Have you ever asked yourself:
“Why is God silent and does not do anything towards evil work on earth?”
“Why do not all people become believers?”
“Why do we pray for God while He knows the things we want, why does not He do it without praying to Him?
“Is God responsible for accidents, calamities, disasters, earthquakes and malformations of new born children?”
“If God is the one who controls the earth, why should He be silent on all this?”
I would like to explain the basis of my article, called "God’s Lease on earth" which will answer you on all these questions.
This is the root of the answer to all these questions and I believe that it will answer a huge number of questions that revolve around the minds and mystify any believer.
I hope that you will be interested in reading all the written biblical scriptures, even if you memorize them, and this is based on the word of God and not on the teaching of people.
(Note: all scriptures are taken from the NAV translation, and this is meant to be in easy, understandable and accurate language)
God’s Lease on Earth
Genesis 1:26-30 (NLT)
26 Then God said, “Let us make human beings in our image, to be like us. They will reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, the livestock, all the wild animals on the earth, and the small animals that scurry along the ground.”
27 So God created human beings in his own image.
In the image of God he created them;
male and female he created them.
28 Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground.”
29 Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food. 30 And I have given every green plant as food for all the wild animals, the birds in the sky, and the small animals that scurry along the ground—everything that has life.” And that is what happened.
God is the creator of earth and man. God is the true owner of the earth.
Let us see man in all his stages:
- Human beings before the fall in the sin
- Man after falling in sin
- Man after the complete redemption of Jesus (Which we live in it now)
- Human beings before the fall in the sin
The Lord gave the earth to the man (who was born as believers in him and as his children) and said to him, Subjugate and control over it, on the earth and all what is in it. In the purpose of God - and still continues in his purpose till now – for man to be the master of the earth delegated by God, and gave the land to man for a period of time as a lease for Adam and his descendants to be masters and presidents of the earth.
Psalm 115:16 (NLT)
“The heavens belong to the Lord, but he has given the earth to all humanity”.
The Lord wants the human being (the believers now) to be like Him on earth, directly after God on earth.
Psalm 8:4-9 (NLT)
4 what are mere mortals that you should think about them,
human beings that you should care for them?
5 Yet you made them only a little lower than God (Angels are Elohim in Hebrew which means God, that is to say that the human being put a little beneath him, i.e. after him directly and higher then angels)
and crowned them with glory and honor.
6 You gave them charge of everything you made,
putting all things under their authority—
7 the flocks and the herds
and all the wild animals,
8 the birds in the sky, the fish in the sea,
and everything that swims the ocean currents.
This scripture applies to human beings (before the fall) and to the Son of Man Jesus also because He became flesh and assumed a human nature like us.
Therefore man is a master, lord, king and ruler over the earth. And God is his king and master, that is, man is king on the earth and what is in it and God reigns over all kings (all human beings).
Now let me focus here on an important point:
If you are the owner of 10 acres of agricultural land, and you gave it to a friend as a tenancy or a lease for a period of time starting from 2000 till 2020. During the rental period, you do not have the right to interfere with anything in the land without the permission of your friend who rented the land. You do not have the right to give him orders such as:” "plant tomatoes this year because I am the owner, I command you to do it".
You are not entitled to do so because the lessee is the owner until the termination of the lease period after 2020. After that, you can do whatever you want in your land.
So to God who gave to man the earth as a rent or a lease for a period of time that has a beginning and an end specified by God, himself.
Although God is strong, He will not use His power to break His own Word.
Therefore, while God is characterized as the Omnipotent of everything but He also characterized by his commitment of His word, God does not allow anyone to do anything on earth except by the permission of human being (and his or her seeding) to who he leased the land to. Because man is the one who will be reigning in this period.
This is the very reason why Jesus used to ask the sick while healing him and he said, “Do you want to be made well?”…" I used to wonder why the Lord asked this question, isn’t it clear that he wants to get well. Then I discovered that God cannot do anything without our consent.
And not as they used to answer me in Sunday school classes when I was a little boy that “God needs to hear our voice …” instead “He needs our consent and permission ….”
