In the Book of II Kings, a widow came to Prophet Elisha because her husband’s creditors had come to take her two sons as slaves. The woman had nothing apart from little jar of oil – (see II Kings 4:1-7). Many of us capitalise on the miracle that was performed, but we fail to think what could have caused it. The same enemy that showered the husband with poverty came to continue in the lives of his children. But because the Prophet of God was around, he quickly put an end to generational debt. This was why the Father gave an Ordinance of remission of debt so that the generation would not have to suffer – (see Deuteronomy 15:1 and 31:10).
Many years ago, when I was living in Austria, my Bank introduced a certain credit called ‘generational credit’, meaning, if a man takes a loan, whenever he dies, his children and their generation would continue repaying the loan. It sounds good simply because your monthly repayment amount is low. However, the long term problem this would cause upon the generation would become unbearable. Years later, another type of credit was introduced, ‘buy now and pay next year’. Many people thought it was good because they don’t have to pay now. But the item you bought would have packed up before you start paying back. As children of God, what is highly esteem in the sight of men is an abomination to Almighty God.
If your parents owed anyone before they died, it’s your responsibility to repay back as long you’re still part of that family so that your children wouldn’t suffer what they don’t know. If you don’t want to pay back, then you should disassociate yourself from the family tree forever both physically and spiritually. That is the only way.