The effect of  sin upon the land and God’s grace

Scriptural Backup for the audio message, "Oh how God loves you" Part II

Our sins pollute the land, and it seems there are limits to how much it can take. These Scriptures show that all of creation longs for the return of Christ. God also says that we are ambassadors in Christ, so as we walk in nature singing praise or quietly walking with Him, how are the surroundings effected? Would prayer and a reminder that Christ is coming make a difference even to our environment? 

Leviticus 18:24 ‘Do not defile yourselves with any of these things; for by all these the nations are defiled which I cast out before you. And the land is defiled; therefore I do visit the iniquity thereof upon it, and the land vomits out its inhabitants. You shall therefore keep My statutes and My judgments, and shall not commit any of these abominations, either any of your own nation or any stranger who dwells among you  (for all these abominations have the men of the land done, who were before you, and thus the land is defiled),  lest the land vomit you out also when you defile it, as it vomited out the nations that were before you.

Jeremiah 3:1 They say, If a man divorces his wife, and she goes from him, and become another man's, may he return to her again? would not that land be greatly polluted? but you have played the harlot with many lovers; yet return again to Me, saith the LORD.  Lift up your eyes unto the high places, and see where you have not lain with men? By the road you have sat for them, like an Arabian in the wilderness; and you have polluted the land with your harlotries and your wickedness.

Numbers 35:33 So you shall not pollute the land where you are; for blood defiles the land, and no atonement can be made for the land, for the blood that is shed on it, except by the blood of him who shed it. Therefore do not defile the land which you inhabit, in the midst of which I dwell; for I the Lord dwell among the children of Israel.’”

Psalm 106:38 They even sacrificed their sons and their daughters to demons, and shed innocent blood, the blood of their sons and daughters, whom they sacrificed to the idols of Canaan; and the land was polluted with blood. Thus they were defiled by their own works, and played the harlot by their own deeds.

Jeremiah 12:10  “Many rulers have destroyed My vineyard, They have trodden My portion underfoot; They have made My pleasant portion a desolate wilderness. They have made it desolate; Desolate, it mourns to Me; The whole land is made desolate, because no one takes it to heart.

Hosea 4 “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. Therefore the land will mourn;

Romans 8:19 For the earnest expectation of the creation eagerly waits for the revealing of the sons of God. For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it in hope; because the creation itself also will be delivered from the bondage of corruption into the glorious liberty of the children of God. For we know that the whole creation groans and labors with birth pangs together until now

Genesis 3:17 Cursed is the ground for your sake

2 Cor 5:20 Now then, we are ambassadors for Christ, as though God were pleading through us: we implore you on Christ’s behalf, be reconciled to God. For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

Romans 10:15 “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the Gospel of peace, who bring glad tidings of good things!”

Isaiah 61:10 I will greatly rejoice in the Lord, my soul shall be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with the garments of salvation, He has covered me with the robe of righteousness,

Matthew 5:13 “You are the salt of the earth; but if the salt loses its flavor, how shall it be seasoned? It is then good for nothing but to be thrown out and trampled underfoot by men. “You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden. Nor do they light a lamp and put it under a basket, but on a lampstand, and it gives light to all who are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven.

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