IN THIS SERVICE TODAY ,THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL REVERSE ALL CIRSES AND TURN THEM TO BLESSINGS
HE WILL SPECIFICALLY REVERSE ALL PARENTAL OR ANCESTARL CURSES IN YOUR LIVES IN JESUS NAME
WHEN YOU ARE FAVOURED BY THE LORD AND BLEESED ,NO ENTITTY IN HEAVEN NOR THE EARTH CAN CURSE YOU
IN NUMBERS 23;8 BALAM SAID TO BALAK WHO HIRED HIM TO CURSE THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
“ How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?”
WHEN GOD BLESSES YOU NO ONE CAN CURSE YOU • EVEN WHEN THEY TAKE IT ON THEMSELVES TO CURSE YOU THEN GOD HIMSELF WILL REVERSE THOSE CURSES
LET US USE GENESIS 49 AND DEUTERONOMY 33 AS OUR CASE STUDY TODAY
IN GENESIS 49 JACOB CALLED HIS CHILDREN TO HIS DEATH BED AND SPOKE HIS OWN VERSION OF BLESSINGS ON THEM
HE KNEW THEY WERE SPECIALLY CHOSEN BY GOD AND SO WHEN HE WAS ABOUT TO DIE ,HE DECIDED TO RELEASE THEM INTO THEIR DESTINY
BUT SOMETHING STRANGE HAPPENED,HE ALLOWED HIS MOOD AND FEELINGS TO INTERFERE WITH GOD’S PLANS FOR THEIR LIVES
BUT ACCORDING TO PROVERBS 10:22 THE BLESSINGS OF GOD WILL ONLY MAKE YOU RICH WITHOUT ADDING ANY SORROWS TO YOUR LIFE
BALAM ALSO TOL D BALAK IN NUMBERS 23 :19 THAT GOD IS NOT A MAN THAT HE SHOULD LIE NEITHER WILL HE EVER CHANGE HIS MIND ABOUT WHAT HE SAYS HE WILL DO
JAMES 1:17Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning.
SO JACOB KNEW GOD’S PLANS FOR ALL HIS CHIDREN AND HE DECIDED TO INTERFERE AND ADD HIS IMPERFECT HUMAN TOUCH TO IT
GENESIS 49:1-2And Jacob called unto his sons, and said, Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days 2 Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father.
BUT GOD WAS WAITING FOR HIM IN DEUTERONOMY 33,GOD HAD A SURPRISE FOR HIM.
GOD RAISED MOSES YEARS LATER TO SPEAK HIS EXACT MIND CONCERNING THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL AND TO BLESS THEM WITHOUT ADDING ANY SORROWS TO THEIR DESTINY:
DEUTERONOMY 33;1-5 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them. Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words. Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together
GOD SHOWED UP WITH HIS LAWFUL BLESSINGS WHICH CANNOT BE CHANGED
HE CAME WITH TEN THOUSANDS OF SAINTS ,WHO ARE HIS WITNESSES
HE LOVED HIS PEOPLE AND SEALED HIS BLESSINGS UPON US WITH THE FIRE OF HIS HANDS
IN THE SAME WAY SOMEONE ,SOMEWHERE IN YOUR BLOOD LINE COULD HAVE INTERFERED WITH YOUR GOD GIVEN DESTINY KNOWINGLY OR UNKNOWINGLY
BUT GOD IS WAITING FOR THEM TOO.HE IS WAITING TO BLESS YOU THROUGH FAITH IN GOD AND THE BLOOD OF JESUS CHRIST HIS SON GALATIANS 3:13-14
AND ALSO THROUGH YOUR FAITH IN YOUR MAN OR WOMAN OF GOD
2 CHRONICLES .20:20 And they rose early in the morning, and went forth into the wilderness of Tekoa: and as they went forth, Jehoshaphat stood and said, Hear me, O Judah, and ye inhabitants of Jerusalem; Believe in the LORD your God, so shall ye be established; believe his prophets, so shall ye prosper.
