I wanted to give you some powerful scriptures from the Word of God to diffuse once and for all any fear or doubts you may have concerning generational curses being passed down to you because of sins committed by prior generations. You may have heard teaching on this warning you of generational curses reminding you that God will remember your father’s sins or your father’s father’s sins on you.
Here is the verse that is quoted concerning this in Ex 30:7 “visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.” or Num 14:18 “but He by no means clears the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation.”
Now it is important to remember that the Bible says that when we believe in Jesus we are born again as children of God. This is the work of God not man as we see here in John 1:12 “But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.” So once you are born again as a child of God you have a new Abba or Daddy and a new generational line from God. Instead of inheriting curses you now inherit the blessings of God.
I want you to look at a specific event that happened on the cross that addresses generational curses so that we will conclusively put an end to any lingering doubts that you may have on whether you are completely freed from generational curses no matter what you hear to the contrary and regardless of who says it because you have the concrete Word of God planted in you.
First let’s look at this scripture in Eze 18:2 “The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children’s teeth are set on edge”. This is saying that if the fathers commit iniquity then their children will taste the effects of the generational curse. In truth, everyone sins, so everyone is subject to curses to varying degrees. The solution is to be delivered from them once and for all.
Let us look at these following verses which at first glance may not seem significant but they will give you an unshakable foundation to refute anyone or anything imposing generational curses on you – John 19:28-30 “After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!”
Jesus, spoke “I thirst” in order that Scripture might be fulfilled. What does this mean? This is answered in the sour wine being presented to Him – which He received. This was the last thing recorded here for us before Jesus said His work was finished. So the receiving of the sour wine was a work! What work was this? When we go back to Eze 18:2 above we see that receiving sour wine is a proverb regarding generational curses and by Jesus receiving the sour wine on our behalf He bore all the curses in Himself so that they no longer can come upon us. This was so important to Jesus that until he tasted the sour wine His work was not yet done.
While it was once true that the iniquities of the fathers would fall on their decendants, God says that there would come a time when this would no more be spoken of again: Jer 31:29 “In those days they shall say no more: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, And the children’s teeth are set on edge'”. Why is it no longer spoken of again? Is it because somehow God ignores iniquities? No, not at all. God. God abhors iniquities. But God’s love wants to save you. So the Son of God took your place of cursings and tasted the sour wine on your behalf so you would not need to ever taste it.
Jesus loves you so much that He does not want any form of curse on you especially generational curses. He took all of your sins and all of your curses on Himself. What is your part then? It is to believe and confess that Jesus has delivered you. Look to Jesus.
God Bless and Keep you !
Guy is a homeschool father to five and has been married for over two decades to the same woman, He has a deep passion for the WORD and can be seen studying and emailing encouragement to others using the WORD deep into the night. He works in international real estate investments and enjoys the work and people he meets globally.
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