The 6 Steps To Breaking a Generational Curse

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Here are the 6 basic steps that you will need to take in order to be able to receive total deliverance from any demons who may have followed you into your adult life as a result of any severe transgressions made by one or both of your natural parents.

I will first list them out one right after the other so that you can see exactly what you are going to have to do, and then I will show you exactly how to do each of these steps under the appropriate captions below.

Here are the 6 steps and the order in which they must be done:

  1. The full surrender
  2. Confess the sins of your sinning parent to God the Father
  3. Be willing to fully forgive your sinning parent
  4. Break any ungodly soul ties with the sinning parent
  5. Break the curse line of the demons
  6. Verbally command the demons to leave you in the name of Jesus Christ

Now here is a full explanation of exactly what you will need to do in each one of these steps, and then the exact battle prayer that I had given to this 16 year old girl that will have all 6 of these steps properly incorporated into the battle prayer itself.

1. The Full Surrender

The very first thing you are going to have to do is to be willing to come into a full surrender of you and your entire life with the Lord. We have another article in our site in the Bible Basics section titled, “The Full Surrender.”

In this article, I explain to you exactly what this full surrender is all about, give you all of the verses from Scripture to back up what God is looking for in this full surrender, and then give you a good full surrender prayer that you can actually use to go before the God the Father to make this full surrender with Him.

The very first rule in spiritual warfare, before you can even begin to do battle with demonic spirits, is that you have to be walking and operating in a full surrender with the Lord. If you are not willing to come into this full surrender with the Lord where He will now be the One to take over the reigns of your life and lead your life into the direction that He will now want it to go in – then there will be no help and no deliverance from these demons.

Here is the verse from the Bible that gives us this specific revelation:

“Therefore submit to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.” (James 4:7)

Notice the first four words – “Therefore submit to God” – and notice this verse starts out with this command.

What this means is that you first have to be willing to fully submit to God before you can even begin to resist and fight against the devil and his demons to make them flee from you.

Submitting to God means you have entered into this full surrender with Him. You have to be willing to fully surrender every part of your being to Him – body, soul, and spirit along with your entire life over to Him.

Again, all of this is fully explained to you in our article titled, “The Full Surrender” in the Bible Basics Section of our site.

If you are willing to make this full surrender with the Lord where He will now be the One who will be in total control of your life and lead it in the direction that He will now want it to go in from here on in – then you will now be ready for step 2.

2. Confess the Sins of Your Sinning Parent to God the Father

The next thing you are going to need to do is to fully confess out the sin or sins of the sinning parent to the Lord. As you will see in the Scripture verse I will list below, God is wanting you to acknowledge and then confess out those sins direct to Him. Here is the verse:

“But if they confess their iniquity and THE INIQUITY OF THEIR FATHERS, with their unfaithfulness in which they were unfaithful to Me, and that they also have walked contrary to Me … then I will remember My covenant with Jacob, and My covenant with Isaac and My covenant with Abraham I will remember …” (Leviticus 26:40, 42)

Why would God want you to confess out the sins of your father or mother when you had nothing to do with their sins in the first place?

I believe the main reason could be that God may want you to know exactly why these demons are coming after you in the first place – and that reason is because of the severe sins your sinning parent has committed against the Lord.

God wants you to have full knowledge as to what is going on behind the scenes in the spiritual realm, and by confessing out what sins you know your sinning parent has committed against the Lord – you are showing Him that you have the knowledge and the understanding that these original sins is what has caused all of these events to occur as they have done in your own personal life.

In the battle prayer I will list out below, this girl not only had to confess out the sins of her own natural father, but she also had to confess out the sins of his father, who was an abortionist responsible for the killing of thousands of unborn children.

If you can trace back through your family line any type of heavier sin or sins that your grandparents may have been involved in, it would be my strong recommendation that you also confess out the sins of these grandparents, and possibly your great grandparents if you can trace some of these heavier sins that far back.

When you get into this part of the prayer, you just simply confess out exactly what heavier sins you know your sinning parent has committed against the Lord.

What heavier sins that you do not know about can also be added into the prayer to make sure that you cover all of your bases with the Lord. I will show you exactly how to word all of this out in the battle prayer below.

3. Be Willing to Fully Forgive Your Sinning Parent

As a result of some of these heavier kinds of sins and transgressions against the Lord, some of the children in these types of dysfunctional families may end up getting either physically, verbally, and/or sexually abused.

As a result of this kind of extreme abuse, some of the children may end up harboring and holding onto deep feelings of guilt, hate, anger, rage, and unforgiveness towards the abusive sinning parent.

If those deep and intense kinds of negative feelings are not properly dealt with early on – these kinds of heavy negative emotions will settle down deep into the child’s mental and emotional makeup, and a mental stronghold will then form out giving the demons plenty of negative energy to attach to and feed on.

Before you can cast the demons out, you will first have to be willing to fully forgive your sinning parent for whatever they have ever done to you – no matter how bad, how vile, and how vicious some of their abusive acts may have been towards you.

Even if you do not feel like your emotions or thoughts could possibly line up with making this kind of confession before the Lord – all God is asking from you at this time is your mental cooperation with Him on this issue and make the best effort you can to verbally and mentally forgive your parent before the Lord.

Tell the Lord that you will not hold any unforgiveness towards that parent, that you know that your parents final judgment will rest in His hands, and that you will now let that parent go into His hands for His final judgment and vindication.

The Bible tells us that any type of vengeance in this life will always belong to the Lord – not to us – and not to any other family members who would like to try and get even for you with the original, sinning, abusive parent.

For those of you who think you may have a hard time in making this kind of confession before the Lord – we have another article in our site that goes much deeper into this kind of a problem.

