- Religion and Philosophy
Curses in Genesis
What was the Serpents offence?
So the LORD God said to the serpent, "Because you have done this, "Cursed are you above all the livestock and all the wild animals! You will crawl on your belly and you will eat dust all the days of your life.
It was manipulating Eve into accepting a corrupted version of Gods commands, something which many people are guilty of today.
The media circus, film industry, advertising companies and a multitude of others seek to persuade us that God didn’t really say or mean what He said.
Satan, in the garden, won the day and wrested Gods authority over earth from Adam, because he put forward a good case of justification. We get into trouble when we justify our actions. Self-justification makes us equal to God. Our original offence ceases to be serious, compared to the compound offence we create when we attempt to justify our actions.
So what reactions do we get from this curse?
We see that the serpent (Satan) was made to crawl and eat dust for all of his life, that he was going to be in opposition to Christ from then on and that Christ would ‘crush’ his head.
No wonder we have problems.
Because of original sin, we are born into Satan’s corrupt world system, because of Satan’s deception, that system is in opposition to Christ, so the whole of humanity finds itself in rebellion to Christ, until the day that they individually recognize who He really is, and surrender, repent, renounce and receive, reconciliation with God through Christ’s atoning sacrifice.
This much curse to undo, before we get to our curses, inherited directly from our forebearers, Adam & Eve.
To Adam he said…
"Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life."
This is the first curse humanity directly incurs from God, as such it has special significance, whether you are a Christian or not.
Curses are like bad debts we have incurred, sometimes without even realizing that we have been liable for them, sometimes inheriting the debt from our forefathers. When we own a debt in society, we cannot be free from the consequences until the debt is paid. Christ at the cross became the debtor (‘curse’) for all who believe in Him, so as a Christian you may argue that all your curses were cancelled when you came to know Christ as your Saviour.
Which is true. For those curses that affect us ‘under the law’
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree:
So a multitude of curses that we would incur, trying hopelessly to obey the laws of Moses, are lifted from us, but other curses have been made before the law was invented. They must be dealt with.
Anyone who knows how the Court system works will also know that when a debt is incurred, it is registered in a book recording debtors, and our future ability to receive financial assistance is damaged by the record of that debt, even when the debt has been paid in full. That record of the debt remains until we make application to the Court to have the register erased, because our debt has been paid.
All Christians have had their ‘debt’ paid in full by Christ, but have you made petition to have your debt declared null and void in the spiritual realm?
One way to know whether your debt (curse) record has been cancelled out is to examine your life. As you examine the curses that have been made, by God and man over your life, you can discern whether you still suffer under the curses made.
If you do, something must need to be done, because:
Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow, an undeserved curse does not come to rest.
When you recognize that you are still under a curse, ask God to show you why and where this curse was instigated, then get that annulled.
You will be surprised the difference it will make to your life.
Back to this original curse for original sin, which affects everyone.
To Adam he said, "Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, 'You must not eat of it,' "Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life.
This curse makes our modern social welfare system into a trap, because when somebody chooses to accept welfare, rather than follow Gods plan for their provision they place themselves in rebellion against this original curse, thereby endorsing and strengthening it. The rest of secular society literally labour on, never knowing about this curse.
God’s plan was that we should live our lives in fellowship with Him, and that precludes spending 12 hours a day at ‘work’. Families are fragmented and ‘dysfunctional’ because the men are generally either working so much they do not spend enough ‘quality time’ or living under the curse of unemployment and therefore sharing the curses of insufficiency and humiliation.
We are under this curse and we have developed a need to work in order to feel fulfilled. Scripture states that if we do not work, we should not be fed.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For even when we were with you, this we commanded you, that if any would not work, neither should he eat.
Whether we know God or not, we are still conditioned by the ways of this world, and since Gods given earthly authority was passed from Adam to Satan, we have lived under Satan’s world rule, until we escape by forging that all important new life with Christ.
Satan cannot ignore Gods curses any more than we can ignore gravity, besides why would he want us to be freed from work?
Sweat of your brow...
