Another enemy we face is curses. I thought it wise to cover this one because I find it detrimental to realise the power to keep the us inhibited to operations of our lives and the ultimately the kingdom of God.
- Curses are the opposite of blessings : as we see Duet 27 & 28 is covered with curses and yes also blessings.The main cause was disobedience most often idolatry,this is when one makes a covenant with a new a false god,Yahweh will take his hands off your life.
- Curses are a vehicle of supernatural force for evil : priests would write down curses on a peice of paper, put it in a cup of water and make one drink to determine guilt, let’s just say people died.In morden times even Juju and voodoo is just as alive today.People will stick needles or get a possession/ hair and they can kill the person.
- Curses will carry on from generation to generation unless the are broken : (generational curses) this will be or at least should resonate with a lot of us. Daddy is a drunk Grand pa is a drunk Auntie is a drunk little jimmy is a drunk so is cousin dewy. Jacob was a liar, his mother was a Liar,uncle Laban was a liar,Grand daddy Abraham too lied about Sarah being his sister ( ok, she was his half sister but still)
- Curses can be administered through words pronounced outwardly, inwardly or written over our lives : Prov 18 v 21 life and death are in the power of the tongue, words have power. Gen 9 v 25 Noah cursed his grandson Canaan,,which is why as parents we need to watch what you say or call your children ” you are stupid ” ” you will never amount to anything” this is usually what they become. We know Jesus cursed the fig tree, Joel 3 v 10 says “let the weak say that I am strong” to yourself.
- Curses can be transferred through objects : idols or objects of an occultic nature or things already cursed if they make thier way to you, the fate is shared to you. Take heed of items you own or those that are in your house. I have heard of statues of some religions coming to life in the night, a brother got born again and he testified that his god ( the statue came to life) threatened him in his living room soon as he got home.
A more common definition would be that it is like a dark cloud that has been overshadowing you your entire life. A long evil arm from the past that always pull your progress back. Seems as if you can go so far and no further.
Keyword would be frustration.
People who are operating under a curse are often exhibiting the following:
- Humiliation as opposed to Exhortation
- Barrenness as opposed to Reproductiveness
- Sickness as opposed to Health
- Poverty/Failure as opposed to Prosperity/Success
- Defeat as opposed to Victory
- Tail as opposed to being the head
- Beneath as opposed to being above
Other signs are as follows
Let’s note that the only cause is not curses only but if the frequency is high and it keeps persisting:-
- Mental breakdown
- Unnatural deaths
- Financial struggles/ jobs /business failures
- Accident prone
- Barrenness and miscarriages
- Hereditary illnesses
- Family and Marriage breakdowns
Steps to Deliverence
If you are operating under a curse it is often and near enough impossible to get ahead in whatever you do in the physical. There’s a spiritual force more powerful than you at work here. The only way to overcome is to have The Lord deliver you.
If you then believe that you have a problem things just aren’t working out the way they should be, then these steps mighty help you
- Humble yourself.
- Be honest about your situation to yourself dig around and run a diagnosis where this could come from.
- Confess your faith in Christ Jesus
- Confess any known sin; either done by yourself or your ancestors
- Repent (change your mind, never return) for all known sin. One repents so they can obtain mercy prov 28 v 13 “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy.”
- Break with all occult, false religions (anything that doesn’t confess Christ, credits salvation for good works) secret clubs/ groups/sects, any possessions with a devilish ties, idols,
- Forgiveness ; everyone and anyone, remember it’s a decesion to forgive, it just holds you back, let it go, Matt 11 v 25 “And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.”
Prayer of release from a curse:
“Thank you Lord Jesus that you were made accursed on the cross so that I maybe redeemed (gal 3v13).
I renounce all ungodly ties,I confess of all my sins and my ancestors sins’, please forgive me.
I now release myself and my family from this curse of ………….
I thank you and I believe I have recieved, in your mighty name Jesus Christ the Son of the living God………..Amen.”
Also worth mention:
The spirit of the Anti Christ in the churches
This is a force which wants and in the end will exclude and replace the true messiah
This is only applicable only where Jesus is preached so watch out it’s in the church
This is the great apostasy today in the church the deliberate denial and omission of the true word of God.
Watering down the gospel being selective.
Denies that the messiah has come.
Denies the triune God ( the trinity Father, the Son, the Holy Spirit )