EVEN IF THE WORDS OR ACTIONS OF ANY HUMAN BEING DELAYED YOUR DESTINY, GOD’S PLANS MUST STILL STAND FOREVER
NOW AM GOING TO COMPARE THE BLESSINGS OF JACOB WITH THE BLESSINGS OF MOSES IN THE LIFE OF EACH ONE OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
IN GEN 49:3-4 JACOB SAYS TO HIS FIRST BORN
Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the excellency of dignity, and the excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch.
HE SAYS THOUGH YOU ARE MY FIRSTBORN AND YOU ARE SUPPOSED TO EXCEL IN STRENGTH,DIGNITY,AND POWER
BUT BECAUSE YOU ARE NOT REALIABLE YOU WILL NOT EXCEL IN DIGNITY,STRENGTH AND POWER.
NOT ONLY ARE YOU UNSTABLE,YOU CANNOT BE TRUSTED,YOU SLEPT WITH MY WIFE
RUBEN OFFENDED HIM AND SO HE CURSED HIS GODGIVEN DESTINY
NOW WHAT DID GOD INSPIRE MOSES TO SAY ABOUT RUBEN?
DEUTERONOMY 33: 6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
THE SIN OF RUBEN WAS VERY SERIOUS ,IT BROUGHT HIS FATHER’S CURSE AND DISFAVOR ON HIM
STILL MOSES MANAGED TO SAVE THAT TRIBE FROM EXTINCTION
IF YOU SINNED AGAINST YOUR PARENTS ANT THEY CURSED YOU
THERE IS A WAY OUT.GIVE YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST
APOLOGISE TO YOUR PARENTS IF THEY ARE STILL ALIVE
THEN STAND ON THE WORD OF GOD AND FIND A POWERFUL SERVANT OF GOD AND START TO FELLOWSHIP IN THE CHURCH
RUBEN NEVER REALLY EXCELLED BUT EVERY CURSE CAN BE REVERSED BY THE CROSS OF CALVARY.GAL 3;13-14
HERE IS WHAT JACOB SAID ABOUT SIMEON AND LEVI
GEN 49:5-7 Simeon and Levi are brethren; instruments of cruelty are in their habitations. O my soul, come not thou into their secret; unto their assembly, mine honour, be not thou united: for in their anger they slew a man, and in their selfwill they digged down a wall. Cursed be their anger, for it was fierce; and their wrath, for it was cruel: I will divide them in Jacob, and scatter them in Israel.
THEIR FATHER SAID I WLL NOT BLESS THEM BECAUSE THEY ARE TOO ANGRY
BUT WHAT DID GOD DO WITH THEIR ANGER?
DEUT 33:8-11 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah; 9 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.10 They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands; smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again.
LET NOTHING OR ANYONE CONDEMN YOU,GOD TURNED THEIR ANGER INTO ANOINTING FOR PRIESTHOOD
GOD DOES NOT LOOK AT THINGS THE WAY MAN DOES
HIS WAYS ARE NOT OUR WAYS,PSALM 76;10 SAYS THE WRATH OF MAN SHALL PRAISE GOD
NOW WHAT DID DADDY JACOB SAY ABOUT JUDAH? GEN 49 :8-12
8 Judah, thou art he whom thy brethren shall praise: thy hand shall be in the neck of thine enemies; thy father’s children shall bow down before thee.9 Judah is a lion’s whelp: from the prey, my son, thou art gone up: he stooped down, he couched as a lion, and as an old lion; who shall rouse him up?10 The sceptre shall not depart from Judah, nor a lawgiver from between his feet, until Shiloh come; and unto him shall the gathering of the people be.11 Binding his foal unto the vine, and his ass’s colt unto the choice vine; he washed his garments in wine, and his clothes in the blood of grapes:12 His eyes shall be red with wine, and his teeth white with milk.
JACOB HE LITERALLY POURED HIS HEART BLESSINGS ON JUDAH
MOSES SAID IN DEUT.33:7And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.
