Breaking Curses

“And the Levites shall speak with a loud voice and say to all the men of Israel: 
‘Cursed is the one who: 
makes a carved or molded image, an abomination to the 
Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’ …
treats his father or his mother with contempt.’

moves his neighbor’s landmark.’ …
makes the blind to wander off the road.’ …
perverts… justice …
lies with his father’s wife, …
lies with any kind of animal.’…
lies with his sister, …
lies with his mother-in-law.’…
attacks his neighbor secretly.’…
takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.’…
does not confirm all the words of this law by observing them.’ “And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’”
Deut. 27:14-26 NKJV

Please forgive me for deleting some of the text above and inserting the “…”.  However the entire passage is below and available for you to read. I set this up so it was simpler to see the 12 things that bring curses on our lives. What I did not include is the paragraph before that says we are blessed if we keep the commands of the Lord. First there is the blessing, then the curses.

Dear Heavenly Father – As always, please open eye to see and our ears to hear what you are saying! Lord – open our understanding that we may know you. Please do not let us miss out on what you want and need from us today. And please keep us and bless us and shine your face upon us and pour out grace over us and give us peace! Thank you! – In Jesus name we pray, Amen

Today’s reading is Deuteronomy 24 – 27 (embedded below for your convenience). As I keep saying this is too short a format to really dive in deep – but here we can a little deeper than we have been. As I laid out previously, we are under grace and not under law – but that doesn’t free us from the cause and effect principles that happen in the spirit realm.  This means that if we keep the commands of the Lord, we are blessed – specifically in reference to the promises of God being made manifest in our lives. This also means that if we do any of these 12 things, we are cursed.  Thankfully we are under grace and can be freed from these curses.  

Many of you know the book I am working on publishing is all about deliverance and the transformation of grace. Many of us have needed deliverance from some pretty obvious evil things – like addiction which we had a part in letting in to influence us. Some of us need deliverance from oppression, rejection and the like – which we did not obviously let in to influence us but yet here it is. Some of us need deliverance from an affliction or infirmity.  The point of all of this is these evils can possess us in the area of a stronghold or even fully possess us, they can cling to our backs and influence us and others around us, and they can be brought upon because we have invited them (usually unknowingly, by not guarding our hearts and minds) or brought on by others cursing us.  And that is super over simplified – I have verses to back all of that in previous posts – please go look or look them up in your Bible. 

I am trying to quickly get to the point that we can actually bring these 12 curses upon ourselves. 

“My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge…” Hosea 4:6a KJV

We may lack the knowledge that throughout the Old Testament, conditional curses are placed on those who love the Lord, and many are placed on us by God, Himself, or by His command.  So, while we are here, I must inform you – there are curses.

Now, most of us have not done these very specific things. Nor have we done variations of this or things they may represent (as if in metaphor). The 12th curse is on those who do not do the will of the Father. When I looked this up in the original Hebrew is it more broad than just the Law.  So, we are all at risk – especially since we are all inclined towards sinning.

Deliverance from a curse or demon we have invited is a much more simple process and can be done with just you and God – I know, I experienced it. I was hoping deliverance would come by a man of God praying over me and something would just change. But I invited it – I needed to handle it.
First – I had to forgive others, so I could be forgiven.
Second – I have to reaffirm out loud my commitment to God and my surrender to His will in my life. Seems silly but there is amazingly powerful about stating your commitment to God.
Third – I had to ask for forgiveness and be specific – apply the blood of Christ to wash my sins away. (In relation to the curses above, make sure you list they sin it corresponds to – this is NOT a time to be vague and NOT take responsibility for our own actions.)
Fourth – I had to, out loud, tell all evil spirits, the curse, demons or whatever they were that they were NOT welcome and they were NO LONGER invited. I had to remind them that humans were given authority over them by Jesus – and so by my command they had to leave me alone! (This doesn’t have to be very dramatic, doesn’t need crying or screaming – just a firm tone of voice, backed by a mustard seed sized faith. It may also be dramatic – you may also find yourself thrown on the floor and growling. If that happens, trust that God can complete the work that was just started. If you are surrendered to God’s will, you have loosed God to do and complete what He is famous for!)
Fifth – Then I had to set my mind to complete the repentance process – I HAD TO STOP SINNING! I had to. In relationship to addictions, I would sit there and cry and still continue and while I did, I said I did not want to – and it was NOT easy. It IS very simple – just stop. The moment you stop, grace’s power can work to transform you and grace is sufficient! GRACE! This is why I am so crazy in love with God and His grace! Grace is sufficient.
Sixth – I had to seek God to fill that space with the Holy Spirit and God, or they could come back worse.
I had to praise Him, thank Him, worship Him and give all the glory to Him!
Seven – I had to find a person to be accountable to. I need to make sure I did not go back into sin and God continued His work in me.  I was free from evil and curses – but not free from my fleshly propensity to sin and I was not free from the consequences of my sin (like in the case of addiction, the withdrawals and temptation to go back to stop the withdrawals – these are physical responses in our bodies. We can pray that God minimizes them and gives us more grace to more easily overcome.)

