ARE there certain areas in your life that you are still experiencing defeat or a constant struggle despite being a prayerful, bible believing, spirit-filled Christian?
Is it anger, fear, anxiety, lack of self-control, depression or sickness that make you feel like God is not answering your prayers!
The bible promises victory for believers; however many Christians do not walk in this victory and are in constant struggle fighting invisible barriers they know nothing about.
We see Christians who struggle in poverty despite the promise in 2 Corinthians 8:9, “For you the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he became poor, so that through his poverty you may become rich.”(NIV).
Struggle with addictions
Many more struggle with addictions despite the promises of healing and deliverance.
It is like the biblical Moses, who was a holy man of God, but did not accomplish his purposes. His purpose was to take the children of Israel from Egypt to Canaan but failed to do so as he had a spirit of anger.
When you have prayed, fasted, and done everything you know how to do right, but no matter what you do, nothing is changing there is a cause as to where the problem is coming from.
It means many Christians have been fighting problems that did not originate with them!
Moses’ anger was in his blood-line. Genesis 49:5-7 “ Simeon and Levi are brothers-their swords are weapons of violence. Let me not enter their council, let me not join their assembly, for they have killed men in their anger and hamstrung oxen as they pleased. Cursed be their anger, so fierce and their fury so cruel! I will scatter them in Jacob and disperse them in Israel. ” (NIV).
The anger problem, was in the bloodline. It meant the people in the blood line are people who kill when they are angry.
Your uncontrolled anger may have been inherited from your ancestors.
Levi’s father cursed him and the curse went down the generation and later on we find Moses bearing this curse of Levi.
What are the things that could be touching your life that come from the great-grand parents, and you find it difficult to change , it may be an unpleasant character, a trait that makes you uncomfortable despite being a child of God.
This is the reason why we see Christians in ministry who love the Lord, are prayerful, preach the word, but have a generational root problem that presents an invisible barrier through the bloodline and pulls them back from walking in their calling and fulfilling the purposes of God.
Many have to face this giant and deal with so that they may serve effectively in ministry or we are going to have hurt people who have not healed and are going to hurt others instead of encouraging and helping them out of their bondages.
We can be upright in the eyes of God, blameless like Zachariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1 :5 “In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zechariah, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife of the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless,” but still have a curse.
Prayers may not change the situation because it is a curse. Sicknesses, barrenness and miscarriage can be found in a blood line, according to Exodus 23:25 “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and He shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.” (NIV).
Curses follow families because of serving other gods.
Genuinely serving God
Regarding Zachariah and Elizabeth in Luke 1:7 the bible says, “But they were childless because Elizabeth was not able to conceive and they were both very old.” (NIV).
We see a woman ánd her husband who are genuinely serving God but she was barren because she was from Aaron’s bloodline, her great grandfather who worshipped another god.
Exodus 32:2-6 “ Aaron answered them, “Take off the gold earrings that your wives, your sons and your daughters are wearing, and bring them to me.” So all the people took off their earrings and brought them to Aaron. He took what they handed him and made it into an idol cast in the shape of a calf, fashioning it with a tool. Then they said, “These are your gods, Israel, who brought you up out of Egypt.
When Aaron saw this, he built an altar in front of the calf and announced, “Tomorrow there will be a festival to the Lord.” 6 So the next day the people rose early and sacrificed burnt offerings and presented fellowship offerings. Afterward they sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”
Who are you a descendant of, what are the problems you have because of your descent?
Believers need to disconnect from the curses coming through the bloodline which manifest as barriers to savouring the blessings that Jesus already appropriated for us on the Cross.
Curses come from the sin of Idolatry, a sin “so terrible that even the children and those not yet born are guilty.”
Deuteronomy18:10 “Let no one be found among you who sacrifices their son or daughter in the fire, who practices divination or sorcery, interprets omens, engages in witchcraft, or casts spells, or who is a medium or spiritist or who consults the dead. Anyone who does these things is detestable to the Lord; because of these same detestable practices the Lord your God will drive out those nations before you.” (NIV).
Miserable on earth
God tells us never to do these things and as such if our ancestors worshipped other gods future generations are affected.
Deuteronomy 5:8-10 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.”(NKJV).
In families where other gods were worshipped – there will be early death, barrenness and miscarriages.
As a believer you could be experiencing a constant struggle in your life , family feuds, strife or break-ups, sickness, unemployment and so on because it is in the bloodline- a curse from the fourth generation trickling down like a dirty river and it will touch us whether we are Christians or not unless we build a dam!
Ezekiel 21:1-4. The word of the Lord came to me “Son of man, set your face against Jerusalem and preach against the sanctuary. Prophesy against the land of Israel, and say to her: ‘This is what the Lord says: I am against you. I will draw my sword from its sheath and cut off from you both the righteous and the wicked. Because I am going to cut off the righteous and the wicked, my sword will be unsheathed against everyone from south to north.
While a curse will not send you to hell, denying Jesus does, it will nonetheless make you miserable on earth by keeping you and your descendants in cycles of struggle and defeat.