Grace and peace unto you.
The subject of generational curses is so controversial, that it is rarely, if ever preached. I have never heard it preached in my entire life, yet generational curses are responsible for destroying more people’s lives than possibly any other reason. It is also responsible for destroying many Christians’ testimonies.
That this subject is not being preached is not surprising given that most churches today are more concerned with keeping the offering basket filled than with the spiritual well being of their congregations. Truth be told, many preachers are themselves under a generational curse, and this affects their ability to preach hard-core gospel.
We here don’t have that problem; so today we will discuss this menace, because many unsaved people’s lives have been utterly ruined by a generational curse, while many Christians are having great problems in their Christian walk and are having their testimonies destroyed because they are in bondage to sin due to a generational curse. We will therefore discuss:
- What is a generational curse.
- Why one comes under a generational curse.
- How one comes under a generational curse.
- How you can know if you are under a generational curse, and
- How you can remove a generational curse (yes, you can do this yourself!).
First let us go to the Lord for peace, perseverance, and protection. Satan does not want you to have this information, so he may either try to distract you, fatigue you, or even harm you. Let us pray:
“O Gracious and Loving Father, please grant us your peace during this discussion. Let no one call us or otherwise distract us, and please help us to lend our whole heart, as we strive to be obedient to your Word. Furthermore, Father, please protect us from the power of Satan through the mighty name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, in whose name we pray, Amen.”
To begin, a generational curse is a curse that God will place on a person’s family when that person is guilty of committing a sin which is so detestable to God that He considers it an abomination. Webster’s Dictionary defines abominable as, “Worthy of or causing disgust or hatred: DETESTABLE.” An abomination, therefore, is something that God detests and hates. Remember, God is Holy.
One sin that is high on God’s list of abominations is idolatry. In fact, the first time God talks about the generational curse it is associated with this sin. Let us turn to Exodus Chapter 20, which begins with the Ten Commandments. In verse 4, God says,
“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.”
The prohibition is clear:
- We must not make any idols.
- We must not bow down to them.
- We must not serve them.
The second half of the passage contains the penalty for breaking this rule. Let us examine it.
“Visiting the iniquity of the fathers…”
The word visiting in this sense means to bestow or appoint. Iniquity, of course, is sin. In other words, God will put the sin of the parents…
“Upon the children…”
God will curse the children with the sin that the parent(s) committed…
“Unto the third and fourth generation.”
God will curse four entire generations with the very sin that the parent was guilty of. So, if the parent committed idolatry, four generations of descendents will also commit idolatry. If the parent practiced witchcraft, four generations of descendents will also practice witchcraft (we will revisit this subject later). This is because God has cursed the children for the parent’s disobedience.
But it doesn’t end there. God will also curse the descendents of each of the four generations, also for four generations.
Exodus 34:7 reads:
“Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generations.”
That’s sixteen generations of descendents under God’s curse, all because of the sin of one ancestor. Over time this will become a perpetual curse because, if the original sin is not dealt with, each succeeding generation will commit the same sin and will be cursed anew. Without intervention, the entire lineage will ultimately be accursed. Many reading this have already started to make some connections.
Now that we know what a generational curse is and why God places a generational curse on a family, let us examine the sins that God considers abominations. As we have seen, idolatry is number one on the list. Leviticus Chapter 18-20 gives us several more.
Pornography. Leviticus 18:1-19 deals with the various flavors of this sin. What few in our time understand is that, according to the Bible, to see anyone naked other than our spouse or our children is an abomination to God and is thus, pornography.
Children naturally know this. When they reach an age that they begin to know their bodies, they are naturally modest. Not only do they not want anyone to see their nakedness, but they aren’t particular about seeing anyone else’s nakedness either. Beginning in grade school, society makes children ashamed of their modesty.
Americans touting an open society cite how “uninhibited” the Europeans are. But what few, other than those who have lived abroad, know, however, is that the Europeans are obsessed with sex. Being “liberated” and “uninhibited” has not had any positive results for the Europeans: it has only made them want to have sex more. Only they don’t do their dirt at home. They go to third world countries like the Philippines to live out their sexual fantasies. It’s called sex tourism.
Adultery. “Thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbor’s wife, to defile thyself with her” (SEE also 20:10).
Child Sacrifice. “Thou shalt not let any of thy seed pass through the fire to Molech” (18:21a).
Molech was a Babylonian deity—an idol. Parents would sacrifice their children to this idol by tossing them into a fire before his image. This is still practiced today in secret.
Profaning the name of God. “Neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God” (18:21b).
This means using the name of Jesus Christ as a swear word (which Americans do ad infinitum), texting “omg!”, or saying “God$!*@it!”
Homosexuality. “Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is an abomination” (18:22). (See also 20:13).
Besides being a perversion of God’s intention for sexual relations to be exclusively between a man and a woman, homosexuality is a sin against the body, because the body is God’s temple (1 Corinthians 6:18-19).
Sodom and Gomorrah are God’s warning to us that He hates homosexuality. He hates it so much that He not only destroyed those two cities, but he destroyed “all the cities of the plain” with the exception of the city to which Lot and his family fled (Genesis 19:24-29). God basically destroyed an entire state for the sin of homosexuality. He seriously hates it.
Many homosexuals hate the Bible, especially the Book of Leviticus, because it reveals God’s hatred of the homosexual lifestyle. Many so-called Christians who defend homosexuals like to say, “God hates homosexuality, but He loves homosexuals.” I don’t like to use this saying, because it glosses over God’s abhorrence of the homosexual lifestyle. It is like saying, “God hates murder, but He loves murderers” or, “God hates child molestation, but He loves child molesters.” Clearly this conveys the wrong idea. It is best to say that God loves the person, but He hates their sin. We should love homosexuals enough to tell them the plain truth.
Bestiality. “Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith” (18:23).
Dishonoring one’s mother and father. “For every one that curses his father or his mother shall be surely put to death” (20:9).
Incest. “If a man shall take his sister…it is a wicked thing” (20:17).
Witchcraft. We will look at this sin more in depth, because it is so widespread today, that even many Christians are practicing it unwittingly. There are several types of activities that God calls witchcraft, and they can be found in Deuteronomy Chapter 18.
“There shall not be found among you any one…”
“That maketh is son or his daughter to pass through the fire…
This means child sacrifice, a common practice among the ancient people. Parents would sacrifice their children to the god Molech by tossing them alive into a fire before his image. Child sacrifice has never stopped. As a matter of fact, there was a news story a few days ago about a Nigerian ‘baby factory’ that was raided, wherein 32 young girls were being used as breeders. The children which they produced were sold into prostitution, slavery, and child sacrifice.
But, this practice is not just limited to Nigeria; it is going on all over the world, especially in the United States. For more on this read, The Franklin Coverup: Child Abuse, Satanism, and Murder in Nebraska by John DeCamp. You will be amazed–nay, horrified–to know what is going on in every city in America right under our noses.
“Or that useth divination…
Divination is the practice of attempting to see the future. This includes going to a fortuneteller, having your palm read, reading tarot cards, pendulum swinging, using an Ouija board, or any number of occult practices that attempt to determine future events. This even includes reading fortune cookies if you actually trust them. Notice the root word of divination is divine; in other words, this is an activity that is meant only for God to engage in. Anyone trying to see the future is attempting to usurp the authority of God.
“Or an observer of times…
This means astrology. Yes, astrology is an abomination to God. When God created the sun, the moon, and the stars He said,
“Let them be for signs, and for seasons, and for days, and years” (Genesis 1:14).
He didn’t say that we are to use them to tell the future.
Let me repeat this for you, because some Christian out there is going to try to justify his or her participation in this activity. God said–GOD said:
“Let us put lights in the firmament of the heaven to divide the day from the night; and let. them. be. for. SIGNS, and for seasons, and for days, and years“ (Genesis 1:14).
