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Generational Curses

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GenerationalThe topic of Generational Curses is almost as controversial as Christians having Demons. Its actually, in our experience, one of the most common reasons why Christians can have demons and curses over their lives. Again we see Christians in total deception of this, denying it is even possible for us to be affected.  

And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, “The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation". (Exodus 34:6-7).  I took this Scripture back to the original Hebrew words and the word for 'iniquity' in the verse was 'avon which means fault, punishment. We are automatically judged guilty - the blame is on us as well as our ancestor who committed the sin four generations back. In other words we inherit our ancestor’s sin, the blame and the punishment and our DNA bears this corruption. DNA is our unique genetic code. Sin causes the corruption and changes in the genetic code of man which needs to be healed. Many diseases or sickness we see are caused by corruption in the DNA.  This corrupted DNA and genetic anomalies get passed on through our bloodline from generation to generation. Science shows us things like cancer being caused through a faulty gene. 

We then see two other Scriptures which seem to cancel out this punishment crescendo. These Scriptures are:-“Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin" (Deuteronomy 24:16, NKJV).

“Yet you say, ‘Why should the son not bear the guilt of the father?’ Because the son has done what is lawful and right, and has kept all My statutes and observed them, he shall surely live. The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself (Ezekiel 18:18-20, NKJV). At first glance it does appear to do this but we need to understand more of what these Scriptures actually mean. In the Old Testament when a Father sinned, not only could he be put to death as punishment for his sin, but his children could also.  God removed this law so only the one who sinned would be put to death. Another thing that this verse did was ensure that the Generational iniquity stops being passed down when one does what is lawful and right by following the laws and statutes of God. When one becomes a Christian by giving their life to Jesus and being born-again we take on His righteousness so we are no longer judged guilty. According to this verse after we become a Christian we should now not bear the guilt of the father even when he is committing sin because we are judged righteous. In other words once you are saved the punishment crescendo of Generational curses stop. Jesus freed us from the curse of the law. The curse of the law was the punishment system for sin. Generational curses were part of the punishment system. Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”) (Galatians 3:13, NKJV). 

Why then are we still being inflicted by our ancestors sin?

Once you are saved you are born-again in your spirit-man. Your soul-man (mind/will/emotions) and physical bodies however are not automatically renewed. There is a walk, a process to appropriate before the fleshly areas come into alignment with the born-again spirit. These fleshly areas need to pass through the Cross of Christ.  Christ is the door and to go through the door you need to also go through the cross. I am the door: by me if any man enter in, he shall be saved, and shall go in and out, and find pasture (John 10:9, KJV). There is an exchange that takes place at the cross. You exchange your life for the life of Christ. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it (Matthew 10:39, NKJV). This is harder than we think. Sometimes there can be un-yielded areas within those fleshly areas that we are hanging on to. We are unable to give them up. Take pride for example, we need to exchange our pride for the humility of Christ. That is incredibly difficult. Man is incredibly prideful in many facets of life. Another example is love.  We need to lay down and hand over to Jesus all our hatred, bitterness, unforgiveness and offence before we can exchange it for Christ's love. We cling to these areas and stubbornly refuse God access to them. Sometimes we may think we are yielding them, but God sees our heart and knows when we are not. These areas can also remain hidden until the light of Christ exposes them. This poses a problem! Any area not submitted to God is not brought under the Blood of Christ. This means it stays in the hands of the devil. All unyeilded areas have not passed through the Cross. These areas remain unchanged and untouched until you actually go through the Cross. Just as a dirty car has to go through a carwash to come out the other side clean, so do we have to go through the cross to come out the other side clean! All previous inherited sins, demons and curses from our ancestors also remain with us until they are dealt with by Jesus and brought through the Cross.  There comes a time when God needs someone to take accountability for them by repenting and then giving them to Christ for cleansing. Although God went ahead of us and laid the sin of us all upon Jesus at the cross He does not violate free-will. Free-will is the freedom to choose our course of action. If God laid every man and woman’s sin upon Jesus and that is all that had to be done then every man and woman in the world would be saved – unbelievers and believers. This is proven to not be the case. We have the choice to believe in Jesus and His work on the cross and enter into it or not. This means we also have to be willing to lay our sin upon Jesus. In other words we have to be willing to repent and turn away from it. 1 Peter 2:24 says that He bares our sin in His own body, that we being dead to sins should live unto righteousness. Being dead to sin means we have to die to sin.  This means we have to also go through the cross with Christ and allow Him to crucify the flesh. Know ye not, that so many of us as were baptized into Jesus Christ were baptized into his death? Therefore we are buried with him by baptism into death: that like as Christ was raised up from the dead by the glory of the Father, even so we also should walk in newness of life. For if we have been planted together in the likeness of his death, we shall be also in the likeness of his resurrection: Knowing this, that our old man is crucified with him, that the body of sin might be destroyed, that henceforth we should not serve sin. For he that is dead is freed from sin (Romans 6:3-7, KJV). Until we have died to our old selves’ and crucified the flesh, sin still resides in us. We need the Holy Spirit to help us put to death the deeds of the flesh otherwise we reap corruption. This is all part of the sanctification process.

