And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. (Numbers 13:33)
The question to ask today is–Do you have a grasshopper mentality? To understand this, we need to go back to where this all began. The Jews were under servitude under the cruel Egyptians. For more information and details of how this began, read my previous posts.(1) It was during this time that God raised up a savior to lead them into the promised land. Moses led his people out of Egypt in good health, lots of gold and silver. (Ps 105:37) In the midst of their desert experience, God gave them a promise. They were going to inherit the promised land of milk and honey. (Exo 3:8)
I can imagine the expression on their faces. Lands and homes just for the taking. There was one problem. There were giants in the land. In spite of God telling them that the land was theirs for the taking, they went by what they saw, instead of receiving God’s promises. As we see in Numbers 13:33, they called themselves grasshoppers instead of God’s giant killers. As you read this, You need to ask yourself one question. Do you have a grasshopper mentality or are you God’s giant killer? Let’s start with the mind. The Bible says that you have the mind of Christ. The word Christ means the yoke-breaking, burden removing power of God. Are you having health issues? Is having money a big issue in your life? Are you having sleep issues and have no peace?
If you are born again, yet experiencing the above issues, I have good news. You have the mind of Christ. You have a genius that lives on the inside of you! The problem is activating that mind to work for you. Such happened with the Corinthian church. These people loved the Lord and were being used in signs, wonders and miracles, but yet they were facing issues of carnality and worldly living in the church. ( 1 Cor 2:14) When you activate the natural carnal being within you, you start to see yourself defeated, overcome by fear and being negative towards life. A carnal mind will make wrong and harmful decisions, and just because you are born again, doesn’t mean that you will not make wrong decisions.
How do we activate the mind of Christ within us? The word says to call those things that are not as though they were. (Rom 4:17) Read and study the life of Abraham. He is defined in the Bible as the father of faith, but he was not perfect. He made some mistakes and it took 25 years or more to get his miracle manifested. If we can learn from his mistakes and how not to repeat those errors, we can see a quicker manifestation of God’s miracles in our life.
Summing it up, you have a miracle in your mouth. As you start to confess God’s word over your situations, you will see changes. It’s time to stop having a grasshopper mentality and start thinking about killing your giants. Your land of milk and honey awaits you.
Note: If you are not born again, God has a plan and destiny for you. I invite you to pray and let him come into your heart. Click on the link below…. https://thechristiancorner.org/2021/02/01/the-sinners-prayer/
(1) For further study…https://thechristiancorner.org/2021/01/30/dont-lose-your-joy-part-1/
Special thanks to Elegance Thinka for the grasshopper picture….www.unsplash.com
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