The bible says right in the Ten Commandments that the sins of the father can visit the children to the third and fourth generation. God is very clear that there is a DNA transfer at birth of not just physical traits but in every other category, as well. These “generational curses” are very real and affect us every day. They are liabilities given at birth and can truly cripple a person at an early age if the debt from their forefathers is large enough. Some people never crawl out from underneath the damage their parents and grandparents have caused. Even though the power of Christ can set them free from the wages of that sin and give them eternal life, without knowing how to use the power of His blood, a believer can still find himself living a defeated life in addiction, depression, and anger. He came to give us life and life more abundantly here! Not just in heaven! He came to set us free of ALL our chains. The problem is we’re just not taught how to use the key He provided us to unlock the chains that bind us.
“If all is well, why am I like this?”
Have you ever thought that thought or said those words about yourself or your situation? I certainly have. After all, if you are a child of God and the Holy Spirit is supposed to be living inside you, then why do you feel so frustrated, angry, depressed, anxious, or *insert your own emotion here* all the time? If God is your Father, then why does it seem like He’s allowing you to go through the fires of hell every day? Have you ever had that thought? Rebekah did. In Genesis chapter 25 she felt like the twin sons inside her – Jacob and Esau – were at war, a war that was going to tear her apart.