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ALL GENERATION CURSES WERE BROKEN IN JESUS
May 30, 2014
When you look at the scriptures again, you will discover that generational curse had one origin and that was in Adam’s sin. But perhaps the most interesting to note about Adam’s sin is in the fact that God did not curse him. My eyes were opened to see the scripture again.
Genesis 3:17 “Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, ‘You shall not eat of it’: “Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it All the days of your life. God informed Adam that the ground was cursed because of his sin. In order words the ground is no longer empowered to produce without your stress. What He said was in implication is “Uptill now you could eat in rest and peace because the earth was empowered (blessed)”.
Stress and labour became man’s occupation because Adam’s sin brought all of creation into subjection to Satan. He literally handed over all of creation to Satan. This was a serious offense. From then on devils have borrowed the concept of curses so that no matter what people do they won’t not succeed. This idea is enshrined deep into cultures and traditions, and sadly some churches.
There are many pulpits that preach about a generational curse working in people’s life from Exodus 20:4-6 which says “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below. 5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 6 but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
What many have failed to understand is that this is an Old Testament concept for the Jews and that God made a promise to revoke this even in the Old Testament. Look at what God declared in Jeremiah 31
29 “In those days people will no longer say,
‘The parents have eaten sour grapes,
and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’
30 Instead, everyone will die for their own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge.
31 “The days are coming,” declares the Lord,
“when I will make a new covenant
with the people of Israel
and with the people of Judah.
32 It will not be like the covenant
I made with their ancestors (at Sinai)
when I took them by the hand
to lead them out of Egypt,
because they broke my covenant,
though I was a husband to them,”
declares the Lord.
33 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel
after that time,” declares the Lord.
“I will put my law in their minds
and write it on their hearts.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.
34 No longer will they teach their neighbor,
or say to one another, ‘Know the Lord,’
because they will all know me,
from the least of them to the greatest,”
declares the Lord.
“For I will forgive their wickedness
and will remember their sins no more.”
Adam’s disobedience introduced the curse into the world and man’s failure to keep the law ensured that the curse was transferred from generation to generation. Jesus came to put an end to this vicious circle. His righteousness was imputed to us just as Adam’s was transferred making us candidates for the curses. On the cross of Calvary was the final showdown for Him to deal with the issue of generational curses. Now remember how it written “‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’
28 After this, Jesus, knowing that all was now finished (ended), said in fulfillment of the Scripture, I thirst. 29 A vessel (jar) full of sour wine (vinegar) was placed there, so they put a sponge soaked inthe sour wine on [a stalk, reed of] hyssop, and held it to [His] mouth.
30 When Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, It is finished! And He bowed His head and gave up His spirit.
Jesus drank the sour grapes so that your teeth are no longer set on edge. He took the curse for us so that you would get a generational blessing. You are free from generational curses because His obedience and now you can live in victory because it is based on the finished work. As nothing can undo the finished work so it is impossible for you to placed under a curse.
So the good news is that Jesus came to reverse Adam’s mistake, to restore things so that his blessing will be our empowerment to succeed. So Jesus wore a crown of thorns so that you could wear His crown of righteousness. What a divine exchange! So that the generational curse in Adam will not be passed to those who are born of God through faith in Christ Jesus.
Romans 5:16-18 “16 And the gift is not like that which came through the one who sinned. For the judgment which came from one offense resulted in condemnation, but the free gift which came from many offenses resulted in justification. 17 For if by the one man’s offense death reigned through the one, much more those who receive abundance of grace and of the gift of righteousness will reign in life through the One, Jesus Christ.)
18 Therefore, as through one man’s offense judgment came to all men, resulting in condemnation, even so through one Man’s righteous act the free gift came to all men, resulting in justification of life.
Declare this: In Christ I am free. No generational curse can work against me. I am generationally blessed in Jesus. I am empowered to prosper and whatsoever I lay my hands to do shall prosper.