The OP actually has a point. But I would point out this to the naysayers and atheists out there. Have you actually read the Old Testament? Is it so
unreasonable to think that possibly a powerful supernatural force or being may have actually taken an interest in humanity and is trying to accomplish
something here? You may not believe in "God" but what if he believes in you? And considers you unworthy?
Those may be old stories in the mythology of the bible but what if there is a kernel of truth to them? And there is also one other detail I should
Book of Hosea. The day of Jezreel prophecy. What's so special about it? It seems there is a timetable in it. Simplified what it says is this. You
guys really ticked me off so I'm simply staying out of human affairs for 2000 years. Except for the Jews which will get the occasional trips to the
woodshed. But I will be back. And when that happens he's taking names and kicking tail. Revelation is a description of what happens on his return.
Something to think about eh?
Now here is the point prophetboy12 should have made. Look at the Leviticus 26 agreement. Essentially this is a contract. Do your part individually
and as a society and God will bless you and make life easy for you. Break the rules and punishments happen.
Now look at what the agreement says and compare it to recent history.
3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
4 Then I will give you rain in due season, and the land shall yield her increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
Until the recent drought there has always been bountiful harvests in the US.
5 And your threshing shall reach unto the vintage, and the vintage shall reach unto the sowing time: and ye shall eat your bread to the full, and
dwell in your land safely.
6 And I will give peace in the land, and ye shall lie down, and none shall make you afraid: and I will rid evil beasts out of the land, neither shall
the sword go through your land.
Since the war of 1812 the US has never been invaded by a hostile nation.
7 And ye shall chase your enemies, and they shall fall before you by the sword.
8 And five of you shall chase an hundred, and an hundred of you shall put ten thousand to flight: and your enemies shall fall before you by the
Think of all the wars since Vietnam. Since when did any of those nations put up a defense that was just simply shredded by the US armed forces. In
the Gulf wars I think they lost more people to accidents than hostile fire.
The real casualties came from guerrilla actions after the nations were deposed.
9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.
10 And ye shall eat old store, and bring forth the old because of the new.
11 And I set my tabernacle among you: and my soul shall not abhor you.
12 And I will walk among you, and will be your God, and ye shall be my people.
Now the punishments.
14 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my
16 I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow
of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.
17 And I will set my face against you, and ye shall be slain before your enemies: they that hate you shall reign over you; and ye shall flee when none
Medical and mental problems? You shall feed your enemies? And you shall be slain before your enemies? They that hate you shall reign over you?
There's Obama BTW.
The next set of punishments.
18 And if ye will not yet for all this hearken unto me, then I will punish you seven times more for your sins.
19 And I will break the pride of your power; and I will make your heaven as iron, and your earth as brass:
20 And your strength shall be spent in vain: for your land shall not yield her increase, neither shall the trees of the land yield their fruits.
21 And if ye walk contrary unto me, and will not hearken unto me; I will bring seven times more plagues upon you according to your sins.
Drought and famine. Diseases increase in number and severity.
22 I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, and destroy your cattle, and make you few in number; and your high
ways shall be desolate.
Well, there has been stories of animals attacking in the news. Sigfried and Roy. The woman who had her face ripped off by a supposedly "tame" chimp.
So on and so forth. Coincidence? Maybe...
Now this is where it gets nasty. We don't appear to have gotten here. Yet...
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