Thursday, June 25, 2015

God Will Have His Way -- Warning If the Shemitah is Not Observed

So what happens if people do not do what God says they (or we) should do?

God is kind and gentle, but in the end He will have His way. (Tweet that!)

The people of Israel did not observe the Shemitah. They ignored it. They had been told what would happen if they ignored it. Here is the warning God gave if Israel did not observe the Shemitah:

Your land shall be desolate and your cities waste. Then the land shall enjoy its Sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies' land… As long as it lies desolate it shall rest--for the time it did not rest on your Sabbaths when you dwelt in it. (Leviticus 26:33-35)

See what I mean? God will have His way.

It's so much better when we cooperate with God, when we trust we can have joy and rest and fun and become amazed at the awesome provision of a loving, fun, merciful God. (Tweet that!)

We can rebel and refuse to obey God. But God will still have His way. (Tweet that!)

Ancient Israel did not observe the Shemitah and they were exiled 70 years for 70 missed Shemitahs.

America is on the same path of rebelling against God and refusing to do things His way. (Tweet that!)

God will have His way.

After the people of Israel ignored the Shemitah, this is what happened:

And those who escaped from the sword [King Nebuchadnezzar] carried away to Babylon…to fulfill the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed her Sabbaths. As long as she lay desolate she kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.  (2 Chronicles 36:20-21)

Please notice the warning God gave in Leviticus was given hundreds of years before King Nebuchadnezzar carried the people of Israel from the Promised Land to exile in Babylon.

My note to Christians: be godly people, even in the midst of America's rebellion against God. (Tweet that!) Not everyone in America is rebelling. There are many Christians here staying true to God. If you are in another country, the same holds true for you: be godly people, even if everyone around you is refusing to live God's way. He knows, hears, and will provide for each and every one who belongs to Him. (Tweet that!)

But the next question is, does all this about the Shemitah apply to America? If it does, how? We’ll look at that in the next post.

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