We Are Well Able

There are many parallels that can be drawn between the children of Israel and the Church. Israel is called the Church in the wilderness in Acts 7:38. The book of Hebrews tells us the Gospel was preached the children of Israel just like us (Hebrews 4:2). The Gospel in this case means the good news of the deliverance of God. The children of Israel received a miraculous deliverance from the world through the death of the firstborn and by the blood of the lamb. Following the deliverance from Egypt, passing through the Red Sea, Israel received a law at Mount Sinai. Israel was led through the wilderness by a cloud by day and a pillar of fire at night.

Like Israel, the Church has had the Gospel of Jesus preached to them. The Church is travelling through the wilderness of this world of sin. The Church is travelling through the wilderness of this world of sin. The Church is made up of those that have been called out of the darkness of sin and the world by a miraculous deliverance of the Holy Ghost and the blood of the Lamb of God, which is Jesus. When we received the Holy Ghost, we received His law in our hearts (Jeremiah 31:33, Ezekiel 36:26-27), which is a better law than the one given at Mount Sinai.

One of the greatest similarities between the Church and Israel is the promise of inheritance. Israel had a promised land that they needed to conquer through faith in God. We have a heavenly home which we must reach through faith in Jesus, but we also have a promise of victory down here. We are called to possess the spiritual realm around us so that the Gospel of Jesus Christ can be proclaimed to those who are lost. Even though there may be giants in the land, we are well able through the Spirit of Christ to possess the land. Let's stir up the gift of the Holy Ghost in us and proclaim this Gospel to those that are around us. We are well able. Like Joshua and Caleb proclaiming to Israel, if the Lord is for us, we are well able to obtain our promise through the Holy Ghost.

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