- BLESSINGS AND CURSES ARE REAL AND THEY ARE MAJOR TOPICS IN THE BIBLE.
- IT IS IMPORTANT TO UNDERSTAND HOW THEY BOTH OPERATE AND HOW THRY CAN AFFECT OUR LIVES.
- BLESSINGS AND CURSES ARE WORDS WITH SUPERNATURAL POWERS
- WE THANK GOD THE FATHER THAT CHRIST WAS MADE A CURSE SO THAT WE CAN BE BLESSED
- WHEN JESUS HUNG ON THE CROSS THAT WAS THE END OF THE POWER OF ANY CURSE GAL.3 :13-14
- EACH TIME A PERSON COMES TO JESUS A DIVINE EXCHANGE TAKES PLACE
- JESUS TAKES ALL THE EVIL AND THE BELIEVER RECEIVES ALL THE GOOD BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH IN CHRIST.
- YET THERE ARE MANY CHRISTIANS WHO SHOULD BE ENJOYING BLESSINGS BUT ARE ACTUALLY ENDURING CURSES.
- SO THEN WHY DO CHRISTIANS STILL LABOUR UNDER CERTAIN CURSES?
- THERE ARE 2 REASONS FOR THIS:
- FIRST SUCH CHRISTIANS DON’T KNOW HOW TO RELATE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT WHO IS OUR GUIDE AND HELPER
- SECOND, IF THEY ARE UNDER A CURSE, THEY DON’T UNDERSTAND HOW TO STAND ON GOD’S WORD AND BE DELIVERED
- BLESSINGS AND CURSES NORMALLY TAKE THE FORM OF WORDS.
- THEY MAY BE SPOKEN, WRITTEN, OR MERELY INWARDLY SPOKEN.
- THESE WORDS ARE NOT ORDINARY WORDS, THEY CARRY SUPERNATURAL POWERS.
- BLESSINGS PRODUCE GOOD EFFECTS AND CURSES PRODUCE EVIL EFFECTS.
- BLESSINGS COME FROM GOD AND MEN REPRESENTING GOD,
- CURSES.COME FROM SATAN AND HID REPRESENTATIVES
- SATAN CANNOT BLESS ANYONE BUT HE CAN CURSE AND SO CAN HIS REPRESENTATIVES.
- IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO NOTE THAT ONCE RELEASED, BOTH BLESSINGS AND CURSES TEND TO CONTINUE FOR MANY MANY YEARS UNTIL THEY ARE REVOKED OR CANCELLED.
- IN OTHER WORDS, THERE MAY BE FORCES AT WORK IN OUR LIVES DATING BACK FROM SEVERAL GENERATIONS, EVEN HUNDREDS OR THOUSANDS OF YEARS BACK.
- FOR EXAMPLE IN 2 SAMUEL 1:21 DAVID WHILE LAMENTING THE DEATH OF SAUL AND JONATHAN CURSED MT. GILBOA AND SAID…. “LET THERE BE NO DEW NOR …. RAIN”
- THE JEWS ARE SUCCESSFUL FOREST PLANTERS BUT ALL EFFORTS TO PLANT TREES ON MT. GILBOA AND MAKE THEM GROW ARE FRUITLESS TILL DATE.
- JOSHUA PRONOUNCED A CURSE ON ANYONE WHO WOULD DECIDE TO REBUILD THE WALLS OF JERICHO. JOSH.6:26
- 1 KINGS 16:34 REVEALS HOW A MAN CALLED HIEL OF BETHEL INHERITED THAT CURSE.1
- THE REASON WHY THE TWO SONS OF HIEL DIED COULD NEVER HAVE BEEN DISCOVERED BY ANY DOCTOR.
- THAT’S WHY MANY DISEASES WILL FAIL TO BE DIAGNOSED OR CURED,IF THEY COME FROM A CURSE
- REMEMBER THE FIG TREE CURSED BY JESUS IN MARK 11:20-21?
- THE WORDS OF JESUS WERE CHARGED WITH A SUPERNATURAL POWER THAT WITHERED THAT TREE FOREVER.
- LET’S TAKE AN EXAMPLE OF BLESSING FROM THE BIBLE.
