Breaking the stronghold of generational curse – Part 2
Another person that can place a curse on someone is a satanic priest. In 1 Kgs 19:1-4, we read the story of Jezebel and Elijah. The reason the curse had effect in Elijah’s life was because he was not at the place God wanted him to be at that point in time. When Jezebel heard what Elijah did to the prophets of Baal, she went to the altar and pronounced a curse “saying that Elijah will die the same way he killed the prophets of Baal.” From that moment, Elijah became suicidal. He felt he was worthless and wasn’t better than his fathers and he asked God to kill him.
Again, God can curse a man. In 1 Sam. 2:22-36, we see that God cursed the house of Eli because of disobedience. His sons stole from God’s house and also did a lot of abominable things before God and this made Him to place a curse on Eli’s household “that none from the household of Eli will be a priest unto him anymore and if by chance anyone happened to be a priest, he would beg for bread”. In 1 Kgs 2:27, Abiathar, who came from the linage of Eli, suffered the consequences of the curse placed on his forefathers.
Some of the things that can open the door for curses to operate in one’s life are: Sin. Whenever a man commits sin, the inactivated curse will be activated to operate in his life. Taking things that are accursed for personal use can trigger a curse to operate in your life. Anything that is dedicated to God belongs to God, likewise anything dedicated to demons. Don’t take anything from the church home for use without the senior pastor’s permission because if you do, you did not only steal but also took an accursed thing and automatically, a curse will be activated to work in your life.
Achan took the things that belonged to God home for use and this made God to turn His back on the children of Israel, when they went to fight at AI and they were defeated. They cried out to God and He told them that Achan was the architect of their problem. Achan and his entire generation paid for it because they were stoned to death. In Daniel 5, King Belshazzar made a feast and used the golden vessels in the temple of God to drink wine. God was angry with him and brought his reign to an end.
Performance of satanic rituals in which lacerations are made on the body to heal a particular ailment or for protection, bathing of someone in the river for so-called spiritual cleansing and tattoos made on one’s body, among others can pave way for curses to enter and operate in the life of the one involve in it. (Lev.19:28). Living in a cursed house/location or having an evil association can also activate a curse to work in one’s life.
The following are signs to show that generational curse is operational in a man’s life: The first of them is untimely death. If you discover that there is premature death in your family and people don’t live above certain age, there is tendency that there could be a curse operating in your family. Secondly, if you discover a particular pattern of negative operations in your family, for example, in some families the women are the breadwinners. Once they get married, the husband will lose his job and won’t be able to take care of the family’s basic needs. Again, when the married women in the family always return to their father’s house after a period of time, either because of unresolved marital problems or via separation or divorce.
Finally, if you discover that every member of your family suffers from such sicknesses or diseases as diabetes, high blood pressure and paralysis among others, it could be a sign that generational curse is operational in the family.
To break out of generational curse, you must be born again and repent from every known or unknown sin. You should do a spiritual investigation to determine the root cause of the problem, then break out of it completely by engaging in warfare prayers. Finally, sow sacrificial seeds on God’s altar.
Rev. John Okene
Divine Touch Int’l Ministries. Warri, Delta State.
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