are we there yet?

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are we there yet?

Deuteronomy 4:27-29 (JDV)

Deuteronomy 4:27 Yahveh will scatter you among the peoples, and you will be reduced to a few survivors among the nations where Yahveh your God will drive you.

Deuteronomy 4:28 There you will worship human-made gods of wood and stone, which cannot see, hear, eat, or smell.

Deuteronomy 4:29 But from there, you will search for Yahveh your God, and you will find him when you seek him with all your heart and all your throat.

are we there yet?

The Mosaic mission involved three phases: deliverance, possession and witness. But God knew that the third phase would not work out as well for some generations. Being a loving God, he made it possible for the Israelites to be delivered again from the idolatrous nations he would exile them in.

The Great Commission of Jesus Christ also involves three stages:

  • Deliverance through the blood of Christ appropriated by repentance.
  • Possession of the mind of Christ through training in righteousness by the word and the Sacred Breath.
  • Witness to the nations of the gospel of Christ, established by living out his commands.

Christian, where are you in this process? Don’t presume the trail is over just because you made it to the first stop.

Lord, lead us all the way. Don’t allow us to settle for part of your plan.

About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at -- !
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