The article is titled, “How to Handle Negative Feelings When Wronged by Someone Else.” This article is in the Psychological Issues section of our site.

It would be my strong recommendation that you also read this article. In this article, I give you all the appropriate verses from Scripture that deal with this kind of heavier problem and how to be able to really forgive an abuser or someone who has unjustly wronged you to a more severe degree in this life.

God, though the power of the Holy Spirit operating on the inside of you, can give you an inner healing from many of these kinds of negative emotions that may have settled in on you over all of these years as result of the abuse you may have had to put up with from your sinning parent.

There is healing and restoration from the Lord for you if you are willing to work with Him on it.

The above article will show you how to be able to receive this kind of inner healing from the Lord if you would really like to be set free from these kinds of negative emotions that will do nothing but rob you of your peace, joy, and happiness that you can have in the Lord.

Now here is why you are going to have to be willing to fully forgive your sinning parent for all of the abuse they may have inflicted upon you.

The following verse will tell you that before you get ready to stand and pray before the Lord – God will want you to fully forgive all of the people who have ever trespassed against you.

If you can’t or won’t forgive those who have trespassed against you, then this verse will tell you that God will not forgive you of your own trespasses when you trespass against other people.

And with God starting out this verse with the words “And whenever you stand praying” – the strong implication is really there that He may not even be willing to hear any of your prayers until you can agree to forgive all of those who have ever wronged you in this life.

And if God will not be willing to hear any of your prayers – then you will have little or no chance of getting any of your prayers answered.

And if you cannot get any of your own personal prayers answered with God – then you will have little or no chance on getting Him to deliver you from the demons who may be attacking you.

This is why it is so vitally important that you be willing to fully forgive all of those who have ever hurt, harmed, or transgressed against you in any way – which will include both of your parents if they are guilty of this, and any other siblings or friends who may have hurt you in your past.

Here is this most solemn and powerful verse from the Lord:

“AND WHENEVER YOU STAND PRAYING, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that you Father in heaven may also forgive your trespasses. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your trespasses.” (Mark 11:25)

If you are willing to take this step with the Lord and fully forgive your parent or parents for whatever wrongs they may have inflicted upon you, no matter how bad or vicious those wrongs may have been, then you will now be ready for step 4.

4. Break Any Ungodly Soul Ties With the Sinning Parent

As a result of the natural, parent-child relationship that immediately develops when a child is born into the family – a strong spiritual bond will form out between the child and his parents – even if one or both of the parents end up abusing that child over a period of many years.

This is why it is such a shock to a child’s senses when they first start to receive any kind of extreme abuse from the sinning abusive parent.

Their first natural reaction is that there must be something wrong with them, or that they must have done something wrong themselves to warrant receiving this kind of abusive behavior.

It isn’t until the child starts to get older, wiser, and smarter that they start to see the abusive and sinning parent for what they really are – someone who is acting out on very sick and evil impulses with no effort to try and control it.

When a sinning abusive parent gets this far out of control and is doing horrible things to their children – then what the child must do when they get old enough to understand all of this is to break any ungodly and unhealthy soul ties that may have formed out earlier on in the family with this sinning parent.

This sinning parent will always be your natural parent by blood, but that does not mean you have to stay spiritually attached to this evil, sinning, and dysfunctional parent.

A soul tie is any type of spiritual bonding that can occur between two people who have entered into any kind of personal relationship.

A soul tie can occur between two spouses, two friends, two siblings, and between a parent and a child.

A soul tie can be a good and healthy one like what occurs between two people who marry for true love and who are capable of loving their children and their friends in a good and godly manner.

However, a soul tie can also be a bad one, where the personal relationship becomes dysfunctional with one of the persons becoming the dominant and abusive one in the relationship, and the other person becoming the submissive one who is being abused and hurt by the dominant person.

What happens in the spiritual realm is that when one person is being severely abused and dominated by the other, an ungodly and unhealthy soul tie can develop. And if that kind of unhealthy soul tie develops during the abusive relationship, then it has to be completely broken in order to be completely set free from both the abuser and any demons who may be attacking you as a result of the legal rights given by the abuser to the demons.

Demons will move in to feed off any kind of unhealthy soul tie that could develop – so you have to make sure that any of these kinds of destructive soul ties get completely broken when you go into this kind of battle prayer.

Sad as this is to say – this special, parent-child bond that should be forming out in the early years of that child’s development in the family can be completely ruined and completely severed if that parent starts to enter into any kind of abusive behavior towards that child or any of the other members in the family.

What this means is that if the sinning parent has gone too far with the abuse of a child over a certain number of years – then the child has to break any unhealthy and ungodly soul ties that may have formed out in those earlier years when they get old enough to be able to understand all of this and then is able to do this on his own.

The Bible tells us to choose our friends carefully in this life. Just because your sinning and abusive parent is your natural father or mother by blood does not mean you have to stay spiritually attached to them if they refuse to pull out of their evil and wicked ways towards you or any of your loved ones in the family.

In the battle prayer I will list below, I had the young girl break the soul tie between her and her natural father due to the murderous spirits that were still operating on her father.

If you are willing to fully break any ungodly and unhealthy soul ties that may have developed and formed out over the years between you and your sinning parent – then you will now be ready for step 5 – which will be to fully break the curse line that the demons have been feeding and operating on, which has been giving them the full legal right to be able to keep attacking and tormenting you over all of these years.

5. Break the Curse Line of the Demons

Once you have properly completed the above 4 steps, then you will be ready to fully break the generational curse line that the demons have been feeding and operating on.

As you will see in how I word this part of the battle prayer below – you will first ask God to do this for you since you have completed the above 4 steps for Him. Then you will take His authority and His power and verbally command this curse line be fully broken in the name of Jesus Christ.

