And Moses commanded the children of Israel, saying, This is the land which ye shall inherit by lot, which the LORD commanded to give unto the nine tribes, and to the half tribe: For the tribe of the children of Reuben according to the house of their fathers, and the tribe of the children of Gad according to the house of their fathers, have received their inheritance; and half the tribe of Manasseh have received their inheritance: The two tribes and the half tribe have received their inheritance on this side Jordan near Jericho eastward, toward the sunrising. (Num. 34:13-15)
God had already promised this land through Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob who is Israel to the children of Israel and was now preparing this generation to go in and possess it. He outlined the borders of the land which they were to conquer, and confirmed their leaders as the men He appointed over each tribe to lead the Israelites in the battles in the land. He confirmed the settling of the land to the east and prepared the people to go over and possess that which He has given unto them. As the Israelites concluded their forty years of wandering because of the faithlessness and rebellion of the previous generation, God prepared His people for their entry and possession of the land which He had promised unto Israel.
In Christ we have the blessing and promise of a future with Him, but we also have His promise to always be with us. Our redemption is not a future by and by, though we look forward to that eternity, but a reality now which we experience daily with our Lord. Though there are battles to be won and our sin struggles are to be conquered daily through His Spirit and His Word, we can be assured of His power to do so. He has already given those of us who have a relationship with Him through repentance and faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary the victory over sin and death. He justifies those who surrender to Him on His terms and washes us through the Word. We must then continually die to ourselves and to sin that we, through the Spirit that is within us, may cast down every stronghold and take possession of that which He has given us for our growth in Him and His glory.
While we are here God has sent those of us that know Him out into this world to reach the lost that they might be saved from sin. He desires that His people strive to be holy and obedient unto Him that we might minister to those around us who are hurting and in need as He provides. We serve others, equipped with the Word of reconciliation and righteousness, rightly divided and fitly spoken, that they may see Christ in us, the hope of Glory. Our God has commanded us to love one another with an unfeigned love, even as He first loved us, and to disciple one another in the Word of God so that we may all grow in grace and in the Knowledge of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ. Our Lord has commissioned those who are His with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, to go where He sends us in the power of the Holy Spirit. As we go, we are to proclaim the Good News of forgiveness through repentance and reconciliation with the Father through faith in His Son, that those who believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Messiah of God might have life in His Name.
God is not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance and the knowledge of the Truth. Jesus loves you and wants to establish a covenant relationship with you that is real and personal. Surrender to Him on His terms and He will give you a brand new life of discipleship and fellowship with Him that is abundant and everlasting. God calls you to faith in Christ and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary to pay your sIn debt. He has provided the only way of reconciliation with God, forgiveness from God, and Salvation through Jesus Christ, the Son of God who is God the Son, to give you a new life in Christ. Turn away from yourself and your sIn and turn to Him alone for eternal Life, now and always.