BLESSINGS AND THE CURSINGS."
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Deuteronomy 28:1 "And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do all His commandments which I command thee this day, that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:"
Moses is telling all of the people that if they listen very closely to God speaking to them through His Word, and apply the commandments of God to your lives, then He will set them above all nations of the earth. This has come to pass even in our day. The house of Israel, those ten tribes that went to make up the nation to the north called the house of Judah, have migrated to their homelands. In the places where they settled they have become many great nations, and those nations are the strongest and most blessed on the face of the earth today.
We are not talking about the Jews, for the house of Judah also has gone back to reestablish their nation in Palestine, and is known today as that tiny nation of Israel. Though they appear to be strong, their strength is in the support and backing of her brothers of the stronger Christian nations of the House of Israel. Without the backing of the United States and England, The Jewish homeland would have great problems in being established as a nation. God moved the Jewish people back home under the Balfour agreement in the United Nations.
Through all their migrations of forefathers have settle our lands on the North American continent, to become the strongest nation in the world. The superpower of all superpowers, and God has truly blessed us for the commitment that our forefathers gave in their commitment to Him. Even in Europe and Africa, the strongest and most blessed nations are those that were founded and base their laws on the Word of God. If we were not Christian nations, we would not have the strength and blessings that God has given to us.
Our very constitution is taken from the Word of God, and the Bill of right that we enjoy in our everyday life comes from the principles that Christ taught. Our laws come from the book of the law that we are studying, and as long as we respect and uphold those law in our lives, God will preserve our ways and our days. However, just as God promised the blessings for our people, it is also prophesied that God will bring curses upon our nation when the people turn their backs to the commandments that God gave us, if they were not obeyed.
We are seeing many things happening today that are reaching the highest and lowest points that have never been reached before. God is sending natural disasters upon our nation to get our attention, to show us that He is not happy with what He sees going on in our land. As the perversion of Sodomy, and other perversions continue there will be many more people die of plagues and sickness caused by their refusal to follow God's laws.
Moses is telling us to pay attention to His laws and commandments and stay on the side of God's blessings. Keep away from mount Ebal, the mount of the curses. You can count on God's blessings no matter what the state of affairs are around you, when you plan to live your life according to God's commandments and laws. When you get God's blessings or curses, it is because of what you have done by your own choices. There are no accidents to the receiving of the blessings or cursings. You get what ever you receive because you have earned them, for God is faithful to His Word. Our nation either has God's blessings or it does not have them.
Deuteronomy 28:2 "And all these blessings shall come on thee and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God."
There is a condition to having all "these blessings come down on you and overtake you", and that condition is your studying God's Word, all the laws, and making them part of your life. God's blessings follow in our footsteps, and they will be part of everything that we do in our lives. This verse is very important and it will be repeated in verse 9, 13, and 15, for God wants you to know that it is no accident when the blessings have come on you.
Is your life all messed up? Stop and consider for a moment how this verse has controlled your life. Have you hearken to the words that God wrote in His laws and commandments? If you want your life to turn around, God promised you that if you repent of those old ways, and turn to His Word and put those instructions in your attitudes and way, then the blessings will come.
We will now see six blessings that pertain to man. Six is the number for man in biblical numerics. Later in the chapter we will also have the counter to these blessings with six cursings.
Deuteronomy 28:3 "Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field."
Our farming and industrial might has grown in the past two hundred years to the point of making our nation what we are today. We are the strongest nation on the face of the earth. It is not by man's hand that this has come to pass, but by the blessings that God has given to us.
Deuteronomy 28:4 "Blessed shalt be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep."
To have healthy children that grow up in the love and kindness of the Lord is a precious increase of the blessings of God. When a farmer follows God's laws dealing with agriculture, and seeks to live his life according to God's Word, God will bless his fields and the cattle, sheep or what ever animals on your land. There is a reason that the heart and middle of our country is called the Bible belt. When a person live close to the earth, he becomes a believer, and trust on the gifts of God for his livelihood. Those gifts include the rain and weather, and all the other things that go to bring a good crop.
This is why Cain, and his little Kenites could never farm, for God would not bless them, and they had to hire God's people to do their agriculture for them. God has cursed the very soil that they possess.
Genesis 4:9 "And the Lord said unto Cain, "Where is Abel thy brother?" And he said, "I know not: Am I my brother's keeper?"
Cain is just not to bright, for he thinks he can lie to God and get away with it. First he covets what His brother had and murders Abel, and then Cain thinks he can lie to God and get away with it.
Genesis 4:10 "And He said, "What hast thou done: the voice of thy brother's blood crieth unto Me from the ground."
Genesis 4:11 "And now art thou cursed from the earth, which hath opened her mouth to receive thy brother's blood from thy hand;"
Genesis 4:12 "When thou tillest the ground, it shall not hence-foreth yield unto thee her strength; a fugitive and a vagabond shalt thou be in the earth."
Because Cain murdered of his brother and lied about it, God cursed the ground of the Cain and his children, the Kenites, and they no longer could make their livlihood from farming the ground. This curse holds forever even to this day. You will never see a Kenite farmer, but you will see Kenites that own farms and have others working for him. God has cursed the soil from the Kenites working hands.
Deuteronomy 28:5 "Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store."
Have you been to the store lately? Our shelves are well stocked with the blessings from all over our land. God has so blessed our land and our people that the nations of the world are blessed also. Our stores provide for every need that a person can imagine. There is a problem with this and it will be brought out in the cursings given later. Our baskets and our stores are full and well blessed by God.
Remember that this is conditional, and it is based on God's people hearkening to His Word and applying those Words to their lives. As you see the things that are going on in our nation today, it should be a warning to each of us to make sure we prepare for those times when God's blessings are not there. Conditions may come which would leave the shelves bare and cause the food abundance to cut way back. All it takes is a truck strike, a weather calamity, or something of that nature to cause shortages. God has given us His warnings and as such we are to pay attention to what is around us, and prepare for those times.
Deuteronomy 28:6 "Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out."
This is the sixth and final blessing. To put this in terms that we use today, it is saying that everything that you touch is blessed. Those things that you try to make happen, as well as those things that just happen to come your way. Remember that there is a clause to this verse; "If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.". You can't just write those blessings down and say they are mine because I claim them. Are you studying God's Word, all of the Word, and trying to apply them to your life the best that you can? To receive these blessings you must first ground yourself in the entire Word of God, and make them part of your life. You have to read it with understanding and that takes study.
Deuteronomy 28:7 "The Lord shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways."
When the enemy comes out against you, God will put fear in them and they shall flee from before you in terror. Our nation has been well blessed when we have gone to war. God has gone before us to given us the victory in every war. Yes even in the Viet Nam war, for it was that war that broke the back of communism, and opened the door for Christians to enter into the most secret parts of our enemy, Russia, China, as well as Viet Nam. We lost many brave men's lives in these wars, and it was a dear price to pay for out freedoms. We have much to be thankful for to these brave men of the military, and God used them to secure the freedom that we have, to allow us the freedom to speak our mind.
