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Daily Devotional with Pastor Jon

October 23

While it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts, as in the provocation, For some, when they had heard, did provoke: howbeit not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

Hebrews 3:15-16

How were the children of Israel delivered from Egypt? By blood and water — the blood which they applied to the doorposts before Passover, and the water of the Red Sea which drowned the chariots pursuing them.

So too, we are delivered from ‘Egypt’ — from damnation and destruction — by the blood and water which flowed from Jesus’ side on the Cross of Calvary. Yet, like the children of Israel, although they are delivered from Egypt, too many Christians spend their whole lives wandering between Egypt and the land of abundance. Year after year, they trudge through life thinking, ‘Well, this is as good as it can get until I die and go to Heaven, the Promised Land.’

That’s not what God intended for us, gang. He intended to take us out of Egypt, through the wilderness quickly, and into the Promised Land of the Spirit-filled, abundant life. You see, the Promised Land in Bible typology is not a picture of Heaven. It’s a picture of life in the Spirit. How do I know?

Because while there are no giants in Heaven, no battles, no war, the Spirit-filled life is filled with many giants to wrestle, battles to wage, wars to win.

Only Joshua and Caleb realized that giants, battles, wars notwithstanding, God would indeed give them the Promised Land. And thus, they did not provoke God.

This Daily Devotional is an excerpt from the book "A Day's Journey" by Pastor Jon. "A Day's Journey" is a collection of 365 short devotions from the New Testament. If you would like your own copy of "A Day's Journey" you can order one from the SearchLight Store.

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