Thursday, April 30, 2015

Up Speech-The Media's Rising Inflection of Uncertainty

With so much legal and illegal immigration to the U.S.A. the inflection pattern known as up-speech has become ubiquitous in the radio broadcast media. It conveys the idea of uncertainty and tentativeness-floating over what one says as if expecting reproach by a superior. When up speech is used by those with power it seems disingenuous. It seems a way to put on the camouflage on oppression by those oppressing. There may be many rhetorical tricks of the trade.

One can imagine Bill Gates or General Patton using up-speech in giving orders to inferiors...’I am going to take my tank division and run over the Krauts tomorrow?’ Inferiors would know where they would be spending their day instead of answering something in doubt or incredulity expressed in a rhetorical question. When up speech is used from a down speak standpoint to one's betters it is somewhat normative yet when reversed it seems to express incredulity. When used incessantly it seems _____.

King David was said to be of ruddy complexion. The root word used was the same as that describing Adam and brown-red dirt. One can imagine an American Jews asking someone with rising up-speech incredulity-'you think David was an American Indian'?

If police with English as a second language skills had up speech inflected traits it might be confusing to use with 'suspects' apprehended in armed robbery. Yet if arrested in a bank robbery after resisting arrest, the euphemism of ‘suspect’ might be consistent with ‘you have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you in a court of law?’ If the broadcast media have many illegal alien announcers with poor English language skills, the sometimes used by public radio ‘journalists’ also becomes understandable.

For native English speakers departing from usual inflection patterns provide tale-tells of emotion or stress that might provide information for itself. The up-speech patterns simply provide disinformation used outside the normal tentative, questioning, conditional approval paradigm. Yet that is o.k. for the broadcast media that misinforms or selectively misdirects public attention away from their own interests.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Increasing Numbers in the Kingdom of God (video)

When Kenneth Gentry published his works on post-millennialism in 1989 and 1994 it changed things quite a bit. To my knowledge it wasn't ever so easy to get a theological understanding of the teleological course of history. Developing a synoptic historical perspective from Adam and Eve unto Jesus in the first century and the establishment of the kingdom of God for the balance of human history before his physical return to wrap matters up just isn't something church going Christians are aware of, and they should. It is a great improvement in understanding comparable to having Newton or Einstein's theory principles down...difficult at first as it is first brought out to the general public then simple for people after they 'get it'.

I have written a synopsis myself-an early effort, and hope many more will develop synoptic scriptural works of God accounts describing purpose and process of the history from a human perspective of course. Following is the transcript of my synopsis and a video where its read. I am sure that it isn't challenging to make a better synoptic history presentation....

Increasing Numbers in the Kingdom of God

If Stephen's martyrdom discourse wasn't the first sermon of the Christian era it is a role model for an historical-analytical theological popular evangelium isn't it? Thus one could write…

When God began talking with Abraham explaining his future to him about 2000 B.C. the Jewish time in Egyptian captivity of 400 years was mentioned. Moses was a liberator like Jesus leading the chosen people of a nation of priests ministering the word of God to the world to the Promised Land. The Promised Land was what came to be regarded as national Israel-where a worldly king was desired by the Jews-God wanted the Jews to have Himself as their king, but he gave them what they wanted. The people of Israel were given Saul who met them out searching for his lost ass. Saul was replaced by David soon-a guy that God liked, and a Davidic heir ruler of Israel that was everlasting was promised by God. Jesus Christ appeared about a 1000 years later to be and become the eternal King of a spiritual nation of Israel. Mary was a descendant of David. God found a way to overcome political and social misdirection of the chosen people and everyone else. Several matters were accomplished by that.

