September 23, 2020

Deuteronomy 23:1-end-This chapter deals with the set of people that should not enter the congregation of God and these are: the eunuch , the bastard, the Ammonites, and the Moabites even up to their tenth generation. He also commanded them not to detest the Edomites because they are their relatives, and the Egyptians because they lived as foreigners among them. They must keep their camp holy at all times even when they go to war against their enemies, they must have a designated place outside the camp, where they can relieve themselves and cover it up, because God moves constantly among them. No Israelite whether man or woman may become a prostitute and the offerings of a prostitute must not be brought to the temple They also must keep the vows made unto the LORD otherwise it becomes a sin unto them.

These plus a few others are the commandments of God to the children of Israel.. Each chapter reveals the holiness of God and what He considers as abomination to Him, that is why we say “Cleanliness is next to godliness”. He is not allowing some people mentioned in the above text so as not to pollute the congregation. He shows His mercy unto the Edomites and the Egyptians, not reckoning on what they did to the children of Israel. Therefore we can boldly say that His mercies endure for ever. His love is new everyday, great is His faithfulness. The generation of today should be thankful to God for what our Lord Jesus Christ did on the cross which was what gave all of us an open access to the Throne of Grace and Throne of Mercy. The veil was torn from top to bottom when our Lord Jesus Christ gave up the ghost signifying the end of the barrier to the Most Holy Place. He also says “It is Finished” on the cross which was why everything was made New in Him.

Therefore we should know that it is in Him we have the fulfilment of God’s promises. Everything we need are in Him, and He also works in us both to will and to do of His good pleasure. Let us therefore continue to be grateful to Him for His sacrificial death on the cross of Calvary that has brought us to Him no matter our color, race, level of our uncleanness, old or young. He admits us all as long as we are ready to be washed in His precious blood, the only blood that can make us as white as snow. With His blood, He protects us and heals us of all our diseases. Surely His goodness and mercies shall follow us all the days of our lives, and we shall dwell in His House forever, Amen. Remain blessed!!!

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