9. Giver Prayer: Cleansing Generational Blessings


The assumption of this blog is that you readers have done a significant amount of generational cleansing already.  There is an abundance of teaching available in the Body of Christ on generational sin, rebellion, iniquity, curses and covenants.

In SLG, we have added to that the dynamic of releasing trauma bonds to time and to land which can be quite generational as well.

However, most people do not address the issue of cleansing blessings because we think of blessings as being good.

Walk with me through the story of Levi.  He was a Teacher, not a Giver, but He provides one of the clearest pictures in Scripture of cursed blessings.

The story begins with Simeon and Levi violating covenant and committing genocide in Shechem.

Fast forward a few decades to the death of Jacob when he curses their anger and says they will be scattered in Israel as a result of their act of genocide.

About 450 years later, when the land of Canaan was divided up, Simeon got dumped into Judah’s land and essentially got absorbed by Judah.  Levi also got scattered in Israel, but they got prime land and remained a distinct tribe.

In between the pronouncement of the curse and the distribution of the land, Levi was the only tribe that responded to Moses’ call for help in the incident of the golden calf.

At that time the national calling to be a kingdom of priests to the nations of the world was lost to Israel and the entire calling was deposited in the tribe of Levi.

So at the division of the land, Levi had a curse and a blessing, and both manifested with the blessing muting the pain of the curse.  Simeon had a curse only, and they got the full impact of it.

Moving forward to the post-exilic generation, God had this to say about the Levites.

“And now this admonition is for you, O priests.  If you do not listen, and if you do not set your heart to honor my name,” says the LORD Almighty, “I will send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have already cursed them, because you have not set your heart to honor me.  Because of you I will rebuke your descendants; I will spread on your faces the offal from your festival sacrifices, and you will be carried off with it.  And you will know that I have sent you this admonition so that my covenant with Levi may continue,” says the LORD Almighty.  “My covenant was with him, a covenant of life and peace, and I gave them to him; this called for reverence and he revered me and stood in awe of my name. True instruction was in his mouth and nothing false was found on his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many from sin.  For the lips of a priest ought to preserve knowledge, and from his mouth men should seek instruction— because he is the messenger of the LORD Almighty.  But you have turned from the way and by your teaching have caused many to stumble; you have violated the covenant with Levi,” says the LORD Almighty.  “So I have caused you to be despised and humiliated before all the people, because you have not followed my ways but have shown partiality in matters of the law.”  Malachi 2:1-9  NIV

So Levi started out in neutral.  He got a curse from Jacob, a blessing from Moses and a curse from God that was specifically a curse on his blessings.

Fortunately the story does not end there.  In Ezekiel 48 God reapportions the land, and at that time, Levi’s blessing is finally cleansed of the curses and the tribe is allocated prime land, all in one place, in the center of the nation.

There are three principles I derive from that.  First, a blessing can be cursed.  Most of us go through life with the curses and blessings both functional.  If you have more curses than blessings, you feel the devouring quite acutely.  But if you have blessings at +60 and curses at -30, you cruise along, thinking you are doing pretty well.

In reality, your blessings are cursed, and you are receiving only a fraction of what God desires you to receive.

Second, as noted in Malachi, and through the whole story of Levi, the curses on your blessings can be generational, even though your generational heritage includes a covenantal blessing.  Thus your blessings, whether generational or from your walk, can be cursed by things your forefathers have done.

Now, moving away from Levi back to Israel, the Giver nation, they are a classic case of cursed blessings over the generations.  They have a covenant and a blessing, but it sure is marred and reduced by all the curses that exist on their blessings.

Third, curses do not have to stay.  The fact that God completely stripped the tribe of Levi of the curse that had attached to them for thousands of years suggests that in at least some, if not all cases, we can strip the curses off our blessings so as to let them flow at maximum capacity, as seen in the restoration picture in Ezekiel.

Please join me in cleansing the curses off the blessings in the Giver tribe.

