We need to quit kidding ourselves!

Leviticus 20:22 ‘You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out. 
23 And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them. 
24 But I have said to you, “You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from the peoples. 
25 You shall therefore distinguish between clean animals and unclean, between unclean birds and clean, and you shall not make yourselves abominable by beast or by bird, or by any kind of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean. 
26 And you shall be holy to Me, for I the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

YHVH God, explains to us the meaning of some of the Ten Commandments. He is very clear about idolatry, adultery, and incest. He also brings forth the abomination of homosexuality, and beastiality, making it absolutely clear what is sin in His eyes.

Then He says, ‘You shall therefore keep all My statutes and all My judgments, and perform them, that the land where I am bringing you to dwell may not vomit you out. 
And you shall not walk in the statutes of the nation which I am casting out before you; for they commit all these things, and therefore I abhor them. 
(Vs 22, 23)

We are not to engage in idolatry, or any of these abdominal things, and we must not live according to their laws, or ordinances. For they allow things that are not compatible with YHVH God’s Law.

Like in our laws we have no restriction of Homosexuality, or the killing of babies. And He says clearly, that these are sins worthy of death.

Leviticus 20:13 If a man lies with a male as he lies with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination. They shall surely be put to death. Their blood shall be upon them.

Leviticus 20:2 “Again, you shall say to the children of Israel: ‘Whoever of the children of Israel, or of the strangers who dwell in Israel, who gives any of his descendants to Molech, he shall surely be put to death. The people of the land shall stone him with stones. 
3 I will set My face against that man, and will cut him off from his people, because he has given some of his descendants to Molech, to defile My sanctuary and profane My holy name. 
4 And if the people of the land should in any way hide their eyes from the man, when he gives some of his descendants to Molech, and they do not kill him, 
5 then I will set My face against that man and against his family; and I will cut him off from his people, and all who prostitute themselves with him to commit harlotry with Molech. 

These are just a couple of examples of how corrupt we as a nation have become. Anyone who reads this Chapter and does not find at least one reason to repent, probably has not spent much time in this world.

But I have said to you, “You shall inherit their land, and I will give it to you to possess, a land flowing with milk and honey.” I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from the peoples. 
You shall therefore distinguish between clean animals and unclean, between unclean birds and clean, and you shall not make yourselves abominable by beast or by bird, or by any kind of living thing that creeps on the ground, which I have separated from you as unclean.”
(Vs 24, 25)

When God gives us land, and possessions, and blesses us in what we do, we need to understand that His blessings are conditional, and in accordance with our covenant with Him.

Deuteronomy 11: 26“Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse: 
27the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you today; 
28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods which you have not known. 

He sees our disobedience as Idolatry. and will surely curse us for that.

So, we must take everything He says to heart, and keep His Word as best we can. And when we fail on any count, the Holy Spirit will let us know, and shame us into repentance.

We are intended to live lives that reflect the holiness that our covenant relationship requires of us.

Thus, YHVH concludes, and you shall be holy to Me, for I YHVH / the Lord am holy, and have separated you from the peoples, that you should be Mine.

Quit making excuses and repent for the time is at hand when the Judge comes, and many of us are not yet ready to stand before our King.

Shalom my friends,

Chuck Greever

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