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Scripture Reading for February 7th: Leviticus 18-20

God talks about sex and all it’s perverted variations in these chapters of Leviticus.  He tells His people that they are not to have sexual relations like the nation of Egypt where they were enslaved.  God’s people are to live differently from the world.  God’s laws about sexual conduct are designed to bless a holy people who are to have children blessed by knowing God.

Incest dishonors your father or mother and you if you initiate it. (Leviticus 18:17)  Sex with close relatives is wrong and dishonors the family.  Sex with another man’s wife (adultery) defiles you! (Leviticus 18:20) Sex with the same sex, homosexuality or lesbianism, is “detestable” to God.  (Leviticus 18:22) Sex with an animal (bestiality) is perverted! (Leviticus 18:23)  God has designed man for one woman for life and has promised to bless that monogamous relationship.  (Genesis 2:24)

When you commit any of these sins, God says that you defile the land where you live.  God states that this defilement causes that land to “vomit” out people who do these sins!  (Leviticus 18:24-28)  In fact, this is why God has destroyed all of the great civilizations up to this point in history!

God’s people are to be markedly different!  They are to be holy because God is holy. (Leviticus 19:2)  The other laws of Leviticus 19-20 give details about our conduct that could be summarized as “love your neighbor as yourself”. (Leviticus 19:34)  Jesus taught that this was one of the great commands of God.  (Matthew 22:37-39)

America today needs our prayer and intercession!  Its sins are like those described in our reading for today.  We are a nation who knows too much and applies too little.  These sins are prevalent in the church as well as in the nation we live in.  Take time today to repent and pray for God’s mercy.  The earth is ready to vomit those who rebel against God’s word and know better!

“And if you defile the land,(with these sexual sins) it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.” Leviticus 18:28

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Sin that makes the earth vomit!

Scripture Reading for February 8th: Leviticus 18-20

God talks about sex and all it’s perverted variations in these chapters of Leviticus.  He tells His people that they are not to have sexual relations like the nation of Egypt where they were enslaved.  God’s people are to live differently from the world.  God’s laws about sexual conduct are designed to bring about a holy people who have children who will be blessed by God with His presence and power through a relationship with Him.

Honor is important in sexual relations.  Incest dishonors your father or mother and you if you initiate it.  God also states that it is wickedness.  (Leviticus 18:17)  Sex with another man’s wife (adultery) defiles you! (Leviticus 18:20) Sex with the same sex, homosexuality or lesbianism, is “detestable” to God.  (Leviticus 18:22) Sex with an animal (bestiality) is perverted! (Leviticus 18:23)

When you commit any of these sins, God says that you defile the land where you live.  God states that this defilement causes that land to “vomit” out people who do these sins!  (Leviticus 18:24-28)  In fact, this is why God has destroyed all of the great civilizations up to this point in history!  This makes me afraid for the land we live in today.  When will our land begin to “puke” out those who are committing sins of incest, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and bestiality?   We may appear to get by but the consequences of sin always find us out. (Numbers 32:23)

God’s people are to be markedly different!  They are to be holy because God is holy. (Leviticus 19:2)  This holiness is to be walked out in love and respect for God’s laws and in our conduct towards others. Jesus said that if we love him, we will keep his commandments!  (John 15:10) The other laws of Leviticus 19-20 give details about our conduct that could be summarized as “love your neighbor as yourself”. (Leviticus 19:34)  The two great commandments taught by Jesus are: “Love God with all your heart, soul, mind” and “Love your neighbor as yourself!” (Matthew 22:37-39)   We find their basis here in the book of Leviticus among the laws for sexual purity for the nation of Israel!

Please pray for our nation!  If God judged Sodom and Gomorrah, He will surely judge us!  The earth may be ready to vomit! “And if you defile the land,(with these sexual sins) it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.” Leviticus 18:28

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Holy Sexual Habits

Scripture reading for February 8th: Leviticus 18-20

It seems that God knows all about our sexual practices!  He warned the Israelites not to do the things sexually that Egypt did.  He also tells them that the Canaanites practice things sexually that must be avoided. (Leviticus 18:2-3)  Sex is important because God is after godly offspring!  (Malachi 2:15)  He specifically designed man and woman to fit together sexually.  Sex was to take place only in a marriage covenant and the sexual union brought them together and made them one flesh!  From this union, God would use them to bring other human beings into eternal existence.  Holiness and godly offspring would come as God’s people completely obeyed His commands for proper sexual contact. (Leviticus 18:4-5)

