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Being SO FREE from Curses


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Slides from presentation by Bill Sudduth of ISDM - given at Bethel Christian Fellowship in October 2015

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Being SO FREE from Curses

  1. 1. 5 Types of CURSES
  2. 2. #1. Curses that result from the consequences of our own personal sin. #2. Word curses spoken over us by ourselves or by others. #3. Curses Inherited from our forefathers and foremothers due to their sins. #4. Curses brought on as a judgment due to a broken vow to God or man. #5. Curses placed on you by someone who practices witchcraft and sorcery.
  3. 3. Eph 4:26-27 "Be angry, and do not sin": do not let the sun go down on your wrath, 27 nor give place to the devil.
  4. 4. SIN HAS CONSEQUENCES Jail STD’s Unwanted Pregnancy Abortion (Murder) Curse of Illegitimacy
  5. 5. Deut 23:2 "One of illegitimate birth shall not enter the assembly of the LORD; even to the tenth generation none of his descendants shall enter the assembly of the LORD.
  6. 6. Deut 28:15 "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:
  7. 7. Jer 11:3 'Thus says the LORD God of Israel:"Cursed is the man (woman) who does not obey the words of this covenant…
  8. 8. Word Curses
  9. 9. Gen 1:3 And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light.
  10. 10. James 3:6 And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity. The tongue is so set among our members that it defiles the whole body, and sets on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire by hell.
  11. 11. Prov 6:2 2 You are snared by the words of your mouth; You are trapped by the words of your mouth.
  12. 12. Num 21:4-5 They traveled from Mount Hor along the route to the Red Sea, to go around Edom. But the people grew impatient on the way; 5 they spoke against God and against Moses, and said, "Why have you brought us up out of Egypt to die in the desert? There is no bread! There is no water! And we detest this miserable food!“
  13. 13. Prov 18:21 Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
  14. 14. Prov 12:6 …The mouth of the upright will deliver them!
  15. 15. Generational Curses
  16. 16. Ex 20:5-6 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, 6 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
  17. 17. Ex 34:6-7 And the LORD passed before him and proclaimed, "The LORD, the LORD God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth, 7 keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and the fourth generation."
  18. 18. Son, grandson of convicted killers charged in Oregon murder Published February 20, 2014 Weaver's father, Ward Weaver III, was convicted of aggravated murder in 2004, two years after the bodies of Ashley Pond and Miranda Gaddis were found in his backyard. Before the discovery, the search for the 12-year-old Pond and 13-year-old Gaddis riveted Oregon for months and put the missing girls on the cover of People magazine. It was Francis Weaver, then 19, who finally ended the mystery by calling emergency dispatchers to report that his girlfriend accused Ward Weaver of raping her, and his father had privately admitted to killing the girls. In the early 1980s, Francis Weaver's grandfather, Ward Weaver Jr., was convicted of killing a man whose car had broken down and of kidnapping, raping and murdering the man's girlfriend, 23-year-old Barbara Levoy. Her body was found buried beneath a deck at his home in Oroville, Calif.
  19. 19. Jer 2:9 "Therefore I will yet bring charges against you," says the LORD, "And against your children's children I will bring charges.
  20. 20. 3 Specific Jewish Curses
  21. 21. Curse of Eli 1 Sam 3:12-14 12 In that day I will perform against Eli all that I have spoken concerning his house, from beginning to end. 13 For I have told him that I will judge his house forever for the iniquity which he knows, because his sons made themselves vile, and he did not restrain them. 14 And therefore I have sworn to the house of Eli that the iniquity of Eli's house shall not be atoned for by sacrifice or offering forever."
  22. 22. 31 The time is coming when I will cut short your strength and the strength of your father's house, so that there will not be an old man in your family line 32 and you will see distress in my dwelling. Although good will be done to Israel, in your family line there will never be an old man. 33 Every one of you that I do not cut off from my altar will be spared only to blind your eyes with tears and to grieve your heart, and all your descendants will die in the prime of life.
  23. 23. Curse of Gehazi 2 Kings 5:27 “Naaman’s Leprosy will cling to you and your descendants forever.” Then Gehazi went from Elisha’s presence and he was leprous, as white as snow.
  24. 24. 2 Kings 7:3,8,9 3 Now there were four men with leprosy at the entrance of the city gate. They said to each other, "Why stay here until we die? 4 If we say, 'We'll go into the city'-the famine is there, and we will die. And if we stay here, we will die. So let’s go over to the camp of the Arameans …….and surrender. If they spare us, we live; if they kill us, then we die." • NIV
  25. 25. 2 Kings 7:8-9 8 The men who had leprosy reached the edge of the camp and entered one of the tents. They ate and drank, and carried away silver, gold and clothes, and went off and hid them. They returned and entered another tent and took some things from it and hid them also. 9 Then they said to each other, "We're not doing right. This is a day of good news and we are keeping it to ourselves. If we wait until daylight, punishment will overtake us. Let's go at once and report this to the royal palace."