Most – only come out with prayer and fasting. Especially if attached to a believer, they are much stronger to be able to stay. I was fasting when I was able to break free. I also repeated this process regularly until one day it worked.

I know that New York State is more shut down than most states in the USA – I know the levels of shut-down vary over the globe. Right now NOT all of us can access a man of God to anoint us and cast it out or break a curse. In His infinite wisdom and love, God made a way.  Grace be with you.

Do you already have a relationship with a powerful God who cares about your every need because He loves you? Did you know my God can communicate with you and protect you – He has a plan for you to prosper if you just submit to His will and let His plan play out in your life!!! God wants a relationship with you and has already made a plan for your life. He loves you so much He sent His son to this world, to die as a sacrifice for your sins and rise from death with victory over sin and the ability to have a personal relationship with you.
9 If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.” Romans 10:9-10 NIV
Here is a prayer for you to pray:
Jesus, I believe you are the way, the truth, the life, and the only way to the Father. I believe you are the son of God, you came to Earth and lived. That you died on the cross as a sacrifice for my sins, and rose again so that I may be saved from my sins and be able to get to know you. I declare: Jesus, you are Lord!
Therefore, I confess that I am a sinner and I ask that you forgive me of my sins and come into my life. Help me to turn away from my sins and transform me into what you have lovingly created me to be. Help me through a real personal relationship grow and accept your will for my life – that I may live in your blessings. Please walk with me, and talk with me – I accept a relationship with you and with our Father God, through you. In the name of Jesus I pray ~ Amen

MEMORY WORK: 2 Peter 1:3
NKJV – “as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue,”
NAS – “for His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence.”
ESV – “His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence,”
NLT – “By his divine power, God has given us everything we need for living a godly life. We have received all of this by coming to know him, the one who called us to himself by means of his marvelous glory and excellence.”
NIV – “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.”

Thank you for reading.
May the God of peace keep you and bless you. May you stay focused on Christ and covered in grace.
Maranatha ~ Come Lord Jesus!

BIBLE READING: Deuteronomy 24-27 NKJV

Law Concerning Divorce

24 “When a man takes a wife and marries her, and it happens that she finds no favor in his eyes because he has found some [a]uncleanness in her, and he writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, when she has departed from his house, and goes and becomes another man’s wife, if the latter husband detests her and writes her a certificate of divorce, puts it in her hand, and sends her out of his house, or if the latter husband dies who took her as his wife, then her former husband who divorced her must not take her back to be his wife after she has been defiled; for that is [b]an abomination before the Lord, and you shall not bring sin on the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance.

Miscellaneous Laws

“When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one year, and bring happiness to his wife whom he has taken.

“No man shall take the lower or the upper millstone in pledge, for he takes [c]one’s living in pledge.

“If a man is found [d]kidnapping any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and mistreats him or sells him, then that kidnapper shall die; and you shall put away the evil from among you.

“Take heed in an outbreak of leprosy, that you carefully observe and do according to all that the priests, the Levites, shall teach you; just as I commanded them, so you shall be careful to do. Remember what the Lord your God did to Miriam on the way when you came out of Egypt!

10 “When you lend your brother anything, you shall not go into his house to get his pledge. 11 You shall stand outside, and the man to whom you lend shall bring the pledge out to you. 12 And if the man is poor, you shall not [e]keep his pledge overnight. 13 You shall in any case return the pledge to him again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own garment and bless you; and it shall be righteousness to you before the Lord your God.

