A call to repent and return.

Deuteronomy 30:15 “See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, 
16 in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess. 
17 But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, 
18 I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. 
19 I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 
20 that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which
the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”

YHVH God Has warned us repeatedly against turning away from Him, after coming to Him for deliverance. We belong to Him!

When we came to this continent, as we sailed from our former homes we prayed that we would arrive safely, then when we landed, we prayed for success in getting established here. And when we expanded westward, and struggled and fought to tame this land, we prayed for success. And YHVH God gave us success.

This land was built on prayers that were answered, in the name of Christ.

Now that we have what we prayed for, we think we no longer need God, but God will show us why that’s not true, and certainly not Biblical.

“See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil, in that I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the Lord your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess. 
But if your heart turns away so that you do not hear, and are drawn away, and worship other gods and serve them, I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess. 
(Vs 15-18)

We have chosen to worship the same God as Israel, and that is evident in that we have adopted the same scriptures.

But for some odd reason we feel that we are separate from those who keep His Commandments. So while we used to preach and teach the Ten commandments, we now ignore them. Yet we think whenever we want something we can pray for it. But now we are finding that this is not so.

God is not an ATM, and not going to be used that way. So, many of us are going to die until we understand that we must return and obey Him, that is if we will abide in Him. Until then, we are going to see our freedom snatched away, and we will be put into bondage. and that is already happening, in case you haven’t noticed.

“I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; that you may love the Lord your God, that you may obey His voice, and that you may cling to Him, for He is your life and the length of your days; and that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.” (Vs 18, 19)

This land came to us the same way as Israel’s Promised Land, YHVH God made it possible, and blessed us as we prayed to Him in the name of Christ Yehoshua / Jesus. But now we think we are gods, and believe that we ourselves have built this country. Therefore, we no longer need God, we think.

This self-worship (Idolatry) will come to and end when we humble ourselves and return to our creator. And while we are waiting for this to happen, we will be humbled to the point that we will yet again cry out to our Savior and redeemer to save us yet again from our oppressors.

“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land. 
Now My eyes will be open and My ears attentive to prayer made in this place.
(2nd Chronicles 7:14, 15)

When we do this, He will come and set us back on the path to righteousness and it’s rewards.

Shalom my friends, make teshuva (repentance) today!

Chuck Greever

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