“Wilderness Journey”

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Deuteronomy 8:2  You shall remember all the way which the Lord your God has led you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, testing you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.

 “This wilderness is where it is only God who can cause us to survive for a lifetime, if we will listen.”

As I was doing my morning reading in the Word of God, I came across Deuteronomy 8 where the children of Israel were in the wilderness and The God of Heaven was talking with them about their situation and where they were. But, He was also speaking of where they were headed, the Promised Land.

It occurs to me that, in a sense, the Lord has brought us all out of the womb, a sort of entrapment, into a world of harshness and unforgivness. The earth life is to try us and test us to see what is in our hearts. He, God, intends to bring us all into the ‘Promised Land’ but first, He must, He must know what is in our heart, do we want what He has to offer or do we want to follow our own way? That Promised Land is His Kingdom of Heaven but, it is surrounded by high walls and gates of pearl to keep out those who are not of the right heart and mind to enjoy its rules of order and purity of spirit.

It is this wilderness journey where we find ourselves today, where, according to His Word in the scriptures that, if we listen to His voice, He has promised to give us everything we need to prosper and be in health. 3 John 1:2 Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers. This life which is God given is a wilderness journey to get us to the Promised Land where He will give us the new bodies that will conform to His Kingdom Paradise.

I encourage you to read Deuteronomy 8. Actually, the whole Bible is your guide to Paradise.

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“Covenants”

Covenants - Old and New

Isaiah 6:10   “Make the heart of this people dull, and their ears heavy, and shut their eyes; lest they see with their eyes, and hear with their ears, and understand with their heart, and return and be healed.”

Isaiah 29:13   Therefore the Lord said: “Inasmuch as these people draw near with their mouths and honor Me with their lips, but have removed their hearts far from Me, and their fear toward Me is taught by the commandment of men,

Hebrews 4:12   For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.

Jeremiah 31:31-33   “Behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will make a new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah—not according to the covenant that I made with their fathers in the day that I took them by the hand to lead them out of the land of Egypt, My covenant which they broke, though I was a husband to them, says the Lord. But this is the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the Lord: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.

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“Wisdom Unparalleled”

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Genesis 1:1-5 And God said, “Let there be light”; and there was light. And God saw that the light was good; and God separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light Day, and the darkness he called Night. And there was evening and there was morning, one day.

 This God of Creation brings forth something from nothing, so to speak, (from the spiritual dimension into the physical dimension) and the world in general is still blind to the fact that the wisdom of man is nothing in comparison. I think I have mentioned this before but it bears repeating; In quantum physics or mechanics, there is in an atom a particle called a “quark” and this particle is everywhere all at once inside the atom but cannot be seen – unless one looks for it. Well, it is just a great example of this unparalleled wisdom of God; He is everywhere all at once but cannot be seen until one looks for Him. He cannot be found unless one looks for Him. Jeremiah 29:13 (Lexham English Bible) When you search for me, then you will find me, if you seek me with all your heart. This light spoken of in Genesis was about to enter this physical world for all to see. He did this to show us what that Spiritual Kingdom looks like, that it is full of love and compassion for all who will desire it. This God has given us a gift box of Light set in life before us but unless we open it, it remains a gift that we have not accepted yet. This is a spiritual gift of far more value than money or gold or stuff, it is an eternal gift that will last now and forever. Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths. I feel that my path has been directed today, I pray you be blessed.

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