Updated: Apr 1
Just as the Israelites had to fully trust God through His chosen ones,
Moses and Joshua, we find ourselves having to trust in our day and time,
the Lord Jesus Christ.
It is fascinating all that the Israelites had to do, or not do, to be blessed by
God. How would we have responded during that time? Would we have
been among the complainers in those times of uncertainty as the Israelites
were preparing to enter the Promised Land? Remember this group of
Israelites had grown up in the desert wandering around from place to place.
Can you imagine having to remember all the details of sacrificing for the
atonement of their sins?
But we are living in totally different times, with only one thing in common.
The Israelites put their trust in the Levitical tribe of priests to carry out their
atoning sacrifices, cleansing them from their sins. We, today, now have a
new covenant. Jesus Christ is now the atonement for our sins.
In John 14:1, Jesus is saying to us, “Don’t worry or surrender to your fear.
For you’ve believed in God, now, trust and believe in me also.” (TLT) He
goes on to say in verse 6, “I am the Way, I am the Truth, and I am the Life.
No one comes next to the Father except through union with me. To know
me is to know my Father too.” (TLT)
All we need to do is to trust in Him today like the Israelites had to do with
Moses and Joshua (minus the laws and difficulties). Jesus became the
one and only sacrifice we are required to believe in, when He died on the
cross for our sins. God gave us a much easier way to atone for our sins
and discretions. God realized the Old Testament ways were too difficult for
man to follow, so He sent His one and only Son, Jesus, to die on the cross.
And with that, it was done! Put our trust in the Lord Jesus, who died on the
cross for you and me. In Him, God’s promises are “Yes” and “Amen” (2
Corinthians 1:20 TLT). In Him, our sins are forgiven. In Him, we have
eternal life in Heaven. In Him, we have peace, love, and joy. In Him, we
have provision, prosperity and protection. In Him, we have life and life