English Subtitles for Generational Curses: Are they Biblical?- w/ David Brown



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but as pastor told you we're going<font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">depart a little bit from our normal</font> format and he may have committed a critical error as he told<font color="#E5E5E5"> me that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I can</font> go all the<font color="#CCCCCC"> way to 140 and if necessary</font> we could split it so buckle up also as

you've noticed I've elected<font color="#CCCCCC"> not to use</font> the headset big daddy said you want<font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font> put<font color="#E5E5E5"> the headset on I said well I don't</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">think</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that would be a good idea because</font> what tends to happen is when I step down then I talked a long time so I'm going

to try understand that there's a<font color="#E5E5E5"> lot of</font> ground to cover and so this<font color="#E5E5E5"> will be</font> somewhat different as pastor noted don't worry if<font color="#E5E5E5"> you don't get all of the notes</font> because we are producing a booklet and so you can go<font color="#CCCCCC"> through that at</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> your own</font>

pace and dig<font color="#CCCCCC"> and search and that sort of</font> thing and I found in looking at this and attempting to sort of synthesize all the <font color="#E5E5E5">information together that honestly</font> there's more than you can cover in 90 minutes and there's<font color="#E5E5E5"> only so much that</font>

you can absorb in a given time<font color="#CCCCCC"> so I've</font> endeavored to streamline it somewhat and sketch the broad outline give a lot<font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">scriptural references and then I mean</font> clearly<font color="#E5E5E5"> you can study more on your own</font> just to lay the foundation turn with<font color="#E5E5E5"> me</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">if you will will go to 1st Thessalonians</font> 5 I like<font color="#E5E5E5"> to look in verse 20 just as a</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">principle</font> let's<font color="#CCCCCC"> start at verse 21 it says to</font> examine everything carefully and hold fast that which is<font color="#E5E5E5"> good abstain from</font>

every form of<font color="#E5E5E5"> evil that's an instruction</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">to the church and yes it was to the</font> church in Thessalonica it carries through<font color="#CCCCCC"> the ages to us we're told to</font> examine carefully and through<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font> process as we examine we determine

through God's Word what is true and what isn't true carefully means that you put a little<font color="#E5E5E5"> time and effort</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> into it an</font> examination is not a cursory glance it's more<font color="#E5E5E5"> like placing it under a microscope</font> and seeing the thing in its totality<font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font>

then understanding it we seek to understand and then what comes out of that process is you see what is true you hold on to<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> see what is not</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and you let</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that go that's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the process</font> that we're given and let's go to Acts

chapter 17 just to see a biblical example their acts 17 will start in verse 11 now the gospel was coming to people who hadn't heard the gospel these were some who had been spread out and so the<font color="#E5E5E5"> Apostle Paul was preaching there in</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">Thessalonica as we were just looking to</font> their book and it says that<font color="#CCCCCC"> he went to</font> the Bereans verse 11 and these were more noble minded than those in Thessalonica for they received the word with great eagerness examining the scriptures daily

to see whether or<font color="#E5E5E5"> not these things</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> are</font> so now that's the basis for us as Christians you know the<font color="#E5E5E5"> Protestant</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">Reformation when Luther recognized that</font> the church that<font color="#E5E5E5"> was called the Catholic</font> Church<font color="#CCCCCC"> the universal Church had</font>

confiscated all the<font color="#CCCCCC"> Bibles written it in</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">an obscure language and begun to teach</font> things that were in fact heretical when he finally got that translated into German a language that he could understand he was dumbfounded he was

astounded and how far off course they had gotten and so his cry was Sola scriptura which means the scripture only the scripture is the foundation for<font color="#E5E5E5"> what we believe in</font> it is the truth of God it is

god-breathed and it is profitable<font color="#CCCCCC"> its</font> words are true and we can<font color="#E5E5E5"> trust the</font> account that God gives we don't give our human reasoning that throne God is on the throne his word is the truth<font color="#CCCCCC"> alright</font> also I<font color="#CCCCCC"> just want to notice that</font>

departing in a small way can lead to big trouble one of the attributes that Satan <font color="#E5E5E5">is given as God describes him in the</font> scripture is that he's subtle now subtle means that the departures that he makes from the truth are small departures turn

<font color="#E5E5E5">with</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> me to Genesis chapter 3 quickly and</font> I recognize this isn't the subject proper but I want<font color="#E5E5E5"> to establish a</font> groundwork and I want you to understand why it's necessary it's<font color="#E5E5E5"> necessary for</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> us</font> to look at these issues and determine

<font color="#CCCCCC">what is true and what is false and also</font> not to be ignorant<font color="#E5E5E5"> of our enemies</font> devices and the way that<font color="#E5E5E5"> he works so in</font> chapter<font color="#E5E5E5"> 3 notice in verses 4 through 6</font> the serpent said to the woman oh you won't surely die God knows in<font color="#E5E5E5"> the day</font>

that<font color="#CCCCCC"> you eat from it and that is the</font> forbidden fruit your eyes will be<font color="#CCCCCC"> open</font> and you will be like God knowing good and evil the word<font color="#E5E5E5"> therefore knowing can</font> be declaring or determining and that's the idea you can decide for yourself

what<font color="#CCCCCC"> is good and what is evil now what</font> Satan has said is half true notice now he said you will not surely die that was a line that was a lie but he also said oh your eyes will<font color="#CCCCCC"> be opened you can</font> decide for yourself what<font color="#CCCCCC"> is good and</font>

what is evil that was true so<font color="#CCCCCC"> he gave</font> that little bit of truth and then noticed that there was a formula that was at work he had Eve to use her senses we'll get into that a little bit later and add to that reason and from<font color="#CCCCCC"> that she</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">simply fell and we'll look at one more</font> instance that is<font color="#E5E5E5"> also telling us go to</font> Matthew chapter<font color="#E5E5E5"> 4 verse 5</font> I want you to see<font color="#CCCCCC"> that here again Satan</font> is going to use a little<font color="#CCCCCC"> truth but he's</font> going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to take it out of context and he's</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">going to twist it just a little bit and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">Jesus of course shows us the way that we</font> respond to him so we'll pick it up there in five the devil took him and that's Jesus into the holy city and he had him stand on the pinnacle of the temple and

<font color="#CCCCCC">he said to him if you are the son of God</font> throw yourself down for it is written he will command his angels concerning you and on their hands they will bear you up so that you will<font color="#E5E5E5"> not strike your foot</font> against a stone again this<font color="#E5E5E5"> is true you</font>

will<font color="#E5E5E5"> find this recorded it's in the book</font> of psalms<font color="#E5E5E5"> and i'll find the chapter for</font> you quickly 91 verse 12 and so what <font color="#CCCCCC">satan's doing is saying hey number one</font> he's insinuating something doesn't come straight out and say it but he's

insinuating you're not the<font color="#CCCCCC"> Son of God</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> if</font> you are<font color="#CCCCCC"> the son of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> God and with that</font> insinuation he's bringing doubt he's casting down and so that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> the subtlety</font> you see of what he's doing then he quotes scripture and he says hey the

word says the angels will bear you up so you don't dash your foot against a stone and notice<font color="#CCCCCC"> what Jesus did his answer is</font> instructive for us he said on the other hand<font color="#E5E5E5"> it is written you shall not put the</font> Lord your God to the test that's how<font color="#E5E5E5"> you</font>

answer him back see Satan yanked that out of context and tried to get Jesus<font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font> doubt who he was who his father was and what he would do Jesus put it back into context and he said you don't tempt<font color="#E5E5E5"> God</font> the intention of that<font color="#CCCCCC"> Scripture was not</font>

jump off of stuff and<font color="#E5E5E5"> see if God will</font> catch you<font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> intention of that</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">Scripture was if you accidentally fall</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">because your father loves you and you</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">are his son then he will catch you and</font> you see there's a difference it's subtle

but there's a difference<font color="#CCCCCC"> and that's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> formula that we use we look at<font color="#E5E5E5"> scripture</font> in its context and we learn what the intent God had so we're<font color="#E5E5E5"> going to look at</font> generational curses and<font color="#E5E5E5"> just to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> give you</font> a broad overview this is taught very

oddly today as I looked at it I learned that<font color="#E5E5E5"> it's not just in</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the Pentecostal</font> church but Tony<font color="#E5E5E5"> Evans who's a pretty</font> prominent Baptist preacher and has a large congregation and even a international<font color="#E5E5E5"> ministry teaches it other</font>

people you would recognize would be <font color="#E5E5E5">Joyce Meyer TD jakes my good old friend</font> Joel Olsteen I pick on him<font color="#CCCCCC"> creflo dollar</font> Kenneth Copeland as far as I could discern as I looked through it appeared here in the United States in the 80s

through derek prince was<font color="#CCCCCC"> the first one</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> i found teaching it so what is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it</font> then what is the generational curses doctrine well in a nutshell essentially it is that Christians may unwittingly suffer under a spiritual curse that's

<font color="#E5E5E5">passed down to them from their mother</font> their father all<font color="#CCCCCC"> the way back to your</font> great grandmother or your<font color="#CCCCCC"> great</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">grandfather and this will appear in</font> different ways the way that it's taught <font color="#CCCCCC">you can find it</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in addictive behaviors</font>

things like alcoholism gambling pornography drug addiction<font color="#E5E5E5"> you can find</font> it in abusive behavior spousal abuse child abuse psychological disorders things like fear or rage or anxiety or obsession compulsion or really almost

anything could<font color="#E5E5E5"> be divorce failed</font> business or that you're accident prone as I<font color="#CCCCCC"> search the way that it's put</font> forward I really<font color="#E5E5E5"> didn't see a limit to</font> how<font color="#E5E5E5"> it is applied and the explanation</font> that's given is these things seem<font color="#CCCCCC"> to run</font>

in your family you seem powerless to overcome despite the fact that you struggle against them they say<font color="#E5E5E5"> that the</font> spirit<font color="#E5E5E5"> behind the curse has a legal</font> right because<font color="#E5E5E5"> of your</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> forbearers sin</font> that it's attached to<font color="#CCCCCC"> your family and to</font>

you and that it must be identified and renounced in order for you to be set free so let's<font color="#E5E5E5"> take a look then at the</font> justification that's clear we can<font color="#CCCCCC"> look</font> and determine we can use our eyes and see that sin and trouble does flow

through time and families that part is true but we want<font color="#E5E5E5"> to see whether</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> or</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> not</font> that's a curse from God so<font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> foundation that they give is<font color="#E5E5E5"> Exodus</font> chapter 20 verse 5 which reappears again in a couple of places numbers 14

