The Generational Curse and Family Curse have a lot in common, but also have a profound difference. Family curse can be tied to items, places and specific people in the family. They will harm only those who come into contact with them. Generational curses are far more frightening.
The reason for this is that the curse follows a family, no matter where it goes and regardless of how wide it scatters. Moving from the family estate or severing ties with all living relations cannot save a person from the influence of a generational curse. It takes strong spiritual counter-measures to remove this curse. The absence of such counter-measures will let the curse run its path, and the effects can be devastating.
Examples From Literature – One Hundred Years Of Solitude
This brilliant, heart-wrenching novel by Gabriel Garcia Marquez describes the destiny of a family that lives through disaster after disaster in the merciless environment fashioned mostly by their own deeds. While the book is fictional, it is nevertheless based on a multitude of folk stories that have strong roots in reality. The seven generations of the Buendia family are obviously afflicted by a generational curse.
Generational Curses In The BIble – Ahab and Jezebel
One of the most famous curses in the bible is the curse of Ahab and Jezebel. The pattern for punishment was set in much earlier days, when in Exodus 20:5, G-d decrees:
“I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.”
The ruling family of the Kingdom of Israel has long had the tendency towards idol worshipping, introduced by Omri, King Ahab’s father and predecessor on the throne. When Ahab further exacerbates on his idol worshiping sin with more crimes of his own, the ending of his rule is intended as abrupt and brutal:
“Anyone belonging to Ahab who dies in the city the dogs shall eat, and anyone of his who dies in the open country the birds of the heavens shall eat”.
Then Ahab showed signs of repent, and G-d softens his punishment:
“Have you noticed how Ahab has humbled himself before me? Because he has humbled himself, I will not bring this disaster in his day, but I will bring it on his house in the days of his son”.
Thus G-d’s punishment takes the form of a generational curse and follows the line of Ahab’s descendants to the end of their rule.
Sic Transit Gloria Mundi – The Story of the Hapsburg Family
They were among the most influential of European families, until they invoked this curse by slaughtering all the ravens in their home castle. Following this, Turnfalken, a supernatural raven, started to appear and portent the deaths of family members, including Marie Antoinette during her execution. The raven became the bane of this family for generations thereafter.
This goes to show that the generational curse is still very much an enigma, and can stem from many origins. One thing is for sure, however. If a family seems to have bad luck follow it everywhere, it may be afflicted by such a curse and it won’t let go until it is removed.