There is a story In the book of Numbers, when the Lord told Moses to send twelve men, one from each of the twelve tribes of Israel to spy out the land of Canaan, which is also known as the Promised Land.
Ten out of the twelve spies came back with a bad report because they had seen the giants in the land. These are the same men who had experienced great miracles when the Lord recently gave them a cloud by day, a fire by night, manna from heaven, and He miraculously provided for them for forty years in the wilderness. He also parted the Red Sea for them and six million of them walked through the sea on dry ground while He destroyed their enemies.
When they went into Canaan to spy out the land, they were looking at the giants rather than remembering all that the Lord had done for them. They returned to Moses with a cluster of grapes that was so huge, that it took two men to carry, but they also returned with a bad report saying that the land surely does flow with milk and honey but the giants are too large for us to conquer. They also said, “We were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”
The Lord is showing me that many of you are facing giants in your lives and you see yourself as grasshoppers rather than conquerors. You recognize that the land ahead of you is flowing with milk and honey, but your focus is on the giants.
Jesus gave you a promise but you are not trusting Him for the provision. Many of you are standing on the brink of Canaan and Jesus has done so much in your life but now you are afraid to pursue His plans because you came up against some giants.
No matter how impossible your situation looks, your future destination is not determined by your present situation. For some of you it is sickness. You may have even been diagnosed with an incurable disease in the natural, but we serve a God of the supernatural.
For some of you it is financial difficulties and for others it is family situations. Two of the twelve spies Joshua and Caleb didn’t deny that there were giants in the land, but they came back with a different report. They said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” The Lord said in Numbers 14: 24 “But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it.”
As Spirit fill believers, we are not limited to our senses, by our physical conditions or by our present situations, but we could stand on Gods promises. Fear looks at the giants, but faith looks at the promises.
The Lord is sayingnot to allow the enemy to magnify the situations in your life, and don’t look at the giants as unconquerable.
Do not see yourself as inadequate but know that with Jesus you are able to take on any assignment that He has called you to. Go forth as Joshua and Caleb knowing that you are well able to possess this land. Go forth in what He has commissioned you to do. Never forget that that as a believer, through Jesus you have a better covenant, which was established on better promises.
“Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan.” Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.” But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.” And they gave the children of Israel a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we have gone as spies is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people whom we saw in it are men of great stature. There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight”Numbers 13:27-33.
“There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight” Numbers 13:33.
“And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it”Numbers 13:30.
Blessings in Christ Jesus,