14 “You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether one of your brethren or one of the aliens who is in your land within your gates. 15 Each day you shall give him his wages, and not let the sun go down on it, for he is poor and has set his heart on it; lest he cry out against you to the Lord, and it be sin to you.

16 “Fathers shall not be put to death for their children, nor shall children be put to death for their fathers; a person shall be put to death for his own sin.

17 “You shall not pervert justice due the stranger or the fatherless, nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge. 18 But you shall remember that you were a slave in Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you from there; therefore I command you to do this thing.

19 “When you reap your harvest in your field, and forget a sheaf in the field, you shall not go back to get it; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. 22 And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt; therefore I command you to do this thing.

Laws of Social Responsibility

25 “If there is a dispute between men, and they come to [f]court, that the judges may judge them, and they justify the righteous and condemn the wicked, then it shall be, if the wicked man deserves to be beaten, that the judge will cause him to lie down and be beaten in his presence, according to his guilt, with a certain number of blows. Forty blows he may give him and no more, lest he should exceed this and beat him with many blows above these, and your brother be humiliated in your sight.

“You shall not muzzle an ox while it [g]treads out the grain.

Marriage Duty of the Surviving Brother

“If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband’s brother shall go in to her, take her as his wife, and perform the duty of a husband’s brother to her. And it shall be that the firstborn son which she bears will succeed to the name of his dead brother, that his name may not be blotted out of Israel. But if the man does not want to take his brother’s wife, then let his brother’s wife go up to the gate to the elders, and say, ‘My husband’s brother refuses to raise up a name to his brother in Israel; he will not perform the duty of my husband’s brother.’ Then the elders of his city shall call him and speak to him. But if he stands firm and says, ‘I do not want to take her,’ then his brother’s wife shall come to him in the presence of the elders, remove his sandal from his foot, spit in his face, and answer and say, ‘So shall it be done to the man who will not build up his brother’s house.’ 10 And his name shall be called in Israel, ‘The house of him who had his sandal removed.’

Miscellaneous Laws

11 “If two men fight together, and the wife of one draws near to rescue her husband from the hand of the one attacking him, and puts out her hand and seizes him by the genitals, 12 then you shall cut off her hand; your eye shall not pity her.

13 “You shall not have in your bag differing weights, a heavy and a light. 14 You shall not have in your house differing measures, a large and a small. 15 You shall have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure, that your days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord your God is giving you. 16 For all who do such things, all who behave unrighteously, are [h]an abomination to the Lord your God.

Destroy the Amalekites

17 “Remember what Amalek did to you on the way as you were coming out of Egypt, 18 how he met you on the way and attacked your rear ranks, all the stragglers at your rear, when you were tired and weary; and he did not fear God. 19 Therefore it shall be, when the Lord your God has given you rest from your enemies all around, in the land which the Lord your God is giving you to possess as an inheritance, that you will blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. You shall not forget.

Offerings of Firstfruits and Tithes

26 “And it shall be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance, and you possess it and dwell in it, that you shall take some of the first of all the produce of the ground, which you shall bring from your land that the Lord your God is giving you, and put it in a basket and go to the place where the Lord your God chooses to make His name abide. And you shall go to the one who is priest in those days, and say to him, ‘I declare today to the Lord [i]your God that I have come to the country which the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.’

“Then the priest shall take the basket out of your hand and set it down before the altar of the Lord your God. And you shall answer and say before the Lord your God: ‘My father was a [j]Syrian, about to perish, and he went down to Egypt and [k]dwelt there, few in number; and there he became a nation, great, mighty, and populous. But the Egyptians mistreated us, afflicted us, and laid hard bondage on us. Then we cried out to the Lord God of our fathers, and the Lord heard our voice and looked on our affliction and our labor and our oppression. So the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm, with great terror and with signs and wonders. He has brought us to this place and has given us this land, “a land flowing with milk and honey”; 10 and now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land which you, O Lord, have given me.’

“Then you shall set it before the Lord your God, and worship before the Lord your God. 11 So you shall rejoice in every good thing which the Lord your God has given to you and your house, you and the Levite and the stranger who is among you.

