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A Lifetime of Fruitfulness

by Dr Andre and Jenny Roebert
Monday, 19 July 2021 | Reading taken from Joshua 5:12 (AMPC)

Joshua 5:12 (AMPC): "And the manna ceased on the day after they ate of the produce of the land; and the Israelites had manna no more, but they ate of the fruit of the land of Canaan that year."

During the years in the wilderness, God supernaturally supplied manna for the children of Israel. Every morning they could collect the manna, and on Fridays, there was double the amount to ensure no work on the Sabbath. During these forty years, an entire generation was born with no experience in fighting, or any knowledge of farming and cultivating crops. The wilderness was a dry place with no fertile ground. Everyone depended on God's daily provision. Then the time finally came for their new season, the long-awaited promise. The land of Canaan was filled with abundant crops, large fruit, and fertile ground. The moment the people ate from the food in Canaan, the manna supply stopped. They had learnt to have total dependency on the Lord, for even the most basic of needs in the wilderness. Now, the same God Who provided their every need where they could not sow and reap, taught them how to cultivate the land to produce a bountiful harvest. The principles we learn and receive during our intimate times in God's Presence always lead the way to produce more blessing and increase as we learn to apply them in every area of life. He remains our source while teaching us how to extend what He has given us to produce a lifetime of fruitful abundance.