Can a Christian be cursed with generational sin? Part 4

The arch enemy of God shrewdly blurs the line between non-biblical thinking and God’s Word. Human thinking lures people away from God’s truth with the certainty of the gospel (2Pe 1:3-9). Only Christ offers absolute freedom once for all (Heb 10:10).

Can a Christian be cursed with generational sin? Part 4Titus explains the sufficiency of salvation when he writes; “he (God) saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness, but according to his own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit, whom he poured out on us richly through Jesus Christ our Saviour, so that being justified by his grace we might become heirs according to the hope of eternal life” (Titus 3:5-7).

Salvation is totally the work of God; Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. Any and all sins are included in the cleansing regeneration of salvation. No human assistance is needed, nor can it benefit the repentant sinner one bit. Faith triggers the Holy Spirit’s response; who recreates the sinner to become a Saint, a whole new creation in Christ (2Co 5:17). Spiritual rebirth and justification are unable to be affected by ancestral sin or demons.

Paul proclaims; “For our sake he (God) made him (Christ) to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God (2 Corinthians 5:21). If the sins of ancestors could pass down to a Christian, then everything Scripture declares to be true of Christ is wrong. Because Christ has victory, we have victory in Him, by faith.

Those who teach the curse of generational sin often associate demon possession in the same package of error. Such people often claim you need deliverance once they have labelled you as being under the curse of generational sin. So, can a believer be demon possessed? Scripture would answer a resounding NO!

Actually; there are no biblical examples of believers being demon possessed or under a curse of ancestral sin. The New Testament only speaks of unregenerate people possessed by unclean Spirits. To be demon possessed, means they have direct and complete control over the thoughts and actions of a person (Examples: Mat 17:14-18; Luk 4:33-35; 8:27-33). Whereas, to be oppressed means they attack or use any means at their disposal to influence and direct a person into sin.

Obedience is God’s answer to oppression, not deliverance of something you don’t have. John asserts that “everyone who has been born of God does not keep on sinning, but he who was born of God (Jesus) protects him, and the evil one (Satan) does not touch him” (1 John 5:18). Children of God are under the protection of the Lord Jesus Christ. Just as Satan cannot touch Christ, so in Christ he cannot touch the believer.

Scripture declares believers are indwelt by the Holy Spirit (Rom 8:9-11; 1Co 3:16; 6:19; Eph 1:13-4), and that “where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom” (2 Corinthians 3:17). That’s because he who is in you is greater than he who is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Consequently, the Holy Spirit neither shares a believer nor moves over for any-one, especially Satan. Instead, God’s Spirit frees the believer to sanctified security and glorification.

“Nevertheless, do not rejoice… that the spirits are subject to you, but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20). Faith focuses on Christ and His victory more than on your enemies. It looks to your heavenly home more than this world. It rejoices in Christ’s strength more than wallowing in human weakness. Faith stands secure in the unchangeable certainties of Christ’s supremacy, not focused on or stressing over defeated enemies.

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