There is a great deal of teaching today that Christians can be under generational curses and some even go so far as to say that Christians can be demon possessed. I’m going to show you evidence in God’s word that proves this to be false. These are false teachings that go against the truth of God’s word.
4 “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
8 ‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; 9 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 10 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
Notice in these two verses iniquity is visited upon the children to the third and fourth generations to those who hate Him, and mercy to thousands who love Him and keep His commands. So when looking at these verses one would have to be unsaved and hate God for this iniquity to be visited upon them.
6 And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, “The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children to the third and the fourth generation.”
Notice here the Lord God is merciful and gracious, long suffering, abounding in goodness and truth, keeping mercy for thousands and forgiving iniquity, transgression and sin. And by no means clearing the guilty visiting iniquity of the fathers on their generations to come. So who are those thousands He forgives? And who are the guilty? The answers are in the two verses listed prior- those who love God and keep His commands and those who hate God being the latter. That sounds pretty simple when you look at these verses in light of each other.
1 There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus,[a] who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit. 2 For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has made me free from the law of sin and death.
WOW! So how do those verses fit the teaching that a Christian can be cursed due to the sin of their Great Grand Daddy? How do these verses fit the teaching that a Christian needs deliverance from demon possession? Easy folks- IT DOESN’T FIT- it refutes it!
2 “What do you mean when you use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying:
‘ The fathers have eaten sour grapes,
And the children’s teeth are set on edge’?
3 “As I live,” says the Lord GOD, “you shall no longer use this proverb in Israel.
4 “ Behold, all souls are Mine;
The soul of the father
As well as the soul of the son is Mine;
The soul who sins shall die.
19 “Yet you say, ‘Why should the son not bear the guilt of the father?’ Because the son has done what is lawful and right, and has kept all My statutes and observed them, he shall surely live. 20 The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
Please notice what these verses are saying: The son shall not bear the guilt of the father nor the father bear the guilt of the son. Yet more reason not to believe the false teaching of generational curses.
36 Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.
If Jesus has set you free you are not cursed and you are not possessed – but you are free indeed!!
2 Corinthians 5:17-19
17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new. 18 Now all things are of God, who has reconciled us to Himself through Jesus Christ, and has given us the ministry of reconciliation, 19 that is, that God was in Christ reconciling the world to Himself, not imputing their trespasses to them, and has committed to us the word of reconciliation.
Did you really read what that said? If you are in Christ you are a new creation, Old things have passed away, all things have become new, you are reconciled to God through Christ Jesus. Your trespasses are not imputed to you. So if your trespasses are not imputed to you why would your parents and grandparents trespasses still be imputed to you? How ridiculous is it to say Christ forgave our sins but holds us accountable for the sins of our parents and grandparents?
If you have turned from your sin and turned to Christ Jesus and put your trust in Him, repented from your sins, and he is your savior, the Lord of your life, then you have to believe that He delivered you , He saved you completely! He set you free!
These false teachers who teach that you can be under generational curses or be possessed are lying to you. They deny the power of Christ in doing this. They want to make you believe that they wield some sort of power to deliver you themselves apart from what Christ did on the cross. All these deliverance ministries are doing is getting you to trust in the man and not the savior. Christ did it all on the cross- He said, “it is Finished” (John 19:30) the Greek word for this is tetelestai- paid in full! All the deliverance you need Jesus already accomplished on the cross.