In the secular world a curse can be a vindictive form of expression or threat that someone may express towards an individual or a whole family. In the spiritual world a different reality exists concerning curses.
The power of someone’s words incited by hate or malicious intent towards God or others initiates an oppressive spiritual presence. This presence forms a darkness or heaviness that will continue to exist over the victims and also over the person who uttered the curse. Curses can be generational especially when someone curses a person’s children’s children.
It’s very difficult for us to know about our ancestors actions towards God and others unless the Holy Spirit enlightens us. Sometimes we recall stories about relatives or past family members who died still angry with the Church, religious or priests. Disputes with others over land, boundaries, properties, possessions or envy and inheritance issues.
Setting a person free from a curse involves three steps.
Faith> Forgiveness & Mercy > Blessing.
Faith – Believing that Jesus‘s death on the cross has delivered us from evil and curses
(1 Kings 8:31. Rev 22:3).
Forgiveness & Mercy - When we pray to lift off a curse it is paramount that we ask God’s forgiveness for those who placed the curse as well as pray for the lifting of the curse. Jesus came to set the captives free and in the case of curses he desires both victim and the person or family tree members to be released as well.
Bless those who curse you and pray for those who treat you badly (Luke 6:28).
Blessing: In a blessing I wish for the other person to receive a share in God’s goodness. I am praying for God’s goodness which is stronger than any ill will or malice to bring restoration and healing to those affected by a curse.
Some curses culturally motivated with a vindictive hate or maliciousness will need to be prayed for on an individual basis.
Among the parts of the body the tongue is a whole wicked world. We use it to bless the Lord and Father, but we also use it to curse people who are made in God’s image. (James 3:5. 9)
Mary of the Angelus Inc.