Reversing the Curse

Reversing the Curse

Around the world and throughout history, humanity has used their words and thoughts to produce curses against one another, sometimes intentionally, and at other times simply out of frustration, control, manipulation led by their own desires against another being. Witchcraft and sorcery can be traced back thousands of years. It is found in all religions including Christianity.

Ever wonder why that sweet family member, friend, neighbor, or co-worker starts to change in the relationship you were familiar with? Sure, there are lots of reasons: age change, hormones, a sudden grief issue, health issue, etc.…but something that needs to also be considered are curses that come through generations, land, time, and cultures. We may view this as “just the way it always is,” but it may be more…

Ephesians 6:12

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”

While we function in a natural body, our warfare is with our spirit and soul. There are familiar spirits that can come through generations, land, cultures, and time AND there is the HOLY SPIRIT that TRUMPS ANY action or curse of familiar spirits (some people refer to them as demons). In our warfare we may think that within ourselves we can negotiate or come to an agreement when these familiar spirits show up (control, rejection, manipulation, domination, devalue, self-focus, passive aggressive, argumentative, negative, along with a list of thousands upon thousands more), yet we find ourselves pulled into attacks from the individual, not realizing where the real warfare is at.

God provided a way of removing the curse of suffering from these familiar spirits through Christ Jesus who had no sin became sin for us, so that in HIM we become the righteousness of God (Corinthians 5:21). Jesus Christ took the place of ALL the curses throughout all generations for ALL humanity when He hung on the cross (Galatians 3:13). Through His death and resurrection, He not only saved us but also defeated ALL the works of our enemy that tries to keep us enslaved by fear and the many tactics familiar spirits use to keep us from functioning as new creations in Christ Jesus on the earth (Hebrews 2:14-15). The problem is, most of humanity does not know they are fighting against a power of darkness (familiar spirits), and instead fight with God’s creation of humanity.

When we humble ourselves and go before God seeking wisdom on how to deal with difficult people in our life -God will first seek your heart for repentance on your part. Allow the Holy Spirit to enter your heart for transparency and honesty with God. Be real in confessing what you know, and your innocence and ignorance of what you don’t know. Allow cleansing and His love to bring you comfort and encouragement, but also to build yourself up in LOVE against the familiar spirits.

You see, the greatest challenge is to separate from evil, but NOT God’s creation. We often will attack the accuser of the brethren (familiar spirit) as the family member, friend, co-worker, neighbor, etc. This is like cutting off your right arm because there is only ONE BODY, ONE SPIRIT, ONE FATHER whom Jesus Christ is the head of the One. Jesus Christ died once and for ALL, reconciling ALL that the enemy tried to steal from the Father. Jesus won!!

So, how to move forward when you're being attacked and cursed? Separate yourself for a season, but only for a season that God tells you, and turn to God for direction, healing, and rest in Him so that He will direct your path and equip you to give your life for your enemy. Vengeance belongs to the Lord, and this is His strategy against the tactics of your enemies (familiar spirits and curse of generations). 

2 Thessalonians 3:5, “Let the Lord direct your hearts into the love of God, and into the patient waiting for Christ.”

Luke 10:27, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself.”

When Jesus came and fulfilled ALL He was assigned to do, He then gave us the responsibility to do the greater works so that every generation would be equipped with the anointing of the Holy Spirit to cast out demons (familiar spirits), heal the sick, and raise the dead (Matthew 10:8). The time is now for believers in Christ Jesus to arise in our assignment while we are in our natural body to do our Kingdom of Heaven calling in the earth for the earth is filled with the glory of God.

Isaiah 60:2, “For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the Lord shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.

 All of creation is groaning for the sons/daughters of God to take dominion in the earth as our Divine Inheritance and right.

Romans 8:21-22, “The creation itself will be liberated from its bondage to decay and brought into the freedom and glory of the children of God. We know that the whole creation has been groaning as in the pains of childbirth right up to the present time.”

Love, forgive, pray, and bless

Matthew 5:44, I say unto you, love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;”

Luke 23:34, Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do. And they parted his raiment and cast lots.”

John 14:16, “And I will pray to the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that He may abide with you forever;”

Romans 12:14, “Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.”

