Curses find a cause. Scripture declares, “The curse causeless shall not come” (Proverbs 26:2). In other words something happened that caused them. Family curses are the result of sin or someone in the family rebelling against God’s sanctions. These violations bring curses down the family tree because of iniquity.
Family curses come on families because of sin and disobedience to the Word of God. They are released when someone breaks God’s sanctions. Since Jehovah is a God of covenant every covenant has sanctions. Without sanctions there is no covenant. Sanctions are penalties or other means of enforcement used to provide incentives for obedience with the law, or with rules and regulations. The Word is full of blessings for obedience and penalties when scriptural sanctions are broken. These penalties we call curses. Curses don’t come without a cause. Here are six curses that found a cause. As you read these examples keep in mind that Christ shed His blood for the redemption of sin and by His stripes you were healed.
1. Cain was cursed for shedding innocent blood.
“And the LORD said unto Cain, Where is Abel thy brother? And he said, I know not: Am I my brother’s keeper? And he said, What hast thou done? The voice of thy brother’s blood crieth unto me from the ground. And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother’s blood from thy hand.” (Genesis 4:9-11)
Cain murdered his brother Abel because of jealousy. Jehovah would not receive Cain’s offering but received the firstlings from Abel. Cain refused to acknowledge the lordship of Jehovah by refusing to tithe. By murdering his brother he cursed himself, left the family of God, and built the first city-State government. This was the birthing of secular humanism, Statism, and the division of kingdoms. The ideology of Statism holds that sovereignty is vested not in Jehovah God but in the