CURSES, COVENANTS AND PROFESSIONS
Dr. D. K. Olukoya
We shall begin our message of this week by
briefly examining the meaning of these words- covenants and curses.
A covenant is a strong agreement between two parties. It is a
contract with its terms clearly spelt out and the sanctions attached
to its breach unambiguously stated at the outset. The Bible
reinforces this posture in Psalms 89:34: “My covenant will I not
break, nor alter the thing that is gone out of my lips.” In Genesis
chapter 2, God made a covenant with man, with obedience attached as
the condition for its continued observance. In Genesis chapter 9,
God made a covenant with Noah that there would not be another flood,
and in Genesis chapter 12, God made a covenant with Abraham and his
descendants. And because our God is a covenant keeping God, that
covenant is still in existence till today. In Genesis chapter 12 we
see the covenant where God said, “Those who curse you, I will curse,
those who bless you, I will bless.” Now, we have a new covenant, a
spiritual covenant of God in Christ with His followers. The day you
give your life to Jesus and become born again, you enter into a
covenant with God in Christ, as stated in Hebrews 8:6- 7:“But now
hath he obtained a more excellent ministry, by how much also he is
the mediator of a better covenant, which was established upon better
promises. For if that first covenant had been faultless, then should
no place have been sought for the second.”
A marriage is a covenant. Man can make covenant
with evil spirits. The Bible tells us that some people even boast
about their evil powers simply because they have made a covenant
with the spirit of death. This can be seen in Isaiah 28:18: “And
your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement
with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass
through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.” A man once made a
covenant with death. He was a messenger in an office, and whenever
people were promoted in that office, he made sure that those of them
who were not children of God were killed. As a result, people
preferred not to be promoted. This was the situation until a brother
who was a child of God was promoted. This messenger told him that he
would die within seven days. The brother ensured that he prayed
daily. On the seventh day, while he was asleep, he saw this
messenger in a vision with a tall black man (an agent of death). He
ordered the tall black man to kill the brother but the tall black
man refused, saying that the man was a child of God. He told the
messenger that if he failed to kill the brother, he would kill him.
My prayer for you is that God will deliver you from every stubborn
pursuer, in the name of Jesus. Amen.
Sometime ago, a “big” man came to me for
counseling. He confessed that he went to bed with a strange woman he
met at a party and when he went to ease himself at night, he found
that the woman put her legs on the wall. He was scared for he had
heard that witches behave like that. The demonic association left
him with a strange deposit, which he lived with for years. Of
course, hospitals became useless and he would have died in that
state but for the mercy of God.
A covenant binds two parties together; hence one
must be careful of what one says. Immediately God entered into a
covenant with Abram, several things began to happen. God changed his
name to Abraham and that of Sarai, his wife, to Sarah. Circumcision
was the seal and God began to fulfill His part immediately. God did
not destroy Sodom and Gomorrah until he told Abraham about it
because of the existing covenant between them. It is amazing to know
that God instructed Lot and his wife not to look back, but Abraham
looked back and watched the ruins but did not become a pillar of
salt. Lot’s wife looked back and became a pillar of salt; this was
because of the covenant between him and God. Abraham appealed to God
in a way that would daze the present day believer. He bargained with
God from 50 to 10 holy men and God listened to him because of the
covenant. God could not forsake the Israelites even after their 430
years in bondage. He had to send Moses to take them out because of
the covenant. A covenant can also be described as bondage. God put
Himself into this absolute bondage with Abraham. So, as long as the
terms of the covenant were kept, there was no problem. Battles were
won by the Israelites with ease. Food and water were obtained freely
but once disobedience was allowed to creep in, sufferings came
fiercely upon them.
What are curses? They are the direct opposite of
blessings. Nobody wants to be cursed. People prefer blessings to
curses. To curse is to say that mischief should come upon a person,
a thing or a group of persons; it is to bind a person with a spell.
Curses are words put together to torment people with great calamity.
They are vehicles of problem and have harassed and destroyed many
lives. Curses have their own laws by which they operate. These are:
i. Undeserved curse will not come unless one
allows or tolerates it. Proverbs 26:2 makes this clear; “As the bird
by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall
not come.” A curse will not land on a person unless there is a
landing place in ii. A curse will continue to operate unless it is
broken. The Bible says that a curse can pursue and overtake, that
is, it will continue to operate unless it is broken.
iii. A curse is a spiritual problem and can only
be solved by a spiritual means.
iv. Where sin remains, curses remain. As long as
someone continues in sin. The curses upon his life will continue to
v. Evil spirits enforce and prepare curses. Any
curse that is issued has a demon attached to it. When you see anyone
issuing a curse or chanting incantation, all he is doing is inviting
vi. Christ has redeemed us from curses by
substitution, that is, He made Himself a curse for us. We don’t need
to carry any curse unless we are ignorant and we don’t know what to
vii. Unjust curses will return to the sender. If
you know what to do.
viii. God curses anyone cursing, whom God has
ix. A curse cannot affect a child of God who is
walking in obedience.
x. A curse can be acquired unconsciously.
xi. Curses can only come from three sources; God,
man and the devil.
A man can stand in place of God and issue curses,
or can stand as a satanic agent and issue curses. The curse of God
cannot be lifted from an unrighteous person until he repents and
begins to obey God. Any minister trying to cancel the curses issued
on an unrighteous person is wasting his time, and taking sides
against God. Curses from God can only be dealt with on God’s terms
and conditions. When a curse is removed, blessings should be
pronounced in replacement. These are the spiritual laws of curses.
