The Sins of the FathersPrint This Post
“If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17).
The sins of the fathers are indeed visited upon their children to the third and fourth generation; over and over again. And for the record, the rest of that oft quoted passage from the Old Testament goes on to say that, while the father’s sins impact three to four generations of those who hate God, He shows mercy unto thousands of them who love Him and keep His commandments (see Exodus 20:5,6).
You can stop the cycle of bondage in your family history, and unleash a powerful surge of blessings for generations to come! How? By answering the call God has upon your life. And I am writing to help you do just that.
Of the many grand declarations in scripture, few are more marvelous than this: “If any man be in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Co. 5:17).
It is true. God can change any life and alter the course of history by so doing. “Before I shaped you in the womb, I knew all about you,” God said to Jeremiah. “Before you saw the light of day, I had holy plans for you.”(Jeremiah 1:5).
Do you suppose that God might have also known all about you before you were born? Of course He did! And in the same way He had plans for Jeremiah, He also has plans for you.
“I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11). This applies to you, your children, and to your children’s children – for a thousand generations!
Before I move on to discuss how we can be released from the prisons our fathers have built and step into the cycle of God’s blessings, there was one more thing that struck me about dad’s answer that night in his den.
It wasn’t just that I was in the very prison where he had welded the bars, but that while there I had been enrolled in the vocational program where they teach you a trade you can use once you are released. You want to take a guess at which class they put me in?
We’ll talk about this some more a little bit later on; but first, let me introduce you to a few monsters.
(Excerpt from pg.26, Released From the Prison My Father Built, James Ryle, 2010) Get Your Copy Today