Scripture: Genesis 9:18-25

And the sons of Noah, that went forth of the ark, were Shem, and Ham, and Japheth: and Ham is the father of Canaan. These are the three sons of Noah: and of them was the whole earth overspread. And Noah began to be a husbandman, and he planted a vineyard: And he drank of the wine and was drunken; and he was uncovered within his tent.

And Ham, the father of Canaan, saw the nakedness of his father, and told his two brethren without. And Shem and Japheth took a garment, and laid it upon both their shoulders, and went backward, and covered the nakedness of their father; and their faces were backward, and they saw not their father’s nakedness. And Noah awoke from his wine and knew what his younger son had done to him.

And he said, Cursed be Canaan; A servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren.


The curse of Noah is often called the “Curse of Ham”. Someone would ask, “So do you believe in the curse of Ham? Do you believe that black people are cursed? The answer to that question is simple. I believe that all the curses in the bible are real. I believe the Bible is the word of God. The bible contains curses that have been spoken against different groups of people. This book contains discussions on all the different curses that affect human beings. The great promise of heaven is that there will be no curse!

 The curse of Adam affected all males! The curse of Eve affected all females! The curse of Moses affected Jews! The curse of Isaac affected Jew-haters! The curse of Noah affected black people!

Unfortunately, the curse of Noah has been used by white people as a basis for despising, torturing, enslaving, and cheating black people. This is a misuse of scripture.

Why didn’t they use the curse of Eve or Adam to make men and women suffer more terribly on this earth? It is the same way in which Jew-haters have used scriptures as the basis for maltreating Jews.

In this message, I am not giving you the basis to mistreat anybody; whether black, white or Jew. I AM SHOWING YOU THAT THE CURSE IS REAL AND I AM SHOWING YOU HOW TO NEUTRALIZE THESE CURSES BY THE WISDOM OF GOD!

This curse of Noah is the curse to be a “servant of servants” is the curse to be low and inferior. Noah cursed and said, “Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be.” Inferiority, mediocrity, shoddiness, and suffering were slammed onto the descendants of Ham by the words of Noah. Ham dishonored his father, and the result was this curse. The curse was not spoken against Ham, but against Canaan. Since Ham was the one who dishonored his father, we assume that Canaan was receiving this curse on behalf of Ham’s descendants. This curse is also called the curse of Ham because Canaan had done nothing to deserve a curse. It was his father, Ham, who had dishonored Noah. Indeed, this brief, startling curse on the descendants of Ham has worked itself out in such a way that proves a curse is indeed a wonder!

A servant of servants is the description of the poorest and lowest. First of all, servants are seen to be lower than their masters. A servant of servants will therefore be even poorer and lower in society. A servant of servants therefore describes someone that is very low, very poor and very deprived.

Has this picture of being very low, very poor and very deprived descended on any group of people on this planet? Is there any group of people who are very low in status, very poor and very deprived no matter where they live?

 A quick look at life on earth reveals that the African nations and the African people, wherever they are found, are the poorest, and least developed community. Generally speaking, they are usually the lowest and the least on the ladder of development, in education, in wealth, in leadership, in political advancement, in governance and in health. The black communities of our world are an unmistakable pattern and picture.

 What is the cause of this unmistakable global picture? It is a curse that creates an inexplicable and unmistakable picture. The picture of a servant of a servant is a portrait of lowliness, suffering, deprivation, and poverty. The picture of a servant of a servant is the picture of being inferior, being under and being disregarded.

 That picture reflects the same story being told about those under the curse whenever, however, and wherever they may be found. However, this is an important topic to reflect upon.

It is interesting that in faraway Australia the story of a servant of servants is still prevailing. Time, distance, and circumstance have not been able to wipe out the picture of the servant of servants. As you see this pattern repeats itself throughout the world and throughout the ages, it should make you have a proper respect for curses and blessings. Every Christian needs to have a proper respect for the power of spoken words.


Dear Lord! Thank you for revealing the truth from your Word and through this teaching. We are aware of curses and respect them hence. Therefore, by the power in your Word, we neutralize any form of curses still hanging now, in Jesus’ name, 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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