Reversing Hidden Curses Series
Contributed by Daniel Olukoya on May 17, 2001
Scripture: Nehemiah 13:2, 2 Kings 2:13-21, Numbers 22:1-41 Denomination: Pentecostal
Summary: Warfare Praying
REVERSING HIDDEN CURSES
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
The most stubborn curses to deal with are hidden curses. Men and women who know that they are
under some kinds of curses often get delivered with ease. Those who have no inkling whatsoever
concerning the kinds of foundational curses which have been in hiding in their lives since they came into the world often remain victims of stubborn curses throughout their life time.
Hidden curses are the most wicked weapons used by the devil, the enemy of our souls. You owe
yourself the duty of reversing all hidden curses in your life. Your life will be transformed the moment all hidden curses are cancelled. You will begin to experience the joy of living life at its fullest.
Curses are the direct opposite of blessings.
When you curse a person, you utter an evil wish against that person, causing mischief or injury to come upon that person.
To curse a person is to bind that person with a spell like witches do.
To curse is to engage in a violent expression of evil against a person.
Curses are words put together to torment with great calamity.
When we study evil effects of curses on mankind, we find that they have been vehicles of problems. You can also curse a thing.
A curse is an invisible barrier that keeps people or things away from what God has for them.
Let us look at some characteristics of curses as recorded in the books of Nehemiah and 2 Kings.
Nehemiah 13:2 says,
Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and water, but hired Balaam against them that
he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into blessing.
God has the power to turn curses into blessings.
Again 2 Kings 2:13-21 says:
He took up also the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and went back, and stood by the bank of Jordan: And he took the mantle of Elijah that fell from him, and smote the waters, they parteth hither and
thither: and Elisha went over. And when the sons of the prophets which were to view at Jericho saw
him, they said, The spirit of Elijah doth rest on Elisha. And they came to meet him, and bowed
themselves to the ground before him. And they said unto him, Behold now, there be with thy servants
fifty strong men; let them go, we pray thee, and seek thy master: lest peradventure the Spirit of the
Lord hath taken him up, and cast him upon some mountain or into some valley. And he said, Ye shall
not send. And when they urged him till he was ashamed, he said, Send. They sent therefore fifty men,
and they sought three days and found him not. And when they came again to him, (for he tarried at
Jericho,) he said unto them, didi I not say unto, you, Go not? And the men of the city said unto Elisha,
Behold, I pray thee, the situation of this city is pleasant, as my Lord seeth: but the water is naught and the ground is barren. And he said, Bring me a new cruse, and put salt therein. And they brought it to
him. And he went forth unto the spring of the waters, and cast the salt in there, and said, Thus saith the Lord, I have healed these waters: there shall not be from thence any more death or barren land.
When the anointing of God falls upon you your enemies shall bow unto you.
Close your eyes and pray violently as follows:
1. Lord, send Your healing power into the foundation of my life.
2. Lord, send Your healing fire into the foundation of my life.
When the healing power of God gets into the foundation, the top too will be healed. For the Bible says,
“If the foundation be destroyed what can the righteous do?” Many of the problems we go about with,
are problems due to faulty foundation.
When God created everything in the begining and passed them through his quality control laboratory,
the verdict that came out was that “everything is very good.” Even up till now, the plants have no
problem, water has no problem, animals have no problems and are not complaining.
I happen to be a scientist and I have studied Biology to doctorate level. I am yet to find two plants
fighting. People caused the problem of Jericho. It is men that are complaining and it is men that caused the problems.
Jericho stood in the way of the children of God when they were going into the Promised Land. And we
saw how a curse was issued on Jericho. Jeircho stands for the people living therein. Their problem was
disobedience. Just like today, many come from good homes, but are disobedient.
Many have been going to church from their youth but now it is as if they had never been to any church. Many go about with good looking faces, but underneath the farcade, the enemy has planted ugly things. Many are born without any scars or marks but they have now acquired some.
Many try to drink and look happy, and some even use makeup to look happy, but they have found out
that, that is not the source of happiness. The foundation of Jericho was good, but trouble came when a
curse was issued against it. (Joshua 6:26)
A person operating under a curse is easy to recognise, because he will be struggling against something, and will be unable to master the thing and overcome it. At the point of success, frustration comes in
because the curse is limiting that person.
