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Christians With Generational Curse

Can Christians carry a generational curse?

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 ---Paulette on 6/18/05
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The only people under a curse is those that are not in Christ.

Galatians 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
---exzucuh on 12/1/09

beany: "the simple solution is come to Jesus lay down your burdens and take his hand if you have your hands full of his you wont need to carry anything to heavy and picking up rubbish wont be very appealing."

The solution is to get rid of all your earthly possessions for it is these earthly possessions that keep you in the world. These earthly possessions are your shackles to the world. You worry about theives coming into your house to steal your possessions. You worry about the moeny you need to keep your pssessions safe. It's these possessions that keep you from understanding spiritual matters. Leading a simple christian lifestyle is the best solution.
---Steveng on 11/30/09

I think the main blog question answers its self,you can "let go" of what ever you "carry" and be "free", the simple solution is come to Jesus lay down your burdens and take his hand if you have your hands full of his you wont need to carry anything to heavy and picking up rubbish wont be very appealing.Dont look back look forward.
---beany on 11/29/09

If you have allowed Christ to be your savior and you love Him as the fullness/completeness of God, then He has set you free (COMPLETELY FREE, NO ifs, ands or buts)...

John 8:36
"So if the Son makes you free, you will be free indeed".

Jesus brought FREEDOM (the law of LIBERTY, James 1:25 and 2:12).

Verses are from the RSV (Revised Standard Version).
---more_excellent_way on 11/25/09

Sonja: "Deut. 28 was to the people of Israel at that time, because of their disobedience to God and it was temporary."

On the contrary, it was to the people of the earth. The Israelites were to bring God's word to the world. They failed. They thought it was only them that God favored and they kept all of God's words to themselves.

Besides, God's word was, is, and always to all of mankind from the beginging to the end and forever therafter.
---Steveng on 11/24/09

children can suffer because of the sins of their parents, but when a person becomes a born-again Christian that person becomes a part of the family of God, and the family of Christ is Holy Spirit and virtue based, and not carnal nor curse based: "So that if anyone in Christ, a new Creation: the old things passed away, here, all things have become new." II Corinthians 5:17.
---Eloy on 11/24/09

1 Samuel 15:23 (King James Version)

23For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. Because thou hast rejected the word of the LORD, is our rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft and our rebellion against the Lord that we can hand down to our children just like in the old testament of this is the generational curse that we can stop by submitting to his Holiness is righteousness and know that we have nothing of our own but just submit to Christ as our Savior
---Andrew on 11/24/09

Deut. 28 was to the people of Israel at that time, because of their disobedience to God and it was temporary. Many who teach generational curses use this chapter but do not take the time to study the history of the time and who it was spoken to. Jesus's blood cleanses all sin. He never said I will forgive some or part of your sin, but not generational. He said all, you just need to receive the gift that God offers to all people and obey his commandments and know that someday we will be made perfect again with him if we love him and live our lives trying to become more like him each day.
---Sonja on 11/24/09

No, not christians and don't know that you can apply the phrase generational curse to it, but the commandment on the graven images says that God will punish the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand genrations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
---gregg8944 on 3/16/08

YES Christians can carry a generational curse. Curses are brought on by family members who sin, some even put a curse on the family through Satanic rituals.
---Leslie on 1/7/07

The Book of Galatians tells me that Jesus became a curse for me. So, no I don't have any curses on me. Scripture also tells me to "bless those that curse me" (Luke 6:28) - it does not say to get prayer when someone curses me.
---Helen_5378 on 10/14/06

In Christ all curses are broken. The curse to Israel was for disobedience.