“And the angel of the LORD called unto Abraham out of heaven the second time. And said, By myself have I sworn, saith the LORD, for because thou hast done this thing, and hast not withheld thy son, thine only son: That in blessing I will bless thee, and in multiplying I will multiply thy seed as the stars of the heaven, and as the sand which is upon the sea shore; and thy seed shall possess the gate of his enemies; And in thy seed shall all the nations of the earth be blessed; because thou hast obeyed my voice.”
- THIS WAS A BLESSING PRONOUNCED BY GOD MORE THAN 4000 YEARS AGO
- AND IT IS STILL AT WORK TODAY, THROUGH JESUS CHRIST THE SEED OF ABRAHAM.
- GOD TOLD ABRAHAM “IN YOUR SEED SHALL ALL THE NATIONS OF THE EARTH BE BLESSED, BECAUSE YOU HAVE OBEYED MY VOICE“.
- WE CAN ALL SEE THAT THOSE BLESSINGS CONTINUE FROM GENERATION TO GENERATION.
- LET’S LOOK AT A BLESSING PRONOUNCED BY GOD IN GEN.12:3
“And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
- IT WAS REPEATED BY ISAAC WHEN BLESSING HIS SON JACOB IN 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.
- THIS IS GOD’S COVENANT PROTECTION ON ABRAHAM AND ALL HIS DESCENDANTS;
- ANYONE WHO CURSES US IS AUTOMATICALLY CURSED.
- THIS IS WHY YOU AS A CHRISTIAN MUST NOT CURSE ANOTHER CHRISTIAN OR EVEN WISH THEM EVIL, YOU MAY REAP WHAT YOU SOW.
- GAL.6:7-8; Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap. For he that soweth to his flesh shall of the flesh reap corruption; but he that soweth to the Spirit shall of the Spirit reap life everlasting.
- MATT.7:1-2. Judge not, that ye be not judged. For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
- IF YOU HAVE ANY NEED OR PROBLEM WHATSOEVER IN YOUR LIFE, THERE IS ONLY ONE PLACE TO WHICH YOU MUST GO FOR SOLUTION IT IS. THE CROSS OF JESUS CHRIST.
- EVERY PROVISION FOR OUR SPIRITUAL, PHYSICAL, FINANCIAL AND MATERIAL, BLESSINGS HAS BEEN MADE AVAILABLE FOR US ON THE CROSS OF CALVARY.
- THE CROSS IS THE BASIS FOR GOD’S COVENANT BLESSINGS, NO OTHER BASIS, AND NO OTHER WAY.
- THIS IS WHY WE NEED TO FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT TOOK PLACE WHEN CHRIST WENT ON THE CROSS IN ORDER TO FULLY RECEIVE YOUR BLESSINGS FROM HIM.
- ISAIAH 53:6 SUMS IT ALL UP.WE HAVE TURNED EVERYONE TO OUR OWN REBELLIOUS WAYS AND GONE ASTRAY.
- AND GOD SIMPLY DECIDED TO LAY OUR ALL INIQUITY ON HIM.
- INIQUITY IS REBELLION AGAINST THE WORD OF GOD AND ALL THE CONSEQUENCES OF THAT REBELLION.
- OUR REBELLION AND ALL THE EVIL CONSEQUENCES OF REBELLION WHICH BY JUSTICE SHOULD HAVE COME UPON US, CAME UPON JESUS ON THE CROSS.
- CONSEQUENTLY ALL THE BLESSINGS DUE TO THE SINLESS OBEDIENCE OF JESUS IS AVAILABLE TO US.
- AS A RESULT OF THE BLOOD COVENANT WE HAVE WITH JESUS, GOD THE FATHER ORDAINED A DIVINE EXCHANGE THAT CAME SOLELY FROM HIS GRACE AND MERCY.
- LET US EXAMINE A FEW ASPECTS OF THIS EXCHANGE:
- JESUS WAS PUNISHED THAT WE MIGHT BE FORGIVEN….
- REMEMBER, “THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH” ACCORDING TO ROM.3:23
- JESUS WAS PHYSICALLY WOUNDED THAT WE MIGHT BE PHYSICALLY HEALED. ISAIAH 53:4-5; 1 PET.2:24
- JESUS WAS MADE SIN THAT WE MIGHT BE MADE RIGHTEOUSNESS 2COR.5:21
- NOTICE THAT GOD GAVE US HIS OWN RIGHTEOUSNESS.
