July 4, 2018

Numbers 21:8-9 If the Lord delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not. ~ After the 12 returned from spying out the land that God had promised, 10 of them returned with an evil report.

This portion of Scripture is Joshua and Caleb charging the people to not fear but to put their confidence and strength in the Lord. If we want to come into the fullness of our inheritance in Christ Jesus, we have to stop looking at things from the wrong perspective. 10 returned in fear and unbelief because they saw the giants in the land and saw them greater and more powerful than themselves. But Joshua and Caleb saw them for what they were. A people separated from the Lord and confined to the limitations of being mere men.

Joshua and Caleb magnified God above the inhabitants of the land. They saw things from the right perspective. The giants were men but Israel was men in covenant with Jehovah. Joshua and Caleb didn’t take on the responsibility of making this happen. They put their trust in the Lord to make it happen. Their responsibility was to walk up rightly before the Lord and to live a life pleasing unto God. If they did this then God would bring them into this land. But because the people hardened their heart and feared, many of them died in the wilderness and never came into the promise land. But they that trusted in the Lord inherited the land. Though it took an extra 40 years, God was faithful to do it.

Let’s see things from the right perspective. Let’s not magnify the situation bigger than our God but let’s face every one of them with the right perspective. Don’t give place to the devil, to fear or to doubt and unbelief.

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