KEY SCRIPTURE: Numbers 22:11 NET “Look, a nation has come out of Egypt, and it covers the face of the earth. Come now and put a curse on them for me; perhaps I will be able to defeat them and drive them out.”
The next point to look at in relation to how demons take control of the lives of people is when a curse is placed on them. A curse is defined as a solemn utterance intended to invoke a supernatural power to inflict harm or punishment on someone or something. From the definition curses invoke demons to cause harm or failure to others. No Christian must place a curse on others. It is an act of soliciting the help of devils to inflict destruction on others. Under the law, those who cursed others were stoned. Lev 24:14 NET “Bring the one who cursed outside the camp, and all who heard him are to lay their hands on his head, and the whole congregation is to stone him to death”.
From our key scripture king Balak asked Balaam, a fortune teller to place a curse on the Israelites, so he and his people could defeat them. The curse was supposed to allow an evil spirit to take over them and limit their ability to win their battles. Christians are not supposed to be affected by such curses, because they are blessed (Num 22:12, Ephesians 1:3) Some Christians have been affected by such curses because, they created a doorway for the attack. Such doorways include unforgiveness, immoral lives, fear, that is expressed through negative words. (Eccl 10:8) For example in Job 3:25, Job said. “For the thing which I greatly feared is come upon me, and that which I was afraid of is come unto me. I was not in safety, neither had I rest, neither was I quiet; yet trouble came.
Some Christians unfortunately have suffered various degrees of demonic destruction and harassment as a result of such curses. AS I said earlier no Christian must suffer in such a way. The way out is to live in obedience to the word of God. Keep the word of faith in your mouth, declaring that God is your defense and that no enchantment nor divination can affect you in any way. Declare also that you are blessed and can’t be cursed. Anyone who curses you is cursed and anyone who blesses you is blessed.
I am blessed with all spiritual blessings in Heavenly places in Christ. He that is blessed cannot be cursed. I bear the name of the Lord, and so He blesses me. I walk by grace and live by the power of the Spirit. None of the activities of evil people can affect me in any way.
Ecclesiastes 10:8 KJV” He that diggeth a pit shall fall into it; and whoso breaketh an hedge, a serpent shall bite him”.
Numbers 22:12 KJV” And God said unto Balaam, Thou shalt not go with them; thou shalt not curse the people: for they are blessed”.