"I never seem to have enough!"
"It seems like I'm just living from paycheck to paycheck!"
"I know God loves me, but why do bad things keep happening to me?"
"I can't seem to make ends meet."
"Why are my kids such a challenge?"
"Why don't things seem to be getting any better?"
"I can't seem to shake off this sickness."
If you've ever thought any of these things, you are not alone!
These are some of the many questions I hear from Christian people whose daily struggles in life seem to be a continual problem ... without a solution in sight.
Have you ever known someone who always seems to have something bad happening to them? If it's not money problems, then it's family problems; if it's not family problems, then it is an accident or tragedy or sickness.
Maybe you have felt like that at times—that just when it seems like you're getting some momentum, just when it seems like something good is about to happen, you're hit with an unexpected bill or sickness or job loss or family problem that seems to complicate everything.
Why is that? The answer is: It's a curse! Genesis 3 says that ever since Adam's sin, the earth and mankind have been under a curse.
The curse in its simplest definition is summed up in Murphy's Law: Whatever can go wrong will go wrong.
Can we ever be truly free from it? The answer is YES! Yes, you can absolutely be free! In fact, you already are!
Listen to what God says in Galatians 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) that the blessing [of Abraham] might come..."
I want to show you how to reverse this curse, so that this pattern of failure, or lack of what you need, never happens again!
You can get to the point where everything that can go right does go right!
As I have studied the Word of God concerning the curse and why bad things happen to good people, I found that there are seven areas of our life that it affects. I listed them here for you because I want to show you how to walk in total freedom beginning today.
According to Deuteronomy, Chapter 28, the curse brings the following things to mankind (pinch yourself and say, "That seems like me!"):
Poverty: v. 29, 38 (Poverty simply means not having enough)
Emotional problems: v. 28, 65
Family problems, including marriage problems and problems with our children: v. 30-34, 41
Sickness, disease, cancer: v. 22, 27, 35
Terrorism: v. 49-50 (yes, it's in this scripture!)
Failure and defeat: v. 20, 25
Fear: v. 65-67
The good news is that if any of these things are operating in your life, they don't have a right to operate any more, and you can experience real freedom.
When Jesus went to the cross, He nailed these curses to it. He redeemed you. He bought you back from the bondage of the curse. He paid in full for every punishment, problem and curse that should have fallen on you and me.
Most Christians tolerate bad things happening in their life because they think that they are unavoidable. They expect it. THEY DO NOT UNDERSTAND what they are really free from.
Imagine being jailed for a crime or accident you unintentionally committed. Regardless of your innocence, the jury finds you guilty. You would be frustrated, bitter and confused.
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