Promise of Blessing and Retribution, Part – 1

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This is a rather long post, so I have broken it up into two parts. Part one talks a bit about who we are in relation to Abraham, and some of the wonderful blessing that has brought into our lives. Part two talks about the curses that God has prophesied to happen to His people when they turn their backs on Him and decide not to obey him.

I hope you will take the time to read both posts as I believe this to be an extremely important issue for our time. Some of these scriptures may be scriptures you don’t read often, but it’s time we all did. Please let me know what you think.

If you look at our Nation from the time right after the Revolutionary War to not too long ago, you will see a great nation, that had been blessed greatly by God. Now we have always had our faults, but we were for the most part a Christian nation following Judeo-Christian law.

Most of our politicians were God fearing men, and the family unit, with God at its head, was center in our lives. We pledged allegiance to our flag as one nation under God, and most families had a father and mother to lead their children.

There have been incredible discoveries made with an amazing increase in knowledge. The light bulb was invented, along with the phone, automobile and plane. This nation has been blessed beyond any other nation that has ever existed. Does anyone believe that to be an accident?

Then we went from One Nation under God, to a nation that wanted God out of our collective lives.

We decided God wasn’t good for our schools, so we kicked Him out. Crime, violence, delinquency, pregnancy, and every other bad behavior have increased exponentially since.

We decided that in inconvenient pregnancy was unbearable and we got Roe vs Wade. It has been estimated that 50 million abortions have happened in the U.S. since Roe Vs. Wade. Can you imagine how many men and women of God that was? How many future doctors, scientists, teachers and tax payers’ lives were taken? Is it any wonder that we can no longer support Social Security, Medicare and the like?

Does anyone believe there is not a cost to be paid for that?

Ecclesiastes 8:11 Because the sentence against an evil work is not executed speedily, therefore the heart of the sons of men is fully set in them to do evil.

Although there have always been people who do, and will always love and obey God; as a nation we have handed God His hat and asked Him to stay out of our business.

I believe He is beginning to do just that.

First, let us look at what God said about people of faith in Jesus Christ. Read what is says in Galatians 3 below. If we are of faith we are of the seed of Abraham, and therefore subject to the blessings and promises made by God to Abraham.

Galatians 3:5-9
5 Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— 6 just as Abraham “believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.”[c] 7 Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham. 8 And the Scripture, foreseeing that God would justify the Gentiles by faith, preached the gospel to Abraham beforehand, saying, “In you all the nations shall be blessed.”[d] 9 So then those who are of faith are blessed with believing Abraham.

Galatians 3:26-29
26 For you are all sons of God through faith in Christ Jesus. 27 For as many of you as were baptized into Christ have put on Christ. 28 There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is neither male nor female; for you are all one in Christ Jesus. 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.

Reading the scriptures above, I hope you will see that the following promises of blessings are not for a single nation of people called the Jews. There was no such thing as a Jew when these promises were made to Abraham, than Isaac and Jacob. Jacob became Israel and the Jews came from one of his sons called Judah. So these promises were made before Judah or the Jews ever came along.

We all really need to understand this, because the following scriptures are direct to those of faith who are God’s children. That’s you and I.

As I’m sure most of you know many prophesies are duel. Some of the promises God made to Abraham were experienced by Israel but to a limited degree. Also some of the curses God prophesied to happen to Israel did happen when most of Israel was taken into captivity and scattered throughout the earth. The reason those curses came to Israel is because they turned their collective back on God. Do we think we as a nation can turn our back on God and not suffer the same thing?

What God promised Israel for their obedience was:

Exodus 19:3-6
3 And Moses went up to God, and the Lord called to him from the mountain, saying, “Thus you shall say to the house of Jacob, and tell the children of Israel: 4 ‘You have seen what I did to the Egyptians, and how I bore you on eagles’ wings and brought you to Myself. 5 Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine. 6 And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’ These are the words which you shall speak to the children of Israel.”

Leviticus 26:1- 13
1 ‘You shall not make idols for yourselves;
neither a carved image nor a sacred pillar shall you rear up for yourselves;
nor shall you set up an engraved stone in your land, to bow down to it;
for I am the Lord your God.
2 You shall keep My Sabbaths and reverence My sanctuary:
I am the Lord.
3 ‘If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them,
4 then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 Your threshing shall last till the time of vintage, and the vintage shall last till the time of sowing;
you shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely.
6 I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and none will make you afraid;
I will rid the land of evil beasts, and the sword will not go through your land.
7 You will chase your enemies, and they shall fall by the sword before you.
8 Five of you shall chase a hundred, and a hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight;
your enemies shall fall by the sword before you.
9 ‘For I will look on you favorably and make you fruitful, multiply you and confirm My covenant with you.
10 You shall eat the old harvest, and clear out the old because of the new.
11 I will set My tabernacle among you, and My soul shall not abhor you.
12 I will walk among you and be your God, and you shall be My people.
13 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you should not be their slaves; I have broken the bands of your yoke and made you walk upright.

Please come back on Friday to read part 2.

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