The Bible tells us in Matthew 16:19 that whatever we bind or loose on this earth will bound or loosed up in heaven.

In other words, God has already given us His power, anointing, and authority to trample over all the power of our enemies – and some of our enemies are definitely demonic spirits.

When you get into this part of the battle prayer, you will be taking this spiritual authority direct from God the Father, and you will be commanding every inch and every part of this curse line to be completely broken, completely severed, and completely demolished in the name of Jesus.

Once this curse line has been completely broken and completely severed between you and your sinning parent – then you will be ready for the last and final step to be able to receive your deliverance – and that is to verbally command all of the demons to now leave you in the name of Jesus Christ.

6. Verbally Command the Demons to Leave You in the Name of Jesus Christ

Once this curse line has been fully broken, the demons will have nothing left to be able to hold onto, and you will now be able to verbally engage with them and command them to now leave you in the name of your Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Again, I will show you how to word out this kind of battle command in the battle prayer below. Remember – the Bible tells us that the Word of God is our Sword. You directly engage with demons by verbally engaging with them.

If you try and verbally command the demons to leave you without completing the above 5 steps – their legal rights will not have been properly broken and they will not leave.

You must first make sure that you have properly completed all 5 of the above steps before you actually step into the arena with these demons to command them to now leave you in the name of Jesus.

The next article is on The Testimony On Breaking a Generational Curse


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  1. How will I know my parents sin ,how will I find out the type of calling God wants me to do ? How will I know the man God wants me to marry if I am not just take the one I love and he is in my life, some people you may love them but they left you

  2. My dad and his sister behave the same. They don’t understand anything sometimes they do crazy things . Their parents were so traditional they use to offer sacrifices which were not godly. Can they be delivered now that they are alive ? And how?

  3. Thank you so much for this very amazing&extremely helpful article!! I wish it had been available 45years ago.. With my Heavenly Father’s help, I will prepare myself for battle&deliverence, in order to help my daughter battle so she may receive her deliverence and freedom also—In the powerful Name of Jesus Christ’, I claim this done Amen!!!

  4. Can you include or send a prayer for breaking soul ties? Esp. Between you and an abusive parent? And here you talk about blood relationships but wouldn’t the relationship w say another guardian or relative by marriage who raised you, be similar In Regards to breaking soul ties?

  5. I need to know how to pray for my half sister. I am a Christian, have been on the mission field much and know a bit of spiritual warfare but have never been part of any type of deliverance. My sister became a born again spirit filled Christian but apparantly had been drinking around the age of 12 ( after I left home) and then in bits and pieces when she was a Christian and now.. many things are coming into the open, plus she has about as much stress as a person could bear with being in need of much inner healing and horrible things going on in her own family– the types of things you only see on tv. She is now a full blown alcoholic despite rehab 3 times. I have been praying for a year now and during a recent visit when I was speaking to her about going to a healing room for the 3rd time , and I said I believed she would be not only healed but delivered from alcoholism, a demon manifested. With screaming, rolling on the floor, snarling, growling, and eventually vilolence. I did all I knew to do but was admittedly terrified, though I should not have been, and could not get her to break agreement or say she wanted it to go. When things calmed down she remembered nothing but knew something was wrong and was terrified it would hurt if she was delivered. At the time of all the craziness I just kept calling her back and asking if she wanted it to go, but when the thing was threatened it got more violent. Even when things calmed down, when we got close to talking about it there was snarling and personality switches. The entire family is now sweeping it under the rug and saying it was just the alcoholism. I know for sure there is a generational alcoholism spirit here, among other possible things, and I think that might have been what was threatened and acting up. I don’t know how to pray now that the family is acting like it did not happen or can not happen to a Christian and I live about 12 hours away. When we come close to getting somewhere on the phone she hangs up. I’m Terrified of what will happen now that she knows of this ( even if only having heard of what she did from those of us who were there) and if she allows it to stay! Ps. Thank you so much for the very needed guidance and prayers for protection during this time!!!

  6. A step brother of mine told me that am going to die and that i will suffer more than him.This happened because of his wicked actions towards me that caused me to look for a way out of his house.Can those of his words affect me?…though a messanger of God has prayed for me against it

    • Dear brother Emmanuel,
      Praise be to name of our Lord Jesus.
      Normally the main key is in your hand to fix this.
      Satan has right on you only if you have open a door for him. In this case if you sinned against your brother in any way (words, acts, property you own illegally…) you have to confess find a way to fix it. This must be done with a spiritually mature person who can help you with prayers to find a way to fix it. The good time for the action, so that you don’t create more confusion instead of peace.
      Look at this scripter of proverb 26.2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
      You understand that curse must have something to lay on it to work. If you are responsable of the conflict then you have to work on it to solve the issue in God way. If you are victim in the issue then your prayer has completed, you don’t need to worry about those words they don’t have effects on you.
      I hope I contribute to your understanding.
      God bless you.

  7. I thank the lord our God this day, for he directed me to this website. I was having a kind of retrospect of my life and was asking God to reveal to me what exact curse was upon my life as i wasn’t satisfied the way my life was turning out and at my age. Now I know now that its the holy spirit that brought me here. I have just completed the six steps above and I am so happy how light and peaceful I feel right now. I give God all the glory today for my deliverance and it shall remain permanent in Jesus Name Amen . Thank you Jesus

  8. I grew up from an abusive home, since then, even to my adulthood, I still fight low self esteem and self confident. its so glaring in my thought life. Please which book or post can I read? I want to find myself.

