A Generational Curse: Fact or Fiction?

generational cursesDo you believe that curses have been passed on to you from your ancestors, as far back as four generations? If this is what you believe, then you are in denial of the scripture that assures you that those who are in Christ have been delivered from all the power of darkness and the wicked one cannot touch us. (Col. 1:12; 1 John 5:18).

No curse can go through the cross of Christ and have dominion over those who are in Christ. We are not under a curse once we have come through the cross. Every spiritual blessing is for us who are in Christ Jesus (Eph. 1:3). Anyone that insists they are cursed needs to know who they are in Christ, and maybe who Christ is as well. “We have not received the spirit of bondage again to fear, but the Spirit of adoption (Rom.8:15).

What I have found is that those who have been involved in deliverance ministries have actually brought a curse upon themselves by accepting a specific generational curse as a fact.  As a result, their belief in this teaching actually creates a self-fulfilling prophecy that the worker and the captive actually bring to pass together.  As Paul warned the Galatians, any one who adds to or detracts from the gospel of Jesus Christ will become CURSED.

Ironically, the generational curses teaching adds to and detracts from the gospel of Jesus Christ, particularly the power of the cross. This teaching promotes a law that hinders grace, and it is by grace that we are set free from the curse of the law. Consequently, those who uphold the “generational curses” doctrine which states that Satan and his demons create curses for Christians because of ones ancestors, actually opens the door to a curse.

Taken a step further, this false teaching actually creates the fear that put those who believe in it in even more bondage than what they may originally have sustained! We as believers “have not received a spirit of fear but power, love and a sound mind.” If you believe this teaching, you are risking the soundness of your mental state, bringing on further anxiety and stress that may “cause you to faint”when you enter into spiritual battle against demons.

Therefore, if you stand in spiritual warfare with a deliverance worker against a self proclaimed curse that was never there in the first place, you forfeit the grace that is needed to set you free. This teaching is particularly dangerous because it implies that Jesus didn’t break the curse on the cross.  As such, it stands to reason that if you believe that you are in bondage to a generational curse, then you must not be saved.

If you are not saved then you are STILL under the power of darkness and Jesus did not remove your sins and His blood has not cleansed you from sin. Therefore, you have NOT been translated out of darkness and the spiritual weapons of Ephesians 6 will not work for you, if you are in bondage to a generational curse.

So what does the devil get out of this false teaching?

He gets those who teach it and those who believe it to lose grace and to weaken their faith.

For example , with the death of the man of God, David Wilkerson, some deliverance workers posted on facebook that Wilkerson died  because he was subject to a curse, put on him by witches as retaliation for his exposing witches and witchcraft in the house of God. These workers claimed that they were going to interrogate demons, uncover who was responsible and return curses.

According to the scriptures, if they are correct, then David Wilkerson was not a child of God. If a man who constantly preached the cross was subject to a curse, therefore, he was not under the protection of the cross and the enemy was able to not only touch Wilkerson, but kill him outright. I know that David Wilkerson was a true and faithful prophet of God so no witches or demons were capable of putting a curse on him.

So what happens in instances like these?

Consider this. There is a difference between a curse and a plague.

By the cross, Jesus delivers us from a curse because when we become born again, old things become new and the past is washed in the precious blood of the Lamb, which includes any sins that your ancestors may have committed that could possibly affect YOU.

A curse is specific in that it is an appeal to a supernatural power for harm to come to specific people, places and things. A plague is “different.”

A plague is much more general. Its like a tornado. When it hits NO ONE is spared from its effects and even the innocent who are simply in the wrong place at the time of the tornado. The innocent get swept up with the guilty.

Jesus warned the elect of God to “come out of Her, lest ye be partakers of HER sins and receive of HER plagues.”

If He is referring to the organized church, (and I believe that He is) then the innocent will be partakers of the plagues along with the guilty.

A plague is a widespread affliction, a sudden destructive influx or an outbreak. It can also be persistent, but it is also infectious—in the spirit, a plague can be compared to a highly infectious disease like the bubonic plague. Those who hear the warning and continue to remain in a defiled place are subject to a plague, and the elect of God are not exempt from it.

Since most of those who come to me to be set free from demonic torment were also attending a church that could not deliver them, I simply asked them to give me 90 days of no church attendance. Those who can’t do so are not delivered.

They remain not cursed but “plagued.”

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4 Responses to A Generational Curse: Fact or Fiction?

  1. tinalynn8 says:

    I truly believe that if a person, in humility, seeks and follows after God’s Truth, The Lord will undeceive and then deliver that person for the purpose of bringing them to salvation. It is not a game to God, although many people, like with a lot of things in life, play around and act like they have no real responsibility with regard to the part they may have played to give ground to evil spirits to work with. This is why it is imperative to understand the plight of the church in these end-days, as fallen angels have taken over and disguised themselves as the work of God, bringing only torment and confusion to the body.

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  2. People have drank the kool aid that salvation is a choice or a human work. Nope it is all God’s work. The biggest plague of all is spiritual blindness.

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  3. gloria115 says:

    From my culture, there is a lot of superstition and fear of curses, attached to it was a sense of helplessness that the demons had free reign and there was nothing one can do. It completely rocked my world when i initially learnt that any demon that is operating in your life is there because you gave it permission whether knowing or unknowingly. Building up my free will and revoking any agreements, helped that fear leave and i was able to see & experience God’s grace.

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  4. Tee says:

    I remember a few years ago being tricked by the enemy that the reason I was going through certain things was because of “generational curses” transferred onto me by my parents. That was the second time I ever heard of the phrase…I heard it for the first time that same year at another word of faith/charismatic type church for the first time. I thought it was odd, but at the time bought into the lie, and even attempted to become “delivered” through one of those fire tunnels the charismatic and word of faith people tend to use in their services. I specifically remember them trying to get me to fall slain “in the spirit” because while everyone else was, I just could not. I am grateful that nothing happened to me that night. I could have been demonized. I realized later that the primary reason I probably did not become demonized was because I did not allow myself to passively submit to the teaching. I remember going through the fire tunnel asking myself, “Is this real?” Lol. I later realized that the reason I was going through things was not because of any type of “generational curse” like they said, but because I was confused, deceived, and not born again, and that THAT situation was one of the enemy’s several attempts to demonize me.


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