If you did not see my post from last Monday, please go back and take a gander. This will be the continuation. I will probably have to do two or three more posts on this series to finish it up.
In Deuteronomy 11:1-14, Moses was prophesying that this is the time when we will gather the corn, wine, and oil.
What do these three things represent? Remember, everything in the OT foreshadows something in the new. This is deep but stay with me; according to Romans 14:17, the Kingdom of God is righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.
When we come into the Kingdom of God, in other words, when we start to live our lives right here and right now as God intended born-again folks to live, then we are not in the wilderness any-longer. It is comparable to Israel entering into the Promised Land.
Joshua 5:11-12, And they did eat of the old corn of the land on the morrow after the passover, unleavened cakes, and parched corn in the selfsame day. And the manna ceased on the morrow after they had eaten of the old corn of the land; neither had the children of Israel manna any more; but they did eat of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year.
When Israel entered into the Promised Land, they started eating the old corn of the land. The manna they had lived on in the wilderness had ceased.
What is “old corn”? Old corn is corn that had matured in the heat of summer. As we walk in the way God intended us to walk, we are going to begin to eat of the old corn – – – the mature nourishment God has planned for His people. We are going to partake of that which has been purified seven times (Psalm 12:6&7), proven by the heat of the summer.
What I am saying is this; in a serious child of God, one who is open for a move of His Spirit and His presence, His holiness and His righteousness, then we should be hungry,… NO, starving for the old corn, the true Word of God.
Not the sweet and easy taste of the manna alone, not just the milk of the Word, but the meat of the word; the old corn.
When the rain falls on us, when the Spirit of the living God brings us into a mature walk with Him, the wilderness manna won’t satisfy us anymore, our present understanding won’t satisfy.
When a person begins to truly walk in the Spirit, they won’t seek a modern God peddled by today’s apostate church system.
Instead they will return to the God of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Next week, we’ll take a look at the wine.
What does God have for you… just around the corner?