Signs means omens. God is going to use the planets and stars as omens of the impending coming of the Lord Jesus Christ. When you practice astrology, you profane our Lord, and by reading your horoscope in the paper or online you are actually committing an abomination in God’s sight. The same goes for those Christians who call themselves Leos, Virgos, or any other astrological sign.
Astrology is diametrically opposed to the Bible because astrology teaches that a person’s personality is immutable and is determined by what sign he was born under. But the Word of God says that anyone can change through the blood of Jesus Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17). Therefore, astrology calls Jesus Christ a liar. Telling the future is the devil’s counterfeit of the power of God. Only God knows the future.
“Or an enchanter…
Another word for enchanter is sorcerer. This is a person who does magic through the use of spells and incantations. An example of this would be a witch who waves a wand while uttering an incantation like, “Abracadabra.” What is interesting is that the Hebrew root of this word is similar to the word for a serpent’s hiss.
Enchantment also means hypnotism, as the Hebrew word also means “to whisper” (as in, “to utter in secret”). In view of this, does “The Horse Whisperer” make more sense to you now? In this sense, bewitching would be the appropriate term. An example of enchantment in the form of bewitching or hypnotism can be found in the book of Acts, in the case of Simon the Sorcerer, who had hypnotized an entire country:
“But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:
“To whom they all gave heed, from the least to the greatest, saying, This man is the great power of God.
“And to him they had regard, because that of long time he had bewitched (hypnotized) them with sorceries” (Acts 8:9-11). [Boldface and parentheses mine.]
Now, if you think it hard to believe that an entire country can be hypnotized, think again. Whole countries have been bewitched in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Do you think Hitler beguiled the German people into thinking killing the Jews was a good idea just by being charismatic? Those people were mesmerized—enchanted. It happened here in America in the last presidential election. And it will happen again on a worldwide scale, when the world worships the Antichrist.
Meditation also falls under enchantment, except a person does it to themselves. Take Yoga for instance. When a person chants (en–CHANT–ment) a mantra, they are in effect saying an incantation; they are hypnotizing—enchanting—themselves. The danger in this is that they become an empty vessel, which can be filled with something—like a demon. By the way, the term Yoga in Sanskrit means “to yoke” or bind. Would you like to guess to what? Could it be with any of Hinduism’s over three hundred and fifty million gods and goddesses? That would be my guess.
Silva Mind Control is a form of self-hypnosis. Hypnotism is forbidden by God and is very dangerous. I once witnessed to a young lady who had been hypnotized as a child after witnessing a horrible accident. The psychologists were successful in erasing the memory of the event from the woman’s mind, only there was a devastating consequence: she completely lost the ability to form a mental picture or see anything with her mind’s eye. In other words, she could no longer imagine. This is demonic.
“Or a witch…
This is a general term for a person who practices magic through the use of spells and incantations. Witchcraft apologists argue that the term “witch” originally meant “wise one” and that witches were just knowledgeable individuals who have been given a bad name by the Christian Church. But this is not true. The word witch comes from a root that originally meant “willful one.” In other words, a witch attempts to affect events by sheer force of will, using occult power. The source of the power of witchcraft becomes crystal clear when you consider that Satan said, “I will” five times when he rebelled against God. (Isaiah 14:12-14).
“Or a charmer…
This is a person that does magic through the use of charms, fetishes, amulets, potions, enchanted jewelry, etc. It is similar to an enchanter except that the incantation is said over an object, which is then used for a specific purpose. A person who sells love/hate potions or voodoo dolls would be a charmer. A person who practices this type of magic or has enlisted the services of a charmer is guilty of enchantment.
Charming also involves the use of fetishes: personal objects or a lock of hair or the fingernails of a person, which a witch says an incantation over in order to cast a spell on the individual. Also, if you carry something like a rabbit’s foot in your pocket or wear a “charm” or amulet around your neck or wrist for good luck, you are actually practicing witchcraft. This is a superstition, also a form of witchcraft. We will discuss this further later.
“Or a consulter with familiar spirits…
This is a medium, or seer, more commonly known as a psychic. People engaging in this practice usually hold séances where they attempt to summon the spirit of a deceased person, which in reality is a demon able to imitate the appearance and speech of that person. I believe that the spirit is familiar not merely in the sense that it knows the person, but in the sense that it is a family (adjective form, familiar) spirit: that is, a spirit that has inhabited one or more members of a family, usually in succeeding generations, and is therefore privy to inside information about persons in that family.
This also includes activities like channeling or automatic writing. Witches who engage in mediumship like to say that they become a “human chalice.” This is because they literally become a vessel for a demonic entity. New Age author, Alice Bailey, claimed that she wrote the book, Externalization of the Hierarchy by automatic writing under the influence of an “ascended master” who called himself Djwhal Kuhl. This was actually a demon.
Channeling is a very common activity. A friend of mine who is a recording artist once told me that the words to the songs on her first CD were dictated to her through channeling. Actors and actresses who have rendered incredible performances have admitted to channeling the spirits of dead actors or personalities in order to better play the role. These spirits are demons. Is there any wonder then, that celebrities have such terrible problems?
Or a wizard…
A wizard is similar to an enchanter, only a wizard performs magic by using incantations to summon evil spirits to do his bidding. Former Druid High Priest, John Todd, said that when he worked as an executive for a major recording label, they would have witches conjure up a powerful demon and request that it do two things:
- Bless (or curse) the master copy of an album, so it would be a success.
- Send a demon with every copy that came off the master (every CD), which would inhabit the home of every person who bought the album. This is still being done today. This is why satanic rap, rock, and even country music are so popular. It is also the reason why people who are really into this music are being possessed in ever increasing numbers. I challenge you to look at the world around you and disprove what I am saying.
“Or a necromancer…
A necromancer is a person who communicates with the dead. An example would be the little boy from the movie, “The Sixth Sense” who spoke to “dead people.” This practice is forbidden because the Bible says,
“It is appointed unto man once to die, but after this the judgment” (Hebrews 9:27).
If the Bible is true, then everyone who dies goes immediately to his reward, be it Heaven or Hell. Therefore, anyone who claims to communicate with dead people is actually communicating with demons.
There are many religions that practice necromancy. Roman Catholicism is probably the best known. Roman Catholics pray to the Virgin Mary and also to dead saints. The Virgin Mary of Roman Catholicism is not the mother of Jesus Christ, but an ancient goddess. However, because they believe they are praying to Mary, who is dead, Roman Catholics are actually communicating with demons. This means that Roman Catholics are practicing witchcraft. They are earning themselves a generational curse.
Moreover, because prayer is a form of worship, Roman Catholics are worshipping demons. In fact, according to Strong’s Concordance of the Bible, necromancy is a form of worship. (See Strong’s #1875 and 4161.)
“For all that do these things are an abomination unto the Lord.” (Deuteronomy 18:10-12.)
Now can you see why witchcraft is so prolific today? During the 60’s and 70’s everybody was into astrology—even me, and Ouija boards, tarot cards, and séances were all the rage. Many European families brought magic and witchcraft practices with them from the “old country,” and slaves brought voodoo practices with them from Africa. Asians have their own form of witchcraft, and even Arabs and Jews have mystical practices.
In short, every culture in the world has practiced some form of witchcraft. And most of these cultures are represented in America.
Now, if God was serious about cursing the families of those who practice witchcraft (and God does not make idle threats), then possibly every family on earth at some time has been under a generational curse. In that almost every culture in the world is represented in America, that means that virtually every American family has been cursed with the sin of witchcraft.
