The Consequences of a Curse – Part 2
Jon Watkins Exposing Satanism May 25, 2015
In part one, we established what a curse is and from whence it originates. Now, let’s look at the consequences of a curse (still dealing with God’s people), on a person, family or an entire nation. A curse can be brought upon an entire nation as a result of the sins of God’s people. Great poverty, slavery and suffering are some of the possible manifestations of the curse that result from a people turning their backs on God to follow false gods or worship idols. I will offer once again 2nd Chronicles 7:13-15 “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. Now mine eyes shall be open, and mine ears attent unto the prayer that is made in this place.”
Chapter 28 of Deuteronomy is made up of 68 verses dedicated entirely to blessings and curses. (see blessings article) The first 14 verses outline the blessings promised to those who keep God’s commands and follow His ways. The rest of the chapter, 54 verses in all, clearly lays out the consequences guaranteed for those who reject His commands. You can plainly see that there are 3 times as many verses dedicated to the curses as there are to the promises. This is obviously, meant to emphasize the results of rebellion and Sin.
We can also glean from scripture, in the book of Joshua, what the sin of greed can produce. God delivered Jericho into the hands of Israel, and after it fell, He cursed it. He then commanded that everyone and everything within Jericho be destroyed, except for the gold, silver, brass and iron. Joshua 6:17-19 “And the city shall be accursed, even it, and all that are therein, to the LORD: only Rahab the harlot shall live, she and all that are with her in the house, because she hid the messengers that we sent. And ye, in any wise keep yourselves from the accursed thing, lest ye make yourselves accursed, when ye take of the accursed thing, and make the camp of Israel a curse, and trouble it. But all the silver, and gold, and vessels of brass and iron, are consecrated unto the LORD: they shall come into the treasury of the LORD.” Well the sin nature is always present, ready to cause us to rebel against the Word of the Lord. There was one among those who were with Joshua who found himself unable to resist temptation and fell pray. Often just one person can act in a manner that affects the whole group. Achan was overcome with greed and stole from God, bringing not only a curse of death on himself, but a curse on the entire nation of Israel. Joshua 7:20-21 “And Achan answered Joshua, and said, Indeed I have sinned against the LORD God of Israel, and thus and thus have I done: When I saw among the spoils a goodly Babylonish garment, and two hundred shekels of silver, and a wedge of gold of fifty shekels weight, then I coveted them, and took them; and, behold, they are hid in the earth in the midst of my tent, and the silver under it.” Many men died in battle as a result of Achan’s sin and he was stoned to death and burned for it. You can read that entire account, in chapters 6 and 7, and note that it was ONE person’s sin that affected the whole of Israel.
I believe that America is an excellent example of a nation that is cursed due to sin. Why America? American was once declared to be a Christian nation. President Harry Truman declared that, in a letter to Pope Pius XII, in 1947. There are other Presidents that have stated the very same thing throughout our nation’s history. The declaration of Independence declares that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights. Our Pledge of Allegiance states we are “one nation under God”. Of course, there are factions (like the liberals) that are not happy about these facts and are trying their best to remove them from memory. However, the fact remains that this nation has been known as a Christian nation since its conception. Case and point. The current Muslim President Barack Hussein Obama is quoted as saying “Given the increasing diversity of America’s population, the dangers of sectarianism have never been greater. Whatever we once were, we are no longer just a Christian nation; we are also a Jewish nation, a Muslim nation, a Buddhist nation, a Hindu nation, and a nation of nonbelievers.” (see factcheck for more ) (Also see some of Obama’s other quotes here) In other words, we are now just like Israel of old, mixed with heathen and pagan deities that are corrupting and purging the Gospel, watering it down and sugar coating it, thus bringing curses and judgment upon the country.
It should be noted that what is happening in America is NOTHING compared to what is going on in the rest of the world. India, Africa, Indonesia etc, are being dealt with harshly and that will be addressed in a following post.
In 2014, I put together a list of things I had seen happening which indicate the Judgement of God coming down on California. At that time there was, and continues to be; severe drought, wild fires out of control, floods, mud slides, and increasing earthquakes. California is a place that generates much of the filth and perversion that permeates our nation. Another Hell hole, is Las Vegas, Nevada, which just happens to be in close proximity to California. Pretty much all of the area west of the Rocky Mountains is experiencing the all things listed above and more. Yellowstone is experiencing frightening developments. The roads in the park are melting from the intense heat as the molten materials beneath are rising and the water is boiling. There have been multiple earthquakes in Yellowstone lately, along with other explosions and eruptions. Science is very concerned that the super-volcano that has been lying dormant beneath is about to erupt at any moment. The Midwest and east are not immune either. Texas and areas north are experiencing record rain and flooding such has never before been seen. New Orleans (built on witchcraft and promiscuity) is about to be completely consumed by a massive sinkhole. Over the past two years there have been deadly tornadoes and earthquakes in areas of our nation that have never before experienced anything of that nature. In some areas, there is extreme drought and in others lakes and reservoirs are full and dams are in danger of breaking, threatening to flood thousands downstream. Mudslides, sinkholes and threats of volcanoes are popping up out of nowhere. The east coast had its most harsh winter ever, with record snowfall and unusually large hail.
