THE CHRISTIAN WALK

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
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ANTEDILUVIAN CURSES AND RIPPLE CONSEQUENCES

t was and still is one of the most famous and richest families in America and the world. The family has produced the youngest president in America sworn into office at age 43, senator, congressman, attorney general, ambassador and other prominent honchos, but tragedies have befallen this famous family. Its family-president was gruesomely assassinated, the brother of the slain president was cut down in hail of bullets, one of his sons flew an aircraft with his wife and disappeared without a trace. Many awestruck tragedies continue to trace this famous clan. Haiti is the first nation peopled by transplanted Africans from Mother Africa through the obnoxious trans-Atlantic slave trade in the Western Hemisphere. With such long history, it is a basket case. The people are industrious, yet unimaginable poverty stoke the land. Here in the United States, scores journey from far and near to partake in the American Dream and many of us have made success out of the New World. But there is an outlier group that this prosperity has eluded for generation; yet they were the original settlers in this New World: the native Americans comprising the Apache, Cherokee, Iroquois, Cheyenne, Navajo and the rest collectively referred to as American/Red Indians. The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)- is one of the most blessed in all known mineral resources on earth. There is no mineral resource that you cannot find in this prodigiously blessed African nation. Do you know this African nation almost the size of Europe is blessed with copper, coltan, diamond, gold, zinc and vast arable land, yet its 54million inhabitants out of 178 million souls live in squalor? Nigeria is the most populous nation on earth and like the DRC has all it takes to be a shinning example for other African nations to follow. Also prodigiously blessed in human and natural resources but the average Nigerian lives on less than $1 a day. I can go on and on in this string of tragedies afflicting individuals, group of people, lands and nations of the world. What is the cause of these somewhat unexplained tragedies of stifled growth, wasted lives and unexplained catastrophic human tragedies? One word: curses.

For those that are spiritually dimwitted and esoterically obtuse, such mundane factors as ill luck, unusual circumstances, colonialism, exploitation etcetera have been adduced for monotonous reverses noticeable in the lives of individuals, lands, and nations around the world. There is nothing like luck and ill luck in life, but certain spiritually connected chain of events occur that ineluctably lead to certain results in the secular realm. Anyone who discounts the deleterious effects of curses on individuals and nations is to be pitied. I have seen and am handling cases of beautiful, highly educated, hardworking and successful women looking for husbands while not so highly educated, attractive and successful ladies are being bombarded with marriage proposals and asking us to help them decide who to choose among the suitors. You say men are few and the population of women are more than men around the world, but why are some women turning down marriage proposals from many men? Why is it surprising that more than half century the British left Nigerians to govern themselves, yet the nation of 200 million cannot organize its human and natural resources for the common good. Do you think it is normal for a head of nation to steal billions of dollars from his country and stash it away in another country where the money is of no use? You say it is greed; it is more than that, it is a curse. Do you see the carnage that Mobutu Sesezeko left behind during his 40-year pillaging of DRC? Why would a group of British explorers leave Medieval Europe for Africa, a continent they knew nothing about and were successful in conquering the natives as beasts of burdens? Why is Haiti so underdeveloped four hundred years after independence while the United States which is 325 years old is the world's greatest superpower? Why is India a great giant today in world affairs with high-tech and scientific innovation while most African nations are prostrate and yet both Indians and Africans were colonized?

What are curses? Curses are divine pronouncements from the True Lord God Almighty to a person, persons, groups, lands, or nations to suffer adversities for their disobedience to Him. The first curse uttered by the Almighty God was on the planet earth for the disobedience of our First Parents; Adam and Eve in the Garden of Eden. "Cursed is the ground because of you…referring to Adam-for listening to Eve instead of the Almighty God" (Gen. 3:17). The entire planet earth suffered for thousands of years as a result of that Divine Curse until the Deluge occurred and humanity was saved from that curse. "The Lord smelled the pleasing aroma and said in His heart; Never again will I curse the ground because of man…" (Gen. 8:21). Earlier on, the Chief Deceiver, Satan was the first creature and spirit to be cursed by the Almighty God thusy: "Cursed are you above all livestock and wild animals…" (Gen.3:14). Satan was the target here and the curses on him and his fallen angels subsists, and it would be so till the execution of the curses culminating in their final banishment to the Pit as Revelation 20:10 discloses: "And the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophets had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever." An individual can also be cursed by the Almighty God. The first person, in addition to Satan and land that were cursed was Cain, the first murderer in history. "Now you are cursed and banished from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand…" (Gen. 4:11). Repeatedly in the Book of Life, the disobedience of a person, persons, group of people, a land or a nation to the laws and commandments of the Almighty God are invitations to curses. "Cursed is anyone who does not put this law into practice…" (Deuteronomy 27:26; Galatians 3:10: "Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law."