Galatians 3:13
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
---kathr4453 on 10/14/06

Yes, it is written that we are set free from curses, also we are healed, made whole, and all the blessings that come from Jesus and His death and resurrection. However we do not all walk fully in all these things. We are in a sanctification process. So curses may need to be addressed/dealt with, and some are generational. They may have been learned, but there is a spiritual element to all things
---Christina on 10/14/06

Have you read Jeremiah 31:29-32?
---Bruce5656 on 10/13/06

greetings,for sam, what curse(s) do you know of is upon us by God,your and my Father?
---earl on 10/13/06

Yes they can have the curse. Christians have authority over generational curses, but it is like anything else, if we don't walk in that authority, than we can carry the curse.
---sam on 10/13/06

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greetings,is it the love of God that he curse ones offspring that did not evil in the sight in the eyes of the lord with affliction and tribulation?is such an act Godlike?Fatherlike?if the heavenly Father teaches man to be like him then why does man believe he is doing evil to curse his child his wife bore for him?
---earl on 10/13/06

Just because we know Jesus doesn't mean we are free from all curses. We have been redeemed from the curse of the law but if we want to be under the law we are still cursed by it. An unequal yoke is a curse too. Anything that brings doom and damnation is a curse. Physical death is also a curse that was passed down from Adam and Eve. We all still have that one too.
---john on 10/9/06

The bible is quite clear on generational curses in Ezekiel 18 and Jeremiah 31. It is a proverb that no longer has any use.
---Patrick on 10/9/06

I know people who are very worked up about the fact that they had ancestors who were promiscuous, alcoholics, thieves and even a murderer. They are convinced that these are curses that they have inherited and have to somehow get these curses broken. We are not answerable for what our ancestors did any more than we should take praise for what they did. Upon accepting Jesus as our Saviour we are forgiven OUR OWN sins. All others need forgiveness for THEIR OWN.
---Xanthi on 6/23/05

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Okay, the light just went on for me! Of course generational curses are CURSES! In my mind I had two separate catagories of curses: regular curses and generational curses. But a curse is a curse (duh) and we are redeemed from all of it! Praise the Lord!!! Thank you!
---DoryLory on 6/23/05

I have no idea where people think that they come from. I just know that as a Christian, I am free from any curse.
---Bruce5656 on 6/22/05

Gal.3:13-14 lets us know everyone who has accepted Christ and His Atoning death on Calvary, is free from all [generational] curses, etc, though symptons may linger through ignorance, or return due to backsliding. Curses are as real as blessings, hell as real as heaven. If we never question physical 'genetics', why question spiritual 'genetics'? Read Matt.5:17 along with the above verses [Isa.53, & I Pet.2:24 also]. [some unbelievers are blessed because of their believing predecessors also], God Bless.
---Elishama on 6/22/05

Thanks, Bruce. Your explanation is helpful ... except for your phrase "being cursed by God." Are you implying that people actually believe that generational curses are FROM God? That doesn't make sense, does it? God doesn't curse people. He may allow someone to be cursed by Satan because of sin and wrong choices, etc. but for God to actually put a curse on a person sounds way out there.
---DoryLory on 6/22/05

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The idea of a "generational curse" is ususlly considered to be a "curse" put on a specific individual and passed on to succeding generations. As you can see from the scriptures offered below, this is no longer a consideration today.

Certainly sinful behaviour leads to consequences that may affect the next generations but this is not the same as being cursed by God.
---Bruce5656 on 6/22/05

Genetic disease and any other type of disease is indeed a result of THE curse. The curse that all of humanity is born under but again, this is not what people are talking about when they say "generational curse."
---Bruce5656 on 6/22/05

Pt 1
Xanthi - Deut 28:1 & 15 clearly states that if ALL of God's commands are not diligently followed then the person is open to the curse. In other words, anyone who is less than perfect is susceptible. We'd all be in big trouble if it were not for Gal 3:13 which says that Jesus became a curse for us to set us free from that. However, the blessings of God do not fall on any of us automatically. They must be received to be activated ... be it eternal salvation or salvation from the curse.
---DoryLory on 6/22/05

Pt 2
But when it comes to generational curses I, personally, do not have an opinion. (I haven't studied it enough to have an opinion yet.) I know that the OT makes several references to it. I was merely asking those, who do not believe in generational curses, to explain hereditary disease since the Word does say that sickness is part of the curse. I wasn't trying to prove a point, I was simply asking a question. Sorry for not choosing my words more carefully. :o)
---DoryLory on 6/22/05

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DoryLory please read all of Deuteronomy 28 Verse 58 shows God saying that IF they do NOT observe His word He will do these things. The curse is only on those who disobey not on those who love God and keep His commandments. Many verses in this chapter make this very clear. We must never take verses out of context to prove a point.
---Xanthi on 6/21/05

