07LHCD12-13 - Howard Pittman - THE WILDERNESS LAND - DONATION $4.00 - Howard begins by asking us, "If we had a gold mine what would we do?" Yes, we'd dig out the nuggets. This is what the Bible is - a gold mine and we must dig to get the nuggets out of it. Then, by way of introduction he gives us interesting biblical history on who the Jews and Hebrews are and how we fit into the picture. He says he will get to his teaching on hope but needs the background to get into what we are going to study about; the wilderness land. God made preparation for everything that was coming down the pipe over 6000 years ago. God is protecting us to reach the end of that path if we will follow Him. This wilderness land he was preparing is for an event that is going to take place 6000 years from the Garden of Eden. I Chron 17: 9 and in Isaiah 55:5 - the prophet Nathan and the prophet Isaiah both let David know Israel was the most powerful nation on earth at that time. Nathan said God's going to move you and put you in a new promise land where you won't ever have to move again. He was talking about the pleural seed; it was going to be moved to another land in another time far away. II Sam 7:10, talking about this wilderness land and another verse in the NT directed to these same people. The Bible tells us in Revelation 12:1-4 - He knew that Jesus was coming and He was making preparation to take care of Him but God had made preparation long before to preserve that seed, that single seed that He promised to Abraham. In this chapter 12 the woman is Israel, His people. This wilderness land is prepared for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see who can recognize where they stand on the roadmap of time. They will be able to discern the voice of God that speaks to your Spirit for He will do nothing without first warning His prophets. Daniel 8:21, the government is already in place it doesn?t have to be formed. The book of Daniel tells us who the major builders behind the last civil government of time will be and Howard explains about each one. You'll find the wilderness land in the 18th chapter of Isaiah. We do have hope; our hope is in Jesus Christ. Micah 4:1, the top of the mountain means the strongest place on earth. Howard tells of some of his life journeys in Africa and other places and how God always has taken care of everything. He threw this in as lagniappe, which he said is something for nothing. In closing, he calls the elders of the church down to lay hands and anoint with oil and he offers prayer for healing.