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Don't FORFEIT God's Promise To YOU!!!

Don't FORFEIT God's Promise To YOU!!! Numbers 13-14 #bloggingontheGO Copy and Paste Link to LISTEN NOW... GREETINGS!!! BlogFam, Have you ever heard, spoken, or sung the phrase... WHAT GOD HAS FOR ME IS FOR ME? I admit it. YES I have heard, spoken AND sang this very phrase. It is encouraging and uplifting and inspiring to KNOW, to REST ASSURED, to have the CONFIDENCE that the promises of God upon your life will come to pass. We like knowing that the promises of God are YES and AMEN! We rejoice that the Word of the Lord will NOT return void. We celebrate that God is NOT a man that He could, should, or would lie. Soooo the phrase... WHAT GOD HAS FOR ME IS FOR ME just seems to fit in with the Scripture references I just made. This phrase just seems like a valid inference from Scripture. And up until a certain point on my journey I would have completely agreed with you BUT today, - and BlogFam, you know how I do, I'm just keeping it real - today, I KNOW that the phrase is a truth for your life IF you have the FAITH to embrace the promise in spite of what might be a perceived threat against whatever the promise is. Let me explain. WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU IS FOR YOU but not if you walk in FEAR, or DISOBEDIENCE, or REBELLION and if you lack the FAITH necessary to live into the promise of God in your life. In other words, YOU can FORFEIT the promises of God in your life. Now I know you do not want to hear this. I know you are relying on God's YES and AMEN. But your heart must be in agreement with the promises of God for them to come to fruition in your life! YES God's grace and mercy can seemingly override your hesitation to fully embrace the promises of God in your life. But PLEASE BE CLEAR... THIS IS GODS PREROGATIVE! For the truth of the matter is this... your promise is eligible for reassignment. I know you do not want to hear this BlogFam, but I want to be the one to lovingly tell you to get yourself together! Better yet... get your heart RIGHT with God so that the phrase we so commonly hear, speak, and even sing will indeed be truth for you because it is possible that WHAT GOD HAS FOR YOU WILL BE REASSIGNED IF YOUR FAITH IS OVERCOME BY YOUR OWN FEARS, DISOBEDIENCE, AND REBELLION!!! Now lets look to the WORD... Numbers 13:1-3, 27-28, 31-33 NIV The Lord said to Moses, "Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the Israelites. From each ancestral tribe send one of its leaders." So at the Lord 's command Moses sent them out from the Desert of Paran. All of them were leaders of the Israelites. OK. In these verses, God clearly tells Moses... I want you to send some men to survey the land I am going to give to the children of Israel. I want them to have a sneak preview of this new place. I want to give you all a glimpse of what shall be. I have promised this land to all of you. I am giving it to all to you. Go see it for yourself. So the men went who were assigned to go and upon their return.... They gave Moses this account: "We went into the land to which you sent us, and it does flow with milk and honey! Here is its fruit. BUT the people who live there are powerful, and the cities are fortified and very large. We even saw descendants of Anak there. The men went to check out their PROMISED land and they come back with a report of a mixed bag. ALL of the spies, except Caleb, express their FEAR of what they have seen. This is their PROMISED LAND. God has already said THIS is what I have for you. God is giving them this land... But the men who had gone up with Caleb said, "We can't attack those people; they are stronger than we are." And they spread among the Israelites a bad report about the land they had explored. They said, "The land we explored devours those living in it. All the people we saw there are of great size. We saw the Nephilim there (the descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim). We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them." This report planted seeds of fear in the hearts of the people. In the next chapter, the people grumble and complain and refuse to go forward because they were scared! What God HAD for them was indeed for them UNTIL they refused to believe that Gods promise was still true in spite of how intimidating, strong, or scary the people in their new land looked. As a result of their FEAR, WHAT GOD HAD FOR THEM WAS REASSIGNED!!! The text says that Moses interceded on behalf of the people in order to hold back Gods anger at the people for their disbelief, fear, rebellion, and disobedience... in essence, for their LACK OF FAITH to possess the Promised Land that God had already given to them. Numbers 14:20-24 NIV The Lord replied to Moses prayer, "I have forgiven them, as you asked. Nevertheless, as surely as I live and as surely as the glory of the Lord fills the whole earth, NOT ONE of those who saw my glory and the signs I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness but who disobeyed me and tested me ten times— NOT ONE of them will ever see the land I promised on oath to their ancestors. NO ONE who has treated me with contempt will ever see it. But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it. AND THEN GOD CLEARLY REASSIGNS THE PROMISED LAND to the next generation... Numbers 14: 28-32 NIV So tell them, 'As surely as I live, declares the Lord , I will do to you the very thing I heard you say: In this wilderness your bodies will fall—every one of you twenty years old or more who was counted in the census and who has grumbled against me. Not one of you will enter the land I swore with uplifted hand to make your home, except Caleb son of Jephunneh and Joshua son of Nun. As for your children that you said would be taken as plunder, I will bring them in to enjoy the land you have rejected. But as for you, your bodies will fall in this wilderness. BlogFam, on today I pray that whatever you know and believe that GOD has for you.... I pray that you would embrace that promise by faith. I pray that you would possess your promise by faith. I pray that you would silence your haters and those who would doubt Gods promise upon your life by testifying of the goodness of the Lord to make the promise to you and who will also see to it that it is YES and AMEN in your life according to your faith. I pray that moving forward, what GOD has for YOU will be for YOU and that YOU will not forfeit the promise of GOD upon your life because of your lack of faith. I pray that your promise will NOT be reassigned to your next generation leaving you in the wilderness to die with promises unrealized because YOU did not believe God. Keep the FAITH BlogFam! And TRUST that, according to YOUR FAITH, what God has for YOU is for YOU!!! GOD LOVES YOU AND I DO TOO! Blessings, Delesslyn FOLLOW on Twitter @AudraSunshine and @SpiritedConcept SUBSCRIBE to get regular blog emailed updates and LISTEN to Kids Korner ONLINE every Sunday evening 4:15C/5:15E at P.S. - Moving forward, my NEW writing goal will be 3-5 days per week, most likely not to include Sundays! So SUBSCRIBE so you do not miss any posts and SHARE the blog with somebody else!!!
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