God had redeemed Israel!
He had brought 3 million people out of Egypt, trained and prepared them in the wilderness of Mt. Sinai to go into the land of Canaan and conquer the nations that dwelt in the land.
Finally, after months of structuring and organizing them into a Holy nation, the army of God, they come right up to the moment of crisis...the time to go in and take the land.
The Book of Deuteronomy is the account of Moses speaking to a new generation.
He recites what happened forty years previously. In Deuteronomy 1:6-8 Moses is speaking about something that happened forty years before. Forty years before God said to the Children of Israel "You have camped around Mt. Sinai long enough. It is time for you to go in now."
So the Children of Israel started off and very dramatically Deuteronomy 1:19 says, "And we came to Kadesh Barnea."
And Deuteronomy 1 gives the account of how the Children of Israel rebelled against God because of their unbelief and refused to go into the land and fulfill God's purpose for them as a nation.
There is a special timing in God.
And I believe that God is saying to us and to His Church worldwide, "You have been camped around your ecclesiastical mountains and denominational divisions long enough. It is time for you to move on. I have set the land (i.e. the nations of the world) before you, go in and possess the nations."
Today the Lord's Church is standing on the border of our Kadesh Barnea. This is our hour of crisis. It is important for us to learn the lessons of Kadesh Barnea.
Israel didn't go in...they didn't make it. They failed to fulfill God's kingdom purpose for their lives.
In "THE KADESH CRISIS" we are looking at WHY Israel didn't make it.
If we are going to learn the tragic lessons of Kadesh Barnea and succeed in fulfilling God's Kingdom purpose for our lives in the 21st Century, there are five things we must understand.
To watch Part 1 click here.
To watch Part 2 click here.
Posted on Tue, January 31, 2012
by George Kouri