Whether we are ‘successful’ with a life of wealth and leisure, simply working to survive, or not working at all and on welfare, our lives serve in order to further disaffiliate others and keep them from God.
The rich man feels he has everything, but is disgruntled because it’s never enough.
The working man is slowly eroded from his lives plans and visions, settling eventually for the dream of a pension and time to enjoy it.
(Statistically speaking most people draw their pensions for less than 2 years before death dismisses it.)
The unemployed man sinks lower and lower in his self-esteem, family worth and vision for the future.
When we are in Christ, we are freed from this curse, because we live as the ‘second Adam’, but we still need to ask for it to be stuck off and thereby let us be completely freed from it’s consequences.
This does not allow for Christians to live without working.
However in principal, when we accept the redeemed life offered by Christ at the cross, we become those new creations who should from then on live our lives for Christ. In this manner we are freed from the curse, either because we are in full time ministry, whereby God will make a way for our provision, or because we continue in serving God whilst still working at our ‘tent-making’.
We are required to work, but if we are really Christ’s disciples, we will know that as we from here on work for God, that the things of this world no longer have relevance to our lives. Every decision should henceforth be taken from the point of view of ‘What did Jesus do’ because Jesus always did the will of His Father, and so must we.
Then, and only then, are we truly freed from that particular curse.
The LORD said, "What have you done? Listen! Your brother's blood cries out to me from the ground. Now you are under a curse and driven from the ground, which opened its mouth to receive your brother's blood from your hand.
When you work the ground, it will no longer yield its crops for you.
You will be a restless wanderer on the earth."
Cain killed his own brother, and so got cursed. He would have been cursed if he’d killed anyone else anyway, but his own brother…
Cain was a farmer, Abel a stockholder, shepherd, keeper of sheep. Abels offering was acceptable, Cains was not.
Do we kill for this?
All Cain had to do was make an acceptable offering, and he would have found favor with God.
Instead he gets angry and commits murder.
In our lives we get to a point where we make an unacceptable ‘offering’ to God and God rejects it, and with that we might get angry with God, and reject Him and all that find favor in His sight.
If we do that, we separate ourselves from God, we loose the right to receive our provision from ‘tilling the ground’ and suffer the life of a ‘restless wanderer’.
What does that mean? well we lost the right to live with everything provided by God when Adam messed up. Here we lose the right to expect that the earth itself will support us, provided we work. Now, with murder in our heart, blood on our hands, and denial coming from our lips, we must accept that from now on we need to make our way without Gods assistance.
We have usurped from God the right to decide whom lives or dies, and He has withdrawn His covenant with us that His creation, earth, will provide our needs in abundance.
The history of Cain’s descendents is strewn with murder and other generational similarities.
How many people on the earth have suffered under this curse without knowing why? Are you still living under this curse, even as a Christian?
We should be able to live as the first man Adam did, Christ, our Redeemer, was identified as the ‘last Adam’
1 Corinthians. 15:22
For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive.
And so it is written. The first man Adam was made a living soul; the last Adam was made a quickening spirit.
Christ has done everything needed to clear the path for us to resume the covenant God made with Adam.
Genesis 1: 26-30
Then God said, "Let us make man in our image, in our likeness, and let them rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air, over the livestock, over all the earth, and over all the creatures that move along the ground."
So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.
God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of the air and over every living creature that moves on the ground."
Then God said, "I give you every seed-bearing plant on the face of the whole earth and every tree that has fruit with seed in it. They will be yours for food.
And to all the beasts of the earth and all the birds of the air and all the creatures that move on the ground--everything that has the breath of life in it--I give every green plant for food."
And it was so.
Mankind have interpreted these verses to mean that our subjugation of the creatures mentioned is our right, but God tells us to ‘rule over’ and in my understanding that means an obligation to rule as He would, justly and with wisdom and discernment.
Our world policy has been to use the resources of the world as if they were limitless, to destroy, pollute and plunder without any cohesive policy to maintain.
