12 But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: 13 who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God. John 1:12-13
Today’s devotional is special and very exciting. Because there are many messages out there on bloodline patterns and breaking family curses that make some wonder if these are part of the realities in Christ. But before I go any further, let me take the cat out of the bag. The fact that a message is popular doesn’t make it true. To be honest with you, and sadly as it is, there are lots of doctrines (teachings) in the body of Christ that don’t align with the gospel.
15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God, a worker who does not need to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. 2 Timothy 2:15
I know this topic is quite popular and very sensitive as well. If you didn’t read yesterday’s devotional, Understanding The New Creation In Christ, I encourage you to do so if you want to have a complete picture of today’s message. The reason many are fond of such a message is that there are tons of Christians out there who still don’t have the perfect understanding that to be in Christ is a completely different life.
Our opening verse is emphatic – if you’re a child of God, then you’re not born from a natural source but of God! This is the only way for you to appreciate the truth that repeated bloodline patterns and breaking family curses don’t belong to Christ. Unless you don’t believe you’re a child of God. Unless you’re not sure that you have a new identity and a nature. If that is the case, then there is no point reading on because no true child of God can and should think that they are under any curse.
Repeated Bloodline Patterns And Breaking Family Curses Are A Manifestation of Lack Of Knowledge Of Our Glory In Christ.
My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I also will reject you from being priest for Me; because you have forgotten the law of your God, I also will forget your children. Hosea 4:6
God didn’t make you His child in Christ to believe in any repeated bloodline patterns. The question is, what family curses are you breaking? You now belong to the family of God – is God cursed? Do you have to redeem yourself from a curse placed on God? Absolutely no! God blesses and has blessed you! So the only reason you may have believed in the message of repeated bloodline patterns and breaking family curses can be attributed to your lack of knowledge of your identity in Christ.
14 For this reason I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15 from whom the whole family in heaven and earth is named. Ephesians 3:14-15
Did you just read that you belong to a family? I know that many believers don’t see the church as a family – at best, they see the church as a religious organization. That is wrong! God through Christ already saved you from any repeated bloodline patterns and family curses. You’re not there anymore to deal with them. If you see anything that looks like a repeated pattern, what you do is to realign to the truth of the gospel.
4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. 2 Corinthians 10:4-5
If anything doesn’t align with the truth of Christ, you enforce your glory. The point is, too many believers have accepted the idea that there is a bloodline that is contaminated, when in actual sense, what is wrong with them is knowledge deficiency. You have a spiritline in Christ – not a bloodline.
55 But He turned and rebuked them, and said, “You do not know what manner of spirit you are of. Luke 9:55
Instead of thinking about what bloodline you’re made of, think of what spirit you’re made of. And thanks be to God that you’re born of God and have His life in you. Therefore, the concept of dealing with bloodline patterns and breaking family curses are alien to Christ. Every human being who is not born again already has his bloodline corrupted from Adam. Jesus changed it all. Stay blessed
Read Further: John 3: 1-8
Prayer For Today
Holy Father, I thank you in the name of the Lord Jesus for granting a life that is superior to what I had. I thank you that in you, I am safe forever. Amen