In a recent dream, I saw that the enemy had attempted to re-write the story in many people’s lives. He had written the story in such a way as to place a curse upon their heads that prevented them from entering into their appointed place, purpose and destiny.
We know that GOD is the author of our stories and what He has written was done so FROM THE BEGINNING, knowing full well in advance of what the enemy would try to do! So, today, let’s pray that what has been written about all of God’s children in HIS STORY now becomes YOUR STORY and will make HISTORY.
You are His bride and there’s no way He will leave you out of the story! You are way too important! Let it be done on earth as it has already been decided upon in heaven. Let your kingdom come, Lord Jesus! Every time you declare the word of God over yourself and your family you are essentially cancelling out the works of the enemy and cutting away the works of evil assignments.
I think part of what will help unlock people’s doors is repentance for speaking death over others in the body of Christ. When people get hurt, disappointed or offended by others, they tend to speak negative words, but they don’t stop to consider they are actually enacting curses over their brothers and sisters. People will grow up through their mistakes, failures and shortcomings, but word curses can remain for a long time – unless a person does something intentional to break them.
We all need to remember that the person you might feel tempted to speak against today could be God’s chosen leader of tomorrow. Remember, David wore a crown while he was still a shepherd boy in the fields. Samuel had already anointed the up-and-coming king but no one else knew that yet. It’s a dangerous thing to touch God’s anointed, whether you can see their future potential or not. Speaking against others will get a person in trouble with the Lord and block answers to prayer.
There’s been a lot of competition in the body, too. When people are jealous or competitive, they aren’t blessing others with their words; they’re being critical. Critical people don’t want others to fulfill their destiny. Selfish ambition produces a curse!
In Psalm 50:21, God had this to say about Joseph’s brothers:
“You sit and speak against your brother; You slander your own mother’s son. These things you have done and I kept silent; You thought that I was just like you; I will reprove you and state the case in order before your eyes.”
Joseph’s brothers were jealous and wanted him out of their life, but what they didn’t know is that Joseph was God’s chosen servant to save them from dire circumstances that would occur many years later. None of them could really know what God’s plan entailed for their future!
The point is, we really need to be careful how we respond when we feel as if someone has let us down, hurt or angered us. Negative words have ripple effects beyond what we stop to consider.
There is a scripture in Ecclesiastes 10:20 that is a great reminder that ‘birds of the air’ can pick up our words and repeat them to others. Those words can even make their way back to the one that’s been spoke about!
“Curse not the king, no, not even in your thoughts, and curse not the rich in your bedchamber, for a bird of the air will carry the voice, and a winged creature will tell the matter.”
Sound waves remain in the earth’s atmosphere for quite some time, and they ripple into the spirit realm. Even though the words drift away and can no longer be heard by the human ear, the spirit realm continues to hear those words quite clearly and power is given to those words to create what was spoken. People say things that end up hanging over others in the spirit realm, acting like negative prophecies waiting to be fulfilled. The devil is out there waiting to make sure those words come to pass. Even prayers can be destructive if they are spoken out of a desire for judgment rather than mercy.
The law of sowing and reaping are always at work. Psalm 109:17 says “He loved to pronounce a curse — may it come back on him. He found no pleasure in blessing– may it be far from him.” And of course there is the reminder of Matthew 7 in which we are judged the same way we judge others! We have the Creator’s voice inside of us, and it’s our job to make sure we speak words of life!
Our words have great power and there is a definite need in the body of Christ to repent for carelessness.
I believe God wants us to wake up and realize the power of our words. So much of this is about teaching us before we receive a blessing. It’s not that God is stingy, but He is looking to grow us up. God is always looking for ways to vindicate us, but He is bound by His word and the spiritual laws that are set in place.
I wonder how many people get stuck and wonder why a door won’t open and they fail to realize that something they did years ago when they were upset, offended and mouthing off is still affecting them today?
A bitter spirit is anointed to produce bitterness, offense and false judgment in others. A bitter or offended spirit seeks agreement from others, and more often than not the agreement is produced through gossip, slander and other things. People have a hard time ‘unhearing’ negative conversation about others, because it causes them to question the other person’s ability to be trusted or thought of with integrity.
This is the sort of thing that produces barriers and spiritual blocks. Think about it… what if the very person you slander is the very person God wants to use to give you an answer that you need, a reference to a new opportunity, or help you through a door years down the road, only now he can’t because you just destroyed the blessing with your mouth? What does one have to do to reverse that process?
I’m not saying it always works that way, but one thing I know: every one of us is connected and if one person is blocked then so are others down the line in our connections. Unbelief is anointed to produce discouragement, double mindedness and more unbelief. It’s all about what spirit is attached to the words that people speak. Words laced with death produce death. They ring in other people’s ears for a long time.
Until people repent and start blessing people with their words, they can find themselves stuck. Maybe God withholds the blessing until people ‘get it’ and condemn the words so that no more fruit will come from them. If one person cannot get into their appointed place, that has a ripple effect across the body of Christ. Others become blocked as well.
Repentance can unblock a lot in the spirit realm and make room for God to answer and release a big breakthrough for everyone.
I come before You to reverse the curse that the enemy has secretly written in order to curse Your children and prevent them from entering into their divine purpose. Let everything that the enemy has done to shut them out of their destiny now be reversed in Jesus name,For we have attained royalty for such a time as this. Let relief and deliverance come forth for your people now, as it is written in Esther 4:14.
Remember Your covenant with Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and their descendants, of which we are, according to Leviticus 26:42.
It is written that You provided deliverers for Your people, according to 2 Kings 13:5 and Judges 3:9,15.
For it is written that we are a royal priesthood, a chosen people, a holy nation and God’s special people, appointed to declare the praises of Him who called us out of the dark and into the light, according to 1 Peter 2:9.
That we are called to speak to the nations, according to Exodus 19:6.
That we may fulfill the great commission as it is written in Mark 16:15-18.
Let every curse that has been spoken, written or declared by the mouth of the ungodly be dissolved now, for it is written that no weapon forged against us would prosper and every tongue that rises up against us shall be refuted, according to Isaiah 54:17.
Let every evil work of the enemy be destroyed now according to 1 John 3:8, because YOU destroyed the works of Satan and as You said in John 19:30, “It is finished.”
Let the power of death laced words be broken, because it is written in Hebrews 2:14 that You broke the power of death.
Let every word spoken by myself and others be forgiven and fall to the ground with no more bad fruit produced, in Jesus name.
Let people’s minds, thoughts, ears, and hearts be cleansed and sanctified according to Hebrews 9:14 so that Your people may serve the living God.
I declare the enemy cannot penetrate the blood barrier nor can the death angel come into our house according to Exodus 12:23.
Let us fulfill the days fashioned for us by Your hand, as it is written in Psalm 139:14-15.
I thank You, Father, that you are faithful and you have established Your people as it is written in 2 Thessalonians 3:3. Let these declarations be established according to your will, in Jesus name. Amen.
~ Laura Gagnon
Laura Gagnon is a woman who has been blessed with the gift of understanding God’s restorative work through her own personal experience. Through her insights and revelation, God has led her to influence many individuals into a restored relationship with Jesus Christ. She is a woman who stands on the promises of God, encouraging others in an elevated expectation of the miraculous and declares the gift of His life. Laura is the author of Healing the Heart of a Woman and writes for her blog, Beyond the Barriers.