GOD’S COVENANT with Israel was conditional, with blessings for obedience to His commandments and curses for disobedience.
Disobedience can be summarized as serving other elohim. The promises of harsh punishment for worshiping other gods may seem extreme to us, but the consequences of following those entities are actually worse than the awful things that God warned would befall Israel if the people failed to heed His warning—because those consequences are eternal.
WE’RE BACK with a brief summary of highlights from our whirlwind tours of the Holy Land and the UK.
We discuss sites we visited, such as Gilgal Refaim, Joshua’s altar, and Harosheth Haggoyim (the headquarters of Sisera, commander of the army of the Canaanite king Jabin), the amazing artifacts at the British Museum, and an incredible divine appointment at the site of Aleister Crowley’s home overlooking Loch Ness.
Our next study of the Old Testament begins with Genesis 1 next week!
WHY DID God link the return of Israel from Egypt to “the iniquity of the Amorites”?
This week, to make up for missing several weeks in a row, we present the audio from two presentations Derek gave June 25th at Southside Apostolic Faith Church in Joplin, Missouri. This is the afternoon session, dealing with a group of people, the Amorites, who have had a far greater impact on the history of the world than we’ve been taught.
GOD INSPIRED the prophets Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Ezekiel to use the image of Israel as an unfaithful wife. He called Hosea to take it a step farther, directing the prophet to actually marry an adulterous woman to serve as an image of Israel’s unfaithfulness to God.