The Righteous shall possess the Land
And they of the south shall possess the mount of Esau; and they of the plain the Philistines: and they shall possess the fields of Ephraim, and the fields of Samaria: and Benjamin shall possess Gilead.
Abraham was promised the land from the river of Egypt unto the river Euphrates. The land of the various tribes like the Hittites, Amorites, Canaanites etc. and we see Abraham got none of that, even today the Jews have not had that land during any period in the pass. They are still struggling and lost millions of lives fighting for the earthly land. Yet we see Abraham was satisfied in the Lord and did not pursue any land.
Jews and even many Christians still hope that one day the Jews will have the promise fulfilled and they will get the land earmarked in Genesis 15:18-21. I have last time pointed out that the Lord stated this land to be a land where milk and honey flows! Does it sound like a fairy-tale land; does a land give milk and honey? Abraham took along with him to the land the cattle that produced the milk. His cattle were not starving before and if one sees the geographical and agricultural stats of the land he was in and went to there was not a sky and land difference between them. No doubt it was better but not something to die for.
When Jesus came He did not pursue any land, nor people of a land. He commissioned His disciples to every part of the world and not only the Jewish territory or the Middle-East.
God is God of the world and not just of the Jews. He created the whole universe and all the beings within. He is mindful of all the beings He created. The Angels called the Bible the book of Life and not Book of the Jews. We all know we will all are one day going to die and will leave this earth, this world and this body of flesh. Are we going to dwell on this earth as spirits to possess a land? Why did God promise a land? Even during the time of David when he ruled over the maximum territory as an Israelite king yet he did not possess all the land earmarked by the Lord but made peace deals with the people of some of the lands.
One would be amazed when one studies Bible scriptures with its true understanding God really and truly did not promise a land but something else and Abraham being aware of it in Christ was satisfied to receive it.
Today's message talks of the south possessing the mount of Esau, the plains of the Philistines, the fields of Ephraim and the fields of Samaria. This prophecy is yet not fulfilled and where are the south (Jews) to fulfil this prophecy. Some people think the Jews will come back is power to fulfil it. They should realize if that was so, then neither the Holy Spirit nor Jesus would lead His disciples to come out from among the Jews and be called Christians. We Christians would have still being Jews possibly another sect like the many sects that exist among them.
God is not a liar nor impotent to fulfil His Word. The time for this prophecy is at hand. The prophecy truly says the righteous will possess the land and the land that they will possess is the souls of the Muslims, people who pursue worldly progress (like name, fame, power etc.), prosperity Gospel seekers and the Catholics.
Like I pointed in my previous message we are in the Church of Sardis, the period of evangelizing when the Church will spread to the far corners of the world. We are in the time of harvest. God is preparing the hearts of the people for us to reach out to and bring them to Him. We do not have to be afraid of these people or worry if they would come to the Lord or no. We should imitate the Israelite at war in the Old Testament, when the Lord told them the enemy was given unto them and the victory was theirs, they did not bother what was the ratio between them and the enemy. They did not bother it they were 1 to a 1000 or 10000. They just went into the battle and the Lord did fulfil His promise.
Today we may live in a country having maximum numbers of unbelievers, the Lord is telling us He has given these souls unto us and we just need to reach out to them with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We just need to trust the Lord, identify people if the person falls in these 4 categories and if they do then just go for them for the victory is ours. If one analyses people outside these 4 categories are like living dead spirits that have no purpose in life and live just to die. The Gospel is only for people who love life (even if their actions show otherwise).
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord, we thank You for bringing us into the this world at the time of harvest. We thank You for all the efforts our brethren before us have done and the seeds they have sowed among the people so that we can bring these seeds to life by spreading your Gospel and bring these souls to You. Help us Lord to discern the people and to identify your people from among the children of Satan that do not know You and hate You...
This prayer we make in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference ]
18 In the same day the LORD made a covenant with Abram, saying, Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates:
19 The Kenites, and the Kenizzites, and the Kadmonites,
20 And the Hittites, and the Perizzites, and the Rephaims,
21 And the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Girgashites, and the Jebusites.
7 And the LORD said, I have surely seen the affliction of my people which are in Egypt, and have heard their cry by reason of their taskmasters; for I know their sorrows;
8 And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
Exodus 13:5 - And it shall be when the LORD shall bring thee into the land of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, which he sware unto thy fathers to give thee, a land flowing with milk and honey, that thou shalt keep this service in this month.
Exodus 33:3 - Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way.
Leviticus 20:24 - But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the LORD your God, which have separated you from other people.
Jeremiah 11:5 - That I may perform the oath which I have sworn unto your fathers, to give them a land flowing with milk and honey, as it is this day. Then answered I, and said, So be it, O LORD.
John 8:56 - Your father Abraham rejoiced to see my day: and he saw it, and was glad.
Psalms 37:29 - The righteous shall inherit the land, and dwell therein for ever.
Isaiah 60:21 - Thy people also shall be all righteous: they shall inherit the land for ever, the branch of my planting, the work of my hands, that I may be glorified.
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