COMPARING ISRAEL TO AMERICA
Here God is speaking to his people as they were about to come out from their forty years in the desert with Abraham. They had been delivered from slavery in Egypt and had spent this time in the desert that the Lord might chasteneth them as a father does his son, and that He might know their hearts.
Deuteronomy 8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
God tells them that they are to keep his commandments, and shall do them, that they might live, and multiply, and possess the land which the Lord sware unto their fathers to give them.
Brothers, just as God had given the Jewish people their promised land, he also gave our fathers this land called America. But, this land did not come without a requirement to keep his commandments, just as did Israel. Our sought God in the writing of our Declaration Of Independence, Constitution, etc made a covenant with God just as surely as Abraham and his leaders did that day.
Deuteronomy 8:2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his or no.
God kept, and fed them in the, while humbling them, to prove them, and to know what was in their heart. and to know if they would keep his commandments. God also America to see what was in our hearts.
Deuteronomy 8:3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
truly not live by bread alone. We live by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God. Or we perish by our own willful, prideful, and ways.
Deuteronomy 8:4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Deuteronomy 8:5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
Deuteronomy 8:6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
Just as the Jewish people were to fear God, so to was America, if they did not keep his commandments, and walk in His ways. Brothers, Gods word tells us repeatedly that he and slow to anger. That he is patient, and just in the judgment of his people. He was all of these things in Noah's day, but he did bring judgment, upon the people in that day.
Deuteronomy 8:7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
Deuteronomy 8:8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
Deuteronomy 8:9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
Deuteronomy 8:10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
Brothers, God blessed America at every turn. He gave us a land of milk and honey, a land where we depended not on any other nation for our prosperity. No indeed, for we were called the nations food basket. We had an abundance of food, and goods, enough to feed and the whole world if need be. We were prosperous in every way under the sun. The nations of the world depended on us in so many ways.
Deuteronomy 8:11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
Deuteronomy 8:12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly and dwelt therein;
Deuteronomy 8:13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
Deuteronomy 8:14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
Please listen now to what you are told, and shown by God. America forgot the LORD their God, in not keeping his commandments, and his statues, which our swore oath to do. We were to be the beneficiaries, and keepers of that oath.
But, when we had eaten, and were full, and had built bigger and bigger houses to dwell in, and when we accumulated wealth, even great wealth, and even this was multiplied upon us. Then our hearts were indeed lifted up, we were filled with pride, and America did indeed forget the LORD, their God who had blessed them so richly because of the oath of their fathers.
Deuteronomy 8:15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;
Deuteronomy 8:16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
Brothers, He is not going to do America in this the latter end.
Deuteronomy 8:17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
We in America did indeed say in our heart, vs 17, that it was our own power and might that had made us rich, that had prospered us so. America takes all credit for its and gives none to God. On have passed laws forbidding the public that God even exists. Now is the time in which America shall receive the promised judgment of God, for what we as a people have allowed this now evil nation, called America to become.
Deuteronomy 8:18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
Deuteronomy 8:19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
Deuteronomy 8:20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.
Brothers, we are now beginning the fall into God's judgment. We have murdered over 70 million unborn children, many of which God had surely ordained to be great men and women of God. His servants to stand up for him in this the latter days. The evilness that prospers in this once great nation, called America, is too great to count or name. You know in your hearts and minds most of that evil. I will not name it for the number is indeed great call by name.
If you who live in America do not see that God is about to bring about his full judgment on this country, then you are as his word says. 'You think yourself rich and, know not that you are and wretched, and miserable, and naked, and poor. '
Those of you who know Jesus Christ as your Lord and Savior, and who pray and walk in this day, will escape the worst of those judgments that will shortly come to pass. So pray always that you be judged worthy to escape the great tribulation period which is so very close to this hour.
We shall be caught up to meet Jesus in the air. there are so many Christians who are asleep, who worship in dead churches, this day. Brothers, please help me to wake them before it is late. Please go about witnessing to the lost and bringing many, many more into the household of God while there is still time. Please share this message with your friends and neighbors.
God loved Israel like no other nation, but this did not keep him from chastising them, and it will not keep him from turning away from America. Please wake up brothers and see the lateness of this hour in which we now live.
God Bless you my brothers and sisters in Christ Jesus.
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