The Promised Land

When you live and walk in my presence-God says I will give to you the Promised Land

Introduction

When one gives one’s life to God and accepts the Lord God’s invitation to walk before Him to live with Him and in His presence through repentance, accepting and acknowledging the sacrifice that the Lord Jesus Christ gave when He suffered, died and rose again from the dead, the Lord God promises to make all His goodness to pass before us, to have us taste His goodness, to show us that He is good.

The Lord wants us to experience every day of our lives His goodness, His compassion, mercy and loving kindness, His peace, His joy, as we trust in Him He wants to give us hope and the capacity to love and care for others unconditionally through Jesus Christ.

Covered in this section (all quotations are from the New King James Version unless otherwise stated)

P1.1 He wants us to experience His goodness

P1.2 The Lord God wants us to experience His compassion, mercy and loving kindness every day of our lives. 

P1.3: God wants you to experience His peace

P1.4: He wants you to experience His joy

P1.5: As we trust in the Lord He gives us hope with which we can face every situation.

P1.6: The Lord God wants to give us capacity to love and care for others unconditionally.

 

P1.1 He wants us to experience His goodness

In Exodus 33:19 the word of the Lord says “I will make all my goodness to pass before you…” In Psalms 34:8 His word says “Oh taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the man who trusts in Him”. Psalms 136:1 says “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for He is good! For His mercy endures forever”. When one gives one’s life to God and accepts the Lord God’s invitation to walk before Him to live with Him and in His presence through repentance, accepting and acknowledging the sacrifice that the Lord Jesus Christ gave when He suffered, died and rose again from the dead, the Lord God promises to make all His goodness to pass before us, to have us taste His goodness, to show us that He is good. The way He does this best is by giving to us His joy (the joy brought to us by His presence in our lives) and His peace (the assurance and sense of well-being that His presence brings to us) and by making us experience for ourselves His grace (favours), His love and care on a daily basis. When one experiences His goodness and His love, you are able to love others unconditionally.

P1.2 The Lord God wants us to experience His compassion, mercy and loving kindness every day of our lives.

God is love and love is kind, In Titus 3:4-5 His word says “But when the goodness and loving kindness of God our Saviour appeared, He saved us, not because of works done by us in righteousness but according to His own mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewal of the Holy Spirit”(ESV). Psalms 136:1 Says “Oh give thanks to the Lord for He is good for His mercy and loving kindness endures forever” (AMP). In 2 Chronicles 7:6 “The priests stood at their posts, and the Levites also with instruments of music to the Lord, which King David had made to praise and give thanks to the Lord- for His mercy and loving kindness endure forever….” Lamentations 3:22-23 says “Through the Lord’s mercies we are not consumed, because His compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness”. In Psalms 36:7-8 the Psalmist says “How excellent is thy loving kindness, O God! Therefore the children of men put their trust under the shadow of thy wings. They shall be abundantly satisfied with the fatness of thy house; and thou shall make them drink from the rivers of thy pleasures” (KJV). In Psalms 63:3-4 the Psalmist says “Because Your loving kindness is better than life, my lips shall praise You. Thus I will bless You while I live”.

P1.3: God wants you to experience His peace The Lord God also wants us to experience His peace.

In Isaiah 53: 4-6 referring to the Lord Jesus Christ says “Surely He has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him striken, smitten of God and afflicted. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon Him and by His stripes we are healed”. The amplified Bible puts it this way “Surely He has borne our griefs (sicknesses, weaknesses, and distresses) and carried our sorrows and pains [of punishment], yet we [ignorantly] considered Him stricken, smitten, and afflicted by God [as if with leprosy]. But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our guilt and iniquities; the chastisement [needful to obtain] peace and well-being was upon Him, and with the stripes [that wounded] Him we are healed and made whole.” Here the scriptures declare that the Lord Jesus Christ suffered pain, distress and anguish and in so doing carried our sicknesses weaknesses and distresses to buy back peace, healing and well-being. In John 14:27 the Lord Jesus Christ says “Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid”. After the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ He appeared to His disciples and Luke 24:36 says “Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, ‘Peace to you’. In the epistles written by the Apostle Peter, he begins by declaring “…Grace to you and peace be multiplied”. (1Peter1:2). The same also in His second epistle “Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus Christ our Lord”. In Romans 15:13 the Apostle Paul wrote “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit”. In Ephesians 2:14, the word says referring to the Lord Jesus Christ “For He Himself is our peace, who made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation, having abolished in His flesh the enmity, that is, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, so as to create in Himself one new man from the two, thus making peace”.

