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Some years ago, I wrote about the subject of generational curses and territorial demons and how they place a major role in societal issues plaguing black communities and neighborhoods all over the country. Unfortunately, our little city is not exempt and more importantly these curses and demons are growing stronger and stronger as each day passes.
This week, let’s discuss generational curses.
One main point of interest to consider and remember about generational curses is that every family has their own and some families have more than others.
It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out which ones are assigned to your family. All you have to do is look back two or three generations and define those major family issues that repeat themselves. You have to be real with yourselves, define them and then take them to the altar and ask the Lord to remove them.
It seems like a simple solution but the problem comes in when one doesn’t want to face reality and own a particular curse. This is fine if you are not serious about stopping the perpetuation of these hindrances to receiving all that God has for you and your family.
Again, I apologize for being blunt, candid and to the point, but I am being led to continue down this path. I know a little about them because I was able to address and remove one in my family tree. I decided that my kids would have both parents in the home until each of them graduated from high school and that I would be a present, in your face, proactive dad in each of their lives.
As a result, I ended that curse and instilled in each of them that when you decide to have a family, if you want it to be blessed and successful, you have to employ the standards, principles and examples you were raised by. If you want headache and heartache, do it a different way.
When you understand that it is God that determines you family tree, you must understand that He also gave you the correct fertilizer and water to nurture and feed that tree.
Our age old nemesis Satan has masterfully orchestrated his plan of planting generational curses long back in the garden, then added momentum back in 1712 using Mr. Lynch with his plan to enslave our people without using brute force. He used psychological warfare to convince our women to undermine and not trust the men thereby ensuring that even if we do procreate, the end result will be flawed to the point that we would destroy the very fibers that God created to keep the family intact both physically and spiritually. There is a reason our communities, neighborhoods and businesses are not flourishing as they were back in the day.
Once this wicked seed took root and was allowed to be perpetuated generation after generation after generation, there would be a breaking away of traditional customs that were originated for us to survive.
Some believe that the church has lost its power and effectiveness as it did back in the day, but quite the contrary. The power was, is and will always be within the church but the church must decide that it’s time to take its rightful place back in society.
I’ve been exposed to the good, bad and the ugly of the issues within the church and it doesn’t appear to be getting better. If the church doesn’t take a stand, we are destined to continue to come up with quick fixes to the issues of losing our kids and ultimately our future place and role in society. Winston Churchill hit the nail on the head when he said that if one doesn’t learn from their past, they are destined to repeat it. This couldn’t be truer as to the root of our societal issues.
“We are the only church preaching the whole truth,” “the reason people are leaving the church is that nobody wants to live right,” “I will let you preach a trial sermon first and then decide if I want to elevate you to a leadership position within the church,” “it’s God’s church,” “we have to hold up the blood stained banner and keep to the standard or the church will not stand.”
These are just a handful of the many sayings going on within the church and they don’t realize that this stuff is not spiritual and it places shackles of bondage around the blessings God has waiting for us if we would just do it His way. I can explain them in another article cause I know on the surface there appears to be nothing wrong with some of these sayings, but let me assure you it’s deeper than the surface.
I thank God daily I was “FREED” from this bondage and the blinders removed so that I now see things completely from a spiritual perspective.
Before I do I want to give you a few warm up scriptures that will help to bring this key one to light.
Till next week,
Rev. Dr. Robert L. Harrison, PhD – firstname.lastname@example.org, @drrobharrison (Twitter), Robert Bob Harrison (Facebook)
District Elder, Pastor – True Holiness Worship Ministries – 2800 41st Ave. N, St. Pete – www.opendoortrueholinesschurch.org