Humans are outlived by many animals and plants. We rarely live to be a 100 years and if we do, we are heavily medicated and move about on walking frames and wheelchairs. This is something that has been taken as normal but it’s not normal. It has its origins from two curses on human longevity.
I have discussed elsewhere that humans were placed in paradise and were meant to live in the presence of the Creator enjoying healthy lives for many years. However, they chose to disobey and they disobeyed big! This brought a curse on them making them unable to live beyond 1000 years. The longest lived human was Methuselah who hit 969 years! A few others of his generation also lived to be over 900 years.
Humans continued to sin and their actions displeased God even further! Though as a loving Father He regretted His action, He needed to save many souls who were caught by actions of other long-living evil humans! Imagine evil dictators or fornicators living for 900 years! Other than eight people who were related to Noah, He wiped the rest of the earth’s population through the flood and set the human age limit to 120 years!
As if this was not worse enough, man continued to accelerate his rapid ageing through personal sins or through sins of their ancestors. Now, many people rarely live to be over 70 years. You can read more on these curses in my blog post, understanding ageing & longevity.
Lets now look at general curses that plague humans ! We have two group of curses, inherited curses and acquired curses from our rebellious lifestyles.
We inherit curses from specific family sins. Sins from false religions, cults, secret societies, militias, gangs, murderers, acts of waywardness or prostitution, dark spirituality, etc. All of them touch on acts of idolatry. Idolatry is an act of valuing, or worshipping anything other than the Creator! These sins run into the family lineage affecting children up to the fourth generation.
Numbers 14:18 (NIV) The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation…
I can relate to a trail of curses that plagued my personal life that I didn’t know I had. I had heaps and heaps of all sorts of curses, inherited curses and curses I picked up through my sinful lifestyle. I put a monumental effort to try and deal with these curses but instead, I failed miserably.
A day came when the truth hit me after a spiritual transformation, then all curses ceased to have a hold on me.
Romans 8:1 (NIV) Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus…
People say that they are in Christ because they joined a church, were told to say a prayer of repentance or were born to a church going family. When you are really in Christ, your human spirit confirms it. Its not by brain knowledge!
Going to church is OK, saying repentance prayer is a noble decision, but if you live in habitual sins then you have not been transformed yet!
1 John 3:6 No one who lives in Him keeps on sinning. No one who continues to sin has either seen Him or known Him.
How did I know that I was changed? The first signs were a sudden absence of condemnation and phobias that had been part of me since childhood. I didn’t feel condemned anymore. Fear of death, fear of other humans, extreme shame, doubts about my abilities and some ridiculous tendency to please humans disappeared overnight!
2 Timothy1:7 (New KJV) For God has not given us a spirit of fear…
The change was visibly instant. Though some habitual tendencies took time to drop off, their hold on me was already broken. I slept the previous day bound by these curses and woke up the next day a free human. My spirit was free and full of courage.
Later I noticed that I didn’t struggle with habitual sins like I used to. I easily stopped to do what was not right. This was something new. I didn’t fear other people’s condemnation either. Other humans reactions and opinions became irrelevant. What mattered was what pleased God for it lit up in my spirit. There are tens of other things that ceased to be a bother after I was set free.
Follow narratives in my other blog posts for more of my life of spiritual victory after this change.
God had a plan for our redemption from curses we inherited or curses from our own actions. This was confirmed by the life and eventual crucifixion of Jesus.
Jesus became a curse in order to set us free from these curses. However, the freedom cannot apply to us unless we are transformed and acknowledge His work on the cross.
We carry curses mainly from our ancestral heritage, from our sinful activities or from words spoken against us. These curses make it extremely hard for us to live really peaceful lives .
We can break these curses from our lives by renouncing sins, repenting sins, renouncing and repenting sins on behalf of our ancestors. I have written elsewhere in my writings that curses are like a snake’s poison. It spreads and can’t go away until it has been dealt with.
The following three scriptures summarizes what we need to know as we claim victory over all curses.
Numbers 21:8 The LORD said to Moses, “Make a snake and put it up on a pole; anyone who is bitten can look at it and live.”
John 3:14 Just as Moses lifted up the snake in the wilderness, so the Son of Man must be lifted up
Jesus became a curse on behalf of our own curses. His body was the unblemished lamb that took away the sins poison when he was sacrificed on the cross.
Galatians 3:13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”
I hope you were blessed by this article.
May God richly bless you.
He is waiting to redeem you from all curses. Just follow what He requires of you.
[Article Author: Joseph GM]