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The Broken Covenant

 

Most Orthodox Jewish people seem to understand, that as a very small group of people percentage wise on this planet, they, above all others, entered into an agreement with the Creator of the Universe whereby the Jewish people were promised certain things dependent upon their obedience to the Covenant that their forefathers made with God. In fact, God’s original intent was to live among His people. Exodus 25:8 states, “Then have them make a sanctuary for me, and I will dwell among them.” God wants a relationship with His people and proved it by residing with them in the Ark of the Covenant. In the Torah (Lev. 26, Deut. 28), Moses was inspired by God to specifically describe what blessing the Jewish people would receive for obedience and what punishments they would receive for disobedience. The biblical historical record indicates that the Israelites were just as sinful as the gentiles who surrounded them. In Deuteronomy 29, the Lord speaks through Moses and predicts that the people of Israel will seek other gods.  As a result of their idolatry, God would banish them from the Promised Land. The Israelites never had to wonder if God existed. He continually did miracles they witnessed yet God told Moses just before Moses’ death that the Israelites would break the Covenant.   Continue reading

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