“Behold, the Lord thy God hath set the land before thee. Go up and possess it, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said unto thee. Fear not, neither be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 1:21
When God delivered the children of Israel from Egypt, he already had a place prepared for them. That place he called the promised land. But the children of Israel were complainers, and they were very disobedient and so they wandered in the wilderness for a long time, going around the same mountain over and over until even God had enough. So, he spoke to Moses saying “ye have dwelt long enough in this mount. Turn you and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the seaside, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates” (Deuteronomy 1:6-7 & Deuteronomy 2:3). He told them that he has set the land before them and they should go and possess it (Deut. 1:8). All these years of wandering, the land was there waiting on them to take claim of it. To enjoy it and raise their children and to bask in God’s provision.
When you are walking towards your possession you must follow God’s instructions in order to make it. The children of Israel had to pass through different territories to get to the promised land and this time they listened to God’s instructions. They knew that they should pass through the land of Seir and that the land belonged to the children of Esau. They knew that they should buy whatsoever they needed to eat from the children of Seir and that they should not meddle (interfere) with them. God also told them that they should not distress the Moabites or fight with them because that land was given to the children of Lot for a possession (Read Deuteronomy 2:4-12). The territories that they passed through were only a passageway towards their promise. We must be careful not to build a tent where we are only supposed to pass through nor try to hurt and hold others back along the way. God has given us all a portion, know what yours is and move towards it. And as you go on your journey support, and encourage someone else, do not try to take what is not yours or to get everything free. Be willing to be a blessing to someone else.
Today, as we get deeper into this new season let us listen for God’s voice and let us be vigilant in possessing our inheritance. It is already prepared for us, but we must be ready to go through the process to claim it. The process may not be easy, you may have to pass through the wilderness, and face some giants but if God is with you then you will be alright. Listen for his instructions and be obedient at all times and you will possess the land.
Let us pray: Lord, please forgive me of my sins today. Thank you for your word. Thank you for my possession that you have already prepared for me and my family. Lord I am ready to listen for your instructions, so that I can receive what you have for me in Jesus name. Amen. Until next time God bless you. Check out my Web Page at https://www.christianfaithpublishing.com/books/?book=divine-intervention to order your copy of Divine Intervention. I also invite you to like, support and subscribe to my YouTube channel at https://youtu.be/9eTw3CAaPDw