A Generational curse is some kind of punishment passed down from one generation to another. It may be some punishment from God or some believe it might be some punishment from some gods worshipped by our forefathers long ago. Some of the punishments may include childlessness, poverty, death or others. But are Christians also affected by these so-called generational curses? How can these curses be broken?
Are Christians Affected By Generational Curses?
Generational curses are believed to be passed on from one generation to the other as a result of the ungodly act committed by our forefathers. The punishment for such ungodly acts can be poverty, childlessness, death or others. But what about Christians? Are they also affected by these curses?
The word of God seems to say something different about these Generational curses. In Ezekiel 18:1-4, this is what God has to say:
The word of the Lord came to me: 2 “What do you people mean by quoting this proverb about the land of Israel: ” ‘The parents eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge’? 3 “As surely as I live, declares the Sovereign Lord, you will no longer quote this proverb in Israel. 4 For everyone belongs to me, the parent as well as the child-both alike belong to me. The one who sins is the one who will die.
Another scriptural reading from Ezekiel 18:20 concludes the matter:
“the son will not share the guilt of the father, nor will the father share the guilt of the son.” (Ezekiel 18:20).
This means that, generational curses are not entirely true and that each person faces the consequences of whatever he or she does.
How Can Generational Curses Be Broken?
I already explained that generational curses are not true according to the Bible and that each person faces the consequences of whatever we do. Therefore, as Christians, curses have no authority over us.
However, whatever issue we face, we must go before God in prayer and ask (Matthew 7:7). We must pray and break every spiritual tactic of the enemy.