6 Consider Abraham: “He believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.” 7 Understand, then, that those who believe are children of Abraham. 8 The Scripture foresaw that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, and announced the gospel in advance to Abraham: “All nations will be blessed through you.” 9 So those who have faith are blessed along with Abraham, the man of faith. 10 All who rely on observing the law are under a curse, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who does not continue to do everything written in the Book of the Law.” 11 Clearly no one is justified before God by the law, because, “The righteous will live by faith.” 12 The law is not based on faith; on the contrary, “The man who does these things will live by them.” 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 tree.” 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.
There is teaching out there that is so prevalent that most consider it Gospel. It says that if sickness and disease is in you or if you struggle with one sin or another it is because Satan has legal right to you. It states that you are under a curse, either from ancestors or something you did, that has opened a door and given Satan legal right to afflict you. This teaching is so prevalent that I have struggled with it for years trying to reconcile what God was teaching me with what most in the body of Christ were teaching. Today I write to say that they cannot be reconciled and to break the power of the teaching that has held so many in bondage to sin and disease while they try to “find the doorway or origin of the curse”. The above scripture clearly says that Jesus became a curse for us. Just as He became sin so that we are no longer in bondage to sin, He became a curse so we are no longer subject to a curse. The curse states that if we do not fulfill all the law then that point of sin we are subject to a curse. Well, Jesus fulfilled the law for us so that through Him we are righteous and therefore a curse has no authority in our lives. I’m not saying sinning can’t give access to your life, even to destroy it; just that He has no legal right to do it. God showed it to me this way:
There is a tremendous kingdom, with one King (Jesus) that has total authority over the entire kingdom. In the kingdom and under Jesus are many other kings. (You and me) Now as kings in the kingdom, we have been given authority to administrate the will of the One over us. He has placed us at the edges of the kingdom to expand the kingdom and to be the gateways by which the kingdom enters into the earth. (Psalms 24:7) Now, as doorways we have the ability to not only release the kingdom of God, that is in our spirit, into the earth, but also into our soul and body. If we release the kingdom into the earth we are expanding the kingdom into the earth, if we release the kingdom into our soul or body then we are expanding the kingdom by becoming more like Jesus. Both are the will of God. On the other hand, if we open the door and allow the demonic into our soul or body we are retreating and the enemy will take that ground. Now that ground is part of the kingdom of God, and even though we allowed Satan entrance, we had no right to do it. We had the ability but not the authority. We transgressed against the kingdom and allowed the enemy of the Kingdom of God to trespass and stay on Jesus’ property. Now Satan is a thief and a liar. He doesn’t care if he is there illegally or not. He may say, “But you gave me the right to be here”, but you didn’t. You allowed him access, but Jesus alone can give the right or authority. The first Adam was given the power and authority over this world. Satan was not given authority when he deceived Eve and she sinned, he was given authority when Adam sinned. In the same manner, the only way Satan can get his authority back is for it to be given to him by Jesus. And that isn’t going to happen! So if a curse has no right to be here, then it cannot stay.
What all this means is that if you are struggling with sin, illness, depression, ect.. don’t spend time looking for the legal access point. It’s not there, and Satan can keep you busy for years while he ruins your life. Understand that he has no legal right to be there and demand he leave. When we understand who we are (kings of the kingdom and sons of God) and that he has no right to be there, then we have faith to tell him to vacate the premises. He must leave, and if he tries to stay then you have the full power and authority of the entire kingdom backing you up. Satan won’t respond to demands when he knows you don’t believe you can make him leave. It’s when you know who you are and who you’re representing that he responds. At that point he looks at you and sees the One in you that made a public spectacle of him – Jesus. We cannot give the authority to anyone, that is Jesus’ sole ability and right, we can only administrate what we have be given through Jesus. It is His power and authority we have been given. Nothing we have done (except receiving Jesus as savior and Lord) got us the authority, and we cannot do anything to lose the authority.