Did you know that we often struggle with the same weaknesses and sins our relatives
experienced in their past?
King Solomon started his earthly reign totally depending upon his God, praying the most intense prayers, and constructing a stunning temple for God to dwell in. Yet, in his later years he bowed down before Astoreth, an evil goddess. Worship to her included sexual immorality, prostitution, divination, and fortune telling. Solomon also worshiped the god of Molech who required the sacrifice of babies.
Did King Solomon have a weakness for sexual sins? Yes he did. And who else stepped into the same disobedience by committing adultery before King Solomon was born? Yes…you guessed it… his father David.
Both men loved God with a deep devotion, yet they lost their spiritual life to immorality.
What are you losing your life to? Is it timidity, shame, rejection or perhaps immorality?
The reason these men fell is that they did not give God the right to satisfy Himself in them. Had they done so, God would have made them a holy operation in the Kingdom. Solomon could have repented for the sin of his father which would have broken the hold of lust in him and closed the door for the next generation to fall into immorality.
Numbers 14:18 says, “The LORD is slow to anger and filled with unfailing love, forgiving every kind of sin and rebellion. But he does not excuse the guilty. He lays the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected–even children in the third and fourth generations.”
We may have to come to grips that often the only way to experience freedom is to repent for the sins our forefathers who did not know how to be set free from the clutches of Satan.
Let God make you a holy experiment, for His enterprise. God offers His freedom for you to set the captives free from years of bondage. He will give you His DNA with a new generation inside of you.
I hear Jesus say, “Bring Me your generational burdens, big or small: to Me it is all the same. I paid the price for each sin and generational offense. I so desire for you to be without any baggage. I will make you dance through the waters and rain My blessings on you. My desire is for you to stand in the gap for your people and the ones that went ahead of you. Thus, you will become like a bridge over troubled waters.”