For this reason, you shouldn’t pray as many of the believers do: “Oh Lord, do not allow this problem….”, because you are the first to allow which gives God’s permission as a result of your consent. And also because God from His foundation does not allow problems unless you allow it which means that the subject is in your hands. Therefore, allow God to intervene instead of the devil by praying as follows:” Lord, I do not allow for this disease (or infertility) which is from the hand of Satan and allow you to heal me (or give me the ability to reproduce) in Jesus Name. Amen”
The Lord said that man shall be the master of the earth, and that man shall be drawn from God, and submitted to God to allow His official entry or intervention on earth. It means that the human being is lord and King on earth and the God is the Lord of Lords and King of Kings (human beings).
Before the fall, man was blessed because he was under (submissive) to God who only blesses and blesses never cursed. God said to them, “be fruitful and increase in number, fill the earth and subdue it” (Genesis 1:28)
There was no illness, sickness, or physical weakness, but the human being had to eat to preserve his body.
There were no lacks or indigence because all human needs were supplied and met all aspects.
The devil was not the ruler of this world, but man was the ruler of this world and what is in it, plants, air, animals, etc.
The relationship of man with God was open to God directly from the spirit of man to God the Spirit and from the Spirit of God to the spirit of man. Where God had met Adam in the Garden of Eden without doubt because God is Spirit and man is like God a spiritual being with a soul that dwelt in a body and was worshiping God in the spirit.
Note that: Man is a spiritual being, this spiritual being possesses a soul (it is not a soul in itself), this spiritual being dwells in a place called a body (it is not a body in itself).
The tree knowledge of good and evil was a symbol and the beginning of the tithes, as if God were telling man:” You Adam is the ruler of the earth, but I want you to enter me on the earth to bless you, give me an official permission to enter and bless you through the tithes that you assign to me”.
Man was paying his tithes to the Lord, which means that God is intervening in the earth due to Adam’s permission to bless him. God did not ask man not to eat of this tree to annoy him but for his own good, But how this?
The answer is: “There is a law in the kingdom of heaven, which is headed by God and you can find it in Romans 6: 16:” Don’t you realize that you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey? You can be a slave to sin, which leads to death, or you can choose to obey God, which leads to righteous living.”
That is, when we obey God, we become slave under His authority by our own choice and be qualified and in the right position to receive His blessings, that means within God’s hand and available to Him to receive our own blessings which He wants to give us for His love and gifts are good.
As per James 1:17:” Whatever is good and perfect is a gift coming down to us from God our Father, who created all the lights in the heavens. He never changes or casts a shifting shadow.”
Disease and poverty are not good and the evidence is that we have the opposite nature and we hate them as they were mentioned among the list of curses in Deuteronomy 28 which is in the same scripture given by God to avoid them through our obedience to His word so we receive blessings.
- Fall of Adam (King/Ruler)
Because the devil was in heaven before his fall, he knew the laws of heaven, and he used the same divine laws used by God. “Romans 6: 16:” ….you become the slave of whatever you choose to obey” that’s why the devil suggested to Adam (ruler) to obey him to become his slave.
Note: the devil has no power over you. What he only has are suggestions in our thoughts. If we have given him a ground in our thoughts, these suggestions turn into a voluntary act that we end up doing. The devil does not have the power to force us to do anything.
When the devil lied on Adam by telling him: “you’ll become like God”, he had to remind himself at the time of the test with a word of God just as Jesus did and said to Satan: “The Lord has made me king and ruler over here on earth. I do not allow you to deceive me by forgetting my true identity that I rule over you and on earth and God is my master. I do not need to seek to be like God because God made me like Him on earth and the proof that He created me in His image and subdue everything under my feet, including you, Satan.”
But Adam did not do so, and obeyed the devil. Adam became a slave to Satan, according to the previous law, and so the devil illegally stole the authority which God gave to Adam and became the ruler of the kingdom of the air and of this world.
The devil has controlled the earth and entered death and curses to the world, which are his system and personality.
Romans 5:17 (NIV): “For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man…”
Death entered: death of the body, death of the cells, death of the membrane, death of happiness and joy, death of all that was blessed by God.
- There were curses on Adam and the earth, not as punishment from God, but as a consequence of what he did. Notice the word of the Lord:”… Cursed is the ground because of you…” (Genesis 3:17) and he didn’t say:” I have cursed the ground because of you”, instead He said:” Cursed is the ground because of you”. As if God is saying:” You are the one who did this, and I am not, you are the one who delivered the land to a corrupted master, which caused the curse on you, your wife and the earth with disasters such as volcanoes and earthquakes. That’s the reason why the devil became the ruler.
