You're Under a Curse?
Well, Let’s Just Fix That Right Now!
by Pastor John Hamel
“And unto Adam he
said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast
eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake;
in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of
thy life.” (Genesis 3:17)
Think you might be
under a curse for some reason?
Well, you just might be.
However, you cannot come up with something so big that God cannot handle it
for you. We will talk about curses for a moment and see just a few
examples of how they do indeed come upon individuals. But first let
me talk to you about the two dynamic dimensions.
There are only two
dynamic dimensions in which a human being can live. One is the
dimension of blessing. The other is the dimension of curses.
Blessings come through obedience to God. Curses come through
disobedience to God. No need for a Theological Degree to figure that
In Deuteronomy 28:1-14 you can read about the
Blessings. In verses 15-68 you can read about the Curses.
under a curse is no fun. It’s not intended to be. It’s intended
to make you want to repent for the things you did to bring
it on yourself.
Once you repent, the blessings can flow again.
This is God’s will for you. He’s the Blesser. Satan is the curser. No
ifs, ands or buts about it. (John 10:10)
Curses first came
into the Earth when Adam and Eve sinned. (Genesis 3:14-19)
ground was cursed with weeds and low productivity (vs.17). Adam was
cursed with hard labor and eventual death (vs.19). Eve was cursed
with pain in childbearing (vs.16). Their relationship was cursed with
marital strife (vs.16).
The entire race has come under the Genesis
Curse because we all come from Adam and Eve. (Romans 5:17)
Genesis Curse affected even Satan. God promised him a whipping at Calvary and he got it big time (vs.14).
“As the bird by
wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not
come.” (Proverbs 26:2)
There are certain
aspects of the Genesis Curse that will not be completely removed until Jesus returns.However,
much of it can be turned back in the life of the Believer who
knows their authority in Christ.
There are many ways
people bring unnecessary curses upon themselves today, in ignorance of the
Laws of the Spirit.
“Death and life are
in the power of the tongue …” (Proverbs )
Children who refuse
to honor their parents are under a
“Honor thy father
and mother… That it may be well with thee, and thou may live long...” (Ephesians
6:2,3) The reverse application of these verses is apparent.
Parents can also
bring curses upon their entire household by corrupt business
dealings. A parent’s sins can indeed stalk their children
and children’s children for generations.
“Whoso rewards evil
for good, evil shall not depart from his house.” (Proverbs
Taking advantage of
employees, working them like animals and paying them “peanuts” always
brings a curse.
“Cursed be he that
perverts the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow...” (Deuteronomy
gods is a real fast way to bring on a curse! (Exodus
Anti-Semitism is a sure way to find
one’s self under the most horrible of curses. The Jews are God’s Chosen people and
listening to Satan concerning them will get you in a deep, deep rut.
“Now the Lord had
said unto Abram … I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: And I will bless them that
bless thee, and curse him that curses thee...” (Genesis 12:1-3;
There are many,
many reasons for curses coming upon individuals. The Lord can and
will show you what is cursing you if you will ask expectantly.
The primary reason for all curses is sin!
However, Christ has redeemed us from the Curse of the Law of Sin and Death.
The power of any and every curse can be broken by the
authority of Jesus’ Name and
by the Power of His Blood. (Philippians 2:9-11)