God is very clear about a time that is coming when modern day Israel (including the USA, the UK, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Jews) will be taken captive and be scattered among the nations due to their disobedience to God’s laws. We find this clearly explained in Leviticus 26 and how this will come about. These events come in four different stages where God will increase His punishment on Israel to bring them to repentance. Each time He increases the punishment seven times.
In Leviticus 26:14-17 we find the first stage. God states that if they reject His laws and fail to follow His commands, Hewill cause horrific diseases to devastate them! Their crops will be planted in vain as their enemies will consume them. Their enemies will defeat them and rule over them. They will flee when no one is pursuing them. Leviticus 26:18-20 states if after all this they still will not listen and will not repent of their sins, He will punish them seven times over. He will break the pride of their power and the land will not produce food due to drought conditions.
In Leviticus 26:21-23 is the second stage. If they continue to refuse to listen and obey, He will cause wild beasts to attack and destroy their livestock and the people, making them so few in population that their roads will be deserted.
Leviticus 26: 24-26 is the third stage. God continues to warn thatif they still will not repent and obey, He will punish them yet another seven times for their sins. He will cause disease and pestilence to decimate them. They will fall into the hands of their enemies due to their weakness. God will cut off their supply of food so that ten women or families will bake bread in one oven and they will divide it among themselves and yet it will not be enough to keep them from being hungry – a sign of famine.
Leviticus 26: 27-39 is the fourth stage. God continues to pour out His fury seven times more due to their stubborn unwillingness to repent. The unthinkable will occur when they will eat the flesh of their own children because they are starving! The cities are laid waste, the land is desolate and their enemies will be astonished by what they see happen to this rebellious people. Modern day Israel will be taken captive by their enemies. They will have become so weakened and terrorized by all they have experienced they will be fearful at the smallest of sounds and unable to stand before their enemy.
Notice each stage is increased by seven times more punishment! All because they refuse to repent and obey God’s laws.
Leviticus 26:40-45 explains what will become of those who remain alive after all these horrible events take place. If they will repent, our merciful God will forgive them and restore them once again. We will be able to assist in this restoration if we continue to be loyal servants of God and yield ourselves to Him as He guides and directs us with His Holy Spirit in His truth, and continue in the work He has given us to do. We are to warn the nations of their impending disaster if they refuse to obey Him! The warnings are clear!