Friday, October 28, 2011

This land now and then

"The LORD appeared to Abram and said: To your descendants I will give this land. So Abram built an altar there to the LORD who had appeared to him" (Genesis 12: 7)

The land of Canaan promised to Abraham by God is a type and shadow of heaven.  Jesus said, “The Kingdom of God is among you.”  It means that for those who have accepted Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, the Kingdom of God is something that is already here and now.  For the Kingdom of God means the complete reign of God in a person.  When this dominion takes place in a soul, the person experiences the gifts of the Holy Spirit of which the chief is peace or shalom.  The fullness of the Kingdom of God is something that is there and then. The Kingdom of God will come in the end when the elect will enjoy the eschatological Banquet of the Lamb.  “Blessed are those who are invited in the wedding of the Lamb.” 

Thursday, October 27, 2011

A good and specious land

"Therefore I have come down to rescue them from the power of the Egyptians and lead them up from that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey, the country of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Girgashites, the Hivites and the Jebusites." (Exodus 3: 8)

Exodus 3:8 is one of my PL scriptures.  Why?  The Enterprise is a type and shadow of the Exodus.  God saw my plight and came and rescued me from the power of the enemy.  The name of Jesus is Yeshua, which means Savior.  The name says what it is and it does what it says.  God’s plan for my life is an excellent plan (Jeremiah 29:11).  Not only did God rescue me from the enemy, but He leads me into a land that is good and spacious, flowing with milk and honey.  This land that is good and specious, flowing with milk and honey is the image of Heaven, our permanent residence.  Here on earth, the Promised Land is also the country of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Hivites and Jebusites.  All these nationalities are types and shadows of people opposed to the kingdom of God.