Go to God:

Isaiah 8:19, “When someone tells you to consult mediums and spiritisms, who whisper and mutter, should not a people inquire of their God? Why consult the dead for the sake of the living?”

Jeremiah 17:5, This is what the Lord says: “Cursed is the one who trusts in man,
    who draws strength from mere flesh and whose heart turns away from the Lord.”


Put on the Full Armor of God: Ephesians 6:11-17


The High Priest Garment

Whole Armor of God, His Priests Eph 6:11-17

What does God’s armor look like? Is the Armor of God the Roman Soldiers garment or is it the Priestly garment? 

Ephesians 6:11: “Put on the Whole armor of God, that you may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil.”

Vs 12 “For our wrestling is not against flesh and blood, but against the principalities, against the powers, against the world’s rulers of the darkness of this age, and against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places.”

Vs 13 “Therefore put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and, having done all, to stand.”

II Corinthians 10:4: “For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but the pulling down of strong holds.” 

The Armor of God or we can say, God’s Armor. Was God’s armor that we put on the picture of a Roman soldier known for their cruelty? Our warfare is not carnal, but spiritual, heavenly garments. 


Priestly Garments

Priestly garments linens must be kept spotless white. They were considered holy and represent God’s glory and His beauty. 

Numbers 31:6: “And Moses sent them to the war, a thousand of every tribe, them and Phinehas, the son of Eleazar the priest, to the war, with the holy instruments, and the trumpets to blow in his hand.” 

Exodus 28:2: “And you shall make holy garments for Aaron your brother for glory and for beauty.” 


Strangers Not Allowed in The Temple

A priest who served in the temple (your natural body) must have on his priestly garments (Holy unto the Lord). Anyone who wears a uniform instead of the garments of the Lord would be considered a ‘stranger’ with strange apparel and would not be accepted into ministry with the priests. This stranger would have a voice using the WORD of God with vengeance instead of mercy and love. Their voice sounds good, but right in their own eyes. 

Zephaniah 1:6: “And them that are turned back from the LORD; and those that have not sought the LORD, nor enquired for him.” 

:7 “Hold thy peace at the presence of the Lord GOD: for the day of the LORD is at hand: for the LORD hath prepared a sacrifice, he hath bid his guests.” 

:8 “And it shall come to pass in the day of the LORD'S sacrifice, that I will punish the princes, and the king's children, and all such as are clothed with strange apparel.” 


The Roman soldier presented a picture of cruelty, dominion of the Roman empires rule. The people feared their oppressors. There are many years of Christians functioning as a body of Christ as a Roman soldier instead of a Priest.


Loins Girt About with Truth – Girdle, Sash 

Ephesians 6:14: “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,” 

Isaiah 11:4: “But with righteousness shall he judge the poor and reprove with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall smite the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.” 

5: “And righteousness shall be the girdle (waist cloth) of his loins, and faithfulness the girdle of his reins” (loins, seat of virality). 

‘Girdle of his reins’ means to be armed as a soldier. The seat of vigor of war and to be equipped for the fight. Intercessors! 

Ephesians 6 is quoting Isaiah 11. The sash of the Priest. 

Isaiah 59:16: “And he saw that there was no man, and wondered that there was no intercessor: therefore, his arm brought salvation unto him; and his righteousness, it sustained him...”. 


Breastplate of Righteousness –Breastplate 12 Stones 

Ephesians 6:14: “Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness,” 

Isaiah 59:17 “For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and” …. ‘‘Breastplate’ with 12 stones that represented the beauty of each of the tribes. To carry the stones over the High Priests heart was to have the heart of God for the Tribes, God’s chosen people. Remember, Israel is both physically and spiritually birthed people. 

Under the breastplate lay the ‘Urim and the Thummim’. Two stones; one black and one white that was used to hear God’s answer when He was asked a question by the High Priest.

Exodus 28:30 "And you shall put in the breastplate of judgment the Urim and the Thummim; and they shall be upon Aaron's heart, when he goes in before the Lord:” ‘Breastplate of judgment’ – (m) judgment or rewards


Feet Shod with the Gospel of Peace – Bare Feet 

Ephesians 6:15: “and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Good News of peace;” The priests must minister without shoes. Shoes are manmade. We are to go into war through intercessory prayer. Function of the Priest is spiritual warfare. Interesting sidelight: Their shoes would be sandals, all man made. God did not want them to minister out of a religious spirit or laws. But the feet are all different and intricately made and represent the uniqueness of each person’s ministry style. In wartime, when the victor won the battle, they would, instead of killing the men, simply cut off the loser’s big toes and thumbs. When this was done to a man, he could not run-in battle and he could not hold a sword to fight. 


