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Breaking Generation Curses

Teaching about having and breaking generation curses have sprung up. Is this another lie from Satan and his servants? What are your thoughts?

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Q:Teaching about having and breaking generation curses have sprung up. Is this another lie from Satan and his servants?

A:No. A generational curse is the sinful nature that everyone inherited from Adam and Eve.

The breaking of that curse was done by Jesus on the cross.

The establishing of our righteousness was accomplished at his resurrection.

Our freedom goes into effect when we receive it.
---jan4378 on 12/9/12


It most assuredly is scriptural that the depravities of the father were passed down unto the third and fourth generation Ex 20:5

It was an entirely Hebrew curse. The gentile nations never had such an evil put on them by God.

It was a penalty for failing to keep covenant with God, which they swore to do three times at Sinai.

The teaching of it to Gentiles, and especially the body of Christ, is a serious error, and denies the truth of the Cross.
---Phil on 11/16/12


God cursed: Adam and Eve,the ground, Cain, Canaan, Noah's son. God cursed a lot of people and things. God cursed a lot. Until God saves you, you are a cursed man....My calling is not to preach>>>Love, peace, money, and how to get God to bless me. The only thing that will break the curse is the cross, The Blood. That's it. You must be born again. Raised from the dead. Now, you are no longer cursed. And one other thing: Your lost children can not ride on a righteous parent's coat-tail into heaven.
---pat on 11/13/12


Hello,really good advice bro.WillieC. gave on here.I have friends who do go to different churches,one day yes,I am educated, n drink alcohol becuz my grandparents give me,generational curses,for me,know this brother for years he can not admit he himself,n take responsibility for his own behavior.
I was brought up.n a pentecostal church,yes,they believed in it,but now I been more other churches n yes, study on CNT., no longer believe this is true.we got enough to despertar with like one person.write,same subject without worry bout being,pay for sins my ancestral lineage. What they did!
---ELENA on 9/29/12


Bro.Willie gave very good advice.
I had a friend who love to say "drink becuz my grandmother was like that she was alcoholic ,pasa it on to me.He believes generational curses,and he drinks alot,always say. "Yes,I can quit" but,never does quit..
So,this is just a way for him to continue,make excuses, I am not saying he is...but,I believe he himself has grabbed hold n kept his mind "captive" ... love of JESUS! ELENA
---ELENA on 9/29/12




I believe that generational curses are of the devil, sent to disturb and confuse those ready to give their hearts to Jesus and accept the salvation He offers.

The teaching of generational curses played havoc with my son's head just prior to him being saved.

We should kick these teachings into the place where they belong - the pit of hell - and leave them there.

If we keep discussing generational curses as if they have power over us we do not seriously believe that Jesus died to set us free.
---Rita_H on 9/15/12


Sister Trish, you said,

" However, research has shown that there is also a genetic predisposition for becoming addicted. It doesn't mean it's inevitable a person will become addicted. It just means it's easier." and I agree.

Research from Scripture has shown that the curse God put on mankind is the culpit of the problems in the world. Sin. And everyone who is not of the Spirit will always cope with many problems. It's the evidence of sin in the world. The fallen nature of man. And they do leave a lot of wounds. Everyone is responsible for his own behavior and actions. Unless they are retarded or have some mental illness, and that too is from the curse.
But God can change anyone, no matter his condition.
---Mark_V. on 8/29/12


Mark: I totally agree about the learned aspect of a lot of addictions. However, research has shown that there is also a genetic predisposition for becoming addicted. It doesn't mean it's inevitable a person will become addicted. It just means it's easier.

Also, growing up in addicted/alcoholic home leaves scars that just don't go away once a person has fully surrendered their life to the Lord. It takes time, and learning about God's unconditional love.
---Trish on 8/28/12


//-I am the son of a minister who was witnessed to by an uncle who was a believer. My son also accepted the free Gift of God before he passed away so our family has been blessed by God across the generations.
---Mark_Eaton on 8/24/12//

//---aka on 8/23/12//--Nice

//I too am grateful for the generational blessings of God.---Mark_Eaton on 8/24/12//

Beautifully stated, ditto...