    • First of all I want to appreciate you as it takes a lot of courage to acknowledge your fault but this is the first step to progress and you are doing good.
      All I can say that it is God who can change you and not a book or yourself. The Bible says we are all sinners saved by grace. So if you first come to Jesus and receive Him as your personal Savior and Lord and Repent and ask God to forgive you for all your sins. He will come and dwell in you. Christine the hope of glory will dwell in you.
      2.You need to forgive your parents from your heart just as Christmas forgave you for all the abuse and low self esteem.
      3. Your need to take responsibility for your thought life and start changing it
      4. The Bible will help you do that as you read the word of God. It was wash you and cleanse you from all wrong thinking. It is like water that washes our minds and heart and Soul. need to see yourself I the light of the Scriptures the way God sees you and when he sees you he see potential and he loves you with all your fault and mistakes and low self esteem. There are any people I the Bible that suffered from low self esteem Moses was one of them. Bur God uses him mightily.
      Lastly surrender your life to Jesus and He will take your life and make something beautiful. In the book of Philippians 4:13 Paul sys I can do all things through Christmas who strengthens me.
      So Know that you are special in God sight and there is no second you and God loves you just the way you are but won’t keep you the way you are but change you for his glory.
      God bless you.

      • I thank you all for your responses. If we will remember that there is more armor than the helmet of salvation, we will have to agree that we have been equipped for a battle with an enemy. And our enemy is a wicked God-hating spirit who roams about seeking whom he might devour.
        All of us children of God are vulnerable to attacks by the Evil One. We will be attacked, and if we attempt to bring one of the lost sheep to redemption, we will need the whole suit of armor. Especially if the lost one has a demon.
        For my brothers and sisters who are not visited with generational consequences, please remember that we are not all given the same assignments, maybe we can agree that some of the lost will need more than salvation to become aware that God can heal and cleanse even the innocent and sub-conscience consequences of the sins of our loved ones.
        To God be all the glory.

    • Hi, this is broken by just going to church, being their around God’s people is so important. Though it is true that the church is not the temple, that it’s the people of God – serving God together and worshiping together – encouraging one another to obey God together, that is what a church is. As you do this, you are praying for God to deliver you and your bloodline from certain things like witchcraft and generational curses. As time passes in your walk with God you will begin to see bits and pieces and chunks of your past fall off and out of your life for good! You will begin to feel burdens lifted off, past memories that haunted you will be just blurs and you will smile genuinely like never before, you will have unstoppable joy in your heart and you will praise God merrily no matter what happens in life. You will still have problems because we live in this flawed earth that is so wicked but always remember Ephesians 6:12 “We don’t wrestle against flesh and blood but against principalities and evil spirits” these spirits are in the air seeking whom they may enter and use for the devil’s evil purposes. Sometimes the devil uses even our own families to finish us off, and sometimes we allow for certain thoughts to enter our heads and the devil uses us against our family or our brethren. But you know how you slap the devil’s lips and shut him up? (And I’m saying this from experience) – You shake him off of you in Jesus’ name and you call upon Jesus to help you and you keep fighting! God has big plans for you, and the devil knows this – that’s why he’s fighting you so hard – Always remember Jeremiah 29:11 “For I have big plans for you declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you a good future and to prosper you.” God’s plans for us is a million times better than the whack plans we have for ourselves, wait on the Lord and you fight out your own salvation everyday! Winners never quit and quitters never win! Finally I will say: Go and speak to your pastor, that always helps. I want to hear your good reports soon!

  9. Since it looks like this can be presented at least two completely opposite ways, both using scripture references, I think Holy Spirit knows if we should be confessing the sins of our fathers or not or if it’s okay either way, if we do or if we don’t. Walk by the Spirit and you shall not gratify the lust of the flesh. Holy Spirit teaches all things. I’ll be asking Him! Interesting food for thought though! When I do confess my own sins, and then confess for my family line back to Adam, and put all on the cross, and then command any related spirits to leave and never come back, it does seem to help me get free. And that helps my bottom line of not wanting to sin. Thanks all.

  10. Galatians 3:13

    We need to build each other up as christians. God uses all of us in different ways.

  11. The biblical passage on which the extreme teaching of generational curses is based must be revisited in order to see how Scripture has been misapplied. Instructing the Israelites concerning the second commandment, God said, “You shall not bow down to them [idols and other gods] or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments” (Exodus 20:5,6). Idol worshipers and followers of other gods truly hate God. And as succeeding generations turn from God to idols and false gods, they too are haters of God and incur His wrath.

    The word “curse” is nowhere found in the Exodus passage. But if the punishment God promises idolaters is really a curse, one must ask who places the curse on the children? Human parents cannot cast curses. Neither is Satan mentioned as the source of such a curse. And if God who justly punishes sin places the curse on the children, who could break a curse instituted by God?

    There is no question about the fact that heredity and environment do pass some things on to descendants. But the passage must be read from the perspective of the finished work of Christ on the Cross. Nowhere in the New Testament do we find any reference to this concept. Strong emphasis on a generational curse binds rather than delivers believers. Outside the body of Christ, there may be evidence of a generational curse, but for believers the bondage and curse of sin are broken at salvation, even though there may be some natural traits or behavior patterns we must deal with through the help of the Holy Spirit.

    What is the appeal of the generational curse teaching? For one thing, it suggests that someone else is responsible for one’s wrongdoing. That fits in with the secular idea that all wrong behavior can be explained by a natural cause and need not be called sin. Then too, it offers a “quick fix” for a nagging moral sin. Instant deliverance from an evil habit like explosive anger sounds more attractive than the hard work and slower development of the fruit of the Spirit. But that is God’s design for leading the believer into a sanctified and holy life.

    The above statement is based upon our common understanding of scriptural teaching.

    • Annie thanks you for your comment. I read all the comments and wasn’t convinced until I read yours.