9. Giver Prayer: Cleansing Generational Blessings

Copyright October 2015 by Arthur Burk

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14 Responses to 9. Giver Prayer: Cleansing Generational Blessings

  1. viviennehines says:

    Arthur, I am working on my strategy for the Jamaican Multi-generational jealousy warfare, however, Father interrupted me and sent me again to listen to the CD album “Nurturing the Human Spirit. I just listened to the tract where you legitimize the areas of the human spirit of those of us who originate from Africa. Arthur, once again it landed very deeply for me and this is NOT my first time hearing it. I had an epiphany Arthur. I suddenly realized that as a Jamaican woman living in the United States I have endured a great deal of racism which has de-legitimized me, yet as I ponder the WHOLE of my life experiences the Spirit of Jealousy and its Multi-generational roots has had a far more devastating impact of de-legitimizing me than racism has. I have never seen the issue of the Spirit of Jealousy in this LIGHT before. It is quite fascinating Arthur to see this additional paradigm shift that I have been experiencing. Racism about 40% Spirit of Jealousy 60% hands down. I have to finishing listening to the whole album before I am able to move on. I also need to lay a foundation for my team before we attack the actual warfare prayer on the principality in our personal life. One of my intercessor is African American and one is Jamaican. I think it makes for a dynamic synergy against this principality, don’t you Arthur. It is time to sagage these demons worse than they have been savaging me!!!!!!!!!!! Blessings!

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    • SLG says:

      Yes, Vivienne, jealousy is a huge issue in the African stream — both there and here. It often partners with racism, but I have seen staggering amounts of Black on Black jealousy on both continents.

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  2. valynda says:

    Thank you for this Arthur. It’s landing quite deeply within my spirit as I know from gathering info on my family lines, there are blessings out there which have not seemed to be manifesting in the right way. I believe this is definitely a thread for me to follow, to cleanse the blessings in the family lines. Bless you with more and more wisdom and revelation from our Father.

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  3. garryumphress says:

    Elegant……!!!This entire domain( curses against the original tribal blessings is one of the ” last bastions” toward the “final frontier”.
    Fulfilment of the promise of “Son Ship” and the restoration of Israel.
    Our King continues to build his house!——-on earth as in heaven!
    Blessings

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  4. Margaret Newcombe says:

    Thank you very much Arthur , this is amazing ,particularly for Israel at this time.

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    • Margaret Newcombe says:

      I am wondering how Ishmael fits in. I have family from Arab roots so what I am asking is a very desperate cry to understand. Does the declaration in Gen. 21v18 count as a blessing? God told Hagar that He would make Ishmael a great nation, though Ishmael was born to Abram not Abra’h’am. I feel that sort of statement of greatness is interesting since Muslims declare that “God is Great”. I realise this is very controversial but I need to know . In any case I intend to pray against all the subsequent curses on the Arab nation, if solely for my own family. I have experienced some indications of a false “greatness” thing so far maybe .Also what redemptive gift would you say could apply to the Arabs as a nation. Their undisputable hospitality may suggest mercy or servant, and yet so much hatred and jealousy , rejection etc. What do you think? I know that Gods heart is to redeem all peoples and nations.

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  5. Serina says:

    Joining gladly!

    Thank you for this revelation, would have never thought of a cursed blessing.

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  6. Trish Smith says:

    Beautiful, thank you very much for keen insight and bringing further clarity to the giver’s DNA.

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  7. viviennehines says:

    Arthur, this one landed deep, very deep within me and brought me to tears. I am very aware of the generational curses that I have inherited from both sides of my lineage and I have broken the seven curses from that CD. cleanse my generations and me from issues of slavery, jealousy, victimization, freemason and and all the curses that I have brought on by my own sin, rebellion and iniquities. I have tried to walk in the integrity Father has placed in me to honor him. BUT I am still so very limited and blessings seems to almost want to refuse to come to me, especially with jealousy and the victim spirits flowing through authorities and men who constantly attempt to dishonor me even while I am honoring them in spite of them. Then there is the attempts of some to silence my voice. While I do not know where to go with this YET, moving forward, thank you arthur.

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  8. Debbie Clarke says:

    Mind boggling and illuminating, thank you Arthur!

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