What is a Curse?

Curses are declarations, contracts or requests for injury or evil to befall someone or something. They can be spoken or written words, incantations, or prayers that invoke evil spirits to do their work. A curse is also a ban or censure over a person, place or thing. This curse, ban, or censure can be the result of a sinful act or disobedience to God's law. Often curses are spoken by servants of Satan. These curses are often the most difficult to discern and remove. Most common curses are those we speak over ourselves (I'm stupid, I'm a loser etc.)

Curses must be broken for worshipping other gods, occult practices, oaths to or in secret societies, illegitimate sex, illegitimate births, murder, not tithing, hating the Jews, etc. Curses and vows placed on oneself and curses from servants of Satan have to be broken to attain complete freedom. Be sure to study Scripture to understand what activities bring curses on people. Many causes for curses are listed in these passages, see Deut. 7:25-26 and Chapters 23; 27; 28; 30; Ex. 20:1-6; Mal. 3:8-9. These are a few references to curses in the Bible. The book, Blessings and Curses, by Derek Prince is an excellent book on curses.

Some curses come down a family line or blood line from generation to generation. A common source of theses curses in American culture is from the practice of Freemasonry. Members actively curse their family line in oaths and vows taken at different levels of membership. A curse may be on a person or their children because a living or dead relative was involved in psychic or occult practices. This is true even if the person involved in the occult has been dead for hundreds of years. Time does not affect curses.

A curse becomes the channel for a demonic spirit to be assigned into a person’s life. Note that it is not a legal right for a spirit to gain a foothold or authority in the victim’s life and cause symptoms. But the enemy will begin to tempt and pester the person trying to cause him or her to stumble and sin. Once the sin is accomplished then the enemy gains a legal right and symptoms begin to manifest.

Curses can cause.all kinds of problems such as anxiety, fear, confusion, broken marriages, poverty, attachments of familiar spirits, sickness, cancer, degenerative diseases, sexual perversion, addictions, compulsions, violence, rebellion, mental problems, and torment. Curses are ridden and powered by demons. It is the demons that carry out the evil action of the curse, incantation, or spell, but if it exists there is a cause or reason.

The good news is a curse will not land on a child of God who has confessed their sins. Jesus came to set the captives free and gave His Church power over all of the enemy. The servants of God can break curses and lead people to freedom in Jesus' name. Proverbs 26:2, "An undeserved curse does not alight." This refers to curses sent on innocent people without a cause.

Interesting sidelight is that when curses do not find a home they will return where they came from, In other words, it will go back and come upon the one who sent it. This may bring the planned devastation back upon the sender. We see this Godly principle in the story of Haman, twice in the book of Daniel and in Luke 11 where a demon leaves but cannot find rest returns to its former home with spirits more wicked than itself.

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