"Economies can be rebuilt, armies can be repopulated, but once a nation’s pride is gone it can almost never be restored" (Michael Savage, Trickle Down Tyranny, 2012, p. 1). These words are powerfully reminiscent of what God told the people of ancient Israel if they persisted in their sins: "I will break the pride of your power" (Leviticus 26:19 Leviticus 26:19And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
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For those with eyes to see, the strength of this powerful biblical passage is finding its greatest fulfillment in our time.
Both Leviticus 26 and Deuteronomy 28 constitute the "blessings and curses" chapters of the Bible. The blessings are for obedience to God, while the curses are for disobedience. Both chapters are prophetic.
Prophecy is often dual in nature. What is foretold may find fulfillment in two or even more occasions (see our free booklet You Can Understand Bible Prophecy). There are many dual prophecies that have been fulfilled to some degree in the past but still await greater fulfillment in the future.
Has God already begun to break the pride of American power?
In mid-April Kwasi Kwarteng, a Conservative Party member of the British Parliament, wrote, "The Arab Spring, the threat of Iran as an emerging nuclear power, the continuing violence in Syria and the American reluctance to get involved there, have all signaled the weakness, if not the end, of America’s role as a world policeman" ("As Britannia Ceased to Rule, So Will America," International Herald Tribune, April 18, 2012).
Whenever we scan the national headlines, we see repeated warnings that the prophecy of broken pride in America’s national power is beginning to be fulfilled—and may be on the verge of accelerating with frightening speed if the nation doesn’t take drastic steps to repent and change its self-destructive course.