Both the links below were sent to me by different readers, but they fit well together so they are the inspiration for this blog. The first link is a video news story from CBN-TV documenting that Great Britain’s government is actively persecuting Christianity (especially any public practice or display of it). However, non-Christian religions and practices seem to be allowed unfettered expression. This is a great tragedy because Great Britain has long been a Christian nation, but it is forsaking its own heritage. This will have severe consequences.
Great Britain has been blessed by God with national power, blessings and past military victories because it was the primary nation of one of the “birthright” tribes of the ten tribes of Israel. Specifically, the British are the descendants of the Israelite tribe of Ephraim, the “company (or multitude) of nations” that was prophesied to be on the earth in the latter days (Genesis 48:14-19). The very word “British” means “Covenant man” in Hebrew, and the British Isles have been known by the Hebrew word for “covenant” for approximately 3,000 years. The British Isles were a colony of the old kingdom of Israel (allied to Phoenicia) about which we read in the Bible. The British enjoyed their “covenant nation” status because God made a covenant with the man Abraham, about whom much information is given in the book of Genesis. This covenant was passed on generationally from Abraham to Isaac to Jacob (renamed Israel) and then to Jacob’s two grandsons, Ephraim and Manasseh in Genesis 48. It has remained on their descendants ever since.
Being a “covenant” nation also includes having special responsibilities to serve God and honor him. The British used to sponsor and fund numerous missionary efforts around the world to spread the Christian religion. A blog at this site documented many accounts from British World War I soldiers that a visible angelic army actually rescued British soldiers from being overrun during a German offensive. This story was examined and documented in a modern military history magazine.
Great Britain is now rejecting its Christian heritage, God’s sovereignty and his rule. By doing so, they progressively forfeit God’s favor and blessings. Deuteronomy 28 is a chapter which lists a variety of blessings that the Israelite nations will enjoy for serving God as well as the cursings that will come upon them if they reject God and his laws. When the British were staunchly Christian, they received the blessings promised in Deuteronomy 28 (wealth, national greatness, abundance of necessities, military victories). However, as the British increasingly turn their back on God and his laws, they increasingly come under the Divine “cursings” portion of the chapter. One of those curses is found in Deuteronomy 28:44 which foretells that “strangers” (foreigners) will lend to the British instead of the British lending to foreigners. This indebtedness is prophesied to make the British “the tail” among the nations instead of “the head” that they were when they were solidly Christian. This is wholly consistent with the immutable monetary law in Proverbs 22:7 that “borrowers are servants to lenders.” This a warning to handle debts carefully. The British nation has thrown caution to the wind and gone far into debt.
The second link (from the British press) reports that Great Britain is on the verge of national bankruptcy due to its indebtedness, and may follow Iceland and Dubai into some kind of national insolvency. It reports that the real British indebtedness is likely much worse than is being acknowledged by the British government. Indeed, it observes that “the news is potentially so bad that politicians don’t want the general public to know what’s going on.”
I don’t think this is a coincidence. What we see in these two links is the fulfillment of Deuteronomy 28’s prophecy. When an Israelite nation chooses to abandon God and his laws, it will come under the curses of its doing so. The specific curse of Deuteronomy 28:44 is now threatening to collapse Great Britain’s finances.
Americans and westerners need to take warning from what is happening to Great Britain. The USA is also a “covenant” nation as it is the single great nation prophesied to exist in the latter days and which was founded by the Israelite tribe of Manasseh (Genesis 48:14-19). This is explained in detail in my article, The USA in Prophecy, at my website’s homepage. The other British nations of Australia, Canada and New Zealand share with Great Britain the status of being “covenant ” nations of the tribe of Ephraim which was prophesied to comprise a group of nations. Even as Ephraim and Manasseh were brothers, the British nations and the USA share a common culture, language and culture. The U.S. Government is also going headlong into reckless national debt, and it is starting to come under the curse of Deuteronomy 28:44 because China is increasingly “calling the tune” as the USA’s primary creditor.
The only real solution is national repentance and having our nations return to God and biblical laws and values. II Chronicles 7:14 offers God’s promise that nations which repent and return to him will have their sins forgiven and that he will “heal their land.” I don’t know how much time we have left to return to God and have our lands “healed.” Isaiah 55:6 warns: “Seek you the Lord while he may be found, call you upon him while he is near.” If our nations do not repent and return to God, we may be risking a Divine “spanking” which will be intended to warn us that our time to repent is running out.