Trending News This Week:
- Uproar over Cecil the lion’s death by poacher.
- Missing Malaysia flight MH370, possible debris found near Indian Ocean.
- Obama OK’s air power to aid Pentagon-trained Syrian rebels.
Approximately sixteen months after God delivered Israel out of Egyptian bondage, He brought them to the border of the Promised Land. From their campsite, the Israelites could see the sun rising before them above the hills of their inheritance.
Can you imagine the excitement and joy that filled the hearts and minds of Moses and the people as they gazed toward the land of Canaan? Behind them were four hundred and thirty years of their sojourn in Egypt – the pain and sorrow, the cruel taskmasters, the bondage, mental anguish, discouragement, and defeat.
Before them, within a few days’ journey, was the land of promise. Before them were all the blessings of the covenant – health, prosperity, daily provision, protection, everything they needed. Before them was the promised rest, peace, and safety from their enemies.
The Promised Land and all the covenant promises were their inheritance. Legally the land and promises belonged to them, but having the promises was not the same as taking possession of them. There was a condition and all the promises God made to Israel were based upon the fulfillment of that one condition.
God had told them:
Now therefore, if you will obey My voice in truth and keep My covenant, then you shall be My own peculiar possession and treasure from among and above all peoples; for all the earth is Mine. And you shall be to Me a kingdom of priests, a holy nation [consecrated, set apart to the worship of God].
Exodus 19:5-6, AMP
God directed them to take possession of the land. Moses told them:
Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged
Their destiny was in their hands. They had a choice—to not be afraid to obey God and possess the land of their inheritance or to disobey God and forfeit it all. The Promised Land and all the covenant promises for your inheritance are accessible to you right now through God. Just like the Israelites, you have a similar choice. What will you choose to do? Will you be moved by what’s trending in the news or will you choose to trust that God is with you and seize your inheritance.
Say this faith declaration out loud: “I will obey God’s voice and take possession of my inheritance!”
But if thou shalt indeed obey his voice, and do all that I speak; then I will be an enemy unto thine enemies, and an adversary unto thine adversaries.
And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.