The Danger of Spiritual Curses


(This is blog 19 in the series “Names of Satan.”)

Satan and his demons will use any excuse they can to cause spew their evil and wickedness at someone.  Satan is called Evil One (John 17:5), Wicked One (Ephesians 6:16), Lawless One (2 Thessalonians 2:8-10 and Man of Sin (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4).  He loves to pick on the vulnerable or those who are open to his attacks.  One way is through curses put on a person.  We tend to not believe they are true, but the Bible warns against them.  We need to learn more about them.

It may be someone has put a curse on you or your family by asking that something bad happen to you. That is really a prayer that Satan really loves to answer!  Parents can curse their children by saying they wish they hadn’t had them, they hate them, don’t want them they are no good and will never amount to anything, and so forth.  Additionally, we can curse ourselves (Proverbs 6:2) by saying we hope we die, that we aren’t good enough, that we’ll never be happy or any of many such things about ourselves.

To curse someone is to ask for evil to happen to them.  Those requests (really prayers) are heard by Satan and his forces and ‘answered’ when possible.  This includes everything from occult and witchcraft curses to one individual ‘wishing’ harm on another.  Balaam was paid to curse Israel, but God wouldn’t allow it (Numbers 22 – 24).  These curses, when in effect, can also be passed on from generation to generation.  The Bible says that speaking evil of someone is the same as cursing them (Romans 12:14).  Things like: “I hope you die…”  “Since he/she won’t love me I wish they’d …..”  “You’re no good, you’ll never amount to anything…”  “I hope she gets some of her own medicine…”  “I hope your children do ….. To you when you grow up.”  You can even curse yourself by what you say (Proverbs 6:2).  Our words are powerful and important.  They aren’t something to be taken lightly.  Using profanity (“curse” words) also falls into this category.  When someone “damns” someone to “hell” that is an awful, awful thing to say!  Demons love to hear it; they use the power of the hate in the speaker and will latch onto any authority or justification to do their evil!

Balaam tried to curse the Jews (Deuteronomy 23:4).  The Bible says we can curse others (Psalm 109:17).  Demons use this as an excuse to work against the person, as a ‘prayer’ to gain access.  Old Testament men (Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, etc. Genesis 27:23, 38) would bless or curse their children (Genesis 48:20).   Sometimes they even put a curse on them, as Abraham did with Ishmael and Isaac cursed Esau.  The Levites were used to pronounce blessings (Deuteronomy 10:8; 21:5).  When Naomi came back to Israel, she said she was to be called ‘mara’ because things had turned ‘bitter’ for her. A father is to bless his children by his words and send them into life with his and God’s blessing.  What you have done is the opposite.

If you feel this may have happened to you remember to “Bless them that curse you” (Matthew 5:44).  Treat the person with love and kindness, for when you return good for evil the “undeserved curse does not come to rest” (Proverbs 6:2).  Break that curse against you in Jesus’ name, claiming Galatians 3:10, 13 which says “Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: ‘Cursed is everyone who is hung on a tree.'”  Ask God to turn the curse to a blessing (Deuteronomy 23:5).

If you suspect that curses have been sent to you by another person, you can pray to break the curses using the authority of Jesus Christ.  Before doing so, however, be sure to examine your own heart and deal with any sin (i.e. confess & repent) that you might have committed related to the originator.  You can use the following as an example of how to pray:

“In Jesus’ name I come against any curses, spells or ungodly thoughts or prayers that have been said or thought against me.  In Jesus’ name I put them under the blood of Jesus.   The Bible says Jesus has become a curse for us and taken all our curses away (Galatians 3:13).   I take back every access they claim and break every work they try to do against me or my family.  Father, I ask you to fill me with Your Holy Spirit, surround me with Your angels and use me for your glory.  In Jesus’ name I pray.  Amen.”

If you think this may apply to you, use the prayer above.  If someone else comes to mind who you think may have been cursed pray this for them.  Pray is several times.  Talk to them about this as well. 


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