Tuesday, 05 Adar, 5778 = Tuesday, February 20, 2018
“Let them curse, but bless thou: when they arise, let them be ashamed; but let thy servant rejoice” (Psalm 109:28).
Many firstborn children are suffering because of character flaws and the parental curses imposed on them for failing to meet up with expectations. Curses can be revoked at any time provided the conditions for such revocation are met by the persons concerned. Nevertheless, the curses imposed on firstborn sons and daughters can be best revoked in the Bible twelfth month of Adar.
Daily Devotional 20 February 2018 by Steve Ogan – Reversing The Curses Placed on first born children
Firstborn springs are the beginning of a man’s strength. They are the excellency of God’s dignity. They are the excellency of power and might. They are created to excel. They are born to fulfil a dominion mandate. This is why they are candidates for a double portion of a family’s inheritance. No father should die without revoking a curse placed on a firstborn. The best time to revoke a curse on a firstborn, whether self-imposed or imposed by somebody, is when the parental authority over any given firstborn is about to go to the world beyond. It was unfortunate that Jacob imposed a curse on his firstborn Reuben at a point he was supposed to proclaim a blessing on him.
“And Jacob called unto his sons, and said; Gather yourselves together, that I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days. Gather yourselves together, and hear, ye sons of Jacob; and hearken unto Israel your father. Reuben, thou art my firstborn, my might, and the beginning of my strength, the Excellency of dignity, and the Excellency of power: Unstable as water, thou shalt not excel; because thou wentest up to thy father’s bed; then defiledst thou it: he went up to my couch” (Genesis 49:1-4).
One of the fundamental tasks Moses performed before his death was to reverse the curse Jacob had placed on Reuben in the first month of Nisan. In Deuteronomy 33:6 he said. “Let Reuben live and not die, nor let his men be few.”
KEY PRAYER FOCUS
1. REVERSE THE CURSES PLACED ON THE JEWISH FIRSTBORN NATION OF ISRAEL: “Because they met not the children of Israel with bread and with water, but hired Balaam against them, that he should curse them: howbeit our God turned the curse into a blessing” (Nehemiah 13:2).
2. DESTROY AND REVOKE EVIL PRONUNCIATIONS UTTERED ON FIRSTBORN CHILDREN: “For they are wholly given unto me from among the children of Israel; instead of such as open every womb, even instead of the firstborn of all the children of Israel, have I taken them unto me” (Numbers 18:16).
Thanks for reading Daily Devotional 20 February 2018 by Steve Ogan – Reversing The Curses Placed on first born children