"When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you,
then in the last days you will return to the Lord your God and obey His voice"
What about all the days before the last days? Does this passage not imply that there will be a long stretch of disobedience and chastisement before they will return to God and obey His voice?
"For the Lord your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God."
"[Moses] gave this command to the Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of the Lord: 'Take this Book of the law and place it beside the ark of the covenant of the Lord your God. There it will remain as a witness against you'".
The Bible is unique in that it rarely hides the flaws of those who grace it's pages. Even the heroes of the faith are shown in their weakness. Isn't it interesting that the Law was going to be kept as a witness against Israel. Surely this was not for humiliation in and of itself, but a humiliation that was intended to drive Israel into the arms of a the only God that can save us from the curses of disobeying His Law.
The theme of the Zion Christian Press website comes from the Song of Moses:
"They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;
They have provoked me to anger with their vanities:
I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people;
I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation."
In this passage of Scripture it is implied that there will be a people who don't have the rich heritage of Israel, but somehow obtain what Israel was chosen and separated from other nations by God to obtain, which was God Himself.
From here there are links to a section for those who are angry about this (click here for the content frame); a section for those who have become jealous for a closer relationship with the living God (click here for the content frame); and there is a section for those who have become His fools, those willing to be despised by the world for the sake of knowing Him (click here for the content frame). There is even a page for those who are indifferent.
Thank you for taking the time to visit this site. My hope for every person that visits is that they will leave with a greater hunger to know the God who made them. A site map may be found here. An online journal by the author of this site, "His Yoke Is Easy" may be found here.