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Spiritual Warfare

7 Signs of a Family Curse


Writer: Jonas Clark | www.jonasclark.com

Family curses are reoccurring problems that steal, kill, and destroy. Scripture is clear God visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children up to the third and fourth generation (Exodus 20:5Bible quoteThou 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.Exodus 20 verse 5). Curses don’t visit your family without a cause. When someone up the family tree gives spirits the right to visit because of iniquity they come looking for a reason to mess up your life. Take courage. After family curses are exposed Christ’s deliverance is readily available.

You cannot choose your relatives anymore than you can choose skin color, gender, or race. Someone up the family tree could be the cause for a generational curse. A family curse is a payment or "recompense for iniquity." It is written,

Render unto them a recompense, O LORD, according to the work of their hands. Give them sorrow of heart, thy curse unto them. Persecute and destroy them in anger from under the heavens of the LORD. Lamentations 3:64-66

Before you can break generational curses we need to identify what they look like. Here is a partial list of family curses for your review. Having one of these in your life or family may not indicate a family curse. To have several "reoccurring" ones might. The help of the Holy Spirit is vital in identifying a family curse. As you read this list ask Him to give you a spirit of revelation.

1. Emotional Instability, Fear

The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart. Deuteronomy 28:28

The first curse we will discuss is emotional instability. Notice the Scripture above says the Lord will "smite with madness." To be smitten with madness means insanity, craziness, foolishness, senseless behavior, and flakiness. He also uses the term "blindness." This blindness releases confusion, indecision, and wonderment.

If that’s not enough God follows that with "astonishment of heart" meaning a trembling, unsettled, and fearful heart.

Under this curse one is easily overcome by emotions and fear. These trigger a person to make foolish decisions and do crazy self-destructive things. In this condition a person has a continual inner struggle, internal warfare, and frustration.

Confusion and depression are two key indicators of this family curse. This curse teaches why some are double-minded and have problems ordering their lives with the word of God and renewing their minds.

2. Hereditary Family Sicknesses

The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish. Deuteronomy 28:21-22

Some family sicknesses are reoccurring. Reoccurring is the indication of a family curse. Notice the terms "pestilence" and "consumption."

This curse releases sicknesses of all kinds. Consumption is a wasting lung disease, infazema, COPD, and lung cancer. Lung cancer is the number three killer.

He also uses terms, "fever" and "inflammation." These indicate a curse that is evidenced by arthritis. Inflammation of the brain leads to Alzheimer disease. Then we read the term "extreme burning." Extreme burning means all sorts of strange fevers.

The Botch

The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed. Deuteronomy 28:27

The botches are open sores or boils. These can be experienced by those that have problems with wounds that will not heal. Scripture also says,

The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head. Deuteronomy 28:35

This curse attacks legs, soles of the feet, and the top of one's head.

The Lord didn’t leave any diseases out of this curse. He declared,

Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. Deuteronomy 28:61

3. Barrenness, Impotence, Female Problems

Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Deuteronomy 28:18

Perhaps you have heard menstrual problems known as "the curse." Sometimes folklore comes from biblical tradition. Menstrual problems may be the result of a family curse. Scripture says, "Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body." The word body, Hebrew beten, means womb, belly, or abdomen. The womb deals with reproduction. Signs of this curse are infections, hormone problems, menstrual problems, PMS, cramps, fibroids, painful sex, barrenness, miscarriages, cysts, tumors, bladder problems, kidney stones. Female problems plague millions of women. Men too can manifest this curse with erectile dysfunction and impotence.

4. Family Breakdowns, Divorce

This curse manifest in several ways including divorce, family divides, fights among relatives, families that scatter, no fellowship, jailed children and estranged relationships.

Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. Deuteronomy 28:30

The divorce rate in America is 50 percent for first marriages, 67 percent for second marriages, and 74% for third marriages according to the Forest Institute of Professional Psychology. In Japan the divorce rate is 27 percent, Singapore 10 percent, and India 1 percent.