Every other week, our YouTube Exorcism Channel features an episode of ASK THE EXORCIST. (To view this channel CLICK HERE. To subscribe for weekly notifications, CLICK HERE.) I answer all kinds of questions about demons and the devil, the supernatural and the paranormal. Interestingly, most of these questions come from outside the U. S. Like this question from Garrick in Durban, South Africa: “If you are born again and baptized, are generational curses exorcised? This is difficult to comprehend, as we are a new creation in Christ.”
I usually reserve my answers for the bi-weekly edition of ASK THE EXORCIST. But this inquiry is so frequent, I feel the need to respond here. The answer is in the title to this blog: Breaking Curses . . . Breaks Curses. Or, to put it another way, “A curse isn’t broken until it is broken.” My book CURSE BREAKING (To order CLICK HERE.) contains a lengthy treatise on this matter, so the person needing a comprehensive answer needs to consult that deeper treatment. Here are a few basic thoughts on the issue of Christians needing to break generational curses:
- “A new creation” (2 Cor. 5:17) posits the potential not the possession of broken curses.
- Deut. 28 indicates that blessings instead of curses are contingent upon obedience.
- The “precious promises” of 2 Pet. 1:4 are realized by faith, as are broken curses.
- Romans 10:10 says that salvation requires faith/confession. It’s the same with curses.
- Curses last until the “third and fourth generation,” a Hebrew idiom for perpetuity.
- Infant baptism was originally intended as an exorcism to break generational curses*
*Our International School of Exorcism has detailed teaching on this topic.
There is much more to be said, and it’s all there in CURSE BREAKING. Please read it, Garrick, and you’ll see that a Christian can be saved and yet harbor spiritual oppression because of ancestral iniquities in the form of spiritually negative oppression, sinful predispositions, and unclean predilections. An unbroken curse won’t keep a saved individual from going to heaven, but it may make life like hell on earth!
An encouraging word: BE RENEWED IN YOUR MIND
“Be renewed in the spirit of your mind,” Ephesians 4:23 tells us. Having a renewed mind isn’t something that is a one-time thing. It’s a way of living, a constant awareness of having the mind of Christ. Our mind is our soul, our center of self-awareness and individuate identity. It is our true self. And in this scripture, Paul reminds us to constantly refresh our thoughts with things that come from the Holy Spirit. That means off-limits to a mind consumed with lust, greed, self-importance, and profane thinking. As you think throughout this day, stop from time to time and say a simple prayer: “Lord, give me your thoughts and let them be renewed each moment of this day.”
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