You shall not make for yourself a carved image, any likeness of anything that is in heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them nor serve them, for I the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those that hate Me – Exodus 20 : 4 – 5.
Most times, the above mentioned sin is not being taken notice of because we feel that since we are now in Christ behold, old things are passed away. Brethren, the sins of idolatry cannot be passed away like that without begging God for the forgiveness and renouncing that sin. What of evil covenant that they might have made? What about any curse that might have been placed on the family? What about evil yokes? What about curtism?
The bible says that God will visit the iniquity of the father up to the third or fourth generation. Even if you said that your father was not part of that worship but what about your ground father or great-ground father, so you are still involve. Until someone rise up and take the bull by the horn by taking responsibility to beg for such sin, it cannot be swept under the carpet. Instead, it will keep on being renewed until somebody from the family rise up.
We feel that the sins of our parents cannot get to us. If you think so, glory to God for your understanding but try and read the above bible verse so that you can now know how to take your stand in any sins that your parents or ancestors have committed.
God cannot lie and His word cannot lie. All He expect us to do is to accept our error and beg for His forgiveness of our sins and that of our ancestors and He will surely forgive us because of His love for us.
Prayer : Father, I appreciate You for placing Your truth in me. Forgive me the sins of my ancestors O Lord. Don’t let the sins they have committed distant me from You and Your promises in the name of Jesus Christ. Forgive me also of any sins that I have committed against You, against Your word and against any of your children and servant. Wash me with the precious blood of Jesus Christ in the name of Jesus Christ.