Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Though Israel was a theocracy in the OT, there are still some very important lessons we can learn looking at what happened to the Jews in biblical history.

We have become like Israel! Moses warned the Jews about becoming fat and sassy, and unappreciative, even before they entered the land of Canaan. The Lord spoke through Moses: "Beware lest you forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments … which I am commanding you today" (Deut. 8:11). God warned them:

Beware, lest when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and live in them, and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, then your heart becomes proud, and you forget the Lord your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery (vv. 12-13).

The Lord led you through the wilderness, gave you manna. "You may say in your heart, 'My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth'" (v. 17). If you forget the Lord your God then He will testify against you today that you shall surely perish (v. 19). "Like the nations that the Lord makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the Lord your God" (v. 20).

America, and the world, is rapidly moving toward the final days. Only a fool, an amil fool, and covenant guy, would deny what is happening.

Those of you who are pastors, or Sunday school teachers, need to get your people in your charge up to speed as to what is happening worldwide. Have you taught them about dispensationalism, and about the prophesied apostasy, or have you kept them in the dark biblically and spiritually? You may at first get some resistance because, if they've not previously been taught correctly, they may rebel against the Scriptures. The time is getting late! – Dr. Mal Couch