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On This Memorial Day

On this Memorial Day, the nation is crying out and looking for answers to the recent tragic shootings and so many innocent lives lost.
The article below is from the book, A Closer Look at Prophecy by Richard and Tina Kleiss.
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The prophet Hosea detailed the causes of Israel’s downfall.  The list below is worth reviewing because it mirrors society today.  (Scriptures are from the New King James Version)
• “…There is no truth or mercy or knowledge of God in the land. By swearing and lying, killing and stealing and committing adultery, they break all restraint, with bloodshed upon bloodshed.”  – Hosea 4:1b-2
• “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. you have rejected knowledge.. you have forgotten the law of your God.” -Hosea 4:6
• “The more they increased, the more they sinned against Me…” – Hosea 4.7
• “Their drink is rebellion, they commit harlotry continually. Her rulers dearly love dishonor.” – Hosea 4:18
• “They do not direct their deeds toward turning to their God.. .they do not know the LORD.” – Hosea 5:4
• “They have dealt treacherously with the LORD, for they have begotten pagan children.” – Hosea 5:7
•  Israel “willingly walked by human precepts.” – Hosea 5:11b
• “For your faithfulness is like a morning cloud and like early dew it goes away.” – Hosea 6:4
• “…They transgressed the covenant.. .they commit lewdness.” – Hosea, 6:7, 9
• “…They have fled from Me.. .they have spoken lies against Me.”  -Hosea 7:13
• “For Israel has forgotten her Maker……- Hosea 8:14
• “Because you trusted in your own way, in the multitude of your mighty men. Therefore, tumult shall arise among your people.. – Hosea 10:13-14
• “They were filled and their heart was exalted; therefore, they forgot Me.” – Hosea 13:6
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My note:  The answer to the problems of Israel, America, and any nation, is also contained in the Bible:  2 Chronicles 7:14, “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.”  (KJV)