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Internal Promised Land (Part 2)

Internal Promised Land (Part 2)

Most of us are familiar with the migration of the Children of Israel in the Old Testament as they went from Egypt through the wilderness into Canaan. We refer to Canaan as the “Promised Land“—the culmination of all of God’s promises. There is an internal Promised Land that we should be experiencing and enjoying right now while we wait for the manifestation of the external one. I want to look at two passages of scripture: Romans 14:17-18 “For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men.“ Luke 17:21 “…nor will they say, 'See here!' or 'See there!' For indeed, the kingdom of God is within you." When we combine these two verse we can conclude that we should be experiencing peace and joy right now. Our joy does not have to be incarcerated by our circumstance. There is a dimension of fellowship with God that most Christians are not participating in beca