LCG: Proclaim Liberty


Here is some of a commentary today from the Living Church of God:

By Rod Reynolds | Thursday, October 13, 2011
The common condition of the majority of mankind down through history has been one of bondage. For example, in the mid-nineteenth century, out of some 60 million Russians, about 50 million were serfs–enduring a form of bondage little better than abject slavery. The word “serf” comes from a Latin word meaning “slave.” Adding several million who were conscripted into the army and others in prison or other forms of bondage, fewer than 10 percent of the Russian population had anything like what we would consider personal freedom.
In the whole of Europe during the Middle Ages, fewer than 10 percent of the population were free men. Yet, liberty seems to be an innate desire in human beings. The quest for liberty is what drove many of the early colonists to North American shores, even many of those who began their quest as indentured servants. The nation was forged and established on ideals of individual liberty that had largely been denied in places from which the immigrants had come…

But the liberty that was instrumental in forming the basis for the remarkable blessings and prosperity its peoples have enjoyed for some 200 years is fast slipping away. The English-speaking peoples have turned their backs on the Creator who is the author of every blessing, including liberty.

Scripture warns us where our sins will lead if we do not repent. “Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything, therefore you shall serve your enemies, whom the Lord will send against you…” (Deuteronomy 28:47-48). Other scriptures give more details of the slavery that awaits our peoples unless we repent.

After a brief period of punishment, mercifully, God will redeem our peoples out of captivity and restore their freedom. The fall festivals of God, the Feast of Trumpets, Atonement, Tabernacles, and the Last Great Day, picture in various ways the ultimate liberty—not only of physical Israel, but of all peoples and nations who are willing to learn God’s way of life. “Proclaim liberty throughout all the land” is one of the themes of these festivals (Leviticus 25:10).

For more information about the remarkable and exciting future awaiting our planet, read our informative booklets The United States and Great Britain in Prophecy and The Holy Days: God’s Master Plan.

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Three articles of possibly related interest may include:

Did Early Christians Observe the Fall Holy Days? Did they? Did Jesus? Should you?

The Feast of Tabernacles: A Time for Christians? Is this pilgrimage holy day still valid? Does it teach anything relevant for today’s Christians?

Holy Day Calendar This is a listing of the biblical holy days through 2017, with their Roman calendar dates. They are really hard to observe if you do not know when they occur 🙂

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