A New Age “Blessing” (or Curse?)

Question: “Recently I had a person, who is apparently very into New Age stuff, pronounce a ‘blessing’ over me and my husband. Is this something I should be worried about, considering the spiritual beliefs of this person?” (S. in Virginia)

My Answer: I understand your concern about this “blessing.” As Christians with a biblical worldview, we need to take the supernatural seriously. And there are supernatural powers out there besides the godly and the angelic. Demonic influence, and even curses, are real things. A “blessing” from someone who may actually be in league with the demonic could have spiritual power. This is possible.

However, with that said, I will also say this. If you are a born-again believer in Jesus Christ, truly saved and in right relationship with the Father through the Son, then this “blessing” is not something you should worry about. You belong to God. You have His Holy Spirit within you. You are under His care, protection and sovereign oversight. Remember, “greater is He who is within you than He who is in the world” (1 John 4:4)… and this includes the Devil and his minions). Through Christ you are more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37) and nothing can separate you from Him and His loving care for you (Romans 8:38-39), not even demons. We have to remember that we have been given spiritual authority over the Enemy (see Luke 10:19, Ephesians 1:19-22 with 2:6).

One other point, the Scripture very specifically states that a curse that is “undeserved” or “causeless” will not affect us. It is like a small bird that flits around without coming to rest. In other words, it has no power over us. (See Proverbs 26:2.) It is also good to remember the story of Balaam in this regard (cf. Deuteronomy 23:5).

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