Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 28 (Upward, Into the Promised Land! Part 3: Promised Land of My Heart)

By admin On December 5th, 2015

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Daily Devotional, Year 2 – OCTOBER 28

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Upward, Into the Promised Land! Part 3: Promised Land of My Heart

To read Part 1, click here…MARCH 23 (Upward, Into the Promised Land!)

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.joshua 24 Parting Advice www.thebiblerevival.org public domain

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“Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.” Deuteronomy 1:8

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joshua 24 Parting Advice www.thebiblerevival.org public domain

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This above passage from Deuteronomy would almost convince us thahttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Moses_Viewing_the_Promised_Land_Frederic_Edwin_Church.jpgt it is only speaking to the Old Testament children of Abraham.

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Listen again…“Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.” Deuteronomy 1:8

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God here, is only speaking of the children of Abraham going in to possess the Promised Land.

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Moses Viewing the Promised Land – Frederic Edwin Church – WIKIMEDIA – PUBLIC DOMAIN.

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NEW TESTAMENT BELIEVERS: ABRAHAM’S SEED

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However, the Bible is a spiritual book and transcends mere human history andhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PaulT.jpg literal events…

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Listen to Paul’s declaration about the New Testament Believers…“And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.” Galatians 3:29

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There are countless verses like this above verse from Galatians, which tie together the Old Testament with the New Testament. Yes, the Old Testament was merely the Gospel of Jesus, howbeit veiled in types and symbols and allegorical accounts, such as this one concerning the Promised Land.

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Paul the Apostle – Artist – Valentin de Boulogne or Nicolas Tournier – circa 1500s – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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PROMISED LAND IN HEAVEN

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And so, when the Bible speaks of the Promised Land, do we find a New Testament passage concerning the Promised Land?

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Oh yes!

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Listen again… “By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went. By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise: For he looked for a city which hath foundations, whose builder and maker is God…a better country, that is, an heavenly!” Hebrews 11:8-10, 16

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Yes, as it explains here, the earthly Land of Promise was merely an allegory of the true, “better country, that is, an Heavenly!”

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Schnorr von Carolsfeld – 1860 – Abram counts stars – Wikipedia – Public Dom. 

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And so, now we begin to understand that all those Old Testament stories about God’s people taking the Promised Land were actually an allegory of today’s Church taking the true Promised Land, the Kingdom of Heaven!

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PROMISED LAND IN MY HEARTMost Holy Place - Signs Of Heaven

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But this great allegorical story which spans much of the Old Testament, can even be brought home further, into the life of the individual Believer…

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Listen to the very words of Jesus…“The kingdom of God cometh not with observation: Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you.” Luke 17:20, 21

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So now it begins to become clear that the Promised Land exists within the hearts of each and every true worshiper of God!

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PICTURE – Most Holy Place of the Heart – Signs Of Heaven

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OUR WARFARE, TO CONQUER OUR OWN HEART

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And now, as we read about God’s people taking the Promised Land in those Old ABOVE PICTURE: The Battle over SelfTestament accounts, it becomes apparent that this true historical event was orchestrated by God to become an allegorical picture of the battle within the heart of each and every New Testament Believer!

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Yes, all those Canaanites, Perisites, Amorites, Hivites, Hittites, Jebusites, as well as King Og and King Sihon, though true literal enemies of God’s people, were actually raised up by God to be a picture of the enemies within our hearts that we must likewise overcome.

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ABOVE PICTURE: The Battle over Self

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THE WEAPONS OF OUR WARFAREmark on forhead

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But the enemies within our hearts are the sins and evil influences which must be rooted out of our heart, soul, and mind!

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Listen to Paul, as he presents this same great battle… “For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war after the flesh: (For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal, but mighty through God to the pulling down of strong holds;) Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ; And having in a readiness to revenge all disobedience, when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2nd Corinthians 10:3-6

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PICTURE: thy word have I hid in my heart

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LET’S GO IN & TAKE THE LAND!

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And so, O Soldier of the Cross, let us each put on the Armor of God, that we might stand strong against the evil influences which would bring us into cruel captivity and hard bondage. And let us go in and conquer the land that is before us.

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Yes, the Kingdom of Heaven is within our hearts. But that land is filled with the enemies of God: pride, selfishness, lust, greed, impatience, cold-heartedness, totalitarianism, gluttony, rebellion, witchcraft, variance, emulations, strife, sedition, heresies, and such-like other sins.

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picture – soldiers of the cross – armor up!

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FILLING OUR HEART WITH GOOD THINGShttp://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:USMC-06831.jpg

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And then, let us fill our heart with the good things of Heaven: Bible study, unceasing prayer and thanksgiving, and praise, combined with meditation (contemplation) of God’s Word. And let us turn off the various medias that would indoctrinate us into this world-system, and replace them with sacred songs of deliverance.

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USMC – Prayer before Bible study – Wikimedia – Public Domain

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OVERCOMING THE WORLD

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But we have a wonderful promise…“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear My voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with Me. To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with Me in My throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with My Father in His throne.” Revelation 3:20, 21

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Yes, those who overcome the world, the flesh, and the Devil, will rule and reign with Christ in His heavenly throne! 

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Jesus knocks at the Door Hunt – Light of the World – Wikipedia – Public Domain

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TODAY’S PRAYER…

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“Dear Lord, Give me the experiences that will cause me to seek after the purification of my heart! Immerse my world in Heavenly influences, and purge out every ungodly influence…  

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Ark of the Covenant Constellation, Pt. 2: How To Enter The Most Holy Place” or you can also read… “MARCH 6 (How To Have Heaven Now!)”

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THE END

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TODAY’S FEATURED HEAVENLY SIGN

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LOCATING ARCTURUS…

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An easy way to find Arcturus is to follow the arc of the handle of the Big Dipper, in the spring through fall summer w/7stars & ark(these are the months in which Arcturus is visible). 

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Picture right: constellations span the heavens (Ark in south, 7 Stars in north), and travel from east to west through the night.

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This sketch is of the Summer Constellations as they appear when in the western half of the night sky. The box-like constellation is the The Ark of the Covenant (AKA Sagittarius) is in the south. To the right is both the Flower of the Field Constellation (AKA Scorpius) and the The Cross/Scepter Constellations. Further to the north is the Crown of Revelation Twelve (AKA  Corona Borealis Constellation) and the star, Arcturus. Farthest to the north is the 7 Stars Constellation (AKA The Big Dipper )

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READ MORE…

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To explore deeper into this subject, please read… “Arcturus (the star that wise-men follow!)”

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TOMORROW…

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OCTOBER 29 (Come Out of Her, My People! Part 22: The Social Gospel)

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