The Intergenerational Sufferings?

….visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children’s children, unto the third and to the fourth generation. Exodus 34:7b KJV

I was curious to find out what a church was going to preach when it announced that it will be talking about the grandfather’s bones. They took this text and passed on the information that the people were suffering because of what their grand parents had done. I do remember at that time there were a lot of family deliverances organized as people underwent exorcism for their parents and grands sins. I still have books from that era that glorified this. The central premise came from a serious misunderstanding of the second half of that proclamation. If you are just reading this, please read yesterday’s post as well. We held unto the grandfather’s dogma until we read something different one day in Jer.31:21-33; and later Ezek.18:1-4, 25-32. It was an eye opener. No one ever told us that it is possible to escape the consequences of intergenerational guilt. No one mentioned the foundation of the New Creation to uproot old foundations and lay a new one. It was as if the New Creation was subject to the eternal manipulations of the past. This may make exciting stuff in novels. So we used to cry and begged God for the sins we could simply have addressed. You can repent of the past, and make choices for the present. The blood of Jesus is so powerful to deal with your past and the present. We are familiar with the demands of psychotherapy. The truth is that God is on your side. You can refuse to allow the impact of another’s sin in your season. Today any such demand on your future is broken in Jesus Name.

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