Issue 2

Blessings and Cursings

All 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 nations.  History records national blessings for countries that look to God for guidance. 

On 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.


America’s Blessings


We 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.”  


This 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

Too 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. 


The 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 nation.   

America’s Last Days 

If 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.”  (Genesis 49:1)


How 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.”  (Deu 28:48)


The Good News


The 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 2:44) 


It 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.”   (2Ch 7:14)