THE CURSE OF THE BASTARD
“A person begotten out of wedlock shall not enter into the assembly of the Lord; even until his tenth generation shall his descendants not enter into the congregation of the Lord”. (Deuteronomy 23:2) Ten generations is a period of four hundred years. The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ who bore this curse when He hung on the tree gives us a way out. Galations 3:13 reads, “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”. But it is not automatic. You must appropriate this Scripture to your life.
Let’s take a Bible example: David in II Samuel 11:2-5, conceived a bastard. “And it came to pass in an eveningtide, that David arose from off his bed, and walked upon the roof of the king’s house: and from the roof he saw a woman washing herself; and the woman was very beautiful to look upon. And David sent and inquired after the woman. And one said, Is not this Bathsheba, the daughter of Eliam, the wife of Uriah the Hittite? And David sent messengers, and took her; and she came in unto him, and he lay with her; for she was purified from her uncleanness: and she returned unto her house. And the woman conceived, and sent and told David, and said, I am with child.” The results were murder to cover it and death to the child.
What happened to David’s children as a result of this one act of disobedience? Nathan told David that God would have given him more wives but to take Uriah’s only wife was very evil. God placed a sword in David’s house; it would raise up evil against David out of his own house. David’s wives would be taken by others and lain with in the sight of all Israel.
Household results were murder, incest and rebellion. Amnon, David’s firstborn, raped his half-sister Tamar; Absalom killed Amnon in revenge; Tamar was destitute; Absalom took David’s wives in the sight of Israel; and much more evil. In II Samuel 14 – 15, Absalom was very rebellious to his parents, planned to take the throne and to kill his father.
Of David’s first six sons: the first, Amnon raped Tamar and then was murdered by Absalom. Of the second, Chibb; fifth, Sephatiah, and sixth, Itham, no mention is made. The third, Absalom, was rebellious, a murderer, attempted murder of father, and was murdered himself. The fourth, Adonijah, plotted and attempted to take David’s throne when David had his last illness. These had total disregard for God’s house.
When a bastard is conceived in lust, it is not true love. True love is protecting and providing. Neither is present when the bastard is conceived. Demons of lust will follow all children of this line. Besides lust, all types of demons follow them and try to gain entrance.
Present day observations include more bastards, family and personal rebellion, sickness, suicide, inability to feel welcome or at peace in God’s house, murder, delinquency and mental illness.
Four family generations which included mother, daughter, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Mother ran away from home at fifteen (claimed poverty was the reason), lived with a man, conceived a bastard daughter. The daughter runs away at fifteen, lives with a man, conceived grand-daughter; lives with another man, creates another bastard grandson and grand-daughter; marries, has legitimate grandson; divorces, lives with another man and has bastard grand-daughter.
First grand-daughter entices man to sex, conceives child and forces man into marriage. Second grand-daughter, the step – father exposes himself to her. First grandson is very promiscuous. Second grandson (only legitimate child) is the only Christian with any strength; he is very weak and unsure. Last grand-daughter, thirteen years old, finds out she is also a bastard and is broken – hearted over it.
At present, daughter is married, found Bible, got saved and sought deliverance. Mother refuses to forgive.
Example: An unsaved drunkard conceives daughter with a prostitute. Gets saved, visits daughter and finds her being raised in a house of prostitution. His family agrees to take her into their home. Curse of bastard affects even the legitimate children; one son has bastard and another son is petty criminal.
MY STORY – Earline Moody
Great grandfather marries great grandmother in church. All seems well; has three children. Great grandfather dies. Great grandmother discovers she cannot get his railroad pension because she is his fifth wife. My grandfather becomes very bitter and little paranoid. My mom is paranoid and schizophrenic. She abused me physically.
Here are some of the problems created for me by this curse. Never feeling at home in any church for long. Never could enter into relationships at any church, became dissatisfied and moved to different church approximately each year. Never feeling good about myself. Was ashamed for people to look at me even though I didn’t know what I wanted to hide, had overriding fear, striving excessively to succeed and stopping short of realizing the goal, fear of failure, fear of authority, resisting authority, fighting verbally and physically, demonic pressure to sexual activities, and not much joy in natural or spiritual life.
YOUTH AND ADULTS
YOUNG PEOPLE – if things severely pressure you, you have tendency to perversions or violence, agitating passion, moral conflict and craving or covetousness, perhaps the bastard curse is on you. Does crime fascinate you? Are you ashamed for people to look at you even when you don’t know why? Do you have an unusual desire to please peers and adults or a fear of not being accepted by God? Do you sell yourself for nothing? Do you have no respect for yourself or others? Do you not trust and obey God or parents? Do you deviate from God’s moral code? Do you have no joy? Are you double-minded?