We are one nation under God, and as long as we put God first, He will continue to cause our enemies to flee from before our faces. It is no accident that our nation has lived in peace, with enwalled cities, and the free flow of traffic through our land. These are all part of the blessings that God has given to us.
We are facing a drastic change, caused by those that just don't care for our Heavenly Father. They are not of God but of the Devil. Many today would tare down our constitution, uproot our freedoms of speech and religion, and bind us to their traditions of lies and deception. There are men in our government that deny God and everything that is of God. They would bring in all sorts of perversion, and take away the very name of God from schools and our children. Secular humanism is becoming stronger because people just don't care what is taught their kids. Our nation is being undermined and tore apart to form, and a new generation is being raised up. The time is coming shortly when the blessings of this nation will be withheld from us, if our leaders allow these abominations to continue and the people stand by and do nothing.
If you think that you can make fun of God, His laws and commandments and get away with it, there will be a time of reckoning coming for our nation. That is exactly what Cain thought he could do when he murdered his brother Abel, and thought he could break God's laws, lie to God and get away with it. We are starting to see some of the plagues coming on our nation for the acts of abomination that is going on today. Sodomy is an abomination, and those that mock God in their abominations of perversion stand a real good chance of tasting of God's curses upon them.
Deuteronomy 28:8 "The Lord shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto: and He shall bless thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."
When you put God first in your life and follow the voice of God written in His Word, your business will prosper and everything that you set out to do will find a blessing within it. God has given our nation all the blessings that the entire world seeks after. We are one nation under God, not Satan, but under God. Our national motto is "In God we Trust."
Though many are ready to give up today, there are many young people, men and women that stand firm with God. They would never allow Satanic forces to bring an abomination upon our nation. It shall not happen, for God's people will not allow it to happen. There is a spiritual war going on in our nation to protect things and rights that we hold dear. It is time to take a stand when you see the things of God handled carelessly, and evil men playing with our freedoms. If the freedoms are taken from us, it will be because of what we have allow to happen to us.
Deuteronomy 28:9 "The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto Himself, as He hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in His ways."
This is a repeat the thought of verse two. The Lord has established for himself a holy people and nation. We know today that this promise has come to pass, for our forefathers created our nation on the laws and commandments of God's holy Word. They did the work according to God's ways and our nation has been well blessed. However, for these blessing to continue, there is a clause in God's contract with His people that we are to follow.
That condition again is; "If thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in His ways." Though we may fall short of God's laws from time to time, we can repent of those things and get back on the right path, the right way. God will bless us when we try and continue to walk in His commandments. Our path and ways are laid out in our constitution and our laws, for they were formed and laid down from the Word of God. We are one nation under God.
Deuteronomy 28:10 "And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the Lord and they shall be afraid of thee."
Heathen nations are afraid of the nations that God blesses, and when we stand by God's ways those nations that are not of God fear us. The most desirous money in the world today is stamped, "In God we trust". They know that there is a value to the productivity of our people, for we have gone off the gold standard, and our dollar now functions completely on the productivity of our people, and their commitment. When the moneys of the eastern nations crumble, our dollar value is firm. We carry the name Christian for our nation, for that is how we were founded, and established.
The reason that our founding fathers came to this nation was to have the freedom to worship God, without the pressures of a king or harsh government breathing down their neck. All peoples of the earth were welcome, but the government itself was founded a Christian nation. The bible was the only teaching tool for the children of our land. To this day we continue to have the blessings of God because many people in our land will not allow the heathen ways to come into their homes and pervert the precious things that we have.
Deuteronomy 28:11 "And the Lord shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee."
"Plenteous" is a "supernatural abundance". God has given our land a supernatural abundance of goods which gives our people a life style far above the rest of the world. Our granaries are so full that mountains of grain lay on the ground waiting for railcars to haul the excess to ports to feed the world. There is a supernatural abundance of foods of all sorts, and these things just never happened in the old country. Even in Europe, the things that we take for granted are not in abundance as we have them here.
Deuteronomy 28:12 "The Lord shall open unto thee His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow."
This also did not come to pass in the old country, but it came to pass in our hemisphere. We see this happening in America, one nation under God, and to our Canadian neighbors to the north. Our nation has lent to most every nation in the world, even to our enemies and most of those loans were never paid back. Is this stupidity? well many of those nations came to us to help them in their need, and they just don't have the ability to make the payments on their loans.
God provides the rain in its season and the sun when it is needed, to cause our crops to grow. From those blessings from God our nation has been will blessed. He has caused given us the ore and minerals that we take from our ground that our industrial strength is build on, which is unequal in the world. However we are reaching a place in our nation whereby the people are mismanaging the wealth that God has given us, and this wealth could change around in a very short time. Those people are forgetting the condition that goes with the wealth. When the commitment to God and His laws and principles turn, they will cease to be the lender to other nation, and start to borrow from other nation, and this brings the curse of God down upon our nation.
Deuteronomy 28:13 "And the Lord shall make thee the head and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:"
This is a repeat of verse two, stating the conditions attached to the blessings that God showers down on His people. We are either the head, the superpower of all nations on earth, or we are not. If we are, than we have been blessed by God. This is directed to Israel, not the Jews, those that put their trust in Jesus Christ. That tiny nation of the Jews is doing everything in their power to keep the name of Christ from their people. Because of their defiance of God and His ways, we watch the terrorism, bombings in the streets, riots and all the other evil curses come upon them nightly on the evening news.
Moses is telling exactly what it takes to be that superpower, and again the conditions is placed on those blessings of power. "If that you hearken unto the commandments of the Lord thy God, to observe and to do them."
If our nation thinks that we can commit all sorts of abominations in our laws and military and think that we will continue to receive the blessings of God. Today our commander and chief thinks that he can pervert the institutions with Sodomites in the government and the military, and let them flaunt their perversion throughout the land. God is not going to continue to bless our nation because of these perversions of His laws and commandments.
Deuteronomy 28:14 "And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them."
Here again is the warning given for the fourth time, against allowing our nation to stray from the laws of God, and go chasing after strange religions and traditions that go against God's Word. There is a false God coming very shortly, and he is called the "instead of Christ" [the Antichrist], that time is prophesied in God's Word. At that time the whole world will become the spiritual harlot and chase after him, but until that time, we are to hold the line and follow the guidance from God's written word.
Deuteronomy 28:15 "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:"
This is something that you can count on to be true, that will come to pass. If our nation continues to flaunt God and His Word, you can count on all the curses that will follow to fall on our people. We are to pay attention to each of them, for when you see them happening in your life, your family, our cities and in our government, you know that God is not pleased with us.
However when you are studying God's Word and trying to observe them in your life, even though the nation all around you is falling, God will still bless you. In that our nation is becoming a biblically illiterate nation, and the people do not have the desire to study God's Word and follow God's instructions, these curses will come and they are starting now.
Deuteronomy 28:16 "Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field."
Gang wars, and drive by shootings where kids are taking up weapons against each other are part of the cursings. People stand by when crimes are committed and watch and do nothing. Our fields are washing away with soil erosion, the land is being mismanaged to where much of the land simply will not be productive like before. The crops that are raised for farmers to make a living off the land, are so low that it is very difficult. Corporations are taking the crops, and marketing the product to where what little profit there is goes to these Kenite led conglomerates. It is happening today, and yet we are still blessed when we follow God's ways. We are to pray for God's prophecies to be fulfilled as they are written, and then watch as they are coming to pass.
