Moving Into Your Promised Land
A People of FaithGod is looking 4 a people of faith. Jesus asked the question, "Will the Son of Man find faith on the earth when He returns in His glory?" We want 2b found with a faith in God that is active and living. Passivity has no value in the Kingdom of God. God calls us to be actively engaging our faith by taking steps out into the unknown. Abraham was such a man that he went out not knowing where he was going.
One of the reasons people never step out in faith is because of the uncertainty of whether they are hearing God or not. Because of the multitude of voices people are distracted from the One voice that matters. Many times it is the compromise of being a people-pleaser that cause people to lose the clarity of God's voice in their lives. We must be a people of the Holy Spirit, a people that are yielded to His life and reality.
When we are listening to just the voice of man for our direction in life, the voice of God gets lost in the mix. Everyone has an opinion, but only God has our directions. He has specific directions for each and every person on the planet and a custom blueprint for our lives. No two blueprints are the same. Therefore we need to be wise in where we give our attentions. It is crucial we are a focused people of faith. If we lose our focus we lose our faith.
Psalm 25:15, My eyes are ever toward the Lord, for He shall pluck my feet out of the net.
The enemy has a net for every person. His goal is to keep us from God's best in our lives. Distractions are one of the key tools the enemy uses to get us off the path, to get us off track. Just as Peter was called out to walk on the water to Jesus, so are we. Peter began to walk on the water, but then took his eyes off the Lord. He lost his focus. Because of this he began to sink. The key to Peter walking on the water was him keeping his eyes on the Lord. God keeps us when our eyes are upon Him. When we set our love upon Him He will deliver us from all evil. When our eyes are upon Him that means our ears are also attentive to Him so that we can hear His voice clearly.
In Step with the Spirit
1 Samuel 15:22, So Samuel said: "Has the LORD as great delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices, as in obeying the voice of the LORD? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to heed than the fat of rams."
Anxiousness causes people to step out of sync with the Holy Spirit. God is not looking for the multitude of sacrifices but is looking for us to do the ONE THING that He has told us to do. The peace of God causes us to rest in the simplicity of our relationship with God bearing the fruit of righteousness and patience. His peace keeps us in step with the His Spirit.
Philippians 4:6, Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.
A Different Spirit
Numbers 14:24, But My servant Caleb, because he has a 'different spirit' in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it.
Those whose hearts are fully pursuing God have a different spirit. These are the ones who will enter into the reality of the promised land of God. We are a people of God's promises. We partake of the divine nature through His great and precious promises. Full whole-hearted uncompromising pursuit of God guarantees us entrance into the fullness of experiencing His promised land for our lives. What is the promise that God has given to you? What is the vision that God has shown you?
We don't receive the promises of God just because we are Christians. There is a whole-hearted focus, determination, sacrifice and surrender to pursuing God that brings us into the land of promise. God has a divine inheritance for us that is beyond anything we can comprehend. He works with us waiting to see a fullness of pursuit with a focus that will not be distracted. Whole-hearted surrender is the foundation of such a person of faith. This person will have a "different spirit."
Faith Without Question
Hebrews 11:8, By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to the place which he would receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going.
The righteous are bold as a lion. God wants us to be confident in His promises. If God says it that settles it. We need a revival of stubborn faith! We need a tenacious faith that will not let go. We don't need to have all the answers, explanations and reasons why from God to step out in faith. Abraham did not require such explanations from God. When God says, "Go!" that is good enough. We don't need everything figured out in our heads to move out into promises of God. When we take Him at His word we can know that God has everything lined up and ready to go. All we need to do is believe and move out where He shows us with full confidence and trust in Him.
The Promise Food
Joshua 5:12, Then the manna ceased on the day after they had eaten the produce of the land; and the children of Israel no longer had manna, but they ate the food of the land of Canaan that year.
God promised His people that He would take them into a land flowing with milk and honey. The day of manna from Heaven was coming to and end. Once in the promised land there would be fullness of blessing. The milk represents the blessing of God. The honey represents the anointing of God. God has overflowing blessing and anointing for us. The days of manna from Heaven are over. God gives us the food of His promised land. The manna represents the desert season.
Jesus is the fulfillment of the promised land for our lives. We no longer have to settle for manna. We can eat the food of the land of promise. There is variety, color, fullness and life for us in the promised land. No more desert, no more dry places. The promises of God bring us into a land of abundance, better things and the overflow with new adventures of conquest and expansion. Springs of life and rivers of living water overflow here. All of this is ours in the promised land.
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