There is therefore now no condemnation to them which are in Christ Jesus, who walk not after the flesh, but after the Spirit (Romans 8:1).
I encountered a Christian woman recently who, on account of certain misfortune she had suffered over a period of time, came to the conclusion that her predicament was the result of a curse. She wanted to know from me if it was possible for a Christian to be under a curse. I explained to her from the Word that a Christian can't be under a curse because the Bible says in 2 Corinthians 5:17, that if any man is in Christ, he is a new creation; superior to satan; and so cannot be under a curse.
The Christian has been called to inherit a blessing and not a curse (1Peter 3:9). This was the promise of God to Abraham in Genesis 12:3: "And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed." As believers in Christ, we have inherited the blessing of Abraham. So the Bible teaches in Galatians 3:29: "And if ye be Christ's, then are ye Abraham's seed, and heirs according to the promise." Ignorance of this truth is however the problem of all those who believe the reason they're not doing well in life is because they are under the influence of a curse or some voodoo spell.
If you're born again and filled with the Holy Spirit, no one can place a curse on you! Even if they tried, it wouldn't work, for the Bible says no weapon fashioned against you shall prosper (Isaiah 54:17). Numbers 23:23 says, "Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: according to this time it shall be said of Jacob and of Israel..." So you see, you don't need any deliverance or special prayers for a curse to be lifted from your life, for the truth is, you cannot be cursed.
Look at it this way, if you were to be cursed as a child of God, who is to see that the curse produces result? Is it the devil? You're more powerful than the devil. Is it God? God is your heavenly Father, why would He supervise a curse against you? The only Christian, however, who can be under a curse, is the one who is at variance with the Word of God. When you ignore the Word of God, you take yourself outside the protective cover of the Word, and that in itself is a curse. But as long as you stay in the Word, you'll be like a tree planted by the rivers of water; fruitful and productive for eternity! Praise God!
Dear Father, I thank you for your Word. It's in my heart and my mouth today! I meditate upon it day and night and thereby make my way prosperous. I cannot be cursed because your Word is my life and your blessing remains my portion, in Jesus' Name. Amen.
Rhapsody of Realities June 17, 2011
-Pastor Chris Oyakhilome