Deuteronomy 28:17 "Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store."
That bag of groceries cost many times over what it did just a few years back. Though the food on the shelves are many, the price for those items have increased greatly. Are you blessed when you go through the check out, or are you cursed. We should be thankful that there is an abundance of food on the shelf, even at that price. Thank God that there are some people that still remember to observe and do the will of God. They remember the big "IF" that Moses warned us of.
Deuteronomy 28:18 "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."
How many people today are proud of their children when their minds have been cooked and melted down with drugs: When their children's friends form their gangs and get them involved with all sorts of things: When they drop out of school and their future becomes a dead end road. Do the parents even care what happens to their children any more?
When you start to become a borrowing nation, the real problems begins. The trade deficit mounts, and the industries move from our land to foreign soil. Today God is not blessing us to the extent that He could and would, if our people would return to His commandments and statutes. Even today the stocks in our nation are building to values that are so inflated, yet the greed in the eyes of the people can't focus on what is happening. When anything has a certain value and it sells for a price double, triple and many times over what it is worth, the time is coming when it all will come toppling down. Our nation is building its hopes on its vanity and blindness, and the greedy have closed their eyes to God and his laws and commandments.
Deuteronomy 28:19 "Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out."
You are going to be curse both coming and going when you do not follow God's laws.
Deuteronomy 28:20 "The Lord shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken Me."
These things are coming on our nation. At first these curses and vexation [trouble and destruction] came slowly to our land and people, but now those things are increasing at a extremely rapid rate. There is no secret why the destruction is coming upon us, when we watch what is going on in our nations capital and the states across our land. Our leaders think that thy can make a mockery of the laws of God and these curses, and they are immune to them. They pervert everything that we hold dear, the law, the military, the religious beliefs, and even down into the schools. It is almost like it was in Russia in the twenties, when that nation tried to remove God from the people, and God destroyed that nation for it.
It is time to wake up, and the change has to start with each of us getting right with God where we live. Taking a stand may be difficult, but we are to take that stand right where we are. Without the people taking a stand individually, the curses will come and it will tare us down until in the end, we will perish because of the wickedness of our own doings as a nation.
Deuteronomy 28:21 "The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until He have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it."
The curse of pestilence eats up the crop, it eats up the profits and every thing that you do. It follows you everywhere you go and turns your efforts against you. When you posses property, it become more a burden than a blessing.
Deuteronomy 28:22 "The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish."
There are seven diseases listed here and we have all of them today. "Consumption" is the disease that causes the body to waste away. Consumption is the destruction of its own immune system to where the body cannot fight off those viruses. Today we call it AIDS, and it is growing rapidly. The reason that the sick count seems to stay the same, is that those that have it die off rapidly. Most of those in the AIDS count of two to five years ago are not counted today. Why? Their bodies are lying out there in a hole in the ground. This disease is cause mostly by Sodomites, and in the transfusion of their blood to others. They refusal to obey that law of God that deals with men and women defiling themselves. Remember, we studied it back in Deuteronomy 23:18.
Deuteronomy 23:18 "Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the Lord thy God for any vow; for even both these are abomination unto the Lord thy God."
The "price of a dog" is as male sodomite, and God said such a thing is an abomination to Him. The reference to "the price of a dog" is said because of the position the Sodomite takes when he does his hire. The act goes against God's natural order of things, and is an abomination in God's face. There is absolutely no reason that these people should be allow in God's house and He forbids it, even in the military. "Thou shalt" is a command by God, and the penalty for disobedience is death by AIDS. The command to the military of God's people was to get rid of them before you go into battle, or God absolute will not be with you to fight on your side. This was covered back in Deuteronomy 23:17, 18, and stated above.
The "fever" follow when your protective body systems are broken down. "Inflammation" is an infection that follows when it goes unchecked because the body systems cannot contain the wounds. Inflammation is what brings on the consumption, or the wasting away of the body. These are seven diseases that are claiming the lives of countless thousands of people today in our land.
Farmers grow their crops and before they can get into the field to harvest the crop, the crop blasts in the field. When there is a loss of crop in the field, the shortages come, the prices rise, and people lose everything. Though it may not be in our nation, when there are shortages in the world markets, those dying are in the other lands also.
Deuteronomy 28:23 "And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron."
God is saying that when you are disobedient to His laws and commandments He is not going to listen to your prayers and pay attention to you when you cry out. This hasn't completely happened yet, but we are approaching that time.
Deuteronomy 28:24 "The Lord shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed."
When the rain stops the land turns to dust. What we are seeing today is the massive amounts of rain, so much so that entire towns are being washed away. Mud slides are taking out neighborhoods, as well as massive fires that take the trees and foliage that holds the land secure. When the rains stop and the mud dries up, the land turns to dust, and we witnessed this once in Kansas, Oklahoma, Texas and the rest of the Midwest, and it could happen again. God has prophesied that these disasters would be given for disobedience. When top soil is removed from the land, it is blown away in massive clouds.
Deuteronomy 28:25 "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 the earth."
This is the exact opposite that we saw in God blessings of verse seven. In verse seven the enemy that came in one way and was scattered seven in directions. However here it is our people, our army that comes in one way and runs from the enemy in seven ways. We never lost a war yet, however when we see the abomination that are being allowed to go on in the military with their [don't see, don't tell] ruling, we are in serious trouble. It all starts at the very top with the commander and chief, and this commitment will bring on the curses which could come shortly. God said that the ladies are not to go forth with the combat troops to do battle with the men, yet our military is doing just that. God does not want the Sodomite anywhere near His military camps. The men of His fighting force are to be strong in body and in mind, and free from the diseases that Sodomy brings. Yet, our leaders are throwing these abominations back in God's face. What does it take to get their attention, that God is serious about His Word?
It is our nation and the choices is up to each of us. When we see it happening it is time to sound the alarm to our congressmen, to where ever we can, even at the ballot box. Do you like your country, or do you want it to become nothing but an unstable third world nation? If you do love your country than remember the big word "IF" in all the areas of your life, in your local community, and at the national level.
Deuteronomy 28:26 "And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away."
There will be no one left on the battle field to even drive away the buzzards, if God brings down his wrath on our people. God loves His people and He wants to pour out His blessings upon us, but He demands that we learn His ways and become obedient to them.
Deuteronomy 28:27 "The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed."
God is saying that there are certain diseases that God is going to bring on the disobedient, that there is no healing for. God is promising that when they come for medical help, they cannot be healed. If God sends a plague on the people, than it can not be healed at any time by modern medicine.
There is one way to heal it though, and that is to repent of your ways and move from being disobedient of seeking to follow God's Ways. When our nation turns back to God, God can heal the people individually and He can heal the ills of the nation. The door to God's ways is just as open for the homosexuals as it is for those that are straight in their mind. Be truthful with God and the change will come, and it starts with each person individually.
