Romans 12:14, “ Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.”
Cursing people is a general and common thing among people from the beginning of the world in every culture. It’s to want evil or bad thing to happen to people who deeply offend us. Most curses come as a result of a terrible wrongdoing or an evil committed. People curse when people wrong them, and out of anger and vengeance to vindicate themselves, they place curse on the offender. Curse does not come without a cause. Naturally, it’s justifiable to alter a word or statement of curse against a person that deeply hurt or wrong you. The Old Testament standard permitted placing curse on the bad people because it’s the law of the nature.
Cursing does not come out of love or care for the offender but out of wrath and revenge. Cursing can be made from one’s heart without saying a word out and it can also be pronounced, either in the presence of the offender or in their absence. We all have the tendency to avenge ourselves when we are seriously wronged by placing a curse especially when we don’t have any other means to punish those we hurt us, and by human nature, we feel better or vindicated after placing curse on those who cheat or offend us, and we look forward for the manifestation of the curse.
But Jesus Christ teaches His followers never to curse anyone no matter what they do to us. The New Testament teachings of blessings are better than the Old Testament. Jesus Christ says in Matthew 5:43, 44, “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.”
It’s the commandment of Jesus Christ; it may not go in line with the Old Testament, but it the best.
Since cursing does not come out of love, then cursing is contrary to the commandment of Jesus Christ. The Word of God says in 1 John 2:8, “Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away, and the true light is already shining.”
The new commandment of Jesus Christ in the New Testament is for the new creatures in Christ, and that is: bless and do not curse! The commandment of Jesus Christ forbids cursing and only true believers are obedient. He laid the example throughout His earthly ministry that He cursed no one, with all the people who spitefully used Him, even to the unjustified death on the cross He only blessed them by asking God to forgive them.
Why it is wrong for every child of God to curse people?
1, Because cursing is against the new commandment of Jesus Christ – LOVE. 1 John 2:8.
2, Because cursing is an act of vengeance, and that act only belong to God. Psalm 94:1.
3, Because the Spirit in us, as children of God, is to bless, not to curse. Luke 9:53-55.
4, Because we are no longer under the curse of the law but under the blessing of the Lord Jesus Christ. Galatians 3:13.
Children of God who curse are living in ignorance, because what you need is not to curse those who offend but to let God take control and bless you in hundred fold. What is your concern? Is it curse on the person who offends you or blessing in return for you? For example, somebody steals your belonging, do you want God to seriously punish the thief or you want God to bless you in hundred fold of what was stolen? If someone steals your car, and you place curse on the thief, will that bring your car back? But if on the other way, you commit the person into God’s hand to arrest him and command God’s blessing into your life for abundant replenishment, and God provides another or a better car for you, the thief also is unrest and come back to you for confession, that is how God want us to walk.
Many Christians, because they are so engrossed with spirit of revenge, they would prefer God to punish their offenders than God to bless them instead.
Ministers of God who use their calling to curse are walking in ignorance; eye for eye will only make the world go blind. Love of God inspires us to bless those who offend or hurt us, to pray for their salvation or restoration, to ask God to replenish whatever people have taken from you wrongly.
Repent and Reverse
In anyway you have cursed people because of their wrong, if you are now a child of God, you will need to repent, ask for forgiveness and reverse the curse, bless those who have offended you, no matter how serious, by so doing, you are pulling them from generational curse and hell fire, and at the same time pouring the blessings of God upon your own life.
When people cheat us, offend us or hurt us, commit them into God’s hands and command the blessings of God upon your life in return.
May the Blessed God be our help!
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