The Israeli Jews were chosen to be a nation of priests administering the word of God to the world as good examples following the laws of God given by Moses. Plainly human beings were not capable of following the letter of the law yet it was their spiritual demeanor that was off. Laws of God were only given for the benefit of mankind. It is needful to have a right relationship with God. That’s the reason why mankind was created in the first place. Adam and Eve sinned and strayed from the right relationship with God. They were cast out of a non-thermodynamic Eden into a created Universe with thermodynamics where lived the unsaved. They increased, multiplied yet forever needed a savior to provide the spiritual righteousness for them they lacked and were not capable of developing.

In the Garden of Eden as God read his verdict to the wayward couple a protoevangelium was given-a good news paradigm in a minimal form. Christians take it as a the start of development in history of a salvation teleology of God with a descendant through Eve rising to be an eternal king. That eternal king is the Lord Jesus Christ.

Prophecies abound in the Old Testament describing the Shepherd-King-servant from the House of David. Jesus Christ fulfilled those prophecies and fulfilled the purpose of the law too. Those of faith have a right relationship to God given through the mediation of the Son and his atoning sacrifice. His kingdom-the eternal kingdom of David, was established in the life of Christ. It will increase to become a majority of the population one day before the Lord returns physically to wrap things up.

The kingdom of God is a spiritual affair. The Eden of Adam and Eve was different than the mundane world too. Perhaps it was of a nature the resurrected Christ appeared from unto the disciples with a body that was partly yet not completely other than human or completely spirit. When the covenant of the Lord with anyone with faith in Him was established the laws were fulfilled, the material temple of Herod became superfluous, and the veil of the curtain in the temple was torn asunder. Eventually even national Israel was destroyed in tribulation. It was spiritual Israel, that is the Kingdom of God, in which the eternal kingdom of God was a promise fulfilled.

That makes one understand why so many Christians with a pre-tribulation point of view fail to understand the simple historical development of spiritual correction and maturity God provided working with humanity the past 4000 years; it isn’t so simple to understand-it requires a rather large grasp upon human history and theology with the right way of interpreting the Bible. Even so the consequences of failing to comprehend the historical development of God’s plan for the people of the world tend to lead to fatalism with a desire to be on the other side.

Being on the other side in heaven is not a sufficient or adequate Christian response to the challenges of life. Christians should be actively working now to increase the numbers of the kingdom of God and transform being a Christian into being aware of one’s purpose as a minister of God to a troubled world mired in original sin. Transforming the world into one with a Christian majority make require a substantial time. There may be vicissitudes in numbers; there is not prophesy that it is a linear evolution of conversion unto the faith of most people.

Looking toward another world when this one is a place that God created and where the kingdom of God is already present may not be the best response to the word of God. Christians should work where they are and not simply wait until sometime, someplace, some-world else. If humanity were created from fundamental mass elements of the creation-say bosons and quarks, with so many cosmological questions unanswered and unanswerable, they must needs have humility about being in relation to an eternal God who loves them if saved. Otherwise they are a scruffy, sinful lot of egoists that without containment would aspire to the heights of Satan as rivals (foolishly) to God. Humanity made from the star-dust of the Universe with water added were to be able to mature with the good example of the Lord, and with his provided righteousness of salvation, to work together to create a better world and world ecosphere for-themselves so far as possible before the second, physical coming of Christ. Innovating a modern priesthood of believers church structure organization where all actively engage in learning, liturgy and sharing socially is one way to move forward in actualizing the will of God.



Dark Energy; A New and Bigger Blunder?

Dark energy is posited by some to be the power driving space to expand at an increasing rate. Or perhaps it might be that large clumps of ossified energy (mass) in concentrations of galactic scale are repelling one another and putting more miles between them. In electromagnetism the same charge repels the same and attracts the opposite. If that relationship were changed it might spell the doom of all life rather quickly.

Still one wonders if the issue is about large clumps of mass repelling mass as some sort of dark side partner of the gravitational force, maybe a quirk of power not entangled in the Higgs field or an accounting technicality within that field of boson-quark, graviton relationships. Seriously though I wonder about space itself; could it be that it is always expanding and it just seems to be increasing its pace (apparent rate of change) because of changes of mass in the gravitational field the Universe?