John Todd, a former witch and member of the Grand Druid Council, once said that people who come from generational witchcraft families are preferred as witchcraft initiates because they already have psychic abilities. That is because they have been cursed with the sin of witchcraft that their parents practiced. Is it any wonder that witchcraft is the fastest growing religion in America? Now that doesn’t mean that every family is knowingly and openly practicing witchcraft (though in many families, witchcraft is practiced over many generations), but it does mean that many, if not most, families are practicing some form of witchcraft and are under a curse.
Now, recall that God first mentions the generational curse as a punishment for the sin of idolatry. Witchcraft and idolatry go hand in hand. Almost every time God mentions witchcraft in the Bible, it is in conjunction with idolatry. Listen very closely. Roman Catholicism is idolatry. Roman Catholics worship an idol they call the Virgin Mary. The Virgin Mary is not the mother of Jesus, but a goddess that has been worshipped since afer the time of the Great Flood. This is why often you will see Roman Catholics like the pope bowing down before an image of Mary alone, without the image of “Jesus.” This is because it is actually Mary they are worshipping—not Jesus. For more on this, read the books, The Two Babylons, and Fifty Years in the Church of Rome.
Remembering God’s hatred of idolatry, Roman Catholics would have to be under a generational curse, because this is God’s punishment for the sin of idolatry. In that God said that He would punish the descendants of idolaters with the sin of idolatry, is there any wonder that Roman Catholicism (idolatry) is practiced over many generations? Is it also any wonder that witchcraft is practiced in many cultures that practice Roman Catholicism?
Europe is mostly Roman Catholic, and witchcraft is prevalent in Europe. In fact, there is a book called The Six and Seventh Books of Moses that is very popular among witchcraft families, especially in Germany. This profanes the name of God’s prophet and blasphemes the Holy Spirit, because Moses only wrote five books. Brazil is a Roman Catholic country, yet macumba, African witchcraft, is widely practiced in Brazil. Haiti is Roman Catholic, and voodoo is very popular there. Central and South America are definitely Roman Catholic, and Santeria, a mixture of witchcraft and Roman Catholicism, is practiced there. Great Britain, especially in Ireland and Scotland, is mostly Roman Catholic, and Druidism is very popular there; so much so, that England recently made Druidism an official religion.
Remember, idolatry and witchcraft go hand in hand.
Now I want you to see something else. Homosexuality is closely tied with idolatry and witchcraft. In the first chapter of Romans, Paul tells us what happened when people began to practice idolatry:
“Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,
“And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image (idol) made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things,
“Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves:
“For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature (they became lesbians):
“And likewise also the men, leaving the natural use of the woman, burned in their lust one toward another; men with men working that which is unseemly…” (Romans 1:22,23,26,27).
Did you see that? Those who began to practice idolatry also began to practice homosexuality. Why? Because they were cursed by God, and under this curse, other sins began to enter in, the first of which was homosexuality. This is an historic as well as biblical fact. History clearly records that homosexuality was widespread in the Roman Empire. The Roman Caesar, Caligula, for example, was a notorious homosexual, and the Romans practiced idolatry.
Now bearing this in mind, is it any wonder that the Roman Catholic church has such a problem with homosexual priests? This is a problem that will never go away. But, not only does every Catholic parent risk having their child sexually abused by a pedophile priest or nun, but they also run the risk of the child becoming a homosexual himself—a penalty for idolatry.
Do you now see how great a problem this is? I would sincerely like to know the percentage of homosexuals who were raised Roman Catholic, for I feel that the statistics would be very telling. Moreover, if the Bible is true, then homosexuality—an abomination to God—should also run in families. And it probably does.
Further proof of the link between idolatry, witchcraft, and homosexuality, is the fact that former witch, John Todd, said that witchcraft initiates have to perform a bisexual act. Bisexuality is an empty term. If you regularly have sex with someone of the same sex, you are a homosexual. The fact that you occasionally have heterosexual sex doesn’t change anything. If I am regularly a meat eater, but occasionally go weeks eating only vegetables, am I therefore a vegetarian? of course not. We are defined by what we do regularly.
Look at what else happened to the idolaters:
“And even as they did not like to retain God in their knowledge, God gave them over to a reprobate mind, to do those things which are not convenient” (Romans 1:28).
Because they turned their backs on God, God turned His back on them and allowed Satan to have his way with them. And Satan literally infested them with demons. Idolatry results in demonic possession. This is why people who practice idolatry ultimately become homosexuals, practice witchcraft, and commit many other evils. They are often possessed.
This is reflected elsewhere in the Bible. Recall that Jesus cast seven demons out of Mary Magdalene (Luke 8:2). Tradition holds that Mary Magdalene was a prostitute, and prostitution was associated with goddess worship–idolatry. Her idolatry resulted in her being demon-possessed.
The reason idolatry results in demon possession is because behind every idol is a demon:
“What say I then? That the idol is anything, or that which is offered in sacrifice to idols is anything?
“But I say, that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice, they sacrifice to devils, and not to God” (1 Corinthians 10:19-20).
When one worships an idol, one inherits the devil or demon that is behind that idol. And demon possession is always the result.
This brings me back to Roman Catholicism. Remember, Catholics worship an idol named Mary. Now idolatry is an abomination to God. This alone would mean that every Roman Catholic is under a generational curse. But they are also under a curse for another reason: the crucifix. Let me explain.
The Bible says that when Jesus hung on the cross He became a curse:
“Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).
The tree of course, is a metaphor for the cross. So, Jesus on the cross is a curse. This would make the crucifix, which features Jesus hanging on a cross, a curse. Moreover, because the crucifix features a graven image of Jesus, which many Roman Catholics pray to, it is also an idol—an abomination to God—and God says that anyone who has an abomination in his house is cursed:
“Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing” (Deuteronomy 7:26).
So, the crucifix is a two-fold abomination to God, because it features a graven image of Jesus, making it an idol, and it has Him hanging on a cross, making it a curse. Anyone having a crucifix in his house, therefore, is cursed. This applies to the idol called the Virgin Mary also. Moreover, if the Bible is true, anyone with these in their house is not only cursed, but could also have demons attached to them. Remember, behind every idol is a demon.
Now let us look at what else happened to the idolaters, for when God turned His back on them, they became:
“Filled with all unrighteousness, fornication, wickedness, covetousness, maliciousness; full of envy, murder, debate, deceit, malignity, whisperers,
“Backbiters, haters of God, despiteful, proud, boasters, inventors of evil things, disobedient to parents, without understanding, covenantbreakers, without natural affection, implacable, unmerciful.” (Romans 1:30-31).
This sounds a lot like the world today. If the Bible is true, all the problems of the world are a result of our turning our backs on God and supplanting Him with something else, like sports, gambling, women, men, movies stars, etc. This is idolatry.
Idolatry is not only the worship of an idol or deity, but also “extravagant respect or admiration for or devotion to an object of esteem” (Webster’s Dictionary). Is it merely a coincidence that celebrities are also called “idols?” Does the title, American Idol make sense to you now? Did you know that some rock stars have called their rock concerts “churches?:
“This is my church. This is where I heal my hurts.” –Faithless
On the DVD, They Sold Their Souls for Rock and Roll, a teenage girl makes the following eye-opening comment:
“They have totally changed my life; they are gods. I love Korn.”
Is it so strange then, that most people who rabidly follow celebrities or listen to rock, rap, and other music obsessively also have many other problems in their lives like alcohol and drug abuse, premarital and/or illicit sex, suicidal thoughts, violence, and many other abnormal tendencies? Again, this is because they are committing idolatry, and God hates idolatry. They are under a curse.
It is important at this point to explain that not only does God curse subsequent generations with the sins of the parent(s) (such as witchcraft), but He also curses them with the punishment for that sin. This is consistent with Paul’s statement that some sins are open and go to the judgment before a man dies (meaning he will be punished in this life), while other sins are hidden and will follow a man to his grave to be judged later (1 Timothy 5:24).
