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Breaking Generational Curses


Speaking of curses. 

Generational curses are judgments that are passed on to individuals because of sins perpetuated in a family in a number of generations. 

The Bible mentions “generational curses” in several places (Exodus 20:5; 34:7; Numbers 14:18; Deuteronomy 5:9). It sounds unfair for God to punish children for the sins of their fathers. However, this is looking at it from an earthly perspective. God knows that sin is passed down from one generation to the next. When a father has a sinful lifestyle, his children are likely to have the same sinful lifestyle as well. That is why it is not unjust for God to punish sin to the third or fourth generation – because they are committing the same sins their ancestors did. They are being punished for their own sins, not the sins of their ancestors. The Bible specifically tells us that God does not hold children accountable for the sins of their parents (Deuteronomy 24:16).

Moses addressed this issue when the Israelites were preparing to enter the promised land.  He told the new generation that was preparing to enter in that they would not enter unless the dealt with their own personal sins and also the sins of their fathers. The account can be found in Leviticus 26:39-42

39 And they that are left of you shall pine away in their iniquity in your enemies' lands; and also in the iniquities of their fathers shall they pine away with them.

40 If they shall confess their iniquity, and the iniquity of their fathers, with their trespass which they trespassed against me, and that also they have walked contrary unto me;

 And that I also have walked contrary unto them, and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if then their uncircumcised hearts be humbled, and they then accept of the punishment of their iniquity:

 Then will I remember my covenant with Jacob, and also my covenant with Isaac, and also my covenant with Abraham will I remember; and I will remember the land.

There are four Curses in the Bible I think it would be wise to plead the blood of the lamb for removal of -- with ALL sincerity.  UNLESS - you are already saved by the blood of Christ.  In that case - rest assured even the curses below are forgiven.....

None of these curses effects your ultimate salvation if you have your faith in Jesus Christ.
When we become Christians, we are new creations (2 Corinthians 5:17): 17 "Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new".   The cure, then, for a generational curse is faith in Christ and a life consecrated to Him (Romans 12:1-2):  They do give Satan "ammunition" to set up roadblocks for your life, however -except for those who are saved. Removal of these may just help your health and/or prosperity. You may think I'm being superstitious - see below how both Nehemiah & Daniel took these very serious....

So, be safe and ask Jesus to cut any generational ties to you and anyone in your family who may have begun these curses. Ask Him to also cut any of these ties between you and your children and grand children.


Genesis 12:3: "And I will bless them that bless thee and curse him that curseth thee; and in thee shall all nations of the earth be blessed."  

Christians should never forget that Jesus of Nazareth was born a Jew, lived as a Jew, and was proud to be a Jew.  Jesus (Yeshua) was also a rabbi.  It was because the Roman Cornelius of Caesarea was good to the Jews that Cornelius  was the first Gentile to receive the gospel.  In Psalm 122:6 we read; "Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, they shall prosper that love thee."  

Knowing this - and having eternal gratitude to the Jewish People I do not think it is possible to be a good Christian and not stand with Israel and the Chosen People.  Jesus said "Salvation is of the Jews".  

This is a 10 generation curse of Deuteronomy 23:2. God commanded that a person of illegitimate birth must be kept out of the congregation of the Lord, and his ancestors for ten generations. See the mighty prayers of which the sins of the fathers were repented of in Nehemiah 9:2-3 and in Daniel 9:5-6. They both took this very serious. 


This explains why Muslims, Hindu's and other pagans all appear cursed compared to Christian nations.  Because they are.  We need to remember that Muslims do not know who Yahweh (I am/Yeshua) is.  This name appears nowhere in the Qur'an.  Yahweh would not be the God of anyone who denies the suffering and atonement of His only Son on the cross as Muslims and others do. Just think what it would be like to always think you have to do the will of a false god who is not even there (Allah), and to be constantly surrounded by hatred that always "eggs you on" to hate and kill, as Muslims are.

Another curse you may want to plead away is that if anyone anywhere in your family ever bowed down to "Ba'al", "Molech" or any pagan god. Masons do this, many "unknowingly". But that does not release them from this curse -as masonry is idol worship. It is the sin of idol worship.

Idolatry visits the sins of the fathers to the children. 

See Exodus 20:4-5 "..visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children even unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me".

Freemasonry is also a generational curse.  Freemasonry is also a religion other than Christianity.  Masonry’s practices and doctrines are iniquities laced with idolatry, paganism, the occult, Kabala, fertility cults, Satanism, spiritualism, demonology, and put it into a blender and come up with the Masonic religion.  It is not of God!  It is a false religion; the Harlot of Babylon.  Masons say they offer new candidates "the light".  The light they are actually giving is: Lucifer.  The Christian Bible says that Satan walks to and fro on this earth masquerading as an "angel of light",  that many might be deceived. 

God made marriage to be a covenant. It is coming together under one flesh. In the Old Testament, mere
sexual relations constituted a marriage. So intimacy with someone actually creates a covenant link -- or "soul tie".  

It would be wise to confess this to Jesus and ask that any of these out of marriage sexual relationships ("soul ties") be severed, except from your husband or wife....

So I think it would be wise to plead the blood of the lamb about all of the above - OR - is it necessary at all - since all your sins are forgiven once you accept Jesus Christ's death on the cross as payment for your sins?


Genesis 3:14 - 15

And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: 15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.

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Breaking Generational Curses
by Marilyn Hickey

See related family curse: Freemasonry