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I thought I would share what Jesus is doing in my life. Just particularly feel the need to share this. Most of it is from another blog that blessed me. The writeup from that blog is truly beautiful in the fact that it is full of scripture. Nothing can substitute the Word of God! Are you struggling with sickness, poverty, lack, spiritual dryness, discontented, etc? Well we all do so here’s me trying to lift you up in Christ, just as I was uplifted.
The verse I have been focusing on this week is:
2 Cor 10:3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Also note: We are free from all curses for Jesus became a curse for us. Yay! For most of you who have never experienced the supernatural in the natural and more of practical maybe the incident that happened to me won’t make sense. But God be my witness I am telling the truth. It did happen.
The Incident: A certain woman has been trying to destroy my family with discord, violence and sickness through witchcraft and not natural means. When a certain family member happens to visit our house we apparently fall sick. So was natural that we thought he was praying curses over us (he also indulges into the occult and witchcraft time and again). But at a prayer meeting yesterday the Lord shone His light over the situation and gave a lady a vision of this woman who was cursing me. The best part of it, however, is that she was all shaken and trembling and saying the name of Jesus is too much for me to bear. She bowed down at the name of Jesus. Wow! Praise the name of Jesus. There’s power!
Now here’s what I found randomly browsing the internet. Truly blessed me. God bless the person who shared this. (link: http://community.cfaith.com/blogs/doc/archive/2008/04/01/redeemed-from-the-curse-of-poverty-sickness-and-death.aspx)
Redeemed from the Curse of poverty, sickness and death!
Published 01 April 08 03:35 PM
Poverty is a curse
Sickness is a curse.
Why do so many Christians submit to a curse when they are already set free? If you were in prison and someone unlocked the doors and held them open, would you continue to sit in the prison? yet so many do…
WHAT CHRIST HAS REDEEMED US FROM
REDEEMED FROM THE CURSE OF THE LAW
Gal.3:13,14,29 Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the Law.
Question: What does REDEEMED mean?
Answer: To buy back, recover by expenditure.
Question: Why did Christ have to REDEEM us?
Answer: Because the whole human race is in bondage to sin. They cannot keep “the Law” and find favour with God.
Question: With what did Christ REDEEM us?
Answer: Eph.1:7 “With His blood”.
He paid the “SUPREME PRICE” to buy you back. His life and shed His blood.
Question: What is the curse of the Law?
Answer: Go back to Law (1st 5 books) and see.
A three-fold curse: Poverty, sickness and spiritual death.
1. P O V E R T Y
Deut.28:15-17, 38-40. (26:1-2,5,8,11,12) (30:19-20) The curse of poverty was to come upon them for disobeying God’s Law.
Rom.3:23 says we’ve all sinned. Jesus became our “substitute” – He bore the curse – We can be FREE.
11 Cor.8:9 Jesus became poor so we could be rich. He did not become poor spiritually – He raised the dead, water – wine, the 5,000, miracles.
Materially he left heaven’s splendour – Born into a poor family, He owned no property, at death he was naked, buried in a borrowed grave.
Luke 9:58 “Foxes have holes, birds of the air have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head.”
“Poverty is a curse”, it’s no blessing – Jesus Redeemed us from it.
Phil.4:19 There is a full supply for the children of God..
Mat.6:33 “But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”
The devil has lied to Christians – he said poverty is a sign of HUMILITY and GODLINESS. Poverty is a sign of “Ignorance” of God’s word. Jesus – Added.
Luke 6:38 “Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.” Jesus told the truth.
THE KEY TO GOD’S PROSPERITY is to “GIVE”. The world HOARDES.
You say “I can’t afford to give” – God says “You can’t afford not to give.”
Mal.3:10 “Bring the whole tithe into the storehouse …” You have not started to give until you have “paid” your tithes.
QUESTION: Is tithing just for the Old Testament under the Law? No. Abraham paid tithes 430 yrs. before the Law and Heb.7:8 show tithing in the New Testament.