I am confident in the very near future after the writing of this in May 2015, there will be more and more such happenings all across this country. Am I prophetic or a visionary? No. I just read what the Word says and link it to what is happening today. I would say though, the Lord has given me a few dreams about what may come to pass in my local.
Could all of this be a result of abortion, greed, the senseless murder of innocents in various countries around the world, along with a myriad of other iniquities? There have been 50+ million babies aborted since abortion was legalized, our judicial system is totally corrupt, and now laws are being passed to normalize homosexuality. Our current administration is pretty much turning its back on Israel. Our support and defense of Israel has been a major reason for prosperity and blessing. That is about to change and I say yes, America now is accursed. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah for all of the perversion that was happening there. Will God allow those who disobey his word go unpunished? No he won’t! Rest assured, God is not mocked. If we don’t repent as a whole nation, judgment will soon be delivered upon America. God will lift his hand and remove his hedge of protection from our land allowing Satan more liberties with us, just as he did with Job! And know this Christian, Matthew 5:45 “That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.”
Individual curses handed down from parents to children.
As I have previously addressed this topic, I will not duplicate what I have already written. Please refer to part 10 Iniquities of the Father – Like Father Like Son! Exodus 20:5 which I put keystroke to back in April of 2013. Some of what I wrote, in that article, was gleaned from personal experience as there have been many ungodly sins handed down through my family line. Those Iniquities are still being handed down to this day, and there is nothing I can personally do about it, other than to warn my children, grand-children, nieces and nephews of the consequences should they continue in their rebellion against God. Suffice it to say, if given the option to relive my life, I would certainly NOT make the same choices.
Since writing that article, I had a niece who suddenly died, in late 2014. Her death was the result of double blood clots in both of the main arteries leading from her lungs to her heart. There is a medical term for that which I cannot recall. No matter. She was fine one minute and frothing at the mouth the next. As the paramedics were administering to her, she collapsed on her bed and died! I saw her mother (my sister) when I was attending my son’s funeral (I will share that story next) She was very bitter and angry at God. My sister, to my knowledge, at the time of this writing is NOT saved. I have asked her point blank several times if she had been. I have witnessed to her, explaining that there is only one way to heaven. She believes that as long as you’re a good person, God will accept you. She remarked “me and God are ok” and my niece parroted that statement when I inquired whether she was saved. Well, that is actually the same thing my Dad told me when I asked him if he was saved. He was not and I had the privilege of leading my Dad to the Lord, after my mother died. After that, he really could then say “me and God are ok”. My mother was the same way, and thank the Lord she accepted Christ years before she died. Do you see the sin, the curse that was handed down to my sister and her daughter from my parents?
I said all that, as a preface to this story. At one point in time, I had to un-friend my aforementioned niece on social media. This was due to her foul mouth, taking the name of the LORD in vain, at times cussing God and even cursing her mother. Ephesians 6:2-3 “Honour thy father and mother; which is the first commandment with promise; That it may be well with thee, and thou mayest live long on the earth.” Subsequently, I learned that just the day before she died, she had posted that God did not exist and was a “douchebag” for not answering her prayers! Now, she claimed to be a Christian and I can’t judge that, but the Bible says in Luke 6:45-46 “A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh. And why call ye me, Lord, Lord, and do not the things which I say?”
Now on to the story of my estranged son, who passed away on January 31, 2015, at the age of 33. Again, I use myself and family as examples. Can you see any similarities in your life and/or bloodline?
I went through a divorce, when my son was 2 years old. I sent him, along with his mother and 4yr.old sister, back to Pennsylvania, from Texas. Over the years, I have had very little direct contact, due to certain circumstances, that I will not share here. Incidentally, my dad had a very similar experience. He has 3 children from a previous marriage, whom he left, when he took up with my mother. As a result of that sin (curse) being visited upon me, I ended up doing the same thing to my children. Now, get this, my brothers did the same!! How is that for a curse? I know that some say curses do not exist. You be the judge. After I got saved and became a minister, my son turned out to be a minister, just like me. When he was younger, he would argue Baptist doctrine with me, when he would come to Texas to visit. Then things changed. My children got bitter as they grew and for years we did not speak. Again, for reasons I will not share here. Suffice it to say, it was not for a lack of trying on my part. It was the same way with my half- brother and sisters. They were very bitter and unforgiving towards my Dad. Are you getting a clear picture of the curse?