- JESUS TOOK OUR POVERTY THAT WE MIGHT SHARE HIS ABUNDANCE,HE WAS STRIPPED AND TOTALLY MADE POOR AND LEFT WITH NOTHING 2 COR.8:9.
- JESUS WAS REJECTED BY GOD THE FATHER THAT WE MIGHT BE ACCEPTED.
- HE CRIED OUT TO THE FATHER, HE DIED OF A HEART BROKEN WITH REJECTION YET NO ANSWER CAME FROM HEAVEN. MATT.27:46
- CHRIST WAS MADE A CURSE ON THE CROSS THAT WE MIGHT QUALIFY FOR AND RECEIVE BLESSINGS. GAL.3:13
- IN THIS SERVICE TODAY, THE HOLY SPIRIT WILL REVERSE ALL CIRSES AND TURN THEM TO BLESSINGS
- HE WILL SPECIFICALLY REVERSE ALL PARENTAL OR ANCESTRAL 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
- WE SHALL CONTINUE TO USE GENESIS 49 AND DEUTERONOMY 33 AS OUR CASE STUDY JUST AS WE DID ON WEDNESDAY
- 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
- SO HE SPOKE TO THEM ACCORDING TO HOW HE FAVORED THEM OR OTHERWISE
- MANY OF WHAT HE CALLED BLESSINGS WERE MIXED WITH CURSES
- 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 SAYS ; 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
- WE WERE ABLE T O LOOK AT THE BLESSINGS THAT BOTH JACOB AND MOSES PRONOUNCED ON REUBEN,SIMEON AND LEVI,,JUDA,ZEBULUN AND ISSACHAR
- NOW LET’S LOOK AT THE REST OF THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL
- DAN GENESIS 49:16-18
Dan shall judge his people, as one of the tribes of Israel.Dan shall be a serpent by the way, an adder in the path, that biteth the horse heels, so that his rider shall fall backward.I have waited for thy salvation, O Lord.
- DEUTERONOMY 33;22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from Bashan
- JACOB CALLED DAN A WICKED SERPENT,MOSES CALLED HIM A POWERFUL LION
GEN 49:19 Gad, a troop shall overcome him: but he shall overcome at the last.
- DEUTERONOMY 33 :20-21
And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he executed the justice of the Lord, and his judgments with Israel.
- JACOB CALLED GAD A STRUGGLING LOSER,MOSES CALLED HIM A POWERFUL RULER AND THE ONE EXECUTING THE JUSTICEOF GOD
GENE,49:20 Out of Asher his bread shall be fat, and he shall yield royal dainties.
- DEUTERONOMY 33:24-25 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be
- JACOB CALLED ASHER A BAKER,BUT MOSES CALLED HIM STRONG,FRUITFUL OVERCOMER
- GENESIS 49:21 Naphtali is a hind let loose: he giveth goodly words.
- DEUTERONOMY 33: 23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the Lord: possess thou the west and the south.
- JACOB CALLED NAPHTALI A RUNNER AND A MOTIVATIONAL SPEAKER
- BUT MOSES SAYS HE IS SATISFIED WITH FAVOUR AND HIGHLY BLESSED
- GENESIS 49: 27 Benjamin shall ravin as a wolf: in the morning he shall devour the prey, and at night he shall divide the spoil.
- DEUTERONOMY 33: 12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the Lord shall dwell in safety by him; and the Lord shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
- HE CALLED BENJAMIN A HUNTER,BUT MOSES CALLED HIM BELOVED OF THE LORD
- GENESIS 49:22-26
22 Joseph is a fruitful bough, even a fruitful bough by a well; whose branches run over the wall:23 The archers have sorely grieved him, and shot at him, and hated him:
24 But his bow abode in strength, and the arms of his hands were made strong by the hands of the mighty God of Jacob; (from thence is the shepherd, the stone of Israel:)
25 Even by the God of thy father, who shall help thee; and by the Almighty, who shall bless thee with blessings of heaven above, blessings of the deep that lieth under, blessings of the breasts, and of the womb:
26 The blessings of thy father have prevailed above the blessings of my progenitors unto the utmost bound of the everlasting hills: they shall be on the head of Joseph, and on the crown of the head of him that was separate from his brethren.