If a curse is placed upon a person not to advance beyond secondary school education, all the persons
attempts to pass examinations for admission into a higher institution will prove abortive. The person’s
efforts will be frustrated because there is a force in operation acting as an invisible barrier which the
person cannot go beyond.
Curses have long lasting effects. They can run from generation to generation. The curse on Jericho was not broken till 300-500 years after it was issued. When the man of God came and identified the
problem, he added salt, and the curse was broken immediately. So shall all curses be broken, in Jesus’
Curses have catastrophic effects. A person should never hesitate to release himself or herself from the
effects of any curse. If you handle certain prayer point, no harm is done.
However, when you overlook necessary prayer, you can suffer many problems.
Curses act like fence, to protect evil spirits and give them legal grounds to operate. They can come from so many sources. If a curse comes upon a person from God, then the person needs to repent and move away from what brought the curse which only God can remove.
All curses from God are as a result of disobedience. God was the first person to place a curse in the
Bible. He placed it upon Adam and Eve when they ate the forbidden fruit. Till today, every disobedience invites curses from God and only He can remove them.
Proverbs 26:2 says,
As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.
An undeserved curse will not come unless a person tolerates it. This means that when there is no
landing space, no welcome, nothing to feed upon, a curse cannot come and stay in the life of a person. When there is a reason, the curse can come. This means that nothing can take root unless there is an
underlying reason. There must be reason for a curse to stay.
For complete freedom there must be complete repentance.
There is no curse without a demon attached to it. It is the demon attached to the curse that will make
sure that terrible things happen to the cursed person.
A person under a curse may find it hard to take progressive steps. For example, if such a person intends to get a visa for further studies in abroad, the demon will ensure that he does not get it. If he succeeds in getting in, the demon will ensure his deportation.
He made Himself a curse for us. A man who knew no sin was nailed to the cross and by His death on
the cross and His blood that was shed. We are redeemed from all curses (Galatians 3:13,14).
If someone has issued a curse without a reason, it will go back to that person.
So, do not curse whom God has blessed.
You may not know. When a person is under a curse, normal prayers will not influence the breaking of
the curse. There are thousands of people whose problems cannot be solved through normal prayers.
Many are fighting a battle they did not initiate. Hidden curses are a source of real problem. The devil
causes many people to forget their dreams because he knows that if they wake up and remember their dreams, they will cancel them, break them and return them to the sender.
So he removes that from their memory. Why does the Bible say the strangers shall be afraid, and shall run out of their hiding places? Why are these strangers hiding? They do not want people to know that
they are there. So are hidden curses.
Curses could result in all kinds of evil things. They can lead to chronic frustration and problems. They
can be transferred to a person’s possession, and from parents to children.
This is why many people are suffering. When a woman leaves her husband and marries a rich man, or a man leaves his wife and marries a younger woman, a curse is set in place.
When a man has five wives, all the wives except the first one are under curses, because when the angel wants to bring their own husbands, they will turn back when they see the married men they are illegally hooked to.
Married men running around with married women put themselves and the women under curses. All
curses from married women against husband snatchers work like fire. It does not matter whether the
women are born again or not. If you are going out with a married man and the wife at home is a witch, any curse she issues against you will surely thrive, whether you are born again or not.
When a woman sponsors a man to school and the man turns around to dump the woman after his
graduation, the curse from the frustrated wife will blossom. When you refuse to obey your superior for
whatever reason, curses come into place. If a woman who comes from a rich family tries to underrate
her poor husband, curses will come to her.
That is why the Bible has two expressions for sex: “laid with” and “knew his wife”. While the first word
(laid) is negative, the second word (knew) is positive. Whenever the Bible says “laid with”, it means
fornication or adultery. When the Bible says “knew his wife”, that is the right thing. All the wrong kinds of sex bring curses.
I was praying with a man who could not get any breakthrough. Three girls turned up in the spirit realm carrying small glasses containing certain things. They said, “We trapped him when he was in the
university because he was going out with the three of us at the same time”. They disclosed that they
collected things from his body which they had kept in a container under the water. So, there was no
way he could prosper. The man was running up and down, without knowing that curses had been issued on him.
A man who used his money to ’buy’ sex is under a curse.
Girls releasing themselves to be used as objects of satisfaction to men in order to get a job, promotion, accommodation, etc., come under curses.
