How to reverse a curse Biblically?
The “spiritual battle” movement teaches the need to break the hereditary curses and to nullify pending commitments to the devil, even after Christ saved the person. It is shown that we inherited the curses that accompanied our ancestors, because of their demonic sins and covenants, and that we need to override these hereditary curses.
One of the texts used to defend this point is Exodus 20: 5, where God threatens to visit the wickedness of the parents in the children, up to the third and fourth generation of those who hate it. “You shall not worship or serve them; because I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, who punished the iniquity of the parents over the children up to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me” ( Ex 20.5 ).
However, teaching that God bears the consequences of parental sins on children is only half the truth. The Scripture also tells us that if a son of an idolatrous father and an adulterer, seeing the evil deeds of his father, fears God and walks in his ways, nothing that the father did will fall on him.
Conversion and individual repentance “break“, in the existence of people, the “hereditary curse” (an effect only possible because of the work of Christ). This was the point emphasized by the prophet Ezekiel in his preaching to the people of Israel of the time (read Ezekiel 18 carefully ).
Through the prophet Ezekiel, God rebuked them, affirming that moral responsibility is personal and individual before Him: “both the soul of the father and the soul of my son are mine. The soul that sins, that will die” ( Ez. 18: 4, 20 ). And that, by conversion and a righteous life, the individual is free from the “curse” of the sins of his ancestors, see Ezekiel 18: 14-19. This passage is significant, for it shows us how God himself interprets (through Ezekiel) the meaning of Exodus 20: 5.
Applying to our day, it is evident that the true believer had already broken with his past and with the spiritual implications of the sins of his ancestors when, repentant, he came to Christ in faith.
There is more; the apostle Paul clarifies that the writing of debt that was contrary to us, that is, the curse of the law, no longer has any effect on us since Jesus annulled it on the cross:
And when you were dead in your crimes and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He gave you life together with Him, having forgiven us all sins, having canceled the debt document that consisted of decrees against us and that was adverse to us, and has removed it from the middle, nailing him to the cross, and having stripped the powers and authorities, made them a public spectacle, triumphing over them through Him ( Col. 2: 13-15 ).
Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written: Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree ( Gal 3:13 ).
Therefore, all condemnation that weighed on us was removed entirely when Christ paid, sufficiently and effectively, our guilt before God. Now if Christ’s work on Calvary for us was powerful enough to remove from us the curse of God’s holy law, how much more can it remove anything that could be used by Satan to claim rights over us, including pacts made by us with evil entities, or by our parents in our ignorance.
A simple study of the Scriptures and of the language used is sufficient to describe our redemption so that there is no doubt that the believer, like a slave exposed for sale in the square, was bought for a price, and now passes to fully belong to your new Lord. The former chief has no more right over him, as the Roman legislation of the time stated.
Thus, Paul in 1 Corinthians 6:20 says that we were bought with a price. The Greek word for “bought” is agorazo, which means: to buy, to redeem, to pay a ransom; This term was used for the act of buying a slave in the plaza, or spending his ransom to free him. So, now being free, we must not let ourselves be enslaved again ( 1 Cor. 7:23 ), we have been rescued by the precious blood of Christ:
Knowing that you were not redeemed from your vain way of living inherited from your parents with perishable things like gold or silver, but with precious blood, like from a lamb without blemish and without spot, the blood of Christ ( 1 Pet. 1: 18- 19 ).