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More Judjments on Israel
For worshiping Aaron’s calf. Background. While Moses was on the mountain, receiving the Ten Commandments from God, the people made a riotous demand from Aaron. This restless multitude was tired of waiting for Moses. Lack of patience will always lead to many temptations.
Exodus 32:1 And when the people saw that Moses delayed to come down out of the mount, the people gathered themselves together unto Aaron, and said unto him, Up, make us gods, which shall go before us; for as for this Moses, the man that brought us up out of the land of Egypt, we wot not what is become of him. [KJV] . . . Aaron, a Levite priest, should have known better, but he made a golden calf for the people to worship.
Warning. Exodus 32:33 And the Lord said unto Moses, Whosoever hath sinned against me, him will I blot out of my book. [KJV] . . . Pretty serious words!
Judgment fulfilled. Exodus 32:35 And the Lord plagued the people, because they made the calf, which Aaron made. [KJV] . . . The Bible is silent as to what the plague was, but the Lord was furious at their rebellion and He would not go up in the midst of them (Ex.33:3).
This early backsliding into idolatry was just a starting point of their later apostasies. (Deut. 9:16; Neh. 9:18; 1 K.12:28; Ps.106:19; Acts 7:41).
Israel delivered into the hands of the Assyrians. Background. Israel had turned her back on God and become so corrupt and immoral that the righteous judgment of an angry God was near.
Warning of God’s judgment. 2 Kings 17:7-13 For so it was, that the children of Israel had sinned against the Lord their God, which had brought them up out of the land of Egypt, from under the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, and had feared other gods,  And walked in the statutes of the heathen, whom the Lord cast out from before the children of Israel, and of the kings of Israel, which they had made.  And the children of Israel did secretly those things that were not right against the Lord their God, and they built them high places in all their cities, from the tower of the watchmen to the fenced city.  And they set them up images and groves in every high hill, and under every green tree:  And there they burnt incense in all the high places, as did the heathen whom the Lord carried away before them; and wrought wicked things to provoke the Lord to anger:  For they served idols, whereof the Lord had said unto them, Ye shall not do this thing.  Yet the Lord testified against Israel, and against Judah, by all the prophets, and by all the seers, saying, Turn ye from your evil ways, and keep my commandments and my statutes, according to all the law which I commanded your fathers, and which I sent to you by my servants the prophets. [KJV] . . . Here is a full acquittal of God’s process in punishing His highly privileged, but rebellious and apostate people. Due to the gross perversion of the worship of the true God, and their lust to reverence idols, God’s patience was gone; and because of this, the God whom they had forsaken, ALLOWED them to go into captivity, that they might learn the difference between serving Him and serving their overbearing conquerors.
Judgment fulfilled. 2 Kings 17:5-6 Then the king of Assyria came up throughout all the land, and went up to Samaria, and besieged it three years.  In the ninth year of Hoshea the king of Assyria took Samaria, and carried Israel away into Assyria, and placed them in Halah and in Habor by the river of Gozan, and in the cities of the Medes. [KJV] . . . The king of Assyria took over the whole land, and plagued it three years. Israel was carried away as prisoners, being placed into strange cities. God has in the past and SHALL in the future punish apostasy and wickedness in ALL nations and ALL peoples! There is but ONE TRUE God!
Israel, for not keeping the Sabbath of the land. Background. Israel was to rest the land every 7 years. 70 years is the exact number of years of Sabbaths in 490 years, from Saul to the Babylonian captivity. The captivity was righteous retribution for Israel’s violation of the Sabbath (Lev.26:34-35; 2 Chron. 36:21).
Warning. Jeremiah 25:3-7 From the thirteenth year of Josiah the son of Amon king of Judah, even unto this day, that is the three and twentieth year, the word of the Lord hath come unto me, and I have spoken unto you, rising early and speaking; but ye have not hearkened.  And the Lord hath sent unto you all his servants the prophets, rising early and sending them; but ye have not hearkened, nor inclined your ear to hear.  They said, Turn ye again now every one from his evil way, and from the evil of your doings, and dwell in the land that the Lord hath given unto you and to your fathers for ever and ever:  And go not after other gods to serve them, and to worship them, and provoke me not to anger with the works of your hands; and I will do you no hurt.  Yet ye have not hearkened unto me, saith the Lord; that ye might provoke me to anger with the works of your hands to your own hurt. [KJV] . . . Jeremiah spoke these words in 605 B.C., the year Nebuchadnezzar came to power. In verse 3 we learn that the beginning of Jeremiah’s ministry was in 627 B.C. He predicted the 70 years of captivity 20 years BEFORE it began.
Fulfillment. 2 Kings 24:11-14 And Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon came against the city, and his servants did besiege it.  And Jehoiachin the king of Judah went out to the king of Babylon, he, and his mother, and his servants, and his princes, and his officers: and the king of Babylon took him in the eighth year of his reign.  And he carried out thence all the treasures of the house of the Lord, and the treasures of the king's house, and cut in pieces all the vessels of gold which Solomon king of Israel had made in the temple of the Lord, as the Lord had said.  And he carried away all Jerusalem, and all the princes, and all the mighty men of valour, even ten thousand captives, and all the craftsmen and smiths: none remained, save the poorest sort of the people of the land. [KJV] . . . Just as God had promised.
Israel was delivered into bondage several times. Background. God had set blessings before Israel IF they were obedient, but curses IF they disobeyed. Two things would bring devastation. #1. Contempt for God’s Laws. They that reject His laws, will eventually forsake the covenant. #2. Contempt of His corrections. If they would not learn to obey by their suffering, God Himself would be against them. This does NOT apply just to Israel . . . it applies to us today as well! When anyone rebels against God, that is the reason for all their misery. And too, the whole creation would be at war with them, because God is Master of ALL His Creation. IT, unlike us, DOES obey God.
God foresaw all Israel’s rebellions, just as He foresees ours! Anyone who will not repent of their sins by God’s commands, shall bring God’s judgments on themselves. An unrepentant, wicked sinner will find NO acceptance with God. He is absolutely righteous when He brings judgments on sinners. It is not that He does not warn a person or nation, because He ALWAYS does in some way.
He warned Israel over and over again! Lev.26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste. [KJV] . . . God DID warn Israel. She still rebelled! So He scattered them just as He said He would. They are scattered in the four corners of the Earth (Isa.11:12) yet to this day. Some are in their home land but many are still scattered. They ALL shall return one day (Deut.30:4; Ps.14:7; 53:6; Isa.14:1; 54:3; 60:10; Jer.29:14; 30:10; 32:15; 32:41; 33:7; Zec.10:6; 14:11).
Deut. 28:36 The Lord shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone. [KJV] God CANNOT lie! He DID scatter Israel!
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