For proof of this, let us look again at the abomination of homosexuality. Now, Romans 1:27 says that homosexuals “receive within themselves the recompense (payment) of their error which was meet (due).” If the Word of God is true, that would mean that homosexuals should receive the punishment for their sin NOW, in this life. And they do: It is called AIDS.
Seen from this perspective, that would put a whole new spin on things. It would debunk the lie that AIDS came from Africans in the Congo having sex with monkeys. It would destroy the myth that AIDS was created in a laboratory by the government as a population control measure. If the Bible is true, it would appear that AIDS has been around as long as homosexuals have been around. Let God be true and every man a liar.
The homosexual lobby tries to counter this biblical perspective by pointing out the fact that innocent children have contracted AIDS from their mothers, and that others such as Arthur Ashe, have gotten AIDS from blood transfusions. I have my beliefs as to why this happens, but I can’t pretend to know why. But, I am sure that God knows. As far as children are concerned, they are merely the victims of the actions of their parents. If we are guilty of committing abominations, it is we who have condemned our children—not God. He has already given us a warning. We are to blame if we don’t heed it.
Take the case of King David in the Bible. 2 Samuel Chapters 11 and 12 tell us how David was guilty of committing adultery with Bathsheba, the wife of Uriah, one of his valiant generals. David even had Uriah killed so that no one would discover that David had gotten the man’s wife pregnant. Now the Bible says that David was a man after God’s own heart. God loved David. But when it came to David’s crime, God’s love for him did not shield David from the responsibility for his actions.
Remember, God said that He would by no means clear the guilty. This included his servant, David. For his crime, God killed the first child Bathsheba bore to him. Did David curse God? No. He knew he was guilty, because he knew God’s rules. He took comfort in the fact that his child was with God, and he knew that someday he would join him (2 Samuel 12:23).
So it is with those children who are stricken with AIDS. After suffering the penalty for their parent’s disobedience, they will go and be with the Lord. God, in His mercy, will not condemn a child for his parent’s sins. And this is true for all children, including those who are the victims of abortion and children who suffer from mental illness. God is merciful.
We have discussed the what, the why, and the how of generational curses, and have discussed briefly some of the sins God punishes with a generational curse. Having laid the groundwork for the remainder of our discussion, we shall next discuss other sins that Christians are guilty of that seem innocent, but are actually witchcraft. The first of these is superstition.
Many people, some of them Christians, are superstitious. They are actually afraid of opening an umbrella indoors, and are terrified to break a mirror, step on a crack (break your mother’s back), or spill salt. Others have developed a habit of doing a particular thing on a particular day, at a particular time, or in a particular way. They do this not for simplicity’s sake, but for fear that if they deviate in any way from the established pattern, they will bring themselves “bad luck.” Athletes are notoriously superstitious.
While on the surface, superstitions appear to be merely harmless idiosyncrasies, they are actually very dangerous. Superstitions are, in fact, witchcraft.
Webster’s defines superstition as
“A belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance, or a false conception or causation.”
The ignorance Webster’s speaks of is ignorance of the Word of God. This ignorance leads to fear, and fear leads to superstition or trust in magic or chance.
Those who know the Bible know that nothing is a result of chance. God is in complete control. If it is good, God caused it and it is therefore, a blessing. If it is bad, God allowed it, and it is either a curse (as a result of sin), a trial (sent by God to test us and strengthen our faith), or a chastisement (a stern rebuke by God to steer us back on course). In any case, God is in charge. Scripture says,
“God has not given us the Spirit of fear, but of power, of love, and of a sound mind” (2 Timothy 1:7).
A Christian does not fear the unknown, because He knows that all things have been put under Jesus’ feet. That includes us. If Jesus is in control, why should we fear? We have but to depend on Him. A person who does not trust in Jesus, however, does not have this assurance. Such a person believes that life is just a series of random events governed by the laws of chance. No one is in charge. Everything just happens for no particular reason. This produces fear of the unknown and fear of the future; and fear results in a belief in magic and chance. Magic, in the form of superstition, offers a modicum of security and some sense of control to the unbeliever.
Such a belief is dangerous for the Christian. The apostle Paul said, “whatsoever is not of faith (in God) is sin” (Romans 14:23). That means that faith in anything but the operation of God in our lives is sin. That includes faith in luck.
Did you know that luck comes from the Devil? The Bible says that the Devil or Satan, used to be named Lucifer, which means “the light bearer.” The Bible also calls Satan an “angel of light” (2 Corinthians 11:14). Lux (pronounced lucks)is Latin for light, and is also used as a pseudonym for Lucifer. So the word luck actually comes from Lucifer, or Satan. This is consistent with Webster’s Dictionary, which defines luck as “a force that brings good fortune or adversity.” The Bible also calls Satan “the god of forces” (Daniel 11:38).
Webster’s uses the terms “good fortune” and “adversity” because it is a secular publication. The Bible never mentions good fortune or adversity; it only mentions blessings and curses. That’s because both good and bad fortune come from the Devil.
Incidentally, the word fortune is actually the name of an idol. The god of good luck was called Fortuno, and the goddess of bad luck was called Fortuna. This can also be found in the Bible. Isaiah 65:11 tells how some of the Israelites had begun to worship idols:
“But ye are they that forsake the Lord, that forget my holy mountain, that prepare a table for that troop, and that furnish the drink offering unto that number.”
That troop is listed in Strong’s Concordance under #1408 as the Hebrew word Gad (not to be confused with the Hebrew tribe Gad), which is said to mean, “Fortune, a Babylonian deity (idol).”
The Illustrated Dictionary of the Bible defines Gad thus:
“A foreign deity of good fortune worshipped by some Israelites in the period after the Exile (Is. 65:11). In a bilingual Aramaic-Greek inscription from Palmyra the deity is identified in Greek as ‘Fortune‘. Is. 65:11.” [Boldface mine.]
Belief in fortune, luck, or chance, is therefore, idolatry. By the way, Chance or Fate is also the name of a Babylonian goddess or idol. That’s right. Fate is a goddess. She is referred to as “that number” in the same passage of Isaiah mentioned above. I’ll let you research that one yourself. The principle of duality holds that the male is the positive pole, while the female is the negative pole. That is why when we leave things to chance, and they go well, we say we had “good luck” (the god), and when they go bad, we say “that was our fate” (the goddess).
Now do you see why so-called games of chance are dangerous? You are putting your life in the hands of Satan instead of the hands of God. Good luck and bad luck are the same as Fortune and Fortuna, Yin and Yang, white and black, Britain and Britannica, Americus and America, Shiva and Parvati, Diana and Kernos, Odin and Frigga, etc. It’s all idolatry—the worship of false gods and goddesses, which, in all actuality, are really Nimrod and Semiramis. And now we have come full circle.
Where did superstitions come from? John Todd called superstition “Christian witchcraft,” and explained that witches found that they could not cast spells on genuine, born-again Christians, who keep it “under the blood,” so to speak. In other words, witchcraft is useless against a Christian who is sold out to Jesus Christ. Witches, therefore, had to find a way to get Christians to “cast spells on themselves,” as Todd said. So, they invented superstitions to get Christians to stop depending on Jesus and to start believing in chance or luck. Remember, whatsoever is not of faith in God is sin (Romans 14:23). Christians, then, who stopped depending on Jesus, became vulnerable to magic attack, because they were now living in sin.
You may ask why witches have such a problem with Christians, when they appear to be so nice, liberal, and inclusive. This is only a facade. Witchcraft and Christianity are irreconcilable, because Jesus and Satan are irreconcilable. Everything witches are for, God is against, and vice versa. So, if you are a born-again Christian who is truly walking in the Spirit, witches cannot cast spells on you, but if they can get you to take your eyes off Jesus, and to start depending on something or someone else for a blessing, then they can influence your life.