Fast forward to 2013, as I was, once again trying to establish communication with my kids. My son told me that he did not have a problem with me but it was my daughter that had a problem and she would be the tough one. Well it turned out to be the opposite. My son would ignore my texts and would not return my calls. I would talk to my daughter and she would deliver my messages to him. I took a trip, in February 2014, to take my brother-in-law back to Pennsylvania. I stayed a couple of days to see friends and family. Yea, you may have already guessed that I did not get to see my son. He kept making excuses and seemed to be avoiding me. So, the second week of February 2014, I told him that I would catch him next time I was in town. Those were the last words I spoke to him. He collapsed and died one day, just about a year later. He was at work and had a heart attack, at age 33.
He was a preacher of the Gospel, went to Bible College, and even worked with troubled teens and their problems. Still, I believe he had bitterness and unforgiveness, in his heart, towards me and struggled greatly with the same perverted sins as I did, even though he was saved. He would not listen to me about the curse he inherited, because he was dogmatic in his Baptist belief! My son was loved by many, including me, more than he ever knew. I am sure he is in heaven, at this very moment, and the Lord has told him of my love for him.
Again, I said all that to say this. I believe he was struggling with things in his life that he could not shake. Now some may have an issue with what I am about to say, but I believe there is scripture to back it up. I believe that rather than having the shame of being exposed for hidden sins that I handed down, and the Sin Nature that started in the garden, God called him home! Believe me, if he was doing any of the things I did, and I am sure he was, well let’s just say it would not be well accepted, if it came out.
In Numbers 23 we see that the tribe of Reuben was being addressed for the sin they committed and were in danger of having the wrath of God come on them for that sin. They made a vow to God and Moses told them they must obey and keep the vow. If they did not, Moses said in Numbers 32:23 “But if ye will not do so, behold, ye have sinned against the LORD: and be sure your sin will find you out.” Friend, I have made many a vow to God and did not keep them. God being true to His Word exposed those sins and brought shame and heartache to my life.
Luke 22:31 “And the Lord said, Simon, Simon, behold, Satan hath desired to have you, that he may sift you as wheat”
1st Corinthians 5:5 ”To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.”
1st Corinthians 11:29-30 “For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the Lord’s body. For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.” (sleep here means to die early in life)
The best account that demonstrates how God will allow Satan to come against someone due to sin, is in the book of Job where God allowed Satan to take Jobs children. It would take up to much space to put the entire 1st chapter of Job here so please, go read it. In essence, what happened is that God allowed Satan to come against Job and his family due to Pride, the sin in Job’s life, and his children were eating and drinking having a good ole’ time.
It is my belief that God took my son and niece, due to the sin, that was handed down to them. In his mercy, he said enough is enough and called them home. Why am I and others still here and they were taken? Why does a drunk survive a crash and the Christian he hit dies? I can’t answer that.
Cursed as a result of false teaching
You can and will bring a curse on yourself and others by teaching false doctrine, or supporting and adhering to “another gospel”! The Holy Spirit through the Apostle Paul was adamant about teaching and adhering to the True Gospel of Jesus Christ. So much so that HE had Paul pen these words; Galatians 1:8-9 “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach any other gospel unto you than that which we have preached unto you, let him be accursed. As we said before, so say I now again, If any man preach any other gospel unto you than that ye have received, let him be accursed.”
Satan has, from the very beginning, tried to twist and distort the Word of God. That was very evident in the garden, when the serpent said to Eve; Genesis 3:1 “Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which the LORD God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of every tree of the garden?” Since that day, Satan has been using man whether knowingly or unknowingly. Those who twist words lead people down a path that leads straight to hell, or at the very least into severe bondage, which I think is a curse.
You may be thinking that you know of many out there, who are teaching false doctrine and yet they are blessed with money and all the finer things in life. Well, where do you think those supposed blessings originate? Have you ever considered that? Once again, please, see the article; Blessings where are yours coming from?
One last thing I want to point out about listening to and supporting false doctrine. The Apostle John wrote in 2nd John 1:9-11 Whosoever transgresseth, and abideth not in the doctrine of Christ, hath not God. He that abideth in the doctrine of Christ, he hath both the Father and the Son. If there come any unto you, and bring not this doctrine, receive him not into your house, neither bid him God speed: For he that biddeth him God speed is partaker of his evil deeds. Did you read that and comprehend it? If you listen to these wolves, you take part in their “evil deeds”! Meaning you are just as guilty listening to them as they are for preaching Heresy, and God will hold you accountable!
CONTINUED in Part 3 Next we will deal with Accursed things. Did you know Christian, that you can have an accursed thing in your home that will bring great harm to your household? A statue of Mary, a crucifix with Jesus hanging on it, candles, and many other things are accursed.