God has one nature which is to bless.
This is shown in his first words with Abraham: “Blessings I bless you”. The tongue that blesses does not curse.
2. The Lord did not bring Adam out of Eden as a punishment, but for his good.
So, why did God drive him out?
He was sent away so that he would not eat from the tree of life and would live forever in this unfortunate situation under a cruel master. It is preferable not to eat them so as not to remain long under the Devil's sovereignty and because if stayed alive it will be for a period of 4000 years until comes the solution to every problem – Blessed be the Name of Jesus.
Despite everything, the original lease agreement in heaven still stating: “the earth was given to the sons of Adam and of its ruler”. This has not changed with that have taken place. And the owner of the earth - God to save the man during the period of tenancy, He had to enter the earth officially through Adam the current ruler of the earth and the lessee. And this by the anointed man Jesus Christ.
Jesus is considered the son of the owner of the earth (God) as He is considered the son of the lessee (Adam).
So for Jesus to come, man had to call him and allow him to come to officially enter the earth and this by means of people who allowed the spirit of God to dictate words to utter in their tongues to say for 4000 years, these are the prophets who have been saying:” There is someone who will come to save the world from that which was entered on earth by man and this person will be anointed from God”.
They were not only prophesying the coming of Jesus the anointed one. But they were allowing His entrance on earth in an official way.
Those words were made flesh and dwelt among us…(John 1) i.e. Jesus the anointed.
In the period between the fall of Adam and the incarnation of Jesus, God entered into a covenant (or contract) with man from two parties:
1- God: The owner of the earth
2- The Man: The Lessee or to whom the earth was leased
The Lord gave His Word, which when obeyed by man becomes a servant to the Lord by electively obeying it, it is not to make him impotent or to frustrate him.
In this same law, which I mentioned above, the man comes out from under the hand of the devil and enters under the hand of God. Therefore, those who loved the Lord were actually enjoying their physical literal blessings here on earth.
That is to say that God wants to bless man by obeying His commandments to become his servant again. These commandments are easy and not expedient and the choice is in the hand of man to live them.
Deuteronomy 28:2-3 (NIV):”All these blessings will come on you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God. You will be blessed in the city and blessed in the country”.
Deuteronomy 30:11 (NIV): “Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.
Deuteronomy 30:19-20 (NIV):” This day I call the heavens and the earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live and that you may love the Lord your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the Lord is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.”
Note that there is a condition to receive all these blessings “if you obey” and the choice is within the hands of man, not God, because He gave us the way to avoid the curses and become under the blessings.
We have to live by it and if any curse occurred to the believer, this is because of him and not of God.
Man after Jesus' complete redemption
This is redemption of all what Adam lost through Jesus Christ to Him all the glory.
Romans 5:17 (NIV): “17 For if, by the trespass of the one man, death reigned through that one man, how much more will those who receive God’s abundant provision of grace and of the gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man, Jesus Christ!”
In the Amplified version says:” rule and reign as kings in life through the one Man Jesus Christ who redeemed us.
Hallelujah! The grace of God surpasses far beyond what Satan and sin did. So this grace covers, exceeds and overcome it.
Jesus came to seek and to save what had perished. (the authority of man on earth and everything done by the devil of cursing and calamities because all of them are created by the devil.
Jesus came to become a curse, so that we, who believe in Him, may be blessed with all the blessings of Abraham, spiritual, emotional and physical blessings. So when you read Deuteronomy 28: 1-14, Exodus 23:24-28, please read them to see that the blessings that are your right now are physical, such as health, happiness, to offset all your material needs and offspring (reproduce), peace and protection.
Since the Lord said in the book, "that the blessing of Abraham might come upon us the believers now”. It is our right now.
Galatians 3:9, 13-14 (NIV): “So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith (i.e. we as believers)……13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.” 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles (i.e. us) through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit” (i.e. the promise promised by the Spirit for us).
The devil is still the ruler of this world because there are still some allowing him to enter the earth, those who are not born again. But we rule and reign as kings through Jesus Christ who redeemed us (romans 5:17) We rule over and have authority on our physical, heath, money and we enjoy God’s protection for us. We cannot rule over persons but on ourselves and property.
