CHAPTER FOUR – THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF CURSES
Genesis Chapter 4: 1-16, “Now Adam knew Eve his wife, and she conceived and bore Cain, and said, I have acquired a man from the Lord. Then she bore again, this time his brother Abel. Now Abel was a keeper of sheep, but Cain was a tiller of the ground.
And in the process of time it came to pass that Cain brought an offering of the fruit of the ground to the Lord. Abel also brought of the firstborn of his flock and of their fat. And the Lord respected Abel and his offering, but He did not respect Cain and his offering. And Cain was very angry, and his countenance fell. So the Lord said to Cain, “Why are you angry? And why has your countenance fallen? If you do well, will you not be accepted? And if you do not well, sin lies at the door. And its desire is for you, but you should rule over it.
Now Cain talked with Abel his brother; and it came to pass, when they were in the field, that Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him.
Then the Lord said to Cain, “Where is Abel, your brother?”
He said, “I do not know. Am I my brother’s keeper?”
Then He said, “What have you done? The voice of your brother’s blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth, which has opened its mouth to receive your brother’s blood from your hand.
(God pronounces the curse) “When you till the ground, it shall not yield its strength to you. A fugitive and a vagabond you shall be on the earth.”
And Cain said to the Lord, “My punishment is greater than I can bear. Surely, You have driven me from the face of the ground; I shall be hidden from Your face; I shall be a fugitive and a vagabond on the earth, and it will happen that anyone who finds me will kill me.”
Then the Lord said to him, “Therefore, whoever kills Cain, vengeance shall be taken on him seven-fold.”
And the Lord set a mark on Cain, lest anyone finding him should kill him.
And Cain went out from the presence of the Lord, and dwelt in the land of Nod on the East of Eden.”
The Bible records that Cain became the first murderer in the world. He killed his own brother out of envy and anger because his offering was rejected by God and Abel’s was accepted.
Cain stubborn and hard of heart turned away and walked away from the presence of God. The Scripture here means that Cain rejected God and all who stood for God. Cain was leaving, running away as far away as he could. He was running away from the presence of God; from his godly parents and breaking their hearts; he was running away from the community and fellowship of the godly; he was running away from the place and altar where God was worshipped; he was running away from the land where people were living godly lives and serving the Lord.
The land of Nod (or in Hebrew is called – eretz nodh). The name means that it is “a land of wanderings, restlessness, rootless-ness, quaking, trembling, shaking and struggles.
The person, family or society that turns away from God and His purposes will always be restless and rootless. No person, family or society will know true peace until they turn to God. The reason is this, a person, family or society who chooses to live only a secular life, who only live for this world and its pleasures – has only what this world offers, and there is no escape from this world of sickness and sorrows, failures and defeat, sufferings and struggles ending in hopelessness, pain and death.
This is what the WORLD offers:
Restlessness, failures, rootless-ness and unending struggles
Brevity and shortness of life
Sickness, disease and accidents
Rejection, brokenness and sufferings
Sorrow, pain, disappointments, frustrations, hurt or a wounded life
Corruption and death
The list on human suffering in this world can go on endlessly.
God said to Cain that he would be a fugitive and a vagabond. The curse on Cain will also be felt and experienced by all his descendants.
The secular world can offer some comfort, pleasure, money, position, power, recognition, honor and security. But none of these are permanent and none of it arises beyond the earth. When one of the terrible tragedies of life strikes us, and sooner or later, tragedy does strikes every one of us, that’s it!
We are left with only what the world can give us, and the secular world is limited and ends quickly. All the help of the earth ends and when it does, we are left without hope or help beyond this life. We are left without God – all because we as individuals and societies chose to live without Him but instead chose to live secular, ungodly lives.
The soul knows this, knows it deep within that this world offers no lasting peace or happiness or future. This is the reason the soul of man is always restless and rootless – never at peace and never settled when it seeks only the secular life of this world. The things of this world can never satisfy the soul of man.
The soul was made for God; therefore, the soul can never rest nor be rooted or settled until it rests and is rooted in God his Creator.
In Deuteronomy Chapter 28: 67 describes this restlessness. “In the morning thou shalt say, would God it were evening; and at even thou shalt say, would God, it were morning! For the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.”
Ecclesiastes Chapter 2: 22-23 says, “For what hath man of all his labor, and the vexation of his heart wherein he hath labored under the sun? For all his days are sorrows, and his travail grief; his heart taketh not rest in the night. This is vanity.”
God, our loving Heavenly Father offers us life, peace and freedom in His Son – Jesus Christ Whom He sent to save and redeem mankind. This is God’s greatest Rescue Mission. He says in Matthew 11: 28, “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give rest.”
And again He says in John 10: 10, “… But I have come to give you life and life more abundantly (the God-kind of life, more fully or completely).”
In John 14: 27 Jesus says, “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you, not as the world gives do I give you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
The Signs and Symptoms of Curses and Bondages (Deut. 28: 15 – 68)
It is easy to know or observe if someone or something is under a curse.
The outward signs are very clear. Here are some indications: –
Mental or emotional breakdowns – madness, confusion of heart and mind,
Repeated or chronic diseases and sickness
Barrenness/un-fruitfulness, a tendency to miscarry, or related female problems
Family fragmentation – marriage breakdown or family alienation
Continual financial losses, insufficiency and poverty
Fatal / bad accidents or being accident prone
History of suicides and untimely or unnatural deaths
10 . God’s disfavor
Addictions – alcoholism, drugs, cigarettes, gluttony, uncontrollable sexual drives etc.
Trembling fear – death, nightmares, fear of man etc.
Depression – gloominess; as if a dark cloud hanging overshadowing the person
Inability to be married
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WRITTEN BY MY MENTOR AND TEACHER.
FOR THE BODY OF CHRIST.
WITH LOVE : BRO CHIM TS – NOV 2015
Source : JESUS CHRIST – THE CURSE BREAKER.
A Deliverance Manual
By REV. DR. SAMUEL KURIAN THOMAS
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