Summary: As one reads news articles from around the Christian community, it is hard not to notice that many churches and denominations seem to stepping away from "controversial" biblical teachings in favor of a world view version of the bible.
I am Adonai your God.
“‘Keep my Shabbats, and revere my sanctuary; I am Adonai.
A Prophetic Warning....
When I started this "Journey of Awareness",as I call it,I was studying in the teachings of Paul to the Corinthians.Paul althrough his writings taught from the Old Testament point of view,simply because the "New Covenant" was in the process of being written and Paul,little did he know, was going to be a big part of the "New Covenant" or the "New Testament" as we know it today.But,As I came to the scripture found in 2 Corinthians 6:16,Paul used (again) the Old Testament scripture for his teachings and reads like this.... What agreement can there be between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God — as God said,
“I will house myself in them, . . .
and I will walk among you.
I will be their God,
and they will be my people.”
As I read this passage from Leviticus 26:12,I thought,What an awsome God,that,even at that time told his people,that He would not only come and live inside them,but that he would also "walk among them" and declaring to them that He will be there God,and they will be "His people".Remembering that this was a time of infantency for the people of Israel,but still in amazement,in my mind,that God inter-mingled with and was making Himself heard and understood by mere man and here we find it in the third book Moses.Living in this day and age,It's so hard to sometimes hear the voice of God with all the may-lay and influences going on around us.We've never needed to here from God more than we do now and by looking at the way God got the people of Israel's attention,we can mabey understand why we don't hear very well in this day and time.But just by clearing our hearts and minds and by listening to this message,We will hear the voice of God saying exactly what He expects of us as His children......
First,lets look at the way God got there attention....Leviticus 26:3-5
God says;"I've given you a list of Laws that you must keep",First and Foremost..
by observing these Laws,He says "I will Provide" and goes on telling them about all, that He will provide,but only if they "OBEY" these commandments.He also adds this and says "By doing this,You will live securely".
How many of us trust God enough to give everything about this world and our lives to him and let Him provide for you?As this world shows me everyday the countless numbers of crime happening right under our noses and in our own neighborhoods and streets,Who can honestly say they wouldn't like to have that kind of security in there lives not only for youself,but your wife and kids and your whole house,protecting every aspect of our lives?As I see it,Living in a world thats becoming more out of control everyday and knowing that I can't control anything of the world around me but myself,I have to make a dececion for some sort of stability and a solid ground for me and my family because,lets face it,where is this kind of foundation seen in this world?
Secondly...God says;"I will give you "PEACE",even in your sleep!With that kind of peace He says you'll be unafaid of "Anyone".Now thats my kind of rest! I hate going to sleep,worrying about anything but He basicly says that the nothing will harm you as long as we are trusting and obeying Him,even while we sleep!And if you pursue your enemies,that,you will catch them and they will fall before your sword meaning God is our sword when we're under His security and authority.And the last part of this scripture describes how as more of us that are in obedience to Him,there is strength in numbers because God does alot with a little.
Thirdly....God says;"If you will honor me,I will "come close to you" and deal with you on a personal basis even so to show you how He will make you "Productive" in every aspect of your life.Then God reminds them of what He's done for them and He has set them free from anything that tried to bind them and has deliverd them from the very people that tried doing so and now they can walk in the way He designed them to walk from the begining..upright!
So,Now up to this point,we've seen Gods mercy and grace being bestowed upon a people that will one day become a Great Nation of there own not that God didn't allow it but made it apart of His devine intervention to humanity to say..All you have to do is this...And did the people of Israel do it? Well,Now we come to the part thats going to get our attention and this is the part were we see Gods wrath if we are not in obedience with the Laws God has given not only to Israel but to all humanity as well.As I read the other side of this covenant,I want us to listen but also reflect on the very things thats going on in the world today and lets listen for the voice of God....What is He saying to this day and age?.......Read Leviticus 26:14-45