I warmly welcome you to this edition of the program, Building on the ROCK with Pastor Murphy. This program is designed to empower you achieve your dreams in God through His Word. It is an honour to share the all powerful Word of God with you today. My name is Murphy Okpala. Today I will be discussing the topic, Freedom from Curses! as part of a BotROCK Series on FREEDOM! but before we go on with the discussion let’s listen to this lovely song.
Artist: Matt Redman
Song Title: We Are The Free
Scripture: Galatians 3:13-14
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Freedom from Curses
Today on BotROCK with Pastor Murphy we will be discussing Freedom from Curses. I have come to understand that curses are one of the most common things people attribute their bad fortunes in life to in this part of the world. It might be ancestral curses or maybe curses from enemies, whichever type it is, most people attribute their misfortunes in life to a curse.
This mindset is why many Christians to go to all manner of places and spend lots of money in order to break the curse over their lives, so they can prosper. Today I have come to set you free from any curse you feel is in your life by the liberating power in the Word of God! The truth of God’s Word will make you free today In Jesus name!
As I study the Bible in the light of what Jesus has done, I have come to realize that if any man is in Christ the man has been blessed by God Himself. And because God is the highest authority in the universe, His blessing nullifies any curse in the life of whoever He has blessed. The saying who God has blessed, no man can curse is very true.
Abraham’s Blessings Are Now Yours
Galatians 3 shows that Christ has redeemed or set you free from the curse of the law so that the blessing of Abraham might rest on you who believe in Jesus Christ. The blessing of Abraham is the blessing God placed on Abraham that made Him prosper. It is the same blessing Proverbs talks about when it says that the blessing of the Lord makes rich and added no sorrow to it. This is the same blessing that God places on every one that has believed in Jesus including you!
This simply means that once you truly believe in Christ, you have been set free from any Curse that was on your head before, because you have God’s blessing.
Let me shock you: If you are a Christian, the only reason you will experience the effect of any curse in your life is because you believe that you are cursed.
Someone may have sold the idea that you are cursed to you; it may have been your father, mother, friend, a man of God or even you yourself. Today I have come to tell you the truth, if you have truly believed in Jesus and you have committed your life to follow Him, you are blessed and not cursed. You need to start changing your mindset right now and start seeing yourself as blessed. Make it your new habit to call yourself a blessed child of God daily.
Recurrent Problems don’t always mean a Curse!
Let me also say this here: That you have a problem in life does not mean that you are cursed, even if this same problem happens over and over again.
It’s most likely a result of a weakness which you have and if you trust in Jesus, He will help you overcome that weakness and the problem will stop.
Also Jesus clearly said that in this world we will see some hard times and problems but it should not weigh us down because He has overcome the world. It is not strange for a Christian to experience some challenges in life; it is part of our Christian walk. They are opportunities to show the world that the devil has been defeated.
Let me clarify something here: I am not saying that curses do not exist. What I am saying is that if you have truly committed your life to Jesus, you have ALREADY been set free from every curse! No effect of a curse should be seen in your life, because you are a child of God. Start seeing yourself as the blessed of God, live a godly life and you will completely be transformed.
You may Ask: What About Ancestral Curses?
QUESTION: The Bible says that God visits the sin of the fathers to the fourth generation. Don’t I have to break the curses of my forefathers over my life?
This is a very good question as many sincere Christians truly struggle with this thought.
First if you read where that scripture is quoted from i.e. Exodus 20:5, the verse 6 says that “God shows His loving kindness to a thousand generation to those that keep His commands”!
- First, this shows that God is more eager to do good than to punish. If you love God and do His will, He will show His kindness up to a thousand generation! Compare that to just 4 generations.
- Secondly, that was under the old covenant that is referred to as obsolete in Hebrews. As Christians we are in the new covenant that is based on better promises. So God is even more willing to bless you.
- Lastly and more importantly, if any man be in Christ He is a new Creature, old things have passed away, including ancestral curses, and all things have become new. And these all things are of God. Nothing in the new creation is of the devil, everything is of God.
Let me announce to you today if you have made Jesus the Lord of your life, you are a new creation! It is for freedom that Christ has set you free! You are blessed and not cursed!
BEFORE WE END OUR PROGRAM TODAY, I want to give you an opportunity to make Jesus Lord of your life. He wants to make Himself real to you if you will let Him. Say this simple prayer with me:
Jesus I know you are the son of God and you died for my sins. Today I give you my life, take me and change me. Be the Lord of my life. Thank you Lord, for I am now yours!
If you sincerely made that prayer from your heart, you are now a child of God and have started the journey of a fruitful life. Join a Bible believing Church that will help you grow in God. If you reside in Enugu city feel free to visit us at The Cornerstone Church, Trans-Ekulu, we will be glad to have you.
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