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TITLE: CURSES AND COVENANTS
By Jide Oboise
03/18/09
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An enlightenment and eye opener,a guide towards a prosperous Christian living.
GENERATIONAL CURSES AND ANCESTRAL COVENANTS

WHAT IS A CURSE?
WHAT IS A COVENANT?

• A CURSE is a judgment passed on an individual or a group of persons because of a sin committed against another, that one asking a supernatural power to cause harm to the offender(s)


• A COVENANT is a contract or an agreement, a formal agreement to make a periodic payment of a particular thing promised or showing a periodic sign of remembrance of the promise.

According to the above definitions, an ANCESTRAL COVENANT is a pact, an oath or agreement made between persons along an ancestry or between God (Leviticus 26:42-46) or god and man to affect their generations to come.
God made a covenant with Noah (Genesis 6:5-8:22) after the flood, to always hang a rainbow in the sky to remind NOAH AND HIS GENERATIONS TO COME that He, God shall never again wipe out the whole Earth with water.
Another example is found in chapter 17 of Genesis, God makes a covenant with Abram.
“And when Abram was ninety years old and nine, the Lord appeared to Abram, and said unto him, I am the Almighty God; walk before me and be perfect
And I will make my COVENANT between me and thee, and will multiply thee exceedingly”.

Also Jesus affirmed promises in the Bible (NT) in several places by saying;” Verily, Verily I say unto you……, remembrance of the covenant of the shed blood of the LAMB THAT WAS SLAIN (Luke 22:18-20)”
In like manner can man make a covenant with man, Bible kings made covenants always between themselves and their kingdoms, such thrones and kingdoms were usually established by a covenant or pact, for good or for evil these thrones and kingdoms were sustained by covenants which periodically demanded a price or reward.
Whole countries, states etc (Daniel 10:1-13…the PRINCE OF THE KINGDOM OF PERSIA) can be in bondage of one sort or the other because of pacts that their leaders knowingly or unknowingly made with the devil for prosperity, power and industrialization
The kings of Babylon and Judah made a pact/covenant and the consequences of breaking such was grievous-Ezekiel 17:11-21.

A GENERATIONAL CURSE is a judgment that has been brought upon or passed on a generation through the wicked act of someone in the family or a group of persons in the family against God, a person or an entire family (Elisha cursed Gehazi his servant and his generations-2 Kings 5:19-27)
A curse of this type is not eternal but they bring judgmental bondage during the course of the life of the accursed reducing the quality of life lived.
Unlike the CURSE which God laid upon the devil and his demons which is eternal, He even made hell especially for them, sealing this without a chance of repentance or redemption.

WHAT ROLE DO COVENANT AND CURSES PLAY IN THE LIFE OF A CHRISTIAN?
The definition of a covenant clearly states that there are two types and one is positive while the other negative.
The positive covenant is that which is done between God and man, which give hope, brings eternal joy and peace in the life of generations of believers, an example is found in the book of Ezekiel chapter 18 verses 1-22
VERSE 8-9
He that…
“Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, sayeth the Lord God.”
VERSE 21-22:
“But if the wicked will turn from all his sins that he hath committed, and keep all my statutes, and do that which is lawful and right, he shall surely live, he shall not die.
All his transgressions that he hath committed, they shall not be mentioned unto him: in his righteousness that he hath done he shall live.”
The other type of covenant is the type entered into between man and man or between man and the devil through worshipped gods-Often, ignorance plays a major role in this case and lack of the knowledge of the word of God, especially where there is an exchange of blood or blood letting (incisions, tattoo, body piercing etc) THE LIFE IS IN THE BLOOD, SAYS GOD!

The definitions above clearly reveal to us that covenants and curses can often be intertwined or related in certain circumstances
Wicked ancestors bring curses upon their ancestry and generations whenever they enter ignorantly or knowingly into an unholy covenant or through wicked acts that they perpetrated, through the shedding of blood of the innocent; in many cases prayers and even fasting in a deliverance session are needed to break such STRONGHOLD.
Saul the king killed the Gibeonites, because of this he brought upon him and his people a curse because JOSHUA HAD EARLIER MADE A COVENANT WITH THESE PEOPLE IN THIS REGARD and King Saul went against it.
AHAB was a very wicked king but when he humbled himself before God, God made a covenant not to destroy him-1Kings 21:25-29

HOW DO YOU IDENTIFY THAT THERE IS A CURSE OPERATING IN YOUR LIFE OR LINEAGE?

