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Then the men of the city (Jericho, mine) said to Elisha, “Please notice, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my lord sees; but the water is bad, and the ground barren.”

And he said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went out to the source of the water, and cast in the salt there, and said, “Thus says the Lord: ‘I have healed this water; from it there shall be no more death or barrenness.’” So the water remains healed to this day, according to the word of Elisha which he spoke (2 Kings 2:19-22).

Elisha healed the water and it cured the city. The new bowl addressed the consequences of old issues and ensured the new generation would be free. Like Elisha, we are curse breakers and facilitators of freedom for the next generations. The curse of one generation can be stopped by this generation if we step up and do our job. Something often stops us. What is it?

It’s wrong for us to adopt the pain of former generations. The offense of the previous generation’s lives will pollute our lives. What most people think is the problem is not the real problem. Our spouse, kids, parents, and/or job aren’t the problem. It’s the undealt with thoughts and patterns in our life. We have to go upstream in our lives and find the real pollutant. The problem is in us. 

We can heal and change, but to do so, we need to stop the polluted thought stream in our lives and introduce God’s thought stream. It will change our minds and hearts. We will rewire our brain. And our bodies will respond.