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MYSTERY OF THE AGES
coming millennium. And probably Joshua, who
succeeded Moses, will be Moses' assistant in that
office of worldwide national governments.
What of the nation Israel as a whole?
They, despite their favorable heredity,
failed
utterly to qualify.
When God put the proposal of their
formation as his nation before them, they replied, "All
that the Lord hath spoken we will do" (Ex. 19:8). But
they utterly broke their word and rebelled.
They were in a "husband-and-wife" relation with
the Lord God. But the Lord said later of them: "Surely
as a wife treacherously departeth from her husband, so
have ye dealt treacherously with me, 0 house of Israel,
saith the Lord" (Jer.
3:20).
The nation Israel under Moses was
ONE RACE-very
little interracial marriage had marred their racial
nationality.
The Promised Land was then called Canaan.
Canaanites, racially dark, had settled in the land. But
God had given this land to the racial descendants of
Abraham
BY PROMISE!
It
did not belong to the
Canaanites or other races settled there.
When God moved his two million-plus Israelites in
there, he commanded them through Moses:
"When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of
Canaan; then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the
land from before you, and destroy all their pictures, and
destroy all their molten images ... and ye shall
dispossess the inhabitants of the land, and dwell
therein: for I have given you the land to possess
it.... But if ye will not drive out the inhabitants of the
land from before you; then it shall come to pass, that
those which ye let remain of them shall be pricks in your
eyes, and thorns in your sides, and shall vex you in the
land wherein ye dwell" (Num. 33:51-53, 55).
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