There are 3 kinds of wrong doing that are most prominent in Scripture. Sin, which means to miss the mark; transgression, which means to disobey willfully and knowingly; and lastly, iniquity which is generational sin. Iniquity is a generational curse. Generational curses are mentioned throughout the scriptures. Exodus 34:7 AMPLIFIED states that 7Keeping mercy and loving-kindness for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, but Who will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children’s children, to the third and fourth generation.
There are predispositions that an individual may have to certain kinds of sin because someone in their bloodline entered into it. People may struggle with things that someone they’ve never met engaged in. It is not that they can not control their own actions and choices, it is that they are predisposed with varying tendencies. The Scripture says that we were all born into sin and in our flesh there is nothing good. This is why someone who struggles with alcoholism might say “I was born this way,” or someone who doesn’t seem to be able to break a particular negative habit may continue their struggle. Again, we have the power to make choices and can not simply say “The devil made me do it.”
Christ is a perfect example of breaking any generational curses. His bloodline was filled with people full of sin, iniquity and transgression, yet He choose not to follow after their error. When we come into Christ we must understand that we have had a bloodline shift and we are reborn into a new family. Opposed to focusing on the curses, we ought to focus on the blessing that God has allowed us to be born into. The blessing outweighs the curse, but only according to our words. When we say things like “you’ll be just like your daddy” or “you’re acting like your no good mother,” we are affirming the curse rather than walking in the blessing.
When you come into Christ, you are a brand new creation in Christ and old things have passed away and all things have become new. Speak the blessing everyday. He became every curse for us according to Galatians 3:13 so that we wouldn’t have to walk in that. Break the curse by choosing to walk in the blessing.
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