Deuteronomy chapter 5 but it's<font color="#E5E5E5"> the same</font> scripture that's referred to in each case and here's the way the part and I want to emphasize that<font color="#CCCCCC"> it's just</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">portion of the scripture that's lifted</font> out it says<font color="#CCCCCC"> that I the Lord your God am</font>

a jealous God visiting the iniquity of the father's on the children on the third and fourth generations<font color="#E5E5E5"> okay so</font> let's<font color="#E5E5E5"> put that together what you do is</font> you observe that their sin and their patterns of sin that flow from<font color="#E5E5E5"> one</font>

generation down to the next generation down to the next generation you can see that that does in fact exist then the thinking goes because<font color="#CCCCCC"> of what God says</font> there he says I visit the iniquities of the father's to the children to the

<font color="#E5E5E5">third and fourth generation so the idea</font> is that that then is passed down as a curse from God from<font color="#CCCCCC"> grand</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> great</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">grandparent grandparent parent and then</font> the<font color="#E5E5E5"> child and notice</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that the the</font> pattern here that's used of that

observation and the little portion of <font color="#CCCCCC">Scripture is a similar pattern to what</font> we saw with Eve she heard a partial truth said that you'll know you'll be like<font color="#CCCCCC"> God you'll know what's good and</font> what is evil decide it for yourself<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font>

she used her observations she saw that <font color="#CCCCCC">the tree was the fruit was good for food</font> and it was a delight to her eyes and then she added<font color="#E5E5E5"> her reason it was</font> desirable to<font color="#E5E5E5"> make you wise and so put</font> those together and that's how she came

up<font color="#CCCCCC"> with the sin and it's the way that</font> this doctrine is put together so let's examine it closely like we said we were going to do like we were admonished there in Thessalonians and we'll see<font color="#CCCCCC"> if</font> it holds true first I want to restore

the context context is vital that's what we were seeing Jesus do you can't just <font color="#E5E5E5">lift something out</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of its context and</font> understand the truth of what God intended behind it what I like to say is that text without context is a pretext

for a proof<font color="#E5E5E5"> text and approve text is</font> simply backing up the stuff that you already<font color="#E5E5E5"> decided just using</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the scripture</font> but that's that's<font color="#CCCCCC"> not the way that we</font> operate let's turn to Exodus chapter 20 verse 4 and we'll begin<font color="#E5E5E5"> examining it</font>

more closely and as you find your place there you know I find<font color="#E5E5E5"> it interesting the</font> way that counterfeiting works we were talking about subtlety and Satan being subtle you know the<font color="#CCCCCC"> Secret Service is</font> charged with fighting counterfeiting

it's their job that's the department now you would<font color="#CCCCCC"> think the way</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you would train</font> someone<font color="#E5E5E5"> to spot a fake would be to show</font> them all of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the ways that people</font> counterfeit money that they would be <font color="#E5E5E5">very learned in all the subtle</font>

variations on the way that money is duplicated in fact that is not the<font color="#CCCCCC"> way</font> that they're trained what they do<font color="#E5E5E5"> is</font> they train them completely in how real money<font color="#E5E5E5"> is made and what it looks like</font> they look at a whole lot<font color="#E5E5E5"> of real money</font>

then when they see the counterfeit they recognize the differences and that's how <font color="#E5E5E5">it works with us so in Exodus chapter 20</font> verse 4 it says you shall not make for yourself an idol<font color="#CCCCCC"> or any likeness of</font> what's in heaven<font color="#E5E5E5"> above or on earth</font>

beneath or in the water under<font color="#CCCCCC"> the earth</font> you shall not<font color="#E5E5E5"> worship them or serve them</font> for I the Lord your God am a jealous God visiting the iniquity of the father's on the children on the third and the<font color="#CCCCCC"> fourth</font> generations of those who hate me but

showing<font color="#E5E5E5"> loving kindness to thousands to</font> those who love me<font color="#CCCCCC"> and keep my</font> Commandments so number one this is God and understand it in its context here immediately the immediate context is that Israel<font color="#CCCCCC"> has been delivered out of</font>

bondage out of slavery and<font color="#E5E5E5"> God now</font> having affected their rescue is really introducing himself to them he had commanded them to purify themselves for three days and then to approach and he came and manifested his presence there

and he was giving to<font color="#E5E5E5"> them who he was in</font> fact he was present there to reveal <font color="#E5E5E5">himself</font> and so he's saying i am<font color="#E5E5E5"> your Liberator</font> and this is me<font color="#CCCCCC"> this is what I'm like the</font> Commandant here that we're dealing with

is one against idolatry that's the immediate context he's saying<font color="#E5E5E5"> that you</font> shall not worship idols and notice the <font color="#CCCCCC">ones the iniquity that's being spoken of</font> iniquity means lawlessness it's a transgression that iniquity is the

worship of idols in particular is was talking about and notice<font color="#CCCCCC"> what he calls</font> those who worship idols those who hate <font color="#CCCCCC">me now that's consistent through</font> scripture God never varies at all he <font color="#E5E5E5">always says if you love me keep my</font>

Commandments and that if you don't if <font color="#CCCCCC">you transgress my</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> Commandments that you</font> don't love me<font color="#E5E5E5"> that you hate me and so</font> the iniquity that's visited is in fact the breaking of his<font color="#E5E5E5"> Commandments that's</font> who it's upon whereas the blessings that

come from being with him that's on those who love him and keep his<font color="#E5E5E5"> Commandments</font> do you see the distinction that the iniquity is not visited on those who love him but on those who hate him also notice the inference is made in<font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font>

teaching that this is something<font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font> happens<font color="#E5E5E5"> because of one generation say a</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">great-grandfather</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and then it's passed</font> from that<font color="#E5E5E5"> great-grandfather that curse</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">is visited on the grandfather and it's</font> passed from the grandfather down to the

Father and then it's passed from the father down to the Sun but<font color="#CCCCCC"> I submit to</font> you the scripture does not say that that <font color="#CCCCCC">is not what it says that it says that</font> when the iniquity is visited and God is always very patient the more that I look

through the<font color="#E5E5E5"> scriptures have been</font> rereading the the major prophets lately and I noticed how patient God is now he instructs his children in the way that they should go and then he<font color="#E5E5E5"> sends</font> reminder after reminder after a reminder

if they're slipping into sin that to tell them repent turn back from your ways and avoid the wrath that will come the judgment<font color="#CCCCCC"> that will come but Israel</font> ignored what he told<font color="#E5E5E5"> them again and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">again concerning I</font>

the tree they always committed idolatry <font color="#CCCCCC">it's amazing that they enjoyed any of</font> his blessings at all but we don't consider that in these days people's life span was longer in the time<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font> this has<font color="#E5E5E5"> given people lived about a</font>

hundred and twenty years that was the average and in that period of<font color="#E5E5E5"> time</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> when</font> you're talking about generations it took 30<font color="#CCCCCC"> years for a man to grow up</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and get</font> married that<font color="#CCCCCC"> was the average</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> age when a</font> man would get married<font color="#CCCCCC"> and so when it was</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">time for God to deliver a judgment</font> consider not only is the son alive at 30 but<font color="#CCCCCC"> he may have</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a child and then his</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">father is alive his grandfather is alive</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">and his great grandfather is alive do</font> you see how that<font color="#E5E5E5"> works in no way is God</font>

saying that I'm<font color="#E5E5E5"> going to pass this down</font> from this generation to that generation to that generation to that generation he's saying when i visit the judgment the impact<font color="#E5E5E5"> is going to be on the great</font> grand father the grandfather the father

and the child but<font color="#E5E5E5"> even in the middle</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> of</font> that as you search the Scriptures out you will find<font color="#E5E5E5"> that you can have God's</font> blessing in the<font color="#E5E5E5"> middle of a judgment and</font> many of the scriptural heroes do have consider that Daniel was blessed now his

nation was being judged you know why <font color="#E5E5E5">idolatry so they were taken into</font> captivity but<font color="#E5E5E5"> Daniel wasn't cursed he</font> was blessed in the prison he was blessed when he got out<font color="#E5E5E5"> of the prison and that's</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">the way God's where he was not under</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> a</font>

curse so understand<font color="#E5E5E5"> that that's the</font> immediate context that this is<font color="#E5E5E5"> about a</font> commandment and that those who<font color="#E5E5E5"> are under</font> the<font color="#E5E5E5"> judgment are those who hate God and</font> break his<font color="#CCCCCC"> Commandments and those who</font> enjoy his blessings are those who love

him and keep<font color="#E5E5E5"> them I want to look at the</font> broader context to like Jesus we want to balance the word with the<font color="#E5E5E5"> word and you</font> know what we don't have to guess what God meant by what he<font color="#CCCCCC"> was saying God</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">actually makes plain what he meant by</font>

what he said by the way that he acted with the nation<font color="#E5E5E5"> of Israel the very</font> people who heard<font color="#CCCCCC"> what he said</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that I</font> will<font color="#CCCCCC"> visit the iniquities of the</font> father's to<font color="#E5E5E5"> the third and fourth</font> generations the cause Israel

constantly broke this commandment you <font color="#CCCCCC">know even while God was putting these</font> Commandments down on tablets of stone and handing them to Moses to bring down to the children<font color="#E5E5E5"> of Israel they made a</font> calf and were<font color="#E5E5E5"> worshipped worshipping it</font>

at the foot of the<font color="#E5E5E5"> mountain they carried</font> their gods with them all the way through <font color="#CCCCCC">the wilderness it is sad it's so sad the</font> way that God loved them so passionately and powerfully and rescued them<font color="#E5E5E5"> and the</font> way that they gave him back hate for

love he never deserved that so in the larger context I want you to understand that Israel when they broke this commandment what would happen<font color="#CCCCCC"> was God</font> would raise up a nation and he would place them into captivity that would be

a punishment people that<font color="#E5E5E5"> were alive</font> there would be three and four generations alive at the time that the punishment<font color="#CCCCCC"> was given now if they had</font> prior<font color="#CCCCCC"> to this event if they had repented</font> at the word of any of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the people that</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">God sent to them they would have averted</font> the<font color="#E5E5E5"> judgment but because they didn't and</font> they were<font color="#CCCCCC"> hard-hearted then the nation</font> would come and take them<font color="#E5E5E5"> captive which</font> is perfectly fitting because that's what idolatry is isn't<font color="#E5E5E5"> that interesting see</font>

when you're worshipping an idol that <font color="#CCCCCC">idol isn't</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> god only god is god</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> only God</font> created everything only he deserves worship and adoration and praise only he can provide only<font color="#E5E5E5"> he can protect only he</font> can deliver and there is none other

there<font color="#E5E5E5"> is no other name there is no other</font> God and so it is<font color="#E5E5E5"> fitting understand he's</font> a father and as a father he doesn't want to<font color="#E5E5E5"> bring hurt to his children but</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> when</font> he does when he visits the her it's in order to bring<font color="#CCCCCC"> about repentance he wants</font>

