Summary: If God promises something it is already there waiting on us.
Exit to Canaan Just Ahead
Genesis 17:7-8 (King James Version) Pastor Ken Crow
7And I will establish my covenant between me and thee and thy seed after thee in their generations for an everlasting covenant, to be a God unto thee, and to thy seed after thee.
8And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.
Every time I pass through Marshall, Arkansas I notice and even look for the little sign on the right hand side of the highway in the middle of town that says Canaan with a little arrow pointing southwest toward the little community. I have never been there. One day I am going to take the time to drive out that way and see all there is to see in Canaan.
I have always thought there was a message in that little road sign.
I think that same thought every time I pass it.
The Canaan in the Word of God is the fulfillment of a promise. Canaan was much more than just a place. Canaan was and became the harvest of a seed that God himself had planted in Abraham many years and generations before Moses or Joshua.
I believe with all my heart this morning there are those who are here this morning whom God has planted in them the seed of a personal Canaan.
One thing we need to point out early here is that God had already created Canaan when he promised it to Abraham.
Our Canaan has already been created. If God promised its already done!
We may have not stepped into it yet but it is there!
Our healing was paid for by the stripes that Jesus took!
1 Peter 2:24 (King James Version)
24Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.
Our deliverance is already created!
Exodus 3:8 (King James Version)
8And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
What ever our Canaan is it is already there waiting on us to take the exit off of the carnal highway and onto the road of the spiritual , supernatural power of God!
Jesus made it possible for you and I to enter into the Holiest of Holies . The veil of the temple was wrought in twain. The wall of partition is broken down by the power of the Holy Spirit and the Son Jesus Christ we now have the road map to our Canaan.
Jesus will lead us by the power of the Holy Ghost to our Canaan.
Exodus 13:21 (King James Version)
21And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light; to go by day and night:
I believe he has been leading several of us and he is saying our exit is just ahead! Just follow me!
Sister Melissa is a good driver on the interstate. Better than me so I usually let her drive when we go somewhere where like Little Rock.
But I am over there on the passenger side with the map looking for all the right exits.
Man, you miss an exit and it just throws everything out of whack!
The children of Israel had been on the right road . They had came out of Egypt , crossed the Red Sea, got right up to the exit that led to the promise land and whew they missed it!
1And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.
Numbers 13:25-33 (King James Version)
25And they returned from searching of the land after forty days.
26And they went and came to Moses, and to Aaron, and to all the congregation of the children of Israel, unto the wilderness of Paran, to Kadesh; and brought back word unto them, and unto all the congregation, and shewed them the fruit of the land.
27And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it.