The Accursed Thing Part 1
Do you know nothing happens to a child of God that he had no prior knowledge of? The Bible tells us in John 16:1 that these things the Lord reveals to us so that we will not stumble when we come face to face with them. In Joshua 7:5, the children of Israel were defeated by Ai, a small nation compared to the nations Israel had conquered and destroyed in the past. They were defeated because an accursed thing was found in the camp. Prior to that time, the Lord had given them an instruction concerning the accursed thing in Joshua 6:18 – “And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it.” From the passage you would see that the accursed thing will make a man accursed. Have you not wondered why we are beaten in the face of minor battles, why the struggling in service to the Lord? The truth remains that God cannot dwell amongst an accursed people. Let us see two poignant points in this scripture. The first is “… the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed…” This simply means the accursed thing will make any man accursed. This is not about how much of the Scriptures you know or can quote, neither is it about praying in tongues, but it is a simple heavenly unshakeable principle. No matter how much the man pretends to notice or not, the truth remains that anything in your possession that is outside the covenant is accursed; as long as you are in possession of the devil’s property, you are within his reach! The Bible said in Ephesians 4:27 “…neither give place to the devil.” Heaven demands that we stand faultless; therefore, look around you and sincerely point out those things that are accursed and have placed you under a curse as a result, then begin to cast them at the feet of the Master. Only then can the curse be lifted. Remember, not until the accursed was exposed there was no victory. It is important to note that anytime God gives an instruction it is a two edged sword, which cuts to the future preparing us for it and also keeps us in watch of the present. If God calls a thing accursed then you must really watch carefully. Friend, this is the time we must prevail over the enemies of God, but then the accursed thing must first be taken out. God bless you.