THE OLD TESTAMENT STILL MATTERS! Study Deuteronomy 28 to Discern What is Happening in Our World Today – Part 2

As I discussed last time, Deuteronomy 28 should be read, re-read, and studied in order to understand what is happening in our nation and world today. Unfortunately, too many of the professing Christians today are ashamed of their Lord. SOME “put in their time” — an hour a week – but then, having done their compulsory “duty,” return again to their carnal lifestyles, as a dog returns to its vomit. Today, Christians fear to speak the Lord’s name in front of friends, family or co-workers for fear of being ridiculed. And while almost every household has multiple copies of God’s Holy Word, few are ever opened. We no longer even know what it says, though we have our favorite politically-correct verses, like “Judge Not.”

In addition, many of those charged with shepherding the flock are so cowardly, they refuse to preach the whole counsel of God, for fear of offending some in the congregation and so they preach flattering platitudes; non-offensive “pablum,” practicing a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof; and thereby, denying the sheep any form of counsel, guidance or instruction in righteousness. Instead of “rightly dividing the Word of Truth,” they tiptoe around the tough subjects, avoiding at all costs any form of confrontation.

And what is the outcome?

Let’s go back to Deuteronomy 28, starting in Verse 15: “But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command thee this day, that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field. Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep. Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. … And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron. The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed. The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of earth. …

The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart: And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in the darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.” …

Verses 33 and 34: “The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway: So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.”

And it gets REALLY INTERESTING in Verses 43 and 44: “The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.’

Does THIS sound familiar?

Moses goes on to say: “Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedest not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded thee: And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed forever.

Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; 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. The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand; A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee. If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, the Lord thy God; Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. Moreover He will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou was afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it.

Friends, we live in a time like no other in the history of mankind. The country most of us grew up in is gone forever. The foreigners among us are growing greater and greater, and we are sinking lower and lower. As I quoted above, the Word says “A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down.”

I ask you, have you not noticed the Islamists and their attempted hijacking of our Congress, our cities, our schools, and our children?

We are suffering curses, confusion and rebuke in all we put our hands to. We’re defeated by our enemies and afflicted with madness and confusion of mind. Look around. It is OBVIOUS to all who have eyes to see. The nations rising against us have no respect for the old or pity for the young. Anxiety and depression and madness reign.

And WHO will have the courage to speak up and prophecy the ancient wisdom of God’s Holy Word? Who will have the courage to rise up and remind us what God requires to return to us the incredible blessings He once graced us with? If you think Donald Trump alone is going to make America great again, you’re sadly mistaken. It’s not about the money. Not about the economy, fair trade laws or trusting in any fortified wall for our security. Our only hope, and our only security lies in the hands of God Almighty, our Creator, our Lord. If only we would turn to Him, in solemn, sorrowful repentance. But we are a stiff-necked people, and today, sadly, we are receiving just what we deserve, just as Scripture describes.

Get in the Word, my friends! Study! And BE NOT AFRAID to sound the trumpet and warn those around you… while there’s still time.