The Blessings of Faith
A curse cannot come upon us without a cause.
Proverbs 26:2 (NKJV) Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow,
So a curse without cause shall not alight.
The cause is not our father’s sin, it is our agreement with that sin. It passes to the 3rd and 4th generation (Exodus 20:5,6) because each succeeding generation agrees with it. As soon as a new generation disagrees and turns from it, that generation becomes free from it (Ezekiel 18:14-20).
Ezekiel 18:20 (NKJV) “The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not bear the guilt of the father, nor the father bear the guilt of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
All curses are destroyed in Christ. He became a curse for us so we could see that in Him our sins and the sins of our fathers can no longer prevent the blessings of Abraham, if we simply walk in faith in the finished work of Christ to redeem us from our sin and our iniquity.
Galatians 3:13-15 (NKJV)
13Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, “Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree”), 14that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.
To be free of a curse we simply forgive those who rebelled against God’s word (we forgive the effect of our forefather’s sin on our lives). We confess our own agreement with that sin to God. We repent from it and turn to His word. And we ask Him for grace to walk according to His word. Our walk of obedience by faith releases the blessings of Abraham into our lives.
Proverbs 3:33 (NKJV) The curse of the Lord is on the house of the wicked,
But He blesses the home of the just.
Proverbs 10:22 (NKJV) The blessing of the Lord makes one rich,
And He adds no sorrow with it.