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Deuteronomy 12 - AMP

2 You shall surely destroy all the places where the nations you dispossess served their gods, upon the high mountains and the hills and under every green tree. 3 You shall break down their altars and dash in pieces their pillars and burn their Asherim with fire; you shall hew down the graven images of their gods and destroy their name out of that place. 4 You shall not behave so toward the Lord your God. 5 But you shall seek the place which the Lord your God shall choose out of all your tribes to put His The ``Name" of God is equivalent to His gracious presence in passages such as this one. The place where God puts His Name is the place where the Lord Himself chooses to dwell. When it stands for God's presence at the sanctuary, ``Name" is capitalized.Name and make His dwelling place, and there shall you come; 6 And there you shall bring your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the offering of your hands, and your vows and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock. 7 And there you shall eat before the Lord your God, and you shall rejoice in all to which you put your hand, you and your households, in which the Lord your God has blessed you. 8 You ``It has been too often overlooked that the Law of Moses had a prophetic side. It was given to him and to Israel when they were not in a position to keep it . It was the law of the land which God would give them. In many ways its observance depended on the completion of the conquest of the land and upon the quietness of the times in which they lived. This prophetic aspect was certainly not unrecognized by the Jews, or they would not (for example) have neglected to dwell in booths at the Feast of Tabernacles from the time of Joshua to Nehemiah (Neh. 8:17)" (Charles J. Ellicott, A Bible Commentary).shall not do according to all we do here this day, every man doing whatever looks right in his own eyes. 9 For you have not yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the Lord your God gives you. 10 But when you go over the Jordan and dwell in the land which the Lord your God causes you to inherit, and He gives you rest from all your enemies round about so that you dwell in safety, 11 Then there shall be a place which the Lord your God shall choose to cause His Name to dwell there; to it you shall bring all that I command you: your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tithes and what the hand presents , and all your choicest offerings which you vow to the Lord. 12 And you shall rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your sons and your daughters, and your menservants and your maidservants, and the Levite that is within your towns, since he has no part or inheritance with you. 13 Be watchful not to offer your burnt offerings in every place you see. 14 But in the place which the Lord shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all I command you. 15 However, you may kill and eat flesh in any of your towns whenever you desire, according to the provision for the support of life with which the Lord your God has blessed you; those unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle and the hart. 16 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it upon the ground as water. 17 You may not eat within your towns the tithe of your grain or of your new wine or of your oil, or the firstlings of your herd or flock, or anything you have vowed, or your freewill offerings, or the offerings from your hand . 18 But you shall eat them before the Lord your God in the place which the Lord your God shall choose, you and your son and your daughter, your manservant and your maidservant, and the Levite that is within your towns; and you shall rejoice before the Lord your God in all that you undertake. 19 Take heed not to forsake or neglect the Levite as long as you live in your land. 20 When the Lord your God enlarges your territory, as He promised you, and you say, I will eat flesh, because you crave flesh, you may eat flesh whenever you desire. 21 If the place where the Lord your God has chosen to put His Name is too far from you, then you shall kill from your herd or flock which the Lord has given you, as I have commanded you; eat in your towns as much as you desire. 22 Just as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so you may eat of it ; the unclean and the clean alike may eat of it. 23 Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you may not eat the life with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat it; you shall pour it out on the earth like water. 25 You shall not eat it, that all may go well with you and with your children after you, when you do what is right in the sight of the Lord. 26 Only your holy things which you have and what you have vowed you shall take, and go to the place which the Lord shall choose. 27 And offer your burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the Lord your God; and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out on the altar of the Lord your God, and you may eat the flesh. 28 Be watchful and obey all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you and with your children after you forever, when you do what is good and right in the sight of the Lord your God. 29 When the Lord your God cuts off before you the nations whom you go to dispossess, and you dispossess them and live in their land, 30 Be watchful that you are not ensnared into following them after they have been destroyed before you and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, How did these nations serve their gods? We will do likewise. 31 You shall not do so to the Lord your God, for every abominable thing which the Lord hates they have done for their gods. For even their sons and their daughters they have burned in the fire to their gods. 32 Whatever I command you, be watchful to do it; you shall not add to it or diminish it.

