Prepare for an Overwhelming Victory!

A year after Israel’s departure from Egypt, the Lord spoke to Moses in the Tabernacle in the wilderness of Sinai. On the first day of the second month of that year he said, “From the whole community of Israel, record the names of all the warriors by their clans and families. List all the men… (Numbers 1:1, 2 NLT)

People of Israel were brought out from Egypt with greatest signs and wonders. In wilderness they were protected and provided miraculously. Yet, God told Moses to mobilize an army to defend themselves.

God didn’t led Israelites like cattle by not requiring them to do anything but simply to trust Him. But made them to become responsible, trained them equally as any nations army existed at that time and equipped them with all supplies needed for their families so they can be devoted to these duties.

Only on top of all these necessary duties He entrusted on them, He showed up in their battles, in their weakness, in their impossibilities and made them to conquer!

A God’s child is never exempt from training himself/herself in all that is needed to defend including his/her faith. When we do all that we are required to do diligently by His grace and wisdom – He will add His favor and strength to make us win!

Let’s prepare diligently as we are called not just to conquer but to become more than a conquer thru’ Christ Jesus!

No, despite all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ, who loved us.

No power in the sky above or in the earth below—indeed, nothing in all creation will ever be able to separate us from the love of God that is revealed in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:37, 39

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Know the plan!

“Soon I will die,” Joseph told his brothers, “but God will surely come to help you and lead you out of this land of Egypt. He will bring you back to the land he solemnly promised to give to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.” (Genesis 50:24 NLT)

Joseph was a miraculous favor in the eyes of Egypt because of God’s hand and plan for Israelites. From Pharaoh to the civil Egyptians, all viewed Israelites thru’ Joseph – so there was a value, dignity and respect for the Israelites.

Joseph and his people knew this well and it was a ticking time bomb – they would have no way out after Joseph dies. They had to believe in the vision from God to Abraham – that God will lead them out into their promised land when the day comes!

Until the great exodus, Israelites didn’t realized that it was the vision that had kept them alive not Joseph!

God will use Josephs to preserve and strengthen us, but His vision has to be believed to wait and get into the Promise Land.

This vision is for a future time. It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled. If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently, for it will surely take place. It will not be delayed. Habakkuk 2:3

Wake up!

Soon after Rachel had given birth to Joseph, Jacob said to Laban, “Please release me so I can go home to my own country. (Genesis 30:25 NLT)

God has a perfect timing in all that had to be done in our lives as per His will.

When His time comes, we will start seeing things which we couldn’t see earlier and we will become capable of doing tasks which we can’t even imagine before!

Jacob knew he have to get out of slavery and move on with God’s purpose for his life, but didn’t had the heart or the purpose to leave.

But as soon as Joseph was born, Jacob knew he and his family must get out and can’t delay anymore!

This is what vision does. If you’re convinced of your calling and learn to wait for it, it will wake you up one fine day and make you move from any lowly place to the place of higher calling and greater purpose!

Wait for it.

This vision is for a future time.It describes the end, and it will be fulfilled.If it seems slow in coming, wait patiently,for it will surely take place.It will not be delayed. Habakkuk 2:3

Blast like never before!

Never before had there been a king like Josiah, who turned to the Lord with all his heart and soul and strength, obeying all the laws of Moses. And there has never been a king like him since. 2 Kings 23:25

King Josiah and Judah had an unbelievable comeback obeying God’s written word and smashing absolutely everything that of the devil.

Oftentimes we see a nation, a family or an individual is lost and placed themselves against God in such a manner which would make us believe there is no possible way for a restoration.

More often than not God has kept a lost individual as a powerful time-bomb to blast the devils kingdom in His time (example: King Josiah, Apostle Paul)

God’s Truth is clearly recorded in His scripture. These words are more than enough to ignite that fire in that individual (time-bomb) to blast and cause a serious damage to the devils kingdom – which devil had built for years and years, generation after generations, perversion on top of another perversion!

It is the same with my word. I send it out, and it always produces fruit.
It will accomplish all I want it to, and it will prosper everywhere I send it. Isaiah 55:11

The Vision Strengthened

Three days later, when David and his men arrived home at their town of Ziklag, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid into the Negev and Ziklag; they had crushed Ziklag and burned it to the ground. They had carried off the women and children and everyone else but without killing anyone.

David was now in great danger because all his men were very bitter about losing their sons and daughters, and they began to talk of stoning him. But David found strength in the Lord his God. 1 Samuel 30:1-2, 6

These men around David were passionate about David’s leadership and knew that their Lord God was with him, and he was going to be their king. But this one single incident had changed their view towards David!

God given vision has all the power in itself to come to the fruition in the time He has set for it.

The leaders in the vision though have to walk in certain seasons which may not be even close to the vision they knew or understood. As they are highly required to walk by His Spirit, the things His Spirit would make them do in those seasons, they can’t explain to themselves – leave alone, all others asking them the questions of what they’re doing and why they’re doing.

Their decisions, actions of course affects others around them, but they have no power but to keep doing what God requires them to do until He says something different about it. These “in-between” times may create lot of impatience for others who’re dependent on them, not only that such times are very sensitive than any other time – the devil will look for these opportunities, to come and steal/kill/destroy (John 10:10) – so all people can blame and stone the leader of the vision!

For such a time, the leadership needs a very special strength which comes only from God. (“But David found strength in the Lord his God.” 1 Samuel 30:6).

In other words, there will be always people around the leaders who have the vision from God – but people are of no help in times of Amalekites/devil’s attack, the leader has to find strength only in the Lord his God, and then go after the Amalekites/devil with that and restore which was lost!

The restoration is the direct result of God’s strength. The incident didn’t just strengthened David, but had strengthened the vision God had for the nation of Israel.

“So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.” Luke 12:32

The Promise

So the Lord gave to Israel all the land he had sworn to give their ancestors… And the Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had solemnly promised their ancestors. None of their enemies could stand against them… Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything he had spoken came true. Joshua 21:43-45

This people of Israel were from one man Abraham, who received the very first promise from God [Genesis 13:14-17, Genesis 22:17-18].]. Unlike any man’s success, Abraham’s success totally came from God.

Everything happened in Abraham’s life was the work of God towards the fulfillment of His promise and plan for Abraham’s success.

The zealous of God towards the promise He made to Abraham made Him to be patient, tolerate, unconditionally love, stay faithful to his descendants. The fulfillment of God’s promise was upto a minute detail of what was revealed to Abraham, to his son Isaac and to his grandson Jacob.

This beautiful journey of the formation of a nation Israel started all because of one man Abraham dared to believe in God and dared to obey Him with all his strength [Genesis 12:1-4, Genesis 22:1-3]

Today the message to obtain this promise is already in your mouth and in your heart. Listen to your spirit, believe in your heart and profess with your mouth – so your ears can hear – you, and your descendants be blessed!

The Good News is near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart. This Good News tells about putting your trust in Christ. If you say with your mouth that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved from the punishment of sin. Romans 10:9-10