I remember a very difficult season in our family decades ago. It was difficult in Nigeria as a nation too but I remember my brother and I reflecting and concluding there was more to it than met the eye. We both struggled immensely in our finances and discovered at the time that no one in the extended Adeyemi family of ours fared better at all. Business people were out of contracts and male graduates and professionals were either out of work or were poorly paid. The conclusion was that there must be more to it, leading to research on the family history to trace root causes and to pray for the emancipation of all. Looking back today, I cannot but discern there was certainly some reality to the facts on ground at the time and yet it was a different mentality that emancipated us. The revelation of truth is truly what makes people free. Today, I see multitudes of Christians running from pillar to post in search of deliverance and I am not against that if there are signs of bondage, but I wonder when some will finally agree with the word of God that they are free. As I prayed and fasted continually in the belief that I might cursed, the Holy Spirit eventually revealed to me that it will be unto me according to my faith. I was blessed according to the Word of God but if I sided with my circumstances, so will I remain in them.
Faith does not deny facts but embraces the truth of the Word of God and accepts them as superior to the facts. This firm persuasion in the truth is so powerful that it will align all circumstances with it. Every believer must realize that they are redeemed from the ‘curse of law’. Notice it does not say ‘curses’. Yes, many blessings resulted from obedience to the law of Moses and many more curses resulted from disobedience to it in Deuteronomy 28 among several other portions but the use of the singular word ‘curse’ in Galatians 3.13 reveals the Law of Moses itself is what we have referenced as the ‘curse’ here. That we are free from the old covenant law of Moses by the death of Christ is severally referenced in the New Testament(Romans 7.1-5, Romans 8.2, 1 Corinthians 15.55-57, Colossians 2.11-15) among other portions. Read a modern translation of Colossians 2.13-15 with me.
“You were dead because of your sins and because your sinful nature was not yet cut away. Then God made you alive with Christ, for he forgave all our sins. He canceled the record of the charges against us and took it away by nailing it to the cross. In this way, he disarmed the spiritual rulers and authorities. He shamed them publicly by his victory over them on the cross.”
Colossians 2:13-15 NLT
The Law of Moses was the record of charges against us. Handwriting of ordinances is the description by the KJV. By taking the law out of the way, He ‘disarmed’ the forces of darkness. Sin was the weapon of death and the law was the strength of sin(1 Corinthians 15.55-57). Where there is no law there is no sin and that is why He forgave all our trespasses in Christ. This too good to be true news is the gospel of the grace of Jesus Christ. Curses, demons, bondages, witches and all our spiritual enemies lost their right to hold us because Christ redeemed us from the law(Galatians 3.13-14). We are not only redeemed from the curse, we are now blessed with the blessing of Abraham.
As the newly born nation of Israel meandered her way towards the promised land, they had to pass through some nations, sending jitters down the spine of their kings. One of them was Balak the King of the Moabites. This same Moabites should have been the kinsmen of Israel but they were idol worshippers and products of the incestuous affair between Lot and one of his two daughters who drugged their father with alcohol so he could give them children about 600 years earlier. Since their husbands were destroyed with Sodom and Gomorrah and the two women lived alone with Lot, their father, they committed the abomination in order to have children. Balak employed a sorcerer by the name of Balaam to come and curse the nation of Israel. This passage demonstrates the potency of witchcraft. The enchantments and sorcery of a man could destroy a nation of over 2 million people. Most battles were fought with sorcery in bible times as it was in Africa before the advent of Christianity and modern technology. Goliath of Gath cursed david by the name of his gods in battle against him also. It was beyond a physical confrontation between both of them and between Israel and Philistia(1 Samuel 17.43). David however entered the battle with a covenant mentality. Who is this uncircumcised philistine he had asked in reference to circumcision as a token of covenant between Israel and God. Simply put, he was asking ‘who is this man without covenant with God..’. A man without covenant with God cannot defeat a people with covenant with Him. Those with covenant with God are blessed with His presence, power and partnership. As Balaam out of greed decided to help Balak, he picked up a powerful riddle in Numbers 23 that you should find time to read and enjoy. The heart of it for me are three verses.
“And God said to Balaam, “You shall not go with them; you shall not curse the people, for they are blessed.”
Numbers 22:12 NKJV
God told Balaam not to curse the people for they are blessed. You and I are blessed in Christ Jesus and are blessed beyond the curse. We are blessed with God’s blessing on Abraham and his seed. If his seed according to the flesh could not be cursed, how much more his seed according to the righteousness of faith? Read all of Galatians 3 in a modern translation.
“But how can I curse those whom God has not cursed? How can I condemn those whom the Lord has not condemned?”
Numbers 23:8 NLT
Except people are cursed by God or condemned due to the breaking of His law, they are untouchable. Now Christ fulfilled the law for us, died to the law on our behalf and freed us from the law so that there is therefore now ‘No condemnation to them who are in Christ(Romans 8.1-2).
“For there is no sorcery against Jacob, Nor any divination against Israel. It now must be said of Jacob And of Israel, ‘Oh, what God has done!’”
Numbers 23:23 NKJV
Sorceries and witchcraft are powerless against us. Any of such manifestation in your life is the devil cheating you of what belongs to you. Let truth explode in your heart and rebel against the status quo. Believe what the Word says concerning you and affirm it daily till you see your circumstances line up with it. No seed of Abraham is cursed nor can be cursed. This mentality will also free you from thinking you are cursed if you don’t tithe according to Malachi 3.9-10. Tithe and give other offerings like Abraham and Jacob who did so out of voluntary hearts of gratitude because they were blessed, not to run away from any curse or the devourer. The curse mentality should be far from the seed of Abraham. You are too blessed beyond the curse. Of course, no matter how blessed a farmer is, if he does not sow, he will not reap(Galatians 6:7), so be generous towards God and towards others but never do it to escape a curse. Believe you are blessed like you truly are in Christ, see yourself blessed, act blessed and never ever believe you are cursed.