to restore them that's his heart and pain if they won't<font color="#E5E5E5"> listen to words is</font> the method<font color="#CCCCCC"> that he uses and it's always</font> measured precisely to bring<font color="#E5E5E5"> about the</font> effect he doesn't take any pleasure in it but he's<font color="#CCCCCC"> looking forward to the</font>

result to the repentance and the <font color="#E5E5E5">restoration that's made possible through</font> his correction<font color="#E5E5E5"> you see and look at the</font> example of Israel immediately<font color="#E5E5E5"> when they</font> would recognize their sin and<font color="#E5E5E5"> repent God</font> would raise someone up to deliver them

that's the way he worked and<font color="#E5E5E5"> it happened</font> over and over and<font color="#CCCCCC"> over you can read</font> through<font color="#E5E5E5"> the whole history of the nation</font> of Israel from the<font color="#E5E5E5"> time</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that they were a</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">nation you see them committing idolatry</font> under every Green Tree every high hill

and you see over and over again God sending profits warning them telling them return to<font color="#CCCCCC"> him be faithful to him</font> honor him they ignored because they were stubborn and stiff neck so they were carried off into captivity and yes it

affected the grandfather the <font color="#E5E5E5">great-grandfather the father and the son</font> yes it did but as soon as they would cry out in repentance God would deliver them and it went that cycle repeated itself all the way<font color="#E5E5E5"> until the time of Jesus when</font>

he came preaching Israel was under Roman occupation and<font color="#CCCCCC"> it was still they were</font> still full of idolatry it's<font color="#E5E5E5"> very sad so</font> we've covered the third and<font color="#E5E5E5"> the fourth</font> generation and I want to<font color="#CCCCCC"> look at a more</font> exhaustive in fact this matter is so

close to God's heart that he spends literally a whole chapter addressing it so I want<font color="#E5E5E5"> you to turn with me to Ezekiel</font> chapter 18 and<font color="#E5E5E5"> I understand that this is going to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">be a lot but I want to read the whole</font>

chapter it reveals God's heart on the matter and the way that Satan is able to subtly slip in a slight spin on the truth is by giving fragments so we by no means want to just look at fragments we want to see<font color="#E5E5E5"> the whole thing so as we've</font>

examined already we looked at the scriptural basis and we've seen<font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">that's frankly lifted out of context it</font> cannot<font color="#E5E5E5"> be taken to mean passing down two</font> children two children what about the idea<font color="#CCCCCC"> of punishing one generation for the</font>

sins of another well that's something <font color="#E5E5E5">that God is addressing here in Ezekiel</font> chapter 18 it says then the word of the Lord came<font color="#E5E5E5"> to me saying what do you mean</font> by<font color="#E5E5E5"> using this proverb concerning the</font> Land of Israel saying the<font color="#CCCCCC"> father's eat</font>

sour grapes but<font color="#E5E5E5"> the children's teeth are</font> set on edge as I live declares the Lord God you are surely not going to use this proverb in Israel anymore behold all souls are mine the soul of the father as well as the<font color="#E5E5E5"> soul of the Sun is mine and</font>

the soul who sins will die I<font color="#E5E5E5"> just want</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">to pause there for a moment do you hear</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> God is angry that he's been</font> characterized this way it's a mischaracterization of him understand that<font color="#E5E5E5"> when you're saying the fathers ate</font>

sour grapes but<font color="#E5E5E5"> the children's teeth are</font> set on edge you are pointing<font color="#E5E5E5"> your finger</font> at God and<font color="#CCCCCC"> you're</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> saying you're not</font> being fair you're not treating me justly you are unjust I did not deserve what happened to me you're doing<font color="#CCCCCC"> it because</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">of something my father did and you can</font> tell that<font color="#CCCCCC"> God is angry what he's saying</font> the soul<font color="#CCCCCC"> that sins will die the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">punishment for the iniquity will be</font> visited on the one who is guilty verse 5 but if a man is righteous and practices

justice and righteousness and we know I know this<font color="#CCCCCC"> is lost in nominal</font> Christianity righteousness means doing God says practicing righteousness means keeping God's instructions and being faithful to them that's what

righteousness and justice is his ways are right his ways are just and he reveals them in<font color="#CCCCCC"> His</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> commandments</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font> does not eat at<font color="#E5E5E5"> the mountain shrines</font> notice that's idolatry or lift up his eyes to the idols of<font color="#CCCCCC"> the house of Israel</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">or</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> defile his neighbor's wife or</font> approach a woman during<font color="#E5E5E5"> her menstrual</font> period if a man<font color="#E5E5E5"> does not oppressed</font> anyone but restores to the debtor his pledge does not commit robbery<font color="#E5E5E5"> but gives</font> his bread to the hungry and covers the

naked with clothing if he does not<font color="#E5E5E5"> lend</font> money on interest or take increase if he keeps his hand from iniquity and execute true justice<font color="#E5E5E5"> between man and man if he</font> walks in my statutes and my ordinances so as to deal faithfully he is righteous

and will surely live declares the Lord God now you see if a man practices righteousness and obedience toward the Lord then God will bless that man notice verse 10 then he a righteous man may <font color="#E5E5E5">have a violent son who sheds blood and</font>

who does any<font color="#E5E5E5"> of these things to a</font> brother though he himself did not do any of these things that<font color="#E5E5E5"> is he even eats at</font> the<font color="#E5E5E5"> mountain shrines and defiles his</font> neighbor's wife oppresses<font color="#CCCCCC"> the poor and</font> needy commits robbery does not restore a

pledge but lifts up his eyes to the idols and commits abomination he lends money on interest and takes increase will he live he will not live he has committed all these abominations he will <font color="#CCCCCC">surely be put to death his blood will be</font>

on his<font color="#CCCCCC"> own head and so he's giving</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> a</font> pattern he's saying<font color="#CCCCCC"> that the one</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> who is</font> righteous who practices justice who is obedient to me the one<font color="#CCCCCC"> who loves me will</font> be blessed the one who is rebellious the one who is disobedient even if he be the

son of<font color="#CCCCCC"> one who is righteous he will</font> suffer the curse see the penalty for sin is death and there are numerous curses you can see them laid out when Israel received the law when they had to repeat

it there I<font color="#CCCCCC"> believe its Deuteronomy</font> chapter 30 they literally stood on two sides of a ravine on one side there was <font color="#E5E5E5">a group of Israelites who would</font> pronounce the blessings for observing and keeping God's commandments on the

other side a list of curses for disobeying and failing to observe God's commandments and that's the way it always has<font color="#CCCCCC"> been it's as plain as it was</font> in<font color="#CCCCCC"> the Garden of Eden there were two</font> trees one represented rebellion the

other one represented obedience one represented the spirit<font color="#CCCCCC"> and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the blessings</font> that come with it the other one represented the flesh and just<font color="#E5E5E5"> doing</font> whatever you think is right you see and with one there would have been the

blessing of eternal life had they chosen it and with the<font color="#CCCCCC"> other there were curses</font> and then<font color="#CCCCCC"> eventually death and that's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> way that it's always been that's the reason that it cries out I put before you today blessing and cursing life and

death therefore<font color="#E5E5E5"> choose life that you and</font> your seed may live and that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> the way it</font> always<font color="#E5E5E5"> has been and that's</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the way that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">God deals he is perfectly just he is not</font> unjust look at verse 19 but you say why should the Sun not bear the punishment

of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the father's iniquity when the Sun is</font> practiced justice and righteousness and has observed all my statutes and done them he will<font color="#CCCCCC"> surely live the person who</font> sins will die The Sun will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity

that's plain isn't it The Sun will not bear the punishment for the father's iniquity nor will the father bear the punishment for the<font color="#CCCCCC"> sun's iniquity the</font> righteousness of the righteous will be upon himself and the wickedness of the

wicked will be upon himself but if the wicked man turns from his sins and that's pivotal the<font color="#E5E5E5"> cure isn't for</font> someone to identify for you what sin your<font color="#E5E5E5"> great-grandfather</font> they're committed that is nowhere seen

in<font color="#E5E5E5"> Scripture the cure is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> recognized your</font> sin if you're experiencing curses and repent and receive forgiveness so if the wicked man turns<font color="#E5E5E5"> from his sins which</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">he's committed and observes my statutes</font> and that's what a that's what turning

from sin is you leave one place you're going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> another place you can't do one</font> without the other if you leave disobedience you enter into obedience that's what repentance is when a righteous man turns away<font color="#CCCCCC"> from his</font>

let me go back<font color="#E5E5E5"> surely live not dying if</font> the wicked man turns from all of his sins which he is committed and observes my statutes and practices justice and righteousness he will<font color="#CCCCCC"> surely live and</font> not die all his transgressions which he

is committed will not be remembered against him amen because of his righteousness which he is practice he will<font color="#E5E5E5"> live and you see this way back in</font> the<font color="#E5E5E5"> Old</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Testament God is perfectly</font> consistent there's not a mean God in the

Old Testament<font color="#CCCCCC"> and a nice one in the New</font> Testament<font color="#E5E5E5"> there's just one God and he's</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">always been just he's always been</font> patient he's<font color="#E5E5E5"> always been merciful he</font> will live verse 23 do I have any pleasure in the death of the wicked

declares the Lord God rather than that he should turn from his ways and live now notice I just want<font color="#E5E5E5"> to observe Satan</font> constantly mischaracterizes<font color="#CCCCCC"> God that's</font> what happened to<font color="#CCCCCC"> him that was the lie</font> that he<font color="#E5E5E5"> believed inside of himself that</font>

led him to a rebellion against the one <font color="#CCCCCC">who loved him who</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> created him who placed</font> him on high who put within<font color="#E5E5E5"> him beauty</font> and music and made him the seal of perfection and even gave him the signet he began to<font color="#E5E5E5"> believe that God was holding</font>

him back<font color="#CCCCCC"> that he really</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> ought</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to be in a</font> higher place that God<font color="#E5E5E5"> wasn't one who</font> loved and blessed him but rather one who hated and was trying to<font color="#E5E5E5"> keep him down</font> you see he believed that<font color="#E5E5E5"> lie in his</font> heart as a result he convinced a third

of<font color="#CCCCCC"> the angels that was what God was like</font> then there<font color="#CCCCCC"> was war in heaven they</font> literally fought against the only one who loved them the one who<font color="#CCCCCC"> created them</font> the one who was<font color="#E5E5E5"> blessing and sustaining</font> them how sad<font color="#CCCCCC"> is that you see and then we</font>

see we looked at where Satan convinced Eve same thing oh gods not here to bless you know he doesn't<font color="#CCCCCC"> want you to have the</font> blessing you could be like him<font color="#E5E5E5"> just</font> reach out<font color="#CCCCCC"> there and take of that fruit</font> he's holding you back you could be

