The Revelation Of Jesus Christ: “no more curse”
Revelation 22:3 KJV – And there shall be no more curse: but the throne of God and of the Lamb shall be in it; and his servants shall serve him:
What a wonderful blessing… “And there shall be no more curse”! Stop and think about the curse that mankind brought upon themselves when they choose to disobey the Lord by submitting to the wishes of the serpent (Gen 3:14-24). There are four basic parts to God’s curse …
- Curse against Satan – Since Christ did not die for Satan, this aspect of the curse will remain throughout time.
“And the LORD God said unto the serpent, Because thou hast done this, thou art cursed above all cattle, and above every beast of the field; upon thy belly shalt thou go, and dust shalt thou eat all the days of thy life: And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Please note, one of the most important parts to this curse involves ETERNAL defeat at the hands of Christ (the seed of the woman).
- Curse against the woman – This aspect of the curse was undone through the work of Christ, any woman who turns to Christ, in faith will no longer feel its effects with the departure of her sinful flesh at death.
“Unto the woman he said, I will greatly multiply thy sorrow and thy conception; in sorrow thou shalt bring forth children; and thy desire shall be to thy husband, and he shall rule over thee.”
The main pieces to this curse are increased conception, her pain during childbirth, and her desire to hold her husband’s position of authority, while unable to attain it.
- Curse against the man – Like the curse against the woman, Christ has undone this aspect of the curse in the lives of saved men. At their physical death, this curse will no longer be in effect.
“And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife, and hast eaten of the tree, of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it: cursed is the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life; Thorns also and thistles shall it bring forth to thee; and thou shalt eat the herb of the field; In the sweat of thy face shalt thou eat bread, till thou return unto the ground; for out of it wast thou taken: for dust thou art, and unto dust shalt thou return.”
The main components of this curse are: it will be loss of control over the physical earth resulting in painful, manual, labor needed to bring forth plants for food. This would involve the growth of weeds, the need to prepare, plant, maintain, protect from scavengers and reap in fields… all of which demand great painful labor.
- Curse against all mankind – Christ’s death has undone this aspect of the curse as well. At our entrance into the presence of the Lord, these parts of the curse will not have a hold upon mankind.
“And the LORD God said, Behold, the man is become as one of us, to know good and evil: and now, lest he put forth his hand, and take also of the tree of life, and eat, and live for ever: Therefore the LORD God sent him forth from the garden of Eden, to till the ground from whence he was taken. So he drove out the man; and he placed at the east of the garden of Eden Cherubims, and a flaming sword which turned every way, to keep the way of the tree of life.”
This part of the curse was proclaimed by the actions of the Lord and not verbal statement. When He drove man out of the garden, he was casting them out from His personal presence on earth and from access to continual physical life (the tree of life).
Through the Lord’s grace, following our physical death, at the loss of our sinful flesh, these aspects of the curse will no longer be in effect for the people of God. When we enter into the New Jerusalem, with our glorified bodies, all of these things will be done away in the life of a Christian.
May we all serve the Lord with encouraged hearts, knowing there is coming a day when all of the results of the fall will be done away, and mankind’s condition will be restored eternally.
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