I was involved in a conversation with a friend of mine’s father this weekend. He is a believer involved in a number of ministries in Pretoria (South Africa) where I live.
We were a group of about 5 men in this conversation. Many of who are relatively new to faith, or at least to having a personal relationship with Christ. One of these men who are relatively new to faith, phoned me after the conversation and asked me questions regarding some of the things the old man said. One comment in particular stood out to him and left him, and me for that matter, with some questions.
The old man said, “If you give, whether to an individual, church or any institution, and that person that you give to has a curse on his/her life, then that curse is immediately transferred to you”.
The point he tried to make was that you need to give in response to guidance from the Holy Spirit. It was not about what that person would use the money you give him/her for, but rather whether you should have given in the first place. Personally, I agree with giving when I feel led by the Holy Spirit, but I am uncertain about the curse transference?
He created, unintentionally I believe, a lot of fear in some of the men in the conversation. I believe that through the blood of Christ, no weapon formed against me will prosper. I am fully aware of the existence of the spiritual realm and that there are consequences to doing anything outside the will of God. But he spoke of bloodline curses being transferred to you and your family, even if you only give with the best intentions some of your change to “a cursed individual” who is living on the street begging for food.
I’m seeking guidance on how to respond to these questions from my friend please? Thank you