If space were itself to expand at all as a vacuum one would think that would be in its dimensions and in what makes dimensions exist though nothing at all. If space is an apparent phenomenon with mass appearing within it as a hologram with relativistic characteristics then some might explain space as a membrane or several large membranes intersecting one another and themselves drifting about the meta-space at different velocities in relation to one another, or perhaps in-themselves moving at different velocities because of intrinsic properties or because of some initial acceleration by a larger membrane or field structure.

If space is expanding faster would it be some or all of its dimensions increasing? If they increase equally then what is the explanation for that? Wouldn't that tend to neutralize the criteria a membrane context of spatial dimensions?

There are innumerable things to consider regarding hypothetical dark energy, cosmological constants or variables of repulsion or attraction, and meta-space. There is pletiiful potential for discovering a new bigger blunder of physics.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

How Would a 90 Degree F Wind Blowin Into The Arctic Ocean Affect Global Temperature?

It is difficult to accurately predict long term weather changes sometimes that take into account climate change. If there is continental warming and ice decreases in mid-Siberia or Canada and wind patterns alter as warm high pressures flow north in the summer, I wonder if that would have the potential into affect Arctic Sea temperature a or additional weather and wind flow relationships quickly? Its just a thought-I have no training as a weatherman. I simply imagined being a warm summer wind somehow forming that flowed to the Arctic Sea coast.

Moses; A Man of God

Deuteronomy 18:15-22'The Lord your God shall raise up a prophet like me, from among you and your countrymen and you shall listen to him.
Image: Russian Orthodox Icon of Moses and the Burning Bush
 Moses; his name is synonymous with liberation. Moses led Jewish slaves from Egyptian captivity across the desert, through the Red Sea and into the wilderness of Sinai where after some 40 years of preparation under the supervision of God the Jews of the Exodus went into the Promised Land. Moses is the quintessential man of God of the same faith as Abraham, Isaac, Jacob and Joseph before him, and as David after.
Yet who is Moses one might ask. The Wikipedia entry for Moses relates of his name that; "(/ˈmoʊzɪz, -zɪs/;[1] HebrewמֹשֶׁהModern Moshe Tiberian Mōšéh ISO 259-3 MošeGreekMωϋσς MōÿsēsSyriacܡܘܫܐ Moushe;Arabicموسى‎ Mūsā in both the Septuagint and the New Testament) was, according to the Hebrew Bible, a former Egyptian prince later turnedprophet, religious leader and lawgiver, to whom the authorship of the Torah is traditionally attributed. Also called Moshe Rabbenu in Hebrew (מֹשֶׁה רַבֵּנוּLit. "Moses our Teacher/Rabbi"), he is the most important prophet in Judaism.[2][3] "

Moses was named by Pharoah's daughter who raised him as her own. Moses was adopted. He had been set adrift in the Nile River in a woven basked/ark by hi natural mother who was trying to save him from a decree by Pharaoh Ramses II (probably) that all newborn Hebrew children be slaughtered. Pharaoh was forcing zero population growth on the Jews. The Jews were increasing their numbers too much and presented a perceived threat to security.

What does the name Moses or Moshe mean? Citing the Wikipedia article again we read that; "Moses' name is given to him by Pharaoh's daughter: "He became her son, and she named him Moshe (Moses)." This name may be either Egyptian or Hebrew. If connected to an Egyptian root, via msy "to be born" and ms, "a son", it forms a wordplay: "he became her son, and she named him Son." There should, however, be a divine element to the name Moses (bearers of the Egyptian name are the "son of" a god, as in Thutmose, "son of Thut"), and his full name may therefore have included the name of one of the Egyptian gods. Most scholars agree that the name is Egyptian, and that the Hebrew etymology is a later interpretation, but if the name is from a Hebrew root then it is connected to the verb "to draw out": "I drew him (masha) out of the water," states Pharaoh's daughter, possibly looking forward to Moses at the well in Midian, or to his role in saving Israel at the Red Sea."

