In Deuteronomy 32, God gave Moses His message to His people, Israel, in the form of a song. That song is ominously applicable to America today. This post is a little longer than my usual but is well worth the read. It is understood best if the scripture is read first. Then see the amazing parallel between the message for Israel and the same message, verse by verse, for America. Here is Moses’ Song for America.
Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak;
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
Let my teaching drop as the rain,
My speech distill as the dew,
As the droplets on the fresh grass
And as the showers on the herb.
For I proclaim the name of the Lord;
Ascribe greatness to our God!
“The Rock! His work is perfect,
For all His ways are just,
A God of faithfulness and with justice.
Righteous and upright is He.
His favored people, Americans, have acted corruptly toward Him.
They are not His children, because of their defects;
But are a perverse and crooked generation.
Do you thus repay the Lord,
O foolish and unwise people?
Is not He your Father who has bought you?
He has made you and established you.
Remember the days of old.
Consider the years of all generations.
Ask your father, and he will inform you,
Your elders, and they will tell you.
When the Most High gave the first pioneers their inheritance,
When He separated the people,
He set boundaries of states
According to the settlements of the frontiersmen.
For the Lord’s most precious possession is His people.
America’s riches are allotments of His estate.
He had compassion on the inhabitants of an oppressed land,
And those in the clutches of a dark culture.
He encircled the first new world settlers, He cared for them.
He guarded them as the pupil of His eye.
Like and eagle that stirs up its nest,
That hovers over its young,
He spread His wings and caught them,
And He carried them on His pinions.
The Lord alone guided them,
And there was no foreign god with them.
He led them to cultivate the most fertile places of the earth,
And they lived well on the produce of the field.
He allowed them to harvest plenty from even poor soil,
And to discover oil from abundant reservoirs.
He provided dairy products from thriving cattle,
Abundant beef from many herds,
And various other domesticated animals for work and food.
He blessed them with the finest of grains
And trees with boundless fruit.
But Americans grew obese and lazy—
They overindulged and became sedentary—
They forsook God who created them,
And scorned the Rock of their salvation.
They made Him jealous with their false beliefs.
With egregious sins, they provoked Him to anger.
They put their faith in material things instead of God,
On affluence they had not known before.
Technology replaced dependence on God,
On new conveniences never before available.
They neglected the Rock who created them,
And forgot the God who gave them birth.
The Lord saw this, and spurned them
Because of the provocation of His sons and daughters.
Then He said, “I will hide My face from them,
I will see what their end shall be.
For they are a perverse generation,
Sons in whom is no faithfulness.
They have made Me jealous of what is not my equal.
They have provoked Me to anger with their unfaithfulness.
So, I will make them jealous of those who are not my people.
I will provoke them to anger over foolish nations.
For a fire is kindled in My anger,
And burns to the heart of the earth,
And consumes the earth with its yield,
And sets on fire the foundations of the forested mountains.
I will heap misfortunes on them.
I will inflict natural disasters on them.
They will be wasted by famine, and consumed by plague
And bitter destruction.
And diseases I will send upon them,
With deadly viruses and cancers.
International terrorism will bereave,
And domestic terrorism—
Attacking young men, women,
And the elderly—with violence.
I would have said, ‘I will cut them to pieces,
I will remove the memory of them from the rest of the world,
Had I not feared the provocation of their enemies,
That their adversaries would think they did it,
That they would say, “Our hand is triumphant,
And their Lord has not done all this.”
For My Americans are a nation lacking spiritual enlightenment,
And there is no understanding of truth in them.
Would that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would foresee their future!
How could one enemy chase a thousand of my people,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had released His possession of them,
And the Lord had given them up?
Indeed, the enemy doesn’t know the God America has known.
Even My nation’s enemies themselves know this.
For their hope is in themselves.
Their cultures are not the ways of God.
Their sins will finally destroy them.
They have not enjoyed the blessings of America.
Their lifestyles will eventually destroy them.
They will ultimately fall.
Do I not have the power to foil America’s enemies?
Do I not have the resources?
Vengeance and retribution toward all nations are Mine.
In due time their foot will slip,
For the day of their calamity is near,
And the impending consequences are hastening upon them.
For the Lord will ultimately vindicate His people, America,
And will have compassion on His servants.
When He sees that their strength is gone,
And there is none remaining bond or free,
And I will say, ‘Where are the gods of their enemies?’
The rock in which they sought refuge.
What is the level of their production?
And how weak is their economy?
Let them rise up and help my people.
Let them become America’s ally!
See now that I, I am He,
And there is no god besides Me.
It is I who allows death and gives life.
I have wounded and it is I who heals,
And there is no one who can take from My hand.
Indeed, I lift up My hand to heaven,
And say as I live forever,
‘If I sharpen my weapons,
And My hand takes hold on justice,
I will render vengeance on My adversaries
And I will repay those who hate Me.
I will make my weapons deadly,
And my armaments will destroy life
And will avenge the blood of the slain and the captives,
On the ungodly leaders of my enemies.”
Rejoice, O nations, with America.
For He will avenge the blood of His nation,
And will render vengeance on His adversaries,
And has atoned for His land and His people.