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Great Wilderness

Deuteronomy 1:42

Deuteronomy 1:20

20 And I said to you, ‘You have come to the mountains of the Amorites, which the Lord our God is giving us. 21 Look, the Lord your God has set the land before you; go up and possess it, as the Lord God of your fathers has spoken to you; do not fear or be discouraged.’

God does not want us to get stuck long enough in our journey to see breakthroughs in our lives He wanted us to take His word and have it as our possession. His word will take us to the inheritance which He promised.

Ask yourself… What is my promised land? What is it that God wants me to possess? What is my Canaan?

People are different individuals and with different needs but it all sums up to one thing. Man wanted a prospered life regardless of its motives.

I asked God this morning, God, how do I become obedient to You? I don’t want to confuse my obedience to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. God reveals me that His grace enables me to submit to His commands and His commands point me to His Grace so that I may obey.

We cannot go up in a fight on our own we need God in the center of everything we do from smaller to greater things. We don’t want to wander many years like the Israelites because of disobedience. What I observed despite their disobedience God’s favor is upon them and they did not lack. I believe along the way God showed the Israelites the lands which He gave to the descendants of Esau and descendants of Lot. They were afraid of them Deut. 2:4. I believe Israelites have stronger armies both descendants of Esau and Lot are afraid of them. The difference with Israelites is both Esau and Lot fought against giants before they possessed their land and the Lord destroyed their enemies. God was about to do the same with Israel to fight with them but Israel relied on their own strength and become afraid to possess the land and accused God that He will destroy them Deut. 1:26-28.

Deuteronomy 2:20-22

20 (That was also regarded as a land of giants;[a] giants formerly dwelt there. But the Ammonites call them Zamzummim, 21 a people as great and numerous and tall as the Anakim. But the Lord destroyed them before them, and they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place, 22 just as He had done for the descendants of Esau, who dwelt in Seir, when He destroyed the Horites from before them. They dispossessed them and dwelt in their place, even to this day.

Despite Israel’s rebellion, He is gracious and merciful He blessed and prospered the Israelites to sufficiently provide for their food. He is a loving God and man has to realize that God is not playing games with men. We all go through seasons in our life that seems wandering in the wilderness but as we humble our selves to God and repent of our sins He is willing to forgive us, we might suffer consequences from our sins but as we acknowledge the Lord our God He is going to lead us, bless us and fight for us. God’s children have to make sure that they are on the right track with God or missed another opportunity to enter into the right timing to possess what God has promised. We should fully rely on God and walk in faith. When things don’t feel right or look right but when the Lord said Go we are ready to walk in that promise and He will destroy the enemies before us and if the case becomes too hard for us along the way He said to bring Him and He will hear.

Deuteronomy 1:17

17 You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall hear the small as well as the great; you shall not be afraid in any man’s presence, for the judgment is God’s. The case that is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will hear it.’