You choose your predestined curse to be your greatest blessing

It is important for every Christian to understand that we choose our predestination. The choice we make today will change how we are predestined by God long before we are born. In this blog, we see how God fulfills what was predestined, even if it is a curse, to become the greatest blessing ever received if we stand with Him.

Levi & Simeon’s Curse

Gen 49:5-7 “Simeon and Levi are brothers; Instruments of cruelty are in their dwelling place. Let not my soul enter their council; Let not my honor be united to their assembly; For in their anger they slew a man, And in their self-will they hamstrung an ox. Cursed be their anger, for it is fierce; And their wrath, for it is cruel! I will divide them in Jacob And scatter them in Israel.

Jacob before he died, prophesied what shall befall to his children in the last days. To Simeon and Levi, it’s real bad news.
  • Let not my soul enter their council
  • Let not my honor be united to their assembly
  • I will divide them in Jacob And scatter them in Israel.
Levi and Simeon were predestined to have the above curses before his descendants who will inherit the land were even born. It is such a tragedy.

Levi’s Choice Changes the Predestined Curse into a Blessing

Exod 32:27-29 And he said to them, “Thus says the LORD God of Israel: ‘Let every man put his sword on his side, and go in and out from entrance to entrance throughout the camp, and let every man kill his brother, every man his companion, and every man his neighbor.’ ” So the sons of Levi did according to the word of Moses. And about three thousand men of the people fell that day. Then Moses said, “Consecrate yourselves today to the LORD, that He may bestow on you a blessing this day, for every man has opposed his son and his brother.”

Levi’s choice of standing with the Lord and not worshiping the idols with their brothers changed the predestined curse into a great blessing. So, what is this blessing? It’s the same curse Jacob prophesied.

Let not my soul enter their council:

Deut 27:9-10 Then Moses and the priests, the Levites, spoke to all Israel, saying, “Take heed and listen, O Israel: This day you have become the people of the LORD your God. Therefore you shall obey the voice of the LORD your God, and observe His commandments and His statutes which I command you today.”

The curse is indeed true and none of Levi’s brothers listen the council of Levi. But every tribe in Israel had to listen the council of God which was through Levi.

Let not my honor be united to their assembly

Num 8:14 “Thus you shall separate the Levites from among the children of Israel, and the Levites shall be Mine.

The curse is indeed true that none of honor of Levi’s brothers can be united to Levites. The Levites received a honor of becoming God’s – a honor his brothers could neither attain nor be united to their assembly.

I will divide them in Jacob And scatter them in Israel.

Deut 18:1-2 “The priests, the Levites–all the tribe of Levi–shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and His portion. Therefore they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is their inheritance, as He said to them. 

Num 35:2 “Command the children of Israel that they give the Levites cities to dwell in from the inheritance of their possession, and you shall also give the Levites common-land around the cities.  

The curse is true that the Levites were divided and scattered in Israel and never received an inheritance. But they received an inheritance far beyond any of his brothers could imagine – God Himself becoming an inheritance to Levites and they can dwell all over the inheritance of his brothers.

Simeon’s Choice retains Predestined Curse

Josh 19:9 The inheritance of the children of Simeon was included in the share of the children of Judah, for the share of the children of Judah was too much for them. Therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of that people.

Simeon on the other hand didn’t make the choice to stand with God and their inheritance was absorbed into Judah, fulfilling a predestined curse.

Josh 19:2 They (Simeon) had in their inheritance Beersheba (Sheba), Moladah, 

1Kgs 19:3 And when he saw that, he arose and ran for his life, and went to Beersheba, which belongs to Judah, and left his servant there.

For example, Beersheba was an inheritance to Simeon which became Judah’s inheritance. 

Predestined Curse or Blessing?

Levites were predestined to be cursed. Yet, their choice of standing with God made God to stand with them, and gave Himself to be an inheritance to Levites and fulfilled every word of what was predestined, to become their greatest blessing.
When we make the choice of standing with God even if we had to forsake our friends, relatives, wealth, job for the sake of God, every curse predestined upon us long before we were born will come to pass but as a blessing far beyond we can imagine. Are you choosing to stand with God? Repent now!