God loves you. “ The Lamb, who was killed before the origin of the world, is a man who has received support, splendor, wisdom, power, refinement, whole month, respect, faith and silt। Let him be glorified forever. ”Now came true Amen। In this world you have received everything but so far Jesus has not believed in Christ, you are the saddest and most righteous man ! The poorest people on earth are not without money but without Jesus Amen ! Your first need and need is the forgiveness of eternal security sins, salvation and eternal life – “ Behold, the Lamb of God who has raised the sin of the world’।And he is atonement for our sins, and not only for us, but also for the sins of the whole world। The only Creator God – Ekmatra Caste Man – Ekkatra Blood Red – Ekkatra Problem Sin – Ekkatra Solution Jesus Christ Do you know that there is eternal life even after the deer only God loves you ! Because God loved the world so much that he gave it to his only born Son – No one who believes in him is unhappy, But he may have eternal life, but God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us when we were sinners। Because you are saved by grace by faith; And it is not from you, it is God’s donation; He who is waking up to my door every day hears me waiting for the pillars of my doors, Blessed is that man। But God reveals his love for us: Christ died for us, while we are sinners। But in all these things we are even more than the winners by him, who loved us। Because I have been completely unarmed, neither death nor life, nor angels, neither the princes, nor the rights, nor the things that come from now, nor the things that come later, neither the heights, nor the deep, Neither any other creation can separate us from the love of God in our Lord Christ Jesus। Love is in this – not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent his Son to be atone for our sins। For God made sin for us, who did not know that we would be the righteousness of God। Jesus said to him: “ Bato, truth and life are me; No one comes to the Father except me. ” Your word is a light for my feet, and a light for my way। I cried before Miramire fell bright; I hope in your word। My eyes are open at night’s guard to meditate on your word। And call me on the day of the storm; I will deliver you, and you will raise me। He cures those with broken hearts and binds them to the ointment of their injuries। You will be in me and ask for whatever you want if my words are in you, and that will be done for you।

Was the Promised Land Really Flowing with Milk and Honey?

My first introduction to the Concept

of “milk and honey” came from a VeggieTales song. For those who didn’t learn about the land of milk and honey from vegetables, or from Scripture reading, the Land of Milk and Honey is introduced to readers in the book of Joshua.

