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"They did eat of the fruit of the land of Kena'an that year" - Joshua (Yehoshua) 5:12
Yisra’el’s weary wanderings were over, and the promised rest was attained. No more moving tents, fiery serpents, fierce Amalakites and harsh wildernesses. The Yisra’elites had arrived at the land that flowed with milk and honey, and they ate of the old corn of that land that year. Perhaps this year beloved Brother in Messiah, this may be your case or mine. The prospect is joyful, and if faith is actively exercised, it will yield pure delight. To be with Yahushua in the rest that remains for the people of Yahweh is a cheering hope indeed and to expect this glory so soon is a double bliss. Unbelief shudders at the Yarden, which still rolls between us and the good land, but let us rest assured that we have already experienced more ills than death at its worse can cause us. Let us banish every fearful thought and rejoice with exceeding great joy in the prospect that in this year we will begin to “always be with the Master” 1 Thess. (Tas Aleph) 4:17. Many this year will remain on earth to do service for their Messiah. If this is our lot, there is no reason that the New Years text should not still be true. “For we who have believed do enter into that rest.” Heb. (Ib’rim) 4:3. The set-apart spirit is our guarantee of our inheritance. He gives us “Glory begun below”. Those who are in Heaven are secure; likewise we on earth are kept safe in Messiah Yahushua. There they have triumphed over their enemies; here we have our victories, too. Celestial spirits enjoy communion with Yahweh; this privilege is not denied to us. They rest in His Love; we have perfect peace in Him; they sing His praise; it is our privilege to bless Him, too. We will this year gather celestial fruits on earthly ground, where faith and hope have made the desert like the garden of Yahweh. In the past man ate the manna from Heaven; why not now? Oh for grace to feed on Yahushua and to eat of the fruit of the land of Kena’an this year!
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This text has been adapted and edited from a work by Charles Haddon Spurgeon, to become acceptible to the Messianic reader, and to hopefully enlighten and encourage any of my Christian readers to search out the Truth for themselves.
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