That is another reason why many Christians have problems: they are under magic attack. Trust me on this one. I have been doing battle with witches for almost seven years. I was once even married to a witch. If you are not walking 24/7 in the Spirit, then you may not be protected, and witches can then hurt you in many ways, including financially, psychologically, and physically. This is one of the reasons why I believe many Christians, such as myself, are under surveillance by the forces of darkness. The enemy is baiting many Christians by influencing them to get involved in activities that will bring them under bondage to Satan. Once under bondage, they become vulnerable to magic attack, and then Satan can begin to destroy their testimony.
Let me share something with you. Before I got saved, my family and I moved into a certain apartment building in Munich, Germany. Our neighbors were very friendly at first, and our next-door neighbors even came over and introduced themselves and brought us a house-warming gift. About six months later, we started getting all kinds of illnesses: uncontrollable diarrhea, vomiting, tumors, sleepwalking, epilepsy: you name it, we got it. The doctors had no idea what was going on (or so they said).
When I got saved three years later, most of the illnesses went away, but a strange thing happened: our neighbors stopped being nice and became very evil. With time, God showed me that my next-door neighbors (and most of the people in the building) were actually witches. What had happened was that when I got saved and began to pray and intercede for my family, their magical attacks didn’t work anymore and probably even began to backfire on them (one of the neighbors died very suddenly). That was why they stopped being friendly toward us and showed their true character. I’m sure I’m not the only person this has happened to.
This is no joke. Even as I write this, I am under attack. They can’t hurt me with magic, but they do have other means at their disposal, one of which I believe is extremely low frequency, electro-magnetic weapons (also called directed energy weapons). I don’t know this for sure, simply because I am not that familiar with those weapons. But judging from the things that are happening to me and what I do understand about these weapons, I don’t believe I am far from the truth. If you would like to read more about this, click here. We are in a war, saints.
Thus far, we have discussed the what, the why, and the how of generational curses. You should now know that it originates with idolatry and could lead to witchcraft, homosexuality, and many other evils. You should understand that idolatry is not only the worship of false gods, but also excessive attention paid to objects, things, people, and the belief in luck or chance.
For this reason, superstition is also a form of witchcraft, because it takes our eyes off Jesus. All of the above could open you up to further bondage by Satan and could make you susceptible to magic attack and deception. This can weaken your Christian walk and even cause you to leave the faith. This should make determining if you or your children are the victim of a generational curse a major priority in your life.
Now that you know that sin is at the root of a generational curse, here is a brief list of the things to avoid and that can cause you to be cursed. This is in addition to the sins we have already discussed:
Dependence on anything other than Jesus for a blessing.
Satanic Board Games:
Avoid board games like Dungeons and Dragons and Game of Thrones, which use witchcraft concepts and terminology. Also avoid Star Wars trading cards, as The Force is Satan.
In my experience, professing Christians will send out emails with prayers in them. Each recipient is to say the prayer and in turn forward the email to a specified number of people who are to do the same thing. They are told that if they follow these instructions, they are guaranteed to receive a spiritual or material blessing. This seemingly innocuous practice is actually spiritual arsenic. Besides the fact that anyone who trusts in a blessing from this activity is not trusting in Jesus, and, is therefore, committing a sin, chain letters are a medieval form of witchcraft. And there is always the danger that someone in the chain has placed a curse on the email.
Chain letters are a doorway for Satan to enter your life and home. They are also a way that a witch could beguile a Christian to stop trusting in Jesus thus opening him up to magic attack. If you recall that superstition is a form of witchcraft, and that email chain letters are superstition, then you will see how a great many Christians are probably cursed because of this activity. Click here to read more about chain letters.
Many Christians are members of occult secret societies like the Freemasons, and have had their lives and testimonies destroyed. Many have been deceived into believing that Freemasonry is Christian, or that it can be reconciled with Christianity. But, this is a lie from the pit of hell. Freemasonry is the enemy of Christianity and of Jesus Christ. I could give many, many examples to prove this, but for the sake of time and space, I will just give a brief example that could be easily proven.
Let’s look at the apron of a Freemason. Freemasonry says that the apron is a “spotless emblem…a symbol of the purity of the order” (A Dictionary of Freemasonry, p. 87). But this is a lie. Chapter 3 of the Book of Genesis recounts how, after being deceived by Satan, Adam and Eve ate of the forbidden fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil and became aware of their nakedness. The Bible tells it thus:
“And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
“Unto Adam also and to his wife did the Lord God make coats of skins, and clothed them” (Genesis 3:7,21).
As you can see, God rejected the aprons that Adam and Eve made, and, instead, made them coats of animal skins. God did this, because they used the aprons to cover their shame and rebellion (sin), but God knew the only thing that could cover (atone) for sin was blood (Hebrews 9:22). So God shed the blood of animals (a foreshadowing of the animal sacrifices of the Jews and of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ for the sins of mankind), and covered their sin with those.
Nothing has changed. As it was then, the Freemason’s apron is still an emblem of shame and rebellion and is a reminder of Adam and Eve’s sin. And God rejects it. Yet, Freemasonry sees the apron as an emblem of purity.
Isn’t it interesting that Freemasonry usually runs in families? That’s because Freemasonry is witchcraft, and God has cursed succeeding generations with this abomination. If you or any of your ancestors were or are involved in Freemasonry, you are under a curse and so are your descendants. If you are a Christian, this will affect your Christian walk in some way. You must be delivered. This sin must be confessed.
Pornography (even so-called soft porn)
Reality TV (it is a form of pornography).
Movies featuring violence, horror, magic (Harry Potter, Twilight, Goosebumps, etc.)
Books featuring violence, horror, sex.
False religions and churches:
Yoga, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mormonism, charismatic churches, etc. etc.
Because they get into Eastern Mysticism. Remember Yin and Yang are a god and a goddess. That’s idolatry. The “Chi” force that they speak of is a demon.
Homosexuality, fornication (sex outside of marriage), incest (even if you were the victim), etc.
Abortion is the taking of a human life and is therefore murder. If you are a man and allowed your partner or spouse to have an abortion, you are still an accessory to murder, and are guilty of this sin.
If you look at a trophy, it is basically a little idol. An idol of whom? You. You are worshipping yourself and your own accomplishments, instead of worshipping Jesus and what He has accomplished.
Trophies are not bad in and of themselves, but if you spend a great deal of time looking at them, and if you have a room dedicated to them (commonly called an “I Love Me” room), you are flirting with idolatry. Did you know that such rooms were (and are) used by idol worshippers to house their deities? It’s true.
That’s right. Cigarettes are a drug. The Oxford Dictionary of English defines a drug as,
“a substance that has a physiological effect when ingested or otherwise introduced into the body, in particular:
1. a medicine, especially a pharmaceutical preparation,
2. a substance taken for its narcotic or stimulant effects.”
The second definition is an accurate description of a cigarette. One of the telltale signs of a drug are the physiological and psychological effects on a person when use of the drug is abruptly curtailed. This is known as withdrawal. Cigarette smokers commonly testify to going through intense withdrawals when they stop smoking.
Did you know that drug use is a form of witchcraft? The word from which we get our modern-day word “pharmacy,” is the Greek word, pharmakeia, which, besides meaning medication, also means sorcery and witchcraft. Remember, a drug can either be a medicine or a narcotic or stimulant. So, what makes a drug witchcraft depends on whether it is being taken for valid medicinal purposes or for purely recreational purposes. Cigarettes have absolutely no physiologically beneficial effects and are actually harmful. That makes cigarettes a drug and means that the cigarette smoker is guilty of witchcraft.
Now, in that the person that practices witchcraft will come under a generational curse, and his descendants will also be cursed with the same sin (as well as the penalty for that sin), it should come as no great surprise that cigarette smoking runs in families. The smoking family is under a curse. That is why many, if not most people who smoke also have other substance abuse problems, like alcoholism or abnormally high caffeine intake. It is because they are under a curse.
