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Is America Under a Futility Curse?

Dozing Presidents, Woke Generals and an Out-of-Control Medical Bureaucracy

Many are wondering if God has rightly abandoned America. Are we being justly abandoned by God because of our sins? Is the fact that America has been plagued with a variety of problems which seem to have no solution the result of God’s activity? Are we under a futility curse?

God has given warnings about nations that flagrantly disregard His standards, especially a nation that has been richly favored by God, such as Israel. One of the penalties: Futility. “And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none pursueth you. … And your strength shall be spent in vain …” (Lev. 26:17, 20).

We need to assess contemporary events in the light of Scripture. Romans 15:4 says: “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning …” God’s revelations to Israel can be instructive in helping God’s people understand our world today. This should not be surprising. Second Timothy 3:16-17 tells us that all Scripture is inspired by God, and is “profitable.”

George Washington’s Prophecy and President Biden

Following the inauguration of Joe Biden as president, Jonathan Cahn gave a prophetic warning for Biden and America. Cahn began is 13-minute, on-camera video released on social media with the warning George Washington gave during his very first presidential address to the nation: “The propitious smiles of heaven cannot be expected on a nation that disregards the eternal rules of order and right that heaven itself has ordained.” Indeed, how true. Thanks to a sleepy president and “woke” generals, the Taliban is now the fifth most technically-equipped military in the world. They are armed with U.S. equipment that should have been destroyed before we abandoned Afghanistan to unspeakable misery.

Biden’s performance has been disappointing (I am being nice). America is now facing a loss of inalienable rights, runaway inflation, a wide-open southern border, shutting down a U.S. gas pipeline, forced vaccine mandates that can’t be medically justified, a crusade for “transgender rights,” not to mention the latest disaster in Afghanistan. Will our allies ever trust us again? They shouldn’t with Biden as commander-in-chief. Little Taiwan is left shivering in the cold. The Chinese communist behemoth to the west knows that it can trample Taiwan without any resistance from America, other than a presidential frown for good show.

In his prophetic warning, Cahn mentioned the slaughter of the unborn, and then gave a warning to Biden that even made me shudder: “To you, Mr. President, and all who have joined you in this agenda … heed this warning. This day will pass. The applause of men will fade. This administration will inevitably be over. The world will pass away, but you will stand before God and give account. For it is written in His Word that we will each stand before God and give account.”

Dr. Michael Brown, messianic scholar, social commentator, and revivalist, is always soft-spoken and non-abrasive, but even he wrote: “The story of almost 20 years of American involvement in Afghanistan has ended in unmitigated disaster. In fact, it would be difficult to imagine a worst-case scenario than the present one (“Ask Dr. Brown,”  8/17/21).

How can we ever forget the images of people hoping to escape the country, swarming the runway, and some clinging to departing aircraft during takeoff—sometimes with such disastrous results that their bodies were seen falling from the sky as they evidently could no longer hang on as the plane ascended.

Why did this happen? The Taliban gave control of the airport to Biden, but he refused it. Airport security was put in the hands of the Islamists. At the writing of this column, there are still 24 Sacramento-area students trapped in Afghanistan after the U.S. military pulled out of the country in compliance with the demands of the Taliban. What? We caved in to the demands of the Taliban? Yep, sure did. Here’s another shocker. The suicide bomber that murdered 13 of our troops, including one heroine, Johanny Rosario Pichardo, plus almost a hundred Afghans, was actually in the sights of an American drone ready to fire a missile to take out the killer, but the order to take out the target was never given. When you have leaders with no character and are bereft of even a glimmer of morality you will have a tragedy. Expect many more.

Former president Donald Trump said Biden’s botched withdrawal from Afghanistan is the “single most embarrassing moment in the history of our country.” President Biden, on the other hand, claims it was a great success. Do you believe Donald Trump or Joe Biden?

The Disgrace of Godlessness

Biblical futility curses bring shame and disgrace. “And I will break the pride of your power” …  (Lev. 26:19). A report in The Epoch Times, titled “Beijing Continues to Capitalize on U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan for Propaganda Campaign,” brings this out. The Taliban takeover provides fresh inspiration for Islamic radicals worldwide while at the same time providing a safe zone for terror cells that can launch attacks on Europe and America.

