This article is reprinted from the website Bible Knowledge.com
This article will serve as followup to the article I just did titled, “4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demonic Spirits” that is listed in the Spiritual Warfare section of our site.
If by chance you have come across this article before reading the article on what those 4 levels are all about – it would be my recommendation that you first read that article so that you can see how this particular level will fit into the big picture.
This article will be dealing with the 4th level mentioned in that article – and that is how to cast out demons who are attacking someone as a result of a generational curse line that has formed out between that person and one or both of his sinning parents.
The Bible tells us that the sins of the father can be “visited” down to 3 or 4 generations of future children.
Here is the verse that specifically tells us that this is a definite possibility if the sins of the father are considered to be extreme enough by God the Father:
“You shall not make for yourself any carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on 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.” (Exodus 20:4-6)
What does God mean by the word “visiting” – visiting the sins of the father down on 3 or 4 generations of future children? The Bible tells us that the “wages” of sin will always be death. In other words, sin has consequences, and if the sins are on the heavier side, then the consequences could be extreme.
I believe that God the Father is giving all of us major revelation with this verse.
As a result of a sinning parent’s severe transgressions against the Lord – sometimes demons will be allowed to attach to the sinning parent.
Once the demons attach to the sinning parent, they will then attempt to try and jump and transfer down to some of the children in the family to form out a curse line.
If this curse line ends up getting formed out – then the demons will follow that child into his adult life and try to get them to commit the same types of sins their sinning parent had been committing.
This is why alcoholic fathers sometimes produce children that end up becoming alcoholics themselves – all as a result of a curse line that had been formed out between that child and his alcoholic father – with demons then feeding and operating on that curse line trying to influence the child to go in the same direction his sinning parent had been going in.
Here is a perfect example of how this principle will work in our natural realm.
I gave this as an example in my article on the 4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demonic Spirits – but I want to once more re-state this example and re-emphasize exactly what goes on behind the scenes in the spiritual realm that will give demons a legal right to start and try to attach themselves to some of the children of a sinning, dysfunctional parent or parents.
Say you have a father who is a severe alcoholic. He marries, has several children, but never breaks his addiction to the alcohol during his entire married life.
As a result of his addiction, all of his children will be forced to watch all of the negative things that will be going along with it.
Many alcoholic men end up abusing both their wives and their children – either verbally, physically, and/or sexually throughout much of their married life. As a result of this kind of severe transgression against the Lord, demons will be allowed to come in and attach themselves to the sinning alcoholic father.
The demons will have full legal right to be able to come directly after the father for crossing over into this kind of an extreme realm to begin with if God should so choose to allow this to happen.
Once the demons attach and settle in on the sinning, alcoholic father, they will then see which of the children they can try and target. What they will try and do is persuade and influence one or more of the children to become an alcoholic themselves – just like their father was.
As a result of this kind of direct demonic influence that will start early on in their lives, some of these children will then end up becoming alcoholics themselves once they are old enough to leave their home and move into their own marriages.
Some of these children then end up repeating some of the same dysfunctional behaviors as their sinning alcoholic father had done. They then have their own children, those children then see, watch, and experience their dysfunctional behavior – and then some of their children end up coming under direct, demonic influence as they did and they in turn then end up becoming alcoholics themselves.
And then the cycle keeps repeating itself as you keep going further down the bloodline of these families.
And all of this negative and demonic activity going down to at least 3 or 4 generations of future children all started as a result of the severe sins and transgressions of the one sinning father or mother.
This scenario perfectly lines up with what the above verse is trying to tell us with the sins of a father being able to travel down as far as 3 or 4 generations of future children – all because no one knew how to break the original curse line that had formed out between the first alcoholic father and some of his original children.
What initially goes on behind the scenes in the spiritual realm is that the demons, once they have attached and settled in on the first sinning father, will try and see which of the children will be easier pickings for them to try and influence to go in the same direction as they have been able to get their father to go in.
Some of the children will have stronger will power than some of the other ones will, and they will thus be able to more easily resist the temptations of the demons than some of the weaker ones will.
Once the demons have locked in on which children they think will be the more easier ones to work with – they will then try and plant their suggestions, thoughts, and promptings into that child to see if they can get him to move into the same behavior patterns as their father has been operating in.
If the child does not properly resist these demons over a certain period of time, then a curse line will start to form out between that child and his sinning alcoholic father.
And once that curse line has been formed out, then the demons can really move in to attach to the child – whether it be on the inside of that child or the outside.
And once this curse line has been formed out – then the demons will now have a full legal right to stay attached to that child until someone comes along and shows him how to properly break it in the name of Jesus Christ.
If this curse line is not properly broken before that child leaves the home, then the demons will stay attached to that child when he finally does leave the home and they will follow him into his own marriage – and then they will set up shop in the new home and try to repeat all of the above activity with his new family. And again – all of this demonic activity is being allowed to occur as a result of the original sin from the first sinning parent.
I have personally met several women who had carried demons into their married lives – all as a result of a curse line that had formed out between them and their natural mother or father who had been operating in one or more of these heavier types of transgressions against the Lord.
This is why it is so vitally important that parents have their act together with the Lord – especially in the area of some of these heavier type sins and transgressions. In the article I did titled, “4 Levels of Spiritual Warfare Against Demonic Spirits” – I gave you what some of those other heavier sins and transgressions can be. Any of those specific sins listed in that article can be major door openers to demons.
And not only will you be drawing demons to yourself if you engage and cross over into some of these forbidden areas by the Lord – but you will also be putting some of your own children at terrible risk with these same demons once they have moved into your house to set up shop.
To those of you who may have drawn demons into your adult life as a result of one or both of your parents engaging in one or more of these type sins – there is a full deliverance for you. You can get delivered from these demons if you really want this kind of deliverance.
You do not have to continue to be tormented, harassed, and chased after by these demons for the rest of your life.
You can stop them dead in their tracks right now if you are willing to properly break their legal rights before God the Father – and then turn around and verbally engage with these demons operating under the authority, power, and guidance of God the Father and His Son Jesus Christ.
In order to properly break the curse line that these demons have been feeding and operating on – you will have to take 6 very simple, but powerful steps. I will explain to you what each one of these steps will entail.
I will then give you an exact battle prayer that I had given to a young 16 year old teenage girl who had demons trying to attach to her as a result of the severe sins of her natural father.
Once you properly break the legal rights of the demons, and then verbally engage with them – the demons will then leave you! Demons are no match for the power of God.