Yes, seven times it says in the bible. But you have the power and authority to cast those sins away from you and your future or present children. Healing prayer can help.
---Carol on 6/21/05

Paulette, yes they can and they also have the power available to them through Christ to break those same generational curses. For greater is He that is in Me, than He who is on the earth.
---lisa on 6/20/05

DoryLory, "And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his parents, that he was born blind? Jesus answered, Neither has this man sinned, nor his parents: but that the works of God should be made shown in him. And it was the sabbath day when Jesus made the clay, and opened his eyes." John 9:2,3,14.
---Eloy on 6/20/05

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As a Sunday School Teacher and Minister in Healing and Deliverance, I have to add my 2 cents here. Curses can be put on Christians, and generational curses can be carried through generations. Deliverance is a process that all believers should go through on a yearly basis. Once I started repenting for the sins of my ancestors, things got a lot better in my life. It's late at night, and I need to find the scriputure to support my info tonight. I shall write more tomorrow.
---Carol_in_Canada on 6/19/05

Deuteronomy 28:61 says that every kind of sickness is part of the curse. If Christians cannot carry generational curses, how do you explain Christians who have a genetic illness (such as heart disease, diabetes, etc.)?
---DoryLory on 6/19/05

No, Ezekiel chapter 18.
---Eloy on 6/19/05

I am so pleased with most of your answers. I've been told some rubbish on this subject but what I read in scripture is that when God gave the ten commandments He makes it clear that the curse is on 'those who hate Him' and that He will show mercy unto thousands of generations of 'those who love Him and keep His commandments'. Any curse that was there is removed at the point of accepting Christ - otherwise Christ died in vain. John I think what you say will apply to unbelievers only not Christians.
---Paulette on 6/19/05

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Dear Paulette,
You can read about blessings and curses in Deuteronomy 28. Curses come in all forms, such as sickness from madness to hemorhoids. (its in the word) Jesus became a curse to free us from the curses, but do people still have hemorhoids? I think you can recieve His gift or pick up the curses by what you believe. I personally don't give any curse authority in my life, especially those mentioned!
---sam7944 on 6/19/05

No. No. And no again!

Romans 8:1, I john 5:18
Jeremiah 31:29-32 (NIV) In those days people will no longer say, 'The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children's teeth are set on edge.' Instead, everyone will die for his own sin; whoever eats sour grapes--his own teeth will be set on edge.
---Bruce5656 on 6/18/05

I believe that there can be curses into three or four generations. I have even heard of people bringing back silk comonos with dragons on them, from Japan during the war and placing a curse on their entire families. These have to be cast out using scripture, and sometimes with prayer and fasting and taking authority in the Name of Jesus. If you think this is a fairytale, think again. This stuff is real!
---John on 6/18/05

What He is saying there is that we are to forget the generation of the flesh beause we are no longer flesh but spirit if we are born again. We have a new life to draw out of and that life is the life within. If you would like to see this passage of Scripture developed a little more, contact me through my pen pal id linda9974. My personal e-mail is within my profile.
---Linda_Smith on 6/18/05

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In Psalm 45:10, there is a strange little Scripture where God says, "Hearken, O daughter, and consider, and incline thine ear (we incline our ear to understanding): forget also thine own people, and thy father's house." Now, if you listen to that with the carnal mind, it would seem to be telling you not to have anything to do with your natural family or your natural father. However, God is Spirit and when He speaks, we need to hear with the ear of the spirit.
---Linda_Smith on 6/18/05

If you don't believe Jesus redeemed us from the curse, you will walk in whatever you don't believe He redeemed us from. A lie believed to be true will generate some things in your life that are not aspects of the redemptive work of Christ. When you were born again, you were born of the spirit of God where there is no curse, sin, or darkness. His very Spirit is in you and your spirit man is joined to the Lord and one spirit with Him. That is the life we are to draw from.
---Linda_Smith on 6/18/05

do you mean having more children then the planet can hold or a certain decade having more trouble then others? I'm not clear of your question.
---laure5469 on 6/18/05

i wouldn't believe this no matter what. This would be considered superstitious. i don't believe in curses but moreless in a person's mind. If you believe in God, there will be no curse or even such thing.
---Jeannine on 6/18/05

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