Where does true joy come from? Only a clear, pure heart can have true joy. This joy abides through trouble. All other joy is either partial or counterfeit.
ADULTS – if you have the same problems including the inability to love, guide and lead your children into a Godly life, you also may have the bastard’s curse or you may have started it.
Each time a bastard is created, whether it comes to birth or is aborted, ten generations of bondage is started. If it happens with you, and by some good fortune it is avoided for nine generations and happens again, the countdown starts over.
REPENTANCE AND FORGIVENESS
REPENTANCE and FORGIVENESS are absolute necessities. We must see this sin as God sees it. For worshipping idols, only three to four generations are cursed; but for a bastard – ten generation. A Bible generation is forty years; this curse runs 400 years if no one does it after the first occurrence.
NEXT, we must break the curse and have deliverance from it by calling out the demons. After this is done, we must renew and discipline our mind and body. We are looking to obtain a harvest of righteousness, not a harvest of curses. James 3:17 – 18 “But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be entreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.”
Because Jesus became accursed for us, we have the privilege of breaking this curse. Galations 3:13 “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangeth on a tree”. This then gives us the legal right to obtain our family’s freedom from satan and live Godly lives that will not profane God before the heathen.
SINS OF THE ANCESTORS
Two genealogical studies prepared for non-religious purposes will clearly prove the law of generations:
“The Kallikak Family”
by H.H. Goddark, Macmillian Company, New York, 1927
Father, Martin Sr., origin was good English blood / middle class with both parents feeble-minded; from him came 41 matings, 222 feeble-minded children, and ONLY 2 children.
First family has an honorable marriage; from it came 496 descendants, ALL NORMAL, 3 listed as degenerates, 2 alcoholics, 1 sexually loose. All the legitimate children married into “better families” in their state and became: colonial governors, doctors, lawyers, judges, educators, traders, landowners, and respectable citizens. Among them was found: no feeble-mindedness, no illegitimate children, no immoral women, no epilepsy, no criminals and no keepers of houses of prostitution. Of the 496 descendants, only 15 children died in infancy, 1 case of insanity, 2 victims of habitual drunkenness, and 1 sexually loose.
At the close of the War of Independence, the father, Martin, Sr., went to a pub to celebrate the end of the war. There, in an inebriated state he had intercourse with a woman who was “loose and feeble-minded”. An illegitimate son, Martin, Jr., was born. Of that son, Martin, Jr., there were 480 descendants. Only 46 were found to be normal, 36 were illegitimate, 33 sexually immoral, 24 confirmed alcoholics, 3 epileptics, 82 died in fancy, 3 criminals, and 8 keepers of houses of “ill fame”. Of this large group some 1146 offspring were birthed; there were 282 feeble-minded, 197 considered normal, and 581 undetermined.
“A Study of the Relation of Crime, Pauperism, Disease, and Heredity in the 1900’s” by R.L. Ragsdale, G.P. Putnam and Sons, New York and London.
Father, Max, was a hunter, fisher, hard drinker, jolly and compassionate, adverse to steady work, and became blind (probably due to syphilis). Origin was middle class Dutch.
Of those 1200 descendants there were 280 paupers, 140 criminals, 250 arrests and trials, 140 years of imprisonment, 60 habitual thieves, 7 murderers, 50 common prostitutes, 40 syphilitic women, 400 men contracted syphilis, 40 wives contaminated, 440 men total contaminated by syphilis, 300 children died prematurely, and 50 illegitimate births. In 75 years the family of 1200 members cost the state $1,308,000.00 in costs in the early 1900’s.
Now let’s study the influence of the sins from generation to generation.
FIRST GENERATION: Max, blindness, probably due to the syphilis.
SECOND GENERATION: Effie, no information.
THIRD GENERATION: Name not recorded; harlot; married her cousin; not industrious.
FOURTH GENERATION: 4 MALES – illegitimate son; at 30 on relief; went to prison; able bodied, full health – in poor house. ANOTHER SON – at 22 on relief; at 44 breach of peace; jail at 49; in poor house rest of life. ANOTHER SON – at 24 on relief, assault and battery at 33, habitual drunk. DAUGHTER – harlot, poor house at 23, kept brothel, contracted epilepsy, married second cousin. DAUGHTER – harlot, birthed illegitimate son, a licentious vagrant, married second cousin. NOTE: In this generation all offspring profoundly exhibited the characteristics of the father.
