Break The Curse Part II
A Curse can be inflicted by another person
(Gen. 27:29) “Let people serve thee, and nations bow down to thee: be lord over thy brethren, and let thy mother's sons bow down to thee: cursed be every one that curseth thee, and blessed be he that blesseth thee.”
(II Kings 2:23-24) “And he went up from thence unto Bethel: and as he was going up by the way, there came forth little children out of the city, and mocked him, and said unto him, Go up, thou bald head; go up, thou bald head. And he turned back, and looked on them, and cursed them in the name of the LORD. And there came forth two she bears out of the wood, and tare forty and two children of them.”
A prophet of God has the right to curse those that are against him in the name of the Lord. Anyone who tries to stop a servant of the most High God will come under a curse. Even though this is in the Old Testament, there are places in the New Testament as well. (Acts 13:10-11) “And said, O full of all subtilty and all mischief, thou child of the devil, thou enemy of all righteousness, wilt thou not cease to pervert the right ways of the Lord?
And now, behold, the hand of the Lord is upon thee, and thou shalt be blind, not seeing the sun for a season. And immediately there fell on him a mist and a darkness; and he went about seeking some to lead him by the hand.” Even though the word curse is not mentioned, Elymas the sorcerer was trying to hinder the gospel from spreading and God afflicted him with blindness. God looks after His ministers.
A curse must be spoken or written for it to be activated. (Mark 11:23) “For verily I say unto you, That whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou removed, and be thou cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that those things which he saith shall come to pass; he shall have whatsoever he saith.” This verse is very powerful as it places no limits on what is spoken. Here we see that if one has faith, whatsoever they say shall come to pass. It does not say it will be good, it does not say it will be bad. It says whatsoever he saith. Our words are very powerful and we must be careful as to what we say.
Curses as a rule must be either spoken or written in order for them to have any effect. However, we are warned to bless and not curse. (Rom.12:14) “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.” A curse that is sent by another person must first be deserving of the person to whom it is sent. (Prv.26:2)
“As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.” God will not allow a curse that is not deserving to come upon a person who is not worthy of it. A curse spoken by another person is the least effective of the three types of curses. (Luke 6:37) “Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven.”
Our words have great weight to them and will come to pass if we believe what we say. But, demonic entities will get a foothold in our lives by what we say, and that in a sense can be a curse. Demons do not have the ability to read your mind. If they could, they would be an all knowing being an attribute only pertaining to God Almighty. Demons are not all knowing, omniscient, or omnipresent. Demons and Satan himself do not have the ability to send a curse upon mankind. They can influence someone to inflict a curse upon someone, but do not possess the ability to do it themselves.
A curse is an outward expression of the human spirit. We are a person created in three parts, spirit, soul, and body. The Spirit is our renewed mind that is God conscious, which speaks to God. Our soul is our mind will and emotions. Our body deals with our physical aspects, the five senses by which we discern the physical realm. Demons do not possess these qualities therefore they cannot curse you. There is no biblical proof stating that a demon or angel can curse a person. A demonic spirit can influence someone to curse another person. But it is not possible for them to do it themselves.
A curse must be performed in the physical realm, which means you cannot be cursed through a dream or vision. Curses are limited to our physical realm. It is not a spiritual act. It is done in this physical realm by either speaking it or writing it or both. (Matt.12:37) “For by thy words thou shalt be justified, and by thy words thou shalt be condemned.”
Too many of us take what we speak for granted and all too often we curse others by what we say. These words at random can have serious consequences to them if we believe them strongly enough. But, as we have said before, a curse must be deserved in order for it to take effect. God must evaluate those words before they take root and grow to fruition. Often, it is persistence that wins out in inflicting a curse upon someone. (Prv.26:2) “As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.”
Most people get frightened when a person speaks words of doom and judgment against another person. But, the reality is that curses spoken by another person are the least powerful of all the kinds of curses. If we watch our walk with God, we will be protected from the curses of others. We see time and time again where God protects His people from the enemy when we walk with Him. So, a believer has no need to worry about being under a curse as Jesus has freed us from all the curses of the law and demonic power once we are saved.
God’s protection from curses
(Num.22:6-12) “Come now therefore, I pray thee, curse me this people; for they are too mighty for me: peradventure I shall prevail, that we may smite them, and that I may drive them out of the land: for I wot that he whom thou blessest is blessed, and he whom thou cursest is cursed. And the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the rewards of divination in their hand; and they came unto Balaam, and spake unto him the words of Balak.
And he said unto them, Lodge here this night, and I will bring you word again, as the LORD shall speak unto me: and the princes of Moab abode with Balaam. And God came unto Balaam, and said, What men are these with thee? And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying, Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out. And God said unto Balaam,
Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.” Here we see Balak was paying Balaam to curse Israel. God intervenes and says not to as the people are blessed. All words go through God first. He will not allow a curse to stand if it is not deserved. So, God protected Israel from a curse. He will do the same for us today.
God will curse the enemies of His people with a curse. (Num.24:9-10) “He couched, he lay down as a lion, and as a great lion: who shall stir him up? Blessed is he that blesseth thee, and cursed is he that curseth thee. And Balak's anger was kindled against Balaam, and he smote his hands together: and Balak said unto Balaam, I called thee to curse mine enemies, and, behold, thou hast altogether blessed them these three times.” God has ways in which He can get even our enemies to stop cursing us and begin blessing us.
(Ps.109:28-29) “Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice. Let mine adversaries be clothed with shame, and let them cover themselves with their own confusion, as with a mantle.” God will throw our enemies into confusion that try to curse us and put them to open shame.
(Is.54:17) “No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and their righteousness is of me, saith the LORD.” God will protect His saints from the tongue of the wicked. No weapon prospers and no speech against His people will stand.
(Rom.12:14) “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.” We are to be lifting each other up not tearing one another down. We are sent to redeem men not put them into bondage again. It is when we begin to be filled with pride and begin to ridicule our brethren that we begin to be the target of a curse. We curse our brothers and think we are doing God a favour. This is what is called the sin of lawlessness.
It is a form of the Jezebelic spirit sent to the body of Christ in order to destroy it. By slander, gossip, false witnesses and many other attacks, they are cursing their brothers and sisters in Christ! It is when we become high-minded and think we are something that we are not that we run into trouble and try to control. Many times our words hold our brothers and sisters in bondage and we do not know it.
We are told repeatedly in scripture to be subject to one another. Not off on our own and doing whatever we please. That is a curse in itself. (IPet.2:13-14) “Submit yourselves to every ordinance of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; Or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well.”
Some are under a curse because they speak against the governing authorities. They have not submitted to them. (Heb.13:17) “Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves: for they watch for your souls, as they that must give account, that they may do it with joy, and not with grief: for that is unprofitable for you.”
There are many who have tried to put curses on me, and I have never felt its effects. I have had times where a curse was effective for a little while (no more than 24 hrs.) and as I went to God in prayer, he showed me my error that allowed the curse, and as I repented, the curse was broken instantly. I have seen this in many people I have prayed for. God is ever merciful to those who come to Him with a sincere heart.
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