Before Israel entered into the promise land, God told them exactly why he was driving out the previous inhabitants.
24 Defile not ye yourselves in any of these things: FOR ALL THESE NATIONS ARE DEFILED WHICH I CAST OUT BEFORE YOU:
25 And the land is defiled: therefore I DO VISIT THE INIQUITY THEREOF upon it, and the land itself vomiteth out her inhabitants.
26 Ye shall therefore keep my statutes and my judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations; neither any of your own nation, nor any stranger that sojourneth among you:
27 (For all these abominations have the men of the land done, which were before you, and the land is defiled;)
28 THAT THE LAND SPEW NOT YOU OUT ALSO, WHEN YE DEFILE IT, AS IT SPEWED OUT THE NATIONS THAT WERE BEFORE YOU.
29 For whosoever shall commit any of these abominations, even the souls that commit them shall be cut off from among their people.
30 Therefore shall ye keep mine ordinance, that ye commit not any one of these abominable customs, which were committed before you, and that ye defile not yourselves therein: I am the Lord your God. ~ Leviticus 18: 24-30
When God gave to Israel the Ten Commandments He commanded them the following in the first command:
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments. ~ Exodus 20:2-6
After Israel entered into the promised land and possessed it, Joshua reminded them that God is a Jealous God and warned them that God would keep his promise to punish them if they went after other gods, and Israel promised to serve the Lord ~ Joshua 23-24.
This is what is really going on in those texts that televangelists pervert into general curses, that they claim they can break the power of.
God’s promise to punish the Israelites by driving them out of the land happened just as God had promised. The northern tribes of Israel were eventually taken captive by the Assyrians, and Judah by Babylon.
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