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Century of Change

November 7th, 2023 | 10 min read

By Phil Gaudreau

In the Book of Numbers, chapter 14, Moses, writing about the Israelites who refused to enter Caanan, says that the Lord will “visit the iniquity of the fathers on the children, to the third and the fourth generation.” Other translations suggest these subsequent generations will experience the “consequences” or “punishments” associated with the poor choices of this one stumbling generation. These consequences are often referred to as “generational curses.” Those who miss that warning in Numbers will observe similar sentiments in Exodus 34, Deuteronomy 5, Isaiah 65, and Jeremiah 32 – not counting the references to positive generational inheritances, of course.

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Phil Gaudreau

Phil Gaudreau is a writer and consultant based in Kingston, Ontario where he lives with his wife and children.