THIS IS WHAT JACOB SAID OF ZEBULUN AND ISSACHAR WAS NOT TOO DIFFERENT FROM WHAT GOD SAID ABOUT THEM
GEN 49:13-15 Zebulun shall dwell at the haven of the sea; and he shall be for an haven of ships; and his border shall be unto Zidon.14 Issachar is a strong ass couching down between two burdens: 15 And he saw that rest was good, and the land that it was pleasant; and bowed his shoulder to bear, and became a servant unto tribute.
HE PUT THE CURSE OF MIGRATION ON ISSACHAR IN VERSE15.
YOU WONDER WHY MANY DOCTORS,ENGINEERS,ACCOUNTANTS AND MANY POWERFUL PROFESSIONALS WOULD ABANDON THEIR COUNTRIES FOR EUROPE AND AMERICA
ONLY TO BECOME CLEANERS,TRUCK AND TAXI DRIVERS JUST TO LIVE IN NICE PLEASANT LANDS AND HOUSES ABROAD
THAT IS THE CURSE AND SPIRIT OF ISSACCHAR AT WORK
BUT IN DEUT 33:18-19MOSES SAID 18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.
MY PEOPLE THERE ARE TREASURES HID IN THE SAND AND SEAS OF AFRICA
YOU DON’T HAVE TO KEEP RISKING YOUR LIVES TO MIGRATE TO EUROPE OR AMERICA OR CANADA
THE GRASS IS NOT NECESSARILY GREENER ON THE OTHERSIDE OF THE FENCE
YOU NEED TO BE CONTENTED WITH WHO GOD HAS CREATED YOU TO BE
YOU NEED TO FIND OUT GOD’S WILL FOR YOUR LIFE AND BE CONTENTED WITH WHAT HE HAS BLESSED YOU WITH
YOU NEED TO BE HAPPY TO STAY WHERE HE HAS CREATED YOU TO STAY
WE SHALL LOOK AT THE REST OF THIS STUDY ON SUNDAY
IF YOU HAVE GIVEN YOUR LIFE TO CHRIST YOU CAN BE SURE THAT NO MAN CAN CURSE YOU
MAN DOES NOT NEED TO VALIDATE YOU.THEIR OPINION ABOUT YOU DOES NOT DEFINE YOU
THE CROSS, ON WHICH OUR LORD WAS CRUCIFIED, BRINGS US THE FULFILMENT OF GOD’S PROMISES.
CHRIST BECAME OUR SUBSTITUTE AND SAVIOUR ON CALVARY CROSS
ALL THAT THE SCRIPTURES PROPHESIED IN THE OLD TESTAMENT BECAME FULFILLED IN THE DEATH AT CALVARY.
CRUCIFIXION WAS THE PURPOSE WHY CHRIST WENT TO CALVARY SO THAT HE MIGHT GIVE HIS LIFE AS A RANSOM FOR THE WORLD.
HE CAME TO MAKE THE FINAL SACRIFICE.
HE CAME TO MAKE HIMSELF AN OFFERING ONCE AND FOR ALL.
HE CAME TO BRUISE THE HEAD OF THE DEVIL – THE ARCH ENEMY OF MAN AND GOD.
TO ACCOMPLISH THIS GREAT TASK, HIS HEEL WAS BRUISED AS WELL.
HIS LIFE BECAME A SUBSTITUTIONARY SACRIFICE FOR MEN. HIS PERSON MEANS A LOT TO US.
AT CREATION, GOD GAVE ADAM AND EVE DOMINION AND AUTHORITY OVER ALL THE WORKS. OF HIS HAND.
HE BLESSED THEM AND COMMANDED THEM TO BE FRUITFUL AND MULTIPLY.
THEY ARE TO FILL THE FACE OF THE WHOLE EARTH.
PART OF THEIR HERITAGE IS TO CONTROL, DOMINATE AND SUBDUE THE EARTH.
THE SCOPE OF THEIR DOMINION WAS OVER THAT ENTIRE FLY, IN THE SKY, ALL MARINE LIFE AND ANIMALS IN THE FOREST.
