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Know God in a Year #5 The Twisting of Religion

God is always on time, but never in a hurry.

The nation who was known as His chosen people had gotten far from Him. Originally, the Jewish system of sacrifice was to show that separation from God caused death. And all the symbols showed that God would come himself to make a rescue.

Satan twisted it in human minds; his whispers suggesting, the animals are taking your place—so God won’t kill you. Satan was once again busy creating religions where “worship” was pleasing angry gods. To the extent of getting humans to sacrifice their children–literally!

Even the Jewish religion, the one God designed, had become so different from what He wanted. If they had stayed close to God, They could have made them “the wise and understanding people” in the eyes of all the nations, as Moses described.* That was what They wanted–a nation that would represent Them as They really were.

They did have a few “real” men like Joseph and Daniel who won high positions and the respect of kings. But mostly Israel turned to God through suffering. Finally learning that favor depended on obedience. But they obeyed for the wrong reason—for gifts and protection. They didn’t know God intimately, didn’t long to hear Ruach speaking to their hearts.

Only by experiencing God in human form would broken humans be drawn to love Them and choose Them. Only love awakens love. Only in changing our perception of God would we change.

*Deuteronomy 4:6-9  Isaiah 1:2-4,  John 1:1-18

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