomy (oral and anal sex) (Gen. 19:13, 24-25).
Rebellious children (Deut. 21:18-21).
Possibly from murder, non-productivity, a fugitive, vagabond (Gen. 4:11; Matt. 5:21-22, JESUS’ statement on hatred equals murder, John 3:15).
Possible curse upon improper family structure – destruction of family priesthood (Mal. 4:6) with special attention given to the relationship between father and children.
The curse of innocent blood - curse of the Gypsies; (Ps. 107)
The curse causeless shall not come (Prov. 26:2).
Any sin worthy of death is also cursed by the Lord (Deut. 21:22-23).
*Here is the Prayer to Break generational sins and curses -
[Excerpted From: "Prayers That Heal the Heart" by Mark & Patti Virkler]
1. I confess and repent of the sin of my ancestors, my parents, and my own sin of ____________________________, and of my anger and resentment against You, God, for allowing this to happen in my life.
2. I forgive and release my ancestors for passing on to me this sin and for the resulting curses of ______________ (be specific). I ask You to forgive me, and I receive Your forgiveness. I forgive myself for participating in this sin.
3. I place the cross of Christ between my ancestors and myself, as a baby in my mother's womb. I command the sin of ___________ and all accompanying curses to be halted at the cross of Jesus Christ, and for freedom and release to flow down from the cross of Christ to that baby in the womb.
*Witchcraft Curse Harbingers:
[ ] Abstract art (under hallucinogenic stimulus)
[ ] Acupuncture
[ ] Amulets (tiger’s claw, shark’s tooth, horseshoe over door, mascots, talisman (magic picture)
[ ] Ankh (a cross with a ring top used in satanic rites)
[ ] Apparitions - occultic
[ ] Astral travel
[ ] Astrology
[ ] Augury (interpreting omens)
[ ] Automatic writing
[ ] Birth signs
[ ] Black arts
[ ] Black magic (involving hidden powers for bad ends)
[ ] Black mass
[ ] Blood subscriptions (pacts)
[ ] Cartomancy (using playing cards)
[ ] Chain letters
[ ] Charming or enchanting (attempts to use spirit power)
[ ] Charms and charming for wart removal
[ ] Chinese astrology
[ ] Clairaudience (ability to hear voices and sounds super-normally - spirit voices alleging to be those of dead people giving advice or warnings)
[ ] Clairsentience (supernormal sense perception)
[ ] Clairvoyance (ability to see objects or events spontaneously or supernormally above their normal range of vision - second sight)
[ ] Colour therapy
[ ] Concept therapy
[ ] Conjuration (summoning up a spirit by incantation)
[ ] Coven (a community of witches)
[ ] Crystal ball gazing
[ ] Crystals
[ ] Death magic (where the name of the sickness plus a written spell is cast into coffin or grave)
[ ] Demon worship
[ ] Disembodied spirits
[ ] Divining rod or twig or pendulum (Hosea 4:12)
[ ] Dowsing or witching for water, minerals, under-ground cables, finding out the sex of unborn
child using divining rod, pendulum, twig or planchette
[ ] Dream interpretation (as with Edgar Cayce books)
[ ] Dungeons and dragons
[ ] Eastern meditation/religious - Gurus, Mantras, Yoga, Temples etc
[ ] Ectoplasm (unknown substance from body of a medium)
[ ] Enchanting
[ ] E.S.P. (extra sensory perception)
[ ] Findhorn Community
[ ] Floating trumpets
[ ] Fortune telling
[ ] Gothic rock music
[ ] Gurus
[ ] Gypsy curses
[ ] Hallucinogenic drugs (cocaine, heroin, marijuana, sniffing glue etc)
