Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting. Galatians 6:7, 8
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the L ORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. Ex 20:4-6 And he passed in front of Moses, proclaiming, “The L ORD, the L ORD, the compassionate and gracious God, slow to anger, abounding in love and faithfulness, Keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, and that will by no means clear the guilty; visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the children's children, unto the third and to the fourth generation..” Ex 34:6-7
visiting פָּקַד (paqad) the iniquity עָוֹן (avon) of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation (of them that hate me). Ex 20:5, 34:7; Num 14:18, Deu 5:9. 1.Perversity, depravity, iniquity 2.Guilt of iniquity, 3.Consequence of or punishment for iniquity.
Ex of Generational Iniquity of Lying Abraham lies about Sarah been his wife twice Isaac also lies about Rebekah been his wife Jacob’s name is “liar”. Obtained wealth from father-in-law Jacob’s sons faked Joseph’s death
Ex of Generational Iniquity of Favoritism and Sibling Rivalry Ishmael vs. Isaac Esau vs. Jacob Sons of Jacob vs. Joseph
Ex of Generational iniquity: He shall not multiply wives for himself, or else his heart will turn away; nor shall he greatly increase silver and gold for himself. Deut 17:17 David sins with Bathseba and other wives, chooses cover-up Solomon had 700 wives and 300 concubines, mixes worship of other gods Rehoboam had 18 wives and 60 concubines, ignores God and engages in idolatry and destable practices.
Generational Disunity in the Household David and sibling rivalry/jealousy Absalom murders his brother Ammon for raping his sister and kills David Rehoboam’s reign resulted in the split of the nation into Northern and Southern Kingdom
No one born of a forbidden marriage nor any of their descendants may enter the assembly of the L ORD, not even in the tenth generation. Deut 23:2. Different also from generational curses from others and occultic sources. Curses are direct spoken condemnation or punishment.
Conception God is the source of joy. He delights in me. Intra utero I have limitations and don’t know everything. I’m not in control. It’s is God’s pleasure and joy to teach me and to help me. Birth I have choice to participate in life. To fight with His help, to let Him take the reigns and to inquire of Him. After birth I get a clean start I have a destiny and a source of help
Conception God is the source of joy and He is not sharing it. God doesn’t like me. Intra utero Trigger: I have limitations and don’t know everything. I’m not in control. Fight: God’s not sharing His knowledge and help so I’m on my own. Flight: I’m helpless, need to hide. Freeze: I don’t know what to do. Birth Trigger: I have no choice to participate in life and it’s hard. Fight: I will make myself worthy and prove myself capable to take on life. Flight: I don’t want it, get me out of here. Freeze: Life just happens to me. After birth Trigger: Hatred for the circumstance you were born into. Life is not fair. I bear the consequence of others’ actions. Fight, Flight, Freeze.
Not good enough I must perform Still not good enough Perform more Pride or failure
No one cares Overly friendly, despondent when interacting Rejection by others Self-sabotage or self- conscious behavior Rejection by others
Casting down imaginations (logismos, reckoning, computation, reasoning, judgment, decision) and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ. 2 Cor 10:5