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-- Psalm 122:6
Can Curses Be Blessings
In Disguise?


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When God and His favor are not important to us, He cannot give us His blessings. He will not force Himself upon us. We were given a Free Will.

Satan, on the other hand, in the absence of God's protection, will impose his will upon our lives without being requested.

What the following verses are telling us is that without God's protective hand, Satan can do everything within his power to destroy us. God protects those who give Glory, Honor and Praise (Thanks) to Him - those who love Him. Ask Jesus to rule in your life and give Satan NO PLACE.


 

Poverty - Blessing or Curse?
Deuteronomy 28:15-19, NLT

But if you refuse to listen to the Lord your God and do not obey all the commands and decrees I am giving you today, all these curses will come and overwhelm you:

Your towns and your fields
will be cursed.
Your fruit baskets and breadboards
will be cursed.
Your children and your crops
will be cursed.
The offspring of your herds and flocks
will be cursed.
Wherever you go and whatever you do,
you will be cursed.

Note: God doesn't say He will curse us. He warns us that curses will 'come and overwhelm you' if you are not obedient; (if you have rejected God, He can't lift a finger to help you! It's your choice, not God's.) God knows that Satan will attempt to destroy everything that God cherishes. In the absence of God's protection, Satan moves in. Example: You decide to live on a dried up river bed even though you know that if and when it rains, the bed will fill up with water. Your friends tell you this will happen, warn you of impending danger, and you say "yes, I know" but continue to live there. Shortly thereafter you and your family are swept away in a torrent of water. Who is to blame? You or your friends?


 

Deuteronomy 28:31, NLT

Your ox will be butchered before your eyes, but you will not eat a single bite of the meat. Your donkey will be taken from you, never to be returned. Your sheep and goats will be given to your enemies, and no one will be there to help you.


 

Does God USE Curses to Teach us a Lesson?
No. God uses Curses to Destroy Evil.

Deuteronomy 28:20, NLT

The Lord himself will send on you curses, confusion, and frustration in everything you do, until at last you are completely destroyed for doing evil and abandoning me.

Note: Only those who practice evil and are evil (without conscience) and have forsaken God - turned away from Him - are cursed by God. In this Scripture, God isn't talking about the sin of theft or murder. He's talking about evil - Those who steal without repentance; murder at randon with no conscience or honest request for forgiveness. Those who commit any sin with the intent to harm others and with absolutely No Attempt or No Committment to change!

These are the actions God rebukes and curses. The Evil acts of one human toward another without remorse.


 

Is Poverty of God or Satan?
Proverbs 10:15, NLT

The wealth of the rich is their fortress;
the poverty of the poor is their destruction.

Proverbs 6:9-11, NLT

But you, lazybones, how long will you sleep?
When will you wake up?
A little extra sleep, a little more slumber,
a little folding of the hands to rest—
then poverty will pounce on you like a bandit;
scarcity will attack you like an armed robber.

Note: God is not cursing us, but giving us a warning. Nobody knows Satan as God does. If we let our guard down, Satan will use the opportunity to sneak in and destroy us.


 

Who Takes Advantage of Situations?
1Peter 5:8, NLT

Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour.


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