Now that we have briefly dealt with the meaning
of covenants and curses, let us see how they affect some professions
in our environment. There are demons and evil powers attached to
each profession no matter what you call it. This is why we call the
topic “Curses, covenants and professions.” There is something
popular in our environment which we call “Freedom ceremony,” which
in the real sense should be called “Bondage ceremony.” This ceremony
is usually performed after a person has gone through a period of
apprenticeship on a certain trade and wants to stand on his own. He
would be asked to bring kolanuts, a cock and other items. Members of
his family and friends come and pray, kill the cock and share the
kola nuts. What that ceremony does is to ensure that the person is
not freed but only forms a new and fresh covenant with that
profession, even though it is called freedom ceremony. If the master
who taught you the trade is a thief, you form a covenant with him.
If he is an adulterer, you form a covenant with him and begin to do
like him. Unless you break it, the covenant stands. This is the
strongest backbone of poverty in the black race.
In the book of Proverbs 11:1, God used a strong
word there “abomination.” It says, “A false balance is abomination
to the Lord: but a just weight is his delight. “The best way to do
freedom ceremony is to sit down, pray and go back home. God wants
you to organize what you are doing along the line of righteousness.
If the way you make your money or do your business is abomination to
the Lord, you form a covenant with the spirit of false balance or
the spirit of mammon. The intention of people to get rich through
dishonest means is evidence that there is something within them,
which has formed a league with the demon of mammon.
There is wealth from above as well as from below.
There are true riches and there are false riches. The Bible says
that a man shall receive nothing except, he is given from above
(John 3:27). If anybody takes anything from anywhere apart from
above, he will vomit it. The Bible says it is the blessing of God
that makes one rich without adding sorrow to it. You can have money
that is not from God. If you do your business in a crooked way, you
form a covenant with the spirits that cause poverty and render
yourself an abomination to God.
Bus Conductors: Sometime ago, I took a bus
to Oshodi in Lagos. The bus conductor stole some money not knowing
that the driver saw him through the mirror. On getting to Oshodi,
the driver demanded for the correct amount of money but the
conductor lied. The driver conducted a search on him up to his
underwear but found nothing. Yet he insisted that the conductor had
not given him the total amount. Suddenly, he forced the conductor’s
legs apart and the currency notes dropped from the conductor’s anus
where he hid the money. This is why most bus conductors are poor.
They steal, eat anyhow and go into fornication with the money they
steal, because of the demons attached to the profession.
Mechanics: They lie to car owners. In most
cases, they claim to have changed some parts without having done so
only to pocket the car owner’s money. This is why many mechanics are
having problems. Some of them commit fornication even in stolen
vehicles with possessed girls. This is double tragedy. If you do
things correctly, God will bless your efforts. I always counsel
Christians to anoint any second-hand material they buy because
sometimes these items are stolen goods that could bring evil
repercussions on the buyer. Please, pray like this; “I break every
unconscious evil covenant, in the name of Jesus.”
Tailors: A tailor who steals clothes from
his customers brings curses upon himself. Tailors who sew indecent
dresses bring curses upon themselves.
Drivers: There are a few Christian drivers
in public transport business because of the behaviour of commercial
drivers. Many of them are dishonest. They use their ill-gotten money
to over-eat, and patronize prostitutes hence curses are always on
Teachers: A lot of teachers are harassed
by the demons of poverty because of curses issued on them by
Doctors: Many doctors carry out abortions
for young girls. Many keep their patients admitted for longer
periods than necessary to enable them charge higher fees. They
frighten patients with verbose medical terminologies to make their
ailments look big.
Nurses: Many nurses abuse their patients
and lack the spirit of love, which is very important for their
Bricklayers: Many of them divert their
clients’ materials to their own sites and end up doing unfinished
jobs for them.
Plumbers: They lie to get money.
Refrigerator Technicians: To them all
faults have to do with burnt compressors so that they can charge
Spare-part dealers: They lie that one item
is fake and the other original while all of them are fake products.
Bankers: Many bankers are married to the
spirit of mammon.
Carpenters: They also steal.
Contractors: Most contractors are liars
and many women among them contract their bodies to get jobs and
University workers: In our universities,
you find satanic agents; people possessed with the spirit of sexual
perversion and cult spirits. Poor lecturers compromise standards in
order to make money; some even form evil covenants with their lives.
THE WAY OUT
The first step to take is repentance. When you
repent and ask God to forgive you, then you start in the way towards
divine blessings and the yoke of poverty upon your life will be
broken. There is no profession without curses and covenants attached
to it which will in turn magnet poverty. When things are done
righteously, these covenants and curses give way to divine
blessings. The fact that we have money today does not mean that it
will last forever if acquired unrighteously. Seek true prosperity
and it will last. The Bible says that a little that the righteous
has is much in the eyes of he Lord. Allow the blessings of the Lord
to bombard your life and stop running after fake riches.
1. I dissociate myself and my family from
every territorial blood covenant, in the name of Jesus.
2. I dismantle every tribal blood covenant, in the name of
3. I dissociate my blood from every satanic blood bank, in the
name of Jesus.
4. Let the blood of any animal shed on my behalf lose its
covenant power, (say it three times then you say,) lose your
covenant power, in the name of Jesus.
5. Every evil blood covenant formed with any organ of my body,
be nullified, in the name of Jesus.
6. I release myself from every curse attached to blood covenant,
in the name of Jesus.
7. I release myself from every evil collective blood covenant,
in the name of Jesus.
8. Put your hands on your head and pray this seriously, I
release myself from every conscious and unconscious blood
covenant, in the name of Jesus.
9. I break every anti-prosperity covenant, in the name of Jesus.
10. I break every curse of poverty, in the name of Jesus.
11. I drink to overflowing from the well of blessings, in the
name of Jesus.
12. Let my business be too hot for any demon to sit upon, in the
name of Jesus.