better off that's<font color="#CCCCCC"> what he</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> was selling</font> and she bought<font color="#E5E5E5"> it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you see but he</font> mischaracterized God to get there he's saying<font color="#E5E5E5"> God is holding back from you when</font> all in the world everything<font color="#CCCCCC"> that was</font> around them spoke of how loving God was

they talked and walked with him in the cool of the evening it was the<font color="#E5E5E5"> most</font> beautiful circumstance that you can <font color="#CCCCCC">imagine better really than</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> we can</font> imagine because it was unspoiled and God had made it and everything there<font color="#CCCCCC"> was a</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">blessing and yet Satan mischaracterized</font> God they believed it and as a result sin and death and pain<font color="#E5E5E5"> and misery entered</font> into the human<font color="#E5E5E5"> family and even with the</font> very nation of Israel you noticed that Satan had most of them saying don't let

him talk to<font color="#E5E5E5"> us he will kill us and you</font> hear what they<font color="#E5E5E5"> say when</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> they get up</font> against the<font color="#E5E5E5"> Red Sea's brought us out</font> here to kill<font color="#CCCCCC"> us and they get across the</font> Red Sea and<font color="#E5E5E5"> I can't find water so he's</font> brought us out here to kill us you see

they they constantly think that<font color="#E5E5E5"> God is</font> out to get then when in fact he's the <font color="#E5E5E5">very one that is liberating them and</font> bringing them into liberty and<font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font> blessing of his presence carrying them like a father cradling his child in his

arms putting a pillar of cloud so the harshness of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the Sun won't beat them</font> down in<font color="#E5E5E5"> the day and the pillar of fire</font> at night<font color="#E5E5E5"> so they'll be warm and have</font> light you see how lovingly he guided them and yet you see they would worship

idols as they went now that is a depraved kind of rebellion<font color="#E5E5E5"> and I try not</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">to be too hard on them because i</font> remember<font color="#E5E5E5"> when i was studying this one</font> time and I told the Lord how stubborn those people were and how unthankful

they were and he simply revealed to me well you've done that and it was true so I understand that yes that we all<font color="#CCCCCC"> have</font> to<font color="#E5E5E5"> fight</font> against that but understand what God is saying<font color="#E5E5E5"> that he's his desire he doesn't</font>

take any pleasure in the punishment the whole point of the<font color="#CCCCCC"> punishment is to</font> bring<font color="#CCCCCC"> about repentance verse 25 but you</font> say the way of the Lord is not right here now o house of Israel is my way not right is it not your ways that are<font color="#CCCCCC"> not</font>

right when<font color="#CCCCCC"> a righteous man turns away</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">from his righteousness and commits</font> iniquity and dies because of it for iniquity which he's committed he will die again when a wicked man turns away from<font color="#E5E5E5"> his wickedness which he is</font>

committed<font color="#E5E5E5"> and practices justice and</font> righteousness he will save his life because he considered and turned away <font color="#CCCCCC">from all of his transgressions which he</font> had committed he will<font color="#E5E5E5"> surely live he</font> will not die but the house of israel

says the way of the<font color="#CCCCCC"> Lord is not right</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">our my way is not right o house of</font> Israel is it not your ways that are not <font color="#E5E5E5">right therefore I will judge you o house</font> of Israel each according to his conduct declares the Lord God and here is the

encapsulated form now I don't<font color="#CCCCCC"> know of</font> another subject where God<font color="#E5E5E5"> literally puts</font> a whole chapter in the Bible to address the issue but<font color="#E5E5E5"> you see where this is what</font> they are accusing him of you're giving <font color="#CCCCCC">me this you're treating me this way</font>

because of<font color="#E5E5E5"> something my father did or my</font> grandfather my great-grandfather it <font color="#E5E5E5">became a proverb that's what they were</font> saying when<font color="#CCCCCC"> they said that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> they were</font> repeating a proverb like we say a penny saved is a penny earned or we say early

to bed<font color="#E5E5E5"> early to rise makes a man healthy</font> wealthy and wise or some<font color="#CCCCCC"> of us say that</font> I mean some of<font color="#E5E5E5"> us say you know get up</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">later stay up later</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> all right that's a</font> proverb right that's what<font color="#E5E5E5"> they had</font> turned this into the<font color="#CCCCCC"> father's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> eat sour</font>

grapes and<font color="#CCCCCC"> the children's teeth are set</font> on edge and every time they said it they were accusing<font color="#E5E5E5"> God they probably didn't</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">realize they had come right in</font> league<font color="#CCCCCC"> with</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> Satan and they were</font> expressing back to God and imagine how

astonishing this is God who made informed them in<font color="#CCCCCC"> His image</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in his</font> likeness who gave them breath making their heartbeat holding them together with the word of his<font color="#CCCCCC"> power breathes that</font> precious life into them and with that

very breath they exhale this accusation back at him that God is unfair<font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">that's an abomination and that's the</font> reason he takes the time so he says<font color="#CCCCCC"> I'm</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">going to judge each one according to his</font> conduct and the root of the matter is

repent turn away from<font color="#CCCCCC"> all your</font> transgressions so that iniquity might not become a stumbling block for you cast away<font color="#E5E5E5"> from you your transgressions</font> which you committed and make yourselves a new heart and<font color="#E5E5E5"> a new spirit for why</font>

would<font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> die o house of Israel it's the</font> gospel isn't it the<font color="#CCCCCC"> Cure isn't for</font> someone to take you through<font color="#CCCCCC"> a formula or</font> recognize<font color="#CCCCCC"> the sin that your grandfather</font> has committed the cure is to recognize <font color="#CCCCCC">that you have sinned</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and to repent and</font>

to call on God for<font color="#CCCCCC"> his forgiveness and</font> he'll clean up your heart and your mind and he'll set you free<font color="#CCCCCC"> and don't you</font> hear his heart and<font color="#E5E5E5"> that why why</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> would</font> you die I have no pleasure in it verse 32 for I have no pleasure in the death

of anyone<font color="#E5E5E5"> who dies declares the Lord</font> therefore repent and live so from<font color="#E5E5E5"> what</font> God is saying there some<font color="#E5E5E5"> things are very</font> very clear one thing is that God doesn't punish people for stuff that<font color="#CCCCCC"> other</font> people do he's just<font color="#E5E5E5"> saying and don't say</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">that anymore don't say it it's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> not right</font> if there<font color="#E5E5E5"> is a father who is righteous</font> that father will be blessed if that righteous man turns from his righteous ways and begin to commit sin then he will be<font color="#E5E5E5"> cursed I'll punish him to bring</font>

him to<font color="#E5E5E5"> repentance if he fails to repent</font> he will die but<font color="#E5E5E5"> if his son comes up and</font> is righteous that means practice is what<font color="#E5E5E5"> I say that child will be blessed</font> he won't be cursed for what his father did the<font color="#CCCCCC"> soul that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> sins will die that's</font>

what he says<font color="#CCCCCC"> and the key here is</font> repentance is how your delivered and even back then it was looking forward to one who would make himself a sacrifice on our behalf and moving forward<font color="#CCCCCC"> from</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">this idea we can't look through the</font>

whole Bible<font color="#E5E5E5"> but I want</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you to consider a</font> big red flag when<font color="#CCCCCC"> you look at the</font> doctrine of generational curses there is no example this many examples<font color="#E5E5E5"> zero in</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">the scripture of Jesus or the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Apostles</font> ever identifying a generational curse

and then<font color="#E5E5E5"> having a deliverance for a</font> person not<font color="#E5E5E5"> one time now that's telling</font> for us in<font color="#E5E5E5"> other words</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it's conspicuous</font> by his absence by its absence that is the template that's the model that<font color="#CCCCCC"> we</font> follow our faith is based on what the

Apostles did the church that Jesus founded also we want to look<font color="#E5E5E5"> at some</font> other scriptures here the New Testament turn with me to Galatians 3 in<font color="#E5E5E5"> particular I'd like to look at verse</font> 13 starting in verse 13 Christ redeemed

us from the curse of the law<font color="#E5E5E5"> having</font> become a curse for<font color="#E5E5E5"> us for it's written</font> cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree in order that Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to<font color="#E5E5E5"> the Gentiles so</font> that we would receive the promise of the

<font color="#E5E5E5">Spirit through faith as that's telling</font> us as Christians Jesus<font color="#E5E5E5"> bored the curse</font> for us he became the curse so that we might enjoy the blessing of the spirit of who he<font color="#CCCCCC"> is his nearness we're not</font> cursed as Christians anymore but we<font color="#CCCCCC"> are</font>

under his blessing and turned with me if you will a second Corinthians chapter<font color="#CCCCCC"> 5</font> start in verse 17 therefore if anyone is in Christ he is a new creature the old things have passed away behold new things<font color="#E5E5E5"> have come now all of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> these things</font>

are from God who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the Ministry<font color="#E5E5E5"> of reconciliation namely that</font> God was in Christ reconciling the world to himself not counting their trespasses against them and he has committed to us

the word of reconciliation you<font color="#CCCCCC"> see how</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> works the curse that rightfully</font> should fall<font color="#CCCCCC"> on us for our sins fell on</font> him the entirety of Isaiah chapter 53 lines that out you can see what happened when Jesus stepped in between our sin

and the curse the judgment that that would bring it says that it pleased God to crush him he was marred more than any man now God poured out his wrath on <font color="#E5E5E5">Jesus in full measure in full strength</font> and as you see him there understand

that's the curse he was cursed for our sins and in faith as we receive that sacrifice we are no longer under a curse Jesus is<font color="#E5E5E5"> not a cursed having risen now</font> and being seated at the right hand of the Father and we are hidden in him we

are brand new creatures the person that <font color="#CCCCCC">we were dies when we become Christians</font> you recognize that that<font color="#E5E5E5"> person when we</font> make the commitment we go down in <font color="#E5E5E5">Baptism under the water that represents</font> a grave that is the day that you son<font color="#CCCCCC"> of</font>

Adam guilty of sin under the curse is put to death what rises from that grave is what Paul<font color="#CCCCCC"> was talking</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> about that it's</font> not<font color="#E5E5E5"> me who lives anymore it's Christ now</font> who lives in me now you are you son<font color="#CCCCCC"> of the Living God righteous and holy</font>

blessed and seated with Jesus now in heavenly places<font color="#E5E5E5"> even though we don't</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> see</font> it we receive it by faith because that's what he says<font color="#E5E5E5"> and that means the old man</font> and all of those deeds have<font color="#E5E5E5"> died now</font> it's true<font color="#E5E5E5"> that we</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> can tell who we are</font>

and<font color="#E5E5E5"> we'll go forward and look in</font> Scripture and find it by what we practice that will demonstrate whether or not we have received that forgiveness but if that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> the case we are not</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> under</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">a curse not from anything that our</font>

ancestors or four bears have done let's turn to<font color="#E5E5E5"> first John chapter 3</font> we'll start in verse for everyone who practices sin also practices lawlessness and sin is lawlessness that's what the definition of sin is means to transgress

