DIG for Thursday the 21st of May……arise and shine, don’t sit and hide…..Psalm 60 v 1

I love coming to conference, it is a great source of material for my DIG!

Today the speaker gave us a great quote on how we should be living the Christian Life.

He said, “We were born to take the land, we were not born to hold the fort”.

That speaks to me about being assertive and not being passive, about going on the attack against the enemy instead of sitting back and trying to avoid him, about shining your light instead of hiding it under a bushel.

Caleb and Joshua wanted to “go on the attack” and take what the Lord had provided for them (Numbers 14 v 7 and 8), but the other spies were afraid of the giants and persuaded the rest of the people to be passive.

They wanted to be assertive and take what was theirs, but unbelief from an evil report blinded the others (Numbers 13 v 32).

Many of our brothers and sisters have been blinded by evil reports.

They see life as one long struggle, hanging on until either they die and reach the glory of Heaven, or Jesus returns; this is likened unto holding the fort.

The Word says we have all spiritual blessings (Ephesians 1 v 3) and all that we need for life and godliness (2 Peter 1 v 3), and we access these things through knowledge, understanding and faith; that is likened to taking the land.

We have access to health and wholeness, joy and peace, abundance and prosperity; this is in a sense our Promised Land.

All we need to do is possess it, as strongly suggested by Caleb and Joshua.

Yes, there may be problems and struggles along the way, but we are to take the land and not just hold the fort; we after all have a covenant (or agreed promises) with God.

If He says something is ours, it is ours, no matter what the enemy may be saying through his evil reports.

Take the land today, stop just holding the fort!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord that through our faith in Jesus we are more than conquerors and we are victorious in this life”.

Psalm 60 v 1…..Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the Lord is risen upon thee


DIG for Wednesday the 20th of May…..a logical argument and then a profound deduction…..Romans 3 v 28

At the conference last night the speaker ended by using Romans 3 v 28.

I love this verse, indeed I love the whole passage, as it is a passage of logical argument concluded by a reasoned deduction.

It could almost be mathematics; and I love mathematics!

Paul builds his argument about law and faith throughout the chapter and then delivers his “killer punchline” in verse 28; the punchline that should kill off religion and works based performance.

He concludes (after giving evidence) that we are justified (or deemed righteous and made right) through faith and not through any works of the law.

This is an amazing statement that set shock waves through the religious establishment of the day and still does!

We are made righteous through faith in Jesus and His finished work and nothing else (2 Corinthians 5 v 21).

We first came to salvation through faith in Jesus Christ.

And we continue in salvation (blessings, healing, wholeness and prosperity) through faith in Jesus Christ.

We received Jesus and all His blessings trough faith and we continue our walk in faith (Colossians 2 v 6).

We never, and I really mean never, receive anything from God via works, performance or religion.

God has already give us everything we need through His grace (Ephesians 1 v 3 and 2 Peter 1 v 3) and we receive it through faith.

Faith and works is what God wants and loves.

Remember that the next time man tries to tell you that you have to work and performance in order to receive from God; and tell them that this is a lie!

Speak this out today…..”Thank you Lord for the finished work of Jesus Christ and thank you that because of this I was justified through faith”.

Romans 3 v 28…..Therefore we conclude that a man is justified by faith without the deeds of the law