Scholars have various dates for the life of Moses ranging from 1700 B.C. to the twelfth century B.C. Hebrew scholars prefer the more recent date. It works out well with the Old Testament chronology of the post-exilic Jews unto the late 11th B.C.  century establishment of Jerusalem as David's capital city of Israel. Excavations of ancient city sites and interpretations of locations of the Mountain where Moses received the ten commandments, as well as for the location and circumstances of the crossing of the Red Sea (I inferred a tsunami and tidal withdrawal several years ago, and that published concept occurred in a recent (2014) movie 'Exodus'  to good effect. My thought was that the tidal wave precursor draw-down and following tsunami may have been one associated with the catastrophic volcanic eruption and destruction of the island that was the capital of the Minoan culture at   Theira/Santorini in that time period.

The first actual mention of the Israelis in recorded history was found fairly recently on the Meneptah Stela in Israel. Meneptah was the son of Ramses II and the brother of Moses through adoption. There is a remarkable coincidence of events and grace in the life of Moses indicating his pre-determinism as a divine tool. The Ark of the Covenant carrying the chosen people to return the homeland of their forefathers Abraham, Isaac, Jacob et al was comparable to the ark that brought the infant Moses to a new home. The infant Moses would learn the secular laws of Pharaoh, yet the adult Moses would receive the laws of God-the Ten Commandments, in the Sinai at Mount Horeb.

Abraham received the word of God hundreds of years before about the future captivity and increase of the Jews in the land of Goshen-Egypt. The following events occurred and comprise the story of Moses.

Genesis 15:13 "And he said unto Abram, Know of a surety that thy seed shall be
a stranger in a land that is not their's, and shall serve them; and they
shall afflict them four hundred years;
14 And also that nation, whom they shall serve, will I judge: and
afterward shall they come out with great substance.
15 And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in
a good old age.
16 But in the fourth generation they shall come hither again: for the
iniquity of the Amorites is not yet full.
17 And it came to pass, that, when the sun went down, and it was
dark, behold a smoking furnace, and a burning lamp that passed
between those pieces.
18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying,
Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the
great river, the river Euphrates"

This great promise of God to Abraham occurs in the book of Genesis chapter 22. It is a remarkable book that takes one from the creation of the Universe to the development of the covenant with a people who would serve as a nation of priests. The next book is that of Exodus. Exodus is the story of Moses and of his life. It is the story of the chosen people moving to their destined place in the next stage of God's reclamation project of human life on Earth, and the descendants of Adam and Eve, from bondage to original sin and unreflective materialism.

Moses is sometimes taken as a role model for Jesus Christ as a liberator leading people from captivity and bondage (sin) to the promised land of the kingdom of God. While Moses led his people in faith and in a spiritual way he also brought them materially out of Egypt and to the Promised Land, though he died just outside it and was not allowed to enter for being unwilling because of lack of confidence to be the public speaker for God with his brother Arron appointed in his stead.

John the Baptist and Moses were great Jewish leaders bringing those of faith toward the Promised Land yet stopping just short. Faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to enter the promised land of the kingdom of God in the ultimate covenant.

As a young man Moses encountered an Egyptian abusing a Hebrew slave and smote him. Moses chose to flee the realm of Pharaoh as a fugitive. He journeyed to the Sinai and met the priest of Midian.

