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Take it by Force!

by Dr Andre and Jenny Roebert
Saturday, 07 July 2018 | Reading taken from Matthew 11:12

When Moses sent 12 spies into Canaan, they all returned acknowledging that it really was a land flowing with milk and honey. However, there was a ferocious enemy they would have to contend with to possess it. Only Joshua and Caleb were confident to go up, at once, and take the land. They knew just as God had promised the land was good, He would keep His promise to go with them, empowering them to take it, regardless of what stood in the way. Caleb pleaded with the people to be strong and courageous and move forward, trusting in God's promises. This was the only way they were going to posses the land. It wasn't that the people didn't want to live in the promised land, the problem was they had no faith or zeal to get up and do something about it. You see, God never promised His people they wouldnt have to fight, He promised they would WIN, every time they put their faith in Him and moved forward in obedience. Years later, under the leadership of Joshua, God instructed the Israelites to take that promised land. They were to go armed and ready for battle (Joshua 4:13; 6:9). Unlike those before them, they were filled with courage and faith, and a strong determination to put that faith into action. As a result, God miraculously moved on their behalf and empowered them to take what was rightfully theirs. The same is true for every believer, we can't remain passive when it comes to living in our inheritance. The devil isn't going to just let go and hand over what belongs to you. You have to get violent in your faith. Be so committed to the things of God that the devil stands no chance of holding anything from you. Stop being fearful, know who you are in Christ, stand strong in faith. Then use your words of faith to declare what is yours and act like someone who has the victory. You'll put the devil on the run as you advance God's kingdom by force!