The blessings of Israel were wonderful (Deuteronomy 8:7-10), but they were all in Canaan. After they had, in part possessed their possessions (Obadiah 1:17), Joshua could say the Lord had given them a land "for which ye did not labour" (Joshua 24:13). Here they had rest, victory, and possession (Joshua 21:43,44), in contrast to the wilderness where they had unrest, defeat, and wandering.
The heavenlies signify abiding in the great realities of our salvation, in contrast with worldliness. "In Christ" (Ephesians 1:3), is true of every believer (1Corinthians 12:12,13), and we see that all blessing flows from Christ as we abide in unbroken fellowship with Him. The Holy Spirit gives us the actual experience of these blessings (Galatians 4:6).
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