Breaking Curses that Hold Back the Christian
In the late 20th & early 21st century media culture I grew up in, curses were something in movies, or in Africa, or in storybooks, but in the pages of the Bible, curses are real, and they affect people and situations to hurt, the same way faithful prayers to the Father in Jesus' name do help.
There are two kinds of curses we'll talk about, the kind brought by a person sinning, and the kind brought by one person to another as a deliberate act of speaking and desiring terrible things on that person.
The first kind of curse where our sins bring a curse on our own selves is solved as follows: once a person hates their own sin and wants to quit, and comes to Jesus humbly and says he is sorry and wants to change from that way of living, Christ takes the curses we deserve on the cross he died on in 32 A.D., and that person then lives by faith, they get the blessing of Abraham (pleasing God by faith, prosperity, and going to Heaven ) instead per Galatians 3:13-14.
Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangs on a tree: That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith. - Galatians 3:13-14
Then breaking curses, is a matter of:
1) recognizing the sins in your life
2) repenting - turning from those sins in your attitude
3) breaking the curses by saying with conviction and force, "In Jesus' name I BREAK the curse of [insert name of your sin, or the sin of your ancestors] over my life!" as many times as you need to, over as many days as you need to, until you see a turnaround
4) believing that Jesus Christ made you into a new person when He died on the cross, and saying it more and more until God's power does it
The second kind of curse where someone else whether a sinning Christian or witch/warlock/Satanist sends us a curse, and this kind is also broken with the above steps 1-4.
Can Christians curse one another?
But if you bite and devour one another, be careful that you don’t consume one another. - Galatians 5:15
False words [lies] are as harmful as hitting a man with an axe, or wounding him with a sword, or shooting him with a sharp arrow. - Proverbs 25:18
Galatians 5:15, Ephesians 4:31, Titus 3:2, James 3:6, James 3:8-12, 1 Peter 3:10, Matthew 12:35-37, 2 Corinthians 12:20, Proverbs 18:21, Proverbs 25:18, Psalms 15:3 and even Mark 11:23 tell me Christians can let anger and hate overflow their hearts (Matthew 12:34-35) up to their mouths and they use them to sin in doing Satan's work of sending devils to harm someone, when the Lord Jesus told us to do the exact opposite:
Bless those who curse you. Pray for those who hurt you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, offer the other cheek also. If someone demands your coat, offer your shirt also. Give to anyone who asks; and when things are taken away from you, don’t try to get them back.
When James and John saw this, they said to Jesus, “Lord, should we call down fire from heaven to burn them up?” But Jesus turned and rebuked them.
I remember a Christian cursed my finances to me over a Facebook Messenger text, and I foolishly blew it off as being nothing. In a few months my expenses piled up beyond my reach, and virtually all my time was taken by work, cutting down my time with Jesus.
But glory be to God, Jesus sent me grace to realize what was going on, because the folks I'm in ministry with would spend much time on how curses/hexes/vexes from either personal sin, or sin of ancestors, or from witches/warlocks/Satanists needed to be BROKEN in Jesus' name.
So to make this happen for me, I would believe and say something like, "In Jesus' name I BREAK all curses from [insert name of Christian practicing witchcraft] to my finances!" many times every day for weeks, because of Proverbs 18:21 and Mark 11:23.
Then one day when I was driving I backed out of a parking space and hit someone's right rear bumper with the front left of my bumper. It was a minor scrape, but I was at fault!
So we pulled over, and he got out and looked at it, and told me it's not a big deal, and that he didn't want to swap insurance info, and that I should have a nice day. I shook his hand and thanked him, and drove off ... with me feeling grateful.
Soon after I got tired of a leaky tire so I took it to get fixed, and after a few visits to the nice gentlemen at Goodyear they found an old mediocre patch that had failed, and they graciously replaced it with a new and better patch. At that moment I got a witness in my spirit that I had broken the curse with my many confessions that it was "BROKEN in Jesus' name!"
Finally, the eyes of my understanding were enlightened that a certain project that I thought was so very important, and was so very God's will, was a actually a colossal waste of my time, and that it would never end, so I ended it.
Therefore, because of all the above, my checkbook balance started recovering.
Glory to Jesus! Relief! Hallelujah!
What happened to the Christian who cursed me with such joy and giggling? Though his curse from Hell did work for a while to bring him some joy until I broke it in Jesus' name, he burned through much grace on his life and did not grow out of the error that his standing with God allows him to curse those he is at odds with.
So instead of reveling in how much I was working, I was able to get back to reading or listening to the Bible, and praying in the Spirit, and watching the Lord work in my life as I delighted in Him and His ways and greatness, as I followed Him. Jesus was back at the center of my life, and I was so happy to be growing again.
I pray for the Christian who cursed me. He needs rescuing from doing the devil's work. I also continue breaking his curses on my life, since I have zero witness in my spirit or other evidence that he has repented.
May no one reading this ever descend from gossip and backbiting, into Galatians 5:15 cannibalistic cursing of anyone.
Eventually I got to thinking of what ELSE I could break that kept plaguing me, and I realized that after having several sexual encounters with women in my pre-Christian life (and one afterward, in my 1st year), that I couldn't help but dwelling on their memories when Satan would remind me of them.
It happened, when he had made an end of speaking to Saul, that the soul of Jonathan was knit with the soul of David, and Jonathan loved him as his own soul.
1 Samuel 18:1
Or don't you know that he who is joined to a prostitute is one body? For, "The two," says he, "will become one flesh."
1 Corinthians 6:16
So if our souls can be knit together and our flesh can be knit together, then these bonds to folks that came and went from our lives can remain and be a distraction when we finally marry someone we want to bond perfectly and exclusively with.
Are not such bonds a kind of curse?
So I started saying, "In Jesus' name I BREAK all soul-ties between myself and [name of female]" several times a day over whosoever the demons would remind me of, and GLORY TO JESUS I GOT RELIEF.
Then afterward demons would remind me of these women again, but I wouldn't care.
So then Satan would bring up other women that I hadn't gone steady with but perhaps I had been attracted to or gone on a few dates with. So I broke those soul ties in Jesus' name also.
Pretty soon Satan was bringing up women I hadn't thought about in DECADES he was getting so desperate.
Glory to Jesus, when Jesus says, "I make all things new," Jesus is serious.
So even though our stupid American "dating" system of meeting lots of people and finally picking someone leaves us with unwanted bands (ties) to people we never see any more, as always Jesus has the answer.
Finally, after listening to the Keltron teaching below, I learned that one can lay a curse on their own self with negativity like "I'm poor" "I'm sad" "I'm sick" "I'm dying" and the like.
So Glory to Jesus I'm also breaking those curses that I laid on my own self, in moments of despair.
I've heard before that "out words dominate us" so I'm learning to speak life, truth, and blessing to God, myself, and others.
- updated 09/24/2019
A trusted friend just sent me this and asked me to read it. I've gotten through Chapter 3 and have integrated what I've learned into this page.