MORE ABOUT CURSES
Kinds of Curses
I - Curses Through Sin - Gen. 4:2-7
Curse of the law. (Gen. 3:10; Deut. 28)
Iniquities of the fathers. (Num. 14.:18)
Curse of Illegitimate birth. (Deut. 23:2)
Curses of contact with witchcraft and occult things. (Deut. 18:9-13)
II - Curses from Words
1. Broken vows (Jonah 2:9)
2. Words of others - Spoken to you as a child by your parents or others. Parent’s confessions about their children are very powerful curses. Example: “You are always messing up!” If someone speaks or has spoken something negative to or about you, renounce it. Say: “In the Name of Jesus, I do not permit those words to have effect in my life.” Sometimes we speak negative things about ourselves. If you have done so, repent, ask forgiveness from God, renounce the confessions and forgive yourself.
III - Curses through Disobedience and Disorder
1. Family disorder. ( Mal. 4:6, Prov. 3:33)
2. Church disorder and disobedience. (Mal. 2:2; Jer. 17:5)
3. Giving. (Mal. 3:9)
4. Helping in the Lord’s work. (Judges 5:23; Jer. 48:10)
NOTE; Referring to the Sears catalogue illustration, a curse is similar to receiving something you didn’t order. If an undesirable item is delivered to your door, what do you do?
SEND IT BACK! REFUSE IT!
Do the same with curses. (See Ps. 7:16 and Ps. 109:17).