Topic: Sin and Curses
[Seeds of Destiny 3 September 2019 Devotional]
Personal iniquity or wickedness attracts a curse. Whatever a person does that brings pain to another person can provoke a curse upon the person doing such a thing.
SCRIPTURE: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch. – Genesis 49:4
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Iniquity is a cause of curses.
We live in a world today that is filled with so many manifestations of curses. It is to such a point that even some Christians battle with curses without knowing what to do.
Now, what is a curse? From years of observations and studies, I have arrived at some definitions of the curse: A curse is a cycle of negativity, adversity or calamity either upon a person, family or community. A curse is also a force of disempowerment unto failure, reproach, delay, sorrow or frustration.
The understanding of the root or origin of a curse gives a useful guide to where to tackle or terminate it. So today, we are looking at one of the origins of curses.
Personal iniquity or wickedness (Genesis 35:22)
Personal iniquity or wickedness attracts a curse. Whatever a person does that brings pain to another person can provoke a curse upon the person doing such a thing. Iniquity is a cause of curses. Genesis 35:22 tells us of how Reuben had immoral affair with his father’s concubine and as a result, a curse came upon him and hindered his future (Genesis 49:3-4, 1 Chronicles 5:1). That is why sin does not only take people to hell, it also hinders them here on earth.
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Beloved, do not envy any wicked person today; he may appear free for a while but a curse is hanging over his life and that curse must land upon him someday, unless he repents and obtains forgiveness from God. So, there is no future for rapists, killers, armed robbers, members of the cult and occult groups, etc.; they are dead even though they are still breathing, unless they genuinely repent.
Israel could not be cursed unto destruction because iniquity was not found in her; but when sin was found in Israel, destruction arrived (Numbers 23:20). Flee from sin to avoid the curses of life.
Remember this: Iniquity is a cause of curses.
1.Live a sin-free life.
2.Refuse to be a tool in the hands of the devil.
3.Ask God for mercy if you have done anything that could bring a curse upon your life.
PRAYER: O Lord, I ask for mercy in any area I may have sinned against You. Lead me not into temptation and deliver me from evil. Curses have no place in my life by the power in the Blood of Jesus, in the Name of Jesus.
Ecclesiastes 4:1 to 6:12, 2 Corinthians 6:14 to 7: 7, Psalm 47:1 to 9, Proverbs 22:16