In recent years voices have been calling for conservation of the world, not because they have awoken to the fact that God commanded us to ‘rule’.
rule (a statement of what to do and not to do; principal governing conduct, action, arrangement etc…)
But in an effort to save our own selfish existence for a while longer. Talk is of having to find another planet to move to, interstellar expansion, leaving a depleted world to find another to abuse and destroy. Anyone who has read the bible will know that this is not on the agenda, we are dealing with a hopeless case. The world has ignored God to such a degree that it has forfeited the right to receive His blessings.
The world has become like Cain, uninterested in resisting sin, declaring that God has made them what they are and not even thinking to ask God to forgive them, and grant them a fresh start. If we have not shaken Cain’s curse from our lives, we cannot move back into our Adamic authority and responsibility. Think about it.
Mark. 7:21 For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders…
So we need a change of heart, because even if we have not committed the crime, we have it within us to do so, and that smells of the residue of Cain’s curse to me. We all, at some time commit murder in our heart, wishing that the rapist/sadistic/child molester etc… deserves to die, and this is natural, because Satan has programmed our thinking for generations and we have accepted that such thinking is normal.
It isn’t, Christ would and never has condoned that way of thinking.
In any murder situation there is the primary victim, who has been killed, and the secondary victim, who is the murderer.
There are obviously many other levels of victims within the relatives and friends and even the acquaintances of the murder victim and their assailant.
The murderer is the secondary victim, because their action incurs a sentence of death, made by God.
Whoso sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed: for in the image of God made he man.
Cain was the first murderer in the Bible, he was allowed to live, but the offence from that time has always been punishable by death, and still is in Gods book. God has never condoned murder or abolished the death sentence. When mankind abolished the death sentence, every drop of innocent blood spilt remained as a stain on the earth, crying out to God for justice. The curse that remains can only be removed by the payment of the blood of the guilty party.
Think about how many people have been killed since England abolished the death penalty?
Each drop of innocent blood added to the curse the UK came under.
Look at abortion, the death of millions of infants.
No wonder our society has disintegrated.
In our society we have largely done the opposite, possibly because who can really say that they have not committed murder, at least in their heart, and Christ tells us that this makes us just as guilty as if we had committed the offence.
We need to be free from the curse of Cain.
Why is everyone born into the world anti-Semitic?
Everyone, I hear you say, and yes I mean everyone. Even Jewish people, take a look at how secular Jews deal with Orthodox Jews and vice versa. Until we deal with it, we must accept it as a fact.
Genesis. 3:15 And I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed; it shall bruise thy head, and thou shalt bruise his heel.
Right after we lost our authority to Satan, God pronounced judgement on him for his deception, and every generation born since that day has been ‘Satan’s seed’. A striking statement, but confirmed by Christ Himself when He spoke with His detractors:
You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father's desire. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
Of course, when we become born again and choose Christ as our Lord and Master, we leave the kingdom of the world and start learning anew how to live in the Kingdom of Heaven. We may not reside in the actual location, but we are supposed to bring the principals of the Kingdom to bear in our lives, the lives of those we deal with, and the area of our activities in the physical world we do reside in. Be in the world. But not off it, said Christ.
So we are born with a disadvantage, because all of the world systems and values will denigrate Gods chosen people, the Jewish race.
As we are raised on a diet of anti-Semitism, no matter how subtle or normal seeming, we will naturally assume that stance in our subconscious mind and actions.
If by now you are feeling that this is a bit too much for your liking, you probably need to deal with what is causing you to get uneasy. Selah.
God tells us that “I will put enmity between thee and the woman, and between thy seed and her seed”
When we become born again, we still need to repent for the actions and words we have spoken against the Jewish people and Christ. We will have almost definitely ‘bruised his heel’ because we were told that we would and God never lies. At some point in our life, before we are born again, we must have spoken negative words against either Christ of His chosen people. Even if we stood by whilst somebody else did, we are guilty as charged and need to formally ask that God forgives us for carrying out the devils works.