Judges 1:6: “But Adoni–bezek fled; and they pursued after him, and caught him, and cut off his thumbs and his great toes”. We have five toes – our feet carry the gospel – 5 represents grace. Each toe represents the structure of Ephesians 4:11. Apostles, Prophets, Evangelists, Pastors and Teachers. We cannot build the church, the house of God without the Apostles, our big toe. Leviticus 8:24: ‘And he brought Aaron's sons, and Moses put of the blood upon the tip of their right ear, and upon the thumbs of their right hands, and upon the great toes of their right feet…” When God anointed the High Priest, anointing oil was placed on his ears, his thumbs, and his toes. Why? Because… 

  •  His ears anointed represent his hearing the voice of God. 
  •  His thumbs anointed represent his handling of the sword of the spirit in warfare. 
  •  with his toes anointed, it represented his ability to run into battle for the saints. We are called to be a kingdom of priests. 

Exodus 3:5: “He said, draw not nigh hither: take your shoes off your feet, for the place where you stand is holy ground.” 

Isaiah 52:7: “How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that brings good tidings, that publishes peace; that brings good tidings of good, that publishes salvation; that says unto Zion, My God reigns!” 


Shield of Faith – Covenant Promises 

Ephesians 6:16: “above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one.” 

Psalms 84:11: “For the LORD God is a sun and shield: the LORD will give grace and glory: no good thing will he withhold from them that walk uprightly.” 

Psalms 115:11: “Ye that fear the LORD, trust in the LORD: he is their help and their shield.’ 

13: “He will bless them that fear the LORD, both small and great.” Our faith in God as our shield, our buckler, our high tower and that we are His beloved whom He will not forsake. The covenant He made with Abraham – we are His people called by His name and that our names are written in the lamb’s book of life. 

Habakkuk 2:4: “Behold, his soul which is lifted up is not upright in him: but the just shall live by his faith.” 

Romans 3:28: “Therefore, we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law.” 


Helmet Of Salvation – Miter or Turban 

Ephesians 6:17a: And take the helmet [Strong’s: protection of the soul, hope of our salvation (our minds)] of salvation, and … 

Isaiah 59:17 For he put on righteousness as a breastplate, and a helmet [Strong’s: root meaning high rounded – priestly office] of salvation upon his head; and he put on the garments of vengeance for clothing and was clad with zeal as a cloche. 

‘Helmet of salvation’ Strong’s said it shows the priestly commissioning and what comes with this commissioning is the authority and positioning of this office. Armor of God is the Priestly Garments while the garment of a Roman soldier is actually ‘strange apparel.’ If Isaiah lived 600 years before Christ, then clearly this is not referring to the Roman Soldiers clothing. Remember, Jews did not like the Roman soldiers, and hated them for their control over Israel. So, the concept of Roman apparel would be ‘Strange Apparel’


Sword of the Spirit – God’s Mouth; God’s Voice Sent 

Ephesians 6:17b:“and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God.” 

Revelation of John 1:16: “And he had in his right hand seven stars: and out of his mouth went a sharp two-edged sword: and his countenance was as the sun shineth in his strength.” 

John 6:63: “It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life”. 

This is NOT just a SWORD, but he says it is the sword of the spirit. What’s that? What is the difference? 

A ‘sword’ is used to kill, to maim, to cut and to hurt the enemy. But the ‘sword of the spirit’ is the mouth of God, the voice of God, the releasing of His words, that quickens and instead of killing the people will give them life. We need quickening words given out to bring people back to life. There are many asleep or dead or hurting on the valley floor of Ezekiel 38 who are waiting for a quickening, a life breath word in this day. When we intercede and pray the Bible, the angels have permission to go forth because the word of God releases them to war on our behalf. Our mouth, our voice is the spoken word released over every battle we face.