“For he has rescued us from the dominion of darkness (as He saved us from the work of darkness) and brought us into the kingdom of the Son He loves, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light. (Colossians 1:13)
The Lord wants that those who were born of Him do not have any curse because Jesus redeemed us from the curse of the law (sickness, Infertility, poverty, destruction, lack of protection, safety and death at an early age … For more information about curses read Deuteronomy 28:15-68)
There is a question asked by many: “can a curse come upon a believer?”
The answer is: yes, despite the redemption of Jesus to the believer from his curses, but this is caused by the dereliction of the believer caused by the lack of knowledge.
As per Proverbs 26:2 (KJV): …., so the curse causeless shall not come.
So those causes come from man and not God:
· Lack of his knowledge in biblical truth: the teaching described before. The believer is destroyed from lack of knowledge Hosea 4:6. If a believer died because of sickness, this is the evidence but the fact that he died because he did not know what he has in Jesus Christ.
· Wrong Knowledge: Which is the most dangerous where the person is listening to wrong and non-biblical teachings such as “God teaches you a lesson through disease and calamities” … and those teachers abuse the people who do not review their teachings and ignore the word, which gives the devil a place. We are the ones who give the devil a place in our life and we are the ones to prevent him. It is mentioned in Ephesians 4:21-32.
· Gap in the life of the believer: The believer may have knowledge but does not behave with godliness and virtue (imitating God). It is remarkable that all blessings are conditioned not as a provocation from God to man, but for God to formally in the life of man by obedience and stewardship.
1Timothy 4: 8: “but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come”.
· Lack of knowledge about how to take what he has: A person may know what he has in Christ but he does not know how to possess it. This can be tackled by learning and studying the teachings of faith. How to practice personal faith to get out of the problem or to win over any sickness and get physical healing.
· Not walking in what he knows:
Philippians 4:9 (NIV): “Whatever you have learned or received or heard from me, or seen in me—put it into practice. And the God of peace will be with you”
That means, there is someone who knows what he has in Christ and how he takes it, but he does not live in it. Therefore, we must beware of blaming God for being the committer of these calamities, accidents, disasters, diseases, death, problems, or the death of our loved ones, and the distortions that people call divine which are demonic.
These blames towards God is due to what we have previously accepted from wrong teachings far from the Word of God which says that God is in control of everything on earth. This is wrong. But Satan is the ruler of the world but the Lord is in control in the end things like what we will see at the end of the earth. But before this end, God will save from darkness all those who allowed Him to rule over them now in this life as they will enjoy the blessings of the Lord here on earth. This does not mean that life is free of problems, but rather that they will overcome them. That is, you live half of the verse which is neglected by so many that said:” but trust I have overcome the world”. This means you can take your recovery from physical illness and actually solve the problem not only to give you the ability to endure, but God is practical and want to solve the problem which you are going through.
We have to be aware from saying that all the problems and the curses are allowed by God, the one who says so means that God can stop this thing and stop it if He wants to.
As if he is doing the curse from the back, or He is the reason for all what happens by allowing it, and there are those who grow in error and say that God is the engine of Satan and this is impossible because He cannot use His own enemy against his loved ones. This is all wrong cause God will never allow anything unless the man allowed it first.
Notice the order of the book: The first is the permission of man and then the permission of God:
Matthew 18:18 (NIV): “Truly I tell you, whatever you bind on earth (first) will be bound in heaven (second), and whatever you loose on earth will be loosed in heaven.
A curse does not come except because of man. When the believer is afflicted with a curse, because of him, he is no longer dwelling in the shelter of the Most High, as he says in psalm 91:”He, who dwells in the shelter of the Most High, will remain secure and rest in the shadow of the Almighty”.
God does not betray those who seek Him for protection by taking it away from them to teach them a lesson or to try them. These are not the qualities of God, but the qualities of the devil who wants to kill, slay, and perish. Instead, Jesus came that we may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance not only spiritually, but psychologically and physically as well. God does not play with our protection, but He is a shield for all those who take shelter in Him.
Often verses come to suggest that God is the one who is afflicted (such as the Lord's afflicted him with sickness ...), and many are based on evidence that the Lord can become ill or curse.