A woman permitting herself to be abused sexually because of money comes under a curse.
A father sleeping with his daughter, or a mother sleeping with her son, come under a curse.
People sleeping with animals or their brother’s wives or sister’s husbands, come under curses.
A man places himself under a curse when he sleeps with his father’s wife.
Fathers sleeping with their step-daughters, or parents entertaining guests with their daughters or using their daughters to get contracts, or husbands using their wives to get businesses are also cursed.
Leviticus 19:29 says,
Do not prostitute thy daughters.
Pasting pictures of naked women on the wall, or buying such calendars and magazines puts a person
under a curse.
Curses from sexual immorality are the strongest curses to break. They can take weeks to break during the deliverance of a victim. That is why the Bible says that God is not too worried about sins outside the body as He is worried about sins in the body, i.e. fornication and adultery.
The Bible says the blessing of the Lord “maketh rich without adding sorrow to it.” That means there is
wealth you get that will add sorrow to it.
Bribery or stealing the wealth of the dead, invites curses.
Many people make the wives and the children of their relatives to suffer, because as soon as the man
dies, they come and cart away his property. They come under a curse. If you want to share in the
property of the dead, you have to be very careful.
A brother died and his relatives went there and carried everything. His wife begged them to leave a
fridge so that she could be selling iced water and minerals to look after the children, they refused. They all come under a curse, including the person who took only the bathroom slippers.
There are also curses on policemen and other people who search the dead and accident victims and
take away their money.
All those who sell polluted capsules and tablets are under curses.
Whenever the innocent is pronounced guilty, those who did it come under a curse.
When you murder someone by witchcraft, you come under a curse.
A woman thought her husband was not loving her, so she gave him “love medicine” which he ate and
died. The woman came under a curse.
False acquisition of land, shedding of innocent blood, building houses on lands acquired falsely, and
murderous drive for quick wealth, all attract curses. This should not be taken lightly.
A woman gave birth to a child and when she met a man who wanted to marry her she killed the child
since the man did not want to see the child. Such an act attracts automatic curse.
The same goes for people who dump unwanted babies in bushes or refuse bins.
This is why any Christian who buys any second hand material must anoint it and pray.
For example, when a car was stolen in Belgium from somebody who sweated for 15 years to buy it, the owner removed his clothes and placed a curse on whoever will use it. The car is brought to Nigeria. The curse will follow whoever that buys it.
When hidden curses are in place, you find youself taking the wrong decisions, and failure follows. The
heart will become polluted, unexplainable sorrow will begin, strange thoughts and desires will come into place, and you will go from one problem to the other. Things will go wrong at the edge of success.
The victim will be doing a bad work, and may chase away good people who would have helped him.
People curse themselves everyday without knowing it. A woman used to say, “My poor legs, my poor
legs” and eventually those legs developed problems. Negative words directed at oneself is a curse.
All things that the Bible lists as unclean should not be touched by believers. When this is violated, there can be mental or physical illness. There can be failure, profitless hard work, defeat, poverty or family
breakup. Even when there is sufficient money coming in, the cursed person is broke. Corruption of
reproductive organs, chronic sickness, bad reputation and oppression are some of the end products of
an accursed life.
When the situation is like this, you need to break the curse. I want you to know that God wants you to live a curse-free life.
When you have done all these, you must stop walking in the path of unrighteousness. You must walk in the path where you will be blessed. God has a solution. Elisha applied the salt of heaven to the source. Salt is a purifier, a preserver and a seasoner. So it is important to pray that God, the salt preserver of
our lives, should pour His heavenly salt into the foundation of our lives so that all curses can be
Please, use all your strength to handle the following prayer points:
1. I refuse to drink from the fountain of sorrow, in the name of Jesus.
2. I take authority over all curses issued against my life, in the name of Jesus.
3. Ask God to remove any curse He has placed on your life as a result of disobedience.
4. I command any demon attached to any curse to depart from me now, in the name of Jesus.
5. Let all curses issued against me be converted to blessing, in the name of Jesus.
6. When you mention any of the following curses, you will aggressively say, “Be broken, be broken, be broken, in the name of Jesus.”
Every curse of mental and physical sickness
Every curse of failure and defeat
Every curse of poverty
Every curse of family break-up
Every curse of oppression
Every curse of bad reputation
Every curse of personal destruction or suicide
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