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June 29, 2011


The Elements of Blessings and Curses 
What is a curse? The simplest way to define a curse is to say it is the opposite of a blessing. But this is so simple and would easily make some to easily label anything bad a curse. 
It is scripturally true that the whole creation is under a curse or bondage from God having fallen through the Original Sin of Adam and Eve. “Therefore, just as sin entered the world through one man, and death through sin, and in this way death came to all men, because all sinned,” Romans 5:12.
“For the creation was subjected to frustration, not by its own choice, but by the will of the one who subjected it, in hope that the creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the glorious freedom of the children of God,” Romans 8:20-21.
Yet the context that we’d define such a type of a curse or bondage is only in the context of the Original Sin that God brought on all creation. Outside the context of the Original Sin we’d end up labelling everything bad thing in our lives a curse. Even persecution, trials of faith, every sickness, every failure, every accident, every type of poverty, carrying the spiritual cross, and so on would be labelled curses. 
1.  Blessings
a.  Bountiful provision.
b.  Protection and security.
c.  Peace and Harmony.
d.  Love the motivating force.
2.  Curses
a.  Loss or theft.
b.  Destruction or hurt.
c.  Strife and conflict.
d.  Fear the motivating force.
Sources of a Curse
1. Violation of the Law - the Old Covenant.
2. The words of man
a.  Noah cursed his son's generations.
b.  Curses of the Patriarchs on their children.
c.  Peter curses Ananias and Sapphira.
3. Associations 
a.  Identification with another person.
b.  Transmitted through conversation.
4. Family generations
a.  Third and fourth generations.
b.  Family sicknesses and disease.
c.  Family poverty.
d.  Family conflicts. 
5.  Breaking the spiritual Links - cut the umbilical cord.
a.  Break links with parents.
b.  Break links with spouse.
c.  Break links with other family members.
d.  Break links with other believers.
Dealing with curses
1.  Deal first with personal sin.
Temporal Values.
2.  The Law of Judgement.
Look for the signs. 
Let go of the judgment.
3.  Family generations
Apply James 4:7
Submit to God.
Resist the devil.
4.  Associations
a.  Break spiritual links with daily contacts.
b.  Deal with words spoken against you.
Mostly other believers.
Do not permit bitterness.
Send words back where necessary.
c.  Contamination may be removed by prayer
Hold it up to the Lord.
Transmute it out of darkness into light.
Speak blessing on it.

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