Then the people around will know the Lord
Ezekiel 36:36 -
Then the heathen that are left round about you shall know that I the LORD build the ruined places, and plant that that was desolate: I the LORD have spoken it, and I will do it.
If one goes through the book of Deuteronomy one will understand when people of God disobey God then they are punished and when they obey the Lord then they are blessed.
One may argue that the Law of Moses is no longer applicable for us. One should realize the Ten Commandments are a part of the Law of Moses and Jesus too did not write them off. He also did some summarization of those Commandments when He said I give you a new Commandment. The Old Testament says in 'those days' the Lord will write the Law in our hearts.
The Ten Commandments were written by the 'Finger of God' which is a term used for the Holy Spirit. The Law of Moses was also given by the Holy Spirit. Like the Holy Spirit is the author of the Bible so also He is the giver of the Law. When we received the Holy Spirit through Jesus Christ we received the Law in our hearts. Now the Law is what the Spirit of God tells us. Unlike the Jews we do not have 10 Commandments or some Laws but ever instruction from the Spirit of God is a Commandment unto us. If we disobey what the Spirit of God instructs us then we sin against Him and have to pay the price unless we repent and are forgiven.
As the Lord has been spiritually abundant with us now therefore more and more men and women are walking in the way of the Lord today. As the numbers grow the glory of God will be visible by the people of this world like the Cloud and Pillar of Fire which led the Israelites was visible.
The world does not know God all because we have not let the Lord work in us. So let us surrender ourselves and abide by what the Lord tells us so that the glory of God is seen by the world and every knee bows unto the Lord.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord Jesus, when You went to Heaven You gave us your Spirit to guide us and help us in our lives in You. Holy Spirit, it was You Who led the Israelites in the form of a cloud and a pillar of fire and protected them from harm. You manifested your glory and the people around feared the Israelites because of You. Holy Spirit, You are the Rock of Truth on which the Church is build, led the church unto its glorious period in You. Let every man on earth know You are God and You alone are God...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scriptures ]
27 And I will put my spirit within you, and cause you to walk in my statutes, and ye shall keep my judgments, and do them.
28 And ye shall dwell in the land that I gave to your fathers; and ye shall be my people, and I will be your God.
29 I will also save you from all your uncleannesses: and I will call for the corn, and will increase it, and lay no famine upon you.
30 And I will multiply the fruit of the tree, and the increase of the field, that ye shall receive no more reproach of famine among the heathen.
31 Then shall ye remember your own evil ways, and your doings that were not good, and shall lothe yourselves in your own sight for your iniquities and for your abominations.
32 Not for your sakes do I this, saith the Lord GOD, be it known unto you: be ashamed and confounded for your own ways, O house of Israel.
33 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day that I shall have cleansed you from all your iniquities I will also cause you to dwell in the cities, and the wastes shall be builded.
34 And the desolate land shall be tilled, whereas it lay desolate in the sight of all that passed by.
35 And they shall say, This land that was desolate is become like the garden of Eden; and the waste and desolate and ruined cities are become fenced, and are inhabited.
Deuteronomy 2:2 - And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
Deuteronomy 28:15 - But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Deuteronomy 9:10 - And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
21 And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
22 He took not away the pillar of the cloud by day, nor the pillar of fire by night, from before the people.
Luke 11:20 - But if I with the finger of God cast out devils, no doubt the kingdom of God is come upon you.
33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, saith the LORD, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
34 And they shall teach no more every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the LORD: for they shall all know me, from the least of them unto the greatest of them, saith the LORD: for I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more.
2 Corinthians 1:21-22
21 Now he which stablisheth us with you in Christ, and hath anointed us, is God;
22 Who hath also sealed us, and given the earnest of the Spirit in our hearts.
10 For this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, saith the Lord; I will put my laws into their mind, and write them in their hearts: and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a people:
11 And they shall not teach every man his neighbour, and every man his brother, saying, Know the Lord: for all shall know me, from the least to the greatest.
12 For I will be merciful to their unrighteousness, and their sins and their iniquities will I remember no more.
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