Generational Curses


Exodus 34:6-7 -

Deuteronomy 11:26-28

Generational curses are judgments that are passed on to individuals because of sins perpetuated in a family in a number of generations. Generational curses are similar to original sin curses because they can be passed down generationally.


They differ in that generational curses do not impose eternal judgment. They bring judgment or bondage during an individual's life, until that individual addresses the sin issues that put the curses into place.

Moses addressed this issue when the Israelites were preparing to enter the Promised Land. He told the new generation that was preparing to enter in that they would not enter unless the dealt with their own personal sins and also the sins of their fathers. The account can be found in Leviticus 26:39-42


The following is a list of sin categories to help you prepare your lists. Check the following:

IDOLATRY - Eastern Religions - Meditation - Chanting/mantras - Cults - Secret Orders/Lodges - Material things - Money - People

- Astrology - Fortune telling (types) - Ouija Board - Seances - Dungeons & Dragons (or similar games - board or computer) - Hypnosis/Self-hypnosis - ESP - Crystals - Psychic healing - Occult literature - Occult beliefs - OOBE (Out of body experiences attempted/experienced) - Spiritism - Parapsychology - Pychic beliefs and practices

- Incantations - Spells - Dedications - Rituals - Ritual abuse - Blasphemy/Mockery - Literature - Beliefs - Murder - Perversions - Magic - Santeria - Voodoo - Powwow healing witchcraft (Pennsylvania Dutch) - Maloike (Italian witchcraft)- Wicca - Druidism

SEXUAL SINS - Fornication - Adultery - Pornography - Rape - Incest - Lust - Homosexuality - Abortion - Bestiality - Pedophilia - Exhibitionism - Abuse - Fantasy

- Illegal - Alcohol abuse - Smoking (abuse of body) - Prescription drug dependency - Food dependency

BELIEVING SATAN'S LIES - Regarding self-image - Regarding God - Regarding religious beliefs - Regarding people - Regarding behavior

FEAR - Fear of failure - Fear of success - Fear of Rejection - Miscellaneous fears - Anxiety - Worry - Despair - Hopelessness

- Lack of trust - Double-mindedness - Doubts - Skepticism

- Lying - Stealing - Exaggeration

- Self-righteousness - Self-focused - Vanity Arrogance


REBELLION - Disobedience - Disrespect - Self-willed - Stubbornness

ANGER - Hatred - Bitterness - Resentment - Unforgiveness - Rage - Revenge - Slander/Gossip - Critical/Judgmental - Blame-shifting - Prejudice/Bigotry Malice

WISHING DEATH - For self - For others

- Attempted suicide - Abuse - Murder

VULGAR LANGUAGE - Cursing (Lord's name in vain) - Off color stories and jokes

MUSIC - (Regarding content of message or performers' lifestyles) - Occultic, - Satanic, - Trance - Sexual - Drug oriented - Rebellion - Focus on Death

Generational sin can be a foothold for sex addiction and other forms of spiritual bondage. The Bible tells us that curses from one generation's sin can be passed down to subsequent generations. The results of these curses may appear of ways, including character flaws, illnesses, financial difficulties, addictions, sexual problems, emotional problems and demonic oppression. If you suffer from one or more of these problems, you may want to investigate the possibility that generational sin could be a factor.

Origin of generational curses: God is perfect in justice
(Deuteronomy 32:4)

One of the aspects of God's perfect justice involves retribution (repayment) of sin upon the guilty and their descendants. The Bible's descriptions of God often mention this generational affect of sin. Consider these examples:

Exodus 20:5

Exodus 34:6-7

Numbers 14:18

Matthew 23:31-35

Sins causing generational curses: Any sin can potentially cause a generational curse, but some stand out in particular:

Sexual sin (2 Samuel 12:9-14)

Murder (2 Samuel 12:9-14)

Theft (Zechariah 5:3-4, Habakkuk 2:9)

Lying (Zechariah 5:3-4, 2 Thessalonians 2:10-12)

Idolatry (Exodus 20:3-6, Ezekiel 14:6-8)

Hating God (Psalm 21:8-10)

The scriptures tell us that Jesus redeemed us from the "curse of the law"
(Galatians 3:10-14), so that we may partake of the blessing on Abraham and his descendants (through faith in Christ). Even so, it seems that faith in Christ does not always automatically release a person from the effects of generational curses.