    • Hi Annie I thank you for what you have said on generational curses. I belive you are correct on what the bible says. I could not understand how someone like my self for example who has parents that have sinned and I have sinned(will not name them be here along time if I did!!) and have turned my life around, confessed my sins to the Lord, repented, and have accepted what he did on the cross for me and declared him to be my one and only God could still be cursed by the same God?.it says in the bible that we did not choose him but he chose us! And that jesus is the lamb of God that takes away the sins of the world. So I belive if there is a curse it is broken when you receive jesus as your Lord and saviour.

  12. Hi,

    The prayer for breaking a generational curse is for a specific person and her situation. It would be nice if you had a prayer that people could easily make their own. And a shorter version would be nice – less words, same power. Thanks! 🙂

    Also, thank you for this website. We need more of this type information for the believers. For many don’t know about or understand the battle that “is not against flesh and blood”.


  13. My Husband says I am a Jezebel and I want to be in charge of his live. If I say that I want to serve the Lord, he tells me I am minipulating an want him to be guilty. I ve read this and want to be free but how can I get him to believe it and want to be free to. He says I’m working with my parents to make sure he is a nothing. They didn’t want me to marry him.

    • He sounds like he is manipulating you by projecting his insecurities and short comings on you. This is common. Recognize it for what it is, which is not love, and do not be afraid to break this ungodly soul tie. What God has joined together, let no man put asunder. However, God did not join all unions. Peace, love and many blessings.

    • Kim. many people blame others for their own shortcomings. alcoholics commonly blame their wives or parents or whoever else is close.
      I had a man who was constantly cheating on me – and he quoted the Bible against me saying that I was not to be jealous! He did not look at himself at all but told me I was the one sinning! It was very confusing to me at the time.
      You must read up what a Jezebel is (and seeking counsel from a trusted preacher or therapist would be a very good idea) – and decide for yourself if your behavior fits that label.
      I grew up in a very abusive home and it wasn’t until I was an adult and in a recovery program that I was able (with support) to do a “moral inventory” of MYSELF and know what my own character problems are. Since then nobody has been able to tell me who I am. God showed me.
      Best wishes and many blessings to you.

  14. My brethren:
    The sacrifice of Jesus on the cross was enough to set us tree! What we need to do is to take the authority & power he has given us over the enemy. (Luke 10:19-20) In fact we don’t need to struggle..He has given us the authority to cast out the devil, so when the devil tries to attack you don’t fear cast him out! That generational curse is a lie of the devil. Jesus never prayed for breaking generational course at all. Even the early disciples never prayed such breaking of generational curse. In John 9:1-3 Jesus was about to pray for blind man from birth and he was being asked as to who sinned: the man or the parents, Jesus did not dig as to who sinned from his generation, he just answered: neither but it happened so that the power of God maybe manifested! So let us just do what Jesus has instructed to do. Cast out demons, lay hand on the sick, freely we receive, freely we give. (Matt.10:1 &8) In fact if we read John14:12 He said:” He that believe in me greater works than He does he shall perform. By the way I am a school of ministry teacher in Africa, I teach pastors and ministry workers here. Those who were taught about generational curses, I taught them what the Bible says and they exercise what they learned. And theresults: Drunkards & addicts are delivered, mad men came to right senses, aids victims got negative doctors report, harlots are transformed, barrens give birth,cripple walk & cancer patients are healed in our practicums. Glory be to God for 7years of manifestations and confirmations of His words as we believe, exercise and walk by them in Africa!

    • Parts Lou, I think I get a little bit confused with your presentation. 1. How do I cast out a spirit that is not yet inside me. You have said that when the devil tries to attack you, cast him out. He is trying to attack me and I cast him out from where?
      As regards the man born blind which used, I believe Jesus was not disputing the fact that people suffer because of the sins of their parents. He only said that that particular situation was for the purpose of God’s glory. The children of Israel knew this generational curse thing and that is what they were talking about.
      By the same argue,eat you are proposing that the sacrifice of Jesus was enough to set us free, then I wonder how demons could come into believers so that they cast them out. In your earlier submission you mentioned Ezekiel 18:19-20 you said talked about each person carrying their own sins; so does that mean that we don’t inherit our parents sins? If so then Adams’ sin would have his problem alone and not for us all to be declared sinners and coming short of God’s glory.

      One thing must be clear. When Jesus gave us the authority to cast out demons etc., he did not add any formula. He knows that the Holy Spirit will show as differently in different circumstances. I am from Africa and a pastor among idol worshipping communities and I know many who could not be delivered of demons until this generational curse thing was identified and broken. Thank so much. Let us not be quick to condemn others teaching as from the pit of hell until we grasp a full understanding.
      Pst naa jato

      • I have to comment on these loving debates as we are all seeking the Word in Jesus name. I am going to speak on personal experience as the reason I was googling this topic and ran across this.