PEOPLE SAY “PROSPERITY WORKS FOR THE JEWS BUT NOT FOR THE GENTILES”
Gal.3:14 “in order that in Christ Jesus the blessing of Abraham might come to the Gentiles ..” Abraham was very rich (Gen.13:2) in livestock, silver, gold. The land was not big enough for Abraham’s and Lot’s possessions.
God wants us to have an abundant full supply.
Someone said: “Don’t talk about money – it’s the root of all evil.
1 Tim.6:10 “For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, for which some have strayed from the faith in their greediness, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.” Some people don’t have a cent and suffer with the disease called “the love of money”.
Ps.5O:12 God says the WORLD is his and all it contains. HE MADE IT FOR US, HIS CHILDREN, NOT THE DEVIL’S CHILDREN.
Illustration: A Father using his pay to feed another women and her children.
Prov.19:17 “He who is gracious to the poor lends to the Lord, and He will repay him for his good deed”. Don’t be stingy – God said He’ll repay.
2. S I C K N E S S
Deut.28:15-22, 27-29, 35, 58-61.
We see from these scriptures that sickness and disease is a Curse of the Law.
From most “English Translations” it looks as though God is the author of sickness – the Lord will smite Thee.
Dr. Robert Young – “Hints to Bible interpretation”. - Original Hebrew, the verb permissive sense, instead of the causative sense.
It should read – “The Lord will permit you to be ….” Because the English language had no corresponding permissive sense, these verbs were translated in the causative sense.
God is not the “author of sickness” – the people walked out of the “umbrella” of God’s protection – disobedience – God permitted the devil to afflict. Sickness is a part of the curse of the broken Law, but Praise God, “Christ has redeemed us from the curse of …”
Sickness and dis-ease are not a blessing from God but it is a thief and a robber. It steals health, happiness, finance, etc.
If the children of Israel had HEALTH and HEALING under the O.T. and we have a better covenant with better promises – then … Heb.8:6.
Luke 13:10-16 Sickness is Satanic oppression – it binds.
Acts 10:38 Jesus went about healing all who were oppressed of the devil.
Jn.10:10 “The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy.
Heb.13:8 “Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today, yes and forever”.
If sickness was the will of God ? HEAVEN WILL BE FILLED WITH IT.
JESUS IS THE WILL OF GOD IN ACTION – Heb.1:1-2. God has spoken to us these last days by HIS SON.
To see GOD’S ATTITUDE on sickness, look at Christ’s Ministry.
Healing was in God’s great plan of redemption.
Is.53:4 & 5 Surely our sickness He Himself bore, And our pains He carried … The chastening for our well-being fell upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.”
Matt.8:17 “He Himself took our infirmities, and carried …”
1 Pet.2:24 “He Himself bore our sins … for by His stripes you …”
SATAN IS THE OPPRESSOR, BUT JESUS IS THE DELIVERER.
People who say sickness is the will of God, contradict themselves by “taking medicine” – interfering with His will. They should rather pray for a “double Portion” – to really be in His will.
3. D E A T H
Gen.2:17 “From the tree of the knowledge of good and evil you shall not eat, for the day you eat from it …. die”.
Adam plunged the human race into spiritual death and separation from God through sin and disobedience.
MAN: is a Spirit, he has a soul that is attached to his spirit and he lives inside of a physical body. Luke 16:19-24 Rich man in hell.
Physical death is the result of spiritual death and the final death is the casting of the spirit in hell.
Spiritual death also means that God is not your father but as Jesus the Pharisees “they were of their father the DEVIL”. They also had the NATURE of the devil – Liars, Murderers.
Christ came to redeem us from “spiritual death”. The second Adam was not born
in death but was God manifest in the flesh. He tasted death for every man (Heb.2:9) as their substitute, that any man who believes in Him may pass out of death into eternal life (Jn.5:24) – Be Born again – receive a new nature.
Eph.2:8 & 9 “By grace you have been saved thru’ faith; and that not of yourselves, it is the gift of God; not as a result of works, that no one should boast.”