Besides being a drug, cigarettes are just plain deadly. Did you know that cigarettes contain over 7,000 different chemicals, including formaldehyde–embalming fluid? Did you know that 43 of those chemicals are known to cause cancer? That means the person who smokes is slowly killing himself. He is committing suicide.
The Christian who smokes is not only killing himself, but he is destroying the temple of God, which temple is his body. The Christian smoker is committing a grievous sin.
Given all the chemicals contained in cigarettes, they should be a controlled substance like other drugs. Why, then, are they not? Because Satan wants as many people to smoke as possible. While many people wouldn’t dream of becoming a witch, they don’t have a problem smoking a cigarette. And, because cigarettes are a drug, and drug use is witchcraft, and practicing witchcraft will earn you a generational curse, then cigarettes are an easy way for Satan to bring the mass of humanity under a curse and into bondage. Is there any wonder, therefore, why society has so many problems? Moreover, Satan hates humanity, and would like very much for people to kill themselves with cigarettes, as this makes his job a lot easier.
This is not an exhaustive list of generational sins, but if you let the Holy Spirit be your guide, He will reveal more things to you. Practically everything the “world” says is OK is not. Notice that virtually everything on this list is promoted on television and movies. That ought to let you know what Hollywood is really up to.
How do you know if you are under a generational curse?
Well, if you are not a Christian, it may be more difficult for you to know because a generational curse manifests as sin in your life and society is used to sinning. Truth be told, most of the world is under a generational curse. This is why society has such a serious problem with murder, abortion, homosexuality and other sexual perversions, pornography, alcoholism and drug abuse, and mental illnesses like bipolar disorder (schizophrenia). If you have a serious psychological, behavioral, or, in some case, medical problem in your life for which there is no ordinary solution, then you may be under a generational curse.
If this sounds like you, understand that only Jesus can break a generational curse. And the only way He will do it is if you ask Him to do it. But you must first hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and believe that He has the power to save you. Because if you believe that Jesus has the power to save you, then you will believe that Jesus has the power to break the curse that is ruining your life. If you are willing to do this, keep reading; we’re almost to the good part.
For the Christian, a generational curse is easier to spot because the Bible says,
“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are past away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
If you are not sure you are saved, find yourself doubting the Word of God, and/or there is absolutely no change in your life (meaning you are struggling with sin just as much now as before you got “saved”), chances are, you are not saved. You should go back to square one: repentance. That means you should be sorry for your sins and want to be forgiven by the Lord Jesus. You need to understand why you need salvation and why Jesus is the only One who can save you. Then you need to believe in your heart that only Jesus can save you, repent of your sins, and ask Jesus to save you. If you are ready to do this, click here. If you are at the end of your rope, and need forgiveness RIGHT NOW, then click here. Afterwards, come back to this page.
If you have repented of your sins, asked Jesus Christ for forgiveness and have trusted Him as your Savior; in other words, you know you are saved, but you are having difficulties in your Christian walk, it may be due to generational sin.
A generational curse can manifest itself in the following ways:
– You struggle with sexual sin (adultery, pornography, homosexuality, etc)
– You have unnatural urges (spying, peeping Tom, stalking)
– You are drawn to some form of witchcraft (refer to above)
– You manifest psychic abilities or psychic phenomena take place around you
– You struggle with addiction (cigarettes, drugs, alcohol, food, sex, etc.)
– You lack discernment (are easily deceived)
– You can’t seem to read your Bible
– You can’t pray
– You lack joy and contentment in your life
– You have trouble coping with hardship
– You struggle with depression
Other ways it can manifest itself:
Sickness (like epilepsy)
Mental illness: bipolar disorder (schizophrenia), excessive compulsive disorder, panic attacks, etc.
Troubling behavior in your children
This is not an exhaustive list, but you should now have an idea of the kinds of things that can occur to one who is under a generational curse. The idea is that if it is not of God, it is of Satan.
What you can do to break a generational curse.
If you are a Christian, you must understand the difference between salvation and deliverance. Salvation is an act of grace by God (Ephesians 2:8-9) whereby He cleanses us of original sin (Romans 5:12), our own past sins (Romans 3:25), and declares us justified or righteous (Romans 5:1): meaning we are no longer guilty of past sins. We are saved when we believe the Gospel, which is that Jesus Christ, the Son of God, died and shed His blood on the cross at Calvary for the remission of our sins (Romans 3:25). When we believed, we were saved, and God forgave us, washed away our sins, and wrote our names in the Lamb’s Book of Life. Salvation is believing on the name of Jesus and that His blood was sufficient payment for our sins (Romans 3:25, Romans 10:9-10, Acts 2:38, Acts 3:19, Acts 16:31).
Deliverance is also an act of grace, but whereas salvation removes the ultimate penalty for all sin, which is death, (Romans 6:23), deliverance involves removing a curse, which, according to Exodus 20:5 and 34:7, is the punishment for committing sins that God truly hates. If we are living under a curse, then we are living in sin. And we cannot experience a joyous Christian life if we are living in sin. In other words, salvation has to do with the life to come, while deliverance has to do with this life.
Now, remember that Exodus 34:7 says that God will “by no means clear the guilty,” and remember that God said this in connection with a generational curse. This means that at that time, a person guilty of generational sin could be forgiven those sins, but the person could not be delivered from the penalty for that sin, because Jesus had not yet paid the blood for sin at Calvary. (Many thanks to the late John Todd for helping me understand this concept.)
There is Biblical precedent for this. Recall that King David committed adultery and murder; both of which will earn you a generational curse. The Bible says that God forgave David:
“The Lord also hath put away thy sin; thou shalt not die” (2 Samuel 12:13).
But, because David had committed adultery and murder, God still had to punish him:
“Now therefore the sword shall never depart from thine house…
“I will raise up evil against thee out of thine own house, and I will take thy wives before thine eyes, and give them unto thy neighbor…
“For thou didst it secretly: but I will do this thing before all Israel, and before the sun” (2 Samuel 12:10-12).
As a result, David’s family had all kinds of problems. His son Absolom rebelled and attempted a coup. Another one of his sons committed incest with his sister and was killed by the girl’s brother, Absolom. And another son of David, King Solomon, began to worship idols, turning his back on God (though he eventually repented). All this happened because David sinned, and God cursed his children for David’s sins. The only explanation for why God still punished David, even though He forgave him, is that Jesus had not yet paid the blood for sin at Calvary.
Only after Jesus paid the blood, could the Apostle John say:
“If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and cleanse us of all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9).
Notice that Paul says, “If we confess our sins.” This is very important, because many believe that this verse means that when we are saved, all our sins, including generational sins, are washed away. But this is not true. This verse emphasizes confession. Confession of what? Sins.
Very few of us con-fessed any sins when we accepted Jesus as our Savior. Most—and I dare say all—of us only pro-fessed that we were sinners, and asked to be forgiven. But there is a difference. With respect to sin, the difference between a pro-fession and a con-fession is that the latter deals with admitting to having committed a specific act. It is an admission of guilt. For lack of a more poignant example, it is the difference between saying, “I am a murderer” and saying, “I murdered So and So.” Do you see the difference?
To be saved, we need only believe that Jesus Christ died and shed His blood for us on the cross and that His blood washed away our sins. But to be delivered, we must confess the sin or sins that we are guilty of. 1 John 1:9 says that if we confess our sins, then Jesus will forgive those sins. This goes for generational sin also. If we confess generational sin, then Jesus will forgive generational sin. And if Jesus will forgive generational sin, then Jesus will deliver us from generational sin.