        I agree with parts of both your arguments and confused because so much information scripturally based on either side. I have the personal experience and these debates make this road terribly difficult as we are human and the Holy Spirit illuminates scripture to us in our quiet times. I was brought to my knees with my oldest child when I was brought to realization of how deep he had fallen into drugs which lead to stealing, lying, manipulation..etc.. My marriage to their father of 13 years ended in divorce because of many of those reasons plus more. Two years ago as my 17 old child was leaving my house to continue his path of destruction, I had a choice to recognize the demons I was dealing with or continue to ignore them. My love for my child had me fall into surrounding all an complete control to Jesus. It was here… that God impressed so many things through scripture on generational curses in a way I could of never come up with myself. I say this because even though I grew up in church, I did not dig into the word. I knew the some stories and I knew who Jesus’s character was, but in no way the depth of the word in which I was spoken to on this exact subject. Its two years later now, with constant seeking my Lord and working on seeking Him deeper at Liberty University. God spoke to me through Exodus 20:5. He told me to focus on Him and he will fight my battles with my son as I used the example of sacrificing my son to Him as Abraham did Isaac. I knew he loved him more than I ever could. My marching orders were to be obedient at even the smallest things he would continue to impress on me. At this moment he laid a sense of peace over me that my son would be okay. To be more point specific with generational my quiet time, it was laid upon me the demons that had been in my life that I never recognized as abnormal. I knew I had struggles that people around me didn’t seem to face. He gave me a deeper realization of all the generational curses that surrounded not only my ex and his family, in which I wanted to blame, but also in mine! As God impressed further to me, he showed me how Jesus did cast out the demons but I would never be able to do this without it being Jesus’s power to allow me to do this. All this was revealed at every step of obedience he was impressing on me to do and I obeyed. I had to recognize all these demons in order to cast out and rebuke every one of them in Jesus name. But…it goes deeper. I was spoken prophetically to at a womens conference by one speaker. She spoke one prophetic statement that day so there was no confusion to me on how it was for me. She spoke of my situation but followed it up by Isaiah 40:31.. the direct scripture I prayed over him and the football team so it was witnessed. The message was he was going to be ok. He moved back home after a year and a half this past weekend. Yes there is victory in this for sure; however, the thing I missed was once he had left my house, there was a peace, a peace in my house and trickled to the obedience of my younger children.

        I hate to speak of that because I love my children and that is so hard to say. But the peace was noted by my family members as well. How could I not recognize the demons? He moved back and while I have noticed some great success in his behaviors, I am recognizing the chaos beginning in my younger children and observed a slow progress of recognizing the generational curses. Not drugs but several others. As I recognize them, I am making him aware of each one. There is power in recognition of each of them so I see truth in this article. I see truth in Pst Lou’s comments because it is true that Jesus covered our sin and Jesus is the name in which we give power to be able to cast them out! However, if we can’t recognize each one, then how are we to make them run if we can’t be armored to pray to remove them? God loved us so much He gave us free will and with free will, we get to make our own choices. Sometimes, Christians, turn into prodigal children before they grow strong in their Christian walk, as in my son.

        The generational problems have been passed to each generation with a sense of making it ok and that is just who our family is. I couldn’t recognize it either until the demons were made stronger through observation of my own children. Being a child of God and learning to be a faithful one and not complacent, I stood up to break these curses. Ive never seen the devil work so hard. Im climbing bigger ladders in my life to reach other lost souls in my focus on Jesus. I see my son now trying to claim there isn’t a devil. The devil is now trying to convince him he isn’t real. This is so he can not feel guilty in the presence of the great power in Jesus as he lives amongst the Word being spoken daily.

        God told me he was going to be ok and I live in faith that he is going to recognize the generational curses and he will come fully back into the loving arms of His Savior. I just looked at the date of all these responses and this was the exact time at which all of this came to light. I don’t even know if you will be able to see this Naa Jato or Pst Lou, but I will take any prayer or advice you may have for me, as I see the purpose to recognize and cast out the demons in Jesus name!!

        • Shelley I am standing in the cap for my son who is over 40 but I wil not stop praying. Anger, resentment, abuse from his father the still gives him nightmares and he is a drug addict as well as drinking,which his grandmother on my late husbands side did as well. Please keep him in pray God Bless

    • Thank you for your article , i have been praying for my son for a long time , when he was 12 years of age he suffered a full spinal whiplash in a motor car accident while traveling to a friends place for a sleep over and this became a pain disorder that ruined his education and finally when given a drug called Lyrica for the pain it seems to have permanently caused memory impairment as well as an anxiety disorder even though he has not had a dose for 6 years , all this has meant that at the now age of 23 he is still struggling with his studies with no end in sight , but the more i pray about it the worse things seem to become , its like the devil is using my son and even my wife sometimes to hurt me , every parent wont’s to see there child do well ,why wont God heal him , why did God allow this to happen in the first place , i am poured out in despair and keep on praying ..

  15. Chris,

    That is a good question. Maybe Christ set us free from certain things, but there are still other things that we have to battle. That is the only thing that I can think of.

  16. Why haven’t anyone answered WarriorSaint’s question?
    I Jesus died on the cross and paid for my freedom with His blood why must I still break a generational curse if Jesus set me free?

    • Read the testimonies. Why argue with success ? Try it for yourself.

    • Yes you are set free, but what about the children that are lost, we need to know what and how to pray for them…

    • Jesus took sin up on the cross and became sin for us and yet we still sin right? so Curses still need to be dealt with the difference is that we as Christians have the Key that Jesus gave us , Thru Jesus we have authority to deal with this that is the difference, to many Christians walking around oppressed, tormented and even committing suicide good Christians that Genuinely loved the Lord and all they needed was deliverance..

    • Use the sword God gave you. God gave us armor for a reason. Not to sit and say i don’t need to do anything with Gods armor, I don’t have to fight anything. Jesus saved us and made us able to fight the enemy so we can do Gods will. The Bible says we are in a battle and need to fight.

