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The Journey Readings: Week 36… and a lesson on His promises…

The last week of Numbers overflowed with lessons… one of which stunned me…

We have to fight… for what God has promised…

And the Lord said to Moses in the plains of Moab
by the Jordan in Jericho,
Tell the Israelites, When you have passed over
the Jordan into the land of Canaan,
Then you shall drive out all the inhabitants
of the land before you and destroy all their
figured stones and all their molten images
and completely demolish all their
[idolatrous] high places,
And you shall take possession of the land dwell in it,
for to you I have given the land to possess it.
Numbers 33:51-53 Amp
Now… I knew the Israelites had to battle when they entered the Promised Land… but the overarching truth… that He expects us to fight for what He’s promised… caught me off guard…
I guess I never really applied it to me…
He promises… peace… strength… freedom… but each of these… must be fought for by faith… 
We are to willingly… boldly… enter enemy occupied territory… and take it over… because He says it is ours…
Current culture… tends to assume that if someone says they’re giving you something… it’s free for the taking… it’s unoccupied so to speak… reserved for you…
But No… not with God… battles of faith are apparently good for us… and we should never let the enemy deter us from entering into the land of promise…
“… To him who overcomes and does my will to the end,
I will give authority over the nations—“
—Jesus
Revelation 2:26
Stunning…
How often do you let the enemy deter you… from receiving all He has promised…?
This week… The Journey enters into… Deuteronomy…

Monday                     Deuteronomy 1
Tuesday                     Deuteronomy 2
Wednesday                Deuteronomy 3:1 – 4:14
Thursday                   Deuteronomy 4:15-59
Friday                        Deuteronomy 5

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