If this all sounds very harsh and you feel that everything was completed at the cross, I suggest that you check out the scriptures and look at the state of the world. Yes, Christ defeated Satan in Genesis 3:15, but the fact remains that Satan still controls the inhabitants of the world, unless and until those individual inhabitants repent to God, renounce Satan and his works and accept the atoning sacrifice offered on our personal behalves by Christ. I know of no other way by which a person may enter Heaven. Satan will continue to wield his stolen influence and authority until either the people of the world all repent, renounce and receive Christ as Saviour, or until the day that Christ returns in Glory to pronounce judgement on a corrupt world.
As scripture states:
Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out.
Should we expect that ‘revival’ would sweep the world, as many people state it will, before the world witnesses the power and authority of Christ manifest in Christian believers’ lives and Churches?
Then said one unto him, Lord, are there few that be saved? And he said unto them, “Strive to enter in at the strait gate: for many, I say unto you, will seek to enter in, and shall not be able.”
We need a severe outbreak of conviction, repentance and obedience to Gods Word before we can expect God to unleash the power that will bring revival into a skeptical world.
If God were to come into our churches NOW, in that power, whilst congregations remain unconvicted, unrepentant and in condoned disobedience to Gods Word, the sin in our lives would ‘burn up’ and we would die. God loves us so much that He is restraining His Holy Spirit from pouring out His Spirit on all flesh, but the time is growing shorter and God is calling His people to prepare the way for the return of our Lord. We must bring ourselves back to holy and righteous awe and fear of God, for our brethren’s protection and in the fulfillment of Gods plan. Gods plan will continue as He desires, whatever we do, but we will be consumed by His power if we do not take heed and make ready our hearts for His return.
Thou shalt bruise his heel.
While seeking clarity as to what this actually means, God showed me two of my dogs playing. The smaller one was always biting the other dogs’ heels. Whenever the larger dog paid attention to me, his master, the small dog would start nipping away, distracting the relationship that I was having with the other dog. Get the picture!
When they play, they actually re-enact the scripture. Small dog bites the heels and the other dog literally goes to crush the small dogs’ head in his mouth. (He stops short of doing it, but you know he could.)
We find ourselves, if we are subjects of this world, enacting our role playing games in line with the scriptures that run from Genesis, through the Psalms, Hosea, Job and right through to Johns account of Jesus washing His disciples feet, and announcing His own betrayal by Judas.
Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
I speak not of you all: I know whom I have chosen: but that the scripture may be fulfilled, He that eateth bread with me hath lifted up his heel against me.
We need be aware that in general, our lives will either be lives of obedience to God, when we will follow the commands of Christ, or that we will be ‘subjected’ to the ways of the world, and therefore tied to these prophetic re-enactments of what God decreed.
Blessing or Curse?
I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you."
‘I will bless those who bless you…’
God is speaking to Abram, having just announced that He will make him a great nation, this refers to the Jewish people, and since we are ‘grafted into’ Judaism by the same token it also now refers to born again believers who are ‘in Christ’
The blessing comes from being a blessing to those who God wishes to bless.
Confused? well in the original Hebrew, the word used for blessing is Bárakh (I will bless) which indicates that there is a close association between kneeling (paying respect) and receiving a blessing.
‘all peoples on earth will be blessed through you.’
Blessed in Hebrew is Berákháh and is used in the sense of a gift or present. We now know that this refers to the Messiah, who is identified as Jesus Christ.
To be blessed, we need to observe due respect to Gods chosen people, whether they are observant of God, Messianic believers or secular humanists, if they are chosen by God, we’d better show some respect, or we cannot be blessed. We born again believers have not earned our respect, but been given a blessing, a gift of Grace.
But we still have an obligation to bless those who ‘bless’ us.
Being Blessed has been best described (in my opinion) as having control over ones own environment. I like this definition, because it describes the situation we find ourselves in when God blesses us.
Christ tells us:
I tell you the truth, anyone who has faith in me will do what I have been doing. He will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.
So when God can bless us, because we are in obedience to Christ, we have the ability to control the environment we are presently in. When Christ went to eat with Matthew, He entered a den of iniquity, full of people who were undoubtedly under the control of Satan, but because He was ‘Blessed’ by God, the environment and the people changed, influenced by His Godly authority. As believers we should exert the same influence wherever we go in Gods name.
We, not Gods power are at fault.
