Some background first: Looking at the Sinai covenant, we see Yahweh’s will for what He wanted Israel to be. God wanted Israel to be holy and an example to the other ( disinherited) nations. (Lev 19:2) This was all part of God’s original Edenic purpose in spreading His kingdom rule throughout all the nations.
Being God’s chosen people and nation was ‘meant to be’ how Israel would draw all nations back to Yahweh, Deuteronomy 4: 6-8 and 28:9-10. This is why Israel was called a “kingdom of priests.” Israel was intended to be a “light to all nations.” Isa 42:6.
We need to understand that the nation of Israel inherited the status and duty of Abraham; that through him and “them” all nations would be blessed (Genesis 12:3).
Concerning The Law And Salvation: Did, and does salvation come by obeying rules? In the Old Testament salvation meant to love Yahweh alone. It also meant to believe that Yahweh was the God of gods. The nation of Israel was to understand that God had chosen a covenant with Israel to the detriment of all other nations. This is a perfect example of the “exclusiveness” exercised by God concerning “those that believe in those who don’t.” ( One insight into why Christianity and God are hated so much in this world is because of this exclusiveness; Our current culture in the world and society demands that all be included and everyone be the same same. This does not hold water with God.) One problem that mankind does not seem to be able to overcome is the acknowledgment that there is a creator God and we are the created. We have a problem with our role in this universe. We think we can be gods, well, I’m here to tell you that we can’t.
God demands love and loyalty. And please don’t sit there in your “smug little self-righteous world” and condemn God for the rules that He has made. He has every right because He allows you to live on His earth and gave you your life, we need to learn how to be respectful.
Let’s look at a study of King David and a deep insight into how God thinks. King David was guilty of the most horrible of crimes against humanity in the incident with Bathsheba and Uriah the Hittite. (2 Samuel). He had violated the law and was deserving of death. Having said this, David‘s belief in Yahweh as the one true God never faltered. God was merciful and spared him from death, though his sin had consequences for the rest of his life. “The main point is that David never worshipped another God.
Now, consider this (a deep insight): Look at the other kings of Israel and Judah that were tossed aside and both kingdoms sent into exile because they worshipped other gods. Here is a big insight: “Personal failure, even the worst kind, (like King David) did not send the nation into exile, choosing other gods did.”
This same is true in the New Testament. Believing the gospel that Yahweh, the God of Israel, came to earth incarnated as a man, He voluntary gave His life on the cross as a sacrifice for our sin, and rose again on the 3rd day. This is the content of our faith on this side of the cross. Our believing loyalty is demonstrated by our obedience to the law of Christ. (1 Cor 9:21, Galatians 6: 2) Ref: Michael Heiser, THE UNSEEN REALM, PG 170.
Finally, understand that politicians cannot and will not save America. However, we do have a right and an obligation to vote for the people we deem best for our country’s success and future. Our main problem in America is that we have worshipped other gods. We have elevated *abortion, ( *which God views as murdering babies) to the point that some want to codify it.
I believe we are in a period of judgment in America. I don’t think God is going to lift His hand of judgment until there is personal and national repentance, revival, and healing. We need to return to our first love in the founding of this country. We need to invite God back into the classrooms of our schools for starters. We need the churches to grow a backbone and deal with the pressing issues of the day. We need the churches to identify and deal with the LGBTQ+ community, and other issues, we need some fire-and-brimstone preaching.
Final point: I hope you have gleaned from this blog post that God loves us. He is grieved when we sin. I believe that as He dealt with king David he deals with us. He is willing to forgive us our sins if we confess them. The bigger issue with God is that we have loyalty to Him and do not worship other gods. Frankie The Earthman. Note: This post was inspired by the work of Michael Heiser and his book THE UNSEEN REALM. I have paraphrased some of his words and added my own words which come from my studies and experience. Michael Heiser is a scholar in the Hebrew language. Someone once said “Studying Hebrew is like holding up a magnifying glass to the scriptures.” My post intends to share “revelation knowledge”, giving God and his servants all the credit and praise.