It has been challenging and trying times. We have been recovering in business from the COVID pandemic, dealing with racism, violence, strained relationships, loneliness, death, disastrous weather, and now the new virus. However, as believers, we have the power of God to operate in dark situations. The phrase came to me one morning after God brought back to my attention the movie “Penelope.”
Penelope was cursed as a baby because of something a family member did on her dad’s side of the family. The curse was that any girl born on her dad’s side would look like a pig. Penelope was the first girl in the family that was cursed. Her mother kept her locked away from the world. However, when Penelope turned 18, she decided not to hide anymore. She learned to love herself the way she was and broke the curse. Her nose and ears became like any other woman’s.
Penelope became a teacher after the curse was lifted. She told about her life in a story. Penelope asked the children what did they learn from Penelope? A little boy in the movie said: “It is not the curse; it is the power you give the curse.” As believers, the same power that raised Jesus from the dead lives in us (Romans 8:11).
Luke 10:19 says I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.
God gave us charge over the earth. Like Penelope in the movie, it is time for us to take our stand, not live in fear, speak what the word of God says, and take action. We know the power is in our mouths. Just like God spoke things into existence, we must do the same. We are made in God’s image and should rule this earth like it.
My Aunt Mary sent teaching to me, which aligns with the blog phrase, “Calling things that be not as though they were.” We are the seed of Abraham, the father of many nations. Romans 4:17 KJV: as it is written: “I have made thee a father of many nations”), in the presence of Him whom he believed, even God, who quickeneth the dead and calleth those things which are not, as though they were.
The actual test of our faith is when we speak the word of God in the face of challenges. Don’t let the word of God depart out of your mouth; keep the term before your eyes, and then it will get in your heart to bring life to your situation (Proverbs 4:21, Joshua 1:8). Put sticky notes with bible verses around you, as well as a bulletin board, and frames with the scriptures on them to keep the word of God before your eyes.
We should use wisdom when it comes to every situation and walk by faith, not by what we see (2 Corinthians 5:7). In the teaching my Aunt Mary sent over, the pastor stated that we say, “I am just keeping it real,” then he said, “No you are just being real carnal.” We are redeemed from the curse (Galatians 3:13). As believers, we don’t go by what we feel; we walk by faith. We can’t say one thing one day and when the pressure comes, say something else; you will not receive anything from God without consistency.
Hebrews 10:23 23 Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)
As my dad would say,” Stay wit it, ’til you git it.”
Let us walk in our authority. Refuse to give generational curses and dark situations any power.
Things can become worse, but it’s the power you give the curse!
Prayer: Lord, thank you for giving me authority over the earth. I repent for giving power to sickness, plaques, generational curses, poverty, and racism. I am redeemed from the curse through faith in Jesus’ blood. I am the seed of Abraham and God’s child. I call things that be not as though they were. I hold fast to my confession of faith without wavering. I walk by faith, not by sight. Whatever I bind and loose on earth is bound and loosed in heaven. I have the power to tread on serpents and scorpions and, overall, the power of the enemy, and nothing by any means hurt me. I claim my power now in Jesus’ name! Amen.