God has made the way for us to come to the ‘fullness of Christ’ and if we are still stumbling and falling short of that fullness there is a reason associated with our deficiency that causes that shortfall.
I suggest that the reason is that most believers have never confronted their generation cursed condition for fear of either challenging the church leaderships authority, or because they fear what they may find when they invite Gods Holy Spirit to minister to them in this area.
Until we deal with this, the blind will continue to lead the blind. We may not like what we see when we rip off the blindfold, but until we do we cannot change what is wrong.
What else affects us?
In Genesis 9 we see that Noah is empowered by God in the same manner that Adam was, to have dominion and occupation of the earth. He carried a mighty anointing.
Wines first mention in scripture is in Genesis, chapter 9 verse 21, when Noah, after he and his family have survived the flood, starts a farm and grows his first crop of grapes. Like any person who has seen the end of the world, as he knew it, and come through, the first wine led to a little over imbibing and Noah ends up drunk in his tent.
Somehow Noah has managed to get naked. Ham finds Noah naked and drunk, and tells his brothers Shem and Japheth. The brothers walk into the tent backward and cover Noah with a cloak of some kind, therefore maintaining the social decorum of the time. Noah, when he realises what Ham has done, curses Hams descendants, (Genesis 9:25) declaring them to be the servants of Shem.
This episode has massive ramifications for all of us.
Hams descendants form one of the three major people groups of the world, for the peoples of the world stemmed from one of the three sons of Noah; Ham, Shem and Japhete.
Loosely speaking Ham produced Asiatic and African people groups, Shem produced the Jewish, Arabic and Indo-Persian people groups and Japhete was responsible for the Caucasian, and European people groups.
Both groups of descendants of Shem and Japhete have taken the curse that was spoken over Ham to mean they can use those people groups descended from Ham as servants and slaves.
The curse given to Ham was matched buy a ‘blessing’ given to Shem and Japhete;
Genesis 9 :26-27
And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
When we look at the history of the world, we can see that this curse and blessing has been fulfilled. The people groups of Japheth have been 'enlarged' and those descendants have in the main been the colonizers of the world, whilst ‘living in the tents of Shem’, using the people groups of Shem as their bankers, philosophers, doctors and political masters. Certainly the others have in the main exploited the Hamic people groups. Currently the vast majority of the worlds wealth and technology lies in the control of Shem and Japheth, whilst the Hamic people carry out most of the labor.
But God has in effect defined these roles for mankind, by Noah’s words. Words have power and words spoken in our cups have no less power.
However, as believers we should be exempt from these blessings and curses. In reality these personality traits are so genetically ingrained that we need to repent of our own reinforcing of them and ask God to release us from them.
Jesus DID free us from the curse of the LAW. But these curses are not of the law, they are from God via the mouth of His appointed authority, and a curse from God can only be released by God.
What was Noah’s ‘nakedness’?
Strong's Number: 6172
Original Word Word Origin
hwr[ from (06168)
Transliterated Word TWOT Entry
`ervah TWOT - 1692b
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
er-vaw' Noun Feminine
1. nakedness, nudity, shame, pudenda
a. pudenda (implying shameful exposure)
b. nakedness of a thing, indecency, improper behaviour
c. exposed, undefended (fig.)
King James Word Usage
nakedness + (01320) 1
There have been many suggestions as to what this nakedness may have been. It has been suggested that it may refer to Ham (or his son) sodomising Noah, or that it could refer to Canaan having impregnated Noah’s wife (nakedness biblically can be a pseudonym for a mans wife). Whatever the actual offence may have been, it was evidently caused by a sexual taboo being broken. The actual offence is not relevant to this exposition.
It was clearly a sexual offence, which made Noah, drunk or not, curse Hams descendants and ‘bless’ Japheth.
I say ‘bless’ because the blessing Japheth receives:
And Noah awoke from his wine, and knew what his younger son had done unto him. And he said, Cursed be Canaan; a servant of servants shall he be unto his brethren. And he said, Blessed be the LORD God of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant. God shall enlarge Japheth, and he shall dwell in the tents of Shem; and Canaan shall be his servant.
