No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. (Rev. 22:3)

BRENDA WAITED until almost everyone in the room was gone. Then she matter-of-factly said to us, “You don’t like me. I’m a Satanist.” Yet as she became more comfortable with us, Brenda unloaded. She was part of a local coven and she wanted out. Her eyes were lifeless. Her lips bled, her skin was sallow, and she seemed on the verge of collapse.

The curse spoken of in Revelation can be quite visible today, as it was in Brenda. The destructive nature of sin is an active force that eats away at us from the inside out. No wonder the drama of Revelation comes to a point where all the elements of the curse—death, sin, sickness, destruction, evil—are obliterated by the very presence of God.

We saw Brenda again just before she left town for a place of sanctuary with an established community of Christians. She had already begun a new life with Jesus, and in just two days she looked to us to be a different person with life in her eyes, color in her cheeks, and even a shy smile.

Today, we can invite the very presence of God to dwell in us and liberate us from the curse—a true journey from death to life in Christ. Indeed, the whole of history is moving toward the day when, thanks to Jesus, that curse is utterly gone.

Pray for God to help you break any effects of the curse you are under.

Annie Wamberg enjoys being creative and hosting friends and family for any reason. She and her husband Steve have two grown children who are launching families of their own.