Over the last few years, there has been offered yet another cause for what ails Christian people: “Generational curses.” It is taught that somewhere in the past, if one of our ancestors dabbled in the occult, or sinned in some terrible way, that they came under a curse that we have inherited from them. This curse is imbedded in our family – almost like it is part of our, “spiritual gene pool.” We are told that this could account for any present sickness, financial failures, emotional damage, inability to obey God, temperament problems, etc. Just about anything is blamed upon these curses. But it is questionable as to whether generational curses exist even for unbelievers. How far do you want to go back? Is any family free from sin? But regardless, they are never once given in scripture as the reason why the redeemed fail to live in the victory of Christ.
The solution here is the Truth of the finished work of Christ. We are all born in Adam. That alone puts us all under the curse of death. But Christian people are no longer in Adam. We are in Christ. “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.” (II Cor. 5:17) So even if you want to believe there is such a thing as generational curses, those curses would be limited to the Adam race. They could not be upon the NEW race or creature in Christ.
This Truth is the basis of Christianity itself. Christ is in us – and we are now of HIS GENERATION. What this means is that the entire Adam race upon which any curse could be put was ended in Christ. Jesus Christ bore all sin and became a curse for us. It is finished. The ground of Satan is removed. It is solely through faith in Christ that we gain freedom from sin and all else that ails us.
So rather than have someone pray that we would be free of some generational curse, we need to get free from unbelief – the unbelief that blinds us to the Truth of the finished work of Christ. We need God to show us the Truth that we might BELIEVE – that we might put our faith solely in Christ. Thus, once again we see the necessity of coming back to the foundation of the finished work of Christ. The Adam race contained all sin, and in Christ, all sin is taken away. We are raised new creatures. This Truth reveals the solution for all sin and for anything else, real or fabricated, that we might think is our problem. Faith in Christ is our victory.