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Class 6: Set Free!


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Part 2: Face up to it - there's a curse

(This is part 2 of 10 parts in this class)


The answer is: there is a curse in the Earth. It is this curse that is responsible for so much of the distress men and women find themselves experiencing in this life. This curse was brought in by our enemy sin. Adam, the first man, sinned by disobeying the commandment God had given him about the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Immediately we then hear of a curse in the Earth.


We read in Genesis God telling Adam,

Cursed is the ground for your sake; in toil you shall eat of it all the days of your life...in the sweat of your face you shall eat bread till you return to the ground.

Genesis 3:17, 19 - NKJV


God was declaring to Adam that for reason of what he had done - in breaking the law - the ground was now cursed. As a result he was going to have work with sweat and toil to have enough provision to live; he would be experiencing what the Bible calls the curse of the law.

After that, as sin increased in the Earth, so the prevalence of the curse increased. The world witnessed what Paul put into words,

The wages which sin pays is death.

Romans 6:23 - Amplified Bible


Death here refers to far more than just the ending of our physical existence. It refers to all the miseries arising from sin, both now and hereafter. (See Amplified Bible Romans 8:6)

This death that sin pays as wages was written down in detail by Moses so we'd see what misery is brought into our lives by sin. In it we see how the curse brought in by sin manifests itself destructively in every facet of our human existence. You can read it in the 28th chapter of Deuteronomy starting in verse sixteen.