reply to post by AlreadyGone
The answer would be yes to your question.
Is God punishing the United States of America as we drift further and further away from God and His Words?
Why and how? For that you need to look at the Leviticus 26 agreement. Now there are those that would say that the old covenant was swept away by the
coming of Jesus Christ.
That is a mostly false assumption on their part. Why?
17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but
whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
20 For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the
kingdom of heaven.
In order to avoid judgment under the law you have to look at Romans 11. You need to be a saved Christian in good standing to be grafted into the
olive tree. Otherwise as Romans 11 warns you could be pruned from the tree. The problem with the United States is that at one time it was mostly a God
fearing country with a high percentage of regular church going folks. But the percentage has been dropping. Which then means under the Leviticus 26
agreement they would be opening up the nation to possible retribution.
Here is what the lesser punishments are.
14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my
16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause
sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when
none pursueth you.
18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
The Drought of 2012 has been a bad one for much of the country.
Weather.com 2012 Drought
Also consider the 9-11 attacks and verse 17. And consider that Obama is a Marxist. Ruling the US? They that hate you shall rule over you?
And from here it gets worse. Plagues, diseases, and health disorders run rampant. Wild animals run rampant and start killing off people. Your enemies
attack you. Food itself loses it's ability to satisfy your hunger.
And finally if the country in question does not repent. The country is conquered and destroyed. The people are killed and or taken away as slaves.
So is God punishing the US? He very well could be.
And as a side note consider what the benefits are under the Leviticus 26 agreement. And ask yourself. Have we been receiving them?
3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and
dwell in your land safely.
6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall
the sword go through your land.
7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the
9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.
10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.
11 And I set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
13 I am the LORD your God, which brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, that ye should not be their bondmen; and I have broken the bands of your
yoke, and made you go upright.