Bible Discussion Thread

  • Richard H Priday on Leviticus 26 - 2 years ago
    Verses 1 through 12 indicate covenant blessings for obedience; but the section 13 through 43 are almost 3 times longer where there are warnings of cursing for disobedience. Notwithstanding; there are promises in the last three verses that the covenant would still remain UNbroken (v. 44); and that the ancient promises would still be ultimately remembered. God according to Christ "chastises everyone He loves." ( Heb. 12:6). This can be in regard to an individual; but also the promises ultimately mentioned in Romans to the Jews who are now "blind in part" ( Romans 11:25) until the "full number of Gentiles has come in." This could refer to the Rapture as many commentators suggest; but the full supplication will not occur until around the time of Armageddon when they shall "mourn for the One they pierced" ( Zech. 12:10).

    We do well as a nation to study these verses on Israel. In some sense; we are still held under the statement "I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you." ( Gen. 12:3). God judges the nations as He pleases (and does all things as He pleases according to Psalm 115:3; 135:6-etc.) All calamities are at least indirectly related to sin; whether our own personal ones; or society at large in a fallen world. We can't always attribute a particular event as a proof of this; however; as Christ's comment on the falling of the tower of Siloam and the blood mixed with the sacrifices indicated in Luke 13:4. There are plenty of things here and in Deuteronomy; however which are usually specific toward Israel; then directed toward other nations in later prophetic scriptures when the end comes such as Isaiah; Jeremiah; and Daniel. This; of course reaches its climax in Revelation. Once again; we see the importance of covenants. We have eternal promises that He will remain with us forever in the New Testament; provided of course that He has chosen us and evidence of good fruit
  • S Spencer - In Reply on Leviticus 26 - 2 years ago
    Thanks Brother Richard.

    Great teachings, may the Lord bless you and all you do.
  • Roman - In Reply on Leviticus 26 - 2 years ago
    You skipped right over the seven times punishment, vs 18.

    They were punished seven times = 7 x 360 = 2,520 years

    Israel was taken by Assyria in 721 BC +2,520 = 1799 (Ephraim = British)

    Judah was taken by Babylon in 604 BC + 2,520 years = 1917 (Judah Balfour Declaration)

    Those dates correspond with both houses of Israel; they are significant to understanding who they are.

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