Inheritance in Light

Love, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit

Joshua divided the land among the tribes but the critical element of expelling the people of the land was never realized. It could not be because the Gentiles were going to be the test of gospel truth. The goal of loving God and neighbour has been kicked down the road for successive generations. Without Gentiles there was not going to be a family of all earth’s peoples.

Joshua 23:7-9 is clearly about Gentiles.

That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day. For the Lord hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.

Love, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit

Joshua divided the land among the tribes but the critical element of expelling the people of the land was never realized. It could not be because the Gentiles were going to be the test of gospel truth. The goal of loving God and neighbour has been kicked down the road for successive generations. Without Gentiles there was not going to be a family of all earth’s peoples.

Joshua 23:7-9

That ye come not among these nations, these that remain among you; neither make mention of the name of their gods, nor cause to swear by them, neither serve them, nor bow yourselves unto them: But cleave unto the Lord your God, as ye have done unto this day. For the Lord hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.

Spiritual inheritance has a different set of problems. While evangelists and others receive recognition and reward for their work in introducing people to Christ the delivery of the promised life and associated gifts is entirely God’s prerogative.

1. He gives the Spirit

2. The Spirit gives us our portions of Jesus (John 16:14-15)

He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

The vast majority of transactions and arrangements in the churches of the 21st century are either levitical priestly hot air, secular and oppressive financial schemes, or loud theatrics.

Land in Canaan has shown us that xenophobia is a birth crime and sin and its persistence is due to blind pride in vanity.

Land and all of the things we can see and touch and smell and hear are potential idols. Love, joy and peace, when they are rooted in the Holy Spirit, can never become idols.

Spiritual Inheritance

Spiritual inheritance has a different set of problems. While evangelists and others receive recognition and reward for their work in introducing people to Christ the delivery of the promised life and associated gifts is entirely God’s prerogative.

  1. He gives the Spirit
  2. The Spirit gives us our portions of Jesus (John 16:14-15)

He shall glorify me: for he shall receive of mine, and shall shew it unto you. All things that the Father hath are mine: therefore said I, that he shall take of mine, and shall shew it unto you.

The vast majority of transactions and arrangements in the churches of the 21st century are either levitical priestly hot air, secular and oppressive financial schemes, or loud theatrics.
Land in Canaan has shown us that xenophobia is a birth crime and sin and its persistence is due to blind pride in vanity. Land and all of the things we can see and touch and smell and hear are potential idols. Love, joy and peace, when they are rooted in the Holy Spirit, can never become idols like circumcision, festival, food and drink, clothing, law and prophecy.

Serving in love, joy and peace

Romans 14:18-20
For he that in these things serveth Christ is acceptable to God, and approved of men. Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another. For meat destroy not the work of God. All things indeed are pure; but it is evil for that man who eateth with offence.

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