OPEN HEAVENS DAILY DEVOTIONAL. WEDNESDAY 8 APRIL 2015. THEME : BREAKING GENERATIONAL CURSES.

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MEMORISE : And the LORD spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed me
not, to sanctify me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not
bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. NUMBERS 20 :
12.

READ : 2 KINGS 5 : 25 – 27.
25 But he went in, and stood before his master. And Elisha said unto him,
Whence comest thou, Gehazi? And he said, Thy servant went no whither.
26 And he said unto him, Went not mine heart with thee, when the man turned
again from his chariot to meet thee? Is it a time to receive money, and to
receive garments, and oliveyards, and vineyards, and sheep, and oxen, and
menservants, and maidservants?
27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall cleave unto thee, and unto thy seed
for ever. And he went out from his presence a leper as white as snow.

BIBLE IN ONE YEAR : MALACHI 1 – 4 AND MATHEW 16 : 13 – 28.

The sin of one man can sometimes lead to national disasters and tragedy
( Joshua 7 : 1 – 5 ). One person’s sin can also bring trouble to generations
unborn. The story of how Gehazi became leprous in our Bible reading
buttresses this fact. With the recent innovation in science, scientists believe
that problems in the genes of a great grandfather can be seen in the genes of
his offspring. The Goodnews is that once you give your life to Christ, you
automatically become a member of God’s family. A curse is like a river that
flows downstream. It begins from its source and is passed down to the other
people. I decree in the Name of Jesus and through the authority vested in me
as the minister of the gospel, that every generational curse still operating in
your life be broken now.
The idolatry of Ahab and his family brought untold hardship and agony to a lot
of people for three and half years ( 1 Kings 18 : 17 – 18 ). This is why you must
learn to accept your faults anytime you are rebuked for your sins, because the
eyes of the Lord are too holy to behold iniquity. A foolish person thinks that he
or she is always right. One of the first things a mathematician learns is that it
is possible for you to be wrong. I know that I can be wrong. When anything
goes wrong. I quickly check myself. Because a fool thinks that he is always
right, he hates correction and instruction. A refusal to readily accept and
admit your faults might lead to untold anguish and agony at the end.

At a point in time, King David sinned against the Lord because he conducted a
census without God’s permission ( 1 Chronicles 21 ). God was unhappy with this,
and when the punishment came, thousand of people died. What a national
tragedy! This is why we must always pray for the people in power, because
whatever decision they take have far-reaching effects on the entire
citizenry. The consequence of a generational curse is terrible. A curse
normally begins to destroy from the root, and a lot of damage is done before it
is noticeable. Barrenness in business can be as a result of curse. Joblessness
and lack of progress could be due to a curse. When someone is always almost
succeeding but never succeeds, it is the sign of a curse. Some people
repeatedly gather money to build a house or start a project, but as soon as
they begin executing their plans, a problem comes up that takes all the
gathered money away. This also is indicative of a curse. As a mouthpiece of the
most High, I decree blessings to replace every curse in your life in Jesus’
Name.

KEY POINT :
Obedience brings the blessings of the Lord’

AUTHOR : Pst. E . A ADEBOYE.

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