[ ] Handwriting analysis (for fortune telling)
[ ] Hard rock music - Kiss, Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones
[ ] Heavy metal music - AC/DC, Guns and Roses (all heavy rock)
[ ] Hepatoscopy (examination of liver for interpretation)
[ ] Hex signs (hexagrams)
[ ] Horoscopes
[ ] Hydromancy (divination by viewing images in water)
[ ] Hypnosis
[ ] Idols
[ ] Incantations
[ ] Iridology (eye diagnosis)
[ ] Japanese flower arranging (sun worship)
[ ] Jonathan Livingston Seagull (Reincarnation, Hinduism)
[ ] Kabbala (Occult Lore)
[ ] Karma
[ ] Levitation
[ ] Lucky charms or signs of the Zodiac or birthstones
[ ] Magic (not sleight of hand but use of supernatural power)
[ ] Mantras
[ ] Martial arts (Aikido, Judo, Karate, Kung fu, Tae Kwan Do etc)
[ ] Matthew Manning
[ ] Mediums
[ ] Mental suggestion [ ] Mental telepathy
[ ] Mental therapy
[ ] Mesmerism
[ ] Metaphysics (study of spirit world)
[ ] Mind control
[ ] Mind dynamics
[ ] Mind mediumship
[ ] Mind reading
[ ] Moonmancy
[ ] Motorskopua (mechanical pendulum for diagnosing illness)
[ ] Mysticism
[ ] Necromancy (conjuring up spirits of the dead)
[ ] Numerical symbolism
[ ] Numerology
[ ] Occultic games
[ ] Occult letters of protection
[ ] Occult literature, e.g. The Greater World, The 6th & 7th Book of Moses, The Other Side, The Book of Venus, Pseudo-Christian works of Jacob Lorber, works by Edgar Cayce, Aleister Crowley, Jean Dixon, Levi Dowling, Arthur Ford (The Overt Worship of Spirit Beings), Johann Greber, Andrew Jackson Davis, Anton Le Vay, Ruth Montgomery, John Newborough, Eric Von Daniken, Dennis Wheatley.
* Such books should be burned, regardless of cost.
[ ] Omens
[ ] Ouija boards
[ ] Pagan fetishes
[ ] Pagan religious objects, artifacts and relics
[ ] Pagan rites (Voodo, Sing sings, Corroborees, Fire walking, Umbahda, Macumba)
[ ] Palmistry
[ ] PK (parakinesis - control of objects by the power of the mind and will)
[ ] Parapsychology (PS) - especially study of demonic activity
[ ] Pendulum diagnosis
[ ] Phrenology (divining/analysis from the skull)
[ ] Planchette (divining)
[ ] Precognition (foreknowledge of the occurrence of events)
[ ] Psychic healing
[ ] Psychic sight
[ ] Psychography (use of heart shaped board)
[ ] Psychometry (telling fortunes by lifting or holding object belonging to the enquirer)
[ ] Punk rock music
[ ] Pyramidology (mystic powers associated with models of pyramids)
[ ] Rebirthing
[ ] Reincarnation
[ ] Rhabdomancy (casting sticks into the air for interpreting omens)
[ ] Satanism
[ ] Seances
[ ] Self hypnosis
[ ] Significant pagan days
[ ] Silva Mind Control (SMC - Psychorientology)
[ ] Sorcery
[ ] Spells
[ ] Spirit knockings or rappings
[ ] Star signs
[ ] Stichomancy (fortune telling from random reference to books)
[ ] Stigmata - ie occultic types.
[ ] Superstitions (self or parents or grandparents)
[ ] Table tipping
[ ] Tarot cards (22 picture cards for fortune telling)
[ ] Tea-leaf reading
[ ] Thought transference
[ ] TK (telekinesis - objects move around room, instruments play, engines start...)
[ ] TM (Transcendental Meditation
[ ] Trances
[ ] Transmigration
[ ] Travel of the soul
[ ] UFO fixation
[ ] Uri Geller
[ ] White magic (invoking hid-den powers for ‘good ends’)
[ ] Witchcraft
[ ] Yoga (involves Eastern demon worship
[ ] Zodiac charms, birthdates
[ ] Zodiac signs
Be advised, the following checklist is a resource from a ministry I haven't looked into: