Why Blessing and the Curses from God?
Blessing and Curses
We all want blessings from God in our land. People who are not Christian want blessings, too. When I say blessings, some of them would be: health, safety when we walk the streets, prosperity in our jobs or business, little taxes, nice homes, etc. We want out children to be respectful, have good jobs and to have children. The desires are pretty much the same for everyone. But there is one thing with all these blessings that is missing, and that is the God of the Bible. Even Christians are afraid to mention his name for fear of offending those of other religious beliefs. In short, they are like the heathen in that they want all the good things in life without Christ; they certainly don’t want to follow His laws. In fact, Christians are very loud in stating and believing “That the law has been done away with.” They even call it a curse. So, with this mind set, they don’t want to see the laws of the land being the laws of God.
There are many that believe that we can have the blessing without following the instructions that God gives us. No such thing will ever happen.
Those who have no religious belief don’t even like to use the word “blessing” as this denotes a God; they also know that it is used in the Bible, which they don’t believe in, yet they still want all the good things in life. There are those who think they have the good things in life and say, “I don’t need God, I have all the good things in life. So, this is proof that we have health, property and peace without God’s laws.” In fact, a lot of Christians who were told since they were a child that God’s laws were done away make the same claim about themselves. So as to confirm, at least in their minds, that what their minister told them must be the truth – that the Law was done away with. Their reason would go something like this, “I have a good job, a family and live in good neighborhood and this is without living under that Old Testament Law. So, my preacher must be right.”
Yes, the heathen and the Christian who follows lying preachers might have some of what God told them are blessings – I’m not denying that. But let’s take a closer look to see if they really have these blessings.
There are many rich people who have all their wants but they don’t have health, for example. They might have health, too, but they a son who is a drug addict. They might also have a bad relationship with their wife. Many of these people might have had a “good life” for a couple years than things went belly up.
Another thing to keep in mind is, that when we read of the blessing and curses (which we’ll get into shortly) is what would happen to God’s people. In other words, when we are in disobedience, our enemies prosper. This is very important and I’ll repeat it. When we disobey the laws, statues and judgements of God, we suffer but our enemies off times prospers!
In the book of Leviticus chapter 26 and Deuteronomy chapter 28 we have the blessings and curses. When you read the blessings, you’ll see what we – as a nation – will receive. That is when we follow God’s Laws, Statutes and Judgements. If we don’t follow them, you’ll read what will happen to us as a people. These two chapters are parallel chapters. So, we must look at them as very important for God to have them twice in the Bible.
So, lets take just a couple of the blessings.
(Deu 28:2) And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
(Deu 28:3) Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
(Deu 28:4) 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, and the flocks of thy sheep.
(Deu 28:5) Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
(Deu 28:6) Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
(Deu 28:7) The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
Here we read of just some of the blessing that we will receive. This applies to us as individuals and as a nation. When you go on to read the first part of this chapter, you’ll read the other blessings, which include:
- good crops
- good cattle
- rain in due season
- store houses filled
- not bothered by our enemies
In general, you can see that we would have prosperity. Now, isn’t that what everyone wants? If they do, this is the key to getting that.
Now, let’s read of the curses that we will receive when we don’t follow God’s Law. Here are some verses:
(Deu 28:15) 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:
(Deu 28:16) Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
(Deu 28:17) Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
(Deu 28:18) 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.
(Deu 28:19) Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
(Deu 28:20) 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.
(Deu 28:21) The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
(Deu 28:22) 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.
In chapter 15, there is a change to the curse and why we have them. Then the rest of the chapter goes on to say what will happen. In the above verse we learn that:
Cursed shalt thou be in the city
cursed shalt thou be in the field
when we read about being cursed in the city, could this mean that it will not be safe to walk down the streets? Could it be that it will not be safe to doing business? Could it mean that there will be more taxes of all sorts?
What about being curse in the fields? Could this possibly mean that the fields will not produce as it should?
We certainly see that it is not safe even to drive through certain parts of our cities. We see robbery, rape and murder as a daily occurrence in our larger cities. And what about our fields, are they not producing what they should be? Look at the poor quality of fruits and vegetables that are low in vitamins and minerals. Look at all the chemicals that have to be put on our crops which causes problems of their own.
The curses when we go in and come out. What could this mean? Could it be that when we leave our homes and come back we have to look over our shoulders?
We are told because of our wickedness and that wickedness has something to do with forsaking God. This forsaking God has to do with not following His Law.
In verse 22, we read of terrible diseases of some kind. Everyone can see that disease is rampant across the land. We have hundreds of thousands dying each year of heart disease and cancer, and these two diseases are also affecting the youth. Then we have the rare diseases. Why are they rare? Could it just possibly be with all the poisons in our food it’s creating diseases that we never had before?
Are we not driven off the land as God said? We see this when thousands of farmers are losing their lands to the banks. We see this when young people leave the villages they grew up in because of no jobs. We see this when people in the towns who lived in homes lose it because they are unemployed and now can’t pay their mortgage, so the little land they did own is now lost. In other words – they are driven off the land – and these people now have to live in apartments, IF they are lucky.
I break down and go into more detail on each verse but this would create a much longer article. Pick up your Bible and read the rest of the chapter yourself. If you don’t have a Bible, then go out and BUY ONE. (A King James Version and NOT the New KJV or any of the modern versions that go by whatever name.)
IF The Law Was Done Away With
If God’s Law was done away with, if this was true, then why do we have the curses? For those who don’t’ even believe in God, why do we have these curses? This is not by accident that we have these problems, it’s because we have made our own laws that are contrary to God’s laws, and we are paying the price for disobedience.
For those who don’t believe the Bible is true, then why has this come to pass? It has come to pass because the Bible is true and we are paying the price for not having the divine laws as the laws of the land.
You don’t have to believe in the Bible to know that we don’t have God’s laws as the laws of the land. To determine this, just find out what man made laws we do have then read your Bible. You don’t have to be a Christian to realise that we do not have God’s laws.
Whole books and sermons have been written on the need to have Yahweh, God’s laws, so I won’t get into it in this short article. But I will post videos from time to time for your further research.
For the non-Christians or for those who think that “the law was done away with,” I know you’ll have a lot of questions and they can’t be answered here. However, I do know there are many readers who do believe that we should return to God’s laws. So, the only thing I can do is put out general statements for you to consider.
First, the laws of God are not just the 10 Commandments. These Commandments are a summation of all Yahweh’s laws. If you read through the Bible, you’ll find there are laws on what to do if a person steals, if someone commits murder, if someone bears false witness on a witness stand, etc. These are the laws that Leviticus chapter 26 and Deuteronomy 28 is talking about but you have to go to other parts of the Bible to read them.
As for “The Law has been done away with,” this is not true. The passage that says that, the word should have been “RITUAL” and not “law.” This one little word makes a world of difference! If you don’t believe me, fine, but consider this – you can read many more verses in the New Testament and words by Christ Himself, that the laws were not done away with. Christ said He did NOT come to destroy the law but to fulfil. Fulfil is entirely different.
Jesus Christ was the ultimate sacrifice and there should be no more RITUAL killing of animals. BUT, there should be the LAWS, STATUES AND JUDGEMENTS that we need to live under. After all, we still have people that steal, so what should we do? Not punish him at all? Apply man’s laws – which is inferior to God’s laws? To use man’s laws over God’s laws is like saying, the created is greater than the Creator – which is a lie! But this is what people are essentially saying.
More will be said on this on this website, so I’ll leave it at that. I do hope and pray you have a better understanding of God’s laws and the need to keep them.