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Blessing or Cursing?

By Pastor G. E. Newmyer 


This short study will not cover all the details of blessing and cursing, but it will go into the Christian's role in these areas. 

There is a difference between being blessed, having a blessing, and being a blessing. When Peter had his revelation Jesus said he was blessed, but then Jesus talked about the Church to be birthed on Pentecost, those in the Church are to be Blessings. Anyone Born Again has moved to an area where they are the Blessing of God on earth. What is there about the Good News making it so good? Jesus? Yes, the Cross? by all means, salvation of our souls? Yes, but is there something putting it all into perspective? With Abraham it was "I will bless them who bless you, and curse him who curses you" , but it doesn’t mean Abraham or the person doing the blessing is a blessing (Gen 12:3). However, Paul's letters show we are more akin to the One Seed, which is Christ. It's also important to know the "blessing of Abraham" is not the Covenant of Abraham, rather Isaac was the Promise, thus  a Promise in hand is a Blessing (Gal 4:22-31). The Covenant of Abraham was projected to the people who would come from Jacob, but Jacob came from Isaac, thus the Promise was One, the Covenant to many. The letter to Galatians is in reference to the error of seeking the Abrahamic Covenant by circumcision of the flesh, or keeping the Law of Moses to gain by. Abraham knew Isaac was the promise, thus the faith of Abraham knew God was able to raise the lad (promise), even from the ashes if necessary (Heb 11:17). This shows God is able to raise us from dead works, as well as from the realm of death through the Promise of Christ in us. God changed the name of Abram to Abraham, the name of Jacob to Israel, but He never changed the name of Isaac. Isaac had other qualities as well, Abraham's Covenant had blessing and cursing, from Israel would come Moses, then God gave the Law to Moses, Moses gave it to the people, thus the title is the Law of Moses, yet it too had blessing and cursing. Isaac on the other hand had a Covenant based on Blessing, without cursing (Gen 26:3). Isaac's name was not changed showing the New Covenant cannot be changed, Isaac being a shadow of the Seed also shows we are a Blessing, not the cursing. Paul told us to bless and curse not, keeping us from the realm of cursing (Rom 12:14). Therefore, anyone who has the power to curse, is also subject to cursing.

Balaam became a symbol of a prophet for hire, the man never gave a false prophecy, but his character was corrupt. Balaam rightly said, what God has blessed, no man can curse. The Body of Christ is the Blessing of Christ, anyone who attempts to curse a member of the Body, is their self cursed. 

In order to receive the Covenant of Abraham one must have the "token" of the Covenant, which is circumcision of the flesh, conducted on the eight day. In order to enter the New Covenant one must have a new heart; circumcised without hands. Circumcision is termed a "cutting away of the flesh", but it's a Mark, or Token indicating the person has right to enter a covenant. Circumcision was before the Law, yet it was connected to the Law by reference (Ex 12:44 et al). The Token for the Law of Moses was not circumcision, rather it was keeping the weekly sabbath day. Both elements assigned the person to relate to Covenant, the only way out was through faith, yet faith must have a hope, we find the New Covenant granted the Hope to escape the past Covenants sent to carnal minded people. There is the Old Covenant for those of the flesh, the New for those who are free of the flesh. Both came from God, but to two different types of people. It's not from whom the Law came, but to whom it was directed. One need not be a murderer to make a law against murder, nor does one need to be a thief to produce a law against stealing.

In Jeremiah we find God saying He never told the children to sacrifice, but a look at the Law of Moses shows He did, so what gives? It wasn't the sacrifice, or the food, it was obedience God was looking for, the day, food, sacrifices were all tools to bring about obedience, since they rejected the first call to obedience. They were under the spirit of disobedience, just as we were, the nature of fallen man is to be disobedient. However, the New Birth changes our nature, bringing us to a place where we do things based on our nature. When we were in the world we did all sorts of things based on nature, many of which we never thought about, we just did. The New nature in Christ makes us a blessing, to bring blessings