Exodus 2 "11  And it came to pass in those days, when Moses was grown,
that he went out unto his brethren, and looked on their burdens: and
he spied an Egyptian smiting an Hebrew, one of his brethren.
12 And he looked this way and that way, and when he saw that
there was no man, he slew the Egyptian, and hid him in the sand.
13 And when he went out the second day, behold, two men of the
Hebrews strove together: and he said to him that did the wrong,
Wherefore smitest thou thy fellow?
14 And he said, Who made thee a prince and a judge over us?
intendest thou to kill me, as thou killedst the Egyptian? And Moses
feared, and said, Surely this thing is known.
15 Now when Pharaoh heard this thing, he sought to slay Moses.
But Moses fled from the face of Pharaoh, and dwelt in the land of
Midian: and he sat down by a well.
16 Now the priest of Midian had seven daughters: and they came
and drew water, and filled the troughs to water their father's flock.
17 And the shepherds came and drove them away: but Moses stood
up and helped them, and watered their flock ye are come so soon to day?
19 And they said, An Egyptian delivered us out of the hand of the
shepherds, and also drew water enough for us, and watered the flock.
20 And he said unto his daughters, And where is he? why is it that
ye have left the man? call him, that he may eat bread.
21 And Moses was content to dwell with the man: and he gave
Moses Zipporah his daughter.
22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he
said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.
23 ¶ And it came to pass in process of time, that the king of Egypt
died: and the children of Israel sighed by reason of the bondage, and
they cried, and their cry came up unto God by reason of the bondage.
24 And God heard their groaning, and God remembered his
covenant with Abraham, with Isaac, and with Jacob.
25 And God looked upon the children of Israel, and God had respect
unto them."

The third chapter of Exodus reports the great commission given to Moses from God.
Exodus 3:1 "Now Moses kept the flock of Jethro his father in law, the priest of
Midian: and he led the flock to the backside of the desert, and came to
the mountain of God, even to Horeb.
2 And the angel of the LORD appeared unto him in a flame of fire
out of the midst of a bush: and he looked, and, behold, the bush
burned with fire, and the bush was not consumed.
3 And Moses said, I will now turn aside, and see this great sight,
why the bush is not burnt.
4 And when the LORD saw that he turned aside to see, God called
unto him out of the midst of the bush, and said, Moses, Moses. And he
said, Here am I.
5 And he said, Draw not nigh hither: put off thy shoes from off thy
feet, for the place whereon thou standest is holy ground.
6 Moreover he said, I am the God of thy father, the God of Abraham,
the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob. And Moses hid his face; for
he was afraid to look upon God.
7 ¶ And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my
people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their
taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the
Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and
a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the
Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and
the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
9 Now therefore, behold, the cry of the children of Israel is come
unto me: and I have also seen the oppression wherewith the
Egyptians oppress them.
10 Come now therefore, and I will send thee unto Pharaoh, that thou
mayest bring forth my people the children of Israel out of Egypt.
11 ¶ And Moses said unto God, Who am I, that I should go unto
Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of
Egypt?
12 And he said, Certainly I will be with thee; and this shall be a token
unto thee, that I have sent thee: When thou hast brought forth the people out of Egypt, ye shall serve God upon this mountain.
13 And Moses said unto God, Behold, when I come unto the
children of Israel, and shall say unto them, The God of your fathers
hath sent me unto you; and they shall say to me, What is his name?
what shall I say unto them?
14 And God said unto Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and he said, Thus
shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, I AM hath sent me unto you.
15 And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto
the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of
Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto
you: this is my name for ever, and this is my memorial unto all
generations.
16 Go, and gather the elders of Israel together, and say unto them,
The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, of Isaac, and of
Jacob, appeared unto me, saying, I have surely visited you, and seen
that which is done to you in Egypt:
17 And I have said, I will bring you up out of the affliction of Egypt
unto the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites,
and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, unto a land
flowing with milk and honey.
18 And they shall hearken to thy voice: and thou shalt come, thou
and the elders of Israel, unto the king of Egypt, and ye shall say unto
him, The LORD God of the Hebrews hath met with us: and now let us
go, we beseech thee, three days' journey into the wilderness, that we
may sacrifice to the LORD our God.
19 ¶ And I am sure that the king of Egypt will not let you go, no, not
by a mighty hand.
20 And I will stretch out my hand, and smite Egypt with all my
wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let
you go."