This is important, because there are genuine, born-again Christians who have all kinds of problems in their lives. There are Christians who are alcoholics, drug addicts, chain-smokers, Freemasons (witchcraft), play the lottery (witchcraft), gamble, and struggle with pornography, adultery, anger, bi-polar disorder (schizophrenia/manic-depression), compulsive lying, and other problems. Some even manifest psychic abilities (witchcraft). Why weren’t they delivered from these things when they got saved? I believe it was because their forebears committed those sins, and, because the sins were generational, they were passed down to seceding generations.
It is important to understand that we may not necessarily be guilty of the exact same sins as our parents, but our sins may fall into the same category of sin. One, for example, may have a parent who practiced witchcraft. Though the person may not himself practice witchcraft in the form of casting spells, he may be into astrology, play the lottery, or use drugs, which things are also witchcraft.
For illustration, let us compare David’s sins to those of his children:
Rebellion. David rebelled against God. Absolom rebelled against David.
Murder. David had Uriah killed. Absolom killed his brother.
Sexual sin. David committed adultery. David’s son committed incest.
Idolatry. Covetousness is idolatry (Colossians 3:5); for that which we covet becomes the center of our lives. David coveted another man’s wife. His son, Solomon, committed idolatry with false gods.
As you can see, David’s children did not all commit the exact sin he did, but the sin fell under the same category. This is how a generational curse works. So, while the children of a witch may not necessarily cast spells, they may simply be rebellious. And the Bible says that “rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft” (1 Samuel 15:23). They may also read their horoscope, which the Bible says is also witchcraft.
A generational curse may not seem like a generational curse, because it manifests in a person’s life as sin, and we are used to being sinful. Moreover, society and the media promote sin and have taught us that sin is normal. So we may have no idea that we are under a curse and that many of the activities we engage in and practice are actually an offense to God.
I understand that most of us are not aware what specific sins our parents are guilty of. But, if you are under a curse, you will commit the same type of sins your parents were guilty of. So while they may not have cast spells, they may have practiced idolatry (Roman Catholicism, Yoga, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, etc.), false religions (Mormonism, Jehovah’s Witnesses, etc.), and Occultism (Wicca, Freemasonry, Scientology, astrology, voodoo, 1-800-Psychic, etc.).
An ancestor may even have done something seemingly harmless involving folk practices like pendulum swinging (i.e. swinging a button over a pregnant woman’s hand to see if it will be a boy or a girl), using a divining rod to find water, folk magic to cure illnesses in people or animals, etc. without our knowledge. Whether they did it wittingly or unwittingly, if they did not abandon, repent of, and confess these sins, rest assured, the affects are manifested some way in your life and will also manifest in your children’s lives. If you are saved, it won’t hurt your salvation, but like David, your life will continue to manifest the consequences of this curse until it is confessed.
A curse may not necessarily manifest itself in your life in a way serious enough to get your attention, but it could show up in your children in a major way. In my case, the result of my sin manifested in my children in a way that could not be overlooked.
At this point you now understand what a generational curse is, why one comes under a generational curse, how one comes under a generational curse, and how you can know if you are under a generational curse. We will now discuss how you can remove a generational curse.
Many so-called deliverance ministries offer help with this, but generally, a humble, repentant, and obedient heart is all you really need. There is no special prayer that needs to be uttered. There is no such thing in the Bible. I believe you must confess these sins specifically to the Lord, and we have already discussed why. In my case, I wrote down on a piece of paper every single sin I could think of that I had committed and everything that I knew was an abomination to the Lord. This took several days of prayer and diligent thought. I then took the list and went into a quiet place by myself and confessed those sins: every single occasion I could think of.
For instance, fornication: that is, sex outside of marriage, is an abomination to the Lord. And sexual sin was a big problem for me. So, I confessed every occasion I could remember that I had sex out of marriage, and I asked God to bring to mind others I could not readily remember and to forgive those that would not come to mind. During the course of my confession, the Holy Spirit also revealed to me specific sins I had committed. He was actually showing me what He wanted me to confess. Most importantly, I renounced Freemasonry, as I was a Master Mason.
I had read in a Jack Chick tract on Freemasonry that Baphomet, a demon said to have been worshipped by the Knights Templar, is the god of Freemasonry.
That meant that in being a Freemason, besides practicing witchcraft, I was also committing idolatry. In that behind ever idol is a demon, then I was probably possessed with a demon of Freemasonry.
And I was. Proof of this was that once, while visiting a church, the pastor asked me to come back that evening to hear a man preach on Freemasonry. I instantly got angry at the pastor and told him that there was nothing wrong with Freemasonry. Now, I was not that crazy about being a Freemason, but the demon inside me wanted to make sure that I did not come back to hear what the preacher had to say. So, the demon caused me to react the way I did, and I didn’t come back.
Next, I confessed those things that I knew or suspected my parents and grandparents were guilty of. I then asked God to forgive my children for the sins I had brought on their heads through my disobedience, rebellion, and ignorance. Then I burned the list. Then I started casting demons out of me in the name of Jesus, beginning with the demon of Freemasonry. Next, I cast out the demons that I believed were in my children, beginning with my middle daughter, who had epilepsy. Lastly, I cast out the demon of every other sin I could think of from my home in the name of Jesus. I cast out the spirit of discontent. I cast out the spirit of pride. I cast out the spirit of strife and contention. Whatever was going wrong in my home, I perceived there was a spirit in the house causing it, and I cast it out. Then I thanked God for His mercy and went to bed.
The immediate result was that the child that had epilepsy was completely cured. Her epilepsy had been so bad that she was having seizures at least once every three months, and her cognitive skills were steadily deteriorating. I wasn’t even aware that she had been cured until, during one of her checkups, the doctor remarked that she had been seizure-free for two years. It was then that I realized that it had been two years since the night of my confession. That was six years ago, and my daughter is still epilepsy-free and not on any medication. The doctors can’t understand it. But I can.
There is Biblical precedent for this:
In Matthew 17:14-21, Jesus heals a possessed boy. The boy’s father told Jesus,
“Lord, have mercy on my son: for he is lunatick, and sore vexed: for oftimes he falleth into the fire, and oft into the water” (v. 15).
The Greek word for lunatick means “crazy or possessed.” The Greek word for falling, in this context, is very revealing, because it means “thrashing about” (Strong’s Exhaustive Concordance). This boy was possessed with a spirit of epilepsy. My daughter’s epilepsy was also caused by a demon, which I cast out the night of my confession. God is good!
In verse 21, Jesus told His disciples that this type of spirit can only come out by prayer and fasting. This is very important if you need to cast out a spirit of epilepsy.
Much, much more happened, but the power of repentance and confession in the name of Jesus to destroy the works of the devil is what I want to emphasize here. Jesus healed my daughter, because He forgave me; and He forgave me, because I asked for forgiveness.
This is consistent with James 5:13-16:
“Is any among you afflicted? Let him pray…
“Is any sick among you? Let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord:
“And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
“Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.“
Verse 14 says “pray… in the name of the Lord.” The Lord has a name: it is Jesus. It is confession and prayer in the name of Jesus that heals. Don’t just say “Lord” or “God.” Say His name and mean it in your heart. There is incredible power in the name of Jesus. Believe me. Take advantage of it. Say His name with conviction. Give Him all the respect and reverence He is due, and couple it with a broken and contrite heart.
Verse 15 says, “If he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.” Again, this is consistent with 1 John 1:9. Confession of sin is crucial to deliverance from a generational curse. In fact, without confession, there is no deliverance. We must do this. Don’t hold back. That’s why I suggest a list.
Now, it’s not magic that has to be said a certain way at a certain time using specific words. That is why, unlike many deliverance ministries, I am not going to tell you what to pray. I didn’t have any idea what I was doing when I prayed for deliverance. I just identified my sins one by one and asked God to forgive them. And I knew that He would understand my prayers, because Romans 8:26 says,
“Likewise the spirit also helpeth our infirmities: for we know not what we should pray for as we ought: but the Spirit itself maketh intercession for us with groanings which cannot be uttered.”
