In the previous article, we started the conversation about the Christian and curses. We established that a Christian couldn’t fall under a curse. Lets take a deeper dive.
God is the one that can give you accurate understanding of the issue of life. If all eating in the dream are demonic why did God tell Peter to kill those animals and eat in his dream (Acts 10:10-19). In the case of Peter, the Holy Spirit gave him the meaning. That is the method. You don’t need to run after a man of God to get to interpret a dream or vision – you have the Bible and the Holy Spirit. Let us even assume that eating in the dream was demonic, didn’t God’s word say that when you drink any deadly things it will not harm you? Why are you afraid my brethren (Mark 16:17-18)?
Can A Christian be cursed? Let’s check Proverb 26:2
“Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim.” (New Living Translation)
“You have as little to fear from an undeserved curse as from the dart of a wren or the swoop of a swallow.” (The Message)
“Curses will not harm someone who is innocent; they are like sparrows or swallows that fly around and never land.” (New Century Version)
The Bible made us to understand here, that we don’t have anything to fear, once we are innocent; anybody cursing us is just wasting his time. For a curse to work, the intended victim has to deserve it. You must believe what God says and discard what these so call deliverance ministers are saying. Their god is their belly- they are in it for what they will eat. The moment you believe them, you yoke yourself to their bondage. That is why you will always come back to them. It is a perpetual slavery.
When Goliath cursed David, David was not afraid, he did not even say ‘back to the sender’ he simply turned the battle to the Lord. Who died eventually? When Shimei cursed David, David did not curse him back. He did not even reply him, he left him. At the end he died untimely (2 Samuel 16:5, 1 King 2:44-46).
When Balaam tried to curse the Israelites God told him he could not because they were blessed. In every one of his attempt to curse, he blessed them instead.
“…they got Balaam, the son of Peor, from Pethor in Aram-naharaim to put curses on you. But the Lord your God would not give ear to Balaam, but let the curse be changed into a blessing to you, because of his love for you.” Deuteronomy 23:4-5 (Bible In Basic English)
“But I refused to listen to Balaam. All he could do was bless you. So I saved you from his power.” Joshua 24:10 (Good News Bible)
Balaam too met his waterloo (Joshua 13:22).
We must remember that through the sacrifice of Christ, we now have access to the blessing of Abraham.
“And now that you belong to Christ, you are the true children of Abraham. You are his heirs, and God’s promise to Abraham belongs to you.” Galatians 3:29 (New Living Translation)
God’s word is just complete. I pray God will open our eyes to see the truth. The Bible says by the reason of the salvation that comes through Christ, we now belong to Christ. And that qualifies us as the true children of Abraham and every promise that God made to Abraham belongs to us too. Do you remember that one of such promises was that ‘I will bless those who bless you, and I will curse him who curses you’ (Genesis 12:3). I don’t even need to say ‘back to the sender’, God Himself said He will curse them.
Can A Christian be cursed? Then the answer is NO. As long as you continue living in obedience to God, then an undeserved curse cannot land on you.
What About Generational Curse?
One of the errors about the issue of curses that is making waves in our days is the doctrine of generational curses. Many have written books on this issue, supporting their claims from the Bible and personal experiences that it is possible for a Christian to suffer from generational curse and many Believers have bought into this doctrine.
I want us to examine this issue critically from God’s word because the Word is the standard. You don’t believe something because someone claims to have experienced it neither must you believe it because a certain ‘man of God’ is teaching it.