Friday, April 29, 2011

God cares about us

God is love. He does not want any of His children to go astray. Whenever He discovers that we are going astray He swiftly acts by placing on our pathway a barrier that will jolt us out of complacency and get us back on to the right path. Our text reveals the divine attitude to sin. Although God loved Israel and established a covenant with them as a peculiar people, He did not fail to deal with them whenever they erred. Any act of violation on the part of those in covenant relationship with God attracts divine displeasure. God did not deny that He made a covenant with Joshua.
However, the covenant was based on the understanding that the children of Israel must remain holy because He is holy. They broke the covenant so it could not stand. However, He said because He does not change, if they would go back to their part of the covenant, He would maintain His. Many a time, when we go to the Lord in prayer, He reminds us of the sins in our lives hindering our miracles.
The word of God says in Proverbs 28:13, “He that covereth his sins shall not prosper, but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy”. When God loves you but you go contrary to His will, He will talk to you. The only time when you can hear His voice is when you are praying. You might be praying for God to prosper you.If you go to the Lord in prayer and ask why you are not prospering, it is possible that He will refer you to Hebrews 11:6 “But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.” Many of us want to prosper but we are lazy. God is faithful but we have to fulfill our own part of the deal. Many of us often limit God’s power.


A curse can be likened to a very heavy burden. Anyone who carried such a burden will find life burdensome, wearisome and tough. Do you know that it is possible to come under a religious curse? Pastors can curse, but I am sure that a godly Pastor will not curse you. However, if you are in the Church to hinder the growth of others, if you do not repent, you are already cursed. Definitely, it shall not e well with anyone who would not allow the children of God to reach their goals. This is, in fact, their duty and they are happy doing it. John 10:10 says, “The thief cometh not, but for to steal, and to kill, and to destroy: I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” You should not be surprised to see a witch curse. What are the effects of a curse? The effect of a curse is damnation. When someone places a curse on you, you are in trouble. There is a story in Mark 11, of where Jesus was going on a journey and saw a fig tree with leaves. He wants near the tree expecting to find fruits on the tree. When He found out that there were no fruits on the tree, He cursed the fig tree. He decided that no man should henceforth eat from the tree. The following morning, something had happened to the tree, as recorded in Mark 11:20 “And in the morning, as they passed by, they saw the fig tree dried up from the roots.”
A curse normally goes to the roots. It begins to eat away the roots. It destroys the roots and a lot of damage is done before anything becomes noticeable. There are several signs to show when someone is under a curse. For example, barrenness is a curse. The plan of God is that everybody should increase and multiply. Inability to conceive may be linked to a curse. Spiritual barrens can also be traced to a curse. Examine yourself. Deal with all kinds of curses. Do not rest until you are completely