UNDERSTANDING GENERATIONAL CURSES
Let’s read Genesis 1:11: “Then God said, ‘Let the earth bring forth grass, the herb that yields seed, and the fruit tree that yields fruit according to its kind, whose seed is in itself, on the earth.’ And it was so.“
This portion of the scriptures reveals something fundamental and true. It’s important to note that every living thing that God created reproduces according to its kind and carries within itself its own seed. Therefore, it’s likely that your DNA carries the genes of both your father and mother’s seed. Your biological father and mother also carry the genes of their own parents (paternal and maternal).
When we take the time to observe the histories of our different families and analyze them, we often find similar patterns or unfortunate events that repeat from generation to generation, from father to son. For example, in one family, you may observe a pattern of academic failures, business setbacks, difficult marriages, or an unstable home. In other families, premature deaths strike, taking family members in the prime of their lives.
Let’s look at a divine curse in the Bible that befell the household of the priest Eli and his descendants due to the profane actions of his sons. They desecrated their priesthood and the offerings of the house of the Lord, leading to a curse of premature death and poverty on their family.
“I will raise up for Myself a faithful priest who shall do according to what is in My heart and in My mind. I will build him a sure house, and he shall walk before My anointed forever. And it shall come to pass that everyone who is left in your house will come and bow down to him for a piece of silver and a morsel of bread, and say, ‘Please, put me in one of the priestly positions, that I may eat a piece of bread.‘” – 1 Samuel 2:33-36
There are things that families experience or lack due to a divine curse. When a family disobeys God, He may deliver them into the inclinations of their hearts, and God may pronounce a curse on their family line. The descendants of such families may endure perpetual cycles of poverty and premature death, as seen in the case of Eli’s priestly family. In another family, you may witness persistent unemployment.
People may study and attain higher education, but they never secure stable and profitable employment. Furthermore, some are confined to a specific level of education that has been predetermined for their family lineage for generations. No member of the family is allowed to surpass or exceed this predefined level of education, and attempting to do so can lead to dire consequences, even death.
Only Jesus Christ has the power to change the decrees in our families. Often, the factors underlying these unfortunate events are familiar spirits or guardians of satanic alliances and covenants. A law has been written in the register of familiar spirits.
Why do these unfortunate events occur in our different families? There is a curse; there are invisible barriers preventing family members from surpassing the position the Lord intends for them. A situation that supports this is described in Ezekiel 16:44-45:
“Behold, everyone who quotes proverbs will use this proverb against you: ‘Like mother, like daughter.’ You are your mother’s daughter, loathing her husband and children; and you are the sister of your sisters, who loathed their husbands and children. Your mother was a Hittite and your father an Amorite.“
This passage describes a generational curse of marital instability in this family. All the women from this family will experience the curses contained in this proverb: “Like mother, like daughter.” This means that if your mother lived in concubinage or instability within a household, you will also experience the same realities in your marital life.
God’s plans for you are plans of peace, happiness, and success, not plans of misfortune.
This text is an excerpt from the book “Triumph over Generational Curses” written by K. KOUAMÉ HUGUES ALAIN PAUL.