By Bishop David Oyedepo
There are people who are suffering today because of the evil things they did in the past. Many are under marital family curses without knowing it.
Last week, I brought you a teaching on the curse of idolatry and marital family curses. This week, I will show you what to do for practical deliverance from generational curses.
Godâ€™s Word says: “Shake thyself from the dust; arise…loose thyself from the bands of thy neck…” (Isaiah 52:2). Wake up because you canâ€™t shake your feet from the dust except you are awake. Cry unto God to deliver you from endless failures and misfortunes. Every choking issue of your life and family will be laid to rest, as you heed the following steps for the deliverance of your family from generational curses:
Obedience: You donâ€™t use faith and crying alone to break curses. You use compliance, obedience and alliance with God. The Amplified Bible version of Job 22:21 says: “Acquaint now yourself with Him (agree with God and show yourself to be conformed to His will) and be at peace; by that (you shall prosper and great) good shall come to you. As you are on course with God to be free from the curses of life, He sends His Word which will heal and deliver you from destruction.” (Psalm 107:20).
When God sends His Word and you receive it, it calms down the storm in your life. Every curse of the Lord demands absolute obedience to Godâ€™s Word, to be averted. When they are averted, blessings will naturally come to you by your practical obedience. For instance, God wonâ€™t let Satan put sickness on you when you are on fire for Him. You know that sickness is a curse of the law. The cheapest way to walk out of any curse of the law is to enter into absolute obedience to Godâ€™s Word (Deuteronomy 28:1). Obedience is a price to pay to avert generational curses.
Pray heartfelt prayer: According to the Bible, there was a time when Prophet Elijah prayed earnestly and there was no rain for three and a half years. He prayed again and there was rain (James 5:17-18). This type of prayer came from the heart, not the head or mouth. Such prayer makes tremendous power for results available. Settle with God and from your heart, destroy all traps and invisible forces that are attacking your family.
When Hezekiah was to die, he prayed a heartfelt prayer to God. The death sentence passed on him was lifted and 15 more years were added to his life span (Isaiah 38:5)! As you engage in heartfelt prayer, every curse that has ravaged your family will be lifted.
Invoke Godâ€™s mercy: Redemption makes you a child of mercy. There are two kinds of children on the earthâ€”children of wrath and children of mercy. (Romans 9). We do not know what our ancestors did; neither do we know whom they offended. All we need is to take cover under the mercy of God, to escape generational curses. I discovered from scriptures that everyone that called for mercy had their desires delivered. The blind Bartimaeus cried for mercy and Jesus had mercy on him and healed him. (Mark 10:46-52). You can walk into the reality of this provision through trust in God. (Psalm 125:1-3). God never turns deaf ears to the cry of mercy. Plead the mercy of God for your family, to cancel every generational curse. (Psalm 103:11).
Call for grace: If transgression does not arise a second time, affliction wonâ€™t rise a second time. You need the grace not to sin against God. Look at the things you have sought mercy for, and now receive grace not to go back to sin. Also, prayer requires grace. It is called the spirit of grace and supplication, which helps you in prayer. Couples, receive grace to walk in the light of Godâ€™s countenance.
The Blood of Jesus: There is a provision in the Blood of Jesus for sins that are past. It takes faith in this blood to enjoy the propitiation, the covering it gives and discharge from sins that are past (Roman 3:23-25). The Blood of Jesus cleanses us from all unrighteousness (I John 1:8-9). Jesus is the only way out of every generational curse (Hebrews 2:3). It is by the Blood of Jesus that our escape is guaranteed (Zechariah 9:11-12). Prophesy for a thorough purging of your life from everything that imposes curses (Hebrews 9:22). Go ahead now and make a declaration of your release from every generational curse (Isaiah 43:26).
Friend, redemption establishes your escape from generational curses. You are redeemed when you confess your sins and accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour. If you are ready for this new birth experience, please say this prayer: “Lord Jesus Christ, I come to You today. I cannot help myself. I am a sinner. Forgive me my sins. Cleanse me with Your precious blood. Today, I accept You as my Lord and Saviour. Thank You Jesus for saving me! Now I know I am born again!”
I invite you to come and fellowship with us at the Faith Tabernacle, Canaan Land, Ota, the covenant home of winners. Our midweek services hold on Wednesdays between 6.00 and 8.00 p.m. We have three services on Sundays between 6.30 and 8.30 a.m., 8.45 a.m. and 10.45 a.m. and 11.00 a.m. and 1.00 p.m. May God bless you as you worship with us!