Bloodlines, as well as generational sins and curses, is a somewhat controversial topic. Our bloodlines go all the way back to Adam and Eve, then the flood occurred and it went through Noah and his wife who had three sons and they each had wives of uncertain genes (see my article on demonology). Much changed from that time. People then lived hundreds of years but factors such as disease, inbreeding, pollution, genetic mutation and sin lowered lifespans. Because we believe the Bible to be completely true, and it provides specific dates, as well as the maternal and paternal bloodlines since Adam and Eve, we can estimate the number of generations but can't connect the Biblical geneology to our modern geneologies because we don't have reliable records.

In the Old Testament, the people of Israel clearly had to deal with the issue of bloodlines and generational curses. There are several references in the Old Testament (e.g. Numbers 14:18-19; Exodus 20:3-6; Exodus 34:6-7; Deuteronomy 5:9). In Deuteronomy 28, these blessings and curses were for Israel, curses imposed for those who would not obey the Law. However, we are not under the Law like they were. Jesus Himself became our curse:

"Christ 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"), that the blessing of Abraham might come upon the Gentiles in Christ Jesus, that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. (Galatians 3:13, 14).

Even in Ezekiel 18 we see that this teaching regarding the inheritance of God's judgment to the third and fourth generation was apparently superseded.

Some people believe God allows people in the body of Christ to receive "words of knowledge" and prophesy regarding past generational sins and curses to help people "break" generational sins and curses. I can understand this for someone who is not born again (they just need to be born again) but many people claim this works for those who are already born again. They claim sin and curses can give the enemy legal ground to do certain things in their life.

I believe we are truly new spiritual creations in Christ when we are born again (2 Corinthians 5:17) and that any connection with sin or curses are broken in our spirit. However, we also have a body and a complex thing called a soul, and I have heard testimonies of people who have "cleansed their bloodlines" and remarkable deliverance has followed. I admit I do not know a lot about this subject and I, like you, am learning, but I currently believe these are a spiritual reality. What really solidified this for me was personally witnessing hundreds of exorcisms by Jay Bartlett and hearing the brief coversations between him and the demons. We believe it is important, if possible, to perform deep deliverance which involves finding out how the demons got attached to the person and get all of them removed. I do not teach on this subject as I admittedly have limited understanding on this.

Please contact me if you have experience in bloodlines/generational curses and I would be interested in speaking with you. I am open-minded as I have seen a lot of supernatural things and I know the complexity of the spiritual realms, the complex nature of Christians with demons, soul ties and bondage/imprisonment in dungeons, etc. There is a whole spiritual reality that we are not aware of, including our inheritance as believers, being seated with Christ in heavenly places, and the power we have available. As believers there is definitely some baggage that we still carry as new creations in our body and soul, and I think generational curses arepart of that, even though this is an area where the Bible is fairly silent in the New Testament.

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