I just finished reading the book Deliverance from Darkness by James Goll, and can tell you that it is an amazing book to read and I still recommend it. He talks about the power of blessing and describes a situation where he was ministering to a non-english speaking congregation and as he spoke a blessing in english over the congregation as he was led by the Holy Spirit, there was a woman who was paralyzed in her legs that was sitting there and she felt something like lightening enter through her body to her legs and she started to walk and then went on to dance. The congregation knew about this woman’s issue with paralysis and started to celebrate as she recieved her healing during the time James Goll was pronouncing prophetic blessings over the congregation in English (it was not translated at the time).
Today my devotional is focusing on the power of spoken word of blessings. After reading that section of James Goll’s book, the first verse of scripture that came to my mind that was also impressed upon my spirit was this:
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you,
bless those who curse you, and pray for those who spitefully use you.
Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.
People, this is an amazing thing for you all to get into the practice of doing. The power of spoken words of blessing is one that is able to Heal, Deliver, and Break Curses that are operating in peoples lives. You know that saying about “Positive confession brings about possession”? In the same way…if you speak negatively…you are pronouncing curses that you will also begin to possess by a reaping method. That’s why people must learn to order their conversations right and also be mindful of how they speak to others and to guard their confessions. It is indeed a difficult thing to learn to bridle ones tongue, but that is what the Lord means when He says that:
Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.
Now think back on things you’ve spoken over yourself or to others…What fruit are you eating???? This question is very important to think about because you will uncover as you learn to practice intropection and self-analyze the areas in which you have said or thought something you regret and now are reaping the consequences to such ill-spoken words.
Everything you say starts with a thought that comes from the heart that manifests in the natural as a deed.
A good man out of the good treasure of his heart brings forth good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart brings forth evil. For out of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaks.
What has this got to do with talking about blessings? Blessings are spoken words with power to bring forth that which did not exist to come into existence.
(as it is written, “I have made you a father of many nations” ) in the presence of Him whom he believed—God, who gives life to the dead and calls those things which do not exist as though they did;
The reason for this post is to help you understand that as intercessors we can drive back the evil forces by reversing the curses by speaking and decreeing blessings (BY FAITH) that do not exist in your present situations as though they did.
So in regards to places like America…pronounce blessings in your prayers over the nation if you are interceding for the Nation. This goes for any country that you live in. Yes, we must bind things in the process, but don’t forget to pronounce blessings in your prayer life as you go about interceding for someone or for a group of people.
Even within your own family…you can overcome a curse by pronouncing blessings that did not exist as though they did. Call forth things that are not as though they are. If you see darkness invading your Church, pronounce blessings over the Church to counteract the curse that is trying to claim territory.
Curses claim territory….blessings claim territory…so ask yourself…what is existing in the territory that you are living in?????? Blessings? or curses???
I know that with the church that I attend…I always pray asking the Lord to make the church property Holy Ground, especially during special occasions and Sunday services as I claim it to be God’s territory. I plead the blood of Jesus over the Land and mark the territory Holy ground that not even witchcraft power has room to operate in it. I pray to God dismantling any ungodly alters or hidden fetishes (an occultic practice to place ungodly objects on property to curse people – usually targeting leaders) that try to contaminate and infiltrate the church property or homes of people in the congregation. Everything must be subjected to the Power of the Holy Spirit and the blood of Jesus and everything is in subjection to the Power of our Lord Jesus Christ’s name. I even pronounce the workplace that I work in to be Holy Ground…I claim territory for the Lord wherever I go…and trust me…when you start to decree and declare where ever you go to be Holy ground unto the Lord, you invite the presence of the Holy Spirit to invade that place and evict demonic forces. This is the level of spiritual warfare I’m in.
It doesn’t matter where I am…my cubicle is dedicated to God…my car is dedicated to God…my apartment is dedicated to God where ever my foot touches the ground, I declare it Holy in Jesus name and mark it as Holy Ground unto the Lord. Even if I’m in a city vehicle or train…I declare it Holy Ground. Angels are released each time I declare that this is Holy Ground.
The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way.
I have interceded for people who didn’t even know I was interceding for them and I have seen the fruit of my intercession for them. I see that the things that once bound them in confusion have been broken. Where anger existed, kindness has become their countenance, where pride was taking a seat, humilty has become the throne room of grace, where deception was rampant, revelation has dispelled deception…the more you pronounce blessings on people the more you allow the presence of God to enter into their lives. So to those that even curse me…I have even had witches approach me blatantly as of late… and unbeknownst to them, I pray for them that they may come to know that no matter what they try to do against me…God is more powerful than their witchcraft and God loves them so I pray that they will get saved in the Church. May they come to know that Jesus Christ is really the only Lord over their lives.
The Lord has shown me that it is important to bless those that curse you. I know the reason why He emphasizes this to me is because He knows that I can be an emotional and reactionary individual when it comes to people rubbing me the wrong way…but now I’m learning to mature in this area (still a work in progress though) and have been in the practice of pronouncing blessings to every person that tries to curse me. I want them to know that Jesus Christ is Lord. Don’t get me wrong though, it doesn’t mean that I don’t understand the assignment or certain peoples agenda against me…I remain on the offensive at all times through prayer and fasting, but God has been teaching me on how to respond to the assignment rather than react to it. It isn’t easy to wish someone well when they hurt and dissappoint you…but remember that the power of a blessing can heal, deliver, and break curses over people’s lives.
It is extremely important to shield yourself from being offended by peoples actions. You don’t want to end up cursing someone with your lips and opening up doors of unforgiveness into your life that releases serious curses that keep you bound up instead.
Practice daily repentance, forgiveness, and humility to shield your spirit from being contaminated by offence that leads you to curse someone which will ricochet back to you since it is not of God to curse someone. *this is KEY people*
Understand the principle…everytime we curse someone…we also get cursed…everytime you bless someone, you also get blessed. Better to have blessings ricochet your way than curses.
Out of the same mouth come praise and cursing. My brothers and sisters, this should not be.
So as I said about America…and for other nations…pray blessings over the land…where ever you see a curse operating in someone’s life…pronounce blessings over them to reverse the curse. Look for blessings in the bible to prophecy blessings over people and speak positive confessions over them and yourself as well.
Curses (in my opinion) are the absence of divine blessings from God, so speak blessings in your life and in other people in order to reverse the curse.
The Power of a true believing Christian is to be Blessed to be a Blessing through your spoken word that comes from the Heart that manifests in your deeds (actions), so learn to bless people with your mouth rather than curse, AMEN!
I have a song here that you may know from Fred Hammond & R.F.C called We’re Blessed. May this song minister to you today. God Bless you Everybody!
Scriptures to Meditate
I will bless those who bless you, And I will curse him who curses you; And in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”
‘He bows down, he lies down as a lion; And as a lion, who shall rouse him?’ “Blessed is he who blesses you, And cursed is he who curses you.”
Deuteronomy 28 (NIV)
Blessings for Obedience
28 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth. 2 All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:
3 You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country.
4 The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.
5 Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.
6 You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.
7 The Lord will grant that the enemies who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.
8 The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless you in the land he is giving you.
9 The Lord will establish you as his holy people, as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will fear you. 11 The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.
12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse of his bounty, to send rain on your land in season and to bless all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none. 13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom. 14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left, following other gods and serving them.