"Like a flitting sparrow, like a flying swallow, So a curse without cause shall not alight." (Proverbs 26:2)
In the springtime in Texas we have what we call “chimney sweeps” that dart about in the air. These are birds that never seem to land anywhere. They fly around constantly. They dive-bomb chimneys on houses, hence the name given to them. Every time I read or think about curses being likened to Sparrows and Swallows, I think about these creatures.
One year, these built a nest right at the front door of our house. The nest was under the awning and out of the weather. These Swallows laid their eggs in this nest. We could go to the front door and look through the window and watch the process of these eggs, as they moved toward the day of their hatching. Pretty soon the baby birds broke through the eggs and came out into the nest. Suddenly, these little birds became menaces that you had to dodge every time you walked out the door.
The day finally came when they all flew away. I immediately got a broom and went to the front door to quickly tear down this nest. It was made of straw, sticks, grass and some dried mud. It looked very weak and fragile. As I took the sweeping end of the broom and began to prod at the nest, I suddenly realized that the bristles of the broom were not going to take the nest down. It was much stronger and sturdier than it looked. I went to my garage and found a hoe. I took the hoe and began to poke, then strike and then bang away at this nest that now seemed more like a fort or stronghold. Finally, with much effort, I was able to piece by piece break the nest apart and tear it down. It was difficult, but at least it was now gone and good riddance.
The next spring, these same Swallows came and began to build a nest again. This time when I saw the nest being erected, I tore it down. They would come again and start to piece together the nest. I would go and get my gardening implement and tear it down. It took several times of my destroying what they were trying to build, but they finally stopped and moved somewhere else. These birds were no longer welcomed at my house.
This is exactly what we must do with curses that have landed or want to land in our lives and families. We must not entertain them, no matter how innocent or harmless they may seem. They will become that which will defile everything if we let them build their nest. They will bring uncleanness, dismay, discouragement and frustration if we let them have a place of landing in our lives. The good news is that if curses have landed in our lives there are ways to take away the legal right that has allowed it. We can tear down the nest no matter how strong it may be and remove their defiling effect. Through diligence, we can also prevent them from building it again. We have been given the authority in the Courts Of Heaven to undo and dissolve everything the devil would use to devour our success and futures. This includes our children and heritage. It also includes our finances, marriages, health and every other important thing.
There are principles and secrets to getting our generations and us free from curses that want to devour and defile us. Just imagine a life—free from curses—that have sabotaged your future. Once curses are removed, nothing shall be impossible.