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Preparing to Enter Our Promised Land – Part 2

Image271In Numbers 1-2 God appoints leaders from each tribe of the Israelites, counts the men for military battle and organizes them as to how they are to camp and move.  By Numbers 10 they are moving toward the Promised Land.  These are our bookends in this study.  Everything within this 20-day period can be considered the last minute instructions before the Israelites can move forward.

In Part 1, we referenced Hebrews 3-4, in which Paul points out,

“it still remains for some to enter that rest, and since those who formerly had the good news proclaimed to them did not go in because of their disobedience, God again set a certain day, calling it ‘Today.’ ”  … “There remains, then, a Sabbath-rest for the people of God;”

The last minute preparations in how to enter our Sabbath rest in these last days are the same for us as they were for the Israelites in Numbers 1-10.  These are our instructions for what is required in order for God to fulfill His promises to us. (more…)


Preparing to Enter Our Promised Land – Part 1

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Numbers 1 begins the culmination of God’s main purpose for the Exodus:  entering the Promised Land.  Hebrews 4 tells us we are still headed for the Promised Land, calling it our Sabbath rest.  Numbers 1-14 are the last few weeks before His grand plan is finally realized.  The first 10 chapters provide an outline of how to prepare to enter the Land – for the Israelites, and for us today.  These are the last few instructions for following God’s presence into our land of blessing and abundance. (more…)


God’s Blessing and Provision, Part 1: There’s More Where That Came From

www.DanKarvasek.comWith today’s wars and rumors of wars, the rising price of food, gas and supplies, civil unrest, political upheaval and natural disasters of Biblical proportions, it seems the Bible’s prophecies are now daily headlines.

Fear of the possibilities, or even fear born from first-hand experience, can creep in and begin to change our mindset and our focus.  It’s easy to start making a plan for our security: saving more money, storing up food and supplies, buying additional insurance, making plans for various disaster scenarios, and the list goes on — all good considerations and wise counsel.

But there’s a danger even in our planning: pursuing our own plan for security can take us away from God’s.  The very things we amass to keep us secure can begin to replace the true source of not only our security, but the source of all those things we’re gathering.  When we take our eye off the Source, the result is more fear of the unknown and more worry about protecting it all.  Before we know it, the provisions become our security instead of the One who provided them.

The key is balancing stewardship of our resources while remaining completely dependent on God for our security and provision. (more…)


The Surprising Results of Submission

Submission.  It’s not a very popular word in our society.  Normally we think of someone giving up their will in deference to one with more power.  More recently it seems it’s come to mean someone giving in against their will.  Webster’s defines it as “humbly obedient, ceasing to offer resistance, to defer to another’s wishes.”  Even those definitions don’t sound as bad as the word itself – “submission.”  At least that’s how I felt.

Then I began to learn a simple saying, but a difficult lesson:  “The way we submit to our leaders on earth is the way we submit to God.” (Rabbi Kirt Schneider)  Hmm, how am I at submission?  (more…)


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