7 Signs of a Family Curse
Children are also affected by this family curse.
Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.
Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity. Deuteronomy 28:32, 41
The iniquities of the fathers are visited on the children. Here are the stats of family breakdowns affecting children:
• 1.2 million children are born in fatherless homes.
• 1.8 million children are latch key kids.
• 36 percent of kids grow up without a father.
• 75 percent of kids on drugs come from single parent homes.
• 63 percent of youth suicides come from single parent homes.
• 70 percent of teen pregnancies come from single parent homes.
• 75 percent of jailed juveniles come from single parent homes.
5. Lack, Poverty, Inability to Produce
Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store (kneading trough)... And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee. Deuteronomy 28:17, 29
This is a curse on finances. A kneading trough is where food is prepared. I liken this to the ability to produce. Production is the vehicle toward wealth building. Under this curse one’s ability to get wealth is stopped. People under this curse never have anything saved. They are continually oppressed by bill collectors and what little they accumulate is stolen by the spoilers.
These same people are slaves to their creditors. Scripture declares,
Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. Deuteronomy 28:47-48
This family curse of lack and poverty needs to be broken as God’s promise says,
And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work. 2 Corinthians 9:8
Poverty is not having what you need to do God’s will. It is not the blessing of God to not have the means to accomplish His plan for your life. A person under this curse will squander, waste and get further in debt and bondage. They are candidates for get-rich schemes of all kinds. The blessed man is not focused on material wealth but on fulfilling their purpose in life as they keep and follow the commandments of the Lord putting first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness (Matthew 6:33But seek ye first the kingdom of God, and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you.Matthew 6 verse 33).
6. No Ambition, Vision, Direction
And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee. Deuteronomy 28:29
I have met those that have no internal vision for their lives. They set no goals and are blown to and fro by lives circumstances. This curse is revealed in those without ambition. They go aimlessly through life. Ambition is a strong desire to make a difference with your life. It’s a vision, dream, or aspiration to succeed. Those under this curse care less about tomorrow. They are without hope and terribly negative. They "grope" as "blind men" with no direction, constantly uncertain and full of apathy and lukewarmness.
7. Bondage and Slavery
The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. Deuteronomy 28:43-44
This person loses his individualism, liberty and freedom. They are easily controlled and manipulated into loss of identity. They lose their personal liberties, can’t make decisions on their own, and must get permission from their masters. This person will look to other gods for provision and protection, not unto the Lord. They are faithless, carnal, and full of idolatry, entertainment, and anything that divides them from the lordship of Christ.
Knowing that God visits the iniquity of the fathers upon the children up to the third and fourth generation has been quite a shocker for some. You have learned however that curses don’t visit the family without a cause. Someone up the family tree could have been the originator. Breaking family curses required you to think about what reoccurring things attack the family. By now we are sure the Holy Spirit has showed you some possibilities.
As we progress in this teaching series you will learn how to break family curses. There is much more to come.
Jonas Clark is first a Christian. He has authored over 29 books, written hundreds of articles and recorded thousands of audios.Jonas Clark Ministries is an international organization reaching the world with the exciting gospel of Jesus Christ. Jonas is founder of Spirit of Life Ministries church, Hallandale Beach, Florida, the Apostolic Equipping Institute, publisher of The Voice magazine, president of the Global Cause Network and has preached in over 26 nations. He believes that all God's people are gifted to establish and advance Christ's Kingdom on earth. He is an advocate of private property, an unhampered market economy, the rule of law, constitutional guarantees of freedom of religion and of the press, and international peace based on free trade.