Possess the Land!

Scripture reading for March 1st:  Numbers 35-36, Deuteronomy 1-2, Mark 16

Key Scriptures:  Deuteronomy 1:6-8  “”The Lord our God said to us in Horeb, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain.  Turn and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites and in all their neighbors in the Arabah, in the hill country and in the lowland and in the Negeb and by the seacoast, the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.  See, I have set the land before you.  Go in and take possession of the land that the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them and to their offspring after them.””

Moses was recounting God’s instructions to him and Israel after they received the Ten Commandments at Mt. Sinai.  God’s people were to possess the land that the Lord had given them.  They were to walk in faith and obedience.  This is a precursor to Jesus’ final instructions to His disciples to take the Gospel to the entire world!

Mark 16:15-18 “And He said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the Gospel to the whole creation.  Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  And these signs will accompany those who believe:  In My Name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them;  they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.””

Prayer:  Lord Jesus, fill me with Your Spirit today that I may walk in this world and declare the Gospel with the signs You will provide.  Amen.

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