Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples[examples]:&they are written for our admonition,upon whom the ends of the world are come(1Cor.10:11)
The Bible teaches us that what happened to those in the Old Testament happened as examples for us. For example, God delivered Israel out of Egypt, which symbolizes the world, and led them into Canaan's land. What does Canaan's land symbolize?
In the early years, I was taught that Canaan's land was a type or foreshadowing of Heaven. But how could Canaan's land ever symbolize Heaven since there aren't going to be any battles or enemies in Heaven? There are no giants there who are against us, no cities to take, and no battles to fight in Heaven!
I believe that Canaan's land is a type of the baptism in the Holy Ghost and of our rights and privileges in Christ Jesus, including divine healing.
God said to Israel, "I give you the land" (Joshua 1:2), and when they crossed over Jordan into Canaan's land, God said, "Every place that the sole of your foot treads shall be yours" (Joshua 1:3).
Although God said that He had given the land to them, He also said they had to possess it by walking through it and taking it.
In the same way, God has given us as Christians the land - the blessing of God - but we have to possess it. Although He has provided healing for us, we must possess it.
You can read the Bible and find out what is legally yours - what actually belongs to you - but until you accept it, until you possess it, it will never become yours to enjoy. So first, read the Bible to find out what is legally yours. Then possess those things so that they become a vital part of your life.
Confession I know that healing belongs to me because Jesus paid for my healing nearly two thousand years ago. As I go in and possess the land, I receive the healing that Jesus provided for me.
(Taken by permission from RHEMA Bible Church , aka Kenneth Hagin Ministries , Tulsa , OK , USA. www.rhema.org )