While he examines the word well, he will find that the book does not contradict with the saying that “every good gift is from God”. The original languages of the Holy Bible are Hebrew and Greek which are much deeper then Arabic and English. Therefore, each time it is mentioned in a scripture that God is behind negative things like curses, it claims that the verbs are coming in “Permissive” rather than “Causative” sense.
These senses cannot be translated literally because they are not true senses of the term. It is more moral than what is literal, Is the spirit of the words and not the letter of the words so translations failed to put in words.
Permissive sense: It means God has allowed it but it isn’t God will which is good, acceptable, and perfect (romans 12:2). We already taught that God allowed it because of man. No doubt when we read before and after the verse we will find that the human is the responsible one for opening the gap for the devil.
Causative Sense: it means God wants it and it always comes with verses that are good and with the love of God.
Reference Young's Hebrew and Greek concordance *
There are also those who use the verse which is always explained wrongly to say that God is the one who hit us with disasters. 1 Corinthians 10:12-13New International Version (NIV)
12 So, if you think you are standing firm, be careful that you don’t fall! 13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
It is also known in James 1:13 “For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone”, God treats us like Him and never tempts us with evil, but each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire and enticed, it means because of man.
God cannot prevent Satan from tempting us because the earth is leased to man, and when Jesus came to defeat the devil and gave us victory, we are the one who stops the devil and not God. But God will stop the devil from doing something beyond your power of endurance.
From this you understand that all what you go through is at the level of your endurance and not higher than you, even if the devil tried to convince you of your incapability to resist him.
Be assured that God will intervene to stop the devil if he does something beyond your power. You are empowered to do everything because you believe in God and all things are possible for those who practice his faith (believer=the one who practice his faith).
To understand the scripture, we should read it thoroughly. In the scripture, God does two things which are:
- God will stop the devil from doing anything beyond your capacity or your power of endurance (he will not forbid him as long as it is within your capacity). This does not mean that God sent the problem from the ground but as per James 1: “God cannot be tempted by evil”. In verse 14, He said: “Don’t be deceived…” this means that some will be deceived and say the opposite of this. Each person is tempted when they are dragged away by their own evil desire (i.e. with the permission of man).
- God gives you the solution for the problem the way to get out of it and not the power to endure it. This is because God is against the problem itself and He didn’t send it.
So in 1 Corinthians 10:13 the word “with the temptation” consists of two main matters and not as many have wrongly explained it that: “God send the temptation and provide with it the solution or the way out. No way, God doesn’t have a double personality. But the word “with” indicates: stopping the devil and giving you the way out because He loves you and because He didn’t send the temptation.
I’m so astonished ….!!
Is it reasonable that God who took away the curses of man to put it on him again?
Certainly not! In James 1:8:”he is a double-minded man, unstable in all his ways”, this is not God”. He cannot say something and do the opposite.
Is it possible that the One, who created the immunity, will afflict man with diseases? Certainly not!
Jesus, who went around doing good and healing people, would let them get sick because he ascended to Heaven? Certainly not! Jesus is the same, yesterday, today and forever. He still heal people and against the devil schemes.
Did Jesus not do His father’s will such as healing, proclaiming freedom, setting the oppressed free, etc.? So why some people are still saying “we don’t know God’s mind towards curses? This is wrong.
No, God has clearly revealed about this matter. We know very well God’s mind on this point because we saw the Father in the Son.
What did we saw in Jesus? Let us check the four bibles to see the Father in the Son:
· We see that Jesus, the Son of God on earth, heals and wants to heal…. When he was asked: “Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean”, Jesus answered: ”I’m willing”
· He did not give anyone a disease to teach him a lesson
· He did not delay any healing, but healed all who touched him (i.e. those who asked and seek Him)
· He did not cure anyone by killing him, but literally healed him of his illness, and made the blind to see!!
· He spent 2/3 of His time healing people and the remaining 1/3 teaching. This is the way He spent the majority of his time.
Jesus came to save us from sin and its consequences (the curses), he came to completely redeem us, the meaning of salvation in Greek is “Suzu” and the verb is “Soteria”: Freedom, healing, prosperity, protection, steadiness and stability.
