Summary: To show that we need to live with JESUS and have close and long fellowship with Him here on earth. Example: Enoch Genesis 5:22 Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God after the birth of Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters. Ge
Are you enjoying the LORD JESUS?
Yes. Jeremiah 8:22
Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then is not the health of the daughter of my people restored? [Because Zion no longer enjoyed the presence of the Great Physician!]
II. AUDIENCE PROFILE:
To show that we need to live with JESUS and have close and long fellowship with Him here on earth.
Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God after the birth of Methuselah 300 years and had other sons and daughters.
And Enoch walked [in habitual fellowship] with God; and he was not, for God took him [home with Him].
Because of faith Enoch was caught up and transferred to heaven, so that he did not have a glimpse of death; and he was not found, because God had translated him. For even before he was taken to heaven, he received testimony [still on record] that he had pleased and been satisfactory to God.
But Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, who were among the men who went to search the land, lived still.
Praise, worship and thank You very much LORD JESUS for You mean long life and enjoyment to me, You provided me with everything for our enjoyment.
As for the rich in this world, charge them not to be proud and arrogant and contemptuous of others, nor to set their hopes on uncertain riches, but on God, Who richly and ceaselessly provides us with everything for [our] enjoyment.
Man and JESUS can live together long
A. Name : derived from the numberings of Israel
B. Author: Moses (commonly accepted)
C. Date written: 1446 - 1410 B.C.
D. Purpose: To relate the discipline of the wilderness generation, delivered from Egypt, and its purging, in order to prepare its children for a victorious entrance into The Promised Land.—Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
E. To whom written: children of Israel
F. Main Theme: Unbelief bars the entrance to abundant life, Hebrews 3:7-19 — Thompson Chain - Bible Book Outlines
G. Key word: wilderness
H. Key verses: Numbers 14:20-23 (Amplified Bible)
14:20 And the Lord said, I have pardoned according to your word.
14:21 But truly as I live and as all the earth shall be filled with the glory of the Lord,
14:22 Because all those men who have seen My glory and My [miraculous] signs which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, yet have tested and proved Me these ten times and have not heeded My voice,
14:23 Surely they shall not see the land which I swore to give to their fathers; nor shall any who provoked (spurned, despised) Me see it.
VIII. MAIN BODY:
A. Joshua represents JESUS who lives within me. Caleb represents man's spirits who is the real me.
"But Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh,"
Joshua means "Jehovah saved". That is during our time in the new testament where JESUS is our Savior that already saved us from hell and from sin. Joshua represents the LORD JESUS.
Caleb as a man desires to be something special along with Joshua, so he represents mankind or anyone who joined with the LORD. Also Caleb represents human spirit.
But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land into which he went, and his descendants shall possess it.
Man is a conqueror because he's created in the image of GOD.
Hebron was given to Caleb as Moses said, and he expelled from there the three sons of Anak.
If man left by himself without GOD, he will become rough and evil just like Caleb
The man’s name was Nabal and his wife’s name was Abigail; she was a woman of good understanding, and beautiful. But the man was rough and evil in his doings; he was a Calebite.
I am the Vine; you are the branches. Whoever lives in Me and I in him bears much (abundant) fruit. However, apart from Me [cut off from vital union with Me] you can do nothing.
B. We as one will live together long.
" who were among the men who went to search the land, lived still."
Man thought he's the searcher of GOD, but actually JESUS is the searcher of man.
No one understands [no one intelligently discerns or comprehends]; no one seeks out God.
The Lord looked down from heaven upon the children of men to see if there were any who understood, dealt wisely, and sought after God, inquiring for and of Him and requiring Him [of vital necessity].