When we become born-again Christians, we initiate the process of operating in the blessing of God instead of the curse. However, to live a blessed life and remain free from curses, we must obey God’s Word. We must also understand the ways in which Jesus set us free so that we can have deliverance in every area of our lives.

  1. The Five Points of Victory from which Jesus’ blood flowed:
    1. His back, which endured the stripes needed to bring about our healing.
    2. His head, which bore the crown of thorns.
      1. Roman soldiers plaited a crown of thorns and pressed it on Jesus’ head (John 19:2).
      2. They mocked Him, hailing Him as King of the Jews.
      3. They also hit Him on the head and spit on Him.
    3. His hands, which were nailed to the cross.
    4. His feet, which were nailed to the cross.
    5. His side, which was pierced by a Roman soldier.
  2. The significance of Jesus shedding His blood from His head:
    1. The head controls the entire body and is the control center of life.
      1. Satan seeks to dominate our minds so that he can control us.
    2. When soldiers placed the crown of thorns upon Jesus’ head, the thorns pierced His brow.
    3. The blood that flowed from His head served as payment for our deliverance from every curse.
    4. When a blessing is placed upon us, it falls on the head.
    5. When a curse is laid on us, it also falls on the head first.
    6. In Old Testament times, fathers placed their hands on their children’s heads to bless them.
    7. In the New Testament, hands were laid on the head to bless and heal people. Hands were also laid on the head to ordain a man of God.
  3. When Adam sinned in the Garden of Eden, all of mankind was cursed (Genesis 3:17-18).
    1. God had placed Adam as the head of the marriage; therefore, his sin had a greater impact than Eve’s.
    2. The ground was cursed with thorns and thistles because of Adam’s disobedience.
      1. A curse is an empowerment to fail; and there is a cause for every curse (Proverbs 26:2).
      2. Thorns are a symbolic representation of the curse.
      3. When someone’s life is “full of thorns,” it is full of frustration, difficulties, obstacles, defeat, sorrow, and all forms of pressure.
      4. Hardship has been the plight of all mankind since the fall of Adam.
  4. “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree” (Galatians 3:13).
    1. Jesus took our place, taking on our curse.
    2. He abolished the curse and released upon us the covenant blessing of Abraham (Galatians 3:14).
  5. Signs of a blessed life.
    1. The blessing is an empowerment to have success.
    2. When we are blessed, we increase (Psalm 115:11-14).
    3. The lives of blessed people continue to improve.
      1. We cannot operate in the blessing when our thinking and behavior oppose the Word of God.
  6. Signs of a cursed life:
    1. Mental and/or emotional breakdown
    2. Repeated sickness (especially hereditary)
    3. Barrenness or a tendency to miscarry, or related female problems
    4. Divorce and family alienation
    5. Continual financial insufficiency
    6. A tendency to be accident-prone
    7. A history of suicides or unnatural, untimely deaths
      1. Having just one or two of these signs does not necessarily mean a person is cursed, but repeated manifestations in several of these areas could signify a curse is in operation.

Scripture References:

  • John 19:2
  • Genesis 3:17-18
  • Proverbs 26:2
  • Galatians 3:13-14
  • Psalm 115:11-14

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church