Deuteronomy 28:28 "The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:"
We have seen the madness of many insane acts committed in our nation in the past few years, and it will continue to increase until our nation turns around. This blindness is caused by a spiritual blindness, whereby God's people are turning from His Word, to their new doctrines devils and traditions that just go against His Word.
Deuteronomy 28:29 "And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee."
Stop and think about this for a moment, for this is a very important verse. This again is speaking spiritually, God's people are groping around and stumbling through life just like those that are complete blind to His Word. They claim to know God's Word and that they are Christians, but in reality they are biblically illiterate. They listen to sputterers spouting off their dogma, and because the preacher said that God said it, they believe him. They have no idea what the Word of God says because they would rather have somebody else tell them what God's Word says. They just want to be led anywhere, and it becomes the blind leading the blind.
The only way out of the blindness is for you to study God's Word. There has never been any man in history that could save you, except for Jesus the Christ. We become saved when we had the faith to believe on His name, and when that faith comes, we repent to the Father "in Jesus name". He is the one that paid the price, and when He went to the cross He became our Kinsman Redeemer. That is why Jesus' name is our only credentials to approach the throne of God for forgiveness. It seems strange that people would let all the problems of this world bury them and their families, when God will free them from their burdens. When they learn His Ways and are obedient to them then God gives His blessings. It is up to you whether you receive the blessings or the cursings, and God spelled it out for us what it takes to receive those blessings.
Deuteronomy 28:30 "Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather grapes thereof."
First of all lets take a look at this in the spiritual sense. Jesus Christ is preparing for Himself a bride that will come to His wedding feast. That bride, of course, is the many membered body of Christ. It is made up of all those that by faith have come to Him in repentance, and asked the forgiveness for their sins. We know from Matthew 24, Mark 13, Luke 21, and the book of Revelation that the false husband is coming first. That husband is Satan who will come first in his role as the false christ, or the Antichrist as some people call him. This is why Jesus said, "woe unto you that are with child when I come, and to them that give suck", for Christ knew that many in our generation would become spiritually blind to where they couldn't tell the first husband from the true Christ coming at the seventh trumpet.
Today most of those that call themselves Christians have already taken the "mark of the beast". This is done when they pray that they will be taken by that first husband. They have accepted the lies of evil spirits and have been seduced into believing that God will go against His Word. They believe that God will take them out of this world age, and fly them out of here before the time of testing is completed. Spiritually speaking they are looking for the time when they can go to Satan and bring their wives to Satan so that the devil can have her. This will happen before the true husband [Jesus Christ] comes at the seventh trumpet.
When the true Christ comes all flesh and evil rudiments are done away with, but when Satan comes their body and actions will still be in and of the flesh. There are many that will be found unfaithful, and will be deceived when in their blindness they worshipped the wrong christ. They just do not believe Paul when he tells us that at the seventh trump all flesh will be done away with, and all will be changed in the twinkling of an eye.
I Corinthians 15:52 "In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trump: for the trumpet shall sound, and the dead shall be raised incorruptible, and we shall all be changed."
When will this happen? At the sounding of "the last trumpet", the seventh trumpet. This will happen after the sixth trumpet, that time when Satan comes and has his time in the great deception. All of the other seals and trumpets of the book of Revelation will have already occurred by the time of the seventh trumpet.
How fast will the change come? Instantly, faster than you can wink your eye, "in the twinkling of an eye.".
What happens to the dead? The "dead" are those that live in their flesh bodies. Those flesh bodies will not fly anywhere but be change instantly into their soul [spiritual] bodies as the angels have. Those bodies will be what they will live in for the thousand year Millennium kingdom. They will have no sickness or death, but will be with full knowledge of Christ and His ways, and thus will be required to live according to God's ways for the Millennium period of Christ's kingdom here on earth.
Judgment comes after the Millennium age, and God the Father will judge all those without eternal life from this age of the flesh by their works in the Millennium only. Those saved by grace out of this age of the flesh will have their eternal life at the sounding of the seventh trump, at the beginning of the thousand year period. Judgment for the elect will be their rewards, because there sins are forgiven and only their name is recorded in the Lamb's book of life. Today we cannot see Christ, but we read of Him and His works and promises in His Word. When we take Him and His Word sight unseen, and believe it to be true, all of it, then we have faith. Our faith is what God accepts as perfect when we come before the Father in repentance, because we have accepted Jesus Christ's blood as the sacrifice for our sins.
The other part of this verse in Deuteronomy deals with usury, and God is telling us not to get bound up in usury. Today people buy homes, cars, cloths, furniture and all sorts of things, even food and tie their purchase to usury interest. This binds them to the money lender, and in time makes all their purchases cost much more than its price. Usury enslaves you to your job to where you must earn the extra money to send off to pay on those debts. You become a prisoner to debt.
It is your place, you have the deed to it, you planted the vineyard and take care of the crop. You pick the fruit when it is ripe, but when you take it to market to sell, then you first stop by the bank, the credit card company and so on, to where there isn't much left over for you at the end. There are bankers and others that make more off your vineyard than you do, through their usury, taxes and other reasons.
Deuteronomy 28:31 "Thine Ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shalt be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them."
Many Christians today simply have no knowledge as to what is important and what is not. Their eyes are so fixed on the things of this world that God's Word has taken a back seat in their mind. They are tied up in their clubs, their systems and usury to where they simply do not know what is of value and what is not. Spiritually speaking they are biblically illiterate, and will do what the first person tells them to do. People tell them to send the third tithe, and they can't send their money fast enough. They are told to give all that they have and God will give it right back to them, and the respond without a second thought. Then in the end they sit back and wait for the blessings to come in, and it just doesn't happen. The enemy has picked their pocked, and they can't understand why God hasn't bailed them out and rescued them for their stupidity.
Are you getting the picture? Because they do not understand God's Word and will not study it, they have become the clown of the community, and bait for every charlatan that come across their path. God told the prophet Jeremiah to write about these people in Jeremiah 4:22.
Jeremiah 4:22 "For My people is foolish, they have not known Me; they are sottish children, and they have none understanding: they are wise to do evil, but to do good they have no knowledge."
The word "sottish" in the Hebrew text is # 5530 in Strong's Hebrew dictionary. It means they are "STUPID" in their knowledge God. God is calling anyone stupid when he or she does not know His Word but takes the word of charlatans, to hear and believe what they say. They have listen to these so-called prophets and one verse preachers, yet they have absolutely no knowledge of God's plan or His Word. So who do you think pays for all this stupidity and loss of wealth when this happens? Of course the foolish people do.
Friend, the only blessing that you get when you allow yourself to be used by a hustler, whether behind the pulpit, or behind the bank counter, and that blessing is that you get to pay their bills. It doesn't matter what is promised you by the banker, the politician or the preacher, in the end you pay the bills. When you become a borrower rather than a lender, you have reached that point.
Deuteronomy 28:32 "Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long, and there shall be no might in thine hands."
Our leaders and politicians are committing our people to things and obligations that reaches the point of insanity, and there is nothing that we can do about it. they take trainloads of our tax dollars, and send them off to foreign lands where the Kenites stuff their pockets and send us back the junk of the Orient. We are being bound to treaties and agreements that take the wealth from our soil, and they tell us that it is good for us, and the people believe their lies. Not only are the children, the sons and daughters of our people losing their future jobs, but they are losing their minds to imported drugs.
