If you are a quick-glance blog reader looking for a quick, drive-through "Have it your way" experience, then don't waste your time reading any further. This read will require some work, time and thought, if you want to hear me.
Deuteronomy 28 sets out the promised blessings and curses for God's people in covenant with Him. Deuteronomy 28 is most obviously written to the nation of Israel, and it was most certainly fulfilled in their numerous God-wrought crises, ending in their complete destruction in AD 70, where the Jewish nation and culture commanded in the OT moral Law of God came to a permanent end. But, Deuteronomy 28, along with all the moral Law of God given in the OT, is also written to any people who make covenant with God, to be His people, to found their laws only upon His Law. In the past, some nations were in conscious covenant with God, intentionally basing their civil government and laws upon His Law, understanding that there is no true authority except God's Law, and knowing that their only hope for an enduring nation was His protection and blessing. Every colony in America began as such a people in covenant with God. Read the constitutions of the colonial states, and you will see that God is their Sovereign, Christ is their King. The United States government moved ever so slightly away from this intentional, stated, overt Christian covenant with God with the ratification of the enlightenment-polluted US Constitution. Don't get me wrong. I am grateful for the Constitution, but the solution to our problems today is not as simple as going back to the Constitution. We must return to covenant with God. This must start in our personal lives via His work of salvation, delivering us into His Kingdom. But, remember, the altar was only the first stop in the temple, not the ultimate destination. We must move beyond today's idolatrous worship of the altar itself and move into the Holy of Holies, where the throne of God, the Presence of God, is set upon His Law within the mercy seat. Extending forth from the genuine Christian will be a life of love and submission to God revealed by love and submission to His Law. We must study, ponder, meditate upon, memorize and vigorously apply the Law of God in every realm of life. This is keeping covenant with God. The One Who created all things from nothing by the Word of His Power can do this, throughout the globe.
The greatest threat to you, me, our families, our communities, our states and this nation is not radical Islam, Hillary in the White House, or the Middle East mess. The Greatest Threat is The One Triune and HOLY God of the Bible Who keeps covenant and will not be mocked. His curses as outlined in Deuteronomy 28 are already upon our land. He will complete the destruction of our nation if we do not repent and renew covenant with Him. Hezekiah should be our model.
Beseeching God for mercy,