Bound for the Promised Land
Oren R. Martin
Just as the Old Testament book of Genesis begins with creation, where humans live in the presence of their Lord, so the New Testament book of Revelation ends with an even more glorious new creation where all of the redeemed dwell with the Lord and his Christ.
The historical development between the beginning and the end is crucial, for the journey from Eden to the new Jerusalem proceeds through the land promised to Abraham. The Promised Land is the place where God’s people will once again live under his lordship and experience his blessed presence.
In this stimulating study, Oren Martin demonstrates how, within the redemptive–historical framework of God’s unfolding plan, the land promise advances the place of the kingdom that was lost in Eden and serves as a type throughout Israel’s history that anticipates the even greater land, prepared for all of God’s people, that will result from the person and work of Christ – and that will be enjoyed in the new creation for eternity.