We see by the following Scripture that curses can remain on us forever. “Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and pursue and overtake you, until you are destroyed, because you did not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you. And they shall be upon you for a sign and a wonder, and on your descendants forever" (Deuteronomy 28:45-56, NKJV). *****Please note here the word forever!  Any previous sin inherited from your ancestors before you became a Christian may still have to be confessed by repenting of that sin.  Only those sins that have been repented and erased from the matter of creation are no longer able to affect us. Many have claimed that the New Testament does not mention generational curses.  This is untrue.  If you read Luke 11:46-51 you will see Jesus is speaking to the Pharisees about generational curses and the blood of the prophets being on them.

For a long time we have sought the Holy Spirit on how to remove ancestral sins from people. He would reveal by prophetic revelation actual sins so repentance could take place by standing in the gap and repenting on behalf of yourself and your ancestors. "But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me, and that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt— then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember" (Leviticus 26:40-42, NKJV). It proved incredibly time consuming as there are potentially a lot of ancestral sins that have never possibly been dealt with. I recently sought God and asked Him if there was a better way.  This is what He spoke: “Until now people haven't known how to appropriate removing Generational curses at the Cross. There is a way and you can incorporate this into your Ministry.

This is what I have learned:- The DNA and genetic heritage in our blood carries all the sins and memories of our ancestors.  This corruption within our blood can bring disease and sickness.  Our blood has a voice and cries out to God day and night wanting peace.  We see in Genesis how the blood of Abel had a voice and cried out for vengeance. And He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground" (Genesis 4:10, NKJV).  To clean out the corruption in our blood and DNA we need to willingly in a prophetic act hand over to Jesus our blood, genetic inheritance and natural ancestry and ask Him to filter it with the new and perfect blood and DNA of Jesus and return back to us only what God wants us to have. The blood He shed on the cross can actually cleanse our blood along with the DNA and corrupted genes. We need to ask Him to show us any corrupt roots within our blood.  There can be traditions and cultures that are within our blood, or that we may even still be entering into that are rooted in witchcraft and idol worship.  Some even go so far as to idolise their ancestry, in the sense that where they come from becomes an idol in itself. There can be genetic inheritance we have gained that gives us prominence and power but comes from an unGodly place. Many clients who come through our Ministry have royal blood in their ancestry. The Lord revealed that the royal family has corrupt roots, they are not chosen by Him so any royalty in your blood that is not God-given needs to be laid down and removed. The word Generational when broken down means Gene/ration. This is the ration of corrupted genes you receive from your ancestors. The work on the Cross allows Jesus to remove the corruption from our blood - we just need to be willing to give it up to Him including any prominence and power handed down from generation to generation. Jesus had no flaws in His genetics. His DNA and blood were pure. The Bible tells us that it is the fathers who hand down generational curses. The word fathers in Hebrew is 'ab and means forefather or ancestor. The Bible also tells us when man and woman have sexual relations together they become one flesh so the mother's sin will also be handed down alongside the fathers. Jesus was an immaculate conception; thereby He did not have a paternal father but He did have a paternal mother - Mary.  Mary was chosen by God because she was favoured.  This obviously meant she was righteous. Joseph not being Jesus’ natural father claimed Jesus as his own thereby adopting Him into the lineage of David (which came from the line of Abraham which was blessed by God. Abraham’s lineage was blessed. Mary was descended from Nathan (son of David) and Joseph descended from Solomon (Son of David), both of which were from the blessed line of Abraham. God even had a plan for the adopted lineage that Jesus would inherit. When you marry two become one flesh so you actually take on each other's corrupt bloodlines. Jesus is our husband and we are his bride. We are to become one with Christ when we accept Him as our Lord and Saviour. We then become adopted sons and daughters in the Kingdom of God and through our adoption we take on His perfect blood. We then need to allow his perfect lineage and perfect blood to purge out what is deemed unclean. Then Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink His blood, you have no life in you.  Whoever eats My flesh and drinks My blood has eternal life, and I will raise him up at the last day. For My flesh is food indeed, and My blood is drink indeed.  He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him" (John 6:53-56, NKJV). 