13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
16 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
- AMAZINLY HE WAS VERY ACCURATE ABOUT JOSEPH,MAY BE BECAUSE JOSEPH WAS HIS FAVORITE
- THE BIBLE SAYS A CURSE CAUSELESS SHALL NOT COME,JACOB WAS ALWAYS TROUBLED AND DECEIVED BY HIS SONS AND SO HE MIXED THEIR BLESSINGS WITH CURSES
- THEY NEVER TOLD HIM THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT HAPPENEDTO JOSEPH
- HE ALWAYSTHOUGHT JOSEPH WAS DEAD
- IN ZECH 5: 1-4 THE PROPHET SAW A FLYING PAPER WITH A CURSE ON BOTH SIDES.
- ONE SIDE CARRIES A CURSE FOR STEALING AND THE OTHER SIDE FOR PERJURY.
- THE CURSES ENTERED PEOPLE’S HOMES AND TORE THEM DOWN FOR TWO REASONS : STEALING AND PERJURY.
- WE ALL KNOW THE MEANING OF STEALING,BUT WHAT IS PERJURY?
- PERJURY IS JUST THE SIN OF THE TONGUE.
- LYING UNDER OATH,SPEAKING TOO MUCH ABOUT WHAT WE DON’T KNOW OR UNDERSTAND,FALSE WITNESS,CRITICISM AND WICKED NEGATIVE WORDS
- CRITICISM IS LIKE CONDEMNATION OR FAULT FINDING OR DISAPPROVAL OF OTHERS IT CAN BECOME JUDGMENTALISM
- IT USUALLY STARTS WITH COMPLAINING AND MURMURING AND EVENTUALLY LEADS TO GOSSIP
- GOSSIP IS SHARING WHAT SHOULD NOT BE SHARED WITH PEOPLE WHO DON’T HAVE ABILITY TO SOLVE THE PROBLEMS • PROV 6:12-19
- THE CHILDREN OF ISRAEL MURMURMED,COMPLAINED GOSSIPED UNDER PASTOR MOSES
- THAT SIN KEPT THEM WONDERING IN THE WILDERNESS FOR 40 YEARS
- THAT GENERATION NEVER ENTERED THE PROMISED LAND
- WE ARE WARNED IN 1 COR 10 NOT TO FOLLOW THEIR EXAMPLE SO THAT WE SHALL NOT BE DESTROYED
- WHEN IT WAS TIME TO TAKE JERICHO,A MAJOR PORTION OF THE PROMISED LAND
- THE REMNANT THAT SURVIVED VWERE ORDERED TO BE SILENT AND NOT SPEAK A WORD FOR SIX DAYS
- GOD KNEW THAT THEY WOULD MURMUR AND GOSSIP AND ANGER HIM SO MUCH THAT THEY WOULD NOT ENTER THE PROMISED LAND
- THEREFORE GOD TOLD THEM TO KEEP QUIET UNDER PASTOR JOSHUA
- ANGEL GABRIEL STRUCK ZECHARIAH DUMB SO HE WOULD NOT TALK ELIZABETH OUT OF HER PREGNANCY
- GOD TOLD A MAN OF GOD TO FAST FOR 40 DAYS NO TALKING AT ALL TO ANYBODY
- HE WAS TO FAST AND REPENT FROM ALL FORMS OF
- NEGATIVE WORDS
- DEFILING WORDS
- MURMURING OR GRUMBLING AND COMPLAINING
- IF WE CAN FAST AND PRAY ABOUT OUR MINDS AND TONGUES OUR BLESSINGS WILL BE RELEASED VERY FAST
- IN CLOSING LET ME GIVE SOME COUNSEL TO ALL WHO ARE TOO CLEVER TO PAY TITHES AND OFFERINGS
- STEALING FROM GOD AND SPEAKING FALSEHOOD BRING SERIOUS CURSES
- MAL.1:14 CURSES THE MAN WHO IS STINGY WITH GOD, PUTTING MISERABLE COINS IN THE OFFERING WHEN YOU CAN PUT NOTES.