    • I agree with you
      If we are true Christians and love, honor Jesus we believed he died for us so our sins are forgiven. I dont believe God will punish us for other people sins , that would be so contrary to the word of Gof

  17. I appreciate all of your teachings except this generational course because I studied the bible and I did not see God speak generational curse from Adam up to present generation. In fact when Balak hired Balaam to curse Jacob’s generation, he failed but instead he speak the exact word of the Lord which says: “How can I curse whom God has not cursed?” Numbers 23:8 “Must I not take heed to speak what God has put in my mouth?”Numbers 23:12. Let us see what God spoke to the first generation: Genesis 3:14-17 says that when Eve sinned by eating the fruit of the knowledge of good and evil God cursed the serpent not Eve. When Adam also sinned, it was the ground that was cursed not Adam & God removed the curse of the ground during Noah’s generation according to Genesis 8:21 that says: “I will never again curse the ground for man’s sake”.The Bible says that God will only curse those who curse Abraham and his generation, Genesis 12:3 & also those who rob God as Malachi 3:9 says. Moses wrote the law of blessing & cursing but God gave people a choice: to obey and receive blessings or disobey & be under the curse of the law as Deuteronomy 28:2&15 says.But Jesus has already redeemed us from the curse of the law so that the blessings of Abraham be upon us.Galatians 3:13-14. Which means curse has no root or cause to be in the generation of people who received Jesus! For a curse without a cause shall not come Proverbs 26:1. So we don’t need to dig the sins of our forefathers as a curse to follow our generation because it is not biblical. Ezekiel 18:19-20 is clear that each one bear his own sin. The sin of the father cannot be imputed to the son or vise versa. In Exodus 20:5 which was quoted as the verse for generational curse, I examined it and the verse is talking about those people who worship idols and hate God. And it says “visiting iniquity” which are idolatry & hating God. Word visiting is different from cursing. God did not say he is cursing those idolaters & God haters but will visit. Idolaters and God haters are not believers and we believers cannot be under any generational curse because Jesus has redeemed us already. When Got visits two things can happen: those who who repent and receive Jesus will be saved but those who will not believe shall be condemned. Mark 16:16. However if a believer choose to sin and backslide without repentance that’s the only time he will encounter curse because the root of curse is sin. People are saying that when the mother is drunkard the daughter is also drunkard and it’s a generational curse. Let us not connect it with this subject because it is about the example that the mother give to the child. The child can make a choice not to be a drunkard. Also they say that when the parent got certain illness the children will have such illness. Maybe genetically it is true but spiritually we have the choice to believe and succumb to it or take authority over it. Because the bible says “according to your faith it shall be done unto you. My father & mother died of high blood pressure and they say we children will have the same but we didn’t believed & not one of us got high blood pressures! Let us understand well the word of God by the unction of the Holy Spirit our Teacher. God Bless you all!

    • AMEN! Thenx I have a better understanding now. I hope we can stop believing in this Generational curse. I have been thinking that there is a curse of heart breaks and singleness in our family but now I will not believe it anymore.
      May God enlighten us and give us a better understanding of his word.

  18. Thanks a lot for the uplifting message about breaking the generational curse. I have a brother who is alcoholic and he is now married. My father was also alcoholic. Is it possible to break this generational curse on behalf of my brother even now. how do i go about it. Thank you.

  19. I am glad to have your guidance to break generational curse. my family specially there is a spirit that come from my mother always fighting me. My family believe in Jesus Christ but not strong enough to aspire some thing as believer.
    Mostly the fight me and against the God word when its not convent with their tradition

  20. HI AMesha, the battle prayer is on this page, this is a multi-part article.

    sorry for the confusion

  21. Hello, I’ve read through the article and you say you are going to “word a battle prayer below” in step 5 for breaking generational curses. The problem is that I do not see a battle prayer below. This article is otherwise very helpful. God bless you.

  22. I’d like to ask for clarification if I may: I understand the Generational Curses are a very popular teaching but according to Ezekiel 18 there is no more such thing as a generational curse anymore. Abba Father even said to the Isrealites to never refer to it again!

    Eze 18:1 The word of the LORD came unto me again, saying, 2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge? 3 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel. 4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die. 5 But if a man be just, and do that which is lawful and right, 6 And hath not eaten upon the mountains, neither hath lifted up his eyes to the idols of the house of Israel, neither hath defiled his neighbour’s wife, neither hath come near to a menstruous woman, 7 And hath not oppressed any, but hath restored to the debtor his pledge, hath spoiled none by violence, hath given his bread to the hungry, and hath covered the naked with a garment; 8 He that hath not given forth upon usury, neither hath taken any increase, that hath withdrawn his hand from iniquity, hath executed true judgment between man and man, 9 Hath walked in my statutes, and hath kept my judgments, to deal truly; he is just, he shall surely live, saith the Lord GOD.

    Eze 18:19 Yet say ye, Why? doth not the son bear the iniquity of the father? When the son hath done that which is lawful and right, and hath kept all my statutes, and hath done them, he shall surely live. 20 The soul that sinneth, it shall die. The son shall not bear the iniquity of the father, neither shall the father bear the iniquity of the son: the righteousness of the righteous shall be upon him, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon him.

    To illustrate this point even better and in fact, if you are in Christ Jesus, you are a son of God and a Co-Heir and our Heavenly Father have NOT sinned! The fact of the matter is that demons are in these people’s life illegally and should be dealt with accordingly and no mercy is to be shown to them. You are a NEW CREATION in Christ Jesus and OLD THINGS have passed away the moment that He is made the Lord and Master of your life.

    • I want to say thank you for this scripture….I was reading this article and your comment just made all the hairs on my neck stand up..!!! Jesus is Lord of my life and no other… I am a new creature… and amen.

      • Demons try to manufacture legal rights. This is part of it. We are under a new covenant by Jesus. The way they get a hold of us is when we give them room in our house. We do get junk from our parents and we need to clean house. Parents are a covering for children and if they leave a door open a thief is liable to come in and steel and or harm the children. To say we don’t get junk from our parents is like saying I can be attacked by demons, I have a sword. but never take the sword out and use it. Knowing the word of God and using it properly against the enemy are 2 different things. Bless all of you guys here in Jesus Christ.

