The land of Canaan is called the 'holy land'. It is the land
God promised to the fathers of Israel for an everlasting possession.
It lies between the Mediterranean Sea on the west, and the
river Jordan on the east. The north boundary is the mountains
of Lebanon, and to the south the Negev desert. It also includes
territory to the east of Jordan formerly in Bible times occupied
by the peoples of Moab, Edom and Ammon.
"See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession
of the land that the Lord swore He would give to your fathers-to
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob-and to their descendants after them."
Israel lacked the faith and spiritual discipline to occupy
the land fully. After a short time as God's 'kingdom on earth',
Israel was conquered and the land became successively a province
of the Babylonian, Persian, Greek, Roman, Ottoman and Turkish
Empires. It is now occupied by modern Israel. It is still
God's holy land, and when Jesus returns as king, he will make
Jerusalem his capital city, fulfilling God's promise to the
fathers, and bringing peace and prosperity to the whole world.
1. the Sky
2. God's Home
Heavens and Earth
The "third heaven"
1. The People
2. The Language
3. The Letter
1. Holy Spirit in creation
2. Holy Spirit inspires God's
3. Jesus was born by the power
of the Holy Spirit
4. Jesus was filled with the
5. The Holy Spirit given to
6. The Holy Spirit with the
1. A building in which people
2. A 'household' or family
3. The dwelling of the believer