Promised Land (Earthly/Physical)

Refers to all the literal Old Testament prophecies concerning the physical Israel promised to the nation of Israel, which the people fully received before the end of King Solomon’s reign.  Some futurists deny the clear passages in Joshua (1:6, 11:23, *21:43-45), 1 Kings (4:20:21, 8:56), Nehemiah (9:23-24a), and Psalms (44:2-3) which clearly state that the descendants of Israel did possess all the territory promised to them, and incorrectly believe that the land promises are still unfulfilled.  The promise is first made to Abraham (Genesis 15: 18-21) and then renewed to his son Isaac, and to Isaac’s son Jacob (Genesis 28: 13), Abraham’s grandson.  The Promised Land was described in terms of the territory from the River of Egypt to the Euphrates river (Exodus 23:31) and was given to their descendants after the Exodus (Deuteronomy 1:8, 6:23).  The OT Promised Land was the type or picture of the ultimate eternal heavenly Promised land to which the 1st century Christians in Hebrews 12:22-23 had come to the cusp of, and into which they, and all of the waiting dead believers, would enter when Christ came to take them home with Him at His Parousia in AD 66-70.  This true “heavenly promised land” is the same place every subsequent believer goes home to once they die and leave this physical realm.