Generational Curses and How to Break Them
Generational curses run from generation to generation in families. Family history knowledge is very important as any unusual reoccurring patterns can be identified and dealt with. Generational curses have existed since the beginning of times because of the fallen nature of man. It is important to note that, these curses don’t just happen. Something triggers them and that’s mainly sin. It’s a sad fact because someone who triggered that curse will pass it on to his descendants even up to the fourth generation as the Bible says in Exodus 34:7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.” The descendants will suffer the consequences without really understanding why. That’s why it’s important to study your family history and address every unusual patterns in prayer. The Bible speaks a lot about generational curses and I will outline some Biblical cases below.
23 And Lamech said unto his wives, Adah and Zillah, Hear my voice; ye wives of Lamech, hearken unto my speech: for I have slain a man to my wounding, and a young man to my hurt.
24 If Cain shall be avenged sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold.
It’s important to note that Lamech was a descendant of Cain. Cain killed his brother Abel and was cursed by God. The same spirit of murder that was triggered by Cain was replaying through his descendants!
30 But Sarai was barren; she had no child.
It’s important to note that here, Sarai who later became (Sarah) was Abram’s wife who later became (Abraham).
21 Now Isaac pleaded with the Lord for his wife, because she was barren; and the Lord granted his plea, and Rebekah his wife conceived.
Isaac was Abraham’s son and his wife happened to have been barren too just like his mother had been before finally having him in her old age through the intervention of God.
1 Now when Rachel saw that she bore Jacob no children, Rachel envied her sister, and said to Jacob, “Give me children, or else I die!”
Rachel was Jacob’s wife. Jacob was the son of Isaac and the grandson of Abraham. His wife too could not bear children! Coincidence? I don’t think so!
2 Kings 5:
20 But Gehazi, the servant of Elisha the man of God, said, “Look, my master has spared Naaman this Syrian, while not receiving from his hands what he brought; but as the Lord lives, I will run after him and take something from him.” 21 So Gehazi pursued Naaman. When Naaman saw him running after him, he got down from the chariot to meet him, and said, “Is all well?”
22 And he said, “All is well. My master has sent me, saying, ‘Indeed, just now two young men of the sons of the prophets have come to me from the mountains of Ephraim. Please give them a talent of silver and two changes of garments.’ ”
23 So Naaman said, “Please, take two talents.” And he urged him, and bound two talents of silver in two bags, with two changes of garments, and handed them to two of his servants; and they carried them on ahead of him. 24 When he came to the citadel, he took them from their hand, and stored themaway in the house; then he let the men go, and they departed. 25 Now he went in and stood before his master. Elisha said to him, “Where did you go, Gehazi?”
And he said, “Your servant did not go anywhere.”
26 Then he said to him, “Did not my heart go with you when the man turned back from his chariot to meet you? Is it time to receive money and to receive clothing, olive groves and vineyards, sheep and oxen, male and female servants? 27 Therefore the leprosy of Naaman shall cling to you and your descendants forever.” And he went out from his presence leprous, as white as snow.
Gehazi triggered a generational curse and it played on him and his descendants as you can see from the verses above.
Generational curses do not occur because people are bad but rather because an ancestor somewhere in ones lineage did something really bad or wrong and triggered them. A curse can’t be touched but it can be felt and seen at act in people’s lives.
Medical/Scientific evidence showing generational curses
- When somebody is diagnosed with Diabetes or Hyper-tension, the first question a doctor asks is family history in regards to those maladies.
- When somebody is diagnosed with a mental disorder for instance Schizophrenia, the first question doctors ask again is family history in regards to those disorders.
This applies to many other diseases and disorders. Family history is of utmost importance in a lot of medical diagnoses. I know many people may say that its as a result of some faults in the gene pool but is it really? The world we live in is deeper than what the physical eyes can see.
It’s easy to imagine that, this is all normal and biological but truth be told that it’s not. It was not always that way but started with someone down the lineage and kept playing over and over again until it became normalized.
How to identify generational curses
There is only one way of identifying these curses and that is checking your family history. If something awful happened to your great grandparents, your grandparents, parents and then it’s happening to you or to your siblings, that shows the pattern of generational curses. Somebody who genuinely knows and walks with the most high God in the family has to stand and invoke God’s mercy in regards to those curses.
How to break generational curses
- To genuinely become born again by accepting Jesus Christ as your Lord and personal saviour. The Bible says that in 2 Corinthians 5:17,Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
- After becoming born again, go before God in prayer and confess all the sins of your ancestors mentioning those that you could know and pleading for mercy for those that you don’t know of. Ask for God’s forgiveness.
- After asking for God’s forgiveness, start addressing the curses that you have identified and command them to be broken in the name of Jesus Christ.
- Begin to proclaim that you and your descendants are free from those particular curses and start believing it. There is power in the spoken word.