Blood Line Curses

Can you please give me more information on blood line curses?

I am not sure I understand your question, but I will attempt to give you an answer from the word of God about curses and blood. There are several prominent curses in the word of God connected to blood. Let me try to explain them to you.

1. There can be no doubt about the fact that Adam and Eve were human beings who were not supposed to die. They were created and placed in a perfect environment with only one rule to live by—Don’t eat the fruit of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The penalty for violating that rule was stated explicitly in Genesis 2:17—“…in the day that thou eatest thereof THOU SHALT SURELY DIE.” They violated that rule by eating of the forbidden fruit. Although they didn’t physically die that very day, their spirits died. That spirit needs to be made alive through the new birth. That’s why Jesus Christ told Nicodemus, “…Ye must be born again” (John 3:7). The Apostle Paul described what happens to a person when he/she is born again in Colossians 2:13—“And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened [made alive] together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses”

From a physical standpoint, the blood of Adam and Eve became corrupt. Leviticus 17:11 tells us that “…the life of the flesh is in the blood…” The curse that Adam received for violating God’s law was transferred to his offspring because Romans 5:12 says, “Wherefore, as by one man [Adam] sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned.” The only way to overcome this curse is to get out of Adam’s family and into the family of God. Romans 5:19 says, “For as by one man’s [Adam’s] disobedience many were made sinners, so by the obedience of one [Jesus Christ] shall many be made righteous.” Jesus Christ took care of Adam’s curse on the cross of Calvary—Galatians 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.” 2 Corinthians 5:21 says, “For he [God the Father] hath made him [Jesus Christ] to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.” Getting out of Adam’s cursed family and into God’s family is accomplished by means of the new birth spoken of in John 3. Have you been born again?

2. Solomon pronounced a curse upon the line of Joab for the wickedness that Joab did during the reign of David, Solomon’s father. That passage is found in 2 Kings 2:32-33 which says, “And the LORD shall return his blood upon his own head, who fell upon two men more righteous and better than he, and slew them with the sword, my father David not knowing thereof, to wit, Abner the son of Ner, captain of the host of Israel, and Amasa the son of Jether, captain of the host of Judah. Their blood shall therefore return upon the head of Joab, and upon the head of his seed for ever: but upon David, and upon his seed, and upon his house, and upon his throne, shall there be peace for ever from the LORD.”

3. Another curse pertaining to blood is found in the Messianic line—the family line through which the Messiah, Jesus Christ, was to be born. That curse is recorded in Jeremiah 22:28-30. “Is this man Coniah a despised broken idol? is he a vessel wherein is no pleasure? wherefore are they cast out, he and his seed, and are cast into a land which they know not? O earth, earth, earth, hear the word of the LORD. Thus saith the LORD, Write ye this man childless, a man that shall not prosper in his days: for no man of his seed shall prosper, sitting upon the throne of David, and ruling any more in Judah.” Coniah was one of the last kings of Judah, the blood line through which the Messiah was to come. If Jesus Christ wasn’t the virgin-born Son of God, then He would have been subjected to that curse. But Luke 1:32-33 says, “He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the Highest: and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of his father David: And he shall reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there shall be no end.”

4. We have a very prominent family here in the United States named the Kennedy family. Anyone familiar with that family is aware of the fact that they are under some kind of curse. They have endured far more than their share of troubles. An investigation of history and the word of God reveals the source of their troubles. The patriarch of the family made a fortune selling liquor during a time when it was illegal to sell it in the United States. Habakkuk 2:15 records the curse on anyone associated with the liquor industry—“Woe unto him that giveth his neighbour drink, that puttest thy bottle to him, and makest him drunken also, that thou mayest look on their nakedness!”

These are four curses from the word of God pertaining to blood lines. They all involve violating the word of God in one way or another. I’m sure there are other examples in the word of God as well, but I hope I addressed your specific question.

Karl Lohman
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Proverbs 21:3

To do justice and judgment is more acceptable to the LORD than sacrifice.