Now that we have separated the two, we can view Isaac, but we must ask, "What promise was given to the son of promise?". God told Isaac "I will make your seed to multiply as the stars of heaven and will give unto your seed all these countries; and in your seed all the nations of the earth will be blessed" (Gen 26:3-5). Where was the "curse him who curses you"? Could there be a change in the Covenants so great, perhaps we may have missed it? An area so simple, yet so hard for the natural mind to receive, thus we have been on the edge of Victory, yet claiming we are defeated? What "countries"? Israel, no, it’s one country. Ahh, the kingdom of heaven, then the Kingdom of God. What stars? The twelve stars for the twelve tribes? Not hardly, one can count them, this is a promise to a natural person, regarding something spiritual yet to come; we are the stars of God, we are heavenly citizens sent as ambassadors to call the called from the world. Isaac was the seed of Abraham, but the premise was another Seed. From the natural seed of Abraham came the nation, but the Spiritual Seed gave us the ability to be Born Again.  

Ahh gee, I want Jubilee; glad you it up, a good lesson for us to consider. The "Jubilee" is under the Law of Moses. It's outlined in Leviticus 25:9-54, 27:17-24, then in Numbers 36:4. The Jubilee was not to "gain" by, it was to Loose by. Anyone who owed a debt was released, sounds good huh? However, if you wanted to retain the item you had to pay the priests for the possession. Much like the priests taking the tithes, rather than the New Covenant where the priests receive tithes. Also if you released a possession during the time, it was forever released. "Well I know in Luke 4:19 Jesus said He came to preach the Acceptable Year of the Lord, which is Jubilee". We find the same usage of "acceptable year" in another Scripture helping us define the manner. In Second Corinthians 6:1-2 we find the Acceptable Time is now during the Day, it's found in our Salvation. Accordingly our Jubilee is Jesus, "behold, now is the acceptable time; behold, now is the day of salvation" (II Cor 6:2). Here is the problem, take the Jubilee from the Law of Moses, it may work for you, but at the end of one year that's it, whatever you got, you got, whatever anyone wanted back, you had to give back, but it’s not salvation. If we hold our Jubilee in Jesus, it lasts forever, the choice is ours. Something can sound good, yet turn on us, causing a wreck like no man has ever seen. "I feel good when I keep the sabbath holy". Perhaps, but if we keep the day to impress or move God the feeling is the result of self-righteousness.Prior to the Cross Peter said many things, some were on point, some were not. In one instance Peter made a statement, we then presume Jesus did something based on Peter's statement, rather than seeing Peter was in error, as Jesus was correcting him. The event begins when Jesus approached a Fig Tree with leaves, but no fruit; He said "No man eat fruit of you hereafter forever" (Mark 11:14). The next day Peter saw the tree and said "Master, behold, the fig tree which You cursed is withered away" (Mark 11:21). Did Jesus curse the Tree, or make a statement of fact? The time of figs means the time when the second eatable crop comes in, the first fig is uneatable, thus the leaves show the first figs are there, but not the second. The Scripture shows the time was not yet, so did Jesus expect the tree to produce when it wasn't time? No, not at all, so what gives? The Fig Tree is a metaphor for the religious order of Israel, it was time for a change, the Fruit was not to be taken again, rather a change in trees from the Fig to the Olive was taking place.

The Fig Tree would remain, as the parable of the Fig Tree shows it will have leaves again, but no fruit. This was not a cursing as Peter thought, in response Jesus said, "Have faith in God". Then He taught on removing the mountain, so what does it have to do with fig trees? Nothing, it had to do with Peter's comment. Peter had a "cursed centered" mind, to Peter it was either blessing or cursing, whatever it appeared to be, is what it was. To Jesus it was much different, Blessing is the call. When Jesus was on the Mount He never said, "cursed", but He did say "blessed are you" nine times. Peter said other things not on target, this is just another one. From talking to the Fig Tree to the Temple, we know Jesus cleaned out the Temple, He was tempted of the religious rulers, each tempting was an attempt to curse Jesus, yet each time some more of the "root" dried up. When the disciples returned they saw the result, but Peter saw "tree", Jesus saw "religion". Jesus didn't curse the fig tree, He merely made a statement of fact. Did Jesus curse the Pharisees when He said, "you are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father you will do"? No, of course not, it was a statement of fact as well. “Oh look that car just hit another”, did we cause the accident, or make a statement of fact?

