“My son give attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; For they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh.” (Proverbs 4:20-22, NKJV)
At the risk of overstating the obvious, a common key helpful in understanding the Bible is, where the Word of God goes forth, the supernatural follows; chains break, healing is received, regardless of what a situation looks like, feels like or sounds like. This key is essential to the function of faith; understanding that God is the God of the supernatural and nothing is impossible with Him.
Just as the Israelites traveled through the wilderness, on the way from the promise to the Promised Land, the only way each of us makes it from God’s promise, to our own particular Promised Land, is to hear what He is saying to us along the way. In our own lives there will be times of traveling through a wilderness. Perhaps some of you are in one right now. I encourage you, spend some time reading God’s Word and praying for direction, He will guide you in your next steps. He often doesn’t give you the whole picture, but He’ll show you what you need right now.
“And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, ‘Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, everyone a leader among them.’ ” (Numbers 13:1-2, NKJV).
God brought the Israelites out of bondage. Under Pharaoh’s control they had a roof over their head and food each day, but they weren’t able to prosper. God wanted to give them their own land flowing with milk and honey, but they would have to trust Him to break their chains and lead them through a wilderness to get there.
Twelve men went and spied out the land and after a month came back and brought word of what they saw. It was truly a land flowing with milk and honey, but the cities were fortified, the people who dwelt there were strong; in fact, there were giants in the land.
Seeing the concern on the faces of the people, Caleb, one of the spies, attempted to quiet the people saying, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” (Numbers 13:30, NKJV). But the other men who had gone into the land said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” (V.31).
Remember, God had spoken to Moses, telling him what He wanted to do. That means, all of the power and provision necessary were included in the promise. There comes a time in every believer’s life where we will have to decide whether to believe what we see or what God tells us. God wants to break chains in our lives but it will require faith to conquer giants. If we will trust Him, He will give us victory.
More next week!
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Rob Granger and his wife, Becky, serve as Executive Pastors of Grace Church San Marcos under Senior Pastors Brian and Melissa Bauer. Located at 855 E. Barham Drive, San Marcos, Grace San Marcos meets at 10 a.m. Sundays and 6:30 p.m. Wednesdays with meetings for youth, children and other groups scheduled throughout the week. Visit www.gracesanmarcos.net for further information.
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