Breaking Generational Curses (2)

“The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself” (Ezekiel 18:20).

Yesterday we explored how a relationship with God and his anointing can break generational curses. Today we focus a bit more on the revelations which the prophets Ezekiel and Jeremiah had from God concerning this matter. God spoke to Ezekiel about the issue of generational inheritance in the Old Testament. “What do you mean by repeating this proverb concerning the land of Israel, ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’” (Ezekiel 18:2)? Jeremiah also confirmed that this saying was no longer relevant, when he declared God’s covenant of love and restoration towards his people. “In those days they shall no longer say: ‘The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’” (Jeremiah 31:29).

What this means is that, although parents and grandparents have made mistakes in the past, that we are not bound by these mistakes. It is true that at times we can unfortunately reap some of the negative consequences of the actions of our parents. A relationship with God can set us free from spirits of inheritance and generational curses. It is important to develop some awareness of our history to understand the roots and foundations of some challenges. We do have to strike a balance so that we do not become overly preoccupied with living in the past. What we need to do is to surrender these situations to God and pray for freedom through the blood of Jesus.

In summation, Ezekiel’s text suggests that despite our family patterns and cycles, that it is possible for people to make different choices. It is difficult at times to choose a lifestyle that is completely different from the one that we grew up seeing. Difficult is not impossible and it is the grace of God which saves us and makes us righteous when we surrender our lives to him. God does not want us to live in ignorance or in a constant state of bondage. Sometimes we need to seek God like Daniel, to seek answers about some stubborn situations. We also need revelation knowledge to understand how to make restitution for some wrongs committed.

“Have I any pleasure in the death of the wicked, declares the Lord God, and not rather that he should turn from his way and live” (Ezekiel 18:23)?


9 thoughts on “Breaking Generational Curses (2)

  1. Glory to God we praise God for anti-vernomous blood of Jesus Christ.
    Revelation is powerful because we can now enforce this verdict …children shall not suffer from their parents’ faults.
    May God cause us to recover the losses we incurred in the days of our ignorance where we allowed the enemy to take advantage of us because we lacked revelation.
    This is powerful !

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  2. I love that we can be separate from our fathers and their choices and curses. We are adopted into a new family that supersedes the natural generational curses. In Christ we are a new creature, the former life is what was tied to the curse. now in Christ old things are passed away, all things are made new.

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  3. That old wretched, degenerate Man was indeed cursed!! But We are created anew…Born again citizens of God’s household, where no curse nor devil can prevail!
    And put on the new nature (the regenerate self) created in God“s image, [Godlike] in true righteousness and holiness (Eph 4:24)

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