Before there was an Old Covenant there was a series of acts taking place between Abram and a "priest of the Most High God", the interactions were used to define some elements of the New Priestly Order (Gen 14:17-24 & Heb 7:1-8:13). We are called "priests", but how many of us know the "order" of our priesthood? Wouldn't it be nice to find out? Jesus is of the Order of the Melchizedek priesthood; it doesn't mean He is Melchizedek, only there is an Order established by the priesthood. The Order defines the type of priests we are, as well as how we operate. In reference to tithes we find the Tithe under the Law relates to Jacob, but tithes under the New to Abram and Melchizedek, we are not Abram, but of the Order of Melchizedek, did the priest ask for tithes? No, he received them. There is a vast difference between taking tithes (Old), and receiving tithes (New).

One of the first things we notice is how the Law of Moses was not at issue when Melchizedek appeared, yet the man is called "a priest". A priest? What Law? The Hebrew word used could also mean Prince, we know this Melchizedek was referred to in the Book of Hebrews as, "king of Peace", not prince. The Authorized Version shows us the very first time the word "priest" is used, is in respect to Melchizedek. This Melchizedek being a shadow shows us how the first was last, but the last was first. In order to be a priest there must be an Order, even the pagan priests had an order. So, what was the "order"? What motivation was is it based on? This Melchizedek had no mother, father or lineage, which means he was a Gentile. Don't forget we're seeking the Order, not whether or not he was an appearance of Jesus in the Old Testament, rather it's what God established through the man. Since this man was a "priest", where was his temple? The tabernacle wasn't even built yet, the priesthood under the order of Aaron wasn't even thought of yet. However, Psalm 110:4 shows the Father giving an oath regarding the Order of Melchizedek, which Order was confirmed in the Book of Hebrews. Therefore, it's not the man, but the Order we're interested in (got it?). It's important, since there is a system seeking both the Aaron and Melchizedek priesthoods, yet the two are completely opposite in Order and Duties. The order of the Aaron priesthood is outlined in Leviticus, covering many areas; however, the Order of Melchizedek is also outlined in the Bible, centering on an attitude. The Book of Hebrews also tells us the order of Aaron was faulty, since it depended on natural humans to carry it out, but the Order of Melchizedek has Jesus as our High Priest, thus it has no faults. One cannot do one order with faults, and the other which does not have faults.

The Aaron priesthood began with Aaron and his four sons, two of those sons tossed strange fire into the Tabernacle and died. The other two produces the split priesthood during the time of David; therefore, the priesthood of Aaron was placed into the hands of humans, the result was strife, envy with corruption. If not Jesus would never have cleaned out the temple. The temple and the priesthood was given into the hands of man, yet man was run by the flesh. However, it’s not the case with the Order of the Melchizedek priesthood, our High Priest is spiritual in nature, heavenly in design, lives forever more. Something else about the priesthoods drawing our attention, under the Aaron order any sacrifice could be rejected, thus the cursing came before the blessing. Under the Order of Melchizedek the Sacrifice is the High Priest, there is no cursing, rather it's all Blessing.

Hebrews 7:2-9 tells us Jesus is our High Priest after the Order of Melchizedek, we are also called kings and priests, something not lawful under the Old. So then, what Order do you think we're priests under? Aaron's? Or Melchizedek's? This Melchizedek gave "bread and wine", the elements of Communion, not saying he gave Communion to Abram, rather it’s a shadow depicting the Order, indicating it refers to the Body and Blood of Jesus. This Melchizedek received Tithes, thus there are Tithes under the New Order as well. There is an obvious difference; a Tither is one under the Tithe of the Law, the Tithe under the Law regulates the amount of the tithes, the priests under the Old had Commandment to take tithes. The tithes without Commandment regulating the amount it then left to the giver, we under the New have no Commandment to take tithes, but as priests we can Receive tithes.

What else is in the Order of Melchizedek? Blessing, "Blessed be Abram of the Most High God, possession of heaven and earth, and blessed be the Most High God, which has delivered your enemies into your hand" (Gen 14:17-24). We then find out what brought the New Law of the Spirit was having a High Priest. Most of us would have thought the Law would come, then the High Priest, but not so. The New Law of the Spirit did not come into existence until Jesus entered His position as our High Priest by the Sacrifice of Himself (Heb 7:2-9).

