| "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
"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
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
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: "And Christ has
redeemed us from THE CURSE of the law having become a curse for
us, for cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree; SO THAT
BLESSING CAN COME..."
I want to show you how to reverse this curse so that this
pattern of failure, or lack for what you need, never happens
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 7
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
According to Deuteronomy, Chapter 28, the curse brings the
following things to mankind (pinch yourself and say, "That seems
- Poverty – v. 29, 38 (Poverty simply means not having
- Emotional problems – v.2 8, 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
That is what the curse is like – you don't intend for bad
things to happen, but they do. This confuses and frustrates you,
which so often leads to emotions such as bitterness, fear, and
anger, just to name a few.
Here is an answer to your problems. Here's how you can
reverse this and stop these things from happening in your life:
- Be convinced you are redeemed. Take a look in the mirror
and tell yourself what Job proclaimed: "I know that my
redeemer lives" (Job 19:35). We are also reminded in
Galatians 3:13 that Christ redeemed you. Ephesians 1:7 tells
us that we have redemption through the shed blood of our
- Declare who you are in Christ. Psalm 107:2: "Let the
redeemed of the Lord say so!" You have to use your words to
declare who you are. You are redeemed, so say it. Say it
when you feel like it; and say it when you don't feel like
it. Use your words to direct the outcome of your life.
Proverbs 18:21 reminds us that life, blessing, and
prosperity are in the power of your tongue.
- Stop expecting bad things to happen to you. Sometimes we
"brace ourselves" for bad news and bad things so they don't
jolt us too much. Stop conditioning yourself to expect
negative things to happen. Your spirit has enough energy and
chemistry in it to bring those things upon you. That's what
Job meant when he said, "What I have feared has come upon
me" (Job 3:25).
- Finally, let me share with you how to deliver an
absolute knockout blow to these nagging curses and see them
reversed in your life.
The first thing God asked of Adam and Eve's sons after the
curse came was a sacrificial gift (Genesis 4:3-12).
REMEMBER THIS SPIRITUAL KEY TO VICTORY!
A gift always acts as a point of contact.
But when you bring a sacrificial gift to God, its not as if
God needs it; but you do! Your gift or your seed releases your
faith to get God involved in your situation.
Throughout scripture, it was a way in which man approached
God – and rightly so. We should never approach royalty without a
gift. It demonstrates respect, honor, and CONFIDENCE in that
person's power and ability.
So claim your freedom from poverty, emotional problems,
family problems, sickness, terrorism, failure and fear today!
In His righteousness,
Pastor Gregory Dickow