FAQ 26 – You say we can experience a blessed childbirth BUT isn’t pain & complications in Childbirth a curse from God?
Unfortunately due to a misunderstanding of Scripture many believe that God cursed Adam and Eve at the Fall so now every woman is doomed to suffer pain and other complications in childbearing.
This is what we have always been taught to expect BUT one thing we have to ask ourselves is…
“Did God really curse His own creation?”
Before I answer this question lets look elsewhere in the Bible. In Numbers chapter 23 we see that God had blessed the nation of Israel so when Balaam (the seer) was called by Balaak (the king) to curse Israel, Balaam prophesied (under inspiration and instruction from God) and said in Numbers 23:19-20…
“God is not a man, that He should lie,
Nor a son of man, that He should repent.
Has He said, and will He not do?
Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?
Behold, I have received a command to bless;
He has blessed, and I cannot reverse it.
No one can curse what God blessed!
This account reveals an amazing truth that no one can curse what God has blessed! Why? Because once God has spoken and has blessed no one can reverse it! Not even God! The Bible is clear on the nature and character of God so we need to read Scripture in the light of the whole counsel of God in the Word (both Old and New testaments) and not isolate certain Scriptures. When we do this we will clearly see that God does not take back His gifts or break His Word or altar His Covenants or promises! All of God’s gifts and callings are irrevocable, which means that God does not change His mind or will towards mankind (see Romans 11:29). For more teaching and Scriptures on this see my blog post The Known Character of God. If you understand this truth then you will understand why God annot curse what He Himself has blessed!
Remember in the beginning at creation GOD BLESSED MANKIND…
Genesis 1:26-28 Then God said, “Let Us make man in Our image, according to Our likeness; let them have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over the cattle, over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 27 So God created man in His ownimage; in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them. 28 Then GOD BLESSED THEM, and God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply; fill the earth and subdue it; have dominion over the fish of the sea, over the birds of the air, and over every living thing that moves on the earth.”
God had blessed mankind, therefore He cannot lie, or change His mind (repent) or break His covenant.
This passage once again highlights how God does not curse us. Regarding the fall and Genesis 3:16 the true nature of God has been misconstrued and people have once again drawn conclusions of God and His character based on reading this verse without deeper study. In response to this commonly asked question, I have some resources freely available regarding this misconception and other areas of childbearing.
In addition, my book God’s Plan for Pregnancy in the “Childbirth without Fear” chapter has greater detail on this topic. It is subject to copyright so I am unable to copy and paste the information so for more details visit www.
ChildBirth without Fear AUDIO MESSAGES
I have also created a Childbirth without Fear Audio Message Bundle to help you understand more of God’s will and plan for Childbirth. Childbirth without Fear Audio Bundle contains 3 Audio message downloads: i) Childbirth without Fear, ii) Childbearing Redeemed and iii) God’s Living word for Childbearing. You can download each message individually or for only $10 AUD you can download the 3 message bundle. For more information or to download CLICK HERE.
Related Posts and Resources
Audio Message Download – Redeemed from ALL Curses
Blog Post – There’s only ONE Generational curse: Adam’s
YouTube Video – Jesus: God’s answer to Suffering