Ancestral problems

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What does the bible teach about ancestral problems…..

Exd 20:5 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them (carved images) For I, the LORD your God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

What I understand here is that God judges our sin thanks be to our saviour who paid the price to redeem us from the nature & the power of sin.
This particular sin from exodus 20:5 is idolatry when we honouring a image or an idea more that the reality of the true & living God the creator.
The curse of this sin falls onto the fourth generation which can be the result of the current spiritual problems a curses self inflicted.

As an example I question this situation. I know a particular family and within this family all the women are divorce separated or single there is something wrong. There is “No male leadership”present & no strong martial relationships at all.
Surely something ain’t right there, could this be a root of ancestral or spiritual rooted problems?

How often we take for granted the sins of the fathers which often fall onto future generations.
I think that renouncing not just our sin’s but the sin’s we know about fathers, grandfathers & great grandfathers can make a way for a deliverance & a liberty which inevitable will set us up for greater depth of Gods Grace .

I was born out of rejection in my mothers womb the conditions & circumstances wasn’t good at all. However my search into my issues lead back to that point that effected my mother during the pregnancy.
I felt crippled psychologically or spiritually as a child, when i reflect back at my development something wasn’t right.
May be my passion for life coaching now is the reason why i’m sharing this however let’s keep in context the reality is Jesus is my saviour & lord over any problem I face.

In conclusion

Forgiveness is a gift a precious gift from above however the truth remains that it “mean nothing” if you can’t by faith receive forgiveness, we can receive forgiveness on behalf of others but it will only manifest when the heart is open to receive it.
Jesus said before he died “father forgive them for they know not what they do”
This prayer or confession endures throughout eternity preparing men & women for this marvellous work of Christ called salvation

“Fellowship is life”

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2 Responses

  1. We don’t realize how important the familial hierarchy is! Fathers and mothers who neglect their children, send forth broken people to cope with a broken world. Not to say the Creator is incapable of healing these fragmented souls, but at what cost?

    Being called to God is rooted in seeking the call; we must live with awareness to see our path, along with the humility to hear the way.

    Living righteously is difficult, when all you know it despair. With that in mind, I love that quote about forgiveness…

    –forgive them, for they know not what they do–

    Our greatest freedom is to let go and let live.

    • Thanks for your comment about family
      Your point about the “call” brings great concern for me but i appreciate your point. Look at the example of Jesus before he could walk in his call, he first discovered his identity don’t you think it’s the same for us other wise we become institutionalised.
      So my concern for Christians is identity to overcome spiritual & psychological problem deficient of what identity in Christ brings.

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