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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 9 of 9

How to Enter the Promised Land The Jews of Jesus’ day looked for Him to usher in a natural kingdom in a natural land. If Jesus had wanted such a kingdom, He had the opportunity and refused it (see John 6:15). Neither Jesus nor His Apostles concerned themselves with the physical borders of the “Promised […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 8 of 9

Jesus Is the True Seed of Promise The ministry of Jesus followed a wilderness journey. His forerunner was John the Baptist. John proclaimed that the Kingdom of God was near, and that a path for its coming Messiah should be prepared in the wilderness (see Isa 40:3; Mat 3:3; Mark 1:3; Luk 3:4-5). John also […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 7 of 9

The Other Side of the Wilderness Journey It seems the promises of God are always fulfilled on the other side of a wilderness. Biblically, the wilderness is a place where one is both tested and matured. These are necessary to ready a person to enter into that which God has called him. Abraham had his […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 6 of 9

Making Wrongs Right Through Repentance Due to the sins of their people, both Daniel and Nehemiah found themselves in exile from the Promised Land. While there, they exemplified the need for individual and corporate repentance. They did this because they knew what was required of God before their people could return back to the land. […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 5 of 9

Broken Rules Lead To Eviction Time has shown that the more man tries to deify himself, the more demonic he becomes. In this rebellion against God’s land stipulations we see an example of how men can usurp the lordship of God by trying to control their own lives through their own self-governed will. If men […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 4 of 9

The Land’s Owner and its Tenant Rules A certain man owning several properties once had tenants grossly delinquent in paying their rent. Due to their refusal to cooperate, he found no easy way to remove them from his property until he devised the following sure-fire method: as the landowner, he was legally allowed to maintain […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 3 of 9

Inheriting the True Promised Canaan If Jesus wanted an earthly kingdom, He already had the opportunity to usher it in, and refused it. Where we find this is in John 6:15: “When Jesus therefore perceived that they [the Jews] would come and take him by force, to make him a king, he departed again into […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 2 of 9

Scriptural Evidence for a Prophesied Return Another area we need to discuss is the scriptures some use to suggest that the Bible prophesies of a “last days” regathering of the Jewish people to Israel. But when examining these “proofs” we quickly see that these scriptures were either already fulfilled during one of the Old Testament […]

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Locating the Borders of a Promise: Part 1 of 9

Midnight, Friday, May 14, 1948, the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel went into effect. The signers of this document were members of the Jewish National Council. This group represented both Israel’s community and members of the Zionist movement abroad. Some claim this event to be the key proof of a “soon coming” time […]

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