In spite of the testimony of church history and theology, plus the witness of thousands of ministers of deliverance, the concept of generational curses still meets resistance from mainstream American evangelicalism. In other parts of the world, such as Africa, this idea is more or less accepted. Cultures which are but a few generations removed from idolatrous practices recognize that the bloodline carries powerful proclivities toward evil which are spiritually embedded and must be removed. Ironically, if some Christian pastors won’t yield to the obvious evidence, psychology and science may come to the rescue.
Epigenetics is a new study of how the factors of one’s environment can actually change a person’s DNA, and that these alterations can be inherited! Recently, “Biological Psychiatry” published a study of Holocaust survivors and their adult children. According to the study, high stress releases hormones called glucocorticoids. Continued exposure to these hormones eventually reduces an individual’s ability to handle trauma. The hormones turn off certain genes which would normally handle stress. In other words, the effects of severe trauma have a powerful impact of the sufferer’s actual DNA, a condition which then affects the ability of future generations to handle difficulties. One generation’s maladies can become the next generation’s emotional hindrances. We’re talking science and genetics here. Researchers with no interest one way or another in proving that curses can be passed on to offspring, are now saying what Scripture has taught for millennia!
As cases in point, researchers found that Dutch women who were pregnant during a famine after WWII gave birth to children with an above-average risk of developing schizophrenia. From what those of us in deliverance know about Inner Healing, we see the same thing happen to victims of emotional, physical, and sexual abuse. Clearly, demons understand the effect of glucocorticoids and take advantage of the vulnerable in successive generations.
There is much more to say about this, which will be covered in my next blog, Part #2 of this interesting revelation.
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An encouraging word: PAY ATTENTION TO GOD’S WORD.
Have you spent time with the Lord today? Have you read the Word to give guidance in life? The writer to the Hebrews warned, “We must pay careful attention, therefore, to what we have heard, so that we do not drift away” (Hebrews 2:1). I’ve observed through many years of ministry, that the slow slide into sin and compromising behavior is always accompanied by a neglect of hearing and reading God’s Word. When people seek my counsel about spiritual bondage I often ask directly, “How often do you go to church and how much time do you devote to regular reading of the Bible?” The answers is always the same: “Not much, lately.” How much attention to Scripture will you give today?
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