Far to many children of our land are using and being destroyed by these peddlers of death. When the government allows drugs to enter the land and be financed by evil men of power, and nothing is done about it, God will bring His judgment down. There will be a price to pay for not giving obedience to His Word. If a child grows up in a godless home, in an atheist society, and there is no Godly leadership, there will be a price to pay. Today parents warn their kids, and the children won't even listen to them until their mind is fried, and their body is a wreck.
There is another side to this also, for there are young people from about age 30 down that simply do not want what their parents had in the sixties. They saw those sins in their home as a children and desire something more and better. They are smarter than that, and many of them are turning to God and His instruction. They saw where the left took their parents and they are turning from the left to the right. However their eyes had better be focused straight ahead on God's Way. Any thing placed before God is idolatry and God doesn't want you.
Deuteronomy 28:33 "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:"
For those that chose to follow the cursings and not love our Heavenly Father, this is the way that it will be. If you don't know who these "Kenites" are or how they work, all the fruits of your labor will be taken by them. They control the four hidden dynasties of Education, Religion, the Politics of the land as well as the Economics of industry, banking and the trade of our nation. They are a hidden nation within our nation and today most Christians have never heard of them. When you sin and stray from God's laws and statutes, you will be taken in by them and the curses will come on you.
This is not a racial statement, for every time you think you have it made by the work of your own hands, God is going to allow this curse to come upon you. If you follow God blessings you will find that things will work out for you.
Deuteronomy 28:34 "So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
Deuteronomy 28:35 "The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head."
This is talking about their very souls, and God shall smite them to where they simply cannot stand against these worldly powers that come against them. Remember that these are the curses that come against those that will not observe the commandments, the laws and statutes of His Word. It is directed to those that will not study God's Word to prepare them for the coming false christ, and when he come at the sixth trumpet, God is going to all those that are deceived by Satan to be smitten sore spiritually to where they will be unable to understand the truth.
Revelation 9:4 "And it was commanded them that they shold not hurt the grass of the earth, neither any green thing, neither any tree; but only those men which have not the seal of God in their foreheads."
You are either going to be sealed with the seal with the truth of God's Word in your mind to where no man can deceive you, or you will not. That seal comes from your studying your Bible, and placing the truth in your mind. Your mind is in your forehead, and if the truth is not there you are not sealed. Every person on the face of the earth at the coming of Satan the Antichrist will either be sealed or part of Satan's system. Satan isn't taking you, but God is giving you over to Him. You have your choice now to do the choosing, for at that instant of Satan's arrival with his many fallen angels, it will be to late.
Revelation 9:5 "And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and there torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man."
Satan's time of ruling on this earth has been shortened from three and one half years to five months. What happens to mankind that is not sealed with God's Word in their minds [the elect], will be similar to what happens to a man when a scorpion hits him. First of all the scorpion distracts the man into being deceived from what it is about to do, then when it is least expected those pinchers reach out and grab him. At the same time the scorpion strikes the man with its venom and leaves him defenseless to protect himself. His central nervous system is put out of condition, and the person is open for the action that is taken against him.
The scorpion has no stomach, and thus the digestive process takes place within the body of the person himself. The scorpion vomits it digestive juices onto the man's skin and the skin and muscle tissue melt faster than a ice cube in a fire. In a matter of seconds the scorpion has sucked in it's digested food and is gone. You have become his victim.
The point that is made here is that this is exactly how Satan, the Kenites, and his fallen angels are going to attack mankind in a spiritual sense when they arrive here on earth. It will be with supernatural wonders and miracles that will astound everyone on the face of the earth. All that is, except those that expect it to happen, because they have read God's Word, and placed those events in their mind to where they will not be deceived by it. Just as the scorpion uses the body of the victim for doing the digesting of its food, so also Satan will use your body and what is in your mind to do his evil work. Can you prevent it from happening when it happens? Not if you wait until that day to defend yourself. You protect yourself from the scorpion before it has reached your body, not after it grabs ahold of you.
Just as the scorpion stung the victim and paralyzed him from defending himself, so also will Satan paralyze you to where you will have no defense. If you think that you can play around with Church and God's Word and substitute man's traditions for His laws and commandments, then you are setting yourself up to having your entire being smitten to where you will have no defense against Satan at his coming. It is easy to prevent this from happening to you, and it all starts by loving our Heavenly Father, and studying His Word. The cure for all this is in God's Word, and the prevention is your obedience to those set of laws and commandments that He has given to us. God's rules follow the nature of God, and they are wholesome. It is up to you individually whether you will seek after the blessing of God, or be bound by the curses.
Deuteronomy 28:36 "The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone."
There has been only one nation in all history that could provide the power, might and economic base to back up the entire world. That superpower is the United States of America. The "king" or our land of course is the president. This is saying that there will be a time when we will put a man in office that will cast these abominations upon the people and make them serve other gods, wood and stone. That government that is taking form today are doing things that have never been thought of from the time of our forefather. That government that is taking charge of all parts of our lives is what is called "THE NEW WORLD ORDER". It is the "One Wordlism" that is taking a grip on the entire world, and it is part of us today.
Today we have to seek their help to log your trees, to build a house, to lay a road, to fish in the sea, to fly in the air, and to cross the borders of your nation into to our neighbors. Their is ten agencies under the flag of the United Nation, and those agencies govern every part of your life. Those agencies have names that are common to us today, and we simply don't take a second thought when they are spoken. They have names like the World bank, the Red Cross, UNICEF, World trade organization and so on, and our nation has given its right of authority over our lands to be used as a tool of Satan. It is a political system that will fall shortly, but out of it's ruin will come the religious system that will be led by Satan himself.
The end times are on our doorstep, and yet most Christians are ignorant of the times that we live in. The scorpion is about to strike, and they think it is as gentle as a pussy cat. We now have every nation in the world signed on or charted with the United Nations, and the heathen of the world are going to dictate our law, distribution of wealth, or wood [forests], and the stone [the laws that are carved in our land to follow]. The gates of the world are being eliminated through trade agreements, and those few governments of the world that desire their own economy are made out to be like Nazi Germany. It's here brother and sister, and most Christians are like the frog in the pot of water over the flaming fire. At first the warmth feels real good, but in time it will be broiled into a meal for those at the top.
The beast is not just in Europe as many are taught, for the beast of the end times will cover the entire world and enslave all the nations and peoples on the face of the earth. The Soviet Union covered half of the land mass of the earth, and when Russia fell it happened in three days, and then her new government was established within two weeks. When the time of the New World system takes place, it could be overnight, the changing of a computer system, the enforcing of international law on local level, and all the people of the earth will be under the same new system. The New World Order is the government that is written of here, and it will be supreme.
We are in the final generation and the events that we have seen as current events over the past fifty years are what the Bible calls prophecies. They are events that God's people are to know and be sealed in their minds with, so they will have a defense from Satan during that time of the great deception. A messiah is coming very soon, and there is just one problem, and that is he is the false messiah.
