Jeremiah 7: 21 – 23
Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Put your burnt offerings unto your sacrifices, and eat flesh. For I spake not unto your fathers, nor commanded them in the day that I brought them out of the land of Egypt, concerning burnt offerings or sacrifices: But this thing commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
How do I become a child of God? I believe this is one of the most pertinent questions that must be answered today. We all see the signs, and hear from various people that the end of the world is coming. Are you sure that you will be with Jesus when he returns? Many people will not be with Him, as they did not heed to what the Bible teaches us.
There are many methods used by many people, but I would like to use Israel as an example of how we can get to Canaan, and inherit what the LORD promised. This is what the LORD promised in Jeremiah 30 “and I will cause them to return to the land that I gave to their fathers, and they shall possess it.” I know that this is what the LORD wants to do for each one of us, as this is what the Bible declares.
Why do I think that we can get the answer from Moses. The answer comes from the book of Exodus: “And the LORD said unto Moses, See, I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.” (Exo 7:1) The LORD states all through the Bible that He will talk to us through His prophets. In this passage He states that He appoints Moses as His representative and Aaron as a prophet for Moses. This means that Moses will lead the way as God, Aaron as prophet, and Pharaoh as Satan. He wants to show us how to get out from the claws of the devil and live a life in righteousness. That is the meaning of the trek out of Egypt. We as sinful creatures, must realise that we have to go to Canaan, and this we can do by following Israel’s example. As we are all born as sinners,(Egyptians), we must decide to join ourselves to Israel, and then follow them to Canaan. This also clarifies another question you might have: Have you ever thought why Moses could not enter Canaan? If he could, their was no need for Jesus to come as Moses would have been seen as a perfect example to lead us from Egypt to Canaan.
The covenant is also fully described by Moses during the exodus of Egypt, and hence will also lead us in the way to become partakers of the covenant with the LORD and His righteousness, and show us what Jesus came to do.
MOSES 1 – ON BECOMING AND STAYING A CHRISTIAN
Moses 1 verse 1: What does the Bible teach on how a person becomes a Christian, and thus inherits and possesses Canaan, the Promised Land?
Moses 1 verse 2: What is an overcomer, and what does the lifestyle of an overcomer look like?
Moses 1 verse 3: How do I stay in Canaan?
Moses 1 verse 4: What about my children?
Moses 1 verse 5: How do I show my love to the LORD and my neighbour?
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