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New Covenant Curses - by Michael Phillips
1 Corinthians - Part 22
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1 Corinthians 16:22
Nov 18, 2012 am - Deuteronomy 28 has got to be the most sobering chapter in the Old Testament. It was first preached on the other side of the Jordan River, as Israel neared the Promised Land. When the land was settled, it was re-read every year, with the blessings pronounced on Mount Gerazim and the curses on Mount Ebal. The whole nation had to be present at the annual meetings because every member of the Twelve Tribes was responsible to God. Every man, woman, and child must be loyal to the Covenant. If they were, they would receive the blessings of this chapter. If they were not, its curses would fall on them. THE SAD HISTORY OF ISRAEL If you know your history, you know what happened. The People were usually disloyal to God, and--after much patience and pleading--the punishments were meted out. The Lord is good and generous and eager to forgive, but He's no fool and He will not be mocked! The curses came in stages, with each being more severe than the one before it. In the Book of Judges, the people strayed from the Lord several times, and each time, they were sold into captivity to the Moabites, to the Canaanites, to the Midianites, to the Philistines, and so on. Many years later, when Israel ... More >>>

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