Could a Curse (Spell) that Is Cast on God’s People Hurt them?
The Bible teaches that casting a curse or a spell is among the evil acts that are associated with witchcraft, sorcery and divination and consulting with the dead. All these acts are “detestable to the LORD” (Deuteronomy 18:10,11; Revelation 18). And the Lord will ultimately destroy anyone that casts a curse or spell and is involved in these evil activities (Micah 5:12; Revelation chapters 19-20).
But, when a person gets born again, he becomes under the protection of God and His holy angels. “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new” (2 Corinthians 5:17). And the believer can be confident that no spell or curse can overcome him. The Lord declares, “Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). God will protect the believer and his children and make them stronger than any evil or adversary.
Whatever may have happened to a person in his past family history, can’t affect him if he has given his life to the Lord. God puts a shield around him and a covers all His faithful children that obey His Word. But if a person allows sin into his life, then he cuts this connection with God and he loses His protection and safety. So, a believer’s success in life depends on his connection with God.
How does a believer maintains his connection with God? By daily study of God’s Word and prayer. As he abides in Christ daily, God will give him victory over sin and the devil will not be able to harm him. And even if the Lord allows him to go through trials and tribulations, the Lord Himself will be with him giving him strength, courage and power. If the believer is fully connected to God, then he can claim the following promises in Psalm 91:
“He that dwelleth in the secret place of the most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty.
I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress: my God; in him will I trust.
Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler, and from the noisome pestilence.
He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings shalt thou trust: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler.
Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day;
Nor for the pestilence that walketh in darkness; nor for the destruction that wasteth at noonday.
A thousand shall fall at thy side, and ten thousand at thy right hand; but it shall not come nigh thee.
Only with thine eyes shalt thou behold and see the reward of the wicked.
Because thou hast made the Lord, which is my refuge, even the most High, thy habitation;
There shall no evil befall thee, neither shall any plague come nigh thy dwelling.
For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.
They shall bear thee up in their hands, lest thou dash thy foot against a stone.
Thou shalt tread upon the lion and adder: the young lion and the dragon shalt thou trample under feet.
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
He shall call upon me, and I will answer him: I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him, and honour him.
With long life will I satisfy him, and shew him my salvation.”
This means that God does not allow His children to be cursed. No one has the power to curse one whom God has decided to bless (Proverbs 12:2). And the believer does not have to fear someone casting spell on him (Romans 8:11). The true believer can say with confidence, “The Lord is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?” (Psalm 27:1).
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