AM I CURSED BY GOD?
By Al Collins
The Bible gives us many examples of people, livestock, land and entire nations being cursed by God for disobedience.
“But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:
“Cursed shall you be in the city and cursed shall you be in the country.
“Cursed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.
“Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the produce of your land, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
“Cursed shall you be when you come in and cursed shall you be when you go out.” NKJV
The curses in Deuteronomy 28 go on for another 50 verses if you care to study them.
“Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, Whose heart departs from the Lord”. Jeremiah 17:5 NKJV
“If you will not hear, and if you will not take it to heart, to give glory to My name,” Says the Lord of hosts, “I will send a curse upon you,
and I will curse your blessings. Yes, I have cursed them already,
because you do not take it to heart.” Malachi 2:2 NKJV
Christians who read the Word are quite familiar with the plagues and curses God that laid out in the Old Testament. But does He still curse today?
Many people laugh off curses, punishment and a reckoning from God. They think their sin, disobedience and rebellion are covered by God’s love, mercy and grace. “He doesn’t do that fire and brimstone stuff anymore,” they say.
When people in the Old Testament rebelled against God, a curse came upon them. Rebellion could take many forms, but the most abhorrent action in God’s eyes was disobeying commandment #1. God put spiritual adultery 1st for a reason.
“You shall have no other gods before Me. “You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.” Exodus 20:3-6 NKJV
That’s a big curse! And God certainly followed through on His Word, as we can see in the history of the Israelites. Blessings or curses were a person’s choice.
Does anyone think that God’s OK with spiritual adultery now?
“For I am the Lord, I do not change. Malachi 3:6 NKJV
Many professed Christians today, don’t understand why their lives are in turmoil. They go to “church”; pay tithes; quote scripture; speak in tongues; maybe even have a ministry. But. Their marriages and families fall apart; they struggle with finances; diseases and early death follow them and so on.
This doesn’t mean that all hardships point to curses, as persecution and a “rough” life can be a refining in God’s fire.
So how can a person tell if they’re under God’s curse or being refined?
See our teaching on “Refining Fire”. If you’re surrendered to Him, following His Word and striving to love and please God, then you’re being refined.
When your god is the world, religion, someone else or yourself, then consider a curse.
Many say that they love Jesus. Can a person love Jesus yet do the opposite of what He says?
Jesus said, “Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ shall enter the kingdom of heaven, but he who does the will of My Father in heaven. Many will say to Me in that day, ‘Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in Your name, cast out demons in Your name, and done many wonders in Your name?’ And then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from Me, you who practice lawlessness!’” Matthew 7:21-23 NKJV
Read carefully what Jesus says here. In a nutshell He says, “People who don’t follow Father’s will, aren’t entering Heaven”.
Paul wraps up Father’s will like this, “I marvel that you are turning away so soon from Him who called you in the grace of Christ, to a different gospel, which is not another; but there are some who trouble you and want to pervert the gospel of Christ. But even if we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel to you than what we have preached to you, let him be accursed. As we have said before, so now I say again, if anyone preaches any other gospel to you than what you have received, let him be accursed.”
Galatians 1:6-9 NKJV
God’s Word says a person is cursed, when they follow an alternate Gospel. This is disobedience to Father’s will.
We can easily search on the internet of the many mainstream religions out there that preach and follow an alternate gospel, then the one of God.
Taking parts of God’s Gospel and mixing it with man-made doctrines is spiritual adultery. It’s a cursed gospel. A false god.
“Your glorying is not good. Do you not know that a little leaven leavens the whole lump?” 1 Corinthians 5:6 NKJV
“A little leaven leavens the whole lump.” Galatians 5:9 NKJV
A little leaven means, the little religious or worldly or personal doctrines that you mix in with or take away from God’s gospel, mixes into all of it. Think of a wonderful cake. You decide to throw in a piece of dung. What good then is the cake? You have to throw it all out.
This is what God is trying to say.
Many would think a little bit or a lot of good must still mean something. God says that what a person thinks and what He thinks are worlds apart.
“For My thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are your ways My ways,” says the Lord. “For as the heavens are higher than the earth, so are My ways higher than your ways, and My thoughts than your thoughts.” Isaiah 55:8-9 NKJV
Even well-meaning people are following in ignorance, religious systems; religious leaders and personal agendas (self-idolization) that are not under Father’s will. Many ministries can look good, but whose will are they under? What god do they serve?
Search God’s Word for what He says is His Truth. Don’t cherry-pick what you like and leave out the rest, as this is a false gospel also.
Supernatural-free Christians are not following Father’s will for their lives.
A person saying or thinking they’re a Christian doesn’t make it so according to God.
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