Exodus 19:1-8.. 5 Now then, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own possession among all the peoples, for all the earth is Mine; 6a and you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.’
After being delivered from Egypt, then escaping through the Sea, victorious in battle over Amalek and grumbling A five times, the Israelites arrived at Mount Sinai. The Lord instructed Moses to tell the Israelites to obey Him and keep His covenant and Israel will be a kingdom of priests. God’s goal was for the Israelites to take the word of God to all the nations. However it was conditional on obedience.
8 All the people answered together and said, “All that the Lord has spoken we will do!”
The people said we will be obedient. However, we know in the next 40 years they grumbled at least 10 more times. Jesus 1,476 years later said “Therefore I say to you, the kingdom of God will be taken away from you and given to a people, producing the fruit of it.” B Israel’s last chance was fast approaching. The veil in the temple split at the death of Jesus, C the church was formed at Pentecost D, and in 70 AD the temple was destroyed by the Romans and Israel was scattered. On May 14, 1948 Israel was reborn as a nation. E The next event for the nation of Israel is during the great tribulation in the future. F Individual Israelites are saved just as all other people. H
The question for the true church in the USA is whether the church will be replaced as fruit bearer world leader by the true church in another nation. At least since 1945 the USA true church has been in decline. I Will the decline continue? J
The true church will continue to decline unless disciples redouble efforts to:  go making disciples,  baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit and  teaching them all that that Jesus commanded us. What is my goal for gospel conversations per week?
Notes: A- The Israelites grumble 14 times, click here ; B- Matthew 21:43; C- Matthew 27:50-51 ; D- Acts 2 ; E- For Israel Independence Day click here, For why President Truman backed creation of Israel click here , Daniel 37:1-23 ; F- Ezekiel 39:25-29 ; H- For Peace with God click here. I- For the great evangelical recession click here ; J- For bold prayers for revival click here
Henry Luke 10/9/2017
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