Day 38: The Accursed Thing

Day 38: The Accursed Thing
February 6, 2015 Joel Grantham

“Nor shall you bring an abomination into your house, lest you be doomed to destruction like it.  You shall utterly detest it and utterly abhor it, for it is an accursed thing.”  Deuteronomy 7:26

In Hosea 4:6 God tells us that the number one reason that His people are sick is because of ignorance when He says, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”  The Apostle Paul confirms this in 1 Corinthians 11:30 by saying, “For this reason many are weak and sick among you.”  In verse 29 he reveals the reason that Christians suffer with sickness as “not discerning (understanding) the Lord’s body.”  Clearly, ignorance is not bliss!

In James 4:7 we are told to “Resist the devil and he will flee from you.”  The Christian should resist sickness as vigorously as they resist sin.  After all, sickness, like sin, comes from the devil.  In 1 Corinthians 2:11 we are told that the only way that Satan can get an advantage over us if we are ignorant of his strategies.

One of the ways that we open the door to sickness and disease in our life is by not living a holy and separated life from the world.  In 2 Corinthians 6:17 God says, “Come out from among them and be SEPARATE, says the Lord.  DO NOT TOUCH THE UNCLEAN, and I will receive you.”

Sadly, many Christians today are ignorant about the fact that certain objects, movies, songs and even clothes are not only displeasing to God, but that they invite demonic oppression, even sickness into their home.  You should take great care in what pictures and objects you decorate your home with.  Many things, especially from overseas, invoke demonic activity.

In Joshua 7:11-12 we are told that, “The children of Israel could not stand before their enemies.”  The reason – “They have taken even among the accursed things, and they have put it among their own stuff.”  One of the items that brought a curse upon them was a piece of clothing referred to as a “beautiful Babylonian garment.”  Even the way that we dress can invite demonic activity.

The Christian is supposed to be different from the world.  We are not supposed to act like the world, talk like the world or dress like the world.  Even Hollywood understands that the bad guy dresses differently than the good guy.  Why has the church forgotten this?

Sickness is an enemy that many Christians are struggling to defeat.  Could it be that you have taken an accursed thing into your home?  Ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to you if there is anything in your home, whether it be pictures, music, movies or articles of clothing, that are unpleasing to Him.  These very items could be the source and cause of your struggle with sickness and disease.  Once you remove these items in obedience to God’s Word, your prayers and faith will work properly.

 

Confession:  I am a child of light, not a child of darkness.  I do not love this world or the things that are in the world.  I commit myself to live a holy and separated life unto the Lord.  In Jesus name, I close every door to the devil and sickness in my life!

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