Curses: mocking the enemy

In 1999, I went with two of my close friends to visit their family in Taiwan for 4 weeks. It was sweltering hot and I lost two dress sizes during that time! Besides the heat, I was also afraid I would be eating hidden cat and dog in the food!
However, not only did I come back having lost weight, but I also came back having lost the fiery passion I had for God just before I left for the holiday.

One hot day while sightseeing, we came across a few stalls in the market place. My friend had stopped to look at a little Buddha ornament and commented “how cool” it was. I picked it up and said, “Ugh, just another idiotic demon. What does he know?!” Unbeknownst to me, my arrogant attitude was my grave mistake.

All too often Christians develop a belief that nothing can harm us just because we are born again- this has no scriptural basis. Scripture clearly shows the opposite:

“Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour. Resist him, steadfast in the faith, knowing that the same sufferings are experienced by your brotherhood in the world.”  1 Peter 5: 8-9

“Yet Michael the archangel, in contending with the devil, when he disputed about the body of Moses, dared not bring against him a reviling accusation, but said, ‘The Lord rebuke you!’ But these speak evil of whatever they do not know; and whatever they know naturally, like brute beasts, in these things they corrupt themselves.” Jude 1:9

“Nevertheless do not rejoice in this, that the spirits are subject to you” Luke 10:20

After 40 days in the wilderness, Jesus did not ridicule Satan but said, “Away with you, Satan!” (Matthew 4:10)

This in no way means we are giving honour to Satan by not mocking him – what it means is that once we do mock him or other demons, we become careless by standing in our own power and we open ourselves to the sin of pride and lack of discipline. And ultimately a curse. God is just.

My mocking resulted in my relationship with God to become dry and unfruitful. Once I repented and broke the curse, I was back on track.
Knowing that the enemy has power is not glorifying him. He does have power! We need always be aware of that fact to not be ignorant of him and we can’t tread lightly either. We are to be obedient with our words and always stand in the power of Jesus Christ, not our own.

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7 thoughts on “Curses: mocking the enemy

      1. msinop1

        xxxxxxxx to you too!!!! I have met some very special people here, I am overwhelmed of all the love and support I have received, Can’t wait to meet you in the sky^^^^^^^^ Praise God!

  1. Delight in Truth

    Do you believe curses can be placed on Christians who are filled with the Holy Spirit and cause them harm?

    I tend to think not, because the Holy Spirit bears witness on our behalf that we are children of God. However, I think that sin and disobedience is a portal for demonic influence in a Christian’s life, but at that point they are not filled with the Spirit.

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    1. kingintraining Post author

      Yes I do agree with you that sin and disobedience definitely have a demonic influence on our lives. I believe that curses are basically that demonic influence on our lives, when we give Satan that legal ground to attack through sin. I do believe that God is just and although children of God, when we fall into sin we can be attacked. Heaven is governed by laws.

      I’m filled with the Holy Spirit yet been bitten by a curse before. But just as quick as they come, the Lord is faithful to rid us of them when we are faithful to repent. I’ve seen on many occasions Christians on fire for the Lord, yet their spirit life or finances, health etc dwindles when they’ve come to the realisation that have brought a cursed/demonic object in their home for example; yet when they repent Jesus sets them completely free.

      Here in Africa, a lot of Africans thrive on placing curses on people, especially when they don’t get their own way, and they’re quite open about it too! Sangomas (witch doctors) specifically detest Christians and always attack through curses, and many I’ve seen affected by, yet break them in Jesus name. Yes… live in a strange country lol

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      1. Delight in Truth

        I know of one situation where a Christian was in the military and there they had a person with a demonic ability to guess correctly highly specific details about anyone’s family history.

        When the demon tried to divulge info on a Christian, he could not. The demonized person became afraid when he could not guess the Christians history. He realized the Christian had an infinitely greater power inside him. The Holy Spirit.

      2. kingintraining Post author

        Ah I love that! I enjoy hearing great stories like that!
        Just out of high school, me and my best friend at the time, who is also a Christian, crossed paths with this girl we had done the same sport with. This girl had practiced reading auras which we didn’t know about and she said to my friend “you know, I’ve always tried reading both of your auras when you were around and for some reason I just can’t!” My friend proceeded to tell her exactly why she couldn’t! And then we got out of there as fast as we could before she tried again! Lol. Its awesome when they come face to face with the Power that will always be bigger than the one they serve!

I would love to hear your thoughts! :)

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