40 Days of Prayer Intercessor’s Boot Camp – Facing Your Giants – Part 3
Has God led you to confront a situation that is greater than your capacity to handle? Often, our situations – our dreams are insurmountable without God! This study will equip us to ENTER and POSSESS the inheritance God has promised – and conquer the strongholds keeping us from FREEDOM and FULLNESS in Messiah Yeshua (Jesus).
In Numbers Chapter 13, God commands the children of Israel to spy out the Land of Canaan that had been promised to them. However, the land was occupied by giants, so the twelve spies came back with a negative report.
Often God will give us assignments that are much bigger than we are. God never asked Israel if they were strong enough to possess the land of Canaan. Likewise, we often fall into the same trap when we compare our potential against our promise.
When Israel went into the land of Canaan, they saw abundance and the greatness of the people, the children of Israel measured their promise according to their inadequacies. The children of Israel ran from their promise in fear instead of possessing their inheritance in faith.
The Report We Believe Will Often Determine the Future We Will Experience.
How many times, have we talked ourselves out of the GREAT THINGS God had for us because, we measured our promise according to our abilities and inadequacies. Since Israel believed a negative report that generation did not inherit what God had promised.
“This is what they reported to Moses: “We went to the land where you sent us. It really is a land flowing with milk and honey. Here’s some of its fruit. But the people who live there are strong, and the cities have walls and are very large. We even saw the descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites live in the Negev. The Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the mountain region. And the Canaanites live along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and all along the Jordan River.”
Go After the Big Grapes!
Whose report will you believe? I will believe the report of the Lord! God is looking for believers that trust Him enough to go after the BIG GRAPES!
To magnify God in our worship, is to bring God close to us, so that we can see how AWESOME – how GREAT – how BIG – God really is. When we magnify God in our situations we see how MAGNANIMOUS God is compared to our circumstances!
In life, we will “experience our perspective.” Our perspective of God will often determine how we encounter and experience life. If we see God as ALL POWERFULwe will conquer and inherit! If we see God as absent and withholding love, we will retreat from the challenges and opportunities that move us closer to our destiny!
Likewise, how we see ourselves often determines what we experience. If we see ourselves as grasshoppers, we will live like grasshoppers. If we see ourselves weak – we will be weak. If we see ourselves with the BIG GRAPES we will go after the BIGGRAPES.
….But The People
“But the people who live there are strong…,”
Now, Israel had seen what God had done to the Egyptians. Israel watched God part the Red Sea, and they walked on dry ground. Yet, after seeing God display His awesome power on their behalf, Israel was concerned about the “people.”
Beloveds… one of the biggest breakthroughs we can ever receive is to be set free from PEOPLE. Beloveds, we will SOAR when we forsake man’s opinion, affirmation, and approval. Man is fickle. Im (Matthew 21:9), the people praised Yeshua saying Hosana! Hosana! Then, a few days later screamed crucify Him – crucify Him in (Matthew 27:22-26)!
Beloveds, like the Nike commercial says, JUST DO IT! Do what God has called you to do. Believe me, God will send someone to encourage you in your assignment. As we read in our scripture text, you don’t need the multitudes, all you need is a Caleb and a Joshua. If you don’t have a Caleb and Joshua in your life, business, or ministry, pray and ask God to send your Caleb and Joshua to help you fulfill your assignment.
However, keep in mind that you also need to be a Caleb or Joshua to someone else, and help them fullfill God’s purpose for their lives.
Caleb and Joshua, returned with a good report. Ten spies returned talking about problems. Caleb and Joshua returned talking about BIG GRAPES. Ten spies returned talking about the people. Caleb and Joshua returned talking about promises. We all see life from different perspectives.
I have a larger than life expectation of what God can do; because I have seen God work in my life! That’s my perspective!
Whose report will you believe? Will you believe the lies of the enemy that will constantly tell you that you are not qualified – you are not good enough – you are the wrong gender – wrong color – too old – too young?
Beloveds, when we listen to the lies of the enemy…. when we choose to value peoples opinions rather than to obey God, we will spend our life wandering in the wilderness like grasshoppers when God wants us to be in the Promise Land enjoy the BIG GRAPES.
Beloveds, I want the BIG GRAPES. I want you to have the BIG GRAPES too.
“Praise be to God the Father of Yeshua! Through Messiah, God has blessed us with every spiritual blessing that heaven has to offer.”
God has equipped us with every spiritual blessing that we need to live a victorious life in Messiah Yeshua. Our perspective of God must be set in right focus so that we can experience the awesome power of God in our lives!
In closing, I pray that this lesson has inspired you to have the kind of faith that says these giants are big – but my God is BIGGER! The same giants that Israel ended up running from, were the same giants that God had already delivered into their hands.
Beloveds, whatever ministry, career, or destiny that God has called you to, God has already gone before you and made the crooked places straight.
“I will go before you and make the crooked places straight; I will break in pieces the gates of bronze and cut the bars of iron.”
God has already released the favor you need to possess the promise.
2 Chronicles 16:9a:
“For the eyes of the Lord run to and fro throughout the whole earth, to show Himself strong on behalf of those whose heart is loyal to Him.”
“The Lord will cause your enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you. They shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.”
My prayer for you beloveds is that God would strengthen you to fulfill His purpose for your life! Your story has already been written (Psalms 139:16).
Well, we made it beloveds! Thank you for partnering with me in prayer during these 40 Days. Thank you to my Caleb’s and Joshua’s who stood with me in prayer! May the fruit of our labor in prayer produce a harvest that will span generations to come – Amen!
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