Breaking the Authority of the Bastard Curse – by Carl Fox, Paul Norcross


This book is dedicated to those who insist on choosing that better thing, like Mary, who seek to set aside their busyness and sit at the feet of Jesus Christ. In the tumult and calamity of every day, those who have learned to seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness are the ones who will gain the most from The Master Teacher. To Him we owe everything, and to Him every knee must bow, ourselves most most especially !



We are sincerely appreciative not only of the enormous love of our Savior, Jesus Christ, but also of the precious love of those many co-laborers who have sown so much into this book. Though too numerous to mention, we could not have completed this manuscript without their spiritual obedience to the Lord and their detail-minded concern for the integrity of the Scriptures. Our deepest thanks to each one of you !



While in Romania at the close of a church service one evening two years ago, I watched as a woman came forward for prayer for her granddaughter. The little girl was about six years old, and had an unusually short attention span – about two seconds. She was unable to stay focused on any person speaking, even one that was two feet in front of her face. Pastor Carl Fox anointed her with oil and began to pray. As I watched and listened, the girl couldn’t sit still.

Carl prayed the words that the Lord gave him. They included removing the curse of the bastard off the little girl. I watched as the girl immediately stopped her wild agitation, and sat perfectly still, her attention locked onto Carl’s face. She stayed that way the rest of the evening, and is still delivered today.

I wondered. As a pastor of a small country church, and an itinerant preacher in various countries, I had seen several deliverance ministries, and participated in many victories helping people overcome demonic manifestations. But never had I heard of such a thing as the curse of the bastard.

Neither had Carl. We talked about it as we rode home together late that night. He confessed that he had never heard of anything called the bastard curse either, and he has been teaching and delivering people from curses for over fifteen years. We each went our way at the close of that ministry trip to Romania – he to his home in New Mexico, and me to mine in Massachusetts. But neither of us forgot the incident.

A year elapsed, and the Lord began showing Carl the Scriptures which mention the bastard curse. They appear in Deuteronomy 23 and Hebrews 12. In Deuteronomy, the bastard curse is noted to last for ten generations, at least 400 years, keeping God’s children from being able to come into the congregation of the Lord. In Hebrews, the same words are used to signify those who are unable to receive the chastisement of the Lord – they are called bastard sons. As a result, they are not able to come to the place of obedience, rest, and growth as children of God.

Is there a connection, an application to the Body of Christ today? Jesus Christ was accused of being a bastard. Why is this such a singularly significant accusation? The flood of Noah was the consequence of this curse on the earth. Why is it so acute an issue in the heart of our heavenly Father?

The Holy Spirit began to release Carl to share what he had learned so far. In various travels, he began to see that the bastard curse was real, and surprisingly pervasive – both in the Scriptures as well as in modern experience, though it remains very hidden in both. We arranged for Carl to come and teach what he knew thus far in a series of campfire meetings in my home area. I was prepared for the theory, but not for the application that surfaced in those meetings.

At the close of the teachings, as we prayed together for the bastard curse to be removed, many in attendance started weeping, and those that weren’t weeping distinctly felt a great weight taken off in the spirit. Those that wept knew of illegitimate circumstances within their own kin. Those that felt weights removed, knew something had been jettisoned from their generations past.

A week went by. In my spirit, as I evaluated the impact on the people present, I saw a picture of a river full of logs. The logs were slowly traveling downriver. They were tangled, and jammed in places against the curves at the banks, though still moving slowly. Then I saw, as in the old time photographs of explosive charges being set off to break up the jams, that breaking the bastard curse off generational bloodlines was breaking apart the logjams in people’s lives — both individually, as well as corporately in the church body.

In the weeks that followed, I continued to notice dramatic reductions in offenses, an increase in reports from the people and congregations present of more intimate experiences in prayer closets with the Lord, and remarkable stories of how the Lord was breaking into old anger and wounded-ness. It was clear that though these were people that eagerly seek the Lord, and who loved the Scriptures, praise and worship, yet there were still citadels that needed taking. These were mature, serious Christians, many with Bible school backgrounds. Yet underneath the surface there were still areas that needed tending. I am convinced those areas would have stayed in place, immune from the chastisement of the Lord, had not the legal bloodline bondage of the bastard curse been broken from them.