12 “When you have finished laying aside all the tithe of your increase in the third year—the year of tithing—and have given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, so that they may eat within your gates and be filled, 13 then you shall say before the Lord your God: ‘I have removed the [l]holy tithe from my house, and also have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me; I have not transgressed Your commandments, nor have I forgotten them. 14 I have not eaten any of it [m]when in mourning, nor have I removed any of it [n]for an unclean use, nor given any of it for the dead. I have obeyed the voice of the Lord my God, and have done according to all that You have commanded me. 15 Look down from Your holy [o]habitation, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel and the land which You have given us, just as You swore to our fathers, “a land flowing with milk and honey.” ’

A Special People of God

16 “This day the Lord your God commands you to observe these statutes and judgments; therefore you shall be careful to observe them with all your heart and with all your soul. 17 Today you have proclaimed the Lord to be your God, and that you will walk in His ways and keep His statutes, His commandments, and His judgments, and that you will obey His voice. 18 Also today the Lord has proclaimed you to be His special people, just as He promised you, that you should keep all His commandments, 19 and that He will set you high above all nations which He has made, in praise, in name, and in honor, and that you may be a [p]holy people to the Lord your God, just as He has spoken.”

The Law Inscribed on Stones

27 Now Moses, with the elders of Israel, commanded the people, saying: “Keep all the commandments which I command you today. And it shall be, on the day when you cross over the Jordan to the land which the Lord your God is giving you, that you shall set up for yourselves large stones, and whitewash them with lime. You shall write on them all the words of this law, when you have crossed over, that you may enter the land which the Lord your God is giving you, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey,’ just as the Lord God of your fathers promised you. Therefore it shall be, when you have crossed over the Jordan, that on Mount Ebal you shall set up these stones, which I command you today, and you shall whitewash them with lime. And there you shall build an altar to the Lord your God, an altar of stones; you shall not use an iron tool on them. You shall build with [q]whole stones the altar of the Lord your God, and offer burnt offerings on it to the Lord your God. You shall offer peace offerings, and shall eat there, and rejoice before the Lord your God. And you shall write very plainly on the stones all the words of this law.”

Then Moses and the priests, the Levites, spoke to all Israel, saying, “Take heed and listen, O Israel: This day you have become the people of the Lord your God. 10 Therefore you shall obey the voice of the Lord your God, and observe His commandments and His statutes which I command you today.”

Curses Pronounced from Mount Ebal

11 And Moses commanded the people on the same day, saying, 12 “These shall stand on Mount Gerizim to bless the people, when you have crossed over the Jordan: Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Joseph, and Benjamin; 13 and these shall stand on Mount Ebal to curse: Reuben, Gad, Asher, Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.

14 “And the Levites shall speak with a loud voice and say to all the men of Israel: 15 ‘Cursed is the one who makes a carved or molded image, [r]an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and sets it up in secret.’

“And all the people shall answer and say, ‘Amen!’

16 ‘Cursed is the one who treats his father or his mother with contempt.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

17 ‘Cursed is the one who moves his neighbor’s landmark.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

18 ‘Cursed is the one who makes the blind to wander off the road.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

19 ‘Cursed is the one who perverts the justice due the stranger, the fatherless, and widow.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

20 ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his father’s wife, because he has uncovered his father’s bed.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

21 ‘Cursed is the one who lies with any kind of animal.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

22 ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

23 ‘Cursed is the one who lies with his mother-in-law.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

24 ‘Cursed is the one who attacks his neighbor secretly.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

25 ‘Cursed is the one who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’

26 ‘Cursed is the one who does not confirm all the words of this law by observing them.’

“And all the people shall say, ‘Amen!’ ”


  1. Deuteronomy 24:1 indecency, lit. nakedness of a thing
  2. Deuteronomy 24:4 a detestable thing
  3. Deuteronomy 24:6 life
  4. Deuteronomy 24:7 Lit. stealing
  5. Deuteronomy 24:12 Lit. sleep with his pledge
  6. Deuteronomy 25:1 Lit. the judgment
  7. Deuteronomy 25:4 threshes
  8. Deuteronomy 25:16 detestable
  9. Deuteronomy 26:3 LXX my
  10. Deuteronomy 26:5 Or Aramean
  11. Deuteronomy 26:5 As a resident alien
  12. Deuteronomy 26:13 hallowed things
  13. Deuteronomy 26:14 Lit. in my mourning
  14. Deuteronomy 26:14 Or while I was unclean
  15. Deuteronomy 26:15 home
  16. Deuteronomy 26:19 consecrated
  17. Deuteronomy 27:6 uncut
  18. Deuteronomy 27:15 a detestable thing

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