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Sunday, March 22nd, 2015
CityLight Church’s One Year Bible Reading Plan
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Commentary from Pastor Mike White:
Then the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Command the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land of Canaan, this is the land that shall fall to you as an inheritance—the land of Canaan to its boundaries’” – Num 34:1-2
Under the Old Covenant, God’s boundaries for the children of Israel were fixed. God outlined southern (v 3), western (v 6), northern (v 7) and eastern (v 10) borders for the territory He had given to Israel. That territory was known as the Promised Land: as long as God’s people resided in it, He promised to bless them.
Under the New Covenant, we have no boundaries. Before He ascended to Heaven, Jesus told His disciples to, “…make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit…” (Matt 28:19). We are called to make disciples of all nations. We are no longer called to possess a finite place; we are called to take back the entire globe for Jesus Christ!
Jesus will not return for us – His church – until the Gospel is preached in every nation (Matt 24:14). We have the amazing privilege of taking back territory in His name. Jesus has already won the final victory; death has been conquered, and Satan has been defeated. Now we have the chance to tell the whole world!
Father, I want to expand Your kingdom. I know the best way I can do that is by simply opening my mouth. Help me to boldly proclaim the Gospel everywhere I go, in Jesus’ name!