23.8.05

Curse-proof!

But God said to Balaam, "Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed." (Nu 22:12)

Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest. (Pr 26:2)

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ. (Eph 1:3)



One thing I find totally baffling is Christians who think that they are under a curse! How can that be? Who can curse those whom the Lord has blessed? If God has blessed us, who has more authority than God to over-rule this and say we are cursed? It's an utter nonsense!

This attitude shows again the errors people fall into when they fear the devil more than they fear God. Consider this: whose curse is the world under at the present time? Is it the devil's or is it God's? Satan does not have the power to curse -- he himself is accursed of God. All he can do is to try to take as many down with him as he goes. In some Christians' theology you wonder just who they think is sat on the judgement seat.

God pronounced the curse as a righteous judgement on sin, as a consequence of Adam's rebellion. But the blessings that come through Christ's obedience far outweigh the curse that came through Adam's sin. Who is greater: Christ or Adam? It's not difficult.

[This is why I have a problem with the doctrine of "Limited Atonement" -- there's an oxymoron if ever there was one! -- It elevates Adam's sin above Christ's redemption. In Adam all die, but in Christ only a few can be made alive? -- I don't think so!!]

So no more talk of curses, or paranoid obsessions about demonic activity, please!
God is good. You are blessed. Satan is defeated. Simple!

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Chris, I am so glad that I found your blog. I'm rushed at the moment and can't read the whole thing, but will save it and catch up with you and Jaqueline.
Patricia Burns,USA

Chris HH said...

Fantastic to hear from you Patricia. Look forward to catching up!

Christopher Alton said...

Hear Hear buddy!

I am curse-proof, because I am dead. You can't curse a dead man!