Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105

  1. Justification - Wherefore the Law was our schoolmaster to bring us unto Christ, that we might be justified. Galatians 3:24

  2. Purpose - All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man of God may be perfect, throughly furnished unto all good works. II Timothy 3:16

  3. Cause and effect:

  4. Result of disobedience to God's word - curses:

    1. *Proverb 26:2 - As the bird by wandering, as the swallow by flying, so the curse causeless shall not come.

    2. *Deuteronomy 11:28 - And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.

    3. Psalm 119:21 - Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.

    4. Jeremiah 11:3 - And say unto them, 'Thus saith the Lord God of Israel: cursed be the man that obeyeth not the words of this covenant.'

    5. Mark 12:29-31 - And Jesus answered him. 'The first of all the commandments is 'Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy strength:' this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely, 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.' There is none other commandment greater than these.

    6. John 14:15 - If you love me, keep my commandments.

    7. Galatians 5:14 - For all the Law is fulfilled in one word, even this; 'Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.'

    8. Curses are invoked as a result of disobedience to the commands (Laws) of the Lord - not first time involvement but continued, presumptuous involvement lifestyle. Ps. 19:13; Deut. 28:15-20; Ex. 20:5; Eph. 4:27.

  5. Temptations - curses predisposes one to yield to certain temptations - cause weak spots in our defense shield against temptation.

    1. I Corinthians 10:13 - There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man; but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also maketh a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

    2. II Peter 2:9a - The Lord knoweth how to deliver the godly out of temptation.

    3. The Lord's answer to Satan in the wilderness is the way to answer temptation. Luke 4:3-12

  6. Removal of curses:

    1. All curses that were handed down to self from ancestral sin must be broken - pronounced covered by the Blood. Jer. 31:29,30

    2. All curses that were invoked on self and on descendants must be broken - repented of and then pronounced covered by the Blood for self and descendants.

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