Without a doubt we have heard much about freedom from sin and eternity but this is an incomplete gospel. But as Jesus and the apostles preached these meanings of the whole gospel people are healed.
If you were drowning in the sea, you are at risk of dying due to several reasons such as the sharks that may be eating you, because of the severe cold in the water, because of the ships that may grind you and because of your suffocation from water. When I saved you, I did not save you only from drowning in the water, but from all these dangers: the sharks, the ships, the cold, etc.
Jesus, when He redeemed you from sin, redeemed you from all the consequences of sickness, poverty, and all curses. We have to shorten and cut down the memory that is drawn in our minds from the first fall of Adam to the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. We just need to remember that now we are like Adam before the fall. But we are like the last Adam who is Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 15:45 (NIV) So it is written: “The first man Adam became a living being”; the last Adam, a life-giving spirit”.
1 John 4:17 (NIV) “This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the Day of Judgment: In this world we are like Jesus”.
After this biblical foundation, I can answer repeated questions from most of the believers, and when they are not improperly responded, they lead the person to close and adhere to God within him even if he does not announce it with his mouth.
As such, he will not know how to pray:
How can I receive my blessings?
Notice the only way to receive your blessings that are in Christ for you is to be born again of God. You also need to know about them and how to receive them.
Do not enter yourself into a vicious circle of curses and search out whether this is a curse or not. Be aware that Jesus Christ redeemed you (happened in the past) from all curses.
What happens is the entry of the devil due to your lack of knowledge of this reality.
The knowledge is that you just have blessings now, it is in Galatians 3:9, 13-14:
9 So those who rely on faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith.
13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit”.
As you can see, God did not change his mind in the New Testament regarding the curse, but it is still. But what he did in the New Testament is that he dealt with it.
The inherited curse may have spoken to those who did not know the word, since Jesus gave each one the freedom to choose how to be his life. The book about the New Testament in which we live says that every human being can live the wonderful life that God wants for him. For every man becomes independent and is guided and determined to live according to God's will.
In the New Testament each one became responsible for himself. And this is good, because there is no more excuse, for the solution is in your hands.
Jeremiah 31: 29-31(NIV): In those days people will no longer say, ‘The parents have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.’ Instead, everyone will die for their own sin; whoever eats sour grapes—their own teeth will be set on edge. “The days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a new covenant with the people of Israel and with the people of Judah.
The proof is that in this story Jesus began to draw the attention of his disciples on the solution, not the curse:
John 9:1-4(NIV): “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents that he was born blind? “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him. 4 As long as it is day, we must do the works of him who sent me. Night is coming, when no one can work.
His sin was not individual or inherited, but this is the hand of the devil and not the hand of God as many explained this story. For the works of the Father were in the same verse, by healing him. The word “so that the work of God may be displayed” caused many to say that he was sick so the work of God may be displayed. As if God made him sick to heal him later, this is totally wrong. There is no punctuation in the verse in the Greek origin that was put by humans. The sentence ends up at the word of “his or her parents”. Let us read the verse again:
Neither this man nor his parents sinned (P.S. a sentence has ended and another sentence begins) but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.
The solution for that is to know what you have in Christ.
You may be born in a family that has practiced incredible magic or witchcraft, don’t believe the teaching that tells you to break the curse on your family. All you need to know is what you have from blessings in Jesus Christ and who you are. You are a child of God and Abraham’s seed and not from your physical family which does not have any effect on you. Just know that and use your authority.
Satan works in darkness, like ignorance, but when knowledge comes, the dark cannot have a place in your life. Hallelujah!
How can I distinguish if the painful and continuous events are caused by the curse or is it a spiritual war?
You do not have to look a lot to differentiate between spiritual war/ attack or curse, there is no difference. In both cases, they are from the devil and the solution is one. To know and to receive what is yours in Jesus Christ.
When the devil enters into your life, he brings calamities (i.e. curses).
Only when you face a challenge, a problem, a disease, or whatever God does not want for you and is mentioned in the list of curses, simply you have to take what is for you in Christ by faith (read the books and articles about faith and the spoken Word on the website to understand what I mean). What you have in Christ is healing and supplying all your needs…
I repeat: you don’t have to search a lot to differentiate between spiritual war and curse but you have to close the door in front of the devil which is giving him a place in your life. (Such as increasing your knowledge in the word towards your problem or the wrong teaching) and take what is yours in Christ.
