Summary: All things become new in Christ; old things, bad things, horrible things all pass away. Jesus makes curses in our past blessings by drowning them in His precious blood!
“We are stripped bare by the curse of plenty.” -Winston Churchill
"It is better to light a candle than curse the darkness." -Eleanor Roosevelt
“God doesn't bless us just to make us happy; He blesses us to make us a blessing.” ― Warren W. Wiersbe
Genesis 12:1-3 “1- Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father's house, unto a land that I will shew thee: 2- And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing: 3- And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.”
Génesis 12:1-3 “Y el Señor dijo a Abram: Vete de tu tierra, de entre us parientes
y de la casa de tu padre, a la tierra que yo te mostraré. 2 Haré de ti na nación grande, y te bendeciré, y engrandeceré tu nombre, y serás[a] bendición. 3 Bendeciré a los que te bendigan, y al que te maldiga, maldeciré. Y en ti serán benditas todas las familias de la tierra.”
Zechariah 8:13 "And it shall come to pass, that as ye were a curse among the heathen, O house of Judah, and house of Israel, so will I save you and ye shall be a blessing: fear not, but let your hands be strong."
Zacarías 8:13 “Y sucederá que como fuisteis maldición entre las naciones, casa de Judá y casa de Israel, así os salvaré para que seáis bendición. No temáis, mas sean fuertes vuestras manos.”
Galatians 3:13-14 “13- 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 (Deut. 21:23): 14- That the blessing of Abraham might come on the Gentiles through Jesus Christ; that we might receive the promise of the Spirit through faith.”
Gálatas 3:13-14 “13 Cristo nos redimió de la maldición de la ley, habiéndose hecho maldición por nosotros (porque escrito está: Maldito todo el que cuelga de un madero[n]), 14 a fin de que en Cristo Jesús la bendición de Abraham viniera a los gentiles, para que recibiéramos la promesa del Espíritu mediante la fe.”
In Hebrew the word “bless” concretely means to bow (bend the knee) down and give a gift.
From a Hebraic perspective a “blessing” is any action or object that is presented out of respect to another.
God had such respect for His creation that: “…that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.” –John 3:16
“…Que dio a su Hijo unigénito, para que todo aquel que cree en El, no se pierda, mas tenga vida eterna.” –Juan 3:16
In Hebrew the word “curse” concretely means to spit upon.
Genesis 12:3 would read something like: And I will bless (respect) them that bless (respect) thee, and curse (spit upon) them that curseth (spits upon) thee...
When we are saved by the Grace and Mercy of God through the precious blood of Christ the curse of sin is broken off our lives.
When a Curse is made a Blessing, it is a wonderful thing.
Jesus the Christ willingly emptied Himself that we could be full!
He became poor in this life that we could become rich in Spirit!
Let’s examine a case of a curse being made a blessing by Jesus:
Mark 7:32-34 “32- And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. 33- And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; 34- And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.”
Marcos 7:32-34 “32 Y le trajeron* a uno que era sordo y que hablaba con dificultad, y le rogaron* que pusiera la mano sobre él. 33 Entonces Jesús, tomándolo aparte de la multitud, a solas, le metió los dedos en los oídos, y escupiendo, le tocó la lengua con la saliva; 34 y levantando los ojos al cielo, suspiró profundamente y le dijo*: ¡Effatá!, esto es: ¡Abrete!”
Jesus “spit” representing the curse and He touched the problem areas of his life and set him free from them.
Jesus can/will break every curse, bondage and hindrance from your life, if you will let Him touch you.
He can/will heal and mend every heartache and hurt if you will let Him touch your life.
Let Jesus make the curse into a blessing for you today with His overcoming power!
The Psalmist said in Psalm 1:1 “Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful.”