1 John 1:9

Either the above scripture means what it says or it doesn't and if it does which I believe it does THEN when we repented of our sins and God forgave us of our sins, it included any and all sins we have ever committed. That does not preclude the fact that there can be sins in the family tree that can affect family members.

HOWEVER, if we have confessed and repented of our sins then every sin we have ever committed is under the blood and therefore totally forgiven, forgotten and free.

Instances where people confessed and repented from sins of their ancestry. Here are some examples:

King Asa repented from his father's sin by destroying the idols in the land and serving the Lord (1 Kings 15:11-14).


King Josiah humbled himself and mourned his forefathers' sin before the Lord. God spared him of the disaster He was bringing on Judah because of the earlier generations' sin (2 Kings 22:11,13,19-20).

Nehemiah confessed fathers' and Israel's sin (Nehemiah 1:5-7)

Ezra confessed forefathers' sin (Ezra 9:5-15; 10:1)

The Israelites with Nehemiah confessed their fathers' sin (Nehemiah 9:1-37)

Daniel confessed forefathers' sin (Daniel 9:4-19)

I believe it is possible to ask God's forgiveness in America for the abortion of babies that is taking place. Because abortion is taking place in America does not mean that we personally are under the individual curse of not being able to bear children and the resulting judgment that is to come HOWEVER we by living in America would suffer the effects of the judgment from God and the influence of such.


QUESTION: Is the resulting Earthquake and tsunami devastation the result of God's judgment on the region?

I believe it is doubtful that that is the case because there have been many and I say many devastating calamities that have come to humanity over the centuries and dispensations;


HOWEVER: I also believe it is possible that God's indignation with a region of the world can result in His judgment upon that region. The account of Jonah is a classic example of this fact.

It is a known fact that Southeast Asia is a well-known purveyor of the sexual perversion of children by pedophiles and the prostitution of children in slave trade.

With that in mind I remind us of the scripture in Matthew18:6-7 in Jesus' sermon on the children.

We must understand that God's judgment is coming and will be swift without any retribution.

Sexual abuse & generational sin: Sexual abuse is all too common among families of sex addicts. New Man Magazine estimated that 80% of all sex addicts had been sexually abused (May 2001) at some point in life. Sexual abuse can provide an entry point for oppression from evil spirits, emotional trauma and sexual perversion.

Whilst we fully accept that a child of God can individually bring himself under the judgement of God by walking in defiant disobedience and wanton sin, a liberated born again Christian walking in the Spirit is no longer under condemnation. Also, He is no longer responsible for, or subject to, the sins of his fathers or the generational consequences of his family blood-line.

Romans 8:1-2 says, "There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit. For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death."

In the 2nd commandment, revealed in Exodus 20:4-6, God warns man,

God tells us in this commandment that there are only two types of people in His eyes: (1) "them that love me" and (2) "them that hate me." In fact, there has only ever been two types of people in this world. Not surprisingly, both are expressly subject to two differing types of conditions, the righteous being under blessing, the wicked being under a curse. Notwithstanding, the generational nature of the iniquity is unquestionably seen to be solely upon the wicked - them "that hate"
God. Those "that love" God and are His precious possession and are constantly seen to be the focus of His divine "mercy."

Them that love God are therefore free from generational curses.

Exodus 34:6-7

Here again God pours out "mercy" upon His chosen and "iniquity" upon "the guilty." Numbers14:17-18 similarly says, .

When a man or woman therefore comes to Christ in salvation, He is instantly freed from the wrath of God and immediately reconciled to Him made subject to the grace and mercy of God. He is immediately set free from every curse and sin - individual or generational.

2 Corinthians 5:17-19