A Woman's Perspective On The Times We Live In


September 7, 2014

Deuteronomy 28:15

"But it shall come to pass, if you do not obey the voice of 
the Lord your God, to observe carefully all His commandments and His statutes which I command you today, 
that all these curses will come upon you and overtake you:"


     I love Deuteronomy!  Unlike many uninformed Christians who view it as the Law of the Old Testament, to be discarded and ignored in this Age of Grace, I understand that God ordained these parting words of Moses.  Jehovah instructed Moses to review His covenant blessings and curses with the new generation that was about to enter the Promised Land, so that they will endure to all generations ... that includes us!  
     It is among the many wonders and mysteries of the Bible that it speaks Truth into each generation that reads it.  Chapter 28 of Deuteronomy is a treasure trove of both blessings and curses upon those who hear God's Word.  And although many modern Christians only want to concentrate on the blessing part of the message, the noted 17th Century theologian Matthew Henry admonishes that "Ministers must preach the terrors of the law as well as the comforts of the gospel."  Sadly, I do not think this has been done in the Modern Church, and the people are perishing for lack of knowledge.
     The preceding verses in Chapter 28 identify the many blessings that befall a people who hearken diligently to the Lord's voice and observe all His commandments:  the fertility of your body, your crops and your animals will abound; your enemies will be defeated; the Lord will open His Heavenly storehouse and shower the land with rain and bountiful harvests; you will be able to lend to many nations, and have no need to borrow; you will earn the respect of other nations, holding a position of leadership at the top; and lastly all these blessings will be yours as long as you continue to obey His Word and do not follow after other gods and serve them.
     Then come the verses that are the promised curses for disobedience to God's Word.  No one wants to read them or hear them, because they do not fit the comfortable and convenient image of God that we have made for ourselves.  But who can deny the plain-spoken truth of our Scripture today?  The following curses will come upon the people who do not carefully observe God's commandments and statutes:  First, the fruit of our fields and our bodies will be cursed.  No one can deny that our crop production is declining, and infertility is a growing problem among American women.  The Lord promises curses of "terrible and untreatable sicknesses", and He declares that He will make the rain from heaven like dust.  He promises that "the immigrants who live among you will be promoted over you, higher and higher! But you will be demoted, lower and lower!" (Verse 43).  There are promises of a "distant nation [coming against you]—one from the far ends of the earth—against you as fast as the eagle flies: a nation that speaks a language you can’t understand, and who is "a stern nation that doesn’t go easy on the very old or show pity to the very young." (Verses 49-50)  
     All these curses are promised  "If you don’t carefully keep all the words of this Instruction that are written in this scroll, by fearing the awesome and glorious name of the Lord your God."  These are the words that Moses spoke to the generation about to enter their inheritance in the Promised Land; and they were the words from God, spoken to those ancient Israelites and every generation since then.  
     I know there will be those who say if we are Saved, we don't need to fear these curses; we have the hope of a promised deliverance.  Yes, we do, but our Salvation applies to us as individuals.  We are part of a nation who has turned away from God's statutes and instructions, and we, as a nation, are reaping the consequences of our disobedience.  These curses will effect us, too.  We are a nation who is suffering the repercussions of too much borrowing, and too many strangers in our land; we are no longer respected as a "top" nation, and are threatened by distant enemies and incurable diseases.  We can no longer escape the results of following after the gods of greed, money and power; nor will we avoid the judgment from serving the gods of abortion and immorality.  
     I pray that this nation will experience a great revival of love for our Lord -- that we will return to His ways and forego our selfish natures.  I believe He has turned us over to our own desires, and you can see what a mess we've wrought.  But we have no one to blame but ourselves.  God, in His Word, has given us clear instructions and made His desires known.  It is we who have erased the memory of His enduring promises from our land.  Now we are receiving His righteous curses.   


2 comments:

  1. Before we can have revival, there must be a sincere, heart wrenching repentance. As long as we hear and follow the false teachings from the pulpit and follow the fake Christ of "easy-believism", no consequences and no obedience but "just believe"...we must remember that the demons believe in Christ and they tremble!

    We do not have enough trembling of humanity in this nation yet. Or anguish. Churches still follow the traditions of men not the true Christ of the Holy Scriptures. We do not worship God with reverence and awe. Revelation 22 also speaks much of how Christ wants to be worshipped

    Eden Restored

    1Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, as clear as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb 2down the middle of the great street of the city. On each side of the river stood the tree of life, bearing twelve crops of fruit, yielding its fruit every month. And the leaves of the tree are for the healing of the nations. 3No longer will there be any curse. The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. 5There will be no more night. They will not need the light of a lamp or the light of the sun, for the Lord God will give them light. And they will reign for ever and ever.

    John and the Angel

    6The angel said to me, “These words are trustworthy and true. The Lord, the God who inspires the prophets, sent his angel to show his servants the things that must soon take place.”


    7“Look, I am coming soon! Blessed is the one who keeps the words of the prophecy written in this scroll.”


    8I, John, am the one who heard and saw these things. And when I had heard and seen them, I fell down to worship at the feet of the angel who had been showing them to me. 9But he said to me, “Don’t do that! I am a fellow servant with you and with your fellow prophets and with all who keep the words of this scroll. Worship God!”

    10Then he told me, “Do not seal up the words of the prophecy of this scroll, because the time is near. 11Let the one who does wrong continue to do wrong; let the vile person continue to be vile; let the one who does right continue to do right; and let the holy person continue to be holy.”

    Epilogue: Invitation and Warning

    12“Look, I am coming soon! My reward is with me, and I will give to each person according to what they have done. 13I am the Alpha and the Omega, the First and the Last, the Beginning and the End.

    14“Blessed are those who wash their robes, that they may have the right to the tree of life and may go through the gates into the city. 15Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

    16“I, Jesus, have sent my angel to give you a this testimony for the churches. I am the Root and the Offspring of David, and the bright Morning Star.”


    17The Spirit and the bride say, “Come!” And let the one who hears say, “Come!” Let the one who is thirsty come; and let the one who wishes take the free gift of the water of life.

    18I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

    20He who testifies to these things says, “Yes, I am coming soon.”

    Amen. Come, Lord Jesus.

    21The grace of the Lord Jesus be with God’s people. Amen.



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  2. The King James version tells us that the washing of the robes in Revelation 22:14 is those who keep His commandments......all Ten, exactly as He wrote them with His finger on 2 stone tablets. This is His eternal covenant never removed, or changed. God says "I change not." What God says, He means.

    Warning and curses come with words that are added to or removed from His prophecy, His word. When was the last time anyone heard that spoken of in "organized religion" churches?

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