(Last Updated On: September 24, 2015)

If you should do a survey right now with Christians and leaders from different denominations around the world, almost all of them will argue that a church cannot go under a curse; but is that true? is the pillar of God and is where people go each week to hear , receive strength to face their problems, and to get deliverance. Can the church therefore go under a curse?

I strongly believe that it can?

How can a church go under a curse?


There are several things that can bring a church under a curse; here are 6 ways the church can be put under a curse:

  1. Involvement in the occult of any sort. If the church or its leadership practices any form of occult or witchcraft in the church then by their practices they will open a door for the enemy to come in and bring a curse upon the church.


  1. Having occult or satanic symbols in the church. For example certain figurine or drawings are satanic and should be kept out of the church, and out of the lives of the believers. We see an example of this in the temple of Jerusalem (please read Ezekiel 8 when you get the time to do so).
  2. The church building or land was dedicated to Satan or a curse was put on the church or on the land by servants of Satan. If the building that house your church was previously used for occult purposes, or the land was dedicated to Satan by its previous owners, then the truth is Satan still has legal rights to these, even though the a church is now on the land. God will honor Satan rights to the building or land (if the building was dedicated to Satan then most likely the land was also dedicated to him) and therefore Satan has the legal rights to afflict the church and its members with a curse of his choice. Similarly, witches can curse a church by performing rituals either in the church or on its land.
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Unless the land and entire building is cleansed, the church will remain under a curse from Satan.

  1. You invite servants of Satan to speak at your church, especially on the pulpit. Doing this is giving honor to a servant of Satan, and in extension to Satan. By doing this your church is opening the door for Satan to come in and curse the church.
  2. Sin. Sin is one of the main causes of a church being curse. The Bible tells us that we are the temple of God and of such we should not be slave to sin, but dead to sin (Romans 6:11-13).

God calls us to be in the world, but be not of the world. When members of the church and its leaders practice and continues in sin then it opens the door for God or Satan to curse the church.

  1. Satanic sacrifice was done in the church, thereby polluting the church. There are many stories of churches been broken into by Satanist who was bold enough to carry out animal sacrifices on the altar.

These practices can and will put the church and the people of God under a curse. We must understand that Satan does not have any boundary or is there any law that says that Satan cannot go to a particular place or cause havoc in the house of God; these practices I listed above invites Satan to come into the church and put a curse upon the church.

6 Signs your church is under a curse

Now that we have looked at some of the things that can put a church under a curse, let’s talk about identifying curses in the church. It is very important you understand that if your church is under a curse, then the members of the church will be affected by the curse. Here are 6 signs that your church may be under a curse.

  1. Growth in membership is non-existent or very slow. If your church attendance and baptism is very slow or you can’t tell when someone new is baptized in the church then your church may be under a curse. There seems to be a roller coaster trend in church attendance and how many people are saved and every time there seems to be a season of growth it normally follows a season of decline- sometimes very rapid decline.
  2. Church has a history of very short-term pastors/leaders. If pastors come and go as fast as you can say ‘who is that’ then your church may be under a curse. These pastors come and seem to be there to stay then suddenly they packed their bags and go.
  3. Sickness. There seems to a particular type of sickness affecting the members of your church; even by members that has no previous history of such sickness.
  4. Family breakdown. Families in the church seem to be falling apart very rapidly. Children being disobedient and rebellious to parents, there is no stability in the home, marriages are breaking apart and there seems be no operant reason(s) for these changes in the family unity.



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