TODAY’S PROPHETIC THOUGHT
I Am a loving God but I will not force you to love Me. I have given you the ability to choose for yourself. You do not become a part of My kingdom because your parents were. It’s personal. Come and sit. Let’s talk a while.
CHOOSE TO BREAK THE CHAIN
The choices between life or death that we make in covenant with God do not just affect us. They also affect our children and our grandchildren.
“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live.” – Deuteronomy 30:19
Walking with God is about the collateral blessing. Look, we all know about collateral damage and we all know about generational curses. Generational curses are real and you need to learn how to throw a wrench into that mess.
Know this: You do not have to be subject to the curse passed down to you. This whole thing of people saying, “I was born this way,” or, “I was born that way,” is baloney. You don’t have to be a slave to that thing.
What’s real is Jesus Christ paid an amazing price for you to tap into His bloodline and His bloodline is clean and holy. It gives you an identity that says, “You are clean and you are holy.”
As adults, we are in a small way the product of how we were raised. Parents or other adults trained us how to think and what to believe. But there comes a time, my friend, when you need to evaluate your belief system and decide for yourself what you believe and why.
Statistically, those raised in a Christian home are more likely to have a relationship with God. Kids who grew up seeing their father pray with the family as well as alone have more a chance of doing it themselves.
On the flip side, if alcoholism runs in your family or dad had several lady friends, it’s likely you were never taught that was wrong and ‘poof’ – you’re living with a generational curse. To say, “That’s just how I was raised” is a cop-out!
Grow up. Find out what you believe. What kind of legacy will you hand down to your children and grandchildren? Choose to break the chain with the blood of Jesus.
FROM MY SERMON SERIES PRAY FOR RAIN – REVIVAL