HOWEVER, GOD GAVE THEM A CONDITION, A COMMAND FOR CONTINUED DOMINION AND BLESSING. BUT THE “OLD SERPENT,CALLED THE DEVIL, AND SATAN” IN REVELATION 12:9 CAME AND DECEIVED THE WOMAN WHO, UNSUSPECTINGLY FELL TO HIS WILES
SATAN HAS BEEN DESTROYED AT CALVARY.
PRAISE THE LORD! YOUR ENEMIES – THE DEVIL AND HIS DEMONS – HAVE ALL BEEN DEFEATED AT CALVARY.
POWER COMES THROUGH CHRIST TO EVERY ONE AS A ‘RESULT OF CALVARY.
SOME PEOPLE THINK THE CROSS CONNOTES FOOLISHNESS BUT FOR THOSE WHO KNOW THE TRUTH AND ‘ARE SAVED, IT IS THE POWER OF GOD. “For the preaching of the cross is to them that perish foolishness; but unto us which are saved it is the power of God” 1Corinthians 1: 18.
THE POWER OF GOD CAN WORK IN YOUR LIFE TODAY.
REMEMBER, WHEN THE SERPENT BRUISED CHRIST’S HEELS, HIS OWN HEAD WAS SMASHED AND CRUSHED.
WITH HIS SINS WASHED AWAY, THE BELIEVER BECOMES A KING REVELATION 1:5,6.
AS A KING, YOU HAVE THE POWER AND AUTHORITY TO DECREE A THING .AND JT SHALL BE ESTABLISHED.
BY MAKING PRIESTS, CHRIST HAS GIVEN TO US DIRECT ACCESS INTO THE HOLY OF HOLIES,
THE PRESENCE OF GOD. WE CAN STAND BETWEEN THE LIVING GOD AND THE LOST WORLD.
BY VIRTUE OF OUR POSITION AS PRIESTS AND KINGS, WE CAN CHART THE COURSE OF OUR LIVES AND THAT OF NATIONS
NEGATIVE CIRCUMSTANCES CAN BE REVERSED.
IF YOU ARE A BELIEVER IN CHRIST, RECOGNIZE THE AUTHORITY GOD HAS CONFERRED ON YOU.
CHRIST SAYS “IF TWO OF, YOU SHALL AGREE ON EARTH AS “TOUCHING ANYTHING THAT THEY SHALL ASK, IT SHALL BE DONE FOR THEM OF MY FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN” MATTHEW 18:19.
THIS IS WHY YOU NEED TO FIND A POWERFUL LOCAL CHURCH OF JESUS AND STAY THERE IN AGREEMENT WITH THE PASTOR AND YOUR BRETHREN
THERE IS AN INTERESTING REVELATION ABOUT THE POWER AND AUTHORITY OF KINGS.
THEY DO NOT GET OUT OF THEIR WAY, THRONE TO RUN AFTER A FLEEING CRIMINAL WHO NEEDS BE BROUGHT TO ‘BOOK. .
THEY DO NOT HAVE TO DISCOMFORT THEMSELVES TO GET A CRIMINAL BOUND TO JUDGMENT.
THE KING DOES NOT HAVE TO RUN AFTER A MISCREANT WITH A ROPE IN HIS HAND TO BRING HIM TO JUDGMENT.
HOW THEN DOES HE DO IT?
IT IS BY THE WORD OF AUTHORITY, THE WORD OF COMMAND.
THE SAME IS APPLICABLE TO THE BELIEVER; HE DOES NOT HAVE TO SHOUT, CRY AND RUN AROUND TO GET THE DEVIL BOUND; IT IS BY THE WORD OF FAITH AND POWER.
THAT SETTLES IT, IF, AS BELIEVERS, KINGS, QUEENS AND PRIESTS, WE AGREE TO BREAK THE CURSE IN EVERY LIFE, REMOVE THE SICKNESSES ON OUR LOVED ONES, BIND AND CAST OUT THE DEVIL AND HIS WORKS, IT SHALL SO
WE COMMAND HIM TO CARRY HIS PROPERTIES AND GET AWAY IT SHALL BE SO, ARISE AND EXERCISE THIS AUTHORITY NOTHING SHALL BE IMPOSSIBLE UNTO