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15:25-26). “And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee” (Exod. 23:25). Actually, sickness came into the world as the result of the curse. There was no sickness in the Garden of Eden. While physical death continued to reign on the earth, even after the redemption of God’s people at the exodus, yet provision was made for healing. The fact is that sickness was considered a curse, and God promised deliverance and immunity from it.

Is no more successful than the first attempt. Today a dreadful peril faces the world. Nuclear warfare with its awful power to wipe out whole cities in the matter of seconds hangs over civilization like the sword of Damocles. Vast quantities of hydrogen bombs with lethal power calculated in megatons, or millions of tons of TNT, have been prepared, ready at the push of a button to destroy whole nations. These perils have been considered in previous volumes. Nevertheless, man will not be permitted to destroy the world.

Amalek thought to destroy the children of Israel when they came out of Egypt; but as a consequence, divine judgment fell upon the nation, and it was utterly destroyed (I Samuel 15:1-11). Nations from time to time have been permitted to chasten Israel, but in turn were judged themselves. Thus it was with Assyria, which at one time was a great empire; but it perished and is no more: “O Assyrian, the rod of mine anger, and the staff in their hand is mine indignation. I will send him against an hypocritical nation, and against the people of my wrath will I give him a charge, to take the spoil, and to take the prey, and to tread them down like the mire of the streets ...

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