Have you ever heard of this word: It means the curse of evil speaking. Proverbs 18:21, says, "Life and death are in the power of the tongue."
What does this mean? Proverbs 13:3 says, "He who guards his mouth preserves his life." Proverbs 18:21 says, "Whoever guard his mouth and tongue keeps his soul (mind, will and emotions) from trouble."
I have been reading a book, "10 Curses that Block the Blessing" by Larry Huch, and this chapter has really come alive to me. I highly recommend this book. Every curse that is blocking the blessing can be removed. Jesus died on a cross to break every curse off of us. Jesus didn't just forgive us of our sins, but he took the curse of our sins on himself at the cross of Calvary.
Hosea 4:6 says, "My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge." John 8:32 says, "And you shall know the truth and truth shall set you free." He said the truth we know will set us free. The reason I am writing these scriptures is to set the stage for what I want to share with you.
Before Jesus was crucified, he shed his blood seven times. First, at the Garden of Gethsemane where he shed great drops of blood. Then the crown of thorns to break the curse of poverty, and the whipping post, where by his stripes we are healed. On to Calvary, where Jesus shed his blood from his hands, feet and sides. Finally to the Garden Tomb.
By doing this, he defeated the enemy by his blood, redeemed us and reconnected us to the powers and covenant promises of God.
Loshon Hora means "the evil tongue" or "the evil speech." We have the power to create life or death with our tongue. Not only is this one of the things God hates the most, but it is also one of the most common ways a person can have a curse come on their lives and block the blessing. Proverbs 6:16-19, the seven things god hates. The seventh thing is one of the worst things God hates and this is the one who sows discord among the brethren.) In plain English, God hates the person who gossips, slanders or backbites among the brethren. But also, the ones who listen to it.
Galatians 6:7 says, "Do not be deceived, God is not mocked: whatever a man sows, that he will also reap." If we sow love, it will come back to us. It is the same with money, mercy, kindness, etc. If we speak evil against someone, it will come back on us. If we speak evil about the church, it curses the church. If we speak Loshon Hora about someone's marriage or children, it always comes back to us.
If you want to break this curse off of yourself, please pray this prayer with me:
Father, I come to you right now in the name of Jesus. I ask you to forgive me of the sin of Loshon Hora, of gossip and slander. I repent. Now I come in the agreement with the blood of Jesus that the curse is broken and reversed in every area of my life. In Jesus name, Amen.
Get ready for God to work miracles in your life. He wants to release prosperity, healing and seeing your family saved and every miracle that you've been waiting for.
I also want to thank the Rev. Peter Vial at the Davis Memorial Presbyterian Church for letting us have the Holy Week services there.
Thank you so much to all the pastors, musicians and all the ladies who prepared and served the delicious lunches. We had a wonderful week and there were so many that made it possible.
Also, Thursday, we will host the National Day of Prayer at the Jennings Randolph Federal Building at noon. Please come and pray with us for our region, our state, our nation and our troops.
(The opinions of this article are those of the author and not necessarily those of The Inter-Mountain, the Randolph County Ministerial Association or the author's church affiliation.)