Deuteronomy 28, is one of the most crucial books in the bible, in terms of helping us identify who the Israelites are.
“So all these curses shall come on you and pursue you and overtake you until you are destroyed, because you would not obey the LORD your God by keeping His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you” (Deuteronomy 28:46).
“They shall become a sign and a wonder on you and your descendants forever” (Deuteronomy 28:47).
This passage shows that the curses would be a sign and a way to identify the Israelites.
Lets start with the curse from Deuteronomy, that applies to the border crisis.
“ Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes, shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and ( there shall be) no might in thine hand.”
This is the curse that is affecting Latinos right now, in which the children of Latinos are being kept in detention centers . This has plagued the indigenous people of America through out history. In the 1870’s the American government began separating children from their families, by sending them to boarding schools that were designed to remove the children from the knowledge of their culture and language.
The founder of the American boarding schools highlighted the mission which was to, “Kill the Indian in him and save the man.” The late performer and Indian activist Floyd Red Crow Westerman talked about the trauma of being separated as a child from his mother in South Dakota, in order to be sent to the Wahpeton Indian Boarding School in North Dakota.
At first, he thought he was being sent away because his mother didn’t want him anymore.
“It was hurting her, too. It was hurting me to see that,” Westerman says. “I’ll never forget. All the mothers were crying.”
Today Native American children are still being separated from their families. In South Dakota, Native American children are 11 times more likely to be placed in foster care than white children.
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Another curse from Deuteronomy 28 was being sent into ships by slavery.
“And the Lord shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you (28:68).”
Egypt is a Greek word. The Hebrew name for Egypt is Mitzraim. Mitzraim means bondage or slavery. The passage above is saying that the Israelites will go into slavery by ships, and will be sold to their enemies. The indigenous people of the Americas fit this curse. It is a fact that many were kidnapped and shipped to Europe. Christopher Columbus helped round up around 1500 Natives from Hispaniola, (Present day) Dominican Republic and Haiti and shipped them to Europe to be slaves. Only 500 made it and were sold in the Mediterranean. Native Americans from North America were shipped to be slaves in Europe as well. They were also sent on ships to be slaves in Barbados, Bermuda, Jamaica, the Azores, Spain, and Tangier in North Africa.
“21 The Lord shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.”
This verse matches up with how the Native Americans were forced off their land by American government.
“22 The Lord shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.”
“59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.”
“60 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.”
These three verses, 22,59, and 60, describes how around 90 percent of the Native American population were killed by diseases. Millions were killed by measles, influenza, whooping cough, diphtheria, typhus, bubonic plague, cholera, scarlet fever and syphilis. Sometimes the Europeans intentionally gave the Native Americans, small pox. Jeffrey Amherst, commander-in-chief of British forces in North America, wrote to Colonel Henry Bouquet at Fort Pitt:
“You will do well to try to inoculate the Indians [with smallpox] by means of blankets, as well as to try every other method, that can serve to extirpate this execrable race.”
These curses of diseases still apply today.
“48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.”
“49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand;”
“50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
These verses like most of Deuteronomy 28 describes how the Israelites would be enslaved and suffer oppression. The indigenous people of the Americas have been enslaved by European nations, who spoke a language the natives did not know, and oppressed children and the elderly.
6 “And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:”
This applies historically but also today. Many Latino families and children are living in fear of being deported.
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For those who would like to learn more in depth about the oppression Native Americans and Latinos faced/ still face,and how it matches up with the curses of Deuteronomy 28, I recommend these two documentaries, Red Cry and Harvest the Empire. The trailers can be viewed below. Harvest the Empire focuses more on recent history, in terms of how the American Government has helped create wars and chaos in Latin America. This is a main reason millions of Latinos have had to flee and migrate to America for their safety and to live a better life.
In conclusion, it has been proven that the ancestors of Latinos and Native Americans looked like the Ancient Israelites, shared the same customs as the Israelites, originate from the region near Israel, and fit the curses, that God said would identify them. I do understand, that despite all the evidence, most Latinos/Native Americans will not believe this. There is an extensive amount of evidence proving that African Americans are Israelites, and many of my people unfortunately do not believe this as well. The Bible says only a remnant of Israelites will actually turn back to God, keep his commandments and accept Jesus. For the last 526 years in the America’s (since 1492), Latinos and Native Americans have been enslaved, faced genocide, and oppression, and it looks like the racism towards Latinos is not slowing down. Why not try God’s solution?