Scripture: Proverbs 26:2

As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so THE CURSE CAUSELESS SHALL NOT COME.


 A curse is a proclamation that is made against you. These words have great power to affect a series of happenings in your life. One of the reasons why curses have such power is because they are legal declarations that are often punishments or judgments for genuine errors, mistakes or sins you have committed.

 A punishment is something that you deserve. A curse does not come without a good reason or a good cause. You will see that the list of curses below has a legitimate cause. And because every curse has a good reason to be there, it also requires a good reason to be removed.

 A curse is a declaration which affects you mightily. When a declaration is made by a judge, it will affect you greatly. “I have a friend who was tried in court for various offences. Eventually, the judge told my friend, “You will go to prison for nine years.” That declaration was so powerful that it changed the life of my friend forever. Instead of going home to his wife and children, he was carried away to live with criminals. The judge’s words were enforced by the police, the army, the prison service, the secret service, the special forces, the immigration service, the military police, and Interpol.” Dag Heward-Mills

 The curse of going to prison for nine years was declared by the judge and enforced by all these powers. But there was a reason, a cause for which this declaration was made. My friend had done something that made a judge declare this curse. The curse always has a cause. This is how a curse comes about. It does not come out of a vacuum. It comes for a reason. It has a legal basis. It is enforced by many unseen powers. Let’s have a look at some of the causes of the curses in the Bible.

 Causes of Curses

 1. The curse of Adam was caused by him listening to his wife’s voice instead of God’s voice. Many men experience curses today because they listen to their wives more than they listen to God. Genesis 3:17-19

 2. The curse on Eve came about because she influenced her husband wrongly. Many women experience curses today because they manipulate, misdirect, and influence their husbands into doing the wrong things. Genesis 3:12-13, 16

 3. The curse on the nations came about because they had no compassion for the hungry, the thirsty, the strangers, the naked, the sick and the prisoners. Having no mercy for the people whom God loves carries a curse. Matthew 25:41-43

 4. The curse on Israelites was caused by their not following the voice of God. Deuteronomy 28:15

 5. The curse of Noah was caused by his son dishonoring him. Genesis 9:24-25

 6. The curse on the Israelites was caused by their not paying tithes.

Will a man rob God? Yet ye have robbed me. But ye say, wherein have we robbed thee? In tithes and offerings. YE ARE CURSED WITH A CURSE: FOR YE HAVE ROBBED ME, even this whole nation. Malachi 3:8-9

 7. The curse on Hiel in which his two sons died during the construction of Jericho was caused by ignoring the curse of Joshua.

 In his days did Hiel the Bethelite build Jericho: he laid the foundation thereof in Abiram his firstborn and set up the gates thereof in his youngest son Segub, according to the word of the Lord, which he spake by Joshua the son of Nun. 1 Kings 16:34

The lesson to be learned from this sage proverb is that when we are acting honorably, we don’t have to worry about anything or anyone coming up behind us and ruining things. Although God is left out, it is obvious that He is the one who maintains balance.

Finally, According to Proverbs 26, putting your trust in a fool to convey a crucial message almost guarantees that something will go wrong. A fool is unconcerned with loyalty or honesty, and he does not take the time to accurately represent the truth that has been entrusted to him. A proverb in the mouth of fools is worthless, just like legs are to the feeble.


Dear Lord! Thank you for letter us know the causes of curses and through this teaching. We consciously declare total elimination and by the power of the Holy Spirit on whatever causes hanging around our lives and ministry, amen.

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Pastor Bob (Idamiebi Benson Bob-Manuel) is a husband and father of three. Born and raised in Nigeria he moved to Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada in 2019 to pursue a calling from the Lord to build an in-person and online ministry. After serving in various ministerial capacities for 18 years, Bob was ordained as a Pastor in January 2018. Since coming to Canada he has served at The Bridge Church, a ministry under the covering of the Foursquare Church of Canada and currently serves as an associate pastor with Wellsprings Victory Church in Regina, Saskatchewan. Bob has a passion for sharing the word of God through preaching, teaching, and worship. He believes in the power and righteousness of servant leadership and has devoted his life to walking the path that God has placed before him. Bob is also pursuing a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through distance learning with Trinity Western University British Columbia, Canada.

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