You will be blessed if you have read your Father's Word to the point to where you understand these events when they come to pass, and they are fresh in your mind.
Deuteronomy 28:37 "And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee."
What this is saying, is that when this happens and if you are under the curses, you will have lost your spiritual character. You will have moved from one nation under God, into a government of a conglomerate of nations and religions and peoples that care more for the eating habits of their dog, than they do for the Word of God. Our nation is taking on every heathen custom and religion, and mixing it with those precious parts of God's Word. God demands that we are to be above those heathen things and never allow ourselves to fall below them. We "are to be the head and not the tail", God commanded this of us in verse thirteen.
Even through all these plagues, you and your family can still be blessed when you are obedient of the commandments and statutes of God's Word.
Deuteronomy 28:38 "Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it."
Do you know who the locust of the Book of Joel, and Revelation 9 are? They are symbolic of the Kenites, through their usury, their banking and economic in the way they do business. They control the private corporation called the IRS, and they consume most everything through their taxing power, and their economic controls. You can plant a lot of seed in your fields but the part that goes into your pocket is only a very small part of the harvest.
Deuteronomy 28:39 "Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them."
You can work hard in your business, and make it appear to be real profitible but in the end, there is not much left for you. The "worm" is one of the four stages of the locust.
Joel 1:3 "Tell ye your children of it, and let your children tell their children, and their children another generation."
This is a prophecy that God gave to Joel to be passed on generation after generation to the final generation, to our generation.
Joel 1:4 "That which the palmer worm hath left hath the locust eaten; and that which the locust hath left hath the cankerworm eaten; and that which the canker worm hath left hath the caterpillar eaten."
The term "that which" refers to the warning of Deuteronomy 28:38. and 39. This warning is to use as a reminder of what would come to us if we continued in idolatry. God would see that though the harvest was good, others would steal and take away by other means the fruits of our labor.
In the latter days that we are now living in, there are four types of worms that feed off the stages of the locust, and each take over from what was left from the one that ate there prior. The first two stages deal with the Kenites, and the fallen angels, while the last two deal with false preachers, and your loved ones of your own family.
Joel 1:5 "Awake, ye drunkards, and weep; and howl, all ye drinkers of wine, because of the new wine; for it is cut off from your mouth."
This "wine" given here in the Hebrew is "yayin", or "Yayan" . It is "bad wine, common and made from any root or plant that you get your hands on". In the spiritual sense, it makes you intoxicated or drunk, and out of mental control.
However the "new wine" is derived from the Hebrew word "Asaia", which is a sweet wine from a vintage year. This wine is held out by God to be given as a blessing conferred or given by God. Our Lord is calling out to His people in this last generation to wake up and seal in your mind the truths from His Word. The new wine identifies the Christ from the Antichrist, which is about to be "cut off from your mouth". We see laws and rules today that are tightening the restrictions of what we can say, and how we can do what we do. In short, the truth is drying up and today most churches turn their backs on this warning. These warning are not for Joel's day, but for our day.
In the final days it will be Satan that will be leading the locust army. He will be controlling the Kenites, and every word spoken by the so-called pastors.
Deuteronomy 28:40 "Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thy self with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit."
People could have all the olives in the world with the finest of crops but that still would not help their anointing, because their teaching will be false teaching. The "oil" that the ten virgins are to have in their lamps is "olive oil". That is the oil of our people and what is to be used in anointing, and is "symbolic for truth". However very few Christians have enough truth to understand what the anointing is all about. "Anointing" is used in obedience to our Father for healing, in prayer for others for their protection, and for the protection of our family and homes. James 5 tells us how we are to call the elders and how this anointing is to take place. It is God through the Holy Spirit that does the healing, yet in many churches the preachers are turning God's power into their own game show, and taking what glory there is. It is becoming a circus type religion, and nothing but a show for the sake of getting their money and gathering a crowd. Are they anointing anyone? Well, God knows the intent of their heart. The olive oil heals no one, but the use of the olive oil is done in obedience to our Father. God does the healing.
Deuteronomy 28:41 "Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for thy shall go into captivity."
Our sons and our daughters are going to be caught up in the captivity when they follow the majority, and the majority has always been wrong. They become like sheep and like to follow blindly. Even though the world considers their ways right in the eyes of God, they are heading in the wrong direction.
Deuteronomy 28:42 "All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume."
This is directed to our friends in Washington and Oregon and the rest of the logging states. All the trees and the profits that come from them are eaten away by the locust and their consumption. The logger does the work and puts for the effort, while the bankers and Kenites that handle their product and take the lions share of what ever profits there are in the business. The same goes for the fruit growers and pickers.
Deuteronomy 28:43 "The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low."
We are one nation under God, and within our borders we have allowed all sorts of strangers come in and take over the wealth and well being of our nation. It has only been a few years since we have turned from one nation under God, to turn it over to a pack of heathen that completely turn their backs on God. We wonder what happened, as the Scripture lawyers cut the Word of God up and mix it to where all that is left are traditions and doctrines of men's minds. When the strangers come, they bring their ways with them. When they take control then their ways are also in control. Their ways do not have our heavenly Father in mind, and they are turning our nation from "one nation under God," to many forms of idolatry.
Deuteronomy 28:44 "He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
This is exactly where you will be if you are swallowed up in the cursings of God. The head does the controlling, while the tail wags when the orders are commanded. God is commanding that we stay in charge and remain at the head. God is our king, and His law and commandments sets the standards for our lives.
Deuteronomy 28:45 "Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkened not unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded thee:"
Remember that Moses stated earlier that everywhere your footprints go in your migrations, if you fall away from God laws and commandments, these curses shall come over you and destroy you. However, if you do follow God's instruction and ways you will have His blessings. So now we are leaving the "if" in the verses, and going to the causes. Moses is saying "because" you did not hear the voice of the Lord and keep His commandments and statutes that He commanded these things will happen. Before there was a choice, and now God is not going to leave us empty handed, even if we are under one of the cursings of God. God is going to give us an opening.
Deuteronomy 28:46 "And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever."
When you see that the curses are on you, God is telling you to take that curse as a sign that He means business. These signs will exist forever and where ever you happen to be. When you see them, it is time to make a change in your life. God is trying to get your attention any way that He can, and when one of the curses takes place, wake up and pay attention. Get back into His Word and find out where things went wrong. These curses that come over God's people are given for our benefit, to wake us up. Isaiah talks about this sign in Isaiah 10:22.
Isaiah 10:22 "For though Thy people Israel be as the sand of the sea, yet a remnant of them shall return: the consumption decreed shall overflow with righteousness."
The consumption that would come upon man as a sign is when the curses are changed to blessings. the decree is what we have been studying in Deuteronomy by Moses.
Isaiah 10:23 "For the Lord God of hosts shall make a consumption, even determined, in the midst of all the land.
Isaiah 10:24 "Therefore thus saith the Lord God of hosts, "O My people that dwellest in Zion, be not afraid of the Assyrian: he shall smite thee with a rod, and shall lift up his staff against thee, after the manner of Egypt."