The results of breaking the bastard curse off these believers got my attention. I went to the Scriptures to study. On my next engagement to preach in another part of the country, I shared what I had learned, and at the close of the session, I broke the bastard curse off those who had gathered. Immediately I noticed an identical result as when Carl had taught in our campfire meetings – about one third of the group wept, feeling the release of known illegitimacy in their family. The rest felt a tangible release from unseen weights in their spirit which were real. They knew something had been broken from their generations.

What is this bastard curse? How can it affect believers today so dramatically, and yet be so hidden? Do curses really exist among believers? If so, how can they be broken? Why have so many congregations split over offenses, and why are sheep lost over offenses so easily? Why is it that anger flares up and ruins so many relationships in the churches today? Is it merely that we are all so immature in areas of forgiveness? Why do the same offenses seem to come up over and over?

One of the major contributors to these questions lies in the bastard curse which Scripture declares is the reason why believers are cut off from the congregation of the Lord. This is a genuine problem that exists even today. In words applicable to the church today, the bastard curse affects the ability of believers to build a close fellowship with the Lord, with the Father, and with other believers. In doing so, this curse targets the free flowing of the Spirit of Adoption noted in the New Testament – that Spirit which enables believers to cry out, “Abba, Father.” Satan’s purpose is to prevent or destroy the intimacy of our Father with His children, preventing them from having a close and personal “Daddy” relationship.

In coursing through the material in this book, the reader is invited to first consider the Scriptural evidence: both doctrinal as well as through Biblical examples. It is surprising how frequently the effects of this curse appear in the Scriptures. The evidence is surprisingly widespread.

Freedom from the curse of the bastard has deep implications for the practical deliverance of God’s people. This curse is a noteworthy device of satan to manipulate behind the scenes in order to keep God’s people from their rightful inheritance in the congregation of the righteous. In teaching this material, the authors frequently encounter believers who become aghast at the realization of how closely the bastard curse comes to their personal experience. Thus we want to state very plainly up front in this book that there is no intent to bring shame or judgment. Rather it is the opposite: God wants His people set free from this curse, and so do we! We must realize that there can be no setting free where ignorance has prevailed.

This book is not presenting a new doctrine, nor establishing a signature theory to package a new formula for deliverance ministry. It is merely honing in on a root cause of many recurring pastoral nightmares – the spirit of offense, and the wounding of the sheep despite numerous and frustrating hours of counseling and teaching on forgiveness, controlling the tongue, etc.

There is a root cause for these recurring problems, and the weapons of our warfare against them are spiritual weapons. We cannot war after the flesh, nor is our adversary our fellow believers. Rather we wrestle against principalities, powers, rulers of darkness, and wicked spirits in high places who use secretive, wily methods to pit believer against believer through offenses.

As documented in this book, the bastard curse is one of satan’s most refined tools to cause offenses. This curse is shown to have had continuing and profound impact on the church, even as much or more as it had on our Old Testament forbearers.

So please journey with us in these pages to identify, understand, and overcome this weapon of the enemy, the bastard curse, and enable God’s people to become set free. Our love for the Lord Jesus Christ and His remarkable power to help His people overcome in these last days of the church age propels the offering of this material for your consideration and growth in ministering to God’s people.

May the Lord give us all grace and mercy to continue to set captives free, and confirm His work in them with signs, miracles, and wonders following.



Paul Norcross

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by Carl L. Fox

Paul D. Norcross

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  1. from a Biblical/doctrinal standpoint, I presently must agree w/ trop. guy. ‘If the son has set you free, you are free indeed.’

    The phenomena some may be seeing may be due to the fact that many in churches only think they are re-born in Christ and the spirit–emo. moments, etc. The truth is many are not truly regenerate in churches today. Thet aren’t truly free and God’s Holy Spirit doesn’t reside w/in them. This is partly why there aren’t the true disciples that there should be.

    ‘There is now no condemnation to those who are in Christ, who walk after the Spirit and not the flesh.’

