Breaking generational curses – Part 3
God hates idolatry/occultism with passion. In fact, this is the primary reason He warned Israel against marrying from other nations or allowing heathen foreigners to live in their midst. He didn’t want them to be polluted by those idolatry nations. God warned that idolatry and occultism, witchcraft, fortune-telling, sorcery, mediums or psychics, calling forth the spirits, Satanism, making marks on their bodies, sacrifices and rituals would bring down divine punishment (curses) upon them and their subsequent generations, up to the fourth generation. And if the next generation still refuses to repent, the curses will continue to extend indefinitely.
My God! Please, before we go on, let’s see some of the curses that will come upon those that get involved in idolatry and occultism. We see some of these manifesting in some families today. Yes, God has told us that the curses will be generational. That is, from parents to their children, to their children’s children. And they will continue until anyone breaks out of the chain. Let’s go: Execution, “A sorceress (sorcerer) must not be allowed to live … anyone who sacrifices to any god other than the Lord must be destroyed,” Exodus 22:18, 20.
Miscarriages, infertility, short life, sickness: “Do not worship the gods of these other nations or serve them in any way, and never follow their evil example. Instead, you must utterly conquer them and break down their shameful idols. You must serve only the Lord your God. If you do, I will bless you with food and water, and I will keep you healthy. There will be no miscarriages or infertility among your people, and I will give you long, full lives,” Exodus 23:24-26.
Sorrows: “Those who chase after other gods will be filled with sorrow. I will not take part in their sacrifices or even speak the names of their gods,” Psalm 16:4.
Filthy: “… but no! You are less than nothing and can do nothing at all. Anyone who chooses you becomes filthy, just like you!” Isaiah 41: 24.
Shame: “But those who trust in idols, calling them their gods – they will be turned away in shame,” Isaiah 42:17.
No protection: “Both the idols and the ones carrying them are bowed down. The gods cannot protect the people, and the people cannot protect the gods.
They go off into captivity together,” Isaiah 46:2.
Hunted: “But now, I am sending for many fishermen, who will catch them; says the Lord. ‘I am sending for hunters, who will search for them in the forest and caves. I am watching them closely, and I see every sin. They cannot hope to hide from me. I will punish them doubly for all their sins, because they have defiled my land with lifeless images of their detestable gods and filled my inheritance with their evil deeds,” Jeremiah 16:16-18.
Yes, you have heard it directly from the word of God. You cannot practise idolatry or any form of occultism and be free from all those divine punishments. When you leave Jehovah, the Almighty God and worship other beings or things, you and your descendants will be hunted, sick, filled with sorrow, shame, fear, filthiness and diseases. You will also face untimely deaths, miscarriages, disappointments, extreme struggles, death, defeat, destruction and infertility. But serving God will always bring blessings to our next generations and us. Now, the choice is entirely yours. We will continue next week. God bless!
• Rev. Agbo is the author of the book Power of Midnight Prayer. Website: www.authorsden.com/pastorgabrielnagbo Tel: 08037113283 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org