"Are We Already In Captivity?"
The Possibility Exists - What Is Our Responsibility
Given 29-Sep-11; Sermon #1068B; 86 minutes
By Mr.John W. Ritenbaugh
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Description: John Ritenbaugh states that Joshua read aloud the blessings and cursings pronounced on Israel (first mentioned in Deuteronomy 27). When the people of Israel obeyed, God blessed them, and when they disobeyed, God cursed them. The economic curses that the United States has received are a result of the covetousness of its citizenry. As more people become dependent on government, they will vote in the political party which will provide the most handouts, leading to the draining of America's economic resources. The curses stem from America's disobedience to God, as well as the squandering of Abraham's blessings. In the last 80 years, the citizenry of the United States trashed the blessings the founding fathers bestowed on this country through its Constitution. Ezekiel's warning message never reached ancient Israel, but was intended for the scattered tribes of Israel. The horrible curses in Ezekiel 5 have already started to fall on modern Israel. Like ancient Israel, modern Israel cannot see a cause/effect relation between sin and its deadly consequences, or the relationship between disobedience to Almighty God and the curses which follow. Major curses, including economic oppression, famine, pestilence, mental illness, alien invasion, the scattering of modern Israel (or captivity or slavery within one's own land) are yet to occur. The banking system patterned after the banking system of Babylon is selling our gullible debt-ridden citizenry into oppressive slavery. Our citizenry is being crushed from within and being prepared for captivity.
Topics: Ai Amos 4:6 Apathy Athenian culture Babylonian banking system Barack Obama Bitterness Blessings and cursings Captives of Tel Abib Conduct Democracy Dependency Deuteronomy 26:14; 27:3; 28 Enemies Ezekiel 2:3; 5:1-17 Ezra Famine Forgetting God Herman Hoeh Idolatry Illegal aliens Judges 2:11-15; 3:8, 11; 4:2; 5:31 Japan Judgment Leviticus 19; 21 Makar Mesopotamia Olsen Pestilence Repentance Joshua 8:34-35 Nehemiah T. Boone Pickens Professor Tyler Progressive steps Stephen Collins Walter Williams Wild beasts Zeitgeist.