        • Wonderful answers! I can’t wait to start following these steps and it makes so much sense that I will God wants me to complete this mission because although my father wasn’t there due to his imprisonment and deportation, I have a great relationship w my dad and already forgiven him and he can help me with giving me info of the sins of his parents, my grand parents have committed …and, I can only imagine what my grandparents have done in Dominican republic. Trusting Christ with my spiritual journey breaking the blockades of success and triumph in the holy name of Yeshua

    • I understand what your saying but it is true that all Souls are the Lords, and we are a new creation and Jesus is our Savior, to all those who have accepted him as Lord and Savior.

      But the devil is real i am in a dark place right now what is important to me has seeming fallen apart, it is the devils job to bring discouragement , defeat, devastator, so yes it is very true that evil soul ties and Satan activity in the life of other so yes Generational curses are real my Great Grandfather was not a good provider also my Grandfather was not a good provider and my father die at the age of 66 and poor he had nothing to leave us but he did but evil intent was present from my Grandmother she was a evil woman and gave away all of my Grandfathers and my Father Home, so yes generational cures are present in my family I am the oldest Grand Child and I am walking in that right now the curse I am ordained Pastor and Minister and I am facing that right now the devil attack right were he know your weak, Most Christians don’t talk about family curses
      ( Which is not good and that’s what the devil wants you to do he don’t want us to confront our Sins and the Sins of our Fathers but it’s time NOW). I come against the evil of our day today and as I send this reply I bin EVERY evil and ungodly intent toward my mind, home wife and children,and grand children and I release the grace and the blood of Jesus Christ and his divine protection.

      • The best way to overcome financial struggles is to tithe. Malachi 3:10 says that will ‘rebuke the devourer.”

    • I have just read this and prayed as my father was violent and verbally abusive. When we are born again we are filled with the Holy Spirit and there is no room left for demons unless we do not fully empty ourselves so the Holy Spirit can fill us fully. Or later on we can pick up things in our lives again. Although we may have forgiven someone we can easily pick up unforgiveness again. If we have not totally forgiven those who have sinned against us or we hold on to soul ties to/with an ungodly relationship it allows a crack in our armour which demons will try to exploit. By following this teaching and prayer it is leading people to forgive and break the ties that give this crack for demons to exploit, which can become footholds and strongholds.

      I do not see it so much as a curse that is on each generation, one after the other, as a curse that causes the same damage in the next generation that can be exploited by the same demons making them an easy target and allowing the demons to feed on the same things. I think of them as like fleas jumping from one family member to the next. They are in close proximity and “taste” the same so are easy to transfer to. They will try to attack us and gain a foothold in our lives, unless we have put on our metaphorical protective suit, which for many could be long after they have become a Christian as God works in their lives.

  23. I went through these 6 steps and I thank God that He delivered me from the generational curse line in Jesus Name

  24. Good afternoon , my name is thomas . My famely has a curse , my grand dad shot him selfe and i have hurd it from my dad that he also want to shoot him self and i have also thourt of it as a exat . Please help !!!???

    • First of all you need to know that satan wants to kill you. He is a spirit and comes to you in your thoughts. Second – you need the spiritual protection and the only One who can do it is Jesus because He is the only One who has power over your enemy. To get His protection you need to submit your life to Him by the prayer of repentance. Third – you need to do what says in this article. Its is to verbally confess Jesus as Lord and ask him personally to protect you every time suicidal thoughts coming to your mind.

    • Hey, how are you now? Have you broken the curse yet? This sin is only broken through fasting and praying and believing that God will set you free. Don’t give up. I have gone through similar problems but my generational curse was something else and as I grow in Christ the more dominion God gives me to pray against these things and to break all generational curses in my bloodline from my dad and my mom’s side. Please know that you are not alone, God is with you and we are fighting this good fight with you, together! 🙂

  25. I was very happy to learn how to break the generational curses but I have a doubt my parents are not alive my husband is a hindu idol worshipper and I am a believer my children are also idolators. My son is 17 yrs old and a school dropout he is a drug addict and has many many other habits which I really dont know to describe. How do I pray in such a situation. My husband does not believe in Jesus he says he is dead but please help me to clear my doubts.

    • Dear Sister, Lord Jesus Christ is not dead but He is Alive. He rose up on the 3rd day. He is the only way to Peace and fulfillment in Life. i have tasted Him and continue to do so.

    • We are not to marry non-believers. We are to bring Jesus’ teachings and God’s Word to our family. If they reject it, those people are to be rejected. It is clearly written about in the Bible. Deceivers CONSTANTLY misstate the teachings of Jesus, saying “He came to bring peace!”. That is CLEARLY not what He Himself said. Love God with all your heart, mind and spirit, and love your neighbor as yourself. You can’t love God and abide by evil. Jesus said abiding by God’s law will bring conflict with famly…you are to cling to God, not Man. Best wishes.

      • ed

        The sister (S Bhanumathi) could have been married while she was a non-believer herself and she can’t leave her husband except in the case of adultery – Matthew 5:32. She contacted this website to seek help and clear her doubts, not to be condemned but given a solution.

        • God bless you for your compassion and courage to speak up for her.

    • Whether your parents, great parents etc are dead or alive, you still need to break every generational curses of your forefathers. Then after you complete that you can then pray for your whole family. For now deal with the genrational curses.

    • Pray for God’s direction and God will direct you. Don’t speak negatives word about your boy because you have power over him as the parent above all seek God for Anointing Because you can only defeat what you have power over, or you go to a man of God that have power of God. Thanks and God bless you.

    • Hello sister, let the Holy Spirit lead you in your prayers and steps of breaking generational curses.. As the bible says we don’t know how to pray but he will lead us and teach us in our prayers.
      Your case is not different from others it just presented itself in a different way. But praise be to God nothing is impossible when you are walking with the Holy Spirit.

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