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The Ubiquitous Proof of the Curse

When a nation, or an individual, rejects God’s Word, they mock God and the results will, by necessity, follow. God lays out a plan in His commandments for nation building. The nation that excels will be the one that observes them.
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The Ubiquitous Proof of the Curse

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Philippians 3:7-8:

7 But what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.

8 Yea doubtless, and I count all things but loss for the excellency of the knowledge of Christ Jesus my Lord: for whom I have suffered the loss of all things, and do count them but dung, that I may win Christ,

The Apostle Paul, along with an untold multitude throughout the centuries, sacrificed everything for this excellent knowledge.  Brother Paul sacrificed everything—even his very head was taken from him when the wicked Roman leader Nero had him executed by decapitation.

This excellent knowledge that redeems the soul unto eternal life, this excellent knowledge that answers every question and solves every problem, this excellent knowledge that brings forgiveness, peace, joy, and purpose belongs to the blood-bought.   The excellency of this knowledge is bigger than careers.  Careers fade away.  This excellent knowledge is bigger than your spouse.  Spouses divorce or die.  It’s even bigger than mortal life itself.  Life ends, but this excellent knowledge even delivers from the very sting of death.  John 11:25-26:

25 Jesus said unto her, I am the resurrection, and the life: he that believeth in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live:

26 And whosoever liveth and believeth in me shall never die. Believest thou this?

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GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 28:15-29:

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:

16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

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.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

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.

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.

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.

23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

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.

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.

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.

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.

28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

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.

GOD SAID, Galatians 6:7:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

GOD SAID, Isaiah 48:17-18:

17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

MAN SAID:  We are an educated people and in no need of the God crutch.  We have the solutions to our problems.  Science will lead the way.  Our science is our god. 

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The foundational principles you will find in the next few sentences are found on GodSaidManSaid numerous times and they need repeating here again.  In reality, I should remind myself of them on a daily basis; they are just that critical.  

  1. The Word of God found in the majority-text Holy Bible is the inerrant, supernaturally-authored truth—amazing miracles and all. 
  2. Truth knows no opinion.  Truth has no equal.  Truth has zero tolerance for all other positions, for that is the simple nature of truth.  No matter how well intended, 2+2=4 and 3.99 just won’t do. 
  3. Inherent within every commandment of God is a blessing or a curse.  Disregard the commandment and suffer the curse—a result of doing the wrong thing.  Obey the commandment and enjoy the blessing—a result of doing the right thing. 

Men demand proof that the Bible contains the immutable Words of the living God, but the real fact of the matter is that when the challengers are confronted with proof, they refuse to acknowledge it.  Jesus lays it out so aptly in John 3:19-20:

19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.

20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.

A monumental and ubiquitous demonstration of the proof of Holy Writ is the curse—a result of doing the wrong thing.  Galatians 6:7:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

When a nation, or an individual, rejects God’s Word, they mock God and the results will, by necessity, follow.  Deuteronomy chapter 28 is a classic Biblical declaration of blessing and cursing, which was spoken unto the nation of Israel by Moses.  These were God’s instructions for nation building.  Deuteronomy 28:1-2:

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:

2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.

Marvelous promises of blessing continue until verse 15 where the shift takes place. Next listed are the curses in which the disobedient will participate.  Fifty-three verses list things that shall come upon a nation that mocks God’s Word. 

Consider Deuteronomy 28: 17, 20, 33:

17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

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.

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:

There is a series on GodSaidManSaid titled The Wages of Sin, a few excerpts follow:

In these articles, we catalog the cost of disobedience to a nation and its citizenry.  Romans 6:23:

For the wages of sin is death;…

The formula for assessing the cost of sin in The Wages of Sin series, as demonstrated in the first feature, was as follows:

The number of American households in 2006 was 124,521,886.  I took the cost of crime at $2.04 trillion, and divided it by the number of households, yielding a cost of crime per American household of $16,383.  Next, I took the cost of crime per household of $16,383, and divided it by the median U.S. household income of $47,034 (’04 adjusted numbers at 3% growth per annum).  This yielded the annual crime tax of 35% levied against every American household.  The wages of sin are staggering in every conceivable way.  [End of quote]

In the final installment of The Wages of Sin series, we list the sin, calculate its cost by percentage of U.S. household income, and tally the cost.  It is listed below for your consideration:

    • Crime—35.0%
    • Pornography—4.0%
    • Divorce—3.4%
    • Drugs—3.0%
    • Usury—11.0%
    • War—10.0%
    • Alcohol—4.0%
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SUBTOTAL—70.4% SIN TAX

This calculation does not include the cost of homosexuality, fornication, adultery, pedophilia, sexually transmitted diseases (affecting one out of five Americans), abortion, loafing on the job, etc.  With just the sin listed in the calculation, if you earn $10 per hour, $7.04 is paid to Mr. Sin.  When you add in the sins above, I’m sure the percentage will hover around 90%.  [End of quote]

The wisdom, the health, and the wealth of a nation’s citizenry are the measurements of its global stature and power.  Imagine a people who are not plagued by crime (See The Perfect Penal System.), pornography, divorce, drug addictions, usury, alcoholism, or war (for wars would be rare if a nation was supremely dominant and made it a habit of taking the spoils of war).  Surely that nation would be set on high above all nations of the earth. 