The Holy Spirit will translate our prayer for us. We don’t speak God’s language, because it is a heart language that only the Spirit understands. So don’t worry about whether you are saying the right thing. Concentrate on the meaning, not the words. The only words that cannot be omitted are Jesus, please, forgive me, and “thank you.” God will honor your prayer if it comes from the heart.
James 5:16 tells us that confession and prayer heals. Did you know that demonic affliction is a spiritual sickness? Well, it is. This verse also applies, then, to generational curses, because a curse is caused by demonic activity.
James 4:7-8 best describes what our attitude should be when we approach the Lord for spiritual healing:
“Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. (I’m a witness!)
“Draw nigh to God, and He will draw nigh to you. Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double-minded.
“Be afflicted, and mourn, and weep: let your laughter be turned to mourning, and your joy to heaviness.
“Humble yourselves in the sight of the Lord, and He shall lift you up.”
The abridged version: Repent! Humble yourself! Let go all pride! Be sorry!
Don’t be casual about this. Your sin should hurt you as much or more than it hurts God. Submit, repent, renounce, humble yourself, and thank the Lord for His forgiveness, and you will be healed.
I have told you what worked for me, and it did work. If you have trouble receiving this, go to the Word in prayer, and see if it is scriptural. I wouldn’t mislead you. I want you to have the victory that I did. And you can. But it all starts with confession of sin, and you must realize this.
Be honest with yourself and with the Lord. Confess your sins to the Lord Jesus. Renounce ungodly practices and religions like Freemasonry and Roman Catholicism, which are idolatry. Rededicate yourself to the Lord. Ask Him to crucify you in the spirit and to raise you up again in newness of life. And watch God move.
Now, as I said, I didn’t have any idea what I was doing when I prayed for deliverance, so I asked forgiveness for the sins of my parents and grandparents. I now believe that, because we are cursed with the same sins as our forefathers, it is enough to confess our own sins to break the cycle of sin. It is not unscriptural, however, to confess your parents’ or grandparents’ sins, especially if you know what they are. If it were, I would have received no deliverance.
After you confess those sins, be sure to thank God for His goodness. I didn’t know how important this was at the time I confessed my sins. But I now realize what a huge blessing it is to be able to go to Jesus at any time and in any place and receive forgiveness for whatever sins we have committed. No other god grants this type of mercy. And neither can it.
And don’t believe that your sin is so bad that God won’t forgive it. No matter how serious our sins may seem to us—and they may be—understand that they are nothing to God. He has seen it all. So no matter how repulsive our sins may be in our own sight, they are a trifle matter for God when our desire is to do His will. God is a Good God and His love for us endures.
The next step is to get everything out of your house that has to do with the sinful practices you repented of. These include:
Any magic paraphernalia.
Rock or rap CDs/DVDs/posters of rock stars or other celebrities.
Books, magazines, or other media containing sinful material: pornography, Harry Potter, Twilight, etc.
Idols and religious paraphernalia: Crosses with dead guys on them, prayer beads, shrines, statues of saints, little Buddhas, the Virgin Mary, etc.
African or Asian masks (they are the faces of demons), Native American artifacts (Dreamcatchers, spears, etc.)
“Peace” symbols, Yin/Yang, or any, ANY symbols, including stars. If you would like to know the occult significance of stars, click here.
Books on Yoga or meditation.
Ask the Holy spirit to reveal to you anything He doesn’t want in your life. These things could block you from receiving the filling of the Holy Spirit, and that’s what every Christian should want. They can also be a gateway for a demon to come back into your life. Understanding what is not of God is an ongoing process (part of the process of sanctification) and could take years as you grow in knowledge and become more sensitive to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
For example, I just got rid of my X-Files collection last year. I loved the X-Files, but it had to go, because The X-Files deals with witchcraft, paranormal activity, murder, horror, devil worship, demons, cannibalism, UFOs, and other ungodly subjects. These things are not of God. He let me keep them as a learning tool for a time, but ultimately they had to go.
I had to get rid of most of the movies I liked, because even the ones that seemed to be wholesome blasphemed the name of Jesus. I was amazed, for instance, that in the movie, “Twister,” the male lead, Bill Paxton, used the name of Jesus as a swear word more than a few times. This is an abomination to God. Before I was saved, I never noticed this. In the movie, “Hancock,” which seems like a good ol’ super hero movie, Will Smith uses the name of Christ as a swear word. Incest is also a theme of the movie.
I got rid of most of my comedy collection for the same reason. Seinfeld will be the last to go, and it’s going this week. Seinfeld is hilarious, but it glorifies gratuitous pre-marital sex (for example, the “Yada, Yada, Yada” episode), irresponsibility (Kramer and Castanza are basically deadbeats), lying and stealing (the “Jacket” episode), human imperfections (the “Man Hands” and “Nose” episodes), and many other sins. Seinfeld also blasphemes the name of God as in almost every episode someone says, “Oh my God!” In another episode, Jerry decides that whenever someone sneezes, rather than say “God bless you,” he would say “You look marvelous,” or something like that.
And Seinfeld is most obviously against the institution of marriage, as it glorifies the “single life” just like “Friends” and just about everything else out of Hollywood. Hollywood is singlehandedly responsible for the destruction of the marriage institution in America. That is why I don’t own a television.
Seinfeld even has occult overtones. On episode 16 of Season 3, at 34:24, a scene begins with a shot of an intersection to the right of which is the restaurant frequented by Jerry and the gang. Featured prominently in the background, is the satanic Cathedral of St. John the Divine. The Cathedral of St. John the Divine was, at one time, the headquarters of the Luciferian movement in the United States.
Moreover, the boxed DVD set of the Seinfeld series features cast members Jerry Seinfeld, Jason Alexander, Mary Louise Dreifuss, and Michael Richards in rather enigmatic poses that are clearly occult in nature. It is said that they all practice Cabala: Jewish ritual witchcraft.
Notice Mary Louise Dreifuss’s hands in the photo below. They are displaying the Cult of Mary hand sign:
Remember, the Bible says that we are to “keep our heart with all diligence” (Proverbs 4:23). That includes being careful what we let come in through our eyes and ears. And we must be especially careful with our children. They soak up things like a sponge. My rule of thumb is, if I wouldn’t let my children see or listen to it, then I shouldn’t be seeing or listening to it either. Moreover, if those whose movies we watch and whose music we listen to are against God and the Bible, we must not patronize them. If they are not for Jesus, they are against Him, which means they are against us too.
Remember to cast any demons out of your house left over from your days of sin, in the name of Jesus. This is much easier than it sounds, because the demons are not fleeing from us, they are fleeing from the name of Jesus. If we are living right; that is, if we do not “regard iniquity in [our] heart” (Psalm 66:18), then we have the authority to cast out demons in the name of Jesus. I suggest that you ask the Holy Spirit to tell you what you should say, and then follow His lead. That is what I did, and it worked.
I pray this information blesses you and my prayers go with you as you shake the vestiges of generational sin from your life. God will then be able to move in your life in ways you never thought possible. And when He does, tell somebody.
If you have not accepted the Lord Jesus as your personal Savior and Lord, but these words have spoken to your heart, and you can see how sin has damaged your life, why don’t you tell Jesus about it? Click here for forgiveness.
And please pray for me.
“If a man therefore purge himself from these, he shall be a vessel unto honour, sanctified, and meet for the master’s use, and prepared unto every good work” (2 Timothy 2:21).
Our five-part companion audio series on generational curses is available for free at the iTunes Store. You can get it here. For your convenience, Part One of the series is provided below.
Be encouraged and look up, for your redemption draweth nigh.
The Still Man