How to break the curse? The knowledge is the way.
You don’t have to break the curse, it is already done. Just believe that He became a curse and redeemed you from this curse. Close the door in front of the devil’s face by declaring with your mouth:” I am free from any curse because Jesus bore them on the cross for me. Therefore, I forbid you, the devil, in the name of Jesus, to stay in my life”. Now, you don’t need anyone to pray for you or to pray any specific prayer or to repent for your ancestors trespasses. You are only responsible for yourself.
If you sin in a careless way, stop the sin which is opening the door to the devil to enter into your life. (The curse causeless shall not come, thus stopping the cause occurs through examining the Word of God and closing the gap).
The most important thing is to know your rights in Christ. Know and declare that you are blessed.
If you suffer from a disease, learn about divine healing, and do not let yourself enter into the vicious circle of curses. (I encourage you to read the “Believer’s Authority” book)
Curses come to believer:
- When he believes that it will come to pass due to wrong teaching about curses
- When he doesn’t know what Christ did for him (Lack of Knowledge)
- When he does not apply the proper knowledge and exercise his authority
How to close the door in front of the devil?
Through two ways to close the door in front of the devil and avoid giving him a place which are mentioned in Ephesians 4:21-32:
- Renewal of your mind by biblical truths (To change non-biblical thinking by new teachings of biblical truths) and this by reading the word of God through the spirit of wisdom and revelation. Reading sound teachings such as the articles on our website because it includes teachings about several aspects such as health, money and proper prayers… Know your rights in Christ and thus changing your way of thinking according to biblical truths.
- Body Crucifixion: by saying no to your body, this becomes easier upon renewing your mind.
There are those who ask: If I am the cause of the devil's entry into my life, I cannot and no one can close the door, for there is no one without sin?
The solution is to quickly repent for any sin that your conscience blames you on it. Do not postpone it but repent immediately. Keep your heart soft by having a sensitive conscience. This will always keep under the shelter of the Most High.
I do not mean repentance for no reason, cause it is danger and it will make you guilty towards yourself all the time which will keep you away from God. You are the righteousness of God and blameless in front of Him even when you do wrong. You have to understand the righteousness of God.
Why pray while God knows what I want? Why not do it to us without prayer?
God will not do anything without your permission because you are the master of the earth so he is waiting for you to allow him to intervene in the matter.
Why does not God stop evil from the earth?
Because Satan (not God) is the ruler of this world and the world is placed in the hands of Satan. But because the earth was given to the sons of Adam (not God) so we are the ones to allow God to intervene through our prayers and spoken words. So you are the light of the world. You will be allowed to enter God on earth and this is the root of the intercession. But how? God was searching for a man to intercede (i.e. to let God enter the earth) So as not to blemish the earth, Isaiah 59:16 He saw that there was no one, he was appalled that there was no one to intervene; so his own arm achieved salvation for him, and his own righteousness sustained him. This happened with Jesus
The human being was looking for a man to intercede (i.e.to allow entry to God) and mediate between God and man Job 9:33 (NIV):” If only there were someone to mediate between us, someone to bring us together.” This happened with Jesus.
But this happened in Jesus, who had to fulfill these conditions in order to perform his role successfully and formally:
- Son of God
- To be in the flesh
- To be on Earth
But Jesus is now in heaven at the right hand of the Father and not on earth. So in order not to stop the process of intercession now which take place through you and you know all the conditions now:
1. You are the Son of God
2. You are in a flesh now
3. You are on earth now
Yes, Jesus lives at all times to intercede for you on the right hand of the Father, but this is done not only by his body on the ground and you are a member of his body. So the benefit of praying in tongues is because you pray what you do not know with your mind and pray accurately and in detail.
Romans 8:26-27(NIV): “In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness (Our weakness in the verse is “not knowing what to say” in prayer). We do not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us through wordless groans (in Greek means you cannot express it in your own language). 27 And he who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for God’s people in accordance with the will of God.”
Because you will only take what you say, whether true or false, therefore, you have to pray what is required in a correct and precise way, and this is available in prayer by the Spirit (in tongues -Read about it on the site). Same as what happened with the people of Israel who prayed wrongly and were answered because they were the ones who allowed and wanted to do so. They prayed to have a king which was not the will of God.