All this gives us a separation gigantic in nature; the Old Covenant had both Blessing and Cursing, we are in the New, which is based on blessings for the blessed. There is a vast difference between being blessed, and being a Blessing. The Curse is hung on the Cross, the writing, the voice, or any aspect holding cursing, or a mixture including cursing and blessing is behind us. It’s important, since no one can take the blessing of the Law of Moses, without being subject to the cursing. Why? The cursing was the punishment for failure to do the deeds of the Law. Not so under the New; the Spirit will convict us, but it means there is something in us keeping us from being a blessing. Under the Old if one was entered the temptation, they were cursed, under the New we're told to Rejoice. Why? Under the Old the lust was there, there was nothing one could do, except attempt to tame it, but under the New we can be free indeed.

The devil and his workers accuse us, but there is nothing for them to accuse us of. A vast difference between conviction and accusation, if we confuse them we will believe the lie, by rejecting the truth. If we claim the Cross, how then can we still think on Cursing? Does our confession speak of Blessing, or Cursing? Does it hold a mixed seed, wherein we bless God, but curse man? If we are in fact a Blessing, we will hold both the Character and Attitude of blessing. A blessing is based in Peace, it holds Joy, it has a confidence in God, a confidence so powerful the gates of hell cannot prevail. Part of our decision is to become a Blessing to God, in so doing we will be blessed.

The natural mind will first seek out the vile or cursing, it looks for the danger, the trouble, the wrong, the fault, or fear. The News programs on television and radio bath in fear, it’s always fear as a motivation. When that happens? The natural mind will then speak of cursing, when cursing comes out of our mouth, we have given place to the devil. The word Cursing entails the concept of destruction in some degree, thus it connects to the Waster who knows nothing except to destroy. The New Man never speaks cursing, the old man always does. When we seek out the cursing, we're looking through the eyes of the old nature. The Precious is what God sees, in Jeremiah 15:19 we find we are to take the Precious from the vile, not the other way around. We are children of God, if we're in the event, then the Precious is there, if no where else, it's in us. It may not look like it, it may be some event we hate, but faith isn't given to us to please us, it's given to us to please God. How we respond in the event will determine if we retain the Blessing, or fall to the cursing. By your words we are condemned, or by our words we are justified, the Just still live by faith. We have a choice, stand with the Spirit of Christ, or with the spirit of man. The Wicked speak of the Spirit of Christ, but use the spirit of man. The Blessed stand with the Spirit of Christ, by rejecting the spirit of man.

What is cursing, and where does it reside? In the old man, we better get the idea the old man is iniquity, he uses it, and projects it. The spirit of the world is the spirit of error, it’s opposed to anything the Spirit of Christ stands for. The Spirit of Christ is for us, the spirit of the world is against all mankind, but more so against the Spirit of Christ.

We love Righteousness, but hate iniquity. If we don't hate the old man, we will listen to his suggestions, missing the blessing by miles. Also we must keep things in line, the love for Righteousness is first, then hating the iniquity. Hate is the improper motivation, Love is the proper one.

Every event the child of the Day faces, has a blessing, if we receive it. Even if there appears cursing, as Peter perceived when Jesus spoke to the tree, yet the answer was “have faith in God”. Jesus continued His teaching to Peter by showing the power of forgiveness, not the failure of cursing. The simple truth of "forgive to be forgiven", was the key to the Fig Tree, it was the one matter keeping the Pharisees bound. They refused to forgive, to them, Justice was seeing their enemies dead. Some of us get stuck in the same thinking, then wonder why we are so bitter toward the world. How can we love the sinner, if we hate them who sin?

Jesus was applying Mercy, Peter saw cursing. Jesus would later explain the Parable of the Fig Tree, in so doing He said, "When Her branch is yet tender and puts forth leaves" (Mark 11:28). Ahh, not the fruit, but the leaves. The tree did not wither away, it was merely stayed for a time yet to come. The leaves of fig tree is for the Night, the Olive Tree  is based on Mercy, Jesus gave us the Least Commandments on the Mount of Olives pertaining to Mercy. They are not Least as inferior, but the least we can do.

