40 years in the wilderness

So, my church is doing this thing where we read through the bible in a year and todays reading was in Numbers.  While reading this morning, God spoke to me!!  But before I tell you what he said, I have to give you a little history on what I’m reading about, so maybe you can receive the same revelation.  

Moses and Aaron have lead the Israelites out of Eygpt and now they are in the wilderness of Paran, right on the edge of Canaan, the promise land. So Moses sends out 12 men, one from each tribe of Israel, to survey the land. When they reached the land of Canaan, they saw that it was more prosperous then any land they had ever seen, I mean God had been calling it the land flowing with milk and honey since they escaped from Egypt, but the people there stronger and had giants living among them!  So they retuned back to their camped deterred and defeated.  Only two of the scouts came back saying “Let’s go at once to take the land. We can certainly conquer it!” while all the others disagreed and so did the rest of the Israelites when they heard the report.  Right then in there God stopped me and said “Are you afraid of the giants living in Canaan?” In simple terms he was asking me what’s stopping me from going after all that he has for me?  God had been promising the Israelites a land flowing with milk and honey since he had freed them from Pharaoh and the Egyptians, and right when they were at the edge of this promise land they wanted to turn back! But when God promises something it never comes back void!  God would have gave them victory over the people there and brought them safely into the land.  God has promises for all of us, promises of divine health, prosperity, and wealth.  And all the desires and goals that he has placed in our heart, he has already equipped us to achieve EVERY one.  Really the only thing stopping us from having these things is ourselves, whether its fear, disbelief, disobedience, lack of faith, or even something else.

So ask yourself this… What “giants” are keeping you away from your promise land?  And how long will you let these “giants” keep you away from what is promised to you? (hopefully not 40 years like the Israelites).  

If you want to learn more take a look in the book of Numbers.

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