Friday, April 25, 2014

Vine #atozchallenge

English: The Promised Land. View south west th...
English: The Promised Land. View south west through the trees from SD51930209 near Promised Land Farm. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You transplanted a vine from Egypt;
    you drove out the nations and planted it.

Psalm 80:8

New International Version (NIV)

        The descendants of Abraham were enslaved in Egypt for centuries before Moses led them on their quest to find the Promised Land.   After forty years of wandering the Jews were brought to the geographical location of the land that God had promised to them.

         Though the land had been promised to the Jews, they had to win it by acting under the authority of God to drive out the nations inhabiting that land.   Battles were fought and Israel became the nation of the Jewish people.  

          The disobedience of Israel in regard to the previous nations resulted in intermarriage of the peoples and pollution of the traditions of the faith.  False gods were often worshipped.   Rebellion against God continually has resurfaced.  And even though the Jewish people have been scattered throughout the Earth, God's promise to them concerning the land of Israel remains.   No other nations or organized bodies can rightfully undo what God has promised.

            Jesus was a Jew born in Israel.  Like the vine of the Jews transplanted from captivity in Egypt to the Promised Land in Israel, Jesus is the human embodiment of God transplanted to Earth.    Jesus is the vine from which his followers are nourished..   God has promised a Messiah to deliver us from our enslavement to sin and that Savior has come in the form of Jesus.    

           The Messiah Jesus Christ will one day return and rule from Jerusalem in Israel.  The Promised Messiah in the Promised Land.  God works in mighty and wonderful ways.   We can do all things through Him.

“I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing..."

John 15:5

New International Version (NIV)

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1 comment:

  1. And Jesus is the vine that this branch (me) wants to be connected to indeed.



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