God's commandments<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know that he</font> appeared<font color="#E5E5E5"> in order to take away sin and</font> in him there is no sin and<font color="#CCCCCC"> I understand</font> this<font color="#E5E5E5"> is hard this is hard to grasp but</font> it means<font color="#E5E5E5"> that our lives are hidden in</font> him and that we aim at obedience and

where we fall<font color="#E5E5E5"> short because we drag this</font> body of death that sin isn't accounted <font color="#E5E5E5">to us anymore that sin is placed on</font> Jesus at the cross and the<font color="#E5E5E5"> curse</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font> comes with it and we receive<font color="#CCCCCC"> from him</font> his righteousness and the blessing that

<font color="#CCCCCC">comes with it he appeared to take away</font> those since there's no sin in him<font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font> that's where<font color="#CCCCCC"> we are no one who abides in</font> him sins and no one who sins has seen him or knows him and that's a matter<font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font> practice again it's what are you aiming

at that used<font color="#E5E5E5"> to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> be a question people</font> would ask you what are<font color="#E5E5E5"> you aiming at</font> they met what do you mean by<font color="#E5E5E5"> what you're</font> saying what<font color="#E5E5E5"> we're saying when we say</font> what are<font color="#E5E5E5"> you aiming at it means are you</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">aiming at obedience are you careful to</font>

observe what God has said and do you put <font color="#CCCCCC">your heart</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> in</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that direction then when</font> you fail it is<font color="#E5E5E5"> exactly as the promise in</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">Psalm 91 verse 12 that God is there to</font> catch you<font color="#E5E5E5"> and bear you up that's what</font> grace is for God gives grace to the

humble who are trying<font color="#E5E5E5"> to please him who</font> care about what he says and walk in that way and he will finish that good work that he's begun in you but he resists the proud means he fights<font color="#E5E5E5"> back against</font> those<font color="#CCCCCC"> who are arrogant and rebel against</font>

him and yes he does<font color="#E5E5E5"> visit iniquity on</font> them to get them to repent if they will because he<font color="#E5E5E5"> takes no pleasure in his</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">children his children made in His image</font> and likeness everyone planned there is no unwanted child every soul<font color="#E5E5E5"> that's what</font>

God said in Ezekiel 18 all so are mine everyone and he loves everyone enough to send Jesus and watch him be brutally butchered the way that he was <font color="#E5E5E5">broken and bruised and to suffer</font> tremendously the<font color="#E5E5E5"> way that he did in</font>

order to deliver them it is not his desire for any of his children to perish he wants them to come into everlasting life<font color="#E5E5E5"> verse seven little children and</font> that's such a beautiful / phrase I know that's God's heart coming through John

<font color="#E5E5E5">little children make sure no one</font> deceives you you see and he wouldn't say this if that were not a deception that was put out there people will tell<font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font> how you<font color="#E5E5E5"> are righteous is when you join a</font> church when you<font color="#E5E5E5"> become more religious</font>

when you begin exploring religious things because you attend religious services that is never the right the judge for righteousness it's never the measure of righteousness the measure of righteousness is doing what's right do

you aim at and do you practice doing what God in fact says to do if you do then<font color="#CCCCCC"> you are righteous by God's</font> definition and you love him if you are careless if you are negligent about it if you<font color="#CCCCCC"> don't</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> seek to understand what he</font>

says and attempt to do it then you hate him and that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> the way that he looks at</font> it little children make sure no one deceives you the one who practices righteousness that just means practicing doing and saying and thinking what is

right those are God's commandments that person is righteous just as God is righteous<font color="#E5E5E5"> and the one who practices sin</font> is of<font color="#CCCCCC"> the devil for the devil is sent</font> from the beginning<font color="#CCCCCC"> and the Son of God</font> appeared for this purpose to destroy the

works of<font color="#CCCCCC"> the devil now some</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> of the works</font> of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the devil or all of those</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> things that</font> visit you the devil is a tool in God's shed that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> the way that it works did</font> the devil stir up egypt and the Pharaoh to begin treating Israel as if they were

slaves rather than honoring them yeah the devil did that but only<font color="#CCCCCC"> under God's</font> auspices only because God gave<font color="#E5E5E5"> him that</font> leeway to do it and God metered it out so<font color="#E5E5E5"> that he could bring about repentance</font> which eventually they did although<font color="#E5E5E5"> it</font>

took them a very long time<font color="#E5E5E5"> to repent of</font> their idolatry and then of<font color="#CCCCCC"> course we</font> know they repeated it over and over again and that's how you can<font color="#CCCCCC"> tell who is</font> who but understand that<font color="#E5E5E5"> Jesus came to</font> undo the works of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the devil he became</font>

the curse turn with<font color="#E5E5E5"> me to James chapter</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">4</font> and we'll start at verse 4 you adulteresses do you not<font color="#CCCCCC"> know that</font> friendship with the world is hostility toward God therefore<font color="#CCCCCC"> whoever wishes to</font>

be a friend<font color="#E5E5E5"> of the world makes himself</font> an enemy<font color="#E5E5E5"> of God or do you think that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">scripture speaks to no purpose he</font> jealously desires the<font color="#E5E5E5"> spirit which he's</font> made to dwell in us but he gives a greater grace therefore it says God is

opposed to the proud but gives grace to the humble submit therefore to god resist the devil and he will flee from you draw<font color="#CCCCCC"> near to God and He will draw</font> near to you cleanse your hands you sinners and purify your hearts you

double-minded be miserable and mourn and weep let your<font color="#E5E5E5"> laughter be turned into</font> mourning and your joy to gloom humble yourselves in<font color="#CCCCCC"> the presence of the lord</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> he will exalt you now</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> notice that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">he's addressing adultery that is what</font>

idolatry is and it's always idolatry when you act against the things that<font color="#E5E5E5"> God</font> has said because you're holding something else in his place whether that be your intellect or even a little <font color="#E5E5E5">wooden</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> tiki god</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> we think that we</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> don't</font>

practice idolatry today because we don't know<font color="#E5E5E5"> people I don't</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know anybody</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font> has a<font color="#E5E5E5"> little tiki somewhere with a</font> little shrine around it but<font color="#E5E5E5"> the truth is</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> idolatry is practiced any time that</font> you put anything before<font color="#E5E5E5"> God that's the</font>

definition of idolatry and so he's saying friendship<font color="#CCCCCC"> with the world and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">that just means putting the world those</font> people<font color="#E5E5E5"> who are practicing disobedience</font> to God when you put them<font color="#CCCCCC"> in a higher</font> spot than God he's saying that's

adultery now how is that<font color="#CCCCCC"> any different</font> than<font color="#E5E5E5"> Israel how is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that any different</font> than<font color="#E5E5E5"> having an astronaut in a little box</font> that<font color="#CCCCCC"> you carry with you it's the same</font> see it's the same<font color="#E5E5E5"> there's only one first</font> place you can't have two<font color="#CCCCCC"> things in first</font>

place you see and that's why James is addressing this to the church you would think that idolatry would have been a thing of the<font color="#CCCCCC"> past</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> but</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> he's not he's</font> telling them that you are committing Allah tree you were being adulteresses

if you<font color="#E5E5E5"> are friendship or if you're a</font> friend<font color="#E5E5E5"> of the world now and that doesn't</font> mean necessarily the people it's<font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font> system<font color="#E5E5E5"> it's it's the rebellion you</font> cannot hold Satan's hand in God's hand at the same time it's what Amos 33 says

can two walk together lest they be agreed if<font color="#E5E5E5"> you're agreed with God then</font> you<font color="#E5E5E5"> are an enemy of the</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> world and</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> it's</font> ways and the reverse is also true you see if you are friends with the world and you walk with and agree with its

ways then you're an enemy<font color="#CCCCCC"> of God and</font> that's what he's saying therefore whoever wishes to be a friend of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">world makes himself an enemy of God or</font> do you<font color="#CCCCCC"> think it speaks to no purpose</font> that he jealously desires the<font color="#E5E5E5"> spirit</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">which he's made to dwell in us you see</font> it's the same<font color="#CCCCCC"> thing that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> we heard he's a</font> jealous God jealousy is<font color="#E5E5E5"> ugly when people</font> practice it because we are not God it<font color="#E5E5E5"> is</font> wrong to desire just to ourselves now it's true<font color="#E5E5E5"> when you have a mate and you</font>

make<font color="#CCCCCC"> that commitment they belong to you</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and you alone that's right but other</font> people they<font color="#E5E5E5"> don't just belong to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> us they</font> belong<font color="#CCCCCC"> to God but</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> when God is jealous</font> it's not<font color="#E5E5E5"> a selfish thing itself less</font> it's the opposite because<font color="#CCCCCC"> he's the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> only</font>

one that<font color="#CCCCCC"> can give you life the only one</font> who can provide for<font color="#CCCCCC"> you the only</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> one who</font> can protect you you see it's<font color="#E5E5E5"> right it's</font> actually in your best interest that he be jealous for you remember how it said I'm a jealous God so he's saying he

jealously desires that spirit which he's made to dwell in us but notice he opposes the proud he gives grace to the humble and that's what he said at some length isn't an in Ezekiel chapter 18 and throughout<font color="#CCCCCC"> the whole scripture isn't</font>

that<font color="#CCCCCC"> right how</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> did</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> he treat able well</font> able<font color="#E5E5E5"> in obedience was trying to please</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">the Lord his sacrifice demonstrated it</font> and so god blessed him Cain wasn't interested in pleasing the Lord his sacrifice demonstrated it and so God

came and reasoned with him and he said Cain sin is<font color="#CCCCCC"> crouching at the door its</font> desire is for you and send we know in a person it was Satan that was crouching at his door and he desired to destroy him that's what<font color="#CCCCCC"> he wanted to do</font>

it was trying to infect Cain with his <font color="#CCCCCC">attitude toward god but God plainly says</font> Cain if you do right if you practice righteousness then you will be accepted I'm not playing favorites you see<font color="#E5E5E5"> it's</font> the very thing that Kane really was

accusing<font color="#E5E5E5"> God of your playing favorites</font> you just like able better it wasn't<font color="#E5E5E5"> true</font> God loved Cain and gave him his own <font color="#E5E5E5">special gifts and he's saying if you</font> would just do right then you would be accepted but notice he said you've got

to master it he was telling him that look a<font color="#CCCCCC"> a cane was</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> not under some curse</font> from Adam that he had to submit to sin you see he wasn't powerless as Satan would try<font color="#E5E5E5"> to get him to think to</font> overcome it<font color="#CCCCCC"> God's did not give him a</font>

command<font color="#E5E5E5"> that he couldn't keep he just</font> said do right why would you perish I don't take any pleasure in it I love you I'll accept you but you must do right to be with me and to enjoy the blessings and we know<font color="#E5E5E5"> what happened as a result</font>