Start taking what is yours in Christ, because the blessings will not fall upon you from themselves but you go and take them:
You are blessed by every spiritual blessing in the spiritual realm served to you by the Holy Spirit, Ephesians 1:3 Ephesians 1:3 (NIV):”Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in the heavenly realms with every spiritual blessing in Christ”.
Note that the verse is in the past "blessed" which exactly what happened with the people of God in the Old Testament.
Deuteronomy 9:23(NIV): And when the Lord sent you out from Kadesh Barnea, he said, “Go up and take possession of the land I have given you (in the past).”
As the Lord says in the book, "Let the blessings of Abraham be upon us, the believer now." It is our right now. You are blessed (in the past), it is exists now in the spiritual realm. God bought it for you. You are the one who has to call (the blessings) from the spiritual realm (heavens) to the world of sight (material) by your faith.
And God will not do this to you since it needs your tongue of man on Earth which is your own words. This reminds me of the water vapor that surrounds you in the air now, It will not appear to you by sight except by interference from you, by bringing a cool surface, this vapor, which was present all the time, is condensed (in the past).
Do you see the spiritual, psychological and physical blessings of the Old Testament were wonderful, is not it? It is your right to inherit Abraham's blessings, but now you are in a better era, better promises Hebrew 8:6:” But in fact the ministry Jesus has received is as superior to theirs as the covenant of which he is mediator is superior to the old one, since the new covenant is established on better promises”.
Therefore, if the Old covenant was wonderful, this new one is much more which is healing, prosperity and protection.
The one who guarantees you the fulfillment of the promises of this covenant is Jesus because it cost him his life, his blood covers and ensures all the promises that are in the book of this covenant.
Same as someone swears or says in colloquial language, "I swear by my life I will do it ...”.
Jesus did the same by his and the truth will not do it in the future because he did it with his life 2000 years ago.
1 Corinthians 2:9: “However, as it is written: What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived” the things God has prepared for those who love him”.
This verse is for us here on earth, not in heaven. That's what the verse says because you are now seated at the right hand of the God in the heavenly realms far above all rule and authority, power and dominion (Ephesian 1:20-21 & Ephesian 2:6) And you are here on earth so you are the liaison between heaven and earth.
Jesus Christ is the head in heaven and we are His body on earth. We live according to the laws, principles and supplies of heaven and we are on earth.
God needs a body to reach earth and work in it because without it God cannot do anything on earth. For this reason the bible says in Hebrew 10:5: “Therefore, when Christ came into the world, he said: “Sacrifice and offering you did not desire, but a body you prepared for me”. (i.e. body of Jesus Christ) Without Him, Jesus could not do all this for us. This is the body of the believer, this is your body. Also Satan cannot work on earth without a body. Therefore, we urge you to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, pleasing to God and declare with your mouth (I am a Spiritual Species) today, I control my flesh (the body I’m living in) and using it as an instrument of righteousness today.
Refuse to live below of what Jesus Christ did for you. Why don’t you enjoy your inheritance in Christ?
After all this, you will not find yourself tired anymore on earth but victorious and ruling over any challenge or situation and not vice versa.
To ask a king to stop his governance whom he dominates will directly reject it. Is not that right?
The same for you as a believer (= who lives by faith), when you take your rights in Jesus Christ you will no longer suffer from defeat in front of your situation or problems because you will always conquer over it in Jesus Name, but you will find that the devil is the one suffering from you. Instead of you fleeing from the devil, it will flee from you because it is darkness, and you are light, and you walk with the light of the word, and light affects darkness, and not vice versa.
And you will find that the reason that makes you want to go to heaven is your longing to see the Lord and not because you are fleeing from this land and from hardship - As many teaches it is the land of misery and hardship - but it is the land of victory, increase and advancement only by Jesus.
The reason why you want to go to heaven is your longing to see your father, not because you are fleeing this land. For, you are victorious here on earth and you shall reign in this life as a king in Jesus the anointed who redeemed you for him all the glory.
Rise and possess the land which the Father gave you. Do not wait a moment
How to take what is yours? This is by Faith.
Study and read articles titled “Faith” on our website.
Dr.Ramez Refaat K. Ghabbour