Moses growing up virtually as a prince of Egypt was uniquely positioned to receive education in the royal court in writing and yet experience the spoken language of Jews. As an educated Egyptian he may well have read not only hieroglyphs but cuneaform from Babylon too. It is quite a credible inference that he was the inventor of the Hebrew aleph-beth based on phonetic (Phoenician?) or phonemes (sounds) represented with symbols. Not only did Moses receive the Ten Commandments he was able to write them in a new written language. Moses gave the Ten Commandments and the language form to write them in to mankind.
In Deuteronomy the leadership of Moses as God's instrument to bring the Jews into shape for taking possession of the Promised Land continues.  His words continue the development of Israel for God's purpose given to Abraham, and like those of Abraham are also prophetic of the future of Israel.

Moses is said to have written the first five books of the Old Testament, and that is credible. Moses was perhaps the first truly literate Israeli with the social position of leadership and financial capacity to gather the traditional Jewish history and write it down. Besides Genesis there are the books of Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy. The latter four books are written of Moses' life work and related event including prophetic matters. Who better to write the books than Moses?

 Quite some time passes from the end of the life of Moses to the founding of the Kingdom of David and Courts of Solomon and Rehoboam where a great assembly and redaction of Moses' written works from an earlier time may have occurred. The J writer may have updated and upgraded Moses' works that themselves may have been handed down by generations of scribes. It may not be presently known how much the original written language created by Moses changed over the years until the time of Solomon. The Great Vowel Shift in England changed pronunciation, and one knows that works written in the Elizabethan era can be challenging for some modern English speakers to read, although the difference between Old English, Middle and Modern are far greater. Consider the Hymn of Caedmon, and of 'God and his modeg panc'- 'mind plans'. Perhaps ancient Hebrew was evolved a little to make the aleph-beth more functional.

Deuteronomy Chapter 4
1 "Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go
in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth
you.
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall
ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the
LORD your God which I command you.
3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal-peor: for
all the men that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed
them from among you.
4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every
one of you this day.
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the
LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land
whither ye go to possess it.
6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your
understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these
statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding
people.
7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto
them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and
judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou
forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart
from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy
sons' sons;
10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in
Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together,
and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all
the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach
their children.
11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the
mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness,
clouds, and thick darkness.
12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye
heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a
voice.
13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded
you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon
two tables of stone.
14 ¶ And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you
statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye
go over to possess it.
15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no
manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in
Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the
similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any
winged fowl that flieth in the air,
18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the
likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven,
shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the
LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the
iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of
inheritance, as ye are this day.
21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and
sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in
unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an
inheritance:
22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall
go over, and possess that good land.
23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the
LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven
image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath
forbidden thee.
24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
25 ¶ When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye
shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves,
and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do
evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye
shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over
Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall
utterly be destroyed.
27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall
be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead
you.
28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood
and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt
find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon
thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and
shalt be obedient unto his voice;
31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake
thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which
he sware unto them.
32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee,
since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the
one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such
thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?
33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst
of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst
of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by
war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great
terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt
before your eyes?
35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD
he is God; there is none else beside him.
36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might
instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed
after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out
of Egypt;
38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than
thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it
is this day.
39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the
LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there
is none else.
40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments,
which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with
thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon
the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever."

The following passage from Deuteronomy 4 might be taken as having occurred in the subsequent Babylonian captivity, yet also refers to Israel in latter times, or end times, during the first century tribulation when the Temple was destroyed, Jerusalem devastated, perhaps a half million Jews killed and the diaspora begun. The covenant given unto Abraham, Moses and David may be singular here as it brought the people into a right relationship with God. The covenant renewed with the Lord Jesus Christ.

Deut. 4:29 "But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt
find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon
thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and
shalt be obedient unto his voice;
31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake
thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which
he sware unto them."



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