Tuesday, September 21, 2010

What's Wrong?

     What is wrong in America?  Why do the churches seem ineffective?  Is the problem evolution?  Or is God just making things worse in spite of anything that we do, or don't do?  Why haven't we seen a major revival for many years?  Why are our children leaving the church?
     In Leviticus 26, God told the children of Israel that if they would keep his commandments he would bless them.  He then told them that if they would not keep his commandments, but instead walk in their own ways or the ways of the heathen around them, he would punish them for their iniquities. In verse 23 God proceeded to tell them that if they would not be reformed by these things He would punish them even more.  But in verse 40 it says that if they would confess their iniquities and the iniquities of their fathers and be humbled, God would remember his covenant.
     Leviticus 26 was speaking specifically about Israel.  But the principles apply to any family, nation, or church.  If they will keep God's commandments they will be blessed, but if they will not they will reap the consequences.  God is judging our nation, our families, and our churches, because we are not keeping his commandments.  God wants us to teach all his commands to all nations and always be reforming to be aligned with His Word.
     With this blog I would like to make some specific observations and point out areas where we as a people have left God's commands, principles, and patterns.  We have by default been following the world, but we need to lay the ax at the root of the tree, and prepare the way of the Lord!

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