Jesus took the curse upon Himself so that we could be blessed. However, many Christians are empowered to fail because they choose to travel down a path that brings curses. Jesus has redeemed us from all curses, but we must choose to obey God. Doing so activates the blessing instead of the curse.

  1. There are ten different curses discussed in the Bible:
    1. The curse of God
      1. God allows curses to come upon those who disobey His Word.
      2. “The curse of the Lord is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just” (Proverbs 3:33).
    2. The curse of man
      1. If someone with authority over us places a curse on us, it will affect us negatively.
      2. For example, Noah cursed Canaan and his descendants.
      3. Many children have been cursed by their parents, or because of their parents.
      4. When we dishonor our parents, we invite a curse upon our lives (Matthew 15:4).
      5. All authority comes from God. When we violate the spiritual authority (pastor) or the natural authority (parents) He has placed over us, we invite a curse upon our lives (Romans 13:1, 2, AMP).
    3. The self-inflicted curse
      1. When we speak negatively about ourselves, we curse ourselves.
    4. The curse of sowing and reaping
      1. If we sow evil, we will reap evil.
      2. If we sow to the flesh by giving in to a way of thinking that opposes God’s Word, we will reap corruption.
    5. The curse of the prophets
      1. If anyone tries to harm a person who is genuinely anointed by God, through words or actions, they may reap a curse (Psalm 105:14, 15).
      2. Many times people harm the prophets of God by speaking negatively about them.
    6. The curse of the accursed
      1. If we associate with anything or anyone who is accursed, we invite a curse upon our lives (Joshua 7:1).
    7. Generational or inherited curses
      1. A curse, like a blessing, does not die with the person from which it originated.
      2. For example, when Abraham died, Isaac carried on the blessing of the covenant.
      3. A person’s children can partake of the curse that is on his or her life.
      4. Many people suffer terribly because of a generational or inherited curse.
      5. When we do not obey God’s commands, we subject ourselves to generational curses as well as other curses.
      6. Our identification is not limited to the natural realm. Our spiritual identity overrides who we are in the flesh (Romans 2:28, 29).
    8. The curse of unforgiveness
      1. If we harbor unforgiveness and bitterness in our hearts, we invite a curse upon us.
      2. Also holding others sins and offenses against them causes God to hold our sins and offenses against us.
      3. Pursue peace with others. Do not allow bitterness to remain in your heart and take root (Hebrews 12:14, 15).
      4. Live a life of holiness.
      5. To be holy is to be of one mind with God.
    9. The curse of the law
      1. When God’s law is broken, a curse is automatically released upon the person who broke it.
      2. This curse is only removed when we sincerely repent, completely turn to God, and commit to obey Him.
    10. The curse of Satan
      1. Satan, through his agents, can put a curse on individuals who are outside of Christ, and have broken the hedge of God’s protection.
      2. If we are obedient and remain under the covering of the blood of Jesus, the curse of Satan cannot affect us.
      3. If curses are operating in your life, identify the root.
      4. Engage in a comprehensive study of the Word concerning those areas, repent, pray, and begin to genuinely seek God concerning the issues in your life.

Scripture References:

  • Proverbs 3:33
  • Matthew 15:4
  • Romans 13:1, 2, AMP
  • Psalm 105:14, 15
  • Joshua 7:1
  • Exodus 20:5
  • Romans 2:28, 29
  • Hebrews 12:14, 15

Pastor Robert Bagonza

Senior Pastor Redeemed Church