Let’s Talk about A Generational Curse.
In the Bible, a curse is simply God pronouncing a consequence for sin. He does this because he is just.
We have a general curse upon the human race, which attracts penalty, and this penalty has been paid for by Jesus Christ on the cross. Therefore, in Christ Jesus, there is no curse, but a blessing of God.
Galatians 3:13-14 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
When a curse is lifted, then a blessing follows.
However, many people don’t mind sinning as long as it only affects them. For this reason, God warns us that the consequences of our sins affect others, including future generations.
An example is King Hezekiah: When King Hezekiah sinned by showing the king of Babylon all that is in his house and also in the house of the Lord.
God told him that those things will be carried into Babylon, and God further told him that, it will not be in his days King Hezekiah didn’t care about it at all, but he was more thankful that it would not happen in his days.
Your disobedience may the reason why many are suffering today, and also your obedience may the reason why many are blessed.
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;  And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
And the Lord passed by before him, and proclaimed, The Lord, The Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abundant in goodness and truth,  Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty ; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation.
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.
The good news is, when parents turn from their sin and repent, this begins a new cycle of mercy and forgiveness.
But the mercy of the Lord is from everlasting to everlasting upon them that fear him, and his righteousness unto children’s children;  To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
1. Your Life can start a generational curse.
What do you mean?
When you start a habit, behavior, way of life, and acts that do not agree with the Biblical principles, then it will attract a chastisement that may outlive you.
For example- Too many people, their parents were never involved in a habit that is sinful, but then they started it, and it continues with their children. What are you starting now that will become a curse to your generation to come?
2. Your Life can continue a generational curse.
Your parents do not have a happy home, and then after watching them for so long, then you continue in the path of your parents.
We have examples of people in the Bible.
Nadab Reign in Israel
1Kings 15:26 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in his sin wherewith he made Israel to sin.
Ahaziah Reigns in Israel
1Kings 22:51 Ahaziah the son of Ahab began to reign over Israel in Samaria the seventeenth year of Jehoshaphat king of Judah, and reigned two years over Israel.
1Kings 22:52 And he did evil in the sight of the LORD, and walked in the way of his father, and in the way of his mother, and in the way of Jeroboam the son of Nebat, who made Israel to sin:
3. Your Life can Break a Generational Curse
I believe that you do not have to live as your father lived, and you can be a different person, breaking every consequence of sins that has affected your generation for many years. All you need to do is to claim the responsibility and stop blaming your parents for your predicaments.
Your parents have done their own, you must take charge of your future and the future generation. And I believe that if everyone would do this, we will see a great transformation in our society.
Asa’s father didn’t do right as he ought to do, but his son did the right thing.
Let’s see what God’s word says about Asa’s father:
Abijam Reigns in Judah
1Ki 15:1 Now in the eighteenth year of king Jeroboam the son of Nebat reigned Abijam over Judah.
1Ki 15:2 Three years reigned he in Jerusalem. And his mother’s name was Maachah, the daughter of Abishalom.
1Ki 15:3 And he walked in all the sins of his father, which he had done before him: and his heart was not perfect with the LORD his God, as the heart of David his father.
What did God say about Asa?
1Ki 15:11 And Asa did that which was right in the eyes of the LORD, as did David his father.
1Ki 15:12 And he took away the sodomites out of the land, and removed all the idols that his fathers had made.
What is your choice?
What do you want to do?
The choice is yours.