4-29-14 Turning To and Turning Away From Christ

If you have been a frequent reader of my posts at http://www.americaisafallennation.com; you know how fond I am of the first 14 verses of Deuteronomy 28, where Christ, as the Great Governor of the Universe, speaks through Moses and instructs the Israelites as they enter the promised land that if they will follow the Lord’s ways he will basically do everything for them and if they do not, they will suffer all the curses from the Lord outlined in the next 54 verses! Leviticus 26 is like Deuteronomy 28. In the first 13 verses of Leviticus 26 the Lord promises to watch over and bless Israel and in verse 9 the Lord states: So I will turn toward you and make you fruitful and multiply you, and I will confirm My covenant with you.
As in Deuteronomy 28, Leviticus 26 warns the Israelites of the dire consequences if they do not follow the Lords commandments: 14 ‘But if you do not obey Me and do not carry out all these commandments, 15 if, instead, you reject My statutes, and if your soul abhors My ordinances so as not to carry out all My commandments, and so break My covenant, 16 I, in turn, will do this to you—. Among the verses on curses that follow we have this in verse 23 ‘And if by these things you are not turned to Me, but act with hostility against Me, 24 then I will act with hostility against you; and I, even I, will strike you seven times for your sins.
Paul, in 1 Corinthians 10:1-11, teaches us gentiles that what happened to Israel is meant to teach us who follow in the end times! Verse 11: Now these things happened to them as an example, and they were written for our instruction, upon whom the ends of the ages have come.
I think most Christians believe the time is short leading up to the Lord’s wrath upon the earth. Almost daily we see new outrages against our Lords teachings. We long for repentance and revival and a time of peace. Let us consider what might be keeping repentance and revival from America.
There is no reason for repentance if there is no conviction of our collective turning away from the Lord in America’s rebellion in the 1962-3 time period. America has the sinking feeling of rebellion but not the wisdom of what happened and when. How can this lack of wisdom be rampant in America when we have Christ’s church in America? Could it be that Christ’s church cannot see how the evils plaguing America have been put in place because they refuse to get involved in the politics that brings the evil and puts it in place? Why do so many in Christ’s church seem to stick their heads in the sand? How long will this fear of confronting Christians about their political choices last? I wish I could tell you.
Please consider this that I found in my Founders Bible introduction to Numbers: — it took forty hours to get the nation of Israel out of Egypt, but in the book of Numbers it takes forty years to get Egypt out of Israel. How long will it take America to wake up to America’s rebellion? It is now 51 years later and I hear more and more pastors talking about something happened to America. Please pray for the day of awakening that America so desperately needs because repentance should follow the awakening and revival follows repentance.
Ron Madison at http://www.americaisafallennation.com

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