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Understanding Blessings and Curses

Sep 6, 2012

Understanding Blessings and Curses

We could very well write about Blessings and Curses on our own but why recreate the wheel when there is already a Teacher and Pastor that has

Blessings and Curses

done one of the most comprehensive teachings on this topic? Of course we’re talking about Derek Prince.  What an awesome man of God that obviously received a tremendous amount of information from God on this topic.  Even though Pastor Prince went home to be with the Lord in 2003, his ministry is still very much alive and helping many.  You can check it out by visiting

What we’ve done here is posted videos on Derek Prince’s teachings on the subject of Blessings and Curses.  We’ve also written the high points of his message as well as included all the scriptures he referenced so that you can spend some time studying the word on your own and receiving your own revelation on this subject and determine if there are curses for you that you need to be released from.

How to identify if there is a curse on you

Have you been in a situation where you or someone else you know never seems to be able to progress in life?  Every time they take one step forward, they take two steps back?  Always being held back from successes and victories over circumstances? Or perhaps you know someone who is accident prone? Always having bumps and bruises happening over and over again?  Are you always working very hard but never getting anywhere? You may be under a curse.  Many times our failures are based on curses not of ourselves but on our families that may have been passed from many generations of ancestors before.  Here are some other indication of curses:

  • Barrenness
  • Humiliation
  • Chronic Physical Sickness (with no clear medical diagnosis, or the diagnosis keeps changing)
  • Family Breakdown
  • Divorce
  • Poverty
  • Mental Illness
  • Defeat
  • God’s Disfavor
  • Oppression
  • Constant Failure
  • Mental and Emotional Breakdown
  • Accident Prone
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Repeated Miscarriages and related female problems
  • Abandonment
  • Continual Financial Insufficiency
  • A history of Suicide or unnatural deaths

Now let’s clearly state that these things can be quite normal if they just happen once but if this is something that you see happening over and over again your life and in the life of your family members then there is a high probability that there is a curse working. But you can have victory over the curses for you have the privilege of a savior who died on Calvary’s cross for you.

 Understanding Blessings and Curses

Both curses and blessings come from a spoken word meaning that someone has to speak a curse or blessing into being. The words must be charged with supernatural power from either God (blessings from God) or from Satan (curses from satan). Curses can be passed on from generation to generation (generation curses) across many years but God has the solution to all curses and He has made the requisite provision and we only need to claim it.

Blessings and curses have been around for years, from even within Christ’s time and there is proof of this in the Bible of both bible blessings and curses.  One bible blessing can be found in Genesis 22 where God tested Abraham by asking him to bring his Son Isaac as a burnt offering which he did. Upon laying his son on the alter and lifting up the knife to slay him, the angel of the Lord appeared and said “…Do not lay your hand on the lad, or do anything to him…” God then provided the lamb for Abraham to sacrifice and the angel of the Lord spoke once more saying “… because you have done this thing , and have not withheld your son, your only son blessing I will bless you and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore…  In your seed all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed my voice…” Gen. 22: 12 – 18

In Genesis 27 we find another bible blessing: the blessing from Isaac unto Jacob. In this passage of scripture, Isaac wanted to bless his son Esau before he died and so he asked him to go out and catch his game and come back and cook him a meal which he would eat prior to blessing Esau. Rebekah overheard the conversation of Isaac and Esau and went to Jacob, Isaacs other son with a plan to trick Isaac into giving the blessing to Jacob instead of Esau. And Isaac was indeed tricked and placed the blessing upon Esau.

As far as curses are concerned you can find in

Proverbs 26:2 which says “Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow,

So a curse without cause shall not alight.”

In Genesis 12 you find talk of both blessing and curse.


Genesis 12:1-3 Now the Lord had said to Abram:

“Get out of your country,

From your family

And from your father’s house,

To a land that I will show you.

I will make you a great nation;

I will bless you

And make your name great;

And you shall be a blessing.

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.””


This is a really important scripture because it tells us that we can even incur curses upon our lives when we speak badly about the Jewish people

or Israel.

In the next post we’ll continue the series and talk about  The Source of Curses and How Generational Curses are Passed on  click here to read the post and watch the videos

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  1. Jacqueline Byrd
    Thank you so much for this teaching. I find myself in a cycle of most of the things on the list as well as my next generation of my daughter, and two sons and grands. I want to break this off of my family In Jesus Name.
  2. Sizwe Ephraim Mashinini
    Please pray God for me to succeed in life. I always one step forward and three steps backwards and suffer a lot of loss and many debts. I normally lose almost everything that I have worked or achieved in a short space of time. Now I have developed bad manhood is nonfunctional, many debts and nothing to write home about, no job,and I am 65 yes old with nothing to write home about or leave for my children's children. Please help!
  3. laster rikhotso
    pray for me i have da generational curse becouse i alwys dream of my dead father and i also dream about my ex girlfriend and no progress in my life
  4. Pearl
    I also need prayers, i have Famillar spirit and generational curse is affecting me and my husband
  5. Mono B. Gray
    I am grateful for the discission It has been a real blessing reading these articles.
  6. Genola Lee
    Please pray for God to bring my daughter's out of new york and California a truly save heal and deliver them
    • Erwin E Urikob
      Pray for me my life has been a life of no progress. Even a driving licence has evaded me for more than 10 years , nothing wants to succeed
  7. mary a steve
    I always believed Genesis 12:1-3 made reference to Abraham and ALL future generations who would become believers in the living God, not just the jewish people. After all, in Abraham's generation you were either a pagan or a believer. Although there are jews who follow the Torah, a great majority of present-day jews follow the Babylonian Talmud, which spouts awful, atrocious sayings about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, and his followers, as well as the rest of humanity. Jesus himself chided the Pharisees (who were the religious leaders of that day) about many things, including their"traditions of men". Does that mean He invoked curses upon Himself?
    • MOP
      Hi Mary, I'm not understanding your question. Jesus did tell the Pharisees that they had many traditions of men because they had moved so far away from the commandments of God. I'm not sure how that would be invoking a curse upon Himself. Can you clarify your question?
  8. Lynne
    I am 42 yrs old, I gotten sexually abused as a child for over 3 years by my cousin, now as I look back I have been co dependency for men, I allow them to mistreat me and the list goes on, I know within my heart this man don't deserve a women like me , but I still allow him close to me, please help me I just can not take no more settling.
  9. Jack
    I believe I have been under some sort of curse for quite some time now, and its effect on my life (and my wife's) has become worse than ever. I recently moved to Austin, Texas and would like to have someone pray over me who agrees with the teaching of Derek Prince. Are there any churches or prayer ministries in the Austin area who recognize his teachings on curses over Christians?
  10. milton johnson
    forgive me of my sins an sinful thoughts. help me to have a good heart an to walk an the lords way an be all i can be . to hlep my famly an others. to help me become a better person an leave my mark on the world.
    • Jane Nombeko Sawuti
      Jane I thank you from the bottom of my heart for all your teachings. They were an eye opener to me. You've given me the direction that I needed in my calling. May God Bless you and increase you more. Love you, Shalom!

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