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