And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey; unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites. (Exodus 3:8)
The land of Milk and honey. It has a nice ring to those words. After years of cruel servitude and afflictions, God was going to lead his people to that wonderful land. His people found it hard to believe, especially since it was occupied by Giants. They were used to being afflicted. Maybe their biblical teachings might have been perverted by the Egyptians, telling them that this was their lot and they had better get used to it. Their minds needed to be changed to a different pattern of thinking.
God has, also, given us a land of milk and honey. The word says that God has given us all things that pertain unto life through Christ Jesus. (2 Peter 1:3) All that you ever going to need is provided through the knowledge of God’s word. Knowing what God’s word says about your situation is key. We live in a fallen world and it is filled with afflictions. When you are born-again and serving God, YOU will have many afflictions! On the other hand, we are destined for victory. God has a way of delivering us from many afflictions. ( Ps 34:19)
Think of it this way, In a war, there are many battles. There are two sides and one will come out the victor. To the victor go the spoils. What are spoils? Those are rewards that have been won in a war, such as Slaves, Gold, Silver, etc. The gospel is good news! Jesus has won the victory and the enemy has been defeated. He has spoiled principalities and powers and made a show of them openly. (Col 2:15) The victory has been achieved in the spirit realm
So, why do we struggle with our problems? The reason is that there is a fight of faith and that struggle is with our minds. When you are born-again and living right, Satan has no power over you spiritually speaking, but he attacks the mind. The mental realm is where he launches his attacks, but God has given us a tool to fight back and that is the mind of Christ. ( I Cor 2:16)
When you exercise your faith to develop the mind of Christ in your life, your thinking changes. That mind (Soul) and your Spirit starts working in agreement with God’s word. The mind of Christ will transform your thinking and will help open your book of destiny to find out God’s will for your life. (Rom 12:2) Summing it up, If you are born-again, you are destined to win in life. You are more than a conqueror. ( Rom 8:37) For the present, it may seem like your back is against the wall, but as you discover who you are in Christ and what belongs to you, you will start to see things differently. More to come.
Prayer—Father, thank you for speaking to me today. Thank you for showing me who I am in Christ and what belongs to me. I take my share in the land of milk and honey. God’s promises are mine. I am healed. I am prosperous. I am your sheep and I hear your voice. Show me your perfect will in this day—In Jesus name. Amen.
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