Throughout the Old Testament, its very common for people to see God acting as a God of Judgment, and even in many scriptures laying down ground rules for how to be blessed and avoid being cursed. No one wants to be cursed, one could imagine the stress the Israelites must have faced on a daily basis. Really it coincides with the spirit of the Old Testament. The first place we see the word “curse” is in Gen 8:21 when God said he would no longer “curse” the ground. So we see that even though many Old Testament Scriptures would deal a great deal with this topic, we see the the merciful heart of the loving God of the Old Testament making his first mention of a curse being his promise to never again bring about a specific curse. As this topic runs through the old testament, we see that God is more about taking curses away, rather than instituting them. Remember the first part of God’s Character that he showed to Moses in Exodus 34:6? it was “the LORD God, merciful and gracious, long suffering, and abundant in goodness and truth. Even though many frame God in the old testament as being a God of wrath, from the beginning it was not so. Everything God does is always for a purpose, and the curses in the old testament were always to bring about mercy. These curses were all part of the old testament school master, it was showing us that with out some kind of divine intervention, we at our best would still come short. So the question is now, if the school master is passed, can we still be cursed? If we can be cursed, can a man who claims to be a prophet have Gods authority to curse people? Before we go any further, we must first establish that the Bible is God’s Word, and that it is complete, and that he will not change his word for ANYONE! If you are not willing to accept this, than you may be one of the elect that will be deceived. God set up these safeguards in his word to protect us, and anything that falls outside of scripture is cultish, and must be refused.
So what does the New Testament say about curses, and how does it apply to us? Galatians 3:10 says “For as many are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is everyone that continueth not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.”
Now Given the above scripture, if we are not doing everything that is written we are cursed. even if we are doing 99.9% of everything that is right, that .1% will curse us to hell. If we leave it there than everybody is lost, period. But not so fast now, because in v. 13 it also states that “Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree”.
Now, what we are about to delve into given the above scriptures is kindergarten Christianity, but if you have been in a cult like HOPCC (House of Prayer Christian Church) or Assembly of Prayer Christian Church, than this may seem foreign to you, because for the most part they like to teach Old Testament laws and curses, with a little bit of the blood of Jesus just for good measure, even though there actions deny any power in the blood of Jesus.
We all know that Christ died for our sins, but he did not only die for our sins, he had to first become sin. 2 Cor. 5:21 says “For he hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin; that we might be made the righteousness of God in him.”
Now that is one point, and that is that Christ became sin, so that we could be made righteous.
And the next point is that he was made a Curse so that we might be blessed.
This list goes on……
He became poor so that we could be made rich,
He was broken so that we could be made whole,
He was forsaken so that we could be comforted,
He was rejected so that we could be received,
He died, do that we could live,
He went to hell, so that we could go to heaven.
Many times people only focus on the aspect that Christ died for our sins, but leave off everything else. As much as having forgiveness of Sins is at the heart of the redeemed most thankfulness, we often insult our Lord when we fail to act on the other provisions that he paid so dearly for.
1 Cor. 12:13 says 13For in one Spirit we were all baptized into one body, whether Jews or Greeks, slave or free, and we were all given one Spirit to drink.
14For the body does not consist of one part, but of many. 15If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I do not belong to the body,” that would not make it any less a part of the body. 16And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I do not belong to the body,”
So we see by these scriptures that we are not only partaking of the provisions made by Christ, but that the Spirit of God has also placed us in his body. We are the body of Christ, so what ever he is, we are also. Therefore, If Christ being our head is healthy, it should not be strange to claim health for the rest of his body (that is us). So in Christ we have these precious promises, but we tend to suffer as Christs members only for one sin, and that is the sin of unbelief. If we are sick, we know he is not sick, so therefore, we should accept that we are not sick either. If we are poor, we know he is rich, so we must accept that we are rich also, and if we are cursed, we know that he is not cursed, so therefore we can conclude that we are not cursed.
