Blessings and Cursings
through the Bible there are examples of God fulfilling his promise
of blessings to those who choose His way of life.
This is a principle that works equally with individuals or
records national blessings for countries that look to God for
the other hand, ruin, catastrophe, and destruction follow those who
set out to beat the system by breaking the rules.
We have all seen lives ruined by any number of causes.
When people end up with broken lives, the reasons can be
traced back to violations of good principles.
God’s perfect set of spiritual rules brings about all
things good, and defiance of those spiritual laws brings a breakdown
of moral order. The
Bible calls these Blessings and Cursings.
all know and love the song, “God Bless America.”
God has indeed blessed America greatly.
Irving Berlin wrote the words, “Stand beside her and guide
her,” and God did lead America to become the greatest and most
powerful nation that has ever existed.
Francis Scott Key wrote in our national anthem how God has
poured out His blessings on this magnificent and excellent land.
He wrote that God has, “Blest with victory and peace, [and]
hath made and preserved us a nation.”
country was founded on God and the laws of God.
As long as, we the people, were submissively “Under God,”
we could rightly expect His bountiful good graces to continue to
increase. Our national
laws – based on God’s Ten Commandments – are responsible for
the freedom, rights, and liberty we have so greatly enjoyed in the
USA. Our open society
allows us life, liberty, the pursuit of happiness, with freedoms of
religion and speech, as free men in a free nation.
A Sad Day
many of our leaders, teachers, friends and family have begun to
select an alternate life style – one without God as a part in it.
They reject the truth that it is God’s way that provides
all good things. What
can we expect as a result of our rejection of God and His Ten
Commandments? We can
anticipate God beginning to remove the national blessings and the
protection He has, thus far, afforded us because we, as a nation,
have rejected His perfect way.
apostle Paul wrote about the Laws of God, especially the Ten
Commandments - “The law is holy, and the commandment holy, and
just, and good.” King
David said, “All thy Commandments are righteousness.”
Now that we are choosing to set aside the perfect spiritual
law, which is the foundation of society itself, we can absolutely
expect to encounter diminished accomplishment as a people and as a
this great nation does not return to the creator God soon, every
good standard defining the attributes of America will collapse.
Without God, no nation can stand.
All who believe in good morals will agree that America is in
a horrendous moral degeneration.
As a result of this degeneration, we will face challenges in
the immediate future undreamt of.
Will the breakdown come in a sudden immense crash or an
excruciatingly slow, but sure, demise?
Jesus prophesied exactly how the end would come when He said,
“I may tell you that which shall befall you in the last days.”
will the end come? Two
chapters in the Bible explain in intricate detail how great America
could have remained, and how devastating the end will be.
Read these chapters for yourself to know what God has
prophesied. They are
Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28.
Read about the coming slavery and starvation of this nation.
“Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord
shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness,
and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy
neck, until he have destroyed thee.”
citizens of this once moral land must come to understand what
happens when God is rejected and abandoned.
Our people will learn what happens when God’s spiritual
rules, which are for our good, are not followed.
Unless this country returns to God in business, in education,
and in government, our social order will deteriorate to the point of
total breakdown. National
defense will become insignificant, leading to final defeat.
Our enemies will walk in and pluck-up our land like a ripe
peach. That certainly
does not sound like good news.
It isn’t, but what follows is great news.
Jesus Christ told exactly how He would replace evil rulers
when He sets up the Kingdom of God on this earth. “In the days of
these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall
never be destroyed.” (Dan
is not too late. Jesus
said, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble
themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked
ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and
will heal their land.”