Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Blessed and not Cursed

Mal 2:1 And now, O ye priests, this commandment is for you.
Mal 2:2 If ye will not hear, and if ye will not lay it to heart, to give glory unto my name, saith the LORD of hosts, I will even send a curse upon you, and I will curse your blessings: yea, I have cursed them already, because ye do not lay it to heart.

If God puts a curse on someone then they had better take heed and repent, for God is to be glorified. We who are his servants are not to put curses on anyone. Jesus corrected the two "sons of thunder" John and James, because they wanted to bring fire down on a people who refused to come to Jesus. 

Luk 9:55 But he turned, and rebuked them, and said, Ye know not what manner of spirit ye are of.
Luk 9:56 For the Son of man is not come to destroy men's lives, but to save them. And they went to another village.

Be careful what you say and hear for again last night in a chat someone came into our midst speaking the good word of the Bible, but it turned into the person cursing and condemning those around him. The Lord came to save and not to curse. There was much anger and a hostile spirit in this person.

Rom 12:19 Dearly beloved, avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord.

If we are the people of faith in Jesus Christ we are the spiritual children of Abraham. Through Abraham and through Jesus we are a blessed people.

Num 22:10 And Balaam said unto God, Balak the son of Zippor, king of Moab, hath sent unto me, saying,
Num 22:11 Behold, there is a people come out of Egypt, which covereth the face of the earth: come now, curse me them; peradventure I shall be able to overcome them, and drive them out.
Num 22:12 And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed.

Num 23:8 How shall I curse, whom God hath not cursed? or how shall I defy, whom the LORD hath not defied?

Pro 26:2 As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

It is evil to put curses on another. We are not to judge before the time of the Lords coming. He is the righteous judge.

Rom 12:14 Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.

The old covenant relied heavily on the mercies of the LORD for no man could keep all the laws of Moses.

Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
Gal 3:11 But that no man is justified by the law in the sight of God, it is evident: for, The just shall live by faith.
Gal 3:12 And the law is not of faith: but, The man that doeth them shall live in them.
Gal 3:13 Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
Gal 3:14 That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.

Jesus took our curses upon himself when he was crucified on the tree. Remember this, that by faith in the work of Jesus we receive grace. We are the blessed of Abraham, the blessed children of God, to do his commands from a heart of love. An evil heart seeks to curse, a sin washed heart should be gratefully serving God and others from a heart of love. Curse not what God has blessed and glorify the LORD.

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