Today's Christian thought:

A land flowing with milk and honey.

Tuesday September 9th, 2003 Have you ever given the description the Lord gave to the land that He gave to His people Israel, a land flowing with milk and honey, any real thought? On it's face, the description "a land flowing with milk and honey;" doesn't sound all that impressive, or does it?

Milk comes from cows, goats and sheep. Honey comes from bees. But for cows, sheep and goats to produce milk, they have to have plenty of fresh green pasture. For bees to give honey they have to have plenty of flowers, fruits and vegetables to gather pollen from as they pollinate the plants. So, a land flowing with milk and honey would be a rich land, a land with plenty of fresh green vegetables, flowers, fruit and pasture.

How rich was this land the Lord gave to the children of Israel, this "land flowing with milk and honey;"?

Let's take a look at what this land sustained:

And Solomon offered a sacrifice of peace offerings, which he offered unto the LORD, two and twenty thousand oxen, and a hundred and twenty thousand sheep. So the king and all the children of Israel dedicated the house of the LORD. (1Kings 8:63)

Solomon offered up 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep. Now, you know that was not all the sheep and oxen in this land the Lord gave to His people, the children of Israel. This "land flowing with milk and honey;". But, look there is more, now before we go on, let us think for a moment, they had no trouble numbering sheep and oxen when there were 22,000 oxen and 120,000 sheep, so imagine how many sheep and oxen there had to be for them to not be able to even count them.

Then Solomon assembled the elders of Israel, and all the heads of the tribes, the chief of the fathers of the children of Israel, unto Jerusalem, to bring up the ark of the covenant of the LORD out of the city of David, which is Zion. Wherefore all the men of Israel assembled themselves unto the king in the feast which was in the seventh month.

And all the elders of Israel came; and the Levites took up the ark. And they brought up the ark, and the tabernacle of the congregation, and all the holy vessels that were in the tabernacle, these did the priests and the Levites bring up.

Also king Solomon, and all the congregation of Israel that were assembled unto him before the ark, sacrificed sheep and oxen, which could not be told nor numbered for multitude. (2 Chronicles 5:2-6)

When Solomon was dedicating the Temple of the Lord, the sacrifice was such that they could not count the oxen and sheep that were sacrificed. So how rich was that land that the Lord describes as "a land flowing with milk and honey;"? Richer than anything you and I can even imagine. Yet, in 1940, all of Israel, just like it's neighboring countries was waste land desert. Between the time the Lord gave this land to the children of Jacob, and 100 AD, God took this beautiful land, "a land flowing with milk and honey;" and turned it into a waste land.

Why? What did the people of Israel do that was so bad? They worshipped strange gods instead of the one and only true and living God. They offered up their babies, both in and out of the womb to satan as blood sacrifices. And they started trying to cheat God.

Let us in the USA learn from the mistakes of the children of Israel, let's not repeat them, let's not push God into the corner that the Israelites did. Let's make Him King of our lives, let's stop offering up babies to satan as blood sacrifices called abortions, and let's stop trying to cheat God out of what is His, us.

All Scripture is quoted, in both sermons and daily thoughts, except when done by a guest, is from the ACP/authorized 1611 King James Version. The words in red are those quotes of God the Son, the Lord Jesus and the words in purple are those qoutes spoken directly by God the Father and the words in this sickly greenish color are of satan. But all of the Bible is spoken by God and should be viewed as God's handbook for us to run our lives by 2 Timothy 3:16.


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