  26. 26. 2 Kings 8:3-5 • 2 Kings 8:4-6 4 The king was talking to Gehazi, the servant of the man of God, and had said, "Tell me about all the great things Elisha has done." 5 Just as Gehazi was telling the king how Elisha had restored the dead to life, the woman whose son Elisha had brought back to life came to beg the king for her house and land. Gehazi said, "This is the woman, my lord the king, and this is her son whom Elisha restored to life." 6 The king asked the woman about it, and she told him.
  27. 27. Pilate’s Curse Matt 27:22-23 Pilate said to them, "What then shall I do with Jesus who is called Christ?" They all said to him, "Let Him be crucified!" 23 Then the governor said, "Why, what evil has He done?" But they cried out all the more, saying, "Let Him be crucified!"
  28. 28. 24 When Pilate saw that he could not prevail at all, but rather that a tumult was rising, he took water and washed his hands before the multitude, saying, "I am innocent of the blood of this just Person. You see to it." 25 And all the people answered and said, "His blood be on us and on our children."
  29. 29. You reap what you sow- it’s a spiritual law!
  30. 30. Biblical Examples of Generational Curses in Action Adam & Eve’s sin Noah’s drunkenness Abraham had Ishmael Abraham lied to Abimelech Jacob lied to his father and stole birthright David committed murder & adultery
  31. 31. Gal 3:13 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, having become a curse for us (for it is written, "Cursed is everyone who hangs on a tree")
  32. 32. Neh 9:2 Then those of Israelite lineage separated themselves from all foreigners; and they stood and confessed their sins and the iniquities of their fathers.
  33. 33. Lev 26:38-39 You will perish among the nations; the land of your enemies will devour you. 39 Those of you who are left will waste away in the lands of their enemies because of their sins; also because of their fathers' sins they will waste away.
  34. 34. VS’S 40 & 42 40 "'But if they will confess their sins and the sins of their fathers…, 42 I will remember my covenant with Jacob and my covenant with Isaac and my covenant with Abraham, and I will remember the land.
  35. 35. Broken Vows
  36. 36. Joshua 9:3-4 But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what Joshua had done to Jericho and Ai, 4 they worked craftily, and went and pretended to be ambassadors. And they took old sacks on their donkeys, old wineskins torn and mended…
  37. 37. Joshua 9:15-16 So Joshua made peace with them, and made a covenant with them to let them live; and the rulers of the congregation swore to them. 16 And it happened at the end of three days, after they had made a covenant with them, that they heard that they were their neighbors who dwelt near them.
  38. 38. Joshua 9:19-20 Then all the rulers said to all the congregation, "We have sworn to them by the LORD God of Israel; now therefore, we may not touch them. 20 This we will do to them: We will let them live, lest wrath be upon us because of the oath which we swore to them."
  39. 39. 2 Sam 21:1-2 Now there was a famine in the days of David for three years, year after year; and David inquired of the LORD. And the LORD answered, "It is because of Saul and his bloodthirsty house, because he killed the Gibeonites." 2 So the king called the Gibeonites and spoke to them. Now the Gibeonites were not of the children of Israel, but of the remnant of the Amorites; the children of Israel had sworn protection to them, but Saul had sought to kill them in his zeal for the children of Israel and Judah.
  40. 40. VS 3-4 3 Therefore David said to the Gibeonites, "What shall I do for you? And with what shall I make atonement, that you may bless the inheritance of the LORD?" 4 And the Gibeonites said to him, "We will have no silver or gold from Saul or from his house, nor shall you kill any man in Israel for us."
  41. 41. VS 5-6 So he said, "Whatever you say, I will do for you." 5 Then they answered the king, "As for the man who consumed us and plotted against us, that we should be destroyed from remaining in any of the territories of Israel, 6 let seven men of his descendants be delivered to us, and we will hang them before the LORD in Gibeah of Saul, whom the LORD chose."And the king said, "I will give them."
  42. 42. Witchcraft Curses
  43. 43. Isa 47:9 Both of these will overtake you in a moment, on a single day: loss of children and widowhood. They will come upon you in full measure, in spite of your many sorceries and all your potent spells.
  44. 44. Isa 47:11 Disaster will come upon you, and you will not know how to conjure it away. A calamity will fall upon you that you cannot ward off with a ransom; a catastrophe you cannot foresee will suddenly come upon you.
  45. 45. Isa 47:12 "Keep on, then, with your magic spells and with your many sorceries, which you have labored at since childhood. Perhaps you will succeed, perhaps you will cause terror.
  46. 46. Prov 26:2 Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, So a curse without cause shall not alight.
  47. 47. Deut 7:25-26 You shall burn the carved images of their gods with fire; you shall not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it; for it is an abomination to the LORD your God. 26 Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it. You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.
  48. 48. Spiritual House Cleaning Demonic Movies Videos, Music & Games Pornography Articles of Affection Demonic Art
  49. 49. How do we Break these curses? REPENT, RENOUNCE & BREAK #1. Curses that result from the consequences of our own personal sin. #2. Word curses spoken over us by ourselves or by others. #3. Curses Inherited from our forefathers and foremothers due to their sins. #4. Curses brought on as a judgment due to a broken vow to God or man. #5. Curses placed on you by someone who practices witchcraft and sorcery.