And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar. And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither. (Deut. 34:1-4)
Moses had disobeyed God and could not enter into the Promised Land, but God allowed him to see all the land from the top of a mountain outside Jericho. He could look to Gilead and Dan in the north and all the way to Zoar in the south by the dead sea. From north to south and east to west, Moses looked over the land which God had promised to Abraham and Joshua would soon lead the Israelites in the possession of it. Moses, a prophet like no other until Jesus Christ, who saw God face-to-face, was still a sinner in need of the Saviour. God was merciful and allowed him to see that which he could not cross over the Jordan and enter into the land.
Moses would step foot in the land of Israel when he met with Jesus on the mount of Transfiguration with Elijah. The witnesses and prophets unto Jesus Christ, the Messiah of God, testified and prophesied of who Jesus is and what He has done and will do. The Saviour of the world, who talked with Moses on the mount, who gave the Law to Israel, and who spoke the worlds into being, put on flesh that whosoever will receive Him by faith could have eternal life. All those who repent of their sins and put their faith in Him and His finished and perfect work on the Cross of Calvary can receive the forgiveness of sin and be born again into a new relationship with the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. The God of Moses wants everyone to know Him and to walk with Him by faith even closer than Moses did until the day that all who are His see Him face-to-face. He will not give us everything we want, for He is not a magic genie or cosmic ATM, but He will provide what we need and what is good, for He is Lord; our Creator, Redeemer, and King.
While we are here, God has sent those who are His and 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.