Jesus, the Promised Land

Here we intend to discuss how Jesus transplanted the Promised Land, its blessings and the rest in the land to Himelf.

The Promised Land was a rather small country, not particularly rich in minerals or oil, much of it lacking trees, and having a chronic shortage of water.
But it has tremendous historical and religious significance.
It also has symbolic meaning in the gospel, as the type of the "rest," or the eternal inheritance, of those who believe in Christ.

Free Slave

We are called the servants or the slaves of our Lord Jesus Christ.
In the New Testament, the Greek term “dulos” which means slave is used to speak of His servants.
For example in Ephesians 6: 6 , the Greek word “dulos” or slaves is used to denote the “servants of Christ”.

We all know that we are set free by Jesus Christ from all bondages of slavery.
If we all are free from slavery, what kind of slaves are we to Christ?
The intention of this discussion is to find our correct position as slaves of Christ.
Let us draw our attention to three passages: Deuteronomy 15: 12-18; Exodus 21: 1-11 and Leviticus 25.

The Jubilee Year

The prominent image in the Bible is Redemption from slavery.
The Old Testament narrates incidents of slavery and redemption.
The New Testament is all about the fulfillment of redemption from slavery.

The people of the Old Testament, the people of Jesus’ time and Apostles were familiar with slavery and redemption story.
Slavery was a reality of the time and so was redemption.
Even Israelites had to go under slavery more than once in their national history.