Today is the day officially set aside in the United States of America as The National Day of Prayer. People all of the country will be praying for our country, our leaders, and for each one of us as citizens.
2 Chronicles 7:14 (below) is often quoted about saving America, but I believe it is mostly misunderstood. Please read this scripture in context. The people had thrown Adonai's Torah behind their backs -- scorned it -- refused to obey His laws. Our country, including many, many churches have done the same.
Beloved, this is the gospel of true repentance: Turn from your disobedience to His laws (Torah), accept that Yeshua is the only payment for those sins, and walk in obedience to Torah. This will save our land.
Prior to learning about God's Torah, I was taught that we don't have to obey Adonai's laws any longer. That stumped me because Yeshua and His disciples obeyed them. Even the apostle, Paul, obeyed them. It's sad that people teach this lie.
Another thing I was taught is that there's no way we can't keep all of His laws. This is true because some are for men, some are for women, and some can only be obeyed in the land of Israel. Nevertheless, many teachers say we're not under the Law, and that it's no longer applicable. This is a falsehood aka LIE.
I saw a graphic this week that I have to share with you:
These things are only the beginning. There are laws related to business, agriculture, treatment of animals, personal relations, marriage, children -- and much more.
Remember, dear Gail-Friends, Yeshua said, "If you love Me, keep My commandments."
He also said, "Take my yoke upon you, for my yoke is easy and my burden is light." He obeyed Torah, kept Adonai's Sabbath, (not the one established by the Roman Catholic Church) observed the feasts and festivals, and told his disciples to teach this when He gave The Great Commission." (Matthew 28:18-20) :
18 Yeshua came and talked with them. He said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore, go and make people from all nations into talmidim, immersing them into the reality of the Father, the Son and the Ruach HaKodesh, 20 and
teaching them to obey everything that I have commanded you. And
remember! I will be with you always, yes, even until the end of the
age. (Complete Jewish Bible)
If you believe that Yeshua is God in the flesh (the Great Three in One), then the commandments He spoke of are indeed His Torah -- His commandments -- the Law. And, nothing He taught the disciples while on earth is in conflict with, or disobedient to, the Torah.
Most people have never studied (or believed) the book of Leviticus, which details many of the laws of Adonai. Therefore, we are seeing a great apostasy in the church today because people are not being obedient to many, many of God's laws. Preachers teach their people to disobey God. They probably are unaware of the words of Yeshua in Revelation 22:
blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they have the right to
eat from the Tree of Life and go through the gates into the city! 15 Outside
are the homosexuals, those involved with the occult and with drugs, the
sexually immoral, murderers, idol-worshippers, and everyone who loves
and practices falsehood. (Complete Jewish Bible)
The world will be a better place when revival comes, and this is what I'm praying for -- a revival of holiness. That holiness is detailed in His Torah. I pray you will read it and obey it.