Occupy your street

Look! He has placed the land in front of you. Go and occupy it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged!’ (Deuteronomy 1:21 NLT)

The closer we get to the promise land the more difficult it appears to be possessed.

Everything will oppose us to make us believe that we got the wrong address and mistaken this to be our promised land. Don’t be discouraged, take heart and move forward. Don’t be afraid.

God already prepared the land for you even before these current occupants moved in. You’re not going to take their land by driving them out, but you’re going to take back your land by driving them out. You must have the sense of ownership and this authority when you fight.

Let’s pay attention to what His Spirit says again –

Look! He has placed the land in front of you. Go and occupy it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has promised you. Don’t be afraid! Don’t be discouraged!’ (Deuteronomy 1:21 NLT)

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Wait, don’t stone me!

But Moses told the people, “Don’t be afraid. Just stand still and watch the Lord rescue you today. The Egyptians you see today will never be seen again. The Lord himself will fight for you. Just stay calm.” (Exodus 14:13, 14 NLT)

Fear is the worst enemy that walk along us when we are led by God in His mighty power, looking for those moments we would become tired of faith.

Human emotions and intellect are the ones that makes our faith weary and gives access to fear.

When we know we are led by God in a season we should refrain from getting tired of faith, and brace ourselves knowing that faith will remain as a test until the promised thing happens.

On the flip side, a carefully guarded faith will put all human emotions and intellects to become weary. This is exactly how God moved thru’ Moses!

God will defeat our enemies totally when our faith is hated to the point of getting stoned!

What if the Lord had not been on our side when people attacked us? We escaped like a bird from a hunter’s trap. The trap is broken, and we are free! Our help is from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. Psalm 124:2, 7-8

A place of no fear

My eyes are always on the Lord, for he rescues me from the traps of my enemies. (Psalms 25:15 NLT)

We will never lose anything by too much loving the Lord, or too much giving to the Lord, or too much focusing on the Lord.

World’s religious understanding is to maintain a balanced life of 50% relying on God and 50% relying on self. This kind of life serves no purpose and is a waste of time.

Total reliance on God with no reservation for self brings a simple, peaceful life where there is no fear even when there is a constant threat from the enemy.

When we get to this place, we are ready to take any tough assignments for there is nothing possibly can stop us in doing what we are called to do!

For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Philippians 4:13

The stainless faith

Jesus said, “You faithless and corrupt people! How long must I be with you? How long must I put up with you? Bring the boy here to me.” (Matthew 17:17 NLT)

Not that we don’t have faith, we have a tendency to look at every situation as though it’s unique and very different from where we been and what was done before.

This attitude – Lord Jesus rebukes and calling us to reckon with the power of working in His authority consistently in every situation and challenges.

Faith in Christ and functioning in His authority has to be highly guarded with utmost sincerity refusing even the slightest resemblance of fear, failure and faithlessness – for these corrupt any great faith in no time and can make us look like fools.

“Get up and prepare for action.Go out and tell them everything I tell you to say.Do not be afraid of them,or I will make you look foolish in front of them. Jeremiah 1:17

Your right to believe

Through Christ you have come to trust in God. And you have placed your faith and hope in God because he raised Christ from the dead and gave him great glory. 1 Peter 1:21

Death is one thing that tells we are powerless, unpredictable, unreliable and fearful.

Except the Gospel of Jesus Christ there is nothing that gives us hope in eternal life (a real life after the death). Except the Gospel of Jesus Christ no where the resurrection from the death was recorded and promised.

Only Jesus has conquered the death, so only He can rescue us from the death and give life, life abundant!

It is imperative that every human being hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ and given the opportunity to believe for the eternal life in Christ Jesus.

“Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” Acts 16:31

No more fear

Only in this way could he (Jesus) set free all who have lived their lives as slaves to the fear of dying. Hebrews 2:15

Our sin gave power to the death and the fear of death to us, devil had death in his grip and Jesus took it from him by dying on the cross for our sins by breaking permanently that fear man had beginning from Adam.

The only message humankind craved for thousands of years to hear was how to be freed from the fear of death!

Religions and philosophers to temporarily numb the fear said and wrote their opinion of what death could be and what is after that – but it never freed even one human being from the fear of death until the message of the coming of the Messiah was unveiled by God to His people.

Death was put to shame and devil was stripped off of his authority when Jesus poured His life unto death, the message of the Cross of Christ became the Good News when God raised Jesus from the death!

Therefore, since we have been made right in God’s sight by faith, we have peace with God because of what Jesus Christ our Lord has done for us. Because of our faith, Christ has brought us into this place of undeserved.

So just as sin ruled over all people and brought them to death, now God’s wonderful grace rules instead, giving us right standing with God and resulting in eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord. Romans 5:1-2, 21

In the light

The people who walk in darkness will see a great light. For those who live in a land of deep darkness, a light will shine. Isaiah 9:2

Think for a moment what is it like to live in darkness – being vulnerable, suddenly attacked, ransacked, beaten down, hopelessness, uncertainty, unclean, threats, lies, fear, bondage…

Can you imagine now that you’re loosed, set free, brought into the light, given the life, a clean slate to begin with – a brand new clean, safe start with a plan to prosper and be blessed! This is new life in Christ Jesus offered to those sitting in darkness, waiting to be set free!

The light has come! The prisoner is set free – forgiven, redeemed and restored!

In Him was Life, and the Life was the Light of men. And the Light shines on in the darkness, for the darkness has never overpowered it. John 1:4-5

So if the Son sets you free, you are truly free. John 8:36