The children of Israel had to be delivered from Egypt (place of bondage). But, they had to ultimately die in the desert (place of letting go of the past), before they could ever dominate in the promised land (place of taking new ground).
There’s always a sequence when it comes to destiny. The children of Israel left Egypt, but they wandered in the desert before they possessed the divine plan of the promised land. I believe that the desert of dying to self is the most significant place on your way to a destiny or in obtaining the promised things of God.
- The children of Israel FLED Egypt.
- They DWELT in the desert.
- They POSSESSED the promised land.