Free from Generational Curse

Here is another popular question or subject in the church. Is the Believer still under generational curse? There are many programs devoted to removing generation curse and inner healing. And some produce genuine testimonies. I think that God can use this ministry according to the faith of those in, however, I don’t think it is God’s best for us. I am throughly convinced that the believer is no longer under generational curse. Here is a blog on the subject. The New Creation CANNOT be under Generational Curse.  I would highly recommend reading this article, it carefully explains it. However, I would add that we are not only free from generational curse, but we are free completely from the curse of the law, our sins, or any malicious things the enemy or someone might speak over us.

“Like a flitting sparrow or a fluttering swallow, an undeserved curse goes nowhere” (Proverbs 26:2).

“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.’

He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit” (Galatians 3:13).

According to the New Testament, now that we are righteous by faith, no curse is deserved, even when we sin. I hear a lot of talks about how this sin or that sin opened up the door for the enemy to work in their life and there are a lot of ministries that work on shutting doors your sin might have opened.

Revelation 3:7 says,

“What he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.”

Are you a “one?” If God, through his son has shut the door to curses on your life and has opened a door to blessings, you, being a “one” cannot open it again, or shut the door to blessings.

“the one who was born of God keeps him safe, and the evil one cannot harm him” (1 John 5:18).

I’m not against deliverance ministries. There are some people who see some healing in them. I however left more discouraged and broken and paranoid than I came in with. I bet God works with us where we are at, in their level of faith. But I do not believe it is the perfect form. Sometimes, we make it seem like the enemy is more powerful in the believers life than God is. People switch their focus off of God and onto fighting the enemy, who is already defeated! They attribute the bad things that happen in their life to some kind of curse or open door. But, if you truely want to resist the enemy, that is not how you do it. The scripture says,

“Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you know that the family of believers throughout the world is undergoing the same kind of sufferings” (1 Peter 5:9).

To resist the enemy, you don’t fight him, you stand firm in your faith. You keep your eyes on God and He will fight your battles for you. He has already defeated the power of the enemy on your life. If you continue to fight the enemy you are still believing he has power! Don’t be quoting scriptures against the enemy that he has no power while the very motive for you doing so is believing he has power! Eventually you’ll talk yourself out of it! Of course, if it helps your confidence and faith remember those scriptures. But realize, that the enemy cannot touch your life. I used to be worried and fearful of demons or any teaching related to it. I was so paranoid, I couldn’t function properly in public and my parents eventually talked to me about it. It is so important that you understand that the enemy doesn’t have power or permission to work in the believer’s life. Bad things may happen, but don’t always attribute that to the enemy or a curse. I suppose you can think of it that way if you want, no evil thing comes from God. But I once had a pastor say, “You know, when my water heater goes out. I don’t start rebuking the enemy and casting him out, I call the plumber.”

The primary way the enemy tries to discourage the believer is through inspiring others who are under his control to persecute you for your beliefs. That’s why the apostles faced such persecution and he tells them to hold fast, because others are enduring the same kinds of persecutions. The enemy’s primary goal is not to cause you to sin. It only takes one to make you guilty of all, but also all your sins are forgiven! He achieves near nothing from that. His primary role is to convince you that you are not forgiven, not under God’s favor and grace, and have somehow lost your salvation or righteousness. He wants you to put your eyes on yourself. He uses the law to bring condemnation on you. That is why you must stand firm in your faith. Not faith that you’ve done enough good. Faith that you’ve been forgiven enough! Faith says, “God has made me righteous forever by his son, and there is no condemnation for my sins.”

“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness” (2 Corinthians 11:14-15).

“See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the basic principles of this world rather than on Christ. When you were dead in your sins and in the uncircumcision of your sinful nature, 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 scattered).

God took away the weapon of the enemy, which is the “written code, with its regulations.” The enemy is a minister of righteousness not of sin. But he uses righteousness to condemn you not to impart it too you. Of course, by tangling the believer up under the law, the result is more sin. But his goal is to make you feel condemned through how others falsely say all kinds of evil against you and persecute you. Imagine these disciples, teaching the grace of God and having Jews come up and rebuke and persecute them for teaching against the law of Moses. The Jews were coming to minister “righteousness” and condemn the disciples’ faith. That is why they must hold firm to their faith, even when it causes that trouble. Peter is saying to take comfort in the fact that others are enduing the same kinds of trials.

So anyways, that is my rant on curses. I hope you were encouraged. My goal is that you become settled in your mind that no curse that God has not given shall overtake you. And under Christ, God will not ever curse you either. Be confident and expect his favor and blessings. For with the same token that he said Christ took your curse, he also said so that the blessings of Abraham might be guaranteed. That is your inheritance, not your struggle.

Thanks for reading.

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7 thoughts on “Free from Generational Curse

  1. Good Word Jon Paul. I don’t know if you’re familiar with Neil T Anderson but he is considered an authority on deliverance. He states that he used to have the old school approach to deliverance (i.e. talking to demons and acting as an exorcist) but realized that Scripture tells New Covenant believers to resist the devil. Now he teaches people who they are in Christ.

    Jesus delivered us from THE curse and sin (singular) so I don’t think it wise for a believer to dig up individual sins and curses and try uncover every stone of the past.