Shalom
---char on 8/28/12


Mark E, I agree with Char's and James L answers. Generational curses were given by God for disobedience.
What I see different is the curses mentioned today. I believe that if a person lives in a drug invironment, that invironment can and many times does pass the curse to others. The opposite holds true when a believer is married to unbeliever (1 Cor. 7:14)
"For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband, otherwise your children would be unclean, but now they are holy"
Sanctify here does not refer to salvation. Otherwise the spouse would not be spoken of as unbelieving. But because of one believing, it possibly could lead the unbelieving to salvation.
---Mark_V. on 8/27/12




Rob, the curses mention today are different then the curses God mentions in Scripture. God's covenant given to Moses had blessings for obeying and curses for disobeying (punishments). The curses mention today are from man cursing members of their families. A drunk fore-father passing a curse to their relatives.
The main curse everyone should be concern about is the one God put on mankind after the fall. The New Covenant, called Covenant of grace is much different then the one given to Moses. Under Law God demanded righteousness: Under grace He bestows righteousness (Rom. 3:21-24: 5:3,4: Gal. 2:16: Phil 3:9). Under law obedience brings blessings (Deut. 28:1-14) Under Grace, blessing is bestowed as a free gift (Tit. 2:11,12: 1 Cor. 11:31,32).
---Mark_V. on 8/26/12


"My son also accepted the free Gift of God before he passed away" Mark_Eaton

a blessing indeed.

to outlive a child must be the hardest. more blessings to you.
---aka on 8/25/12


In context, Exodus 34

v.1-5 Moses was on the mountain to have the Ten Commandments replaced after he broke them when observing idol worship.

I believe this idol worship is what God had in mind with v.6-7

v.10-17 The very first thing God mentions after that is a covenant, driving out the pagans, smashing the altars of idols, and to not make covenants with them.

v.24 - God mentioned enlarging the borders of Israel after again mentioning driving out the pagans (blessings)

whenever Israel (as a whole) was carried away into idol worship, God's judgment lasted for generations (curses)



I think it has very little (if any) to do with individual sins and curses
---James_L on 8/24/12


Cluny sorry but I'm not wrong about the difference between Charismatic and Pentecostal Denominations,there's sources which show the difference. You may have heard about Generational Curses in a Pentecoatal church but I never heard such teaching in 68 years of being in different Pentecostal churches. It is very likely what you heard in a Pentecostal church was something they had picked up from the Charismatics. Pentecostal is a denomination just as Baptist both have different types of chuches with different views but basically they are the same. To those who quote Exodus 34 to prove curse,go to Ezekiel 18 read that chapter and you will see where the curse on generations has been removed and each person will answer for their own sins,not fathers.
---Darlene_1 on 8/24/12


fortunately, for us, the blessings go further than the curses involved in believing/not believing in the Lord..
---aka on 8/23/12

Thank you. I was just answering the question.

I too am grateful for the generational blessings of God.

I am the son of a minister who was witnessed to by an uncle who was a believer. My son also accepted the free Gift of God before he passed away so our family has been blessed by God across the generations.
---Mark_Eaton on 8/24/12


the question is about generational curses. the verse is about generational curses and generational blessings. so Mark E did not leave anything out, he just addressed the question.

fortunately, for us, the blessings go further than the curses involved in believing/not believing in the Lord..
---aka on 8/23/12


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\\Sounds like a generational curse to me. Visiting the inquity of the fathers down to third and fourth generation. \\

And compare this with what God said elsewhere in Exodus: "but showing mercy upon the THOUSANDS of generations of those who love Me."

Why did you leave that part out?

Generational BLESSINGS are much stronger and longer lasting.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/23/12


Mark_Eaton, I cannot believe no matter how many times those verses are presented, there are those that vehemently deny generational curses. and it probably manifests itself in nature and/or nature.

Isn't the curse put on the adam's land and eve's body and disposition generational?

it affects every generation.

and, cluny, there is major misuse of the jezebel spirit and thus abuse on the other extreme. it is a concept simply from comparison of that person. do you think there will be one girl named Jezebel who sleeps with a lot of men no? it is a concept from the behavior of that person. he is like a joseph. she is like a jezebel. no, there is no possessive spirit floating around.
---aka on 8/23/12


//---Mark_Eaton on 8/23/12//

Hi brother, I think this might be addressing the same subject? The difference may be to those that love Him and to those that Hate Him- Does that apply here?