  • For some context, the Israelites had fled from 400+ years of slavery in Egypt and wandered the desert. Their stay in the wasteland extended when they complained, deliberately disobeyed God, and turned to other idols.
  • Nevertheless, God promises they will not stay in the desert forever. He will bring them out of Egypt, out of the wilderness, and into a land flowing with milk and honey (Exodus 3:8).
  • But why honey? And do we find mention of this land in other parts of the Bible? 
  • In this article, we will dive into the nature of the Promised Land, why it’s important in the overarching story of the Bible, and whether the land was literally oozing milk and honey. 
  • Where Does the Bible Mention the Land of Milk and Honey?
  • We do encounter mention of “milk and honey” in conjunction with the Promised Land in more than one book of the Bible.
  • Let’s dive into some of the specific verses where we find it mentioned. (A complete list can be found on Knowing Jesus.)
  • Exodus 3:8
  • “So I have come down to deliver them from the power of the Egyptians, and to bring them up from that land to a good and spacious land, to a land flowing with milk and honey.”
  • Leviticus 20:24
  • “Hence I have said to you, ‘You are to possess their land, and I Myself will give it to you to possess it, a land flowing with milk and honey.’ I am the Lord your God, who has separated you from the peoples.”
  • Numbers 14:8
  • “If the Lord is pleased with us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us—a land which flows with milk and honey.”
  • We also see instances of the phrase used in Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 11:9), Joshua (Joshua 5:6), and Ezekiel (Ezekiel 20:15). 
  • No doubt this undercurrent of “the Promised Land” and the “Land of Milk and Honey” plays a vital role in the Old Testament. But what did the Promised Land represent? And why did the Old Testament writers place such a heavy importance on it?
  • What Is the Promised Land?
  • A land promised all the way back in Genesis to Abraham, the land of Canaan was reserved by God for his people for the nation of Israel to grow and thrive, with the exception that they uphold their end of the covenant and obey God. They often failed at this, which explains why they didn’t always stay in the Promised Land. 
  • For those familiar with the story of Joshua and Jericho (Joshua 6), we know that when Israel finally finishes their forty years of wandering in the desert and they come to the Promised Land, they find another group of people has already taken hold of the city.
  • Scripture seems to assert this land stood out from the rest, explains Eliezer Schweid in his article. It has an abundance of resources, and as mentioned in the article above, the land had a touch of divine symbolism. Everyone from the land drank from rainwater. Rain tended to mean divine providence or favor. 
  • But what does this have to do with milk and honey? Why does Scripture make mention of those two food items when talking about the Promised Land? 
  • Why “Milk and Honey”? 
  • Believe it or not, milk and honey isn’t just symbolic.
  • Archeological digs back in 2007 uncovered beehive colonies dating back to the 9th and 10th centuries BC in the Jericho area, writes Etgar Lefkovits for My Jerusalem Post. So when authors spoke of a land flowing with milk and honey, they did, in fact, mean it in a literal sense.
  • But did honey and milk symbolically represent something else? 
  • We do know milk often has ties to fertility, so the milk could point to the abundance of the land. Honey tended to represent delight, joy, sweetness, and pleasure. This combination could imply that Israel would no longer experience a time of bitterness and barrenness when they entered the Promised Land. 
  • Photo credit: Unsplash/Rob Bye
  • How Else Does the Bible Describe the Promised Land?
  • Do we know anything else about the Promised Land, other than its ability to overflow with milk and honey? 
  • Joshua 1:13 describes the Promised Land as a place of rest. We know from maps that the promised land bordered large bodies of water and land. Aside from this, Scripture doesn’t dive too greatly into detail about the land, but we can infer from what we have been presented that it’s far better than any place they’d lived before. The Israelites would receive rest, abundance, and new life in this land.
  • That is, if they followed the caveat to obey God. 
  • Did the Israelites Ever Reach the Promised Land?
  • As the story of Joshua goes, they do manage to reach the Promised Land and take over it, after marching around the city for several days. The Jericho walls collapsed at the sound of trumpets.
  • But we should note that they don’t always stay in the land. 
  • From the Judges (past Joshua) through the Kings of Israel, we witness a constant cyclical process. The Israelites disobey God and turn to other idols, foreigners take over their land, they turn to God, and God appoints a ruler to bring them back to him. 
  • Eventually, Israel (split into two) had strayed so far from the Lord that God allowed for the Assyrians and Babylonians to take them into captivity. They left the land for decades.
  • Nevertheless, you can visit Jericho today in modern-Israel. This land continues to be a popular tourist destination due to its historical significance. 
  • We also see parallels between the old Promised Land and the new heaven and new earth promised to believers (Revelation 21). For now, we wander the wilderness, so to speak. But God has a land planned for us full of life, abundance, and who knows? Maybe even heavenly milk and honey.
  • Looking Forward to Our Own Promised Land
  • Because God had set apart the Israelite nation, he also had set apart a bountiful land for them to live and thrive. Owing to their disobedience, they did not always occupy this land, but when they did, they experienced the fullness of God’s blessings.
  • They ate both of literal and figurative milk and honey, and experienced God’s providence through the resources such as rainwater. In short, they had a land to look forward to. In Egypt, they likely remembered God’s promise to Abraham to make him into a great nation and to provide a place for that nation to grow. 
  • We, as Christians, grafted into the family of God, also have a Promised Land to look forward to. As we wander in the wilderness, we can look forward to Jesus’ second coming when he will usher forth the new heaven and the new earth.
  • We can experience life everlasting in the land that we’ve waited for so long. Like the Israelites and Abraham, we are sojourners for the time being. But we know that we will not wander forever. And that we have a wonderful Promised Land to look forward to. 

For he that findeth me shall find life, and shall receive mercy from the Lord. But he that sinneth against me, harmeth his own soul; All those who hate me love death.’ Proverb. 8:35-36 But God shows his love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Romans 5:8 He committed no sin, nor was any guile found in his mouth; He did not rebuke in return; He did not threaten when he suffered, but committed himself to the righteous judge. He Himself bore our sins in His own body on the cross, that we might die to sins and live to righteousness; By His stripes you were healed. 1 st. Proverb. 8:35-36 Nor is salvation in any other; For there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.” Acts 4:12 Jesus said to him: “I am the way, the truth, and the life; No one comes to the Father except through me.” John 14:6 Behold, he comes with the clouds, and every eye shall see him, even those who despise him; And all the tribes of the earth will mourn because of him. So be it! Amen! Revelation 1:7 And he was clothed in blood; And his name is called ‘Word of God’. Revelation 19:13 “And behold, I come quickly; And I have my reward to give to every man according to his work. I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.” Revelation 22:12-13 Note: Today people don’t even have time to go to heaven. Believe in Jesus Christ and you will receive forgiveness of sins, salvation and eternal life.

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