Incest is sex between immediate family members. It is a generational sin. The Lordaddresses it in the 18th Chapter of Leviticus. As God explains different sexual abominations in this chapter, He also tells us that sexual abomination can literally defile the land and causes us to be cut off from the people of God.
Many times poverty, backsliding, and the inability to win family members to God can be rooted in the ancestral sin of incest. It never hurts to take time and stand in the gap and repent.
Here’s another example, the generational sin of illegitimacy goes down ten generations. In Deuteronomy 23:2, it tells us that those of illegitimate birth and their descendants cannot enter the assembly of God up till ten generations.
That’s a lot of people. I recommend that if you have trouble entering into worship or connecting with a church body, take a moment to repent for any illegitimacy that could have been in your family line. The enemy may still be trying to use this curse to battle against you.
You may not have fully applied the Blood of Christ through repentance in this area to break the power of the curse. God takes any sexual sin serious and so under the law, consequences of generational curses were released. We need to appropriate the redemption of the curse of the law through repentance.
Thank God, Jesus became a curse for us that we no longer have to live under the bondage of the curse of the law. It is only through an understanding of the curses of the Old Testament that we can truly get an understanding to what Jesus has done for us. He truly is our Bondage Breaker, redeeming us from the curse of the law.
Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.’
You often find incest in homes where there is no physical or emotional affection demonstrated or where the mother or father refuses to meet their spouses’ sexual needs. It also can be a result of alcohol or drug use which causes self-control to break down.
Incest is often very difficult to minister to because of feelings of disloyalty and betrayal the victim has when sharing what has happened. The objections and feelings must be overcome for them to really open up.
Fears of destroying or hurting the family have to be ministered to as they break the family code of silence and secrecy.
Imprinting also occurs;
♣️if the incest is with a father, grandfather, uncle or older cousin, it can create a desire for older men.
♣️The same applies to women. If it is with a younger sister or brother, it can create desires for pedophilia (sex with children).
Sometimes it is just part of the family history, everyone just sort of accepts it. Deep down they feel it is wrong but their entire extended family is participating in it. They have been basically brainwashed to believe that there is nothing really wrong with it.
Credits – Amanda Buys