Whence They Came
At the Twelfth of Genesis, God brought Abram into the land of Canaan and promised him that the land would be given to his descendants. That promise was later reaffirmed to Jacob, Abram’s grandson and father of the twelve patriarchs of the Israelite tribes. When that promise was fulfilled nearly five centuries after it was originally made, Israel was actually returning to the land where their fathers had dwelt before. Canaan, that land of promise, is the type of Heaven itself, and Solomon tells us at the Twelfth of Ecclesiastes that our spirit is intended to return to the God Who gave it. Israel would have no memory of their ultimate origins in Canaan, as we have no memory of our spirits’ origin from God. Yet, like our spiritual ancestors, God’s people return to whence they came.
Written by David Hayes Prophater
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