Numbers 15:1-2 Pressing Toward Home

Numbers 15:1-2 (KJV)
And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, When ye be come into the land of your habitations, which I give unto you,

My Ancient Hebrew pictographs dictionary says the word habitations comes from the concept of “pressing the tent.” It is meant to represent: 

  • returning home, 
  • repentance, 
  • turning toward home

Canaan represented the land that was their home. Though they had been away over 400 years, they were returning to where they belonged. 

There is a great need today to call souls to return where they belong. Though none of us are born inhabitants of eternity, our blood in Adam was originally designed to dwell there. Sin has captured the whole human race. By turning to the Lord, we press toward our tent, our habitation in heaven. 

As believers we must constantly press ourselves away from this world and toward what is God’s design for us.

Even so come quickly Lord so that we may “come into the land of our habitations.”

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Marvin McKenzie was born in the Pacific Northwest and became a Christian at the age of eighteen. He has been in the Baptist ministry for thirty years and has planted and pastored churches in Washington and Oregon. Besides his pastoral ministry, Marvin has been actively involved in training men for the Baptist ministry. He has conducted local church Bible Institutes in those churches he has pastored, from which a number of men have entered the ministry. Marvin also served as: Vice President of the Western States Baptist Bible Fellowship, The Board of Directors of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA, Dean of men at Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, Executive Vice President of Pacific Coast Baptist Bible College in San Dimas, CA and Executive Vice President of Heartland Baptist Bible College in Oklahoma City, OK. Marvin is married to Anita. They have two sons, Bohannan and Caleb. Both are Baptist pastors in Washington State. Marvin enjoys camping, fishing and horses.

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