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Dr. William D.  Poovey avatar
The Study Of God's Judgment - The Flood
Shared by: Dr. William D. Poovey on Jul, 2015
Summary: The Study Of God's Judgment - The Flood
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:32
Denomination: Foursquare
Views: 318
William R. Nabaza avatar
How does unbelievers worship their idols?
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on May, 2015
Summary: To show in a negative verse what abominable things these unbelievers does with their idols so that we will not do it and be blameless before GOD.
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:3
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 328
Bruce Ball avatar
Shared by: Bruce Ball on Nov, 2014
Summary: We are called to remember many things, including our veterans. This sermon analyzed why and how we can show our love, appreciation and our thanks to them for all the things they have afforded our nation.
based on 6 ratings
Denomination: *other
Views: 10,746
Jerry Flury avatar
Living in Canaan Land
Shared by: Jerry Flury on Apr, 2013
Summary: God instructed Israel how they were to conduct themselves as His chosen people while living in Canaan land. There are a number of parallels between what God expected of Israel and what God wants for the body of Christ.
based on 6 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:1-4
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,321
Pastor Kris Belfils avatar
Obedience Brings Blessing
Shared by: Pastor Kris Belfils on Jan, 2013
Summary: Obedience. Most of the time it is not fun. But I am here to tell you there is a joy in obedience we can have. This joy compels me to obey God all the time, not just when it is convenient, or when it feels good or doesn’t cost me anything. There is joy in
based on 11 ratings
Denomination: Pentecostal
Views: 18,578
Amy Bickel avatar
Twin Nations of Prophetic Destiny - continued
Shared by: Amy Bickel on Aug, 2008
Summary: Part 3 of a series exploring the spiritual connection between America and Israel. (Adapted from teachings by Dr. Perry Stone.)
based on 12 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 3,844
Jake Kircher avatar
The Curtain Changed Everything
Shared by: Jake Kircher on Apr, 2008
Summary: What is real worship? Let’s look back at the Temple and fast forward to our time and figure this thing out.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:4-14
Views: 1,187
Sharon Stonestreet avatar
Shared by: Sharon Stonestreet on Aug, 2007
Summary: Like with the Israelites God wants to take us out of the world and into the land He has for us. To recieve our inheritance we must "cross the Jordan and dwell in the land."
based on 19 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:1-14
Views: 8,017
Michael De Rosa avatar
The Importance of Corporate Worship
Shared by: Michael De Rosa on Sep, 2006
Summary: It is vital that we do all we can to impress upon our children the importance of corporate worship
based on 7 ratings
Denomination: Free Methodist
Views: 4,667
Troy Borst avatar
I'm Cutting Back My Tithe
Shared by: Troy Borst on Sep, 2005
Summary: An inductive sermon on an unfaithful attitude about giving.
based on 26 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:1-14
Views: 1,415
Shane Brooks avatar
Where ya headed?
Shared by: Shane Brooks on Aug, 2005
Summary: God has a specific destination, not just a direction.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:5-14
Views: 776
Andrew Chan avatar
The God of Joy: Why GIBC Rocks
Shared by: Andrew Chan on Oct, 2002
Summary: God’s joy is with us, that is why we celebrate.
based on 35 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:1-14
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1,184
David Cambridge avatar
Christianity Made Simple
Shared by: David Cambridge on Jan, 2002
Summary: Are you one of those people who thinks Christianity has become over-complicated? If so, then lesson may help.
based on 40 ratings
Views: 2,497
Tony Cansler avatar
7 Reasons to go to Church
Shared by: Tony Cansler on May, 2001
Summary: A message to all
based on 110 ratings
Scripture: Deuteronomy 12:5
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,457