“Oh, Lord GOD, when You pour out Your wrath on Jerusalem, will You destroy the entire remnant of Israel?” He replied, “The iniquity of the house of Israel and Judah is exceedingly great. The land is full of bloodshed, and the city is full of perversity. … I will not look on them with pity, nor will I spare them. I will bring their deeds down upon their own heads” (Ezekiel 9:9).
Throughout the Bible we see evidence of a fundamental law that governs God’s Creation regarding the cumulative effect of human sin, especially upon the Holy Land, but the entire earth as well, and, indeed all of Creation (Romans 8:22). America is not exempt.
This Law of Cumulative Sin governs the two categories of sin in Exekiel 9:9 that Yeshua also highlighted in the Sermon on the Mount, stating, “You have heard it said … But I say. …”: murder and adultery. The category of “bloodshed” or murder is recognized in the Bible’s treatment of and teaching on “blood-guilt.” The category of “perversity” or adultery (synonymous with idolatry) includes all forms of Canaanite sexual perversion held to be capital crimes under the Mosaic law, most particularly incest, homosexuality and bestiality per Leviticus 18.
There is nothing new under the sun, and it is not accidental that America’s “culture war” has always boiled down to abortion and homosexuality. All the other “fiscal” and “secular-seeming” issues the leftists push – including immigration, racism, statism and gun-grabbing – are (largely unrecognized) byproducts of the “sexual revolution,” which empowered the wicked to convert them into powerful weapons of cultural subversion by weakening our societal immune-system – weapons which would never have been effective against us in the God-fearing, natural-family centered society we enjoyed through the 1950s.
Blood-guilt: The spilling of innocent blood (the very definition of abortion) is the first category of sin that accumulates in the land until it is full, triggering wrath. Under the Torah, any unsolved murder that occurred near the border of two towns required an investigation to determine which town bore the blood-guilt, and thus the responsibility to atone for it (Deuteronomy 21:1), and known murderers were required under the law to be hunted down per Numbers 35:19: “The avenger of blood is to put the murderer to death; when he finds him, he is to kill him.”
Blood-guilt was featured in Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, inscribed on the Lincoln Memorial: “Fondly do we hope ~ fervently do we pray ~ that this mighty scourge of war may speedily pass away. Yet, if God wills that it continue … until every drop of blood drawn with the lash shall be paid by another drawn with the sword as was said three thousand years ago so still it must be said ‘the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.'”
Sexual perversion: This category is best summarized in Leviticus 18:28, which passage also shows it as a trigger for wrath. “You must not lie carnally with your neighbor’s wife and thus defile yourself with her. You must not give any of your children to be sacrificed to Molech, for you must not profane the name of your God. I am the LORD. You must not lie with a man as with a woman; that is an abomination. You must not lie carnally with any animal, thus defiling yourself with it; a woman must not stand before an animal to mate with it; that is a perversion. Do not defile yourselves by any of these practices, for by all these things the nations I am driving out before you have defiled themselves. Even the land has become defiled, so I am punishing it for its sin, and the land will vomit out its inhabitants. … So if you defile the land, it will vomit you out as it spewed out the nations before you.”
Remember what God told Abraham when He bequeathed the Holy Land to him: “[Only] in the fourth generation will your descendants return here, for the iniquity of the Amorites (Canaanites) is not yet complete.” The sins had not fully accumulated to justify their desolation from the land.
There are only two remedies for the problem of accumulating sin. The first is Sabbath-keeping, which serves a sort-of spiritual pressure-release valve. As one of the original laws of Creation (Genesis 2:1-3), the Law of Sabbath pre-dates but is an essential tenet of the Mosaic Code in Leviticus 23:3 and 25:1-12, which chapters establish God’s worship-based time and order-keeping system of Feasts and Shemitahs (cycles of sevens) for what would eventually become known as Judeo-Christian civilization.
Leviticus 26 is entirely devoted to the issue of punishment for Sabbath-breaking, detailing a series of escalating punishments that grow more severe at each level, culminating in desolation from the land followed by rejection/destruction by God.
The only other remedy for accumulated sin is total, sincere repentance. But, importantly, if repentance comes only after the final punishment of desolation from the land, it will not spare the guilty of their consequences in this life, but only spare them from eternal separation from God. “But if they will confess their iniquity … then I will remember My covenant [but] the land will [remain] abandoned by them, and it will enjoy its Sabbaths by lying desolate without them. And they will pay the penalty for their iniquity, [but while] they are in the land of their enemies, I will not reject or despise them so as to destroy them.”
Thus, the true sin of Sabbath-breaking was in failing to relieve the land of the accumulation of sin. And, importantly, the two remedies of the Old Testament merged in Yeshua HaMashich (Jesus), Our Peace, per Ephesians 2:28, who IS the SABBATH for those who surrender to Him, per Matthew 11:28-30, by REPENTING of their unbelief, per John 3:18, robbing sin of its power, 1 Corinthians 15:56.
So under the New Covenant, Christ alone is the solution to the crisis of cumulative sin, while the rejection of Him by American society is the sole reason both blood-guilt and perversity have escalated seven-fold, per Leviticus 26: 23-25, since the 1950s, leading us to the judgment of 2020 and 21: “Though you withdraw into your cities [lockdowns], I will send a plague among you [the Plandemic], and you will be delivered into the hand of the enemy [election fraud].”
If this does not turn the nation back to Christ, the next step will be worse, because the Law of Cumulative Sin is still at work.
Note: This article is based upon teachings in Scott Lively’s book “The Prodigal Son Prophecy,” which may be freely accessed here.
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