God’s plan for nation building is found in His commandments.  The nation that excels will be the one that observes them.  This nation building begins one citizen at a time—one household at a time.  Bring yourself and your family before the Lord in obedience and receive God’s blessing—the blessing of doing what’s right.  [End of quote]

Deuteronomy 28: 22 & 28 reads:

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.

28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

R. R. Wilcox was the Senior Assistant Medical Officer for the Department of Venereal Diseases, St. Mary’s Hospital, London and Physician in Charge, Department of Venereal Diseases, King Edward VII Hospital, Windsor.  Dr. Wilcox recorded this in an article titled, “Venereal Disease in the Bible:”

Syphilis:  The Egyptian Disease

When Moses described the punishments that were likely to ensue upon disobedience of the laws, he said: “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.  The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart.”  “Emerods” has always offered translating difficulties.  Reference is made in the Psalms to enemies being “smitten in the hinder parts,” and this is supposed by some to mean “hemorrhoids;” but it could equally well apply to the condyloma lata of secondary lues.  If the first part of the punishment can be made to apply to early syphilis, the madness, blindness, and even astonishment of the heart are surely prophetic of the later manifestations of this disease. [End of quote]

Has this nation, and is this nation, participating in the curse?  The following paragraphs are from the GodSaidManSaid feature, Free Love and Sex Superbug:

Satan hides his desire to kill you behind a promise.  During the 1960s and its generation of rebellion and unbridled lust came the term “Free Love.”  It represented the idea of sexual “freedom.”  God’s commandments against fornication, adultery, homosexuality, etc. had man in bondage long enough.  It was time to break on through to the other side.  Keep in mind that in 1953, the I Love Lucy show was censored for using the word “pregnant.”  During the 1960s, sexual promiscuity was glamorized by Hollywood, academia, and the culture at large in a new and aggressive way.  Fornication of all sorts, including open-ended marriages, cohabitation, homosexuality, pedophilia, and more, has only grown since.  America has had 60 years of “Free Love,” but as usual, Satan hides death behind his promise. 

Satan called it “Free Love!”  Before we reveal the new sex superbug that could be worse than AIDS, check out this short list of the “fruits” of “Free Love” in the U.S.A.:

  • 70,000,000 cases of genital herpes and HPV
  • 5,000,000 cases of chlamydia
  • 1,100,000 cases of gonorrhea
  • 1,000,000 people with HIV
  • 45,000 people with AIDS
  • 300,000 people with Hepatitis B
  • 120,000 cases of syphilis
  • 20,000,000 people addicted to pornography
  • 25% of women sexually molested by the age of 18
  • 123,000,000 Americans affected by a sexually transmitted disease
  • 79,914 arrests reported by the FBI for sex crimes other than prostitution.  (Factoring 50 crimes for every arrest brings the number to 3,995,700.)
  • 50,000,000 abortions
  • Multitudes of children born out-of-wedlock
  • A minority of children currently being raised with both biological parents in the home
  • And more [End of quote]

The list of curses that follow the nation that mocks God’s Word is long and even everlasting.  For the man who is truly looking for proof, he need look no further than the results of disobeying inerrant truth—the results of doing the wrong thing.  Deuteronomy 30:19:

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:

GOD SAID, Deuteronomy 28:15-29:

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:

16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.

17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.

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.

19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.

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.

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.

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.

23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.

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.

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.

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.

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.

28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of heart:

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.

GOD SAID, Galatians 6:7:

Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.

GOD SAID, Isaiah 48:17-18:

17 Thus saith the LORD, thy Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel; I am the LORD thy God which teacheth thee to profit, which leadeth thee by the way that thou shouldest go.

18 O that thou hadst hearkened to my commandments! then had thy peace been as a river, and thy righteousness as the waves of the sea:

MAN SAID:  We are an educated people and in no need of the God crutch.  We have the solutions to our problems.  Science will lead the way.  Our science is our god. 

Now you have THE RECORD.

 

References:

Authorized King James Version

GodSaidManSaid, Free Love and Sex Superbug

GodSaidManSaid, Nation Building

GodSaidManSaid, The Wages of Sin Series

Wilcox, R. R., “Venereal Disease in the Bible”

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