It is said that the “prophet” of House of Prayer often threatens to curse people in his own church, and that he can tell God to make a choice between himself and another. Now think back to what we just mentioned concerning the body of Christ. If we all have different functions, that are all needed for the body to function, how can one member tell the head to get rid of another member? Only Sick Demonic people cut, and dismember themselves, so why would we think that Christ our head would work in such a way. The answer is that he wouldn’t. Now I do understand that in medical science, sometimes amputation is necessary, but that is always a decisions the head (Jesus) makes, and not left to another body part. But what if the body part claims to be a better than another, can it tell the head to do such, well I have never heard my right hand tell me to cut off my left hand because it serves a lesser function, and Christ died for all his members equally, and loves them equally. So if anyone brings such a threat, its safe to say that Jesus cares for all his members equally and would never tolerate such nonsense.
But how about If someone has left the church, can they then be cursed by the “Man of God”? The answer is NO!
Even if they go into Sin? NO!
No christian ever has biblical grounds to pronounce a curse on anyone, Sinner or Saint.
Romans 12:14 clearly states “14Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not.”
So even if a sinner is persecuting you, God will not allow you to curse them? On the contrary but we are commanded to bless them. Now lets not forget that this was at the very heart of Christs Sermon on the mount. how is it that one can so easily forget the basics of Christianity. Anyone claim to have the authority under God to curse people is in violation of scripture, and is not of God. Rony Denis is the Cult leader at house of prayer, and the very heart of his ministry is a cursing ministry, now i’ve heard of people have a healing ministry, but I guess if everyone you pray for either gets more sick, or even dies, a false prophets next course of action is to just get people to believe they are cursed.
But what about delivering such a one unto Satan as stated in 1 Cor. 5:5. There are two things going on here that are often overlooked. 1st, this was not someone who just left to go to another church, but the sin hear was adultery. A man was with his fathers wife. The only grounds given biblically is listed in the proceeding verses,
“9I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators: 10Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world. 11But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.”
There you have the list of requirement concerning delivering one to Satan, so if you don’t fall within any of these, you CANNOT be delivered to Satan.
2nd, What exactly does it mean to deliver one to Satan, is it a curse? should the church of the living God draw a Pentagram on the ground, and dance in it until such a one is “delivered unto Satan?” Heaven’s NO! This is not a curse, but a simple excommunication from a local church for one that is not even a brother or a sister because the sins they are committing classifies them as such. How do we know that it’s not a curse, and just simply excommunication? Because verse 11 says not even to eat with such a one, driving the point hard that the excommunication is not only within the church, but also in public. Also, 2 Cor 2:5 speaks of welcoming the person back, as in they were out of the Church, but now are back in the fellowship.
It was recently shared that Rony Denis, delivered certain people who had left the church to Satan. Now given that it’s not a curse, but rather kicking someone out of the church, how can Rony Denis kick someone out that’s not there in the first place? Only a Palm reader would have a mind so corrupt to think that simple verses in the Bible are some form of Christian witchcraft. He’s a Nut, and has everyone spooked out over things that aren’t even biblical. he rules by fear, and doesn’t display the love of Christ, or even a functioning knowledge of the Bible for that matter. He constatly has to call on Rev. Bradeen in a public setting to find scriptures for him because the Holy ghost does not work in him so there for scriptures cannot be brought to his remembrance. But what about when he blowes on people, and says it the Holy Ghost, and your going to feel warm? That’s Just his need for a Tic Tack. he has been quoting the same 8 scriptures for several years, how convenient, only scriptures that when taken out of context lift him up as a Cult leader, but what about not being Lords over Gods heritage? The Preacher is not to be a lord, because guess what, the people are sheep, and he is a Lion? NO! He is a sheep also, so he is as a sheep supposed to point us to the true Lion, our chief Sheppard. He is there to Guide us (to the word of God) and feed us (with the word of God), not tell you what to do with your money, or children or spouse. But those are scriptures very foreign to the Cult known as House of Prayer Christian Church, which has its head quarters located in Hinesville GA. Don’t let the prophet Jimmy Jones (Rony Denis) trick you into fearing him. He is a fraud that can’t even remember the words to the hymns that have been sung in church for 30 years, let alone bible verses. He cannot Curse you, the bible doesn’t allow it, and he can’t make a Voodoo doll of you and give you to Satan. He needs to put the witch craft down, and really get saved! But as for those who have escaped this mad man, you are blessed, because Christ is blessed, and no man can take that from you!