Some of the heathen practices that the Israelites were forbidden to have included sex with close relatives, incest, and others’ spouses (adultery).  (Leviticus 18:6-20)  Sexual relations outside of marriage dishonor the person and others related to them.  God commands respect for each person and for other relationships and marriages.   Love is at the heart of these commands.  God is love! (1st John 4:16)   Sexual contact defiles the body by spreading diseases.  It also has a detrimental effect on a person’s soul and spirit.  The Bible says they become defiled by such conduct. (2nd Corinthians 6:14-7:1)  Adultery and divorce sows violence into a relationship.   (Malachi 2:16)

Another forbidden practice was offering children to Molech.  Molech was an idol god to whom the Canaanites regularly sacrificed their children.  God warned them that this dishonors Him and profanes His Name.  God loves children and wants to give them life, not see them sacrificed!  (John 10:10)

God also spoke plainly about homosexuality and bestiality.  These evil practices were strictly off-limits to God’s holy children.  They were detestable to Him and He explained that it was these practices that defiled the land and caused it to vomit out the inhabitants!  (Leviticus 18:22-28)  Those who would be involved in these practices must be cut off from God’s people.  These practices defile a person physically and spiritually and make them detestable to God.

Nothing could be plainer to understand, unless you were willfully blind!  God cares about His people and loves them enough to help them with healthy sexual advice.  We would be wise to love what He loves and hate what He hates!  God blesses holy sex between a man and woman who are in a marriage covenant!

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Sin that makes the earth vomit!

Scripture Reading for February 7th: Leviticus 18-20

SEX!  There, that got your attention!  God talks about sex and all it’s perverted variations in these chapters of Leviticus.  He tells his people that they are not to have sexual relations like the nation of Egypt where they were enslaved.  God’s people are to live differently from the world.  God’s laws about sexual conduct are designed to bring about a holy people who have children who will be blessed by God with His presence and power through a relationship with Him.  If we want this blessing, we must become a holy people as He is holy.

Honor is important in sexual relations.  Incest dishonors your father or mother and you if you initiate it.  God also states that it is wickedness.  (Leviticus 18:17)  Sex with close relatives (incest) is wrong and dishonors the family.  Sex with another man’s wife (adultery) defiles you! (Leviticus 18:20) Sex with the same sex, homosexuality or lesbianism, is “detestable” to God.  (Leviticus 18:22) Sex with an animal (bestiality) is perverted! (Leviticus 18:23)  God has designed man for one woman for life and has promised to bless that monogamous relationship.  (Genesis 2:24)

When you commit any of these sins, God says that you defile the land where you live.  God states that this defilement causes that land to “vomit” out people who do these sins!  (Leviticus 18:24-28)  In fact, this is why God has destroyed all of the great civilizations up to this point in history!  Wow!  This makes me afraid for the land we live in today!   When will our land begin to “puke” out those who are committing sins of incest, adultery, fornication, homosexuality, and bestiality?   God’s Word is truth and will ultimately come to pass.  We may appear to get by but the consequences of sin always find us out. (Numbers 32:23)

God’s people are to be markedly different!  They are to be holy because God is holy. (Leviticus 19:2)  This holiness is to be walked out in love and respect for God’s laws and in our conduct towards others. Jesus said that if we love him, we will keep his commandments!  (John 15:10) The other laws of Leviticus 19-20 give details about our conduct that could be summarized as “love your neighbor as yourself”. (Leviticus 19:34)  The two great commandments taught by Jesus are: “Love God with all your heart, soul, mind” and “Love your neighbor as yourself!” (Matthew 22:37-39)   We find their basis here in the book of Leviticus among the laws for sexual purity for the nation of Israel!

America today needs our prayer and intercession!  Its sins are like those described here in our reading for today.  We are a nation who knows too much and applies too little.  These sins are prevalent in the church as well as in the nation we live in.  Take time today to repent and pray for God’s mercy.  The earth is ready to vomit!

“And if you defile the land,(with these sexual sins) it will vomit you out as it vomited out the nations that were before you.” Leviticus 18:28

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