FIFTH GENRATION: 7 MALES, 10 FEMALES: MALE – Laborer, syphilis, jail numerous times, petit liar, assault and battery, poor house most of life. MALE – cohabited, killed at war. MALE – at 21 on relief, jail vagrant, soldier in rebellion. MALE – bricklayer, at 19 on relief, jail, married cousin. MALE — at 7 in poor house, was abandoned. MALE – soldier in rebellion, incurable syphilis. MALE – not industrious, temperate. FEMALE – harlot, illegitimate child. FEMALE – harlot at 21. FEMALE – deserted at 13. FEMALE – deserted at 11, dead at 14. FEMALE – deserted at 9. FEMALE – harlot, incurable syphilis. FEMALE – reputable character, NOTE: This is a female child given up for adoption. FEMALE – died at young age. FEMALE – harlot. FEMALE – harlot, not industrious.
SIXTH GENERATION: 9 MALES, 14 FEMALES: MALE – on relief. MALE – attempted rape, dangerous man, unmarried. MALE – deserted at 8. MALE – incurable syphilis, assault and battery, jail. MALE – intemperate, lazy. MALE – industrious, soldier at 21, good reputation, NOTE: a child deserted who was adopted. MALE – dwarf, double jointed. MALE – intemperate, married cousin. FEMALE – harlot. FEMALE – reputable, NOTE: one of the children deserted then adopted. FEMALE – died of syphilis. FEMALE – harlot, could not read or write. FEMALE – incurable syphilis, died of same. FEMALE – harlot, incurable syphilis, incurable drunk, kept brothel. FEMALE – incurable syphilis, harlot. FEMALE – harlot, incurable syphilis, lazy, kept brothel. FEMALE – harlot, incurable syphilis, vagrant. FEMALE – good reputation, NOTE: a child deserted, later adopted. FEMALE – blind, on relief at 27 for rest of life. FEMALE – harlot, relief at age 31.
Note the profound growth of the sins of the forefathers as each generation progressed. The ONLY descendants listed as reputable and good citizens were three females and one male, and they were among those children deserted who later were adopted into reputable families. Marrying blood relatives is incest. Read Leviticus 18: 6-16, Leviticus 20:17, 19-21, and Deuteronomy 27:20, 22-23.
PRAYER FOR DELIVERANCE FROM THE CURSE OF THE BASTARD
Father, we come in the Name of Jesus. I bring every sin of our forefathers for 400 years up to You. I ask You to forgive this sin of bearing illegitimate children that is in my family line for 400 years. I ask You to forgive this sin that has displeased You, or if there has been anyone that has hated You and are bearing this iniquity, I ask You to forgive them also.
I know, Lord, that Your Word says that we bear the sins and the iniquities of our forefathers, and even though I am not illegitimate and have not committed sexual sins, I ask You to cleanse my blood line and anything that I have inherited from my forefathers.
I ask You, Jesus, to come with Your precious Blood, with Your mighty hand, and cleanse. Lord clean out all of the old debris in me, that I know nothing about, and everything that hinders my growth as a Christian.
Lord, let Your precious anointing come upon me. Heal and cleanse by Your precious blood, by Your stripes that You bore. Lord, I claim healing. Because You hung on a tree and was made a curse, I don’t have to bear this curse. Galatians 3:13 says, “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”.
Lord, for all of my feeling of rejection, not being able to love people, not being able to really “enter in” and worship with a congregation, not ever feeling at home in my church,
I ask for Your help. I ask that this curse be lifted off of me.
Lord, I hate this enemy that works with this curse making me feel like taking my life, making me feel rejected all the time, causing this sick feeling in my stomach.
Lord, put some pressure on that enemy by Your mighty hand, by Your Name, Jesus, by Your Word, and by Your Blood. Put pressure upon these evil powers and deliver me.
Lord, Your Word says, Whoever calls on the Name of the Lord will be delivered. Lord, I call on you now. Deliver us from these spirits connected with the curse of the bastard. I come against:
LIST OF SEXUAL DEMONS
Fornication (Idolatrous Sex Orgies)
Abuser of Themselves with mankind (Arsenokoites or Sodomite, Oral or Anal Copulation)
Sensual (Carnal, Voluptuous, Senses, Appetites)
Inordinate Affections (Excessive)
Lasciviousness (Lewd Emotions)
Filthy Communication (Obscene, Blasphemy, Profanity)
Homosexuality and Catamite
Lust and Passions, Fantasy Lust
Obscene Music, Poetry, Literature and Art
Harlotry, Rape, Frigidity
Herpes I and II
Breathe these spirits out, and let them go in Jesus Name. In Jesus Name, bring up, and cast out in Jesus Name! Hate the enemy, and give no place to the devil. Resist the devil, and he will flee if you truly submit to God. Thank you Jesus for delivering me. Amen.
This article has been adapted from a message given by Gene and Earline Moody at a camp meeting here at Lake Hamilton Bible Camp. (Tape #86LH7-9 or CD 86LHCD7-9) The above CD or tape is available for a donation of $4.00 each plus postage.
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