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  2. Thanks John, you’re absolutely right. Having personally experienced that, I can say that it does not produce good fruit in the believer’s life. The knowledge of sin is addictive, you never have enough of it. It makes you think, “O no! What if there’s more! How will I fix it if I don’t know?” You get on a constant search of morbid introspection and leaving your faith and focus on God behind. It produces worry, fear, useless rituals, paranoia. Like I said, I couldn’t function properly in public. But, God fixes all those things behind the scenes, I just focus on Him and let his grace fill my life and all those problems go away!

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  3. Good word. I like how you said “behind the scenes”. I’m working on a post called “Two Things That the God of Peace Does” where I plan to address how God does “maintenance” on us simply because the victory HAS been won and we have been grafted into it.

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  4. Hmm brother JonPaul the “generational curse” is just 1 symptom in the claims of this mysterious “spiritual warfare” bunch who claims to specialize in possessions, demonic presence, legal rights of demons, personal responsibility in removing curses, or falling under hexes from occult objects, .

    About possession I’m very curious about an incident. My friend had a sister on the choir and prayer group who was possessed in front of many people, and she said the demon entered her because of “bad music” and didn’t explain further. I have also heard of many Christians who got possessed by the kundalini spirit. Is it possible for the Holy Spirit to live inside you and yet still be possessed by demons?

    Also my other Christian friend reported many Christians who’ve woken up with sleep paralysis finding demons standing at the foot of their bed. They ordered them out by Christ but the incidents still seemed to shake them more than the demons. I asked another friend and he says it’s true and mostly happens to Koreans. There’s even reports of demons being able to touch and pull these people. The ones that still live to tell the story say they’ve remembered to say Christ’s name. I wonder what happens if they don’t remember to cry out the name.

    I’m not very interested in other testimonies of spiritual warfare, and I don’t fancy the tiring nature of its proponents watching out for hexed Asian ornaments and so forth, but demon harassment and possession I wonder if you can ask God about it someday in the far future when you are bored and free, since they come from the testimonies not of strangers but of 3 very trustworthy friends of mine.

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  5. Hahahahaha, I totally know what you mean. I grew up in that environment too! “who claims to specialize in possessions, demonic presence, legal rights of demons, personal responsibility in removing curses, or falling under hexes from occult objects, .” I did used to believe these things and they used to terrify me. I also once thought I had a demon. I went to a deliverance center to get it cast out and screamed and thought I saw a dragon. For months I was terrified at the thought of getting another one. I wouldn’t go around people or to certain places because I thought that certain places would infect me with demons and that if other people coughed around me the demons that were in them would get onto me. My goodness! I stopped functioning normally and the people around me became concerned. I no longer fear these things. No, I absolutely believe no christian can be infected with a demon. There is no instance of it in the Bible. As for the stories? Well, I definitely believed I had had a legitimate story, but now I realize it was my own imaginations. In fact, I was better off before I listened to these kind of teachings. It’s remarkable how real some of these stories seem, but I don’t believe them. I believe those messages alter our perceptions and end up creating experiences like these.

    But, these spiritual warfare ideas are not biblical. There is no instance of a christian in the bible having a demon. Those two people in Acts who were trying to cast a demon out were not christians. The demon said, “Paul I know, but who are you?” I believe he knew Paul because Paul was God’s child. These men saw the miracles Paul was doing and tried to repeat them using Jesus’s name. But because they didn’t believe in Jesus it didn’t work for them.

    Demon’s have no legal right in the believers life. Corinthians tells us he has disarmed the principalities and powers. No, we cannot open doors to them.” What God has sealed with the death and resurrection of his son cannot be undone by an idle word. “A door the Lord shuts no man can open, and a door the Lord opens no man can shut.” There is no curse, Christ redeemed us from the curse as Galatians tells us. You will never find any instances of items infecting people with curses in the new testament. Paul was even brave enough to eat foods that were sacrificed to idols if they did not bother other people’s conscience.

    These teachings are unbiblical, unhealthy, and dangerous. They destroy lives and do not produce the fruit of the kingdom. But, our church has stopped pursuing these things, probably because we’ve realized they are unbiblical.

    And yes, I have talked to the Lord about it. I believe the Lord has told me that demons want nothing to do with Christians, they are afraid of them. They will flee wherever you go!

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    • I was new at a church and they asked if they could pray for me for powerful deliverance.Mm.. I had no idea what that meant but they encouraged me to go. I was in the center of a room with a team of pastors, needless to say I was completely bewildered by this experience. They said all this stuff from 10 generations back what my supposed ancestors did for an hour, from murders, witchcraft, pornography, etc., and broke theses things. I felt completely destroyed, alienated, humiliated, and sad. That was 2 1/2 years ago. After that experience I told everyone my ancestors did very bad things. Someone said I was under the curse and thats why my son has autism. I knew that was not right. I thought I was delivered through Jesus Christ. I had complete rebirth experience. Then I went back and established that my ancestors were Christians who were martyred for their faith and I am blessed by them. I felt the deliverance took away my freedom in Christ as a believer. Now I only look to Jesus Christ. Blessings for you and your family, in Jesus name. Amen.

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