Galatians 3:13 says, “ Christ has redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us; for it is written, Cursed is everyone that hangs on a tree”. The agony Jesus went through on the cross of Calvary was an absolute sacrifice by the Father in Heaven for us. Jesus purchased the blessing by paying the price on the Cross.
Thank God for the resurrection! The curse is broken! The Lord was reminding me of the awesome eternal benefits that He purchased for us on the cross of Calvary. Although many sinners were crucified at the time of Jesus’ crucifixion, only Jesus wore the crown of thorns. Why? As you prayerfully read this article, you will know why.
John 19:1-3 declares, “Then Pilate, therefore, took Jesus, and scourged him. And the soldiers platted a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and they put on him a purple robe, and said, Hail, King of the Jews! And they smote him with their hands.”
The ‘crown of thorns’ represents the broken relationship between God and man. When Jesus was crowned with thorns, the broken relationship was restored back to the Father.
Three Major Curses upon Mankind:
1. The Sin of Adam and Eve:
The sin of Adam and Eve was disobedience. God Almighty had to pronounce a curse on them. Genesis 3:18 says, “Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field”. This curse affected their relationship with each other and also resulted in lack for their everyday needs. When Jesus died on the cross, He took this curse upon Himself and freed us from this generational curse.
2. From Satan:
This curse lingers on for a season to test and tempt a believer as it was in the case of Job. Job 31: 38,39, 40, “If my land cries out against me, And its furrows weep together; If I have eaten its fruit without money, Or caused its owners to lose their lives; Then let thistles grow instead of wheat, And weeds instead of barley”. Like Job, when a believer stands upright before God, Satan has to flee. Everything Job possessed doubled. When the upright suffer, God makes sure they are reward us in double measure. The Lord fights on our behalf and He makes sure we get a double honor. Every believer who stays faithful to the Lord has a right to expect the same results. Hallelujah!
3. Disobedient children of God:
Those who willfully disobey God are cursed. There are some in the body of Christ who do not want to obey God even if they know what is right in the sight of God. Proverbs 29:1 says, “He who is often rebuked and hardens his neck, will suddenly be destroyed, and that without remedy”.
There are times when destruction strikes the children of God who willfully turn away from the truth. They get into a big mess and then turn to God for their last chance. Pity on them! The only way out from this kind of curse is ‘repentance’. Unless the sins are washed by the blood of Jesus Christ, there is no way out for such curses to be revoked.
Hosea 10:8, “The thorn and thistle shall grow in their altars; They shall say to the mountains, “Cover us!” And to the hills, “Fall on us!”
Mark 4:7, “And some seed fell among thorns; and the thorns grew up and choked it, and it yielded no crop”. Notice the word “no crop”. It means “barrenness”. If you see barrenness in any area of your life, check your spiritual life. Make sure you remove the thorns from your life.
The curse was three fold:
1. Curse upon the Woman:
In other words, the curse of upon the “parenting”. Genesis 3:16, “To the woman He said: I will greatly multiply your sorrow and your conception; In pain you shall bring forth children; Your desire shall be for your husband. And he shall rule over you.” The curse upon the woman was that her desire and passion would be after her husband and that he would rule over her.
2. Curse upon the man:
In other words, the curse was upon “ provision”. Genesis 3:17,18, “Then to Adam He said, “Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and have eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, “You shall not eat of it’. Cursed is the ground for your sake; In toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life. Both thorns and thistles it shall bring forth for you, And you shall eat the herb of the field.” The curse of man was upon his provisions. Before Adam and Eve sinned against God, they did not have to toil to eat. Ever since the sin entered man, he had to eat the labor of his hands.
3. Curse upon both man and woman:
In other words the curse was upon “partnership and relationship”. Genesis 3:19, “In the sweat of your face you shall eat bread Till you return to the ground, For out of it you were taken; For dust you are, And to dust you shall return.” The curse upon both of them was that they would die although they were originally created to live forever. Thank God for His love that He did not leave us there but provided for us a way of escape from the curse of the law.
May the Lord bless us with a blessed life in Jesus name. Amen.