Our Warfare

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What is the difference between the fighting in the wilderness and the fighting in Canaan, as applied to us?
In the wilderness I say I am going on to rest, to Canaan, or to occupy heavenly ground. Here I have to meet Amalek and Balaam, who seek to stop me in my pilgrim course, the one by active opposition and the other by seduction.
In Canaan I say that I “am come” (Deut. 26:33And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the Lord thy God, that I am come unto the country which the Lord sware unto our fathers for to give us. (Deuteronomy 26:3)) into the blessing, and I take the ground and character (the armor) of a heavenly man on earth. Then I have to meet all the power of the devil, who will contest this matter with me. I have to meet his wiles or his darts, but then it is as “strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might.” It is not a question of my ability to meet the enemy. The conflict in heavenly places (which we should know now) is between Christ and Satan. I am there for Christ. In the wilderness the struggle is with Satan using the flesh; in the land, the flesh is ignored. It does not cross Jordan.
H. C. A.