Christians & Curses Video
One of the most common things asked about the Courts of Heaven is also one of the most prevalent things discovered in the Courts. How can a Christian have a Curse? To understand the answer, you will need to know a simple, basic principle. Everything God created in the first chapter of the Bible, He did by speaking words.
- And God said, “Let there be light:” and there was light. (Genesis 1:3 ASV)
- And God said, “Let there be an expanse in the midst of the waters, and let it separate the waters from the waters.” (Genesis 1:6 ASV)
- And God said, “Let the waters under the heavens be gathered together unto one place, and let the dry land appear:” and it was so. (Genesis 1:9 ASV)
Many Christians will quote this verse about sin, especially concerning curses:
"…the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt…" (1 John 1:7)Taken out of context, this verse seems to say that Jesus did it all, once we accept Him as Lord, all our sin is taken care of. This is partially true. We no longer have to PAY for our sins. His blood pays for any sin, however, just like with salvation, there is something for us to do. Let’s look at this verse in the context of what is said around it in the Amplified Version where more accurate meanings are given:
But if we [really] are living and walking in the Light, as He [Himself] is in the Light, we have [true, unbroken] fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses (removes) us from all sin and guilt [keeps us cleansed from sin in all its forms and manifestations]. (1 John 1:7)Our sin is continually removed from us “if we really are living and walking in the Light and we are in fellowship with one another.” How is it cleansed from us? Because when you have a relationship, a fellowship with other Christians, there is someone to help us realize when we are in sin! Two verses later, John makes this point:
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. If we say we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us. (1 John 1:9-10)We have a part to do, we must confess our sins. The blood of Jesus blots out our sin, but we must appropriate it. When scriptures are taken out of context, they can easily be seen to say there are no consequences for our sin, however that is not so. Everywhere the topic of not being judged or condemned is discussed you need to look at the surrounding scriptures to see how to apply it. Let's look at one more scripture where you have to look quite a bit to find out how to apply what is being said
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)Condemnation is a Greek word, κατάκριμα which means"damnatory sentence," as in damnation or sentenced to Hell. This lack of condemnation is conditional: you must walk after the Spirit and not after the flesh. This means you must be focusing on the things of God and His Spirit and not on sin.
This verse begins with "There is therefore..." That means it is referring to something previously stated. You will need to read the chapter before this one to put it in the right context. This letter was addressing Jews in Rome who were trying to follow the Law instead of Jesus. The key verse to understanding Romans 8:1 is this:
Likewise, my brethren, you have undergone death as to the Law through the [crucified] body of Christ, so that now you may belong to Another, to Him Who was raised from the dead in order that we may bear fruit for God. (Romans 7:4)Paul is trying to show his Jewish brothers that they are no longer justified by the Law but by the sacrifice of Jesus. Throughout these two chapters, Paul is showing them that they need to be led by the Spirit and stop trying to be justified by the Law of Moses. It is through Jesus that we are no longer condemned. In Chapter Eight, Paul also states that someone who is focused on doing things of the flesh (sin) and not following God's ways has not really received Christ as Lord but nowhere in this chapter does it say that sin does not affect us in this life. The topic is our eternal life and being righteous or in right standing before God.
It is this right standing in God's eyes that allows us to enter in the Courts of Heaven. Jesus paid the price so that we can go boldly before the throne… but we must go! The Courts of Heaven are the one place we can approach the Throne of God and find out what sins are allowing curses to remain active in our lives.
Another verse in Hebrews is often quoted to state that we are perfect and no sin or curse can affect us. There are some who have even gone as far as to say that we have the perfect blood or perfect DNA by using this scripture out of context. Let’s take a look at that as well.
For by a single offering He has forever completely cleansed and perfected those who are consecrated and made holy. (Hebrews 10:14)You must keep reading to find out how to apply this verse:
And also the Holy Spirit adds His testimony to us [in confirmation of this]. For having said, "This is the agreement (testament, covenant) that I will set up and conclude with them after those days, says the Lord: I will imprint My laws upon their hearts, and I will inscribe them on their minds (on their innermost thoughts and understanding)..." (Hebrews 10:15-16)Hebrews 10:14 is about our heart, our spirit, not our bodies. Most of the New Testament speaks of the corruption of the flesh (the body) and the need to continually crucify it. Even though we have sinned and may even sin in the future, these sins do not keep us out of Heaven, that is the Curse of the Law that Jesus paid for and we receive, by taking Him as Lord. But our sins can still give the enemy access to us and hinder us from achieving the destiny God has for us. The Bible tells us then there will be no more curses:
Revelation 22:3 - And there shall be no more curse...When Jesus comes back to rule then there will be no more curse, until then, they work under this same principle as salvation. Curses are not immediately broken when we take Jesus as Lord. We have to confess that we turn from whatever allowed that curse to come upon us, then it can be broken/removed by the blood of Jesus.
“....the curse causeless shall not come.” (Proverbs 6:2)A curse must have a reason to come upon a Christian. That reason is sin. In order to remove the generational curse, we must remove the sin from our lives. The blood of Jesus has paid the price, it will cleanse us and set us free.
One thing we have discovered by visiting the Courts of Heaven with thousands of people is that curses are not the only thing passed on from our ancestors. A few others are:
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