Generational curses are passed down and harm us. A curse is defined as something that will bring harm or trouble to someone. In the case of generational curses the delivery of the trouble comes from demonic spirits. Demons gain access into our lives through sin. Willful sin grants them a legal right to use the person who is committing these transgressions as a place to stay. Just like the vampire stories, they can’t enter your home unless they are invited in. That’s exactly what sin does. It gives place to the demons. Its an invitation. Once these demons are granted access they will cause that individual as much trouble and harm as they can until they die. But the demons and the curses they carry don’t die, they seek out a new home and this is were we get generational curses from. They will seek out every family member they can of the original host to gain access and have a new place to stay, christian or not.
18 ‘The Lord is slow to anger and abounding in steadfast love, forgiving iniquity and transgression, but he will by no means clear the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.’ Number 14:18
Demonic influence in a father or mothers life is going to drastically effect the way the children behave. Generational curses are not passed down to the children because God is cruel, its because the parents are not living according to Gods will. It has even been proven scientifically that certain issues such as abuse and addiction are passed down from parents to children. When it comes to addictions some even believe its in the DNA but that is a secular, worldly point of view. The true cause is from the demonic spirits we wrestle with. When the demonic spirits are not dealt with they bring about a vicious cycle of destruction and despair into the lives they effect. Recently I was told about a very interesting situation from someone who dealt with an issue that shined a light on how generational curses are passed down.
Our ancestors sinned and are no more, and we bear their punishment. Lam 5:7
Prayer Long (Have person repeat after you)
Father,I forgive every one who has hurt me or harmed me. I come against any unclean and demonic spirit that has been loosed through willful sin or passed down through a generational curse. By the power of Jesus name, I call for the breaking of every bond from any curse. I call for the destruction of every stronghold and I command any evil spirit to leave and never return to me in the name of Jesus. I claim victory in Jesus name and for everyone of my family members lives. I renounce any vow or promise, vex or hex over my life and break any curse contrary to the will of God that my ancestors incurred or that has come down to me. I claim the freedom and victory at this moment that was won for me at the cross. In the place of were evil once stood, I pray Father that you would pour out every spiritual blessing on me. I am free, free in Jesus name! Amen!
Prayer Short (Have person repeat after you)
Father, I forgive every one who has hurt me or harmed me. I renounce any vow or promise, vex or hex over my life and break any curse contrary to the will of God that my ancestors incurred or that has come down to me, in Jesus name.