Some Ministries may tell you to cut yourself free from your natural lineage .  We don’t agree with this. In our process we are not cutting of our lineage just the corruption we have inherited within the blood. Our lineage (ancestry) is part of us. Just as the Bible lists the lineage of Christ from the blessed line of Abraham we see it is also part of who Jesus was. In fact if we cut ourself free from our natural lineage it could prove very detrimental. The Holy Spirit gave me a revelation and prayer about blood ties. This is what I was shown - Blood ties are spiritual and physical and connect DNA to DNA. If a blood tie is severed as in disownment (rejection) of your bloodline and any family members then any DNA your share or have in common with that person is also rejected within your own body.  This could prove detrimental to your health and wellbeing. The Word of God says in Psalm 139 that He knitted us together in our mothers womb.  All of the races and lineage you carry is not by chance. After the Tower of Babel was built God Himself scattered man into new lands and gave each a new tongue. There came about new tribes, new people and new nations. Each of these people are uniquely different with specific talents and attributes specific to their race and culture which are God-given.  God wants to use these natural talents within our different races and combine them with the gifts of the Spirit and utilise them for His purposes.  He doesn't want to take away you and your own identity - he wants to transform you into a Christ-like creation. The problem is the corruption within each and every one of us is hindering the work of the Holy Spirit. God wants to redeem all of these races keeping their God-given uniqueness and natural talents but removing all the corruption including cultural traditions that are rooted in idolatry. Revelation 5:9-10 (NIV) And they sang a new song, saying: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, because you were slain, and with your blood you purchased for God persons from every tribe and language and people and nation. You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to serve our God, and they will reign on the earth. I do believe however that when we are resurrected into our new Heavenly bodies when Jesus returns we will then be cut off from our earthly lineage/bloodlines and adopted spirit/soul and physical body into our Heavenly lineage.

***If you have children then pray and declare to God that you claim this prayer of genetic salvation over them and all future descendants too!  

**** In regard to the Generational prayers we believe this applies to your natural birth parents only as it is corrupted inherited genes which are in your bloodline.  Adopted parents can generate ungodly soul ties to their adopted children which means you can then inherit any of their sins and demonic spirits through that soul tie. If you are adopted ask God directly to show you anything that you may have inherited from your adopted family and then deal with it through repentance, forgiveness etc.  Make sure you break those soul ties and cast out any demonic spirits.

 (PRAYER) - "Father God Your word says that if we confess our sins You are faithful and just to forgive our sin and will cleanse us from all unrighteousness. I now ask if there are any specific ancestral sins, transgressions and iniquities that need repenting and also any traditions, cultures and religions within my blood that have roots into idol worship of false gods.  I pray too that you would show me any ungodly genetic inheritance that I need to surrender". 

(Take a minute and write them down).
(Prophetic act): Kneel at the foot of the cross and pray:-“In Jesus name I repent and confess all sins, transgressions and iniquities known and unknown on behalf of myself, my children and my ancestors. I repent for all religions, cultures and traditions that are rooted in idol worship. I Father God take accountability for them and express my sincere remorse for lack of accountability within my bloodline where no one repented for them. I specifically repent for (name anything shown)I repent for all rejection of our natural lineage of who we are and where we came from and for any severed blood connections within my family line. I pray for all rejected DNA to be made whole, utilised, renewed, restored and accepted in Jesus name. I repent also for all idolisation of our natural lineage. I honour my mother and father and all my ancestors but I utterly turn from and renounce their sins. I willingly hand over to You my blood so You can filter it with the perfect blood of Jesus Christ and return back to me only that which is God ordained. I ask for the DNA of Christ to be grafted into my blood. I give up all genetic inheritance, titles, blessings and power that I have obtained that is not God-given. I willingly accept the God-given inheritance handed down to me from the Lord Jesus Christ and enter into His perfect bloodline. I forgive my ancestors all the way back to Adam and Eve for inflicting me and my children with their sins and curses. I forgive You God that Your system of handed down curses affected me and acknowledge that Your justice system is good. I thank You that now I am a follower of Christ this punishment system of handed down curses from the sins of the fathers will no longer apply to me and my children when our forefathers sin.