and Cain did not repent and look at the <font color="#CCCCCC">mercy that God gave him I marvel at it I</font> mean God didn't just wipe him out you would think look what<font color="#CCCCCC"> happened I mean he</font> murdered his brother do you see that he <font color="#CCCCCC">acted out murder he spilled</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the blood</font>

the blood that God had made you<font color="#CCCCCC"> know it</font> wasn't<font color="#CCCCCC"> supposed</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> to be spilled the</font> purpose of blood is for life it's supposed<font color="#E5E5E5"> to be life and staying his</font> children and he had to witness that and that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> the way it goes with sin so you</font>

see how God resists the proud fights back against the proud but he gives grace to the humble and that just means just as we were saying those who care about an attempt to obey Him who carefully observe his word to do it and

so it says submit to god resist the devil and he will flee from you means the devil's got ronnie has no power over a Christian Satan has<font color="#CCCCCC"> been defeated Jesus defeated</font> him before he even started his ministry

he had to go through it remember how Moses had to spend forty years in the wilderness before he could begin his ministry of delivering Israel that was a type you see Jesus was the<font color="#E5E5E5"> one and he</font> spent 40 days in the wilderness being

tempted and tried and<font color="#CCCCCC"> tested by</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> devil<font color="#E5E5E5"> and we looked at one of those</font> passages he defeated Satan and then he came back full of the Holy Spirit and began his ministry which was an assault <font color="#E5E5E5">on Satan and his kingdom as we read he</font>

was undoing those curses he was as he put boldly declared right there in the synagogue<font color="#E5E5E5"> I'm going to set the captives</font> free the the<font color="#E5E5E5"> strong man has</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> been bound</font> you can't walk into a strong man's house and<font color="#CCCCCC"> take his stuff unless you tie</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> him up</font>

first well he had tied him up and as you <font color="#CCCCCC">know of course there was the great grand</font> finale when<font color="#E5E5E5"> Jesus said after being bowed</font> down with the care of the whole world and all<font color="#CCCCCC"> eternity was on his shoulders</font> there and he said nobody's taken my life

from me<font color="#E5E5E5"> I'm going to lay it down myself</font> I lay it down have the<font color="#E5E5E5"> power to lay it</font> down if the power to take it back<font color="#CCCCCC"> up</font> again and he said<font color="#E5E5E5"> this is your</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> hour and</font> the power of darkness so Satan was given that moment to<font color="#E5E5E5"> work but it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> was for our</font>

good it was for<font color="#CCCCCC"> our good that's the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">reason that God's can say that it</font> pleased him to crush his son because he could look forward and see the fruit that would be born of it that it would accomplish repentance and restoration

and freedom and life for eternity for his children you see that that was the point so he had defeated Satan he defeated him right there on that<font color="#E5E5E5"> cross</font> where Satan really probably thought that <font color="#CCCCCC">he had finally triumphed that he had</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">killed the one</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that he viewed as his</font> enemy<font color="#E5E5E5"> and yet as we know</font> heroes the grave couldn't hold him he rose from the dead and that was evidence you see that he had defeated him and that he didn't have<font color="#CCCCCC"> any power now our</font>

physical bodies yes we were born even as David said behold I was all together conceived and sin your<font color="#E5E5E5"> physical body</font> your first birth yeah you inherited a sinful nature from Adam but understand that<font color="#E5E5E5"> man dies that woman dies when</font>

<font color="#CCCCCC">you're converted when you fall on your</font> knees when you fall on your face and you tell God that you're wrong you've been <font color="#E5E5E5">wrong you've sinned and you're sorry and</font> you don't want<font color="#E5E5E5"> to do it anymore you want</font> to commit yourself to obeying him from

now on<font color="#E5E5E5"> everything that you know that he</font> wants<font color="#E5E5E5"> you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to do you are saying yes</font> beforehand and so as evidence outward evidence of that inside commitment that you've<font color="#E5E5E5"> made your placed under</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the water</font> that person dies there was a curse yes

but that person is gone that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> not who</font> you<font color="#CCCCCC"> are now you are new creation in</font> Christ Jesus and God<font color="#E5E5E5"> does not fight</font> against his own<font color="#E5E5E5"> children that's why I</font> says submit to God the devil will flee from you he has no right you see he has

no right to you let's turn to Romans chapter<font color="#CCCCCC"> 8</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">paul</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> has just done a very lengthy</font> analysis of the sin that seems to dog our steps the very things that people would point to and say you see you're

under a curse but<font color="#E5E5E5"> he recognizes that a</font> Christian is committed to trying to please the<font color="#CCCCCC"> Lord that's the humble one</font> that receives the grace don't<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> as parents I mean don't you see how</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">that works you have grace and you also</font>

visit iniquity don't you as a parent you do both<font color="#E5E5E5"> things if you've got a child</font> that cares about pleasing you and in the effort<font color="#E5E5E5"> of trying to please</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you if that</font> child slips and doesn't do it perfectly you don't visit that iniquity that is

not the time to spank the child that's the time to bless the child because you know the heart the heart is perfectly willing and that helps that<font color="#E5E5E5"> child to</font> grow up and to be more<font color="#CCCCCC"> like you that's</font> what<font color="#CCCCCC"> happens whereas if you have a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> child</font>

that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> rebellious and doesn't care what</font> pleases you<font color="#CCCCCC"> and doesn't put their effort</font> in<font color="#CCCCCC"> that direction when they threw their</font> negligence or sometimes just<font color="#E5E5E5"> threw</font> outright rebellion when<font color="#E5E5E5"> they are</font> opposing you then<font color="#E5E5E5"> that's when you bring</font>

the punishment<font color="#E5E5E5"> for the iniquity for the</font> lawlessness for the transgression<font color="#E5E5E5"> for</font> the rebellion and the whole purpose<font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font> that do you hate your child when you do that no quite the contrary you love your child when you do that the<font color="#E5E5E5"> purpose is to</font>

bring<font color="#E5E5E5"> them to a place where</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> they repent</font> and they come into line so that<font color="#CCCCCC"> you can</font> bless them<font color="#E5E5E5"> and so that's how</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> we</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> are now</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">as Christians we're committed to loving</font> and obeying our Father and that's where he concludes therefore there is no

condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus so is<font color="#CCCCCC"> it possible for you to be</font> accursed if you're in Jesus is Jesus accursed god forbid absolutely not it's not possible<font color="#E5E5E5"> that person died and Satan</font> has no right to you for the law of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set</font> you free<font color="#CCCCCC"> from the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> law of sin and death</font> for what the law could not do week as it was through the flesh God did sending his own son in<font color="#E5E5E5"> the likeness of</font> sinful flesh and as an offering for sin

he condemned the sin<font color="#CCCCCC"> in the flesh that</font> way the requirement<font color="#E5E5E5"> of the law is</font> fulfilled in<font color="#E5E5E5"> us we don't walk according</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">to a flesh but according to the spirit</font> that's how we walk you see that's what we practice and as a result there's no

condemnation there's no condemnation on you because of what<font color="#E5E5E5"> your grandmother did</font> or your great-grandmother your grandfather I've heard it I know Larry mentioned that i went<font color="#E5E5E5"> to a town called</font> thomaston georgia was just outside of

<font color="#CCCCCC">alabama and I'd struggled tremendously</font> with many health trials and there is abundant sin in my family looking back I'm sure there<font color="#CCCCCC"> is in every family you</font> know<font color="#E5E5E5"> and so I thought I recognized that</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">pattern and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> Steven who was the senior</font>

pastor there and a good friend heard about this<font color="#E5E5E5"> and</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> he said</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> well just come</font> with us<font color="#E5E5E5"> I I want to see you delivered</font> and that's what their ministry is so I went to this place and I think it<font color="#E5E5E5"> was a</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">five day thing I know it was</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> several</font>

days<font color="#E5E5E5"> in a row and we would go and attend</font> the services and essentially they would walk you through identifying just make a <font color="#E5E5E5">little laundry list of who your parents</font> were and<font color="#E5E5E5"> your grandparents and your</font> great it's best you know and<font color="#E5E5E5"> you would</font>

hear things like well your grandfather was<font color="#E5E5E5"> a Mason well that means that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it's</font> been passed<font color="#E5E5E5"> down to you you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> have the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">spirit of lust and that's the reason</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> you can't seem to break that or</font> your great-grandmother was an eastern

star and that's why you have a spirit of matriarchal witchcraft that's why you won't submit to your husband and then sometimes if you couldn't think<font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font> things then a person with the anointing with<font color="#CCCCCC"> a</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> special anointing would read that</font>

into you would just<font color="#E5E5E5"> say well what kind</font> of trouble are<font color="#E5E5E5"> you having in your life</font> aha well<font color="#CCCCCC"> I know what it is I have</font> revelation on that well the problem with <font color="#CCCCCC">that is it's simply not scriptural you</font> see and what it does and understand

Satan is subtle it's a subtlety it's not forthright he appears as an angel of light<font color="#E5E5E5"> and he only gives just the</font> slightest little twist or spin on something that is the truth in order to <font color="#CCCCCC">achieve something that's far out of line</font>

it's<font color="#E5E5E5"> very much like if you</font> imagine taking a very long voyage if you set your course correctly then you arrive at the destination like let's say you aim for Mars that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> a long way off</font> if you are dead on to the degree you'll

arrive at Mars but what if<font color="#CCCCCC"> you're a half</font> a degree off well you can't really<font color="#E5E5E5"> even</font> see that as you exit the atmosphere as you pass by the moon you can't tell a degree but what will<font color="#CCCCCC"> happen is you're</font> going<font color="#E5E5E5"> to miss Mars all together in other</font>

words down the line it grows and that's <font color="#E5E5E5">the way that it works with this I mean</font> it seems a<font color="#E5E5E5"> small thing but understand</font> and it appeals just like it did to Eve it appeals doesn't it if<font color="#E5E5E5"> someone will</font> release you from your personal

responsibility we all like to be released from that<font color="#E5E5E5"> isn't that true it's</font> not your<font color="#E5E5E5"> fault it's not your fault your</font> grandfather did<font color="#CCCCCC"> it to your grandmother</font> did it to you that's the draw<font color="#E5E5E5"> that's</font> part of the hook that we're being pulled

with is part of the<font color="#E5E5E5"> bait you see and</font> then likewise it has an appeal for those who teach it because you get to be wise and strong but the thing<font color="#CCCCCC"> is it's not</font> your place<font color="#E5E5E5"> it's not your place to step</font> into what only Jesus could do nobody

