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Kingdom of Priests: The Struggle for Land and Property and the Earth

The Struggle for Land and Property and the Earth

The Struggle for Land and Property and the Earth

Although many Christians are fighting to go to heaven, conscious mankind has always struggled for and over land. There is the story of a man named Abram. Before his name was changed to Abraham, he came out of Egypt, and was noted as being a very wealthy man.

He was wealthy in cattle, silver, and gold. His nephew Lot also had plenty of flocks, stocks, herds, and tents. The story says that the land was unable to bear the both of them. Dwelling together they had so much substance it became burdensome.

Every five minutes their servants (employees) were fighting or arguing over something. It was like the modern day battle between the Mac and PC, iPhone and Samsung. Their employees had come to dislike each other with great disdain.

Abraham Makes Peace

Abraham decided to silence the conflict, perhaps he was the peacemaker, the Bill Gates of the two. Lot, on the other hand, may have been the Steve Jobs; so Abraham decides to make peace. Abraham concluded there was a lot of land for the both of them.

He implored Lot to take one side of the Jordan, and he would take the other side. Lot saw the plain of Jordan and the water was better on that side, and he selected the plains. Lot was like any other human being out there with the first choice.

If any of us had the first pick in the 2003 NBA draft, we were most likely going to snag (select) LeBron James. It is just human nature to go for the best. Lot chose the side of Sodom, and it was a beauty.

On the Eastside of the Jordan

This was before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah. Before God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, it is reported to have looked like the garden of the Lord, even like the land of Egypt. This was a gorgeous area and Lot chose that land, he then stayed on the east side of the Jordan.

There, he and his uncle Abraham separated and were able to do their own thing without strife from their employees. The point of the matter as it pertains to this article is that they struggled over land initially. Abraham had to settle it responsibly.

Man has always had a strong interest over owning land, to the point they struggle over land, and territory till this very day. Mankind is still struggling over land today. It is just many have been turned away from desiring the land. Nevertheless, the land is the second most vital thing we should be concerned with in this our creation and lives.

We are from the land and further we eat out of the land.

We also put lifeless souls back into the land. This is the reason Abraham had this long negotiating meeting with the Hittites. Negotiations took place when he was buying land and property to bury his deceased wife Sarah. The sons of Heth (Hittites) knew Abraham to be a mighty prince living among them, they wanted him to choose the best land to bury his wife.

In negotiating, Abraham wanted to pay the full price for the property, as that is a honest and pure way to do business. Abraham purchased the caves on the land, and the trees. This is the father of the faithful.

I admire how he did business. I also admire how he conducted himself, and how he understood the vital importance of the land (Genesis 23). He had to understand the importance of land, because “land” is the very thing God promised to him and his children. In Genesis chapter 17 God gave the gift of land to Abraham and his seed.

I Give Thee the Land

8 And I will give unto thee, and to thy seed after thee, the land wherein thou art a stranger, all the land of Canaan, for an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.

God told Abraham that he was an outsider (at that time) to the land of Canaan. However, in time God had purposed to give him the entire land forever as an everlasting possession. That had to be exciting for Abraham and his descendants.

We are safe to presume that Abraham does not care much for going to Heaven, and reasonably so. The reason why is because the land (the earth) has been promised to him and his seed forever. Maybe he’ll take a trip there, but he has land here on the earth!

A portion of the physical and spiritual seed of Abraham are the children of Israel. The Israelites are the beginning of the kingdom of priests that God brought out of Egypt. The primary thing the Lord promises to the children of the kingdom, is land.

Those of us who attach ourselves to the children of the kingdom (the children of Israel), become children of the kingdom also.

As were they, so are we promised land because we join in on the heavenly promise to Abraham, the father of the faithful.

Deuteronomy 1:8 says

Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.

From the scripture above, God is following up with a promise He made to Abraham. The Heavenly Kingdom gave the children of the kingdom on the earth power. The power to go up and possess the land. They were granted this power because it is part of the Lord’s plan and word, to give them land forever.

In Deuteronomy 1:21 it says

Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.

The Lord set the land up for the children of Israel, they simply had to become full of courage to take the land. What is this about? It is about land and property. It’s about being here on the earth, it’s about territory, and it’s all given by the Heavenly Kingdom.

The King and the Lord, is distributing the land to all of His children here on the earth. It is for them to peacefully dwell on, forever.

Numbers 33:53 says

And ye shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.

The children of the kingdom were to dispose the people who were, at the time, living in the land. The Israelites were to dwell there themselves because the Lord had given them the land to possess.

This sounds like Psalm 115 and verse 16, God has given the land to the children of men. It is as if God took the earth from the fallen angels and has given it to mankind. Just as He actually took the land from the Canaanites and gave it to the Israelites.

Joshua, a true man of God, understood the importance for the children of the kingdom to courageously take the land, which the Lord had given them. They were getting comfortable in the zone they were living in. Joshua had to remind them to get out of their comfort zone.

See Joshua 18:3, where it says

And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you?

Joshua had to ask, how long are you going to slack in collecting the land which God has given you to possess? In this generation, we’ve been very slack because most people desire to go to Heaven, forgetting that the meek and the saints will inherit the earth.

The meek is not only the gentle, soft spoken, and humble; the meek also refers to the diligent, hardworking, and faithful. The earth is what Jesus inherited, as well as the nations in the earth (Psalm 2:8). Therefore, we must also look for our inheritance in the earth as well, as we are fellow heirs with Jesus Christ (Romans 8:17).

Selah

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