I break all the demonic corruption, influence and iniquities that have attached themselves to my bloodline including fear, pride, witchcraft, idolisation, mental illness, sexual abuse, sexual immorality, blood transfusions, adoptions, trauma and mind control and declare that it can no longer affect me, my offspring, my destiny, my life, my marriage, my circumstances, my finances and my health. I silence the voices of the blood that were inherited through my lineages. I declare that the voice of the Blood of Jesus will become pre-eminent over my destiny, my life, future generations lives, my marriage, my circumstances, my finances and my health. Thank You Father for knitting me together in my mother’s womb with all the different races that make me who I am in You. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; marvellous are Your works, And that my soul knows very well (Psalm 139:14, NKJV).  I release healing into my body and all genetic anomalies in Jesus name. In the name of Jesus Christ I ask that You would remove the sins from the matter of creation and cleanse the memories from my DNA and heal any damage caused by the memories.  I pray that You would take this burden from me and my current family. I break all generational curse lines, curses, inherited sin, ungodly soul ties between all family members and command all demons of generational inheritance and transference to leave in Jesus name. I cover the sins of my bloodline with the blood of Jesus." 
*Rip paper with sins in pieces*    

"Father God I now pray for a release of the blessings that were purchased by the Lord Jesus Christ for me into my life and my family's lives in Jesus name. I release exaltation, reproductiveness, prosperity, health, victory and Gods favour - Amen”!

Mixed Heritage In this prayer we address warring spirits, which are spirits we inherit when we have mixed blood or mixed heritage from nations that are or were in direct opposition to each other. This division and fighting within our own souls can wreak havoc on our lives if it is not addressed.  You may even see the generational pattern of division within your own family if this is not dealt with. One classic example is when there is a mixed race of Maori and Pakeha  If we have had ancestors from opposing religions this too can cause disharmony within your soul. You will need to stand in for each lineage/ religion/ race/ tribe/ nation or clan represented and repent for the wars between you then forgive each one represented on behalf of the opposing one in order for God to cleanse and heal. 

(PRAY) – “I pray for the Holy Spirit to show me any strife and division operating within my bloodline". ***Write them down then line then up with the opposing mixed heritage i.e.,
Maori – Pakeha
Jews – Nazis
Protestant – Catholic etc…………..

"Dear God if I or my children have inherited mixed blood or mixed heritage that is in direct opposition to one another I repent for the wars and bloodshed that went on between these races and nations. I forgive the ancestors on both sides for their part in the wars against one another. I repent for myself and ancestors for all sins of contention, chaos, division, fighting, complaining, judgments, bickering, dishonesty, broken covenants, corruption, strife, fighting of ownership of lands and arguments. I repent for all sins committed that have defiled the land, particularly the spilling of blood. I specifically repent for the aforementioned sins within my bloodline between (name all lineages/ religions/ races/ tribes/ nations/ clans and people shown).

On behalf of the (name each lineage/ religion/ race/ tribe/ nation/ clan or person shown in the first column) I forgive (name each one that is in opposition with the named one, then do the opposite).  
Example: *** On behalf of the Maoris, Jews and Catholics I forgive the Pakehas, Nazis and Protestants.  On behalf of the Pakehas, Nazis and Protestants I forgive the Maoris, Jews and Catholics.  

 I cut myself and my children free from the warring spirits in Jesus name and break all forms of division, separation, chaos, arguments, contention, fighting and strife in the name of Jesus Christ and break all ungodly soul ties that exist between all parties mentioned. I command Thor the demonic god of war, warring spirits and all other demons including division, separation and strife, as well as all demons who transferred via the soul ties to leave in the name of Jesus Christ. I cleanse the land where all blood has been spilled with the righteous blood of Jesus Christ. I release Love, Joy, Peace, Harmony and Patience in Jesus name”.

******It is a good idea to also ask the Holy Spirit if there is any conflicting heritage within your soul and your spouses soul causing division between you both. For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh” (Ephesians 5:31, NKJV). Because you are one flesh it works the same way as the warring within your own soul. If one of the couples is an unbeliever You can still use the same prayer by first declaring that you are standing in the gap for yourself and husband as one flesh.
(Husband and Wife together) - "We ask the Holy Spirit to show us any conflicting heritage and beliefs that cause division between us". (Write them down and again with the ones in opposition beside them).

"We repent for ourselves and ancestors for all sins of contention, chaos, division, fighting, complaining, judgments, bickering, dishonesty, broken covenants, corruption, strife and arguments between each and within our bloodline between (name all lineages/ religions/ races/ tribes/ nations/ clans and people shown).

On behalf of (name each lineage/ religion/ race/ tribe/ nation/ clan or person shown in the first column) we forgive (name each one that is in opposition with the named one, then do the opposite).
We command the warring spirits and all spirits of division that cause disharmony to leave us (and our children) immediately in the name of Jesus Christ."

 By Tania Francis