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Separated Unto Blessings - Pastor Chris Oyakhilome Dsc, D.D

Over the years, Christians have been erroneously taught that many of their problems are connected to generational, family, or ancestral curses. But that’s not true! In as much as these curses exist and can influence one who isn’t born again, they ought not to affect a Christian. Some Christians have nevertheless found themselves victims of so-called ancestral or generational curses because they lack knowledge of their new identity in Christ.

The Bible says, “Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). Having been born again by the Word and Spirit of God, you’re not the same person that was born of your parents. Therefore, no matter the curses that may have been invoked on you, or that you may have inherited from your forbears, they’re of no effect, because you’re now a new creation in Christ! Thus, you’ve been separated into a new family – God’s family – where you’re blessed forever: “Who hath delivered us from the power of darkness, and hath translated [us]into the kingdom of his dear Son” (Colossians 1:13).

You’ve been called to inherit a blessing: “Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:9). Curses have no power over you, for the Bible says “Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel” (Numbers 23:23). However, believing this is not enough; you’ve got to act on the Word by proclaiming that you’re now separated unto blessings, and not curses, having been born again.

Romans 10:10 says, “with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.” Therefore, to enjoy the life of blessings to which you’ve been called in Christ Jesus, you must keep declaring that you’re the blessed of the Lord, and no curse can have any impact on you. Ephesians 1:3 says “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ.” Make this your confession today, and always.
Source: CE Online