Arrogance and Curse
‘For as many of you as have been baptized into Christ have put on Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus. And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” (Galatians 3:27-29 KJV)
Nowadays, some Christians are just “believers from the mouth”, and not from the heart. They speak of the Word of God, but they don’t live by it. It is indeed sad because they are prone to believing false doctrines. They are the ones who are more likely to be victims of counterfeit teachings. Christians who are not fully committed to God lack the power of blessing other people. Their knowledge of God turned them into conceited individuals. The Scriptures that they share lack power when they share it with other people. They don’t win souls; they just create pessimism in the lives of others.
If you hear a prophet pronouncing curses on anyone, you can be sure that he is not walking in the Holy Spirit. He is a self-proclaimed individual full of arrogance. The Bible clearly says, “Bless, and curse not” (Romans 12:14). There is a word of caution for people who love to curse: “As he loved cursing, so let it come unto him: as he delighted not in blessing, so let it be far from him. As he clothed himself with cursing like as with a garment, so let it come into his bowels like water, and like oil into his bones.” (Psalm 109:17-18)
Elijah was a disciple who was a witness to this critic. He was oftentimes regarded as a troublemaker. But he was not a people-hater, he only hated sin. He was not a man of vengeance, but rather a man hoping for Israel’s return to the Lord. He cried out on Mount Carmel, “Hear me, O Lord, hear me, that this people may know that thou art the Lord God, and that thou hast turned their heart back again….Then the fire fell,……and when all the people saw it, they fell on their faces….” (1 Kings 18: 37-39)
He really didn’t want justification as a prophet. He only wanted the people to honor God and restore the regressed heart. True prophecy doesn’t condemn, it restores relationships. Prophecies that are cursing and condemning are not from God.
We are currently being faced with people who are judgmental. So, if anyone dares to curse you, do what God commanded you to do – “bless them that curse you”. Go without fear for God is with you. God is pleased when you consecrate your enemies. A curse will not bring you harm, but will harm the one who pronounces it.
Turn away from arrogance and cursing. Turn your back from people who give pessimistic ideals about religion and about God. Recognize false prophecies by turning your ears and minds to God’s word.