[of them that hate Me: And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments."]

Ex 20:5,6 "Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and forth generation of them that hate Me: And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments."

Blessings brothers...
---char on 8/23/12


I cannot believe no one on this blog has read this Scripture:

Exod 34:6-7 "And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 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 childrens children to the third and the fourth generation."

Sounds like a generational curse to me. Visiting the inquity of the fathers down to third and fourth generation.

I would like to hear some understanding on these verses.
---Mark_Eaton on 8/23/12


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\\Cluny with all due respect for you but you are wrong. This teaching didn't come out of the Pentecostal Denomination.\\

No, you are wrong.

First, there is no such thing as "the Pentecostal Denomination." Rather, there are Pentecostal denominations, with widely differing doctrines, such as the Assemblies of God (Trinitarian) versus the United Pentecostal Church (Sabellian Modalist/Oneness).

Second, I first heard the idea of "generational curses" in a Pentecostal church.

Third, Pentecostals and Charismatics are the same thing.

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/23/12


Ones say that many or all sexual predators have been victims. They were not all violated by a family member. So, I can see that a victim has been exposed to the evil behavior so then certain victims have it as an idea to copy cat. So, evil behavior can be passed down from one non-family member to another, too.

But not all victims copy-cat what predators have done to them. Our character can have a lot to do with what we do and what we don't.
---willie_c: on 8/23/12


Ezekiel 18:30,19,4--The soul who sins is the one who dies. The son will not share the guilt of the father nor will the father share the guilt of the son. Therefore O house of Israel,I will judge you,each one according to his ways,declares the Sovereign Lord. The answer is the sins of the fathers aren't passed down to the children therefore that would include any so called generational curses. Children do learn what they live and can carry superstitution with them but it doesn't mean its passed down to them,just plain old learned behavior and beliefs. Sadly ignorance is passed down by teaching such things until children think they are true. There are no "passed down" generational curses.
---Darlene_1 on 8/23/12


First off I agree with Chip below. I would just add that in a generational curse or generational proclivity towards a sin. When we grow up we make assumptions and lifestyle choices based on what we know. Since most of our first time experiences come from our parents we thus imitate those experiences given similar triggers. Even if we know that our choices are bad, we still do them because that is what we know. For example, children of divorce have a proclivity to have divorces or anger issues or sexual immorality etc. these are not excuses but extra care (as chip has mentioned below) must be taken to discontinue the curse and lifestyle.
---Scott1 on 8/23/12


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Cluny with all due respect for you but you are wrong. This teaching didn't come out of the Pentecostal Denomination. I've been Pentecostal all my life and never heard of such a thing until I heard it from the Charismatics. A lot of far out beliefs which people may think are Pentecostal are really Charismatic. There really is a lot of difference between them.
---Darlene_1 on 8/23/12


You've got a good point here, chip. Even in the Bible, people would frequently repeat the mistakes of their parents.

OTOH, this idea of generational curses is nothing but an evangelical/pentecostal superstition, like Jezebel spirits.

As we sing regularly in the Orthodox Church, "When the women disciples of the Lord heard the joyous news of the Resurrection, they CAST ASIDE THE ANCESTRAL CURSE..."

Glory to Jesus Christ!
---Cluny on 8/23/12


Generational Cruses was a belief during ancient times basically when people did not know any better. A lot of thing were blamed on God that we now understand to be false. Likewise, people have to have a predisposition to a belief that a curse will work, that is how Voodoo works. It is based on ignorance.

We now have a much better knowledge of genetics and associated genetic predispositions to various diseases that follow family off spring where some are dominant and some recessive. There is still a lot we still don't understand about genetics. but we have a much understanding them people in ancient times had.





---Blogger9211 on 8/23/12


I really do not believe that there is anything called a generational curse.

I do believe that God does hold you to account for your poor choices in this life. And if your poor choices match up with generations of bad choices in your family - then you just proved that your family line makes bad choices, not that you are cursed to make them!

However, I can see how a family history with generations of, say molestation, can impact each generation equally - until the cycle is broken! And it is breakable but someone in the family has to be the first to do so..... But, even under this scenario, it is not a generational curse, it is each generation choosing to repeat the offenses of the prior one.
---chip on 8/23/12


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