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Deuteronomy 7:1 When the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;

Even Though God has promised you the Promised land, you will have to lean on Him to take you there. The opposition that you will face will not allow you to get there in your own strength.

When Moses led the Children of Israel out of Egypt he reminded them of the promise of God that He would take them to a land flowing with milk and honey, referring to their promised land. Moses, being their leader, was cognizant of the fact that even though the land was promised to them, if they were to possess it they would need God to bring them there. Accordingly, he reminded them in Deuteronomy 7:1 that at God’s appointed time He would bring them into the land that He had promised. It served as a reminder that it was not a feat that they could accomplish in their own strength. Moses went on to explain further why their own strength would not suffice; because there were 7 nations that needed to be driven from the land and these nations were not only greater in number than they were but also much stronger. The point that was being made was that in their strength they did not stand a chance as not only were they outnumbered, their strength was no match.

The only hope for the Children Israel to get to their promised land was to allow God to take them there. Without that it looked impossible. It is now more understandable why the 10 spies came back with a negative report; their thought process was that in their strength they were no match to people of land. They had left God out of the equation and you cannot get to your land of promise doing that. Whatever great thing God has promised to you will not come without opposition. The opposition will come from demonic forces and also men being used as agents by the enemy. The fact that spiritual forces are opposing you, you will never win in your own strength since they are stronger than you are. You will have to lean on God to bring you there with His strength: He is the almighty and all powerful; the one who has never lost a battle. Doing it without him would be nothing but a mistake.

Life Application: Lean on the strength of God by staying close to Him and being obedient to His words.

Prayer: Lord, I trust you to do what your word says. I stand in obedience to your word and therefore position myself for all that you have promised. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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