<font color="#CCCCCC">else has been the mediator between God</font> and man no one else could step into the gap that<font color="#CCCCCC"> is between us</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> because of our</font> sin when we<font color="#E5E5E5"> suffer we deserve</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> it he</font> alone was able to bear<font color="#CCCCCC"> the wrath on our</font> behalf because<font color="#CCCCCC"> he was righteous and he</font>

always<font color="#E5E5E5"> did those pleat those things</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font> please the<font color="#CCCCCC"> father he did love the Lord</font> his God with all of his heart mind soul and<font color="#E5E5E5"> strength something we've never</font> accomplished on our own<font color="#CCCCCC"> you see and no</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">person can stand in that place you see</font>

so there's an appeal but now as Christians we're not under that law of sin and death we're not under<font color="#CCCCCC"> a curse</font> anymore Jesus under went our curse he became our curse he didn't leave anything out

<font color="#E5E5E5">there's not a hint of anything that has</font> a right to burden us now do we recognize sinful desires do we see that there<font color="#CCCCCC"> are</font> patterns of sin sure those things<font color="#CCCCCC"> are</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">true that's the little kernel of truth</font> that's true you can have a

<font color="#E5E5E5">characteristic that you're taught by</font> your environment that's true we all as <font color="#E5E5E5">David plainly said we're all born into</font> sin we're all we receive in our flesh<font color="#E5E5E5"> a</font> sinful nature and we fight against it that's what<font color="#CCCCCC"> it means</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> when he says take</font>

up your<font color="#CCCCCC"> cross every day put that fleshly</font> nature to death you see but we are not powerless there's no curse where Satan has some power to manipulate us like a marionette and the<font color="#CCCCCC"> Cure isn't defined</font> some man with particular insight and to

go through some formula or to speak a certain thing to have that broken off of <font color="#CCCCCC">you it's not on you even as God</font> counseled Cain yes n is crouching at your door we recognize that<font color="#E5E5E5"> and it wants</font> to destroy you Satan wants to destroy

<font color="#CCCCCC">you but you should rule over it and</font> you're a binomial are you obliged to obey sin or sinful desires and that's why there's no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus the law of<font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">spirit of life in Christ Jesus set you</font>

free<font color="#CCCCCC"> from the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> law of sin and death the</font> law could in no way do it it was weak the law wasn't week it was<font color="#E5E5E5"> the flesh</font> that was weak so<font color="#E5E5E5"> God sent his own son to</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">do what the law could not do and let's</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">just address this now</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you think God is</font>

unfair you think the punishment is unjust you think he doesn't<font color="#E5E5E5"> treat</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font> right do you see what it<font color="#E5E5E5"> did</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to him do</font> you recognize that<font color="#E5E5E5"> it tore his son apart</font> your sin the judgment is<font color="#CCCCCC"> just the</font> offence against a righteous and a loving

father is an abomination<font color="#CCCCCC"> to rebel</font> against<font color="#E5E5E5"> the one who only ever loved and</font> blessed you and desired your good for all eternity in a place in<font color="#E5E5E5"> his family</font> that's it Jesus bore a greater punishment than we

can imagine and it is a<font color="#E5E5E5"> great insult to</font> God to<font color="#E5E5E5"> accuse him of being unjust or to</font> punish us for something somebody else did the only person who got punished<font color="#E5E5E5"> for</font> something somebody else did was Jesus <font color="#CCCCCC">the problem was sin the cure was</font>

repentance through the person of Jesus and his sacrifice now that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> the plain</font> truth that's a real<font color="#E5E5E5"> life genuine bill</font> and it helps you to<font color="#E5E5E5"> see the difference</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">between what is true and what is false</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">so we see then and it's that passage</font>

goes on that we're<font color="#E5E5E5"> not in an obligation</font> anymore to carry<font color="#E5E5E5"> out the deeds of the</font> flesh we're not obliged we're not bound anymore drove me to John chapter<font color="#E5E5E5"> 8 like</font> to look at verse 36 I know we were just looking at this it's<font color="#E5E5E5"> just very brief</font>

it's also very profound so if the son makes you free you will be free indeed you see it was the son who<font color="#CCCCCC"> set us free</font> completely free really free it's not an illusion of freedom you can have<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font> certainly when I was in rebellion in my

life I think<font color="#CCCCCC"> we all do that it's the</font> height of irony I remember feeling like I'm finally free I'm finally<font color="#E5E5E5"> calling the</font> shots man no more somebody pushing me around telling<font color="#CCCCCC"> me what to do no sir and</font> the irony of it is in that<font color="#CCCCCC"> moment I</font>

simply<font color="#E5E5E5"> turned from obeying God who loves</font> me and to Satan and I was fulfilling what he wanted me<font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> do and he hates me</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">I mean I'm yelling I'm free while I'm</font> getting myself all wrapped up in Chains it's sad isn't it but it is I have to

admit it's kind of comical so let's let's review a little bit going<font color="#CCCCCC"> back and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">just looking at it the whole idea of the</font> generational curses doctrine the<font color="#E5E5E5"> way</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> it's purported is that you can look</font> and trace that there are curses

that there are sins and patterns of sin that run down through lineages they lift a certain part of<font color="#E5E5E5"> a passage there in</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">Exodus</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> chapter 20 where it</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> says that God</font> visits the iniquities of the father's to <font color="#E5E5E5">the third and the fourth generation and</font>

together they add pop psychology a little bit a whole laundry list of <font color="#CCCCCC">things that could be wrong we recognize</font> that we can see that those things are wrong<font color="#E5E5E5"> and so they do a thing that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font> can find no pattern for no example of in

Scripture they assert a thing that is patently false that you are somehow as a <font color="#E5E5E5">Christian under a curse now in that</font> chapter in Exodus chapter 20<font color="#CCCCCC"> God plainly</font> says that there is a curse that's visited to the third<font color="#E5E5E5"> and fourth</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">generations it does not say that it's</font> passed down that could very easily easily simply mean when God makes a judgment the great grandfather's alive at the same time that the<font color="#E5E5E5"> son is alive</font> it<font color="#CCCCCC"> could mean that we don't see where</font>

one is passing it down to<font color="#E5E5E5"> another and so</font> that is visited on those who hate him by committing lawlessness but not on those who love<font color="#E5E5E5"> him by attempting to obey Him</font> you see and then if that were not clear enough he gives all of Ezekiel chapter

18 to address the issue I am NOT unjust I don't want to hear it anymore stop saying that now I<font color="#E5E5E5"> don't take any</font> pleasure in punishing my children but <font color="#E5E5E5">when I do it I do it so</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> they will</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> come</font> to repentance and be delivered from

their bondage<font color="#E5E5E5"> the soul who sins will die</font> but why would you die repent and he<font color="#CCCCCC"> even</font> gives the formula there it's so beautiful<font color="#E5E5E5"> and you see where the hold the</font> Gospel message is that is there talks about a new spirit and a new heart you

see and then as we look through the New Testament we start to see where Jesus bore the curse he became the curse we're not a cursed the old man died and i know it<font color="#E5E5E5"> is an affront to</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> god</font> for us to walk around saying that<font color="#CCCCCC"> he's</font>

unfair now I'll grant you even as it<font color="#E5E5E5"> was</font> said before we began the study that we carelessly take things for granted I certainly do honestly I thought this<font color="#E5E5E5"> was</font> a real thing that generational curses doctrine I went to<font color="#E5E5E5"> that place i had a</font>

little sheet that<font color="#E5E5E5"> was a formula it told</font> me how to to recognize and to renounce the individual curses that were on my life imagined who was that curse pronounced upon<font color="#CCCCCC"> i was a christian that's</font> saying that Jesus is accursed he's not a

cursed there is no curse on me what's true<font color="#E5E5E5"> is yes there are their tendencies</font> to send sure there are but that's just the old flesh that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> dying anyway my</font> heart and<font color="#E5E5E5"> my</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> mind like Paul's in Romans</font> chapter<font color="#CCCCCC"> 7</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that preceded chapter 8 their</font>

intent on obeying him and so there's grace for that there's no curse on that I wasn't obligated so I was surprised somewhat<font color="#E5E5E5"> honestly when I was looking at</font> the scripture but<font color="#E5E5E5"> honestly it's a very</font> pleasant<font color="#CCCCCC"> surprise I see I see the evil</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">that can be perpetrated by twisting what</font> God says and who he is just a little<font color="#E5E5E5"> bit</font> it doesn't seem like<font color="#E5E5E5"> a big thing but you</font> see any time you get in the habit of lifting and absolving responsibility off of yourself and placing it on someone

<font color="#E5E5E5">else don't you see how that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> changes the</font> way that it works itself out now you watch where<font color="#E5E5E5"> this</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> is practice and see</font> does it produce a people who are liberated no quite<font color="#CCCCCC"> the contrary it looks</font> a whole lot like the<font color="#E5E5E5"> Corinthian church</font>

looked wear these wear this is practiced because<font color="#CCCCCC"> people are saying well I can't</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">help it or they walk around looking all</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">the time for bondages that their</font> grandparents brought to them when the focus should be on Jesus<font color="#E5E5E5"> and the</font>

deliverance that he's brought and if there be any sin then you repent before him and he enables you to walk it out and freedom you see it's subversive and it'll have an evil effect and it has an evil effect on the leaders to they

begin<font color="#CCCCCC"> to practice nicolay attend</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> ism</font> which God plainly says that he hates and <font color="#E5E5E5">that word simply means to conquer the</font> laity meaning to use to take power over people the way that jesus told His disciples we don't do<font color="#CCCCCC"> it</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> like that now</font>

you see the Pharisees and the Sadducees and how they lord it over people we don't do that you watch my example watch me wash<font color="#CCCCCC"> your feet that's how</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you do it</font> God plainly says he holds individuals responsible for individual choices he's

perfectly just and does not punish us for the sin of others and Jesus was a sufficient sacrifice that blood it covers everything we don't reach back in there<font color="#E5E5E5"> in the murky darkness of the</font> waters of<font color="#E5E5E5"> our past and fish out sins God</font>

forgets them and puts them away they don't attach or belong to you and I mean what's wonderful news is that we're free as the<font color="#CCCCCC"> word says we're free indeed and</font> there's<font color="#CCCCCC"> more depth clearly in fact I'm a</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">little surprised now to be about 15</font>

minutes<font color="#CCCCCC"> early but I suppose you can</font> consider<font color="#E5E5E5"> that grace the booklet will</font> have absolutely well yeah and that's a good that's a good<font color="#E5E5E5"> point the kings of</font> Israel<font color="#E5E5E5"> and Judah are a salient example</font> if you<font color="#CCCCCC"> have a king for instance if</font>

you'll remember the first<font color="#E5E5E5"> king the way</font> it<font color="#CCCCCC"> happened other nations</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> ended up with</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">Kings that's the way that they chose to</font> rule themselves that's not the<font color="#CCCCCC"> way</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font> God had designed for Israel to operate they were to have one<font color="#CCCCCC"> king they didn't</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">need a mediator and they were always</font> trying to put somebody<font color="#E5E5E5"> between them and</font> God which I know broke God's heart because he wanted them to experience the blessings of being up close to<font color="#CCCCCC"> them but</font> they looked around and they saw that

other nations<font color="#E5E5E5"> had kings and so they were</font> clamoring give us a king and God<font color="#CCCCCC"> said</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">alright if that's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> what you want</font> give it to you<font color="#E5E5E5"> I'll give you what you're</font> asking for so you see they picked Saul and Saul was everything that<font color="#E5E5E5"> you would</font>