A recent sermon, titled “War on Islam,” and preached recently by Canadian imam Younus Kathrada at the Muslim Youth of Victoria Center sounds a note of victory: “Look at all the money spent by Jews and Christians to destroy Islam. Look at what the West tried to do for 20 years in Afghanistan. And now what has happened? Islam has overcome! Islam will overcome! As for the Jews and Christians, they are not our friends. We must stand with our brothers in Afghanistan and support Sharia Law! We say, Allahu Akbar!” Indeed, “Righteousness exalteth a nation: But sin is a reproach [“disgrace”] to any people” (Prov. 14:34).

The Covid Crisis

Suppose you have a loved one who was hospitalized two weeks ago with COVID. His condition has been getting progressively worse. Soon he will be put on a ventilator. It doesn’t look good. You know of two people who were put on a ventilator and they expired. You tell the doctor that you know there is an alternative treatment that a group of doctors claim really works. It’s called hydroxychloroquine, or HCQ. The doctor cuts you off before you can say another word. “It doesn’t work. It has bad side effects,” he snaps back at you. “But doctor,” you plead, “my loved one is getting worse and you are not helping him. Please, doctor, give HCQ a try.” The doctor shakes his head and walks out.

Question: Would you be angry at the doctor? Even if there is only a one-in-ten chance that an alternate treatment would work, shouldn’t the doctor give it a try? What’s the doctor afraid of? The person might actually recover and the medical bureaucracy might get angry?

The death rate from COVID is soaring. Hospitals can’t handle the increased number of patients. It’s a disaster. Cities and states going into lockdowns. Businesses are closing. Families are suffering. Marriages are coming apart at the seams. Does somebody somewhere want this to happen? Could that be possible?

America’s Frontline Doctors are a group of physicians who believe that the COVID crisis is being mishandled. They are a small number of courageous physicians in the U.S. and around the world who put their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor on the line. They have been villainized, de-platformed because “they are spreading “false” information,” and have had their character and integrity maligned. They believe in treating COVID patients early using HCQ to prevent hospitalization, mechanical ventilation, and death. Dr. Keith Rose, MD, though not an official Frontline doctor, has been on our show. He says HCQ is highly effective, and anyone who says they don’t work is either intellectually dishonest or have not used the medications correctly. Rose has treated 3,000 COVID patients—the oldest being 90 years of age—and has had 100% success. Rose claims that forcing masks on school children is “child abuse.” “There is no medical justification for it, and much science against it.” 

Dr. Stella Immanuel, MD, who owns Rehoboth Medical Center in Houston, has treated 7,000 patients. Only eight died. In his book, God and Cancel Culture: Stand Strong Before It’s Too Late, Steve Strang said that Immanuel found an article from several years ago that proved that hydroxychloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS-COVID. She calls HCQ a “cure.” “I can’t understand why they want Americans to die when there’s a cure,” Immanuel writes. She is from Africa and notes that when visitors come to sub-Sahara Africa they are advised to take antimalarial drugs, which is what HCQ is. “If you notice, most countries that are malaria-endemic that are taking those quine drugs, their COVID deaths are not that high,” commented Dr. Immanuel.

Some of the knee-jerk reactions can be traced to what has been called “the Trump Derangement Syndrome.” On May 18, 2020, President Trump endorsed HCQ and said he was taking it. When Donald Trump, Jr. tweeted a Frontline doctors’ video, his Twitter account was restricted for sharing “content that may pose a risk to people’s health.” All videos of America’s Frontline Doctors were then stripped from Facebook and YouTube, and the organization’s website was taken down. While most doctors in America want only the best for their patients, it is time to stand up and say “Enough is enough!”

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Larry Spargimino

Dr. Larry Spargimino is co-host of the SWRC broadcast and joined the ministry in 1998. Larry researches and writes books and articles for the ministry, assists on tours, and helps answer listeners' theological questions when they call the ministry. Larry holds a doctorate from Southwestern Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, and pastors a local church.

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