    AND NO ONE DEFINED what is bastard. Does it include those that get pregnant out of wedlock, yet end up getting married? See, it gets tricky?


    The Bastard and the Incest Curses together with the Ungodly soul ties have been the tools used by Satan to infiltrate all his garbage into humans who were originally created on God[‘s image. As creatures created by God’s image, we ought to choose to stand up to seeking truth about our societal upheavals and misfurtunes which have their deep bearing in these hidden spiritual realities. For example, many people may jump from one job to another not because of the pay, but because they face similar frustrations sooner rather than later after they join new firms. These have bearings on hidden spiritual realms of which bastard and incest curses, coupled with such issues as ungodly soul ties are party.

    May the Holy Spirit guide us to dicern these spiritual realities and grant us much greater Grace to be willing to work towards severing the Authority of these curses from our familiies so that we all gather the access to God’s presence without guiltiness and shame. We ask these Through the Mighty Name of Jesus our Saviour, by whose Blood we were delivered from these and all other bondages and were granted access to blessings from God and all heavenly riches and Glorious presence of God. Amen.

  3. Tropical_Guy says:

    There is no place after the cross in the scriptures where a born again believer has a curse broken over them. It happens at salvation. In the New Covenant we are under blessing and not under curse. The little girl probably was not saved either.

    • There is no place in the New Testament where someone gives to an orphan either. The New Testament is not exhaustive in describing all the possible applications of the teaching of the Word of God. The Book of Acts, especially, is not exhaustive.

      Its quite possible that Philip cast demons out of people who had already believed in Acts 8:7. I can’t prove it one way or another.

      “For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed [Gk: daimonizomai – demonized]; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed. And there was great joy in the city”. (Acts 8:7)

      Imagine if Simon Magus was reading your doctrine, Tropical_Guy? The Bible says concerning Simon Magus, “Then Simon himself also believed; and when he was baptized he continued with Philip, and was amazed, seeing the miracles and signs which were done”. (Acts 8:13)

      The man believed, was baptized and continued with Philip for a while – but Peter later revealed to him that “your heart is not right in the sight of God. Repent therefore of this your wickedness, and pray God if perhaps the thought of your heart may be forgiven you. For I see that you are poisoned by bitterness and BOUND BY INIQUITY”. (Acts 8:21-23).

      Now this magician still needed deliverance even after believing and being baptized. Imagine if he had listened to the philosophy which states that a believer cannot have demons or need deliverance? He could have gone on to imagine that all was well in his life due to the “finished work of Christ” without ever appropriating a small portion of what Christ did for him.

      Yes the Bible says we have been delivered from the curse. The Bible also says concerning Christians “by his stripes ye were healed”. But do born again Christians ever get sick? It also says God has forever perfected those who ARE BEING sanctified (Hebrews 10:14). It says “we are dead to sin”. The way the Bible speaks, everything is already done, and already achieved. But what it is speaking about is the provision that God has given. We have to move into it through repentance, faith, and growth in knowledge of the Lord and His ways.

      To actually experience the blessing and being delivered from the curse is much better than simply having a theology which tells you that you have been totally delivered.

      Someone has deceived you.

  4. I can say from direct, personal experience that the book writting by Carl Fox, “Breaking the Bastard Curse” is for real. In fact, the only word that I can find to describe my own experience with having that curse broken off me is “profound”.

    I was not an illigitimate child, but there was a child born into that situation in my direct linage. I have experienced extreme deliverance from sexual temptation, as well as greater acceptance from others, less rejection and more power to forgive. My money situation has also greatly improved.

    Curses are very real and they are cured through the blood of Jesus. Thanks Carl Fox, for this book!

  5. Please contact Carl and Paul and let them know this.

  6. Hi all,

    Just wanted to thank you and Holy Spirit for this information. We have used it many times to set people free. Tonight after 2-1/2 hours of ministry and right before we were to end, in agreement we broke the authority of the bastard curse. The man’s visible transformation was the most awesome experience ever! He came in burdened with so much pain and walked out upright, bright faced and free! Thank you!

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