DOES A BELIEVER NEED TO FEAR CURSES?
(Thirty plus years ago God put Don Rogers in my life. He trained and mentored me in spiritual ministry. When he was no longer able to minister, I had the privilege of taking over his “Spiritual Warfare Ministries”. He had written many articles about spiritual warfare. I have edited and added to his work for this blog.)
First of all, the believer needs to realize that we live in a cursed world. There are people who are cursed all around us. Many of these people curse others. But God’s provision for his people is great! We should be focusing on our God who is our source of strength, provisions and protection and not fear the enemy’s might as Israel did in the wilderness.
Believers should be in agreement with the apostle Paul who said,
“If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things? (Romans 8:31.32)
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword? As it is written: ‘For your sake we face death all day long; we are considered as sheep to be slaughtered.’ No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.” (Romans 8:35-39)
Fearing Satan, his hosts or curses only gives the enemy more power in your life. Fear is not trusting God. It is yielding to the lies and intimidations of the enemy. If the truth will set people free (Jn. 8:32), then believing the enemy’s lies keeps people in bondage. God’s children must live by the truth.
Secondly, God is able to protect his people from curses.
When Balak, the king of Moab called upon Balaam to curse the Israelites, God stopped Balaam from do it. “But God said to Balaam, ‘Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed.’ ” (Numbers 22:12)
“However, the Lord your God would not listen to Balaam but turned the curse into a blessing for you, because the Lord your God loves you.” (Deuteronomy 23:5)
Thirdly, God has promised protection to the righteous from curses resting on them.
“Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.” (Proverbs 26:2)
Learn to stand on truth and the armor of God will be firmly in place upon your life. (Eph. 6:10-18)
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