Japheths’ have the most to repent for. They have taken the world by storm. Killed many innocents who stood in their way, becoming 'restless wanderers'. Used human beings as tools and generally lived up to their ‘blessing’. They naturally resent ‘living in the tents of Shem’ and therefore normally have no difficulty accepting a low-level degree of Anti 'shem' eticism.
As a Japheth I instantly recognised these generational traits in my life. The desire to overachieve, to make more and grow larger in my territory. The rebellion against God (I did resent those tents of Shem) and the denigration of all Hamic people groups. When I met Hamic people, they could sense my inherent opinion of them. Shemetic people groups distrusted my Japheth killer instincts and resentment, so we were wary of each other.
Then I was led to this study and recognised that as a disciple of Christ, I should be exempt from these effects. In a few short minutes I had renounced the blessing of Noah, repented of my actions and received the blessing of God to be free to associate with people in His defined kingdom manner.
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
This scripture tells us what should be, but in reality do we see this, even in the body of Christ? Japheths have taken the church and run with it, we took it to the extents of the earth with a book and a sword. Like it says
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
Our Japheth time is fullfilled, the great commission is almost completed, we need to repent, renounce and receive the true blessing of God.
Why Japheths first?
I dealt with Japheth first because until they get clear of the ‘blessing’ the Hamic and Shemetic ethnic groups cannot receive what Japheth’s say without reacting with a pre programmed distrust. Japheth’s are dangerous, they know that. But once a Japheth has dealt with their ‘blessing’ they emanate Galatians rather than Genesis. Trust me, I know it to be true as a Japheth who has seen the difference. Most Japheth’s say they are not Hamic or Shemetic prejudiced, but until they get clear of the ‘blessing’ they still chase territory and treat the others like Noah said they would.
Lets look at this word 'enlarge'
KJV Old Testament - Hebrew Lexicon
Strong's Number: 6601
Original Word Word Origin
htp a primitive root
Transliterated Word TWOT Entry
Pathah TWOT - 1853
Phonetic Spelling Parts of Speech
1. to be spacious, be open, be wide
a. (Qal) to be spacious or open or wide
b. (Hiphil) to make spacious, make open
2. to be simple, entice, deceive, persuade
1. to be open-minded, be simple, be naive
2. to be enticed, be deceived
b. (Niphal) to be deceived, be gullible
1. to persuade, seduce
2. to deceive
1. to be persuaded
2. to be deceived
King James Word Usage
silly one 1
It is plain to see the word is not a flattering description of Japhetes blessings.
Look in any traditional church environment and you will see the outworkings.
Japheth’s Hamics and Shemetics generally stay seperated.
A Japheth pastor will still probably seek to ‘enlarge’ his church.
Hamic pastors preach much about ‘freedom’ but exhude the humility that thousands of years of servitude has instilled in them.
The curse was on Canaan, whose decendants are mainly what we currently call Palestinians, but significantly, the name comes from ‘Kana’ Strong's Number: 3665, which means:
"to be humble, be humbled, be subdued, be brought down, be low, be under, be brought into subjection"
Hams other sons all sufferred as a result of that curse. Look up the meanings of their names. They all need to be freed.
Once a Hamic person (and you will recognise yourself more by your character than your ethnicity) will receive the release they will function as they should in the Kingdom. Japhetes and Shems will no longer react to them as 'cursed' people.
Being Shemetic is probably the easiest to deal with. Shems simply need to be released from the 'blessings' and accept that:
There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither bond nor free, there is neither male nor female: for ye are all one in Christ Jesus.
Noah stated that Shems’ God would be blessed and that Japheths would have to go to their tents. Being the chosen people, with a blessing like this over you makes for a natural superiority attitude. Shems need to shed it and walk into Gods new covenant blessings.
Japheths need to renounce the 'blessings' of Noah, renounce the curse Noah made over Ham and repent the resentment they feel in always being beholden to Shem, and ask God to allow them to view Shem as He views them, as His special chosen people.
When we apply these observations to our lives, they change, but it's your choice. If your life has the signs of curses in it, make the change today.