Bless and Curse Not !

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The Bible tells us to bless others but not to curse them. To bless (eulogeō -) means to speak well of, to invoke a benediction on, to prosper and to curse (kataraomai ) means to doom, invoke or to call for with earnest desire evil upon.
In other words we are to speak good things about others and not evil things.

Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse. Romans 12:14

Let’s take a look at the English word for Bless. Dictionary: pronounce words in a religious rite, to confer or invoke divine favor upon; ask God to look favorably on.

Let’s take a look at the English word for curse. Dictionary: a solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something. Also, an offensive word or phrase used to express anger or annoyance.

In the Hebrew the word bless is used in the connotation: to cause to prosper and to have God’s favour, to speak well of.

We know from the Bible that the wicked are cursed but the saved are blessed so we can concur from this that God expects us to pray for the salvation of those who are against us. Then they can be blessed indeed!

The curse of the LORD is in the house of the wicked: but he blesseth the habitation of the just. Proverbs 3:33

A controversial question is: Can a Christian be cursed? My opinion is both yes and no. Let me explain, when the enemy’s vessels curse through direct proclamations or evil speaking over a Christian that curse will alight BUT with prayer and spiritual alertness they cannot stay alighted.

Remember that God himself says that HIS PEOPLE perish for lack of knowledge. (Hosea 4:6)

He also says that a curse without a cause will not alight. Even Christians can do bad things causing themselves to have a curse over their lives. However as the Holy Spirit in prayer points those out we can repent and pray for curses to be broken in JESUS NAME.

Jesus Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law BUT if one walks in ignorance of this fact or have sin in which will cause a curse to alight then curses may be in effect.

God provided for us the things we need for spiritual warfare but until we put those things into practice they will hinder our walk with God. You can do a word search on curses and find out all the sins that can bring a curse in scriptures. If we are in the light we can walk in the light but ignorance will bring destruction. God wants to train our hands for war. This means that we must grow up in him and walk in what he reveals to us individually as truth.

When we see a brother or sister in sin or needing help in an area, we are to pray for them. NOT PRONOUNCE JUDGEMENT. If we judge them we will find that judgment will come back on us for our sin and we will be in big trouble, so it is best to just pray.

Sometimes we need to correct as the Lord leads us but not always. We need to be sensitive to how God is leading us in each situation.

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, you who are spiritual, restore such a one in the spirit of meekness; considering yourself, lest you also be tempted.” Galatians 6:1

A “word curse” or evil speaking about others can be harmful and destructive. In the same way that witches curse to invoke demonic assignment on a person so can speaking evil about someone bring an evil assignment to bring to pass the evil that was spoken. It works in the exact same way.

A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of. Matthew 12:35

Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing. 1Peter 3:9

There are different kinds of curses. The bible tells us about Biblical curses for sin, witchcraft curses, and curses by evil speaking about someone. You can even curse yourself by speaking evil things about your life. Now we do not need to be in bondage over all our words but when the Holy Spirit gives us that signal then best repent of the words and go to prayer.

Death and life are in the power of the tongue. Proverbs 18:21  The words of the reckless pierce like swords, but the tongue of the wise brings healing. Proverbs 12:18  With it we bless our God and Father, and with it we curse men, who have been made in the similitude of God. Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so James 3:9-10

Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake. Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you. Matthew 5: 44-48

The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.

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Author: Kim Balogh

I am a minister (servant) of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Grace ministries • Evangelism • Teaching • Children’s ministry • Apologetics • End times I have a BA in History and Anthropology/Sociology combo Paralegal Diploma (specialty Research, Writing, Critical thinking & argument & Instruction) Paralegal Instructor-taught paralegal for 1 year Diploma in Physical Education ( Fitness, nutrition, coaching, ) Faith based Social Work (almost completed degree) Certificate in Personal Ministry (Intercession, deliverance) 1 year (independant) bible college (concentration area, intercession, deliverance,) Ministry Experience : Evangelism ministry 20 years (preaching, intercession,deliverance, apologetics ) Ministering and serving low income families,single mothers, marginalized. Child Evangelism in different communities. Ministering Evangelism through music (vocals and guitar) Administration; started church support groups, started various different outreaches over the years, Internet ministry. My ministry gifts are Prophetic Evangelism and Teaching (apologetics and end times revelation in particular). My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. I am a bond servant of Jesus Christ and am called by him to preach the gospel of grace through faith in Jesus Christ apart from the deeds of the law. My Statement of Faith I believe that Jesus is God's son and is himself God, the third person of the Godhead, (Father, Son, Holy Spirit) I believe the bible says YOU MUST be born again by the Holy Spirit to enter into the kingdom of God. I believe Jesus died for the sins of all that have been called out of darkness into his glorious light. Heaven is for the redeemed and hell is for reprobates. The death of Jesus Christ is the substitutionary atonement. “But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was upon him, and by his wounds we are healed.” Jesus sent the holy Spirit to comfort, teach, build up, edify, consecrate, and seal God’s people until his return. Jesus will return to the earth to rule and reign for 1000 years on the earth. I believe we are in the end times and anti christ will soon be revealed. I also believe that we are living in the last days of the great apostasy and falling away from the truth of God's word but God has a remnant,( his elect, chosen before the foundation of the world,) that have not bowed the knee to Baal. These sheep will soon face great persecution that God will allow to take place before the return of Christ. This persecution which will be worldwide will be what separates the true Christian from the false apostate. Those who love not their lives to the end will be shown to be the true church of Jesus Christ but the compromisers of the integrity of God’s word, who choose the spirit of error, worldly doctrines of men, the works of the flesh and the works of the law will be shown to be apostates like Judas and will die in their sins. No one can come to Jesus unless the Father gives him the ability to do so. No one will seek after Jesus unless he is drawn by the Father according to scripture but all whom God calls by his Holy Spirit will come to Jesus and be saved from their sins and be given eternal life for he who has promised is faithful to perfom his promise. The Lord is calling his church to come out of Babylon : Come out of false new age teaching, Come out of legalistic adherance to OT laws to save you, Come out of false signs and wonders that have no scriptural basis, Come out of witchcraft and the doctrines of demons, Come out of humanism and the promotion of man by self help principles and RETURN TO THE PURE UNADULTERATED WORD OF GOD ! “Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. Revelation 18:4 Isaiah 55:6-7 Seek ye the LORD while he may be found, call ye upon him while he is near: Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let him return unto the LORD, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon. My ministry gifts are Evangelism and Teaching My motivational gifts are Intercession, prophecy, administration. 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