Breaking the effects of curses.
You are welcome into God’s presence in Jesus’ name! This week, I want to share with you “Breaking the effects of curses.”
Anchor Scripture: Galatians 3: 10 – 14
10 For all who rely on the works of the law are under a curse, as it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” 11 Clearly no one who relies on the law is justified before God, because “the righteous will live by faith.” 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, it says, “The person who does these things will live by them.” 13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.
A curse can have several effects on man. One of the effects of a curse is fear. Deuteronomy 28: 65- 67 states that fear is a curse and it terrifies the heart. We are not under a curse but we are blessed. 2nd Timothy 1:7 says God has not been given the spirit of fear but of power and of love and of a sound mind. A curse also causes man to toil or labor or struggle in life. Isaiah 5:1-7 is a story about a man who planted a vineyard. Having done everything right, he expected it to bring forth good grapes but it produced wild grapes. This story tells us about a man who has labored and toiled to have success but alas, in the place of success was failure. In Luke 5: 1-7, is another story about a man, a fisherman, highly skilled in his profession that has labored all night to catch fishes but could not catch any fish until Jesus came on his boat. If Isaiah 65:23a says of us that we shall not labor in vain, then both Peter and the vineyard owner were operating under a curse. Another effect of a curse is that it can lead to spiritual or physical death, or makes one to simply exist, not live. Isaiah 25: 7-8 says that God will swallow up death forever. Psalm 118:17 also states that I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the Lord. However, in 2 King 4: 38-4, the prophets of God found death in their food, which means that even though you may be a believer, you can still operate under a curse. A curse can also turn the good to bad , and the bad to worse. 2 Kings 2: 19-22 talks about a good land with bad waters and Exodus15:23-26 also talks about the waters of Marah. In both cases, the waters were made better by the men of God and the lands became pleasant to live in. Matthew 13:28 says of a bad situation – “The enemy hath done this”. Finally, a curse disconnects a man from God’s blessings. In Joshua 7: 11- 12, the children of God disobeyed God and took the accursed things, therefore the Lord turned His back back on them and they were disconnected from Him, thereby placing themselves under a curse.
The good news is that there is a way to break the effects of a curse. One of the ways to break this effect is by walking in total obedience to God. The blessings pronounced in Deuteronomy 28: 1-14 are all yours if you diligently obey the commandments of God. Another way to break the effect of curses is to have faith, Galatians 3: 13-14 says we have been redeemed from the curse of the law and have inherited the blessings of Abraham by faith. Effects of curses can also be broken by fearing God. Psalm 112: 1-10 tells of the blessings bestowed upon a man who fears the Lord. A good conscience is also very vital in breaking the effects of curses. As good conscience can also be referred to as the purest of faith. Paul, an apostle of our Lord Jesus Christ, in 1ST Timothy 1:18 & 19 advised Timothy that he needed to have faith and a good conscience to be able to wage a good warfare. Another way to break the effects of curses is to honor your physical and spiritual parents. In Genesis 27, Jacob was accorded the blessing that would have been given his brother because he honored his mother. Lastly, you can break the effects of curses by praying as in the case of Jacob when he wrestled in prayer – Genesis 32: 24-29.
“May God bless you until I come your way next time!”
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