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Beulah Land: A Place Just Outside of Heaven

In Pilgrim’s Progress, John Bunyan’s allegory of the Christian life, Beulah Land is just outside the Celestial City, or heaven. It’s a place of abundance in which the covenant between God and man is renewed. The idea comes from Isaiah 62:4-5, and it has inspired both hymns and gospel songs over the years. It’s about… Continue reading Beulah Land: A Place Just Outside of Heaven

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Where Do You Labor in the Harvest of Souls?

One way God communicates important spiritual truths is by comparing them to situations in the natural that we already understand. Jesus used parables to illustrate such concepts as forgiveness, the kingdom of God, and how to treat other people. God used object lessons to draw parallels to Israel’s spiritual unfaithfulness (Hosea and Gomer) and teach… Continue reading Where Do You Labor in the Harvest of Souls?