America the Cursed

Rampant fire and flood, massive corporate fraud, carnage on Wall Street, the dollar toppled by the euro, capital flight, continuing fear of terrorist strikes—all this in just the first half of the year. Is it mere coincidence, or is there a reason for this confluence of curses on America?
From the August 2002 Trumpet Print Edition

Just what is going on in America? Even the blindest man in the street must be wondering if something is fundamentally wrong inside the U.S.

Record-breaking fires of extremely devastating nature swept southern Colorado, covering the mighty Rocky Mountains with a pall of ashen smoke in the late spring. Massive fires of historic and record-breaking impact turned much of Arizona into a flaming inferno of catastrophic proportions in the early summer. All this came hard on the heels of the earlier devastation wrought by fire in the state of New Mexico.

Meanwhile, records crashed as much of southeastern Texas ran awash under the turgid, muddy onslaught of floods in the wake of unprecedented rains.

To the north, huge swaths of Montana and Wyoming lay in the grip of grinding drought as eastward the Dakotas felt the impact of 40-mile-per-hour winds blasting century-high temperatures through forest and grassland, turning both into a tinderbox.

Commentators began using biblical language to describe this confluence of fire, wind, drought and flood and its drastic impact on the economy of the world’s greatest nation (Amos 4:7).

As the country reeled under the impact of curses in its fields and forests, America’s economy strained under what emerged as a massive basket of woes resulting from huge fraud, malfeasance and plain deceit in the ranks of some of its greatest business enterprises.

The dollar slumped. The euro gained. Both the European Union and Japan came to the dollar’s rescue. Wall Street took a dive deep into bear territory. Capital commenced its flight from greenback to euro, in particular; business investment in the U.S. was cut by half.

Is this all mere coincidence? Is it just a quirk of nature, combining with quirky human nature, to result in the current, massive negative effects extant within both the nation’s fields and its economic basket? Or could this be an inevitable outcome, a very predictable outcome, of the breaking of certain laws by this nation—laws put into motion by the Almighty God whose name is invoked by its governing Congress and printed on its money, the name which is central to the nation’s own pledge of allegiance?

If you dare believe your Bible, the answer becomes plain. But it becomes clear only to a mind that is open to receive it! And, the problem is, if indeed you read and understand what your Bible clearly states, you will then have a responsibility to do something about it!

What you read in this magazine thus becomes dangerous knowledge, for the God who reveals it to you then holds you accountable for what you understand! The challenge then becomes, will you obey that God and submit to His will—and receive the blessings He guarantees for such obedience—or will you choose to ignore His revealed truth, continue to disobey His law and reap the curses He promises for such disobedience?

If you can face this challenge, read on. If you can’t, stop reading now!

Anglo-American Dominance

In modern history, most particularly the past two centuries, three nations have dominated the news: Britain, which over the course of the last century lost the greatest empire ever known to man, the tiny Judaic nation known as Israel (a misnomer—write for your own free copy of The United States and Britain in Prophecy for a full explanation), which is daily in the news as it battles for survival, and the U.S., increasingly a pariah to the rest of the world (with the almost sole exception of the support of Britain, its dominions, and little Israel).

How come? And why the converging of events which appear to be tearing down the power and influence of these particular nations?

True students of God’s Word, the Bible, understand that the nations known by their modern names Britain, the U.S. and Israel are revealed in the Bible by their ancient tribal names of Ephraim, Manasseh and Judah. The first two were half-tribes or sub-tribes of the family produced by Joseph; the latter was the progenitor of true ethnic Jews, but only one of the initial 12 tribes of ancient Israel. At the beginning of Israel’s nationhood following their exodus from Egypt, the Almighty God established a covenant with the nation. Within its terms He promised certain blessings for obedience and delineated the curses which would befall the disobedient.

“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: And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God” (Deut. 28:1-2).

Note that among these blessings God clearly mentions agrarian and economic blessings: “Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine [oxen], and the flocks of thy sheep. Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store” (vv. 3-5).

The economic blessings are reinforced in verse 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.”

This beneficent God also promised the blessings of balanced weather to underwrite and perpetuate the blessings in field and basket: “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” (v. 12).

Modern history proves that the most-blessed nations—those that have been able to give the most to less-privileged nations—are Britain and its dominions and the United States.

Yet, all this commenced a great reversal in the 20th century through the weakening of Great Britain after its economy suffered through two great world wars, and latterly via the reversal of fortunes involving the United States since the cessation of the Cold War.

Morality Sapped

The negative impact of the Clinton presidency on both the U.S. and Britain is just coming to be appreciated by sensible analysts of both countries’ moral decline. The public and private deceit, duplicity, dissembling and dishonesty of any prominent public figure, particularly when publicized, has devastating effects on the collective mind of a nation.

The recent revelation of corporate deceit in the U.S. is a case in point. If a nation’s president can lie and still remain in office, why can’t a ceo?

“For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are destroyed” (Isa. 9:16). This is a simple yet undeniably real equation which we leave the reader to ponder.

Suffice it to say, the same equation has impacted British leadership. The team that brought Prime Minister Blair to power in Britain hired the same spin doctors to construct their campaign for leadership as President Clinton had used some years before. The result has been that the British prime ministership is molded in the same sand as the Clinton presidency. No leadership in Britain’s history has been accused so vociferously and so consistently of lying and deceit as has the present government of Britain.

While it may be that America’s current president, George W. Bush, struggles to reassert a more frank, transparent and straightforward leadership in the White House, the damage done by the previous administration may prove to be uncontainable in the breadth and scope of its moral decay. The results are right now biting deep into the very fiber of America’s national character and public image.

Is there a correlation between decadent leadership and the rot that has set in within Britain and the U.S., culturally, socially, morally and spiritually? Read the words of Almighty God and form your own deduction!

“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” (Deut. 28:15-17). Is this happening now to America?

“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” (v. 18). Has this happened in recent years to Britain, with the multiple evils of mad-cow disease and foot-and-mouth disease?

Read the whole of chapter 28 of the book of Deuteronomy and know that these curses, the results of which we are now seeing in weather, in field and basket, in economy, in business, in the city and in the rural countryside, are but a beginning! This is just the beginning of worse to come! Your Bible says so! Do you believe it? If so, it is time for you to do something about it!

What to Do

The plain facts of recent history and current events indicate the timeless veracity of biblical prophecy. The nations of Israel—the U.S., Britain and its dominions in particular—are headed for disaster, captivity and enslavement by a foreign power which even now rises, albeit falteringly, yet incessantly, to world dominance within the European heartland. It will take enslavement and captivity by a foreign power to bring the nations of Israel to their senses—to bring them to repent and submit to their God. All this before they can become the model nation, an example to the world of the blessings that God bestows for obedience—His original intention for Old Covenant Israel.

Read that prophecy again in the book of Deuteronomy: “And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee, And shalt return unto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul; That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee” (Deut. 30:1-3).

Then will the Eternal God bless the nations of Israel most bountifully and charge them to take of those blessings—the most precious of all being the knowledge of His plan of salvation and redemption for all humankind—and share them with all nations: “And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the Lord will again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul” (vv. 9-10).

Do you want to be part of that process? There is a way you can avoid the curse of the future enslavement of the increasingly decadent nations of Anglo-America. There is a way you can be protected and prepared to help bring God’s great plan for mankind to fruition—the same way He offered anciently to the rebellious house of Israel. He offers it to you today. Will you accept that offer gladly and receive His abundant blessings, or will you foolishly reject it and reap the inevitable curses for rebellion against Him?

Here is the choice: “I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live” (v. 19).

That choice is now yours.