There are some other differences to show how a blessing comes forth. When the fig tree brings forth the second fruit all one needs to do is remove the fruit from the tree, then eat it. Not so with the Olive Tree, take an olive from the olive tree and try to eat it. The olives must be soaked in lye, yet to obtain Oil, the olives must be crushed to bring forth the oil. The same is true with the Believer, we must face our Gethsemane (Wine Press, or Olive Press). The Blessing comes forth when we are Blessings, as we walk in the Spirit.

 Perhaps we better understand the fig, and how the tree related to the fall. When Adam sinned, he covered himself with a fig leave, the fig leave then became a covering for the flesh, thus it also became a symbol for the Law of Moses. All those from the Fig Tree were subject to the Law of Moses, as a covering, the Law of Moses never did away with the flesh. However, Jesus presented us with the Olive Tree, the Tree of the Anointing, the one producing fuel to keep the Lamp burning. Two trees, we can't mix one with the other.

This aspect of Blessing and Cursing is so important, it becomes the very center of the understanding the New Covenant. The Beatitudes don't approach the word Cursing in any degree, thus we find "Blessed are you". Then the teaching of how to be Blessed, yet the Blessing and Beatitudes teach us Mercy, if we walk in Mercy we will be blessed, if we walk in the Spirit, we will be a Blessing.   

The Wisdom of God is the ability to deal with people and events in a Godly manner, it demands for us to be a Blessing. God's Wisdom is Pure, Peaceable, Gentle, Easy to be entreated, Full of Mercy and Good fruits, Without partiality and Without hypocrisy (James 3:17). James shows how the Faith of Jesus showed us something, the something was how Jesus was without partiality, thus the Faith of Jesus had the fruit of the Wisdom of God. Applied Wisdom is a blessing to all; however, if we pray from a foundation of cursing, we will never obtain the Wisdom of God. We are a people who are Blessed, we are not under a curse, if we are not cursed, we cannot curse.

 When the event comes do we see a Cursing or a Blessing? Do we complain and murmur in our tents, or praise the Lord for His great works? More important, do we first equate the event to God, or the devil? When our souls don't like the event, we should know better than to blame God, so in order to appease our anger we give the devil credit. Of course we say things like "I bind you", or "curse you devil", or any number of things sounding right to the natural mind, yet we are told even the angel Michael knew better than to bring a railing accusation against the devil, rather he knew "the Lord rebuke you Satan". We have choices in the event, we can blame God, give the devil credit, or praise the Lord for His wonderful works. Whichever choice we make will determine the outcome. We can rebuke the devil, but don't you think we better find out if it is the devil? Some of us have no idea what a blessing is, we think if we're happy it's God, if we don't like it, it's the devil. "Well God would never do that to me", we have no idea what God would do, or not do to get us into a place of Grace. Babylon didn't look good to Daniel, but he knew it was God who put them there. Was it "fair"? Daniel didn't do a think wrong, yet there he was in bondage to the heathen. Why didn't he shake his fist at God? Because he trusted God. Why didn't he yell out "this isn't fair", because he knew God was fair. Why didn't he bark at the darkness? Because he knew God was his God, it would all work out for the glory of God. 

It’s not to say the devil won't come, but we must recall Paul said, "give no place to the devil"; therefore, if we have given place to the devil, it makes little sense to blame him, rather rebuke him, then repent taking the place away. It makes less sense to invite the devil to our table, then complain because he ate the best piece of pie.

The cursed nature will grudge one against the other, it will hold a Double-mind, wanting the blessing, but acts like a cursing. James said the double-mind will bless God, yet curse man. If we walk in the Light, we walk in Love, if we walk in the darkness, we hold a cursed mindset. If we lust to war, we have entered darkness, if we assume any man is our enemy, or any nation is our enemy, we are of the world, not of the Kingdom. Hard sayings indeed, but nonetheless true. Jesus is our example, if He didn't do it, why are we? If He did do it, why don't we want to?   

Jesus is the One Law Giver Who is able to Save or Destroy, we are not Law Givers in any sense of the word, rather we are Law (Law of the Spirit) keepers. Our goal is to walk as children of Day, not as children of the Night, or as children of Darkness. This gives us three areas, all of which are important. The children of the Day have the Greater Light as Blessings, the children of the Night hold both blessing and cursing, the children of the darkness are under cursing, yet anyone in any of those three groups can be blessed, thus it's not the blessing in hand, but whether or not one is a Blessing. The rain falls on the just and unjust, but only the just know why. The sun shines on the unjust and the just, but only the just give God the glory. The children of darkness follow the old man, thus they seek "blessing", but see cursing. They speak from a position of darkness, yet the darkness is cursed.