God’s Priests of Today 

Ephesians 6:18: “with all prayer and requests, always praying in the Spirit, and being watchful to this end in all perseverance and requests for all the saints:” 

Exodus 19:6: “And you shall be to me a kingdom of priests, and a holy nation. These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.” (ASV) 

Revelation of John 5:10: ‘And did make them, a kingdom of priests unto our God, —and they shall reign on the earth.” (AMP) 

We are to be a ‘kingdom of priests’ found in the last days. George Mueller, 1839 “This wide-awake servant of God, watched the signs of the times, and while others slept, followed the Lord's signals of advance.” From the Old Testament to the New Testament, we are called to be God’s Holy priests and we are called to be a kingdom of priests, so large we look like a nation of priests. 


‘Service’ Is an Army 

Numbers 4:30: “From thirty years old and upward, even to fifty years old shall you number them, everyone that enters the service to do the work of the tabernacle of the congregation.” So, the men from 30-50 years old were called into Service, into a military service. The military service of the priesthood. The Hebrew word means a mass of people organized for war. Entering the priesthood is entering into war, warfare, and victory. The priests of today have the personality of dedicating their life to serving a higher calling. Of freeing themselves from their baggage and bondages and attaching themselves to Godly service. 

Eph 4:11-12 “And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelist’s; and some, pastors and teachers; For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:”


What are the Works of the Ministry? 

Prayer, Deliverance, Healing, Teaching & Preaching, and Witnessing

Ministry from the church’s viewpoint is to take someone new in the body and place them into an area such as the soundboard or greeter and call it ‘ministry.’ But any ministry that even an unsaved person can do is not a ‘work of the ministry’. We need to equip people as soon as they get saved with the abilities of praying for the sick, casting out demons, and meeting the spiritual needs of the sinner. 

Romans 12:1: “I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.” 

II Chronicles 6:41: “Now therefore arise, O LORD God, into thy resting place, thou, and the ark of thy strength: let thy priests, O LORD God, be clothed with salvation, and let thy saints rejoice in goodness.” 

Revelation of John 19:11: “And I saw heaven opened and behold a white horse; and he that sat upon him was called Faithful and True, and in righteousness he doth judge and make war.” 

13: “And he was clothed with a vesture dipped in blood: and his name is called The Word of God.” 

Jesus is coming with His Bride saints, and they are coming to make war in priestly garments. 

Revelation of John 19:19: “And I saw the beast, and the kings of the earth, and their armies, gathered to make war against him that sat on the horse, and against his army.” 


Have PEACE knowing you are surrounded by the protection of God


Psalm 34:7, “The angel of the Lord encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.”    

Under God’s protection an undeserved curse will not land on its intended victim, even if it tries to come through generations

Proverbs 26:2, “Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.”

When an enemy tries to place a curse on a child of God, He will bless us AND reverse the curse.

Psalm 109:28. “While they curse, may you bless; may those who attack me be put to shame, but may your servant rejoice.”

Numbers 22:12, “But God said to Balaam, “Do not go with them. You must not put a curse on those people, because they are blessed.”

Numbers 23:20, “I have received a command to bless; he has blessed, and I cannot change it.”

Matthew 7:1, “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way, you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.”

In Luke 4 - After Jesus was baptized and pronounced, “This is My beloved Son in whom I AM well pleased” giving Him Father God’s identity to the world. Then He was tempted by the devil/demons/familiar spirits while He was at His weakest. Then He goes to the Synagogue and reads the first and part of the second verse in Isaiah 6:1-2a. He closes the scroll before finishing the rest of the chapter. The second part of verse 2 is the fulfillment of God’s vengeance when Jesus proclaims that this is the year of the Lord’s favor. It still is the year of the Lord’s favor for He is the same yesterday, today, and forever. His mercy endures forever, and He has given His mercy and grace to us to be poured upon a hurting world that is being influenced by curses that have no right. It is time to remove them in the name above ALL names…Jesus is the WAY, the TRUTH, and the LIFE, LIGHT, and LOVE we are powered with because we are IN CHRIST! 


The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
    because the Lord has anointed me
    to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
    to proclaim freedom for the captives
    and release from darkness for the prisoners,[a]
to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
    and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
    instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
    instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
    instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
    a planting of the Lord
    for the display of his splendor. (Isaiah 61:1-3)
Blog post written by Dr. Audrey Drummonds