The Promised Land is a shadow of heaven. When we speak about going home, crossing the Jordan, or coming to the Promised Land, we’re often speaking about going to heaven. The wilderness is a symbol of the journey to the Promised Land, which is this life right now. The Hebrews journeyed through the wilderness, crossed over, and went into the Promised Land. But actually, there was wilderness within the Promised Land itself. The Wilderness of Judea, the Arabah, the Negev – all these were inside the Promised Land.
So for you as a believer, it means that heaven and this life are closer together than you could imagine. Even in the wilderness, you can live a heavenly life. Even in the dry times, the hard times, and in times of sorrow, you can find heaven. Whatever you’re going through in this journey, God is going through it with you, and that makes it heaven. So learn to live in the heavenlies now. Learn to see the good in all things and to bless at all times. For the Promised Land also encompasses the wilderness and heaven is also in your life right now.
Today’s Mission – Are you in the wilderness today? See God’s Promised Land encompassing you and live according to the heavenly life.