Welcome to God Today! This is KC Craichy, founder and CEO of Living Fuel and Marketplace Ministry. Today I want to describe something that is in Deuteronomy 28. So many people read that and they say, “That’s the law, that’s not for us.” And I just want to bring a different perspective. Deuteronomy 28, and I paraphrase, says “if you will diligently hearken unto the voice of the Lord your God and do all I command this day, you will be the head, not the tail, the beginning not the end, the first not the last, you will lend and not borrow.” I am picking some out of that, but read Deuteronomy 28:1-15. If you do, you will see there is a transition verse after that. It says, “But if you don’t, you are going to be cursed coming in and cursed going out.” And it goes on for 60 verses. And the 60th verse says, “Every curse that came upon Egypt will come upon you also.” Then it goes on to say, as if that wasn’t enough, it says, “Oh, and every sickness, disease, malady, plague not listed in this book will come upon you also.”
If that’s not clear enough, that the source of all calamity, sickness, disease, maladies, plagues is the curse of the law. Because we sinned, we did not hearken unto the voice of the Lord and do all He commanded. Fast forward to Galatians 3:13. Galatians 3:13 says that Jesus became a curse and died on a tree because it is written, “Cursed is he who does on a tree.” If we are in Christ, that means we entered into His suffering, His death, Hus burial, His resurrection. If we are in Christ, and if we were to read Deuteronomy 28 from a New Testament perspective, it might read like this, “No longer does it say ‘if you will diligently hearken unto the voice of the Lord.’ It says, ‘if you are in the One, the only One whoever has diligently hearkened unto the voice of the Lord your God and done all He commands this day, then you, again, will talk about the head and not the tail, beginning on the end, the Christian blessed life. You will lend and not borrow.” Those 14 verses then become the blessed life if you are in Christ.
But it gets better. I learned from brother Andrew Wommack, he said something that was profound to me. He said the transition verse, where it says, “but if you don’t…” is gone now, from Jesus’ perspective. If you, now, are in Christ, not only do you get the blessed life of verses 4-14, you actually now have dominion over the curses. That’s why you can say “peace be still”, and “disease go away”, and all those wonderful things. So, I invite you to go back and to read Deuteronomy 28, all of it. Then move forward and read Galatians 3:13. And then re-read it from the perspective of being in Christ. I am sure it will bless you. God bless you and have an amazing day.