Freedom From Curses

Yeshua, (Jesus’ Hebrew name) did not conform to this world’s prejudice, biases, nor curses this world and weak broken people use with arrogance and contempt. Yeshua was filled with love and humility; He embraced people and shared truth even with those who meant Him harm. God’s love is greater than this world has ever known, extending even to loving ones enemies. Those who follow Yeshua become like Him and are empowered with the Holy Spirit for such purposes. 

A great illustration is when Yeshua met the woman at the well. He asked her for some water, but she replied, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do not associate with Samaritans.) (John 4:9) This woman was conditioned by the prejudice of her society; she knew its rules of discrimination and she responded with an admission to their existence and influence. Yeshua, knew all this, but was unaffected and above the conventions of mankind. He was totally free and His mission was to set mankind free from sin and death. The world has no hold on Yeshua or His disciples. (John 14: 30-31) 

Yeshua brought a totally new revelation of God’s nature and purpose to mankind. (Rom. 11:27) This was His mission and it transformed the world with light, truth and love. “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you. If someone slaps you on one cheek, turn to them the other also. If someone takes your coat, do not withhold your shirt from them. Give to everyone who asks you, and if anyone takes what belongs to you, do not demand it back. Do to others as you would have them do to you. “If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you? Even sinners love those who love them…But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.” (Luke 6:27-32, 35)

There are two sides to this evil in society, one of contempt and one of a wrong response to it. When sin is full grown it brings death as it is a progression. Our response must be of love, forgiveness and a turning to God, such that sin’s grip is broken. Our position is not defined by man, but God as we serve and follow Him alone. “My salvation and my honor depend on God ; he is my mighty rock, my refuge. Trust in him at all times, you people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. …One thing God has spoken, two things I have heard: “Power belongs to you, God, and with you, Lord, is unfailing love”; and, “You reward everyone according to what they have done.” (Psalm 62:7-8,11-12)