<font color="#E5E5E5">want in a king he would win a political</font> contest if he were running today because he was tall he was good-looking he seemed confident and so in the flesh people would look at him and think you know<font color="#CCCCCC"> that guy would be a good leader i</font>

could easily trust him but<font color="#CCCCCC"> the truth</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> was</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">that he wasn't like he appeared he</font> really feared men more than<font color="#CCCCCC"> god he was</font> an idolatry I mean it's ironic to me that on the<font color="#CCCCCC"> day that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> he was to be</font> anointed king there and presented to

Israel he was hiding in the baggage he was scared<font color="#E5E5E5"> of people he was afraid of</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">people but he didn't fear God and so he</font> was anointed and God certainly blessed him even though it was a lesser thing to have a king than to have God as your

king it was a more blessed thing but he began to usurp God's Authority he was practicing lawlessness he was told to destroy all of<font color="#CCCCCC"> the people</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and all of</font> their flocks and herds etc and he decided because of the people you<font color="#CCCCCC"> know</font>

just<font color="#E5E5E5"> like politics like you put your</font> finger<font color="#CCCCCC"> in the air and you want to get</font> anybody upset with me so he spared a king and he spared some livestock and when Samuel came and confronted<font color="#CCCCCC"> him on</font> it he said oh I've done<font color="#CCCCCC"> the will of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> the</font>

Lord behold I've done the will of the <font color="#E5E5E5">Lord he said well what is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> that lowing of</font> the cattle that<font color="#E5E5E5"> I here then if you did</font> what God said that's not righteousness you're not practicing righteousness and he repeated this pattern essentially he

showed<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> he had more respect for</font> people and what people<font color="#E5E5E5"> thought</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> than what</font> God said so as a result God removed his holy spirit from him now the person who came<font color="#E5E5E5"> after him was David now let me ask</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">you a question was David a cursed</font>

because of what's all did was he did God visit a punishment on David for what Saul had done saw clearly as we<font color="#E5E5E5"> saw in</font> Ezekiel 18 had been wicked and acted wickedly even though he was quick to absolve himself uh don't everything<font color="#E5E5E5"> God</font>

said no he didn't no he didn't but notice the punishment fell on Saul for that God rightly punished Saul Saul did not repent and he ended up tragically he fell on his sword I believe in that

right killed himself I don't think<font color="#E5E5E5"> his</font> armor<font color="#E5E5E5"> bear would do it for him would he</font> know so sad but now David was a man after God's own heart who would do all <font color="#CCCCCC">of God's good pleasure so he anointed</font> him he brought him up to<font color="#E5E5E5"> be king and the</font>

nation of Israel was blessed now<font color="#E5E5E5"> again</font> we see David did not perfectly do everything that<font color="#E5E5E5"> God said did he slip and</font> fall yeah he did it was a big fall and it was in public<font color="#E5E5E5"> so God had to punish</font> him as a<font color="#E5E5E5"> result but now you would think</font>

then did God punish<font color="#E5E5E5"> Solomon his son who</font> came after him for<font color="#E5E5E5"> Davidson no he</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">blessed Solomon notice how he comes to</font> Solomon and he says what would you<font color="#E5E5E5"> like</font> he appears to him personally and says ask me anything<font color="#CCCCCC"> that</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> you want I'll give</font>

it to you he wasn't visiting that iniquity of David<font color="#E5E5E5"> on Solomon and neither</font> didn't he bless david as he reigned even though there was a<font color="#E5E5E5"> consequence for his</font> sin he didn't take his spirit from him notice how David cries out don't take

your Holy Spirit from me because<font color="#E5E5E5"> he had</font> seen that happen with song didn't he and God didn't and he kept him in office<font color="#E5E5E5"> you</font> know I remember<font color="#CCCCCC"> when Clinton was</font> involved in a scandal in<font color="#CCCCCC"> the White House</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">and I remember</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> thinking man they just</font>

need<font color="#CCCCCC"> to</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> kick that bum out of</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> there</font> behavin like that setting that kind<font color="#E5E5E5"> of</font> example now I did not see him repent publicly I saw him publicly say it depends<font color="#CCCCCC"> on what the</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> definition of is is</font> and then try to subtly twist a word to

use a word that other people would take to mean one thing in order to deceive them to pretend his innocence when he was in fact guilty so I did not see David's heart not fasting in sackcloth and ashes and on his face asking to be

forgiven<font color="#CCCCCC"> I didn't see that but notice</font> that God kept David in office in fact<font color="#E5E5E5"> he</font> made him many promises he wouldn't let him build temple that was a consequence but he did let Solomon do it as a result<font color="#E5E5E5"> and you</font>

see over and over again that<font color="#E5E5E5"> God would</font> bless the Kings like Josiah who came along his his father had been wicked the king<font color="#CCCCCC"> before him had been wicked in fact</font> God's law had been lost people didn't even know what God had asked them to do

anymore you know it reminds me<font color="#CCCCCC"> of</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> what</font> happens today right now<font color="#E5E5E5"> today Americans</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">really don't know what kind of country</font> this<font color="#CCCCCC"> is because there's</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> been a concerted</font> effort<font color="#CCCCCC"> to take out of the for our very</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">Declaration of Independence</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> and our</font>

Constitution they've been obscured and misrepresented to the point where when you<font color="#E5E5E5"> begin</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> to read and look at those</font> documents you are shocked at the way they are administered how far we've fallen and that's the same way it was in

josiah's day the word had been hidden to the point where people didn't even know how sinful they had become and when one copy of the<font color="#E5E5E5"> scriptures was found in</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> the</font> temple and brought to<font color="#CCCCCC"> him he had it read</font> to him and he's just<font color="#E5E5E5"> a young man a child</font>

really he rips his clothing he recognizes he sinful and he repents and God blesses him<font color="#E5E5E5"> God loved him and</font> blessed him but now after him was a wicked King and that really as<font color="#E5E5E5"> you look</font> through the<font color="#CCCCCC"> scriptures you'll see that's</font>

the way<font color="#E5E5E5"> that it</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> is with God he's always</font> that way he's<font color="#CCCCCC"> always fair if anyone and</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">that's what he's showing in Ezekiel I</font> mean honestly it's almost like a legal contract the way he spells it out I mean he says it number one that's<font color="#E5E5E5"> not true</font>

I'm not unjust the children's teeth are not set<font color="#CCCCCC"> on edge because the father drank</font> or eight the sour grapes but then he goes to great lengths to say if one is righteous I will bless him now if his son after him is not righteous then I am

NOT going<font color="#CCCCCC"> to bless him I</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> will curse him</font> but if his son comes after him and his righteous I will bless him and that's the way that God is you know I'm astounded as I look across and I like to see

what people are saying in God's name what they say and as I look out there are subtle deceptions that don't seem <font color="#CCCCCC">like such a big deal</font><font color="#E5E5E5"> but what they do is</font> they obscure the nature of<font color="#E5E5E5"> God what he's</font> really like you see and when that

<font color="#CCCCCC">happens it's you it's already a done</font> deal when you're starting from that foundation which is false you can't stand nothing that you build their will stand you must be built on the truth and that's why it's important part of our

Commission is to expose things that are not true literally expose means to put out<font color="#E5E5E5"> X means out pose means to place we</font> expose not only do we reveal what's not truth but then we put it<font color="#E5E5E5"> out and as we</font> do then we<font color="#E5E5E5"> realize our Liberty we're set</font>

free we don't have to fret and worry about what our great-grandfather did or waste the time researching it or cower under the belief somehow that Satan has some mighty power he always likes to masquerade like he's got power you know

<font color="#E5E5E5">Satan is like a dog on a leash he's he's</font> got the<font color="#E5E5E5"> freedom to go so</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> far and no</font> farther and he can't do anything<font color="#CCCCCC"> you</font> <font color="#E5E5E5">can't curse Jesus he's not a cursed</font> we're free were set free from that and whom the son sets free is free indeed

hallelujah thank<font color="#E5E5E5"> you David praise the</font> Lord back over<font color="#CCCCCC"> to Exodus chapter 20</font> again where God is giving the Israelites of<font color="#E5E5E5"> 10 commandments you</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> know this is</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">often of the office like David I assumed</font> I've prayed for people to be delivered

from generational curses just because of simply that things<font color="#E5E5E5"> that</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> I'd heard I</font> didn't check it out<font color="#CCCCCC"> I didn't look at it</font> until we did this study and I'm like David I was suppressed but<font color="#E5E5E5"> you know it's</font> presented as people being held under

bondage by the all about spirits of the devil but<font color="#E5E5E5"> what</font> we read here in Exodus chapter 20 notice it says verse 5 talking about idols you will not worship them or serve them for I the Lord your God am a jealous God

visiting the iniquity of the fathers are the children of the third before generations who is it this doing it it's not<font color="#E5E5E5"> a demon it's not the devil it is</font><font color="#CCCCCC"> God</font> and it's pretty<font color="#E5E5E5"> presumptuous to think</font> that somehow you're going to cast

something that<font color="#E5E5E5"> God has authorized out</font> you know when<font color="#E5E5E5"> God makes a judgment he</font> makes a judgment now we cast out demons we deliver people<font color="#E5E5E5"> from demons and from</font> spirits we lay hands on on people we cast out demons but now when you're

talking about something<font color="#E5E5E5"> the Lord has</font> authorized that would be like David trying to cast out the<font color="#E5E5E5"> spirit that God</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">had sent upon Saul remember when he sent</font> the spirit upon Saul and Saul disobeyed David's a man of God me he's<font color="#CCCCCC"> he'll try</font>

to cast out something that<font color="#E5E5E5"> the devil has</font> that<font color="#E5E5E5"> God has sent and in this case this</font> is not something that that is a result <font color="#E5E5E5">of the devil it's a result of God but</font> like like<font color="#E5E5E5"> a black David said there's a</font> there's a lot of difference between

<font color="#E5E5E5">visiting the iniquity and putting a</font> curse on someone it<font color="#CCCCCC"> doesn't say curse</font> nowhere does it say that<font color="#CCCCCC"> God you know</font> visit that curses children because of something their parents<font color="#CCCCCC"> do although we</font> <font color="#CCCCCC">are blessed and then</font>

y'all rise you so you



Video Description

David Brown gives an in depth study on the doctrine of generational curses and it's biblical veracity.