When I was in college in the 1960s, young people never smoked “pot” or used “LSD.” On dates they were proper in their conduct to each other. Rarely, even in high school, did a girl drop out and go to an unwed mothers’ facility. Then, wife swapping became a rage. No more loyalty to marriage vows. God puts it this way: “You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her:” (Deut. 28:30).
Something happened by 1965!!! Everything changed. Soldiers would come back from Viet Nam smoking “pot” and “LSD.” It became the new craze, and some college and high school students were using both. Young people wouldn’t work anymore. This was the START of a curse upon America. Look what Jesus Christ predicted as a result: “Cursed you shall be in the city, …” (Deut. 28:16a). I lived in the suburbs of St. Louis and witnessed this decay with my own eyes.
Years passed by and we all witnessed “famine” to such a degree that it became a CURSE in our corn fields and the Midwest where crops couldn’t be grown because of too much sunshine and too little rain. God called it a curse!!! “… and cursed shall you be in the field. Cursed shall be your basket and your store” (Deut. 28: 16b-17).
We have been the wealthiest nation in the world, yet we are the sickest nation in the world. Notice what was prophesied IF we turned our back upon God’s Laws. “Cursed shall be the fruit of your body….” (Deut. 28:18a). Hospitals are everywhere. Even small children are in hospitals to treat diseases never heard of 100 years ago.
We see cattle that are diseased and sent to the slaughter house to be cut up for food. Many of these cattle have cancer in or on them. God once again calls this a curse. Meat manufacturers ruin their product and make it harmful to eat yet Americans don’t know what they are doing to it. God says: “…the increase of your kine, and the flocks of your sheep” (Deut. 28:18b).
Why would God allow these CURSES and more to come upon this once great nation – the inheritor of the birthright blessing – Joseph? (I Chronicles 5:1-2).
God lays it bear as to the problem: “Moreover all these curses shall come upon you, and shall pursue you, and OVERTAKE you, TILL you be destroyed, BECAUSE you listened not unto the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you: And they shall be upon you [these curses] for a SIGN and a WONDER, and upon your seed forever” (Deut. 28:45-46).
This whole chapter deals with the consequences of disobedience. Do we find adultery in every quarter of this nation? Do we see the taking of God’s name in vain in movies and the work place? This is a major part of the problem!!! Do we have another god before Jesus Christ and His Father? This nation was established upon Christianity!!! The communists changed that into committing sin – breaking God’s ways. We have replaced God with materialism and denied He gave us all the wonderful blessings we have had in the past. We have violated the 4th Commandment that we were told to “remember.” “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy…the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God: in it you shall not do ANY work … For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and RESTED the seventh day: wherefore the Lord BLESSED the Sabbath day, and hallowed it” (Exodus 20:8-11).
The biggest day for selling at malls is the Sabbath day. People actually believe Sunday is the Sabbath day, following in the footsteps of the Catholic church, not the Bible. The Catholic church admits it changed the Sabbath to Sunday (ask for our booklet, “From Sabbath to Sunday.” It is free). Baseball, basketball, football, and other sports are played on the Sabbath instead of keeping it holy.
Murder is rampant in the big cities (Ex. 20:13). Adultery and pre-marital sex are rampant even in the rural communities (Ex. 20:14). Theft is nationwide. Cars are stolen as well as homes robbed (Ex. 20:15). Lying, slander, and gossip that destroys’ people’s reputation is in churches, the workplace, and even in the White House. Lusting is the game today, whether it is someone’s wife or husband, someone’s car, or home. The ONLY way to save this nation is: “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 forgive their sins, and will heal their land. “ (2 Chronicles 7:14).