Under A Curse

April 16, 2013

Friends,
Some people wonder why they seem so often prone to having mishaps, problems, troubles, misfortunes, and distresses, or even calamities, grief, and chaos.  The most probable reason that they have these is that they are under a curse.  They may be under such for no other reason but that because another person, deserving of the curse, is within their home, workplace, church, city, or nation, for those who are somehow aligned with cursed individuals, can be swept in under as well.

An undeserved curse does not come to rest.  (Pr. 26:2)  However, if someone carelessly walks into, or remains in, an alignment with a cursed person or group, then that person, unless God has led him there to be a witness, certainly jeopardizes his otherwise safe and blessed position.  By disregarding God’s warnings to be wise, discerning, courageous, and obedient, so as to get out, away from, and separate oneself from the cursed group, the careless person has let his righteousness, and thus his protection, slide off.

Who is it whom God’s Word tells us is cursed?  It is anyone who is wicked (Pr. 3:33), anyone who is lax in doing the Lord’s work (Jer. 48:10), anyone who depends on man instead of God (17:5 // Isa. 31:1), anyone who carries out plans and forms alliances not of the Lord (Isa. 30:1-5), and anyone who does not love the Lord.  (1 Cor. 16:22)

That last verse really sums up all the others.  For those who do not love the Lord are those who do not obey the Lord’s commands and teachings.  Jesus says this in John 14:15 & 24.  Even so, many “Christians” claim to the love the Lord while also admitting they often neglect to do His bidding.  In other words, many “Christians” admit that they often fail to serve Christ or obey Him, even though they continue to claim Him as their Savior and Lord.  Obviously they’ve failed to understand that Lord means Boss / Master / Captain / Commander / Leader, and that if Jesus is not their Leader, then Jesus is not their Deliverer, nor does His Spirit dwell in them.  (v. 23)  Sadly, their failure to accept this has incurred upon them a curse.

Can a person be freed of a curse?  Of course.  But in order to do so, he must repent.  He must turn from the way of the curse and go the opposite direction –the way of obedience to Christ.  He must come out and be separate.  (2 Cor. 6:17,18)  The Good News is all about how to do this.  But oh, if only people would listen!

Sincerely,
with love,
Rachel

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