Curses can also be defined as negative utterances pronounced on a person, persons, land, a people or a nation by someone in authority that evil should be visited on such victims. The True Lord God Almighty is a God of Power and Authority, because "…there is no authority except that which is from God…" (Romans 13:1b); consequently, there are vertical and lateral layers of exercising powers and authorities. As we have pointed out in this column several times, the Almighty God defines power as the ability to enforce a will and authority is the legal instrument to exercise power. For instance, Satan and his demons have powers of varying degrees to certain extents, even though are fallen spirits, but they can only invoke those powers to harm born-again Christians when such born-again Christians give them the opportunities through sins. That is why the Bible admonished Christians thus: "… Yield not ground to temptation" (Luke 11:4). Satan and his fallen spirits acquire authority via sins. In human relationships, there are different forms of powers and authorities and such yielders can utter curses based on relationships between orderly or hierarchical superiors and subordinates. A father can place a curse on his or child/daughter as Noah did to Ham: "Cursed by Canaan…" (Genesis 9:24). Ruben was also cursed by his father, Jacob because he slept with his father's wife; "…Turbulent as the waters, you will no longer excel" (Genesis 49: 4). The effects of Jacob's curse on Ruben, his first son reverberated through history. Search the entire Bible and you will see no king ever descended from the tribe of Ruben, though he was the first child.

A land can be cursed as well as we saw Joshua did to Jericho: "…Cursed before the Lord is the man who rises up and rebuilds this city, Jericho at the cost of his firstborn son he will lay its foundation; at the cost of his youngest he will set up its gates" (Joshua 6:26). Curses can take several years to manifest after they are pronounced, because almost five thousand years later, a king called Hiel the Bethelite attempted to rebuild the ruins of Jericho and he did it at the murder of his firstborn son and finished it by sacrificing Segub his youngest son (I Kings 16:34). A nation can be cursed as witnessed during Jeremiah's ministry in Israel: "For the land is full of adulterers-because of the curse…" (Jeremiah 23:10). "You are cursed with a curse, yet you-the whole nation-…" (Malachi 3:9). Even in our current world, why are nations such as El Salvador, Honduras and Guatemala that are 200 years old still unable to provide necessities of life for their citizens and scores of their nationals want to come to the United States? How come Haiti which is nearly 220 years old as an independent nation still a basket case in the Western Hemisphere? Why is South Korea a prosperous nation and the 10th largest economy in GDP in the world whereas its Northern Korean counterpart is prostate? Same time both attained independence and same people, but spiritually speaking North Korea is cursed and its people now eat grass.

THREE MAIN SOURCES OF CURSES: - There are six broad categories of curses on earth as revealed in the Holy Bible, but three are ruinous and debilitating. These are: ancestral curses, generational curses and sexual curses. Ancestral curses are iniquitous acts natives, tribes or group of people incur because of collective guilt. The Canaanites were cursed as a group and those who persecute the nation of Israel will incur the curse the Almighty God pronounced in Gen 12:3 thus: "And the one who curses you, I will curse." The nations or people of Ammon also fell into this category. When you follow the traditions, cultures and customs of your people or land that are dedicated to worshipping of demons, you are under ancestral curses. That is why you see unexplained calamities befall attendees and revelers of Mardi Gras pagan festivals anywhere in the world, Kumbh Mela Indian Festival in River Granges, the annual Hajj Pilgrimage to Mecca by worshippers of Allah and all other demon-energized festivals around the world. Even the quadrennial Olympic Sports Event are no sporting events but demonic festival to the Greek demon god called Olympiad. It began in 776BC in honor of Zeus, the Greek demon-god of thunder who allegedly lives in Mount Olympus. It is safe to say that virtually all the world's festivals, customs and traditions are rooted historically in demonological events which are invitations to curses. Many of these demon festivals may have been deodorized today and presented as sports, traditions, entertainment, culture etc but their satanic origins cannot be discounted. Consequently, anyone who engages in any of them, willfully or ignorantly, even as born-again Christians will share in the appropriate curses the Almighty God has decreed for their worshippers and participants.

The second types of curses prevalent today are generational curses. There are some families that have curses of premature death; no one lives longer to 70 years; some families are in chronic poverty as if there is a bar erected on how far they can make it in life; some families have issues of peculiar diseases pass from generation to generation; some families can only sire females as having male children is difficult etc. Legionary examples of generational curses abound in the Word of Life; In I Samuel 3:13, the Almighty God pronounced three curses on the generation of Eli, because of what his two sons; Hophni and Phineas did. In 2 Samuel 3:28-29, King David put a curse on the family and generation of Joab for innocently murdering Abner thus: "May Abner's blood fall on the head of Joab and on his family! May Joab's family never be without someone who has a running sore or leprosy or who leans on a crutch or who falls by the sword or who lacks food." In all families where witchcraft is passed from generation to generations, there are appropriate curses visited on such families in vicarious ways: from Satan and his demons and from the Almighty God. As the Lord God has said: "I will set My Face against them and make them an example and a byword" (Ezekiel 14:8). We can continue but for space constraints.

The last forms of curses that have historically been pernicious and satanic are all sex-related curses in the affairs of humanity. Read through the whole Chapter of Leviticus 18:1-30 and if you have infracted any of those sins, you are under curse(s). It does not matter if you are now a born-again Christian; no matter the title you parade; general overseer, prophet, pastor, evangelist, prophetess etc the curses must be dealt with otherwise you will not amount to God's desired goals and plans for your life.

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