THE BREAKING OF THE CURSES OF THE GENERATIONS
In dealing with the sins of the generations and the open accounts that have been left standing by those who have gone before you, it is important to understand how the Enemy uses these things to build his case and form his plot against your individual life. When you see the patterns of destruction coming down into your life you have evidence that what is happening is not a coincidence, nor is it without a design. Recognizing the patterns of destruction removes from us the denial that would counsel us to ignore the obvious and live in ignorance. The patterns tell us three things; the plot is not an accident or a random act, it is orchestrated and operated under a deliberate design and intention, and that it is predictable.
Once we are convinced, we will want to take action. The action that must be taken to address the sins of the generations and the “iniquity of our fathers which is with us” (See. Leviticus 26:39) is clearly laid out in the Bible.
The first step in breaking the curses and the cascade of evil that comes down into my life, (even as a believer), and the lives of our children is to: CONFESS THE INIQUITY OF THOSE WHO HAVE GONE BEFORE US. Confessing the sins of the generations, identifying as specifically as possible, the patterns and the offenses, breaks the agreements and voids the contracts the Enemy has been holding over us.
Those agreements made with the lies by those who have gone before us have allowed the familiar spirits to created particular responses and repercussions in our lives that have brought with them a negative spiritual legacy. Each generation wrestles with the “sins of the fathers” he tries to carry down into each successive generation.
When it is not possible to know the patterns specifically, as may be the case when you are adopted, or do not know what has gone on between your parent(s), the best you can do is confess the general categories of sin and take responsibility to declare them to be an abomination before the Lord.
“But, if you do not obey Me, and do not observe all these commandments, and if you despise My statutes, or if your soul abhors My judgments, so that you do not perform all My commandments, but break My covenant, I also will do this to you: I will even appoint terror over you, wasting disease and fever which shall consume the eyes and cause sorrow of heart. And you shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it. I will set My face against you, and you shall be defeated by your enemies. Those who hate you shall reign over you, and you shall flee when no one pursues you.” Leviticus 26:14-17 NKJV
“And as for those of you who are left, I will send faintness into their hearts in the lands of their enemies;…they shall stumble over one another,…you shall have no power to stand before your enemies,…your enemies shall eat you up. And those of you who are left shall waste away in their iniquity in your enemy’s lands; also in their father’s iniquities, which are with them, they shall waste away.” Leviticus 26:36-39 NKJV
“But if they confess their iniquity and the iniquity of their fathers, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me and that they also have walked contrary to Me,…if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt – then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember; I will remember the land for I am the LORD their God. Leviticus 26:40-42, & 44 NKJV
As we see from these verses, the prescription for recovery and restoration is very specific. If we CONFESS our iniquity AND the iniquities of our fathers, which are WITH us and their unfaithfulness to Him, and humble ourselves, and REPENT of our own participation in those sins, God will heal us and restore blessings to our generational line.
REMOVAL OF THE JUDGMENTS
The breaking of the generational curses includes CONFESSION AND REPENTANCE along with FORGIVENESS AND THE REMOVAL OF THE JUDGMENTS. After the patterns are recognized and iniquity confessed, the next step is forgiveness. Forgiveness releases the crimes committed against us to the Court of Heaven and closes Satan’s case against us. His demand for blood and his claimed right to continue to violate the temple property of the Most High God are rendered null and void. The Blood of Jesus more than satisfies the Devil’s demand for our blood and the death of Jesus more than answers the demand sin has made upon our life.
Each person can be lead in this prayer individually, or it can be used as a corporate prayer. Let them repeat each phrase after you.
THE PRAYER FOR RELEASE FROM THE SINS OF THE GENERATIONS
The following prayer is a model for dealing with the oppression and bondage Satan has inflicted on you through his claimed rights against you. The first part of the prayer re-establishes the legitimate ownership of Jesus Christ over that area, including the place the Enemy is contesting and to which, through occupation, he lays claim. The second part of the prayer identifies and breaks the generational curses. The scripture tells us those iniquities and their continued operation through the generations is broken through confession. Confession releases us from the Enemy’s claims and assault, making his operation in our lives illegal. Invite the person to repeat after you….
Dear Lord Jesus,
I come to you right now, as Your child, Created in the image of God, and brought forth by Your will and truth. I believe You died on the Cross for me and rose again. I believe You are seated at the right hand of the Father, and that you sent Your Holy Spirit to live in me. I am the temple of the Holy Spirit.
I come today as the authorized representative of my generational blood line to do business before the Court of God, to claim my new inheritance as a new creature in Christ. I confess the sins of my generations past – their idolatry and the crafting of graven images, their reliance upon themselves for safety and sustenance, and declare it to be an abomination and an insult against the Holy Character of our Heavenly Father. I confess their use of false comforts and self-indulgence, lust, adultery, infidelity, incest, sexual perversions and the violation of the innocent as an abomination against the true heart of the living God.
I confess the practices of witchcraft, rebellion, control, manipulation, hardness of heart, stubborn resistance to the Holy Spirit, jealousy, insecurity, and relying on the Devil’s power sources, as fear and an abomination against heart of the God to love and protect me. I confess all bitterness and holding of grudges, resentment, unforgiveness, retaliation, backbiting, hatred, hatred of God, violence, rage, murder, bloodshed, the shedding of innocent blood, pride, religious self-righteousness, greed, covetousness and disobedience as lawlessness and rejection of the will of God.
I cancel out any agreements made with the Enemy of God through the practice of sin or belief in his lies. I confess their contempt for the things of God, their deception, and rejection of the truth, doubt double mindedness and unbelief to be sin and abomination against Your Holiness, Lord Jesus. I confess all agreements made with the Enemy under the counsel of the Strongman, the Anti-Christ spirits, or the familiar spirits who have brought these destructive patterns down into our lives, to be sin and iniquity, and an abomination against the Living God.
And even as I confess the iniquities of my ancestors, I repent for my own participation in these things, both knowingly and unknowingly. I ask you to forgive me, Jesus, Son of the Living God and take the Sword of Your Truth and sever the cords of iniquity that have bound me and my descendants. I ask You to break the curses of the words, deeds, actions, dedications, vows, rituals, oaths, prayers, promises, covenants, contracts, symbolic dedications, and every claim made against our lives through blood sacrifices, human or animal. I ask You to remove all demonic programming and the operation of the “body of death” in all parts of my body, soul, and spirit. I ask You to remove all of his assignments over my life. Set me free according to Your Word, “Whom the Son sets free is free indeed.”(John 8: 36) Thank You, Lord Jesus for hearing my prayer.
If there is Masonic or Shriner involvement you may want to give them a copy of the Masonic prayers to pray privately or you may lead them in renouncing them out loud. The first three degrees of Masonry are especially effective in opening the door for physical sicknesses. Diseases like asthma, heart attacks, stomach aches, choking and mental confusion, including inability to concentrate, can all be part of those curses. If Masonry, including participation in the Shriners, or witchcraft or participation in a specific cult has been identified, specific prayers of renunciation are suggested.
It is important for us to know our spiritual authority over the Enemy or he will deceive us with his lies and accusations. It is also important to confess any sins of bitterness or unforgiveness you might have toward both family members and strangers. These acts of obedience take away the Devil’s claimed rights to your life, as well as secure your life and the lives of your descendants.