P1.4: He wants you to experience His joy.

In Psalms 4:7-8 His word says “You have put more joy in my heart than they have when their grain and wine abound. In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone Lord, make me dwell in safety.” In Nehemiah 8:10 the word says “Then he said to them, ‘Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.’” In Psalms 126:2 the word says “Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with singing. And they said among the nations, ‘The Lord has done great things for them”. In Psalms 35:9, the psalmist says “And my soul shall be joyful in the Lord; it shall rejoice in His salvation’. Psalms 36:8 “They are abundantly satisfied with the fullness of Your house, and You give them drink from the rivers of your pleasures”. In Psalms 105:43, the psalmist says “He brought out His people with joy, His chosen ones with gladness.” In Isaiah 55:12 the word also says “For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace; The mountains and the hills shall break forth into singing before you, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” In Luke 2:10 “Then the angel said to them, ‘Do not be afraid for behold I bring you good tidings of great joy which shall be to all people.’” In John 15:11 The Lord Jesus said to His disciples “These things I have spoken to you, that My joy may remain in you, and that your joy may be full”. In Romans 14; 17, the word says “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit”. In 1Peter1:8 His word says “Whom having not seen you love. Though now you do not see Him, yet believing, you rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory”. The joy here is described as inexpressible. The Amplified bible describes it as inexpressible and glorious triumphant, heavenly joy. The Good News bible describes this joy as “great and glorious joy which words cannot express”. The King James Bible describes it as “joy unspeakable”.

P1.5: As we trust in the Lord He gives us hope with which we can face every situation.

The Lord gives us hope. The word of God in Jeremiah 17:7 says “Blessed is the man that trusts in the Lord, and whose hope is the Lord. For he shall be as a tree planted by the waters, which spreads out its roots by the river, and will not fear when heat comes; but its leaf will be green, and will not be anxious in the year of drought, nor will cease from yielding fruit”. The Lord God is a fountain of living waters to those who trust in Him. Jeremiah 17:13 goes on to say “O Lord the hope of Israel, all who forsake You shall be ashamed. ‘Those who depart from Me shall be written in the earth, because they have forsaken the Lord, the fountain of living waters’”. Jeremiah 17: 17 goes further to say “Do not be a terror to me; You are my hope in the day of doom”. Romans 5:5 says “Now hope does not disappoint, because the love of God has been poured out in our hearts by the Holy Spirit who was given to us”. I Corinthians 13:13 says “And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest is love”. Here Paul the Apostle by the Holy Spirit declares that the qualities that will endure and cause endurance in the hearts and minds of mankind are faith, hope and love. In Hebrews 11:1 the word defines faith –“Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen”. There can be no faith without hope for faith is the substance of hope, when we hope in the Lord God and trust in Him, then we have faith in Him.

P 1.6: The love of God gives us capacity to love and care for others unconditionally.

When the Lord God makes all His goodness to pass before us and we experience His loving kindness, His joy, His peace and we hope and trust in Him that experience comes to us through believing in the Lord Jesus and the sacrifice He made on the cross and He shed His own blood and died for our forgiveness and our redemption, that experience of the fullness of His grace and goodness gives us the capacity to love and care for others unconditionally. In 1 Corinthians 13 1-8, 13 the Apostle Paul writing by the Holy Spirit says “Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor. And though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing. Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails. …. And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love”. Verses 4 to 8 list the qualities of true love of God-it is kind, it suffers long, it does not seek the welfare of self at the expense of the welfare of others, it is not easily provoked but gives others room to make mistakes without feeling immediately offended, does not envy, does not rejoice in sin but rejoices in the truth, love is not cynical, but gives others the benefit of the doubt, looks at situations positively and it does not fail. Love is in action and not just in talking.

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