I want to begin with a question. The question is: was it, or was it not, God’s purpose to bring the Israelites out of Egypt and into Promised Land of Canaan?
Well, it certainly was God’s purpose for them to enter The Promised Land! For we read in His Holy Word, “Then the LORD said, ‘I have surely seen the affliction of my people who are in Egypt and have heard their cry because of their taskmasters. I know their sufferings, and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites…’” (Exodus 3;7-8) Yet, we find that the Israelites became a giant megalopolis of “desert dwellers”!
So, what happened that this people ended up living in the desert, and not the Promised Land? Why is it that so many Christians are having a “desert experience,” and have not come into the “Promised Land”? Today, we want to explore how you can enter God’s “Promised Land” right now!