As a first generational Christian, I know all about family curses. My family growing up was the epiphany of dysfunction. I didn’t realize how much dysfunction until I came to Christ. Every generation that rejects Christ, grows deeper and deeper into the curse. I believe demonic spirits can even be passed down from generation to generation. This is why alcoholism doesn’t fall far from the tree, and so many other curses the same. Financial curses, broken marriages, children out of wedlock, anger issues, and so on. These curses plague our society as a whole, and we wonder why there is so much darkness in our world today!
After now walking with the Lord for 16 years, I have personally watched the Lord break curses in my life. I’ve always looked at it like being in a junk yard surrounded by piles of junk. Junk so high, cars piles 10 high encircling me. When I was in ministry preaching to those of addiction, I use to ask God about how I was going to deal with such a mess, and the magnitude of it was overwhelming! God would say to me to just deal with one piece at a time and He would help me clear a path. I can tell you now how faithful He was and still is. When you have these deep rooted issues, walking them out can be very difficult because first of all the enemy of our souls doesn’t want us free from bondage and curses. I thought when I came to Christ the curses would be instantly broken. Realistically the curses are broken, but the promise must be walked out by faith. It is a process!
Walking out our salvation is the battle in which each of us face. This is why the bible warns us about battling against principalities and powers. The enemy of our souls wants no part in letting go of the bondage he worked so hard to put on us through our generations. So we must stand against the enemy of our souls with Christ as our shield. Faith as our strength to reach the full deliverance of the strong holds in our lives. The amazing thing is the blessing is not only for us. The promise extends to the generations after us, just as the curses were passed down so are the blessings. This is why we can stand on His promises for our children and our children, children.
Prosperity After Turning to the Lord
30 When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the Lord your God disperses you among the nations, 2 and when you and your children return to the Lord your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today, 3 then the Lord your God will restore your fortunes[a] and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you. 4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the Lord your God will gather you and bring you back. 5 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors. 6 The Lord your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live. 7 The Lord your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you. 8 You will again obey the Lord and follow all his commands I am giving you today. 9 Then the Lord your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The Lord will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your ancestors, 10 if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
I sat with both of my daughters last-night as we discussed the years of seeds I planted in them both, and the prayers through the years in which I held onto of the promise God gave me of their salvation. Both of them have grown in the Lord and both of them are in some type of ministry. They both told me, it was watching me over the years that brought them to where they are. All I could do is think of how faithful God and His word is! It didn’t happen over-night, It was promise walked out through faith. The amazing break through of life with Christ. This is the evidence that would have never come to pass if I had not responded to the call. If I had not found the courage to seek God with all my heart and choose to believe.
The Offer of Life or Death
11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach. 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?” 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction. 16 For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
17 But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them, 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.
19 This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live 20 and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
I believe the command He is talking about here is to love your neighbor as yourself! In this you full-fill the law of God. I ask you today if you have not received the Lord Jesus Christ as your savior, now is the time. You will not only be rescuing yourself but your extended family. You will be a part in breaking the curses of your family, and enjoying the favor and the blessings of God.
Just say this prayer with me. Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of the living God. I believe you died on the cross for my sins. I confess to you that I am a sinner, and I ask you to forgive me of my sins, and be my Lord and Savior.
If you prayed this prayer with me, I praise God for you. You are now a part of the family of God. Your sins have been forgiven and you can now walk out the promises of God of your salvation and your family. I thank God for you and bless you in the name of Jesus!
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