What are generational curses?
First let us explore the meaning of some of these terms, so we can better understand what we are talking about. Here are the definitions from Dictionary.com.
Generational: “the term of years, roughly 30 among human beings, accepted as the average period between the birth of parents and the birth of their offspring.”
Ancestors: a person from whom one is descended; forebear;progenitor.
Curse: a) the expression of a wish that misfortune, evil, doom, etc., befall a person, group, etc. b) a formulaor charm intended to cause such misfortune to another. c) the act of reciting such a formula.
. A curse is basically ill intent upon another person, released through sin, ignorance or rebellion. So a generational curse is ill intent upon a family generation, or specific members of ancestry, that was released through the sin, ignorance or rebellion of previous ancestors. How does a generational curse come about? Look at what the Bible has to say about being cursed:
Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord. He is like a shrub in the desert, and shall not see any good come. He shall dwell in the parched places of the wilderness, in an uninhabited salt land.”
What happens is that not only is the curses handed down, but demons move right in and take advantage of this often at a very young age in a person's life (often before birth). The person then goes throughout life struggling with the same bondages that their parents struggle with. The good news is that the Blood of Jesus is more powerful than any bondage that may have been handed down to you! You can be set free and completely released from the effects of any generational curses handed down to you!
If you struggle with the same bondages as your parents, or see siblings with the same problems, then it is quite possible that you are suffering from the effects of a generational curse. Many times when you see three generations suffering from depression, it's almost always a generational curse at work and a spirit of heaviness took advantage of those cures in each of their lives through the defilement that was passed down.
signs of generational curses
~ Child abuse
~ Sexual abuse
~ Domestic violence
~ Drug addiction
~ Mental illness
~ Destructive attitudes and behaviors
Breaking the Curse
If you are living under a generational curse, it will be cancelled when you, through faith, appropriate the blood of christ for your deliverance.
You can pray and make this your confession:
Thank you, God, that generational curses are broken through faith in the blood of christ. I put my faith in the blood. I believe christ is my mercy seat and that His blood cancels the curse and breaks generational iniquities. I believe, by the blood of christ, that the generational curse from the law is cancelled and broken off my family now, in christ’ name. Thank you that sins, bondages and iniquities are cancelled and the curse is stopped by the blood of christ. Thank you, God,
Choose Life and Blessing
We saw previously in Exodus 20:5-6 how God visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth of generations, but did you notice the rest of that verse? It says that the blessing goes, not only three or four generations, but up to a thousand generations – and the blessing is much stronger than the curse!
Definition of Soul Ties
souls knit together, spiritual connection between our soul and another person’s soul, become one flesh and ties two souls together in the spiritual realm.
Ungodly Soul ties can also be found in close friendships – Co-dependency being connected emotionally (not sexually). They are not just limited to marriage but anyone who we become dependent on with one another over God. For example: King David and Jonathan. This is also known as inordinate affection (co-dependency), no sex involved. It is calling evil good. This opens the door to demonic oppression symptoms.
1 Samuel 18:1, “And it came to pass, when he had made an end of speaking unto Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.”
Ungodly Soul ties can develop between a mother and son and the son is not able to bond with his wife because of the demand and manipulation of the mother or mother with daughter because of ungodly soul ties – co-dependency issues.
The Negative Effects of Ungodly Soul Ties
Ungodly Soul ties can be used for the devil’s advantage by holding two people in hostage to each other when outside of marriage. Do you suffer from a broken heart – cannot forget the person you have been with? You are in another relationship and maybe married but cannot forget this person and it affects your relationship with your present relationship and/or marriage.
More definition of Soul Ties: Ungodly Soul ties formed from sex outside of marriage causes a person to become defiled in the spiritual realm. The heart gets tangled and is hard to break loose once that soul tie is in place. It is like invisible ropes and cords connecting you with the other person.
Genesis 34:2-3, “And when Shechem the son of Hamor the Hivite, prince of the country, saw her, he took her, and lay with her, and defiled her. And his soul cleaved unto Dinah the daughter of Jacob, and he loved the damsel, and spoke kindly unto the damsel.
Ungodly Soul Ties to Ex-lover:
The common problem is the person will still have ‘feelings’ towards an ex-lover that they may not have seen in years but still think about them even 20 years down the road. That person could be married and have a good marriage but it is still connected to their mind. You cannot stop thinking about them and can interfere with intimacy with your present husband. That is a sexual soul tie.
In friendship relationship, one person usually is controlling the other (matriarchal witchcraft) and the other has allowed it and is hard to break free from an unhealthy relationship. Another name co-dependency. One in control and the other dependent on the other.
In a mother son or mother daughter relationship there is usually manipulation through guilt and shame. The relationship is unhealthy! Example, the son has to drop everything to take care of the mother. This opens the door for the other partner to go into an adulterous relationship.
An Ungodly Soul tie grabs hold of you in the now and pulls you in the past. You cannot operate in the now with truth and logic reality and will mess everything around you in the now because your mind and soul and emotions are tied to the other person.
Breaking ungodly soul ties to be forgiven:
1. Take Responsibility
4. Renounce any claim
5. Cast it Down
6. Cut the Cords
7. Refuse to go back
8. Rebuke the enemy
9. Reorder your life
10. Get rid of the stuff
11. Renew your commitment to the Lord
Breaking Ungodly Soul ties Prayer
Father God, in the name Christ of Nazareth, I repent and renounce my ungodly soul ties to someone else or something. I ask for your forgiveness and from any and all sexual sins I have committed. I now ask, in the name of Christ of Nazareth, that by the power all ungodly sexual soul ties in my past or present would be broken! I ask that my soul will be released and broken from the other soul or other person or thing now.
I call back all fragments of my soul so that I may be whole, complete and pure. I send back all soul fragments of those I became one with. I command that my mind forget that union (or unions) and right now I release all false responsibility or guilt for that person (or persons or thing). I also command my emotions to “let go and forget” in the name of Christ of Nazareth. I now command every evil spirit that gained access to my life, through any ungodly sexual soul tie or yoke attached to another person emotionally to be broken and every spirit to go to dry places in the name of Christ of Nazareth. Father God, I thank you for freedom from the bondage of all ungodly sexual soul ties!