Deuteronomy 28 lists curses that happen if you do not obey the commands of God (basically the 10 Commandments) and blessings if you do. Remember how Jesus said, "The commandments can be summed up in 2 commands: Love the Lord your God and love your neighbor." Jesus revolutionized us. That is why we are under a curse in America. We aren't loving God or our neighbors. If we do, we will be free! We need to start loving people again. I for one am planning on doing that. He does not want us to live in poverty - God wants to bless us but cannot.