Rebuking and Cursing are different, if we rebuke, it's to show the position of the subject, if they are human it shows they spoke from the wrong spirit, but if we rebuke the devil it's to keep him in his place. Jesus rebuked the devil, He didn't curse him. Why? Why curse what is cursed? It’s like killing a dead rat.  

It's also important to keep in mind, when we came to Jesus all the past junk we sowed was dead, behold All things are New. If Jesus forgives us of our past sins, how then can we reap from them? We can't, if we presume so, it means Jesus is incapable of forgiving us, or all this is one big mind game. Not so, it's real, we have the New Man to prove it. We sow Mercy, as we reap Mercy, it's our perception clouding the issue. If we know God told us something, then faith is the issue, including the aspect of the result being a Blessing. Faith begins with a Belief of God Is, then Faith reaches to He is a Rewarder of those who diligently seek Him.   

Right after Pentecost we find Peter and John at the Gate Beautiful, there was a lame man in need. Did either Peter or John bind the devil? Did they curse the lameness? No, they Loosed the man, bringing a Blessing. In the one little area we find something about the Name of Jesus. Peter and John didn’t have some gold and silver, prior the premise was the Body, not the Temple (Acts 2:45). Silver and gold was not the issue, the lame man had received silver and gold before, yet was none the better. Peter and John were going to the temple to pray, not give tithes. There was something in the Name of Jesus bringing about the healing, but the man had to receive. It also explains the phrase, “Jesus is come in the flesh". The Name of Jesus is all Blessing, our faith in God must include the concept of Christ in us seeks to make us a blessing. If we have the Name of the Jesus then we have the Authority of heaven and earth. It's true the Name of Jesus also contains Judgment, but it’s stayed for the Night, we are of the Day, thus we find the Blessing is for the child of the Day. The phrase “Jesus is come in the flesh” does not refer to Jesus appearing as the Son of man, but Christ in us, as the Greater He (I Jn 4:1-4). 

Having Jesus in us proves the point, if our confession (behavior) is one of Blessing, then Jesus is in us, if not, we are listening to the wrong voice. We are a blessing, but the accusation from darkness attempts to make us equate to the cursing. Why? To pull us from our Mercy stand. Stand, stand and stand the more in Mercy, to get, get, and get more Mercy from God.  

Since the New Man is created after God's Holiness and Righteousness, it stands when we submit to the New Man, we are seeking the Kingdom (God's Holiness), and His Righteousness. We are to be as Holy as our Father, as we are as Merciful as our Father, thus we find Holiness and Mercy are sisters, the ability to apply both has been granted in the New Man.  

When Jesus entered the temple He said "The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, because He has anointed Me" (Luke 4:18). Notice, the Spirit came because of the Anointing, rather than the Anointing coming because of the Spirit. If we have Christ, we are the Anointed children of Almighty God. This explains the phrase "and the Yoke shall be destroyed because of the anointing" (Isa 10:27). This doesn't say the Yoke is destroyed by the anointing, rather it's because of the Anointing, thus Jesus destroyed the yoke of cursing by the Cross, thereby producing the way for the Anointing, which opens the promise of the Spirit, all of which point to the ability for us to walk as a blessing.  

We find we are not so much to be Blessed, as we are to be the Blessing. This is the concept of blessing, Peter and John gave what they did have. The Name of Jesus, the faith in the Name allowed the lame man to leap, as he praised the Lord. When we become a blessing our life is a leap, jump for joy adventure, regardless of the event.

What then is the method to use? Is there a formula we can follow? No, it all goes to the saving of the soul. A change in thinking from looking at cursing to the clarity of blessing. We must become one who blesses, one who seeks to see the good in things. It goes beyond positive thinking, to having the mind of Christ. When the disciples wondered about sin, Jesus saw opportunity to bless (Jn 9:1-3). Jesus did good based on His nature, He didn’t have to think, “is this good”, our New nature is based on being a Blessing, let us rejoice and be glad in it. Selah. 

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