Living in the Provisions of the Blood Covenant
"Breaking Inherited Curses"
"When Pilate saw that he could prevail nothing, but that rather a tumult was made, he took water, and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, I am innocent of the blood of this just person: see ye to it. Then answered all the people, and said, HIS BLOOD BE ON US, AND ON OUR CHILDREN. Then released he Barabas unto them: and when he had scourged Jesus, he delivered Him to be crucified". Matthew 27:24-26 KJV
THE BLOOD COVENANT IN REVERSE:
BLESSINGS TURNED INTO CURSES
This is the blood covenant in reverse. This is known as "the Hebrew curse", when that which was intended to be a blessing was turned into a curse. A blessing is the invoking of prosperity and happiness to another person that results in liberation, whereas a curse is the pronouncement of great evil or injury placed on an individual by a supernatural power that will hold him in bondage as a prisoner.
I love, admire, and bless the Jewish people. They are for the most part brilliant individuals possessing creative and ingenious ideas, especially in business. To date, I have been to Israel five times. But in the first century AD, those who stood before Pilate, turned the blessings of the blood of Jesus into a curse over their own lives, and their offspring, by this pronouncement. As positive things happen to those who embrace the blessings of the blood covenant, it becomes a magnet that attracts negative experiences to those who reject it.
When Titus and his Roman troops invaded Jerusalem in 70 AD, in fulfillment of the prophecy Jesus gave in Matthew 24, 500 Jews were crucified each day. So many died by this form of execution, that they soon ran out of room to plant the crosses. Multitudes in the city died from lack of food. Six hundred thousand corpses were thrown out of the gates, as the dead bodies piled up. In total, 1,100,000 died. Those sold into slavery numbered 97,000. Another 40,000 were freed, as there was no one left to buy them. You can read more about this in the works of Josephus, the Jewish historian. From this time until 1948, the twelve tribes were dispersed to the far corners of the Earth, and had no homeland.
During the atrocities of World War II, the hellion, Adolf Hitler, was responsible for the "Holocaust", as six million of them were massacred. The curses of Deuteronomy 28 spoken against the disobedient became a dreadful reality. Just as powerful as the blessings of the blood of Jesus are to the obedient, the reverse is true for the disobedient. How glorious it will be when the eyes of the Jewish people are opened, and they realize that Jesus is their promised Messiah. "In that day there shall be a fountain opened to the house of David and the inhabitants of Jerusalem for sin and for uncleanness". Zechariah 13:1 KJV.
GENERATIONAL CURSES IN FAMILIES
Some of the problems that confront us in life are not of our own making. " . . . visiting the iniquity (deliberate sin) of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and fourth generation". Exodus 34:7; Exodus 20:3-6 KJV. Family curses can even trickle down to the 10th generation. Deuteronomy 23:1-5 KJV. These "soul-ties" from relatives who were dead and gone before we were even born can affect us, unless they have been "broken". Some of the offenses listed that incurred generational curses were: idolatry; mutilation of sex organs; illegitimate children born of temple prostitutes; incest, which brings insanity from inner-breeding.
A curse is pronounced on those who rob God in their tithes and offerings. Malachi 3:8-12 KJV. It can bring a spirit of poverty, selfishness, and a miserly attitude toward all of life. From one generation to the next, a familiar spirit follows a family, to influence their habit patterns. Often comments such as these are heard, "He has bad blood"; "That trait and character flaw was inherited from her grandmother"; "It runs in the family". When inheriting a curse that was on one of our ancestors, it gives demons "a right" to that part of our lives, until it is broken.
The prophet Samuel said to King Saul after he was disobedient in carrying out the Lord's instructions, "For rebellion (disobedience to that which we know to do) is as the sin of witchcraft (turning our backs on God opens the door to the occult), and stubborness (self-will) is as iniquity and idolatry". 1 Samuel 15:23 KJV. Anything or anyone we love more than the Lord has become an idol, and needs to be dealt with.
HOW DO WE BREAK THESE GENERATIONAL CURSES?
The blood covenant breaks these and all curses. "Christ hath redeemed (bought back) us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree". Galatians 3:13 KJV. Deliverance only comes through the blessings of the blood covenant. This is what it is all about.
CLEANSING THE FAMILY BLOODLINE
We can also be set free from the tendency toward inherited sickness, disease, and habits. "But Judah shall dwell forever, and Jerusalem from generation to generation. For I will cleanse their blood that I have not cleansed for the LORD dwelleth in Zion". Joel 3:20-21 KJV. A person can be born an alcoholic, and not even know it until he takes that first drink. Cancer and heart trouble can be part of a family's history--as well as divorces--and be passed on to each generation. But as we stand on this Scripture, we can decree that with our generation, this curse is broken, and it will not be inherited in the next generation of our family. Make the decree, "These things shall not be part of the heritage I will pass on to my family. It is now remitted, and dismissed, because through the blood covenant, my blood has been cleansed".
We can "stand in, by proxy" for any unbelievers in our family. "For the unbelieving husband is sanctified by the wife, and the unbelieving wife is sanctified by the husband: else were your children unclean; but now are they holy". 1 Corinthians 7:14 KJV. This is our solemn responsibility before God.
Let us take our authority over every curse. It should not be part of our inheritance--to us, or from us. We dare not live beneath our privileges. If deliverance is available, why not access it?
(The next lesson on the Blood Covenant will be on Tuesday: The Blood Covenant Is Your Life, Part 11.)