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Breaking Curses

As children of God, we have the keys of the kingdom of Heaven. This key gives us the power to bless and to curse. Just as Jesus repeatedly told us, “whatever you bind on earth will be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19, 18:18).

However, as human beings, we have the ability to curse and be cursed. In terms of cursing, Jesus gave us the example by cursing the fig tree for not bearing any fruit even though it was not the season for figs (ref: Mark 11:12-14). According to the Scriptures, the very next day when the disciples saw the fig tree withered, Jesus responded by saying, “Have faith in God. Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours. And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.” (Mark 11:22-26, NIV).

In essence, if you believe without a doubt in your heart that you wanted something cursed, it will be done. Even if it meant getting a mountain into the sea and causing mass destruction, it will be done.

This is a Divine weapon of epic proportion, given to those who truly had faith. I’m not suggesting that we use it against others, but I’m stating this so that we are aware that we have the ability to bless and to bring harm. This brings me to my next point: How do we break curses?

The Bible gives us two ways to break curses.

One: Forgive others and loosen their chains.

Jesus told us that “whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven” (Matthew 16:19, 18:18). In the book of John, Jesus explains it further by saying, “If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven” (John 20:23). If you truly forgive someone, will you still bear grudges against them? Curses are made when we have immense hatred and grudges against someone or something. Curses are uttered when we do not forgive. Curses are uttered when there is no love. If you love someone, will you curse them?

Forgive your enemy, and their chains will be loosened on earth as it is in heaven.

Then again, let’s not forget that our sins will not be forgiven if we have yet forgiven others (Mark 11:25-26).

Two: The Blood of Christ

Jesus once told the Jews who believed Him saying, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” (John 8:31-32, NIV). In the same passage, he explains that we are all slave to sin and only Jesus can set us free. Just as I mentioned earlier that curses are uttered in responses to hatred, so is the curse of death that God laid on us causing us to die (Ephesians 2:1-2). But it is also because of God’s great love for us, we have been set free from the curse of death (Ephesians 2:4-5).

If truly the Blood of Christ can break the curse of death that God had laid on us (Romans 8:2), then surely He can break every bondage that others lay upon us. This includes actual physical bondage (Acts 5:19, 12:7), the bondage of actual hell (Revelations 20:1), the spiritual bondage of supernatural possession (Luke 8:29), the bondage of poverty (Psalms 68:6), the bondage of political oppression (Jeremiah 30:8), and intergenerational curses (Exodus 20:5, Numbers 14:18). 

Christ did this by becoming a curse for us, transferring the curse that was laid upon us onto Himself (Galatians 3:13-14). Just as we lay hands on a goat by confessing all our sins and iniquities to it and then sending it away (Leviticus 16:21), we are laying our hands on Christ who bore our sins while His blood cleanses us off every speck of curse left within us. By His blood, Christ has washed our robes and made us white and blameless (Revelations 7:14). It is in this instance where all curses are broken and we are free once again.

Concluding Remarks

Know, therefore, that as children of God we have the power to bless and to curse. Use it wisely.

And if we have ever cursed anyone or anything, forgive, and our sins will be forgiven. And if we have been cursed, know that the Blood of Christ will be able to set us free.

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