Walking with my sister is always fun, mostly because everyone thinks we are twins. There are some obvious differences but we posses mostly the same traits; the way we walk, height, we both lack eyebrows, and so much more. When I walk with my mother, the reaction is the same and with my dad, even more because I am the same shade as him. We are a family of lookalikes; you see me and you can tell who my sister, mother and father are or as Kenyans say,you look me, you look her, we look again.
other than that, some things i can say were inherited, my sister suffers from arthritis so does my mom, my sister has a problem with her eyes, and dad, though he denies, it suffers the same, genetics? I think so
There are somethings that we can link to family through genetics and acculturation. your beliefs, your character are built first by the family. but curses? please!
I wake myself with TD jakes in the morning, a little of Joseph prince and Joel osteen to wrap it all up. and I realized one thing,every preacher I have ever listened to, always speaks of breaking the generational curse. And I just cannot start to understand how people believe in this.
let me start by saying, yes, I do know curses exist. i am not denying this. all I am saying is, I do not, as a christian, believe in generational curses. let me explain why:
exodus 34: 6-7 says, “And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.”
The verse clearly points out the carrying of a burden that wasn’t yours to begin with. being blamed for sins of someone else. and this is where this generational curse thing stems from, a verse that has made preaching in every church i have attended.
but how do we forget that this had an end? so let me get this straight, we no longer offer sacrifices because Christ is the slayed lamb, the last offering ever made, we are no longer communally punished but generational curses somehow made it through the cracks and still exists? child please!
The Israelite’s were pained by the punishments they had to suffer for sins they did not commit. they said, “our fathers ate sour grapes but it is our teeth that are on edge.” and the lord hear them, and the new covenant with Israel was born. where the relationship with God became individual and personal.
Jeremiah 29:39 says, “In those days they shall say no more, The fathers have eaten a sour grape, and the children’s teeth are set on edge. But every one shall die for his own iniquity: every man that eateth the sour grape, his teeth shall be set on edge. Behold, the days come, saith the Lord, that I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel, and with the house of Judah: Not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt; which my covenant they brake, although I was an husband unto them, saith the Lord: But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the Lord, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people. And they shall teach no more every man his neighbor, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the Lord: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.”
Ezekiel 18:30-32 says, “Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, each one in accordance with his conduct,” says the Lord God. “Repent (change your way of thinking) and turn away from all your transgressions, so that sin may not become a stumbling block to you. Cast away from you all your transgressions, which you have committed [against Me], and make yourselves a new heart and a new spirit! For why should you die, O house of Israel? For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone who dies,” says the Lord God. “Therefore, repent and live!”
Ezekiel 18:20 (KJV) The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.
I believe in the words written by Paul in Romans, he who the lamb has set free, is free indeed. I am no longer a slave to sin. Paul says, to be saved, you have to confess with your tongue and believe in your heart that Jesus is lord, and scripture says, once you are born again, the old is gone and the new has come. so where do these generational curses fit exactly? so you are freed of everything else but the curse?
Maybe I misunderstood the bible, but generational curses to me, got nailed on that cross. there is nothing to break anymore because its broken.I stand by my words, I do not believe in them. I AM OF THE TRIBE OF JUDAH, GRAFTED INTO CHRIST’S FAMILY TREE. that’s my stand.