Who entered God’s promised land?
Who will escape in the rapture?
In Deuteronomy 1:39, God says, those who have no knowledge of good and evil will enter Canaan. We see in Numbers 14:30-32 how only Joshua and Caleb, and the little ones entered Canaan. The rest perished in the way.
How can we who know good and evil ever escape the anti-Christ? What is the meaning of not knowing good and evil?
Adam and Eve were in perfect peace and rest with God in the garden of Eden. They messed up right after they ate of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. Their disobedience cost them the loss of God’s perfect presence. Till they were in God’s presence they were pure and covered in the glory of God.
A virgin will escape the coming tribulation
Paul talks about how his apostolic ministry is focused on preparing believers to be chaste virgins. Who is the bride of Christ? Pure, unadulterated, childlike virgin church united in Spirit and in Truth.
When the disciples questioned Jesus who should be the greatest among them; Jesus put a child before them. What did the child represent? Innocence. Obedience. Dependence on God alone. A pure love that overcomes malice and other unforgiving natures.
In Revelation 12:5 we see the man child is caught up. He represents the raptured church. An overcomer who sits on the throne to rule.
In short, when we love Jesus, we will desire only Him. There will be no schism in us. As we grow in love, we will be perfected by the Holy Spirit as Spirit baptised children to eventually reign with Jesus as the Bride of Christ.
The closer we get to God, the more His glory begins to cover us. Till we are made ready spotless and blameless for the coming of Jesus. Maranatha, Praise God and Amen.
Used with permission from Nehemiah Zion.