Proverbs 4:20-27 – “My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart; 22 for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh. 23 Keep your heart with all diligence, for out of it spring the issues of life. 24 Put away from you a deceitful mouth, and put perverse lips far from you. 25 Let your eyes look straight ahead, and your eyelids look right before you. 26 Ponder the path of your feet, and let all your ways be established. 27 Do not turn to the right or the left; Remove your foot from evil.” NKJV
In Psalm 91 we find a picture of the Place of Victory that God desires for each of His children to enter and enjoy. Jesus came that we might have life and that more abundant. He came to redeem us from the Curse of the Law and bring us into Complete and Full Victory in Him. He came that we might ALWAYS TRIUMPH in Him! That is our position and condition, as seen in the heart and mind of God as believers.
I am 100% convinced that God intends and desires for ALL OF HIS CHILDREN to enjoy ALL THE PROVISIONS He has made for us! He is not glorified or honored when we fail to come into our full inheritance in Jesus. The problem is that far too often we have failed to understand that there is more to our inheritance than what we now have and because we fail to recognize there is more, look for nothing more and gain nothing more.
Consider this please – When Moses had successfully led Israel to the place they could enter the Promised Land, Canaan and take possession of their inheritance he gave them a prophecy. It is important that we remember that in order for them to take possession of their inheritance they had to first dispossess the inhabitants occupying their inheritance. They had to DISPOSSESS before they could POSSESS. That is vital to remember. Jesus purchased for us the FULL INHERITANCE, but for us to enjoy the possession we must move in and through the Spirit of God and dispossess the dragon or enemy that is encamped and squatting on our inheritance. There were twelve parcels and twelve prophecies given.
The number twelve in the Bible signifies completeness. We need to review and consider the prophecies so we can evaluate the extent or lack thereof we are enjoying our FULL INHERITANCE in Christ. If we are we, we can rejoice greatly in the Lord and reach out to others and assist them in possessing their promises. If we are not, we need to fall on our faces before the LORD and ask His help and guidance in enabling us to move in and DISPOSSESS so we can POSSESS.
CONSIDER THE PROPHECIES – – [Found in Deuteronomy 33].
RUBEN – [v.6] – – LIFE JUDAH – [v.7] – – SUFFICIENCY BENJAMIN – [v.12] – – PROTECTION & DELIVERANCE JOSEPH – [vv13-17] – – PRESENE OF GOD, HOLY SPIRIT & GIFTS OF THE SPIRIT. EPHRIAM – [v.17] – – GLORY MANASSEH – [v.17] – – GLORY ZEBULUN – [v.18] – – JOY ISSACHAR – [vv.18-19] – – PROSPERITY GAD – [vv.20-21] – – INCREASE DAN – [v.22] – – AUTHORITY IN CHRIST NAPHTALI – [v.23] – – SATISFACTION ASHER – [vv24-25] – – ANOINTING (Oil).
Just as it was with Israel there is an Enemy occupying each of those parcels of our promise(s) and that enemy will not willingly depart and cede his control. The enemy has to be DISPOSSESSED to enable us to POSSESS the Promise. Consider verses 26-27 and you will realize that the Promise describes our God and declares that He is not only willing to help us, but the He comes in all His Power and Might to fully enable us to Possess the Promises.
The only remaining question is, “Are We Fully Enjoying Our Inheritance?” If we are or are not, “What Must We Do Now?” Jesus promised to “Build His Church” on the foundation of Truth and in building the church He builds it with LIVING STONES (People). He seeks to bring His Vision to the Church and incorporate our individual and personal visions into the Vision of the whole. How do we know if our vision is a God-given vision for the whole or a survival vision? A simple question will help to identify and reveal the truth in that regard. How do I respond if the vision is advance is rejected or given a lesser place of prominence than I think it should? Do I derive pleasure out of the praise of men or do I derive pleasure out of pursuing the Vision of my heart without praise?
God is calling His children to come to Him and empty ourselves of all “Selfish Ambition” walking the total commitment of Love! God bless you as you go through this wonderful day in Him!