- MAL.3:8-12 TELL US THAT STINGINESS WITH GOD WOULD BRING CURSES, WHILE GENEROSITY WITH GOD WILL BRING BLESSINGS.
- THE BIBLE SAYS A LITTLE WITH GOD’S BLESSINGS IS BETTER THAN A LOT WITH A CURSE ON IT.
- PSALM 37:16 A little that a righteous man hath is better than the riches of many wicked .
- PROV 15:6;: In the house of the righteous is much treasure: but in the revenues of the wicked is trouble. PROV 15:16 Better is little with the fear of the LORD than great treasure and trouble therewith.
- FINALLY IF YOU CAN BRING YOUR FLESH UDER THE CONTROL OF THE HOLY GHOST
- YOU WILL BE FREE FROM THE WORLD AND FROM ALL SATANIS TRICKS
- YOU WILL BE VERY VERY BLESSED
- IN ORDER TO BE RELEASED FROM EVERY CURSE YOU NEED THE HOLY SPIRIT’S HELP
- SONG :“HOLY SPIRIT BE MY COMFORTER
- SALVATION ALTAR CALL
- PERSONAL REDEDICATION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT AND HIS GUIDANCE
- ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO FORGIVE YOU AND HELP YOU IDENTIFY THE SOURCE OF ANY CURSE RAGING IN YOUR LIFE AND FAMILY
- ASK HIM TO SEARCH YOU AND HELP YOU
- YOU MUST CONFESS ANY KNOWN SINS BY YOURSELF OR ANCESTORS. PROV.28:13 ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO REMIND YOU
- NOW ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP YOU FORGIVE ALL OTHERS THAT NEED TO BE FORGIVEN BY YOU AND HELP YOU FORGET
- ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP YOU RENOUNCE ALL CONTACT WITH THE OCCULT OR SECRET SOCIETIES BY YOURSELF OR BY YOUR ANCESTORS;
- ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO ALSO HELP YOU IDENTIFY AND GET RID OF ALL CONTACT OBJECTS EVEN IF THEY ARE VERY EXPENSIVE .
- YOU CANNOT EXPECT TOTAL DELIVERANCE FROM A CURSE IF YOU BRING ACCURSEDTHINGS TO YOUR HOUSE
- COMMAND ANY IDOL, IMAGE, CHARM OR OBJECT OF SUPERSTITION THAT CAN EASILY BRING A CURSE UPON YOU TO CATCH FIRE NOW
- YOU MUST CALL ON THE NAME OF JESUS AND BE TOTALLY REALEASED FROM ANY CURSE. JOEL 2:32
- NOW ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO FORGIVE ALL YOUR PAST REBELLION TO HIS VOICE AND GUIDANCE
- ASK HIM TO HELP YOU IDENTIFY THE CAUSE OR SOURCE OF ANY CURSE IN YOUR LIFE AND FAMILY FROM NOW ON
- NOW ASK HIM TO ALWAYS HELP RECOGNISE, REPENT, RENOUNCE AND RESIST THE CURSE IN YOUR LIFE AND FAMILY MEMBERS
- ASK HIM TO ALWAYS HELP YOU RECOGNISE AND REPENT FROM THE SPECIFIC SINS THAT iNTRODUCE THE CURSE AND DEAL WITH THEM AND RENOUNCE THEM AND TO ALWAYS RESIST SATAN IN WARFARE
- NOW ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO KEEP YOU IN FAITH IN CHRIST AND HIS WORD
- LET THE HOLY SPIRIT KNOW EVERY DAY THAT YOU DON’T WANT ANY CURSE ANYMORE IN YOUR LIFE.
- YOU MUST ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP YOU CONTINUE TO CONFESS YOUR FAITH IN CHRIST EVERY DAY AND WALK IN LOVE TOWARDS GOD AND ALL MEN.
- YOU MUST ASK THE HOLY SPIRIT TO HELP YOU COMMIT YOURSELF IN FAITH TO OBEY GOD’S VOICE AND WORD.
- 18.YOU MUST BLESS AND ANNOINT YOUR HEAD CONSTANTLYJESUS WORE THE CROWN OF THORNS TO REMOVE CURSES FROM YOUR HEAD