Repetitive events and circumstances that are not in the positive but rather bring restrictions and stagnation in a believer’s destiny and life no matter how hard he or she tries to move forward in all ways.
Ezekiel 18: 2
……The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge

Lack of forward movement:
Spiritually

Physically (Particular repetitive sickness, short-life span and the like)

Financially (Always from hand-to-mouth living)

Socially (relationship-wise and so on)

Marital (No marriage or low-quality-marriage)

Intellectually/ academically …etc.

When any of these is noticed in the family, not just in your life and it follows the same trend, pattern and FORMAT; it definitely is an ancestral curse when a mother’s sister, father, mother’s father, aunt, father’s brother, their children and you are affected in the same way and the same pattern keeps re-occurring.

Curses operate in three main forms which are:

Demon possession –Intermittent but quiet operation or regular, violent outbursts

Obsession -The aim is to lead subject/victim to a destructive end

Demonic Oppression – Resultant effect is an extremely low quality life

The cause of Curses is usually ANCESTRAL SINS that come through these various acts and much more:

•Idolatry (Family shrine, pouring libation and
Celebrating and partaking in festivals of
idols/demons i.e. Halloween)

•Occultism (Freemason, Lodge, Ogboni, involvement in seemingly innocent games like Ouija board, tarot cards, horoscope/seeking the stars, palm/fortune reading, etc)

Witchcraft (Red, White or Black-GOD HATES IT)
• Satanism
• Membership of certain types of denominations (i.e. supposed Spiritual churches)
• Sexual sins (Fornication, adultery, incest, weird and bizarre sex with humans and animals)
• Blood letting (Abortion, blood rituals, wars, holocausts, genocide)
• Drugs and all forms of addiction
• Fear (All forms of PHOBIA)
• Inherited Sickness/illness (Cancer, Madness, psychosis, Ulcer, Diabetes, Hypertension, severe headache-Migraine…etc)

•Belief of satanic lies and ancestral sins against God’s commandments i.e. Homosexuality

•Deceit and dishonesty (Some families pass this on from generation to generation for different reasons)

•Envy and jealousy (often leads to murder and many other sins)

•Anger (Especially repetitive, heated and violent outbursts,)

•Prejudice (Tribalism, Racism….etc)

STEPS TO TAKE TO COMBAT SUCH:
Pray, find out WHY and WHAT (Prayer is the Key, only when you have faith in who you are praying to!)---Daniel

The name of Jesus is sharper than any two edged sword it can overcome any problem cry his name out loud for help—1John 4:4

The blood of Jesus and the power of the Holy Spirit can combat any principality or power, plead the blood and have faith in the workings of the Holy Spirit.

When necessary the afflicted and the oppressed should go to a deliverance minister (even if he is in a home church already and deliverance is not the strong point or the ministry of this home church, the body of Christ is made of many members used for the glorification of the body and the edification of the saints) *Check first that the DELIVERANCE MINISTER IS REAL—1John4:1

The oppressed must now learn to be master over sin and his flesh-Apostle Paul learned this (Romans 7:14-25)

Relationship with God must take a different dimension, solid and clearly defined, to avoid the accusations of the ACCUSER and his demons who, already have specific and detailed information about every child of God—Moses told the new generation that were entering the promised land that they would not enter unless they dealt with their personal sins and also the SINS OF THEIR FATHERS-Leviticus 26:39-42.


Finally, the word of God hidden in the heart and life of an individual/family/Nation will keep sin away and help to resist the devil and his accusations and he shall flee, remaining at bay, but only when this is maintained because the demons always try and return to their old abode (‘my old house’), they never want to give up any willing or unwilling captive or property that they have laid claim to for so long especially when the period is in generations. (PSALM 119:11)
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