I have been reading book on Blessings and Curses and I am realizing that I am living with curses that have been placed on me as I grew up……….even some ancestral curses. We often don’t realize it but some heated words can place curses on our lives and the lives of our loved ones….
Here are a few that have been said to me and about me………
You will never be the athletic type……………don’t bother trying out for any sports!
You will never have any friends……….no one will ever want you!
Just you wait until your children grow up and disrespect you………..
Those are just a few that I can think of right now………….and the power of words does effect us! There are many verses in the Bible about the danger of idle words……..and this author believes that unless we renounce the curses that have been placed on us………even the ones we don’t know about……..they will constantly haunt us unless we renounce them by the power of Jesus!
Some of the evidences of a Curse on your life are………..
1. Mental and or emotional breakdown
2. Repeated or Chronic sickness(especially if hereditary)
3. Barrenness, a tendency to miscarry or related female problems
4. Breakdown of marriage and family alienation
5. Continuing financial insufficiency
6. Being “accident prone”
7. A history of suicides and unnatural or untimely deaths
Often we place curses on our own lives by allowing things in our lives sometimes even unknowingly………
Some people have gone to fortune tellers, or watch and believe in psychic’s.
There are so many places in the bible that talks about the curses that will be on your life should you listen to these or worship these false Gods.
Some people have idols in their homes…….budda……or any other kinds of images of other gods…….in the Bible in early Jewish history God delares a curse on those who worship false Gods…..He is a jealous God the one and only God!
Some people have ancestors that were Satan worshiper’s and those curses live on through their children and their grandchildren and great grandchildren etc.
God places a curse on people who persecute the Jews because they are God’s chosen people.
Needless to say this book has really got me thinking about my life and I spent allot of time with God today just listening to His voice about the curses in my life….
My Fibromylgia I believe is a result of a curse as well as my struggles with depression and not being able to lose weight. Our struggles with money are a result of curses…..our family problems……….marriage struggles……….I could go on. It has made me think about what I have said about people that may have places curses on their lives……….when I gossip or speak mean words about someone saying “they will never amount to anything” or “they are just impossible” or “I will never forgive them”. Some of my curses are self inflicted because of things I have said to myself…….sin I have not confessed….some has been inflicted on me by others…….
These kinds of curses exsist when you pray with the wrong motives to……..when you pray for someone…….what does your prayers say………are you genuinely praying for your enemies…….or are you praying that God will change them……..
Believe me I am not posting this to accuse anyone out there…….I am just evaluating my own life……. my own motives when I pray…….and I find that I fail often! God has been convicting me today…….and healing me………it’s been quite a day!
The book is Blessing or Curse you can choose by Derek Prince. It’s an interesting read so if you want to know more about what I am talking about. He backs up everything he writes with scripture………..
I have just started to read the section on learning to live in God’s Blessings…..so that may come as a different post somewhere down the line……..
I hope that today you choose to live in God’s blessings and renounce the curses that have been placed on your life.
This is a simple prayer you can pray to renounce the curses in your life;
Lord Jesus Christ, I believe that you are the Son of God; and that you died on the cross for my sins and rose again from the dead.
I give up all my rebellion and all my sin and I submit myself to you as Lord.
I confess all my sins before you and ask for your forgiveness-especially my sins that exposed me to a curse. Release me also from the consequences of my ancestors’ sins.
By a decison of my will, I forgive all who have harmed me or wronged me- just as I want God to forgive me. In particular I want to forgive__________________
I renounce all contact with anything occult or satanic- If I have any “contact objects,” I commit myself to destroy them. I cancel all Satan’s claims against me.
Lord Jesus, I believe that on the cross You took on Yourself every curse that could ever come upon me. So I ask You now to release me from every curse over my life-in your name, Lord Jesus Christ!
By faith I now receive my release and I thank you for it!
If you prayed this prayer…….I encourage you……..tell someone………..Thank God often for your release! Find a church to attend that will encourage you……going to church about us helping each other in the journey. We need each other!