The "Assyrian" is a type of the Antichrist. God is telling us that one of the signs of our end times is when we go into captivity just like our forefather were in Egypt. Instead of literal bondage, it will be in a form of deception. Though you won't be building the buildings and monuments, you will be working, and what you make will slip right through your fingers. Our Companion Bible documents that the Assyrian was a type of Satan the Antichrist. Even in the correcting God will be speaking to us through these signs.
Deuteronomy 28:47 "Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;"
If life seems like it is a drudge, and things never seem to go right, if you think that you may be under a curse, that is the time to repent of any and all things that are not right between you and God. Many times when the blessing come in we forget to thank God for the blessings and our mind become focused on the good things and wealth that we have gained, rather than the God who gave it.
Deuteronomy 28:48 "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."
For all those that will be stubborn and resist God's ways, to drift into the ways of the world, God is warning those that he has a way of turning the yoke of the world back on your own neck. You are the one that selects how God is going to treat and provide for you by your obedience to His commandments and keeping His Word. If you want to side with the enemy, than God is going to treat you like the enemy. In the end of this earth age, which is not that far away, this world and the evil rudiments of this world will be done away with, and those of the world and it's ways are going to account for their aid to God's enemies.
Deuteronomy 28:49 "The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; and nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;"
Moses is warning us that at the end of this age, there is a nation that is going to come against us, and they will even speak a different language than we do. Historically, this was speaking of the Chaldeans. The Chaldeans of Babylon were a type of the Babylon spoken of in the book of Revelation. In as much as the emblem was the eagle, it also is a type of one worldism. It doesn't come from all the ends of the earth, but it covers all the ends of the earth. That nation [or beast] will put the world in bondage to the point that the people will either receive the belief that it is speaking, or you can't buy or sell. It will be an iron yoke if you allow it. This is direct to the person that has turned his back on God, and chases after the worldly things.
Revelation 13:15 "And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the image of the beast should be killed."
The "Beast" is the one world system. The whole world will be in this system, but we are not to worship it. Daniel was the second in command in the tax system of the one world order of Babylon, yet he knew God, and worshipped only God.
Revelation 13:16 "And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads. "
The mark in the forehead is what you believe to be true. Your brain is in your forehead and what you think is what causes you to worship. If you believe Satan to be the Christ, than you will worship him. The mark in your right hand is the service that you give to cause others to worship Satan as the Christ.
Revelation 13:17 "And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of his name."
This time of Satan's rule as the Antichrist has been shortened to five months.
Deuteronomy 28:50 "A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:"
The prophet Daniel gives us the detail of this nation and its king that is of fierce countenance.
Daniel 8:23 "And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce countenance, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up."
Paul told us in Ephesians 6:10-20, that this is the reason that we put on the full armor of God, the full Word of God, for it allows us to understand exactly the events that we shall witness in our day. That spiritual armor protects our minds as to what we think and know to be true, and our feet from where we go. It protects all parts of our lives and keeps us from taking the mark of the beast, of Satan and his kingdom.
Daniel 8:24 "And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper, and practise, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy People."
Many Christians today thing that the great tribulation is a time when great natural disasters will come, and Satan will bring them. They simply don't understand that the disaster is a spiritual disaster, and that Satan will come with peace and prosperity for all that will give worship to him.
Daniel 8:25 "And through his policy also he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and by peace shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hands."
This king of fierce countenance of the end times will have a complete disregard for people of either gender or any age, for he is out to destroy their souls in any manner he can.
Deuteronomy 28:51 "And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee."
This verse when brought in line with the book of Revelation, would be better translated, "until he have deceived you". Satan is out to deceive you into worshipping him any way he can. He will be coming to earth with supernatural acts and powers, and he will use them to deceive many Christians into believing he is the true Christ.
The next verses are related to the end times, for it just never took place in the captivity of the Chaldees. People never ate their own young because of the besiege of their cities, except for the time when the Ammonites besieged the capital city of Samaria, and the women ate their own children. This is taken spiritually, and we will apply it as an analogy, for the famine in the end times is not for a lack of bread to eat, but for the truth of the Word of God.
Amos 8:11 "Behold, the days come, saith the Lord God, that I will send a famine in the land, not a famine of bread, nor a thirst for water, but of hearing the words of the Lord."
The famine is not for something to eat, but for the spiritual food that comes from the Word of God. Today there are very few churches that teach the Word of God taught as it should, chapter by chapter and verse by verse, cover to cover. Most Christians today have no idea in the world what the entire plan of God is, or that there was even first earth age. It is for this reason that all of us that do have the eyes to see and the ears to hear with understanding are to give out the message that will be lacking in these days of the end times.
Deuteronomy 28:52 "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."
In verses fifty two through fifty seven both a man and woman are discussed, and it is hard to pick up on what it is talking about. It says, "the man that is tender among you, and very delicate,'. In the Hebrew this man is one of the very wealthy that has all the riches that this world can offer. It is saying that even these rich people will have nothing left and to pass on to their offspring when this captivity comes. This is a graphic analogy to get your attention as to just how strong the famine of the end times will be. Moses is first using this rich man to stress this point, and then that of the rich woman.
Deuteronomy 28:53 "And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and thy daughters, whch the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:"
"Eating the flesh of thy own body" is cannibalism, it is eating your own children for the sake of food. However this is speaking in a spiritual sense to show just how scarce the truth of God's Word will be known later in our generation.
Deuteronomy 28:54 "So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eyes shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:"
There is absolutely nowhere that this rich man can go, not to his brother or even to his wife to seek the truth, for there will be no one that will have the truth of God's Word. How can he teach his children, when there will be nothing to teach concerning the truth except in the minds of those that are sealed in their minds with the Word of God.
Deuteronomy 28:55 "So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates."
Deuteronomy 28:56 "The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,"
This again is talking about the women that are loaded with wealth and riches, and the expression that "her foot never touched the ground", means that where ever she went, she was carried or rode an animal. What this is saying that all the money in the world will not buy you out of what is coming when Satan sets up his system.
Deuteronomy 28:57 "And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates."
This is a very graphic description in the Hebrew text concerning how it shall be in that time of the great deception when Satan is here on earth. Keep in mind that God is using something that man can imagine to explain something that is spiritual, to show the extent that the famine will be in the end times. Most religious programs even today are trying to cancel out what God's Word says, and replace His Word with traditions that go against God's Word.
The analogy here is that they had no child left, because they had consumed their children for the food that was no place around, not even in the secret places. Though this speaks of the famine in the sense of the flesh, it us to show us just how scarce the truth from God's Word will be. Remember God told us through the prophet Amos; "the famine of the end times is not for bread to eat nor water for thirst, but for the hearing of the Word of God". The truth draws your children to you, and makes your family strong in the Lord. When you lose your children to the ways of the world, as far as this analogy is concerned, you have nothing to show for it.
The reason that our heavenly Father uses the very rich here is to show you that money will not buy your way out of Satan's grip on the world. The only way out is to go to the Word of God before these times happen and take the nourishment in your mind prior to that time. The Word of God is the only place from which true wisdom comes, and our heavenly Father gives that truth to you when you seek it. Again this does not apply to you when you are in God's Word and seeking His blessings. It only applies to those that have not the truth in their minds when Satan comes at the sixth trump. .
Deuteronomy 28:58 "If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of the law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD."
This is a warning from God through Moses' mouth to you and I living in this final generation. It is given so that we will wake up and respect and give reverence to God and His Word.
Deuteronomy 28:59 "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."
Moses is repeating these curses over and over so that there can be no doubt that God means business when He tells you to study His Word and follow in those commandments, laws and statutes. When you see these things happening around you, fix in your mind that something is wrong, and that there is a reason for these curses happening. If you think that you can go against God's orders to you, God will hit you where it hurts, with problems with your children, sickness in the family, and all sorts of other curses.
Deuteronomy 28:60 "Moreover He will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee."
Remember that those diseases came when you were on the enemy of God's people, and not one the children of God. When the God's children did as God said, even to the point of the Passover, they were in complete obedience to God's instructions through Moses and under God's protection. So if trouble seeks you out, it is time to pay attention; and just like the diseases of Egypt, every man woman and child were affected by them. This was a national thing when the people of a nation turn their backs on God and His ways. However, individually God's children turned to God, they followed and sought to do His commandments and statutes, than these things did not happen to them. When you see them on your doorstep, it is a warning to repent of those things that might have crept in when you were slack, and set a new course in the ways of the Lord and His Word.
Deuteronomy 28:61 "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."
Moses is saying that every disease that is known to man happened at that time, and many more diseases that were not known. God will bring upon those people that turn their back on His commandments again, just like then.
Deuteronomy 28:62 "And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God."
Great plagues and sickness are going to come that will greatly reduce our population, and all because they would not obey God's Word. How can they give obedience to something that they are completely ignorant of? This is a terrorizing thought, and it should cause you to get into your studies of His Word.
Think of it for a moment...the people of this world are going to be given all sorts of these curses of plagues and sickness because they will not obey the Words that they simply do not understand. They are blinded because the have allow the hirelings to fill them with traditions and doctrines other than God's Word, and for not obeying something that they are ignorant of, they receive the cursings. It is sort of a catch 22, but it happens because they chose to be ignorant and they became to lazy to search the Scriptures for themselves.
Deuteronomy 28:63 "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."
It gives God great pleasure when He can do good to you for obeying His commandments. However just as it pleases God to build you up and protect you when you are in His will, so also it pleases Him to bring these curses on your and destroy you when you turn your back on Him.
We know from the historical past that God did pluck the house of Israel from off their land in Palestine when they turned their back to Him, and went whoring after other gods. However, God did direct their paths in the migration to the new lands that He gave our forefather that did repent and sought after Him. When you love the Lord and seek after Him, God strengthen you and not one of His loved ones are plucked from His hands.
Deuteronomy 28:64 "And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone."
Look at the great structures that mankind has built as a memorial to himself. What will be one of the signs of the end? A memorial temple will be rebuilt in Jerusalem, and standing in that structure will be a man of supernatural power, Satan in his role of Antichrist, and he will claim himself to be God. No, there was never been a time before where the entire world fell down to worship and serve this other god, but they will. Even Christians will worship in ignorance for they know not the truth. They have allow man's traditions to take priority over God's Word. All the people "from one end of the earth even unto the other" shall worship Satan.
The people of the house of Israel are a numerous as the stars of heaven, and God has scattered them over the earth, yet most of them have no idea of who they are in God's Word, to give obedience to it. We know today that God has kept His Word to His people.
Deuteronomy 28:65 "And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest; but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:"
In Christian nations today there is very little peace of mind, but they are constantly on the move.
Deuteronomy 28:66 "And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:"
What God is saying in these prior two verses is that your life in these blessed countries will be like it is hanging on a thin thread, just ready to break. If you do anything out of the ordinary, that thread will break and you are gone. It is saying that everything that you do shows that you are not sure of your mind of your actions. You are standing between the things of God and the things of the world to the point that you don't know which way to turn. The problem that you have is you are ignorant of the things of the God so the only way that seems right to you is the worldly ways.
It is a warning to each of us to study to know the truths from God's Word so that we don't put ourselves in that position. This is the state of "Babylon" which means "confusion" of the end times. It is not knowing the events and prophecies that are going on around you, which is the seal in your forehead, and that ignorance causes you to automatically turn to confusion because of your lack of knowledge of God's Word. When you understand God's Word and his commandments and laws there is no need or reason to be confused. There are no guarantees in this world that are sure, but there is a guarantee that God gives to each of us by His Son's death on the cross, and that assurance is something that you can count on.
Deuteronomy 28:67 "In the morning thou shalt say, `Would God it were even! ' and in the even thou would say, 'Would God it were morning!' for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see."
Does this sound like an exciting life, you don't know what time of day it is or even the day of the year. They all turn out to be the same drab events day after day. There is no hope for the future to those that are in that state of confusion in these end times. They are to blind to see the events that are taking place around them that have been prophesied thousands of years ago, and they have no hope of the future except what their paycheck will give them in the future. All many of them desire is to have this life over with, and many do, as we see the suicide count going up, right along with the crime rate. Most people today live from one paycheck to the other, and they miss all the excitement of God's Word being fulfilled right before their eyes.
God is telling us that when those that are blind to His Word see these things taking place, though they will see what is going on, they will not be able to put a meaning to those events. Unless you have the eyes to see and ears to hear with understanding, you will not be able to tie it all to prophecies of the plan of God.
Deuteronomy 28:68 "And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, 'Thou shalt see it no more again:' and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you."
This is the utmost contempt that any man could have on himself. It is the height of depravity when no matter what you do or say, you simply can not sell yourself, for there is no one that would buy your services at any price. Though you believe there is worth and a value to your life, no one else can see it in you. That is how the Egyptians looked at the children of Israel.
The birth of the nation of Israel started when God parted the Red sea and the children of Israel passed through to the other side. After they passed, God sealed the separation between Egypt and Israel by closing the waters after them. However, the birth pangs for that nation started when Moses came before Pharaoh and said "Let My people go". Each of those plagues that came on Egypt was a sign of what was to come.
So just as sure as God brought Israel to life, to the birth of that nation when He brought them out of Egypt: He is going to cause that nations of the "house of Israel" to be brought to their death. This is done the moment we enter into the one world system, and then God will cause all the people to become bondmen and bondwomen to their enemies. The enemy is "the new world order", and its leader will be Satan himself. God is reminding each of us that just as He as brought birth to a nation, He can also bring death to it also. In the flesh we can't help living within the authority of that system, but in our minds we know that the system is Satan's and we will find nothing appealing to their promises.
The choice is yours my friend, for you can be bound to that system, or you can be free from it. The signs of our times and instructions for us to follow are written in His Word, and when we are obedient to His Word, Commandments and pay attention to those things that God has warned us against, God will bless you. The curses are for those that chose to remain ignorant and blind to His Word, but their is a life of joy and excitement for those that seek God, and are obedient to Him. These are exciting times for God's elect and those that have the seal of God in their forehead, for we are looking for those signs as watchmen ought to. When we see the blessings and the cursings we know in our hearts that God is faithful to His Word.