Possess Your Promised Land
When ye are passed over Jordan into the land of Canaan; Then ye shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you…and dwell therein: for I have given you the land to possess it.
– Numbers 33:51-53
God has given you a Promised Land. It’s a place flowing with milk and honey, where your every need can be met. A place where you can keep sin underfoot as you rule and reign with Christ. A place where no weapon formed against you will prosper. A place where you are seated with Christ in heavenly places, far above principalities and powers—far from oppression.
As you study the Word of God, you’ll find that’s an accurate description of the kind of victory you should be experiencing in Christ—not in the sweet by-and-by—but right here, right now.
You may say, “Yes, that sounds nice in theory, but I’m dealing with reality here. The rent is due, and all I see is sickness, oppression and fear. This doesn’t look like much of a Promised Land to me.”
Are you still letting the devil live there? He’s not just going to pack up and go home, you know, just because God has promised you victory. You have to kick him out.
But don’t let that scare you. God has given you the power to do it. Remember what Jesus said? He said, “Behold, I give unto you power to tread on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy: and nothing shall by any means hurt you” (Luke 10:19).
What’s more, the devil is totally unarmed! Colossians 2:15 says, “[God] disarmed the principalities and powers ranged against us and made a bold display and public example of them, in triumphing over them in…[the cross]” (The Amplified Bible). You have absolutely no reason to cower before the devil. Jesus defeated and disarmed him through His death, burial and resurrection. The devil can’t defeat you unless you let him. All he can do is make empty threats.
But beware! Empty threats can stop you cold if you believe them. So don’t. Believe the Word of God instead. Use the Word and the Name of Jesus to drive the devil out of every last detail of your life.
Don’t let him dwell in your territory. Force him to pack up and go home. Start possessing your Promised Land!
Scripture Reading: Mark 16:17-18; James 5:7-9
In David’s day when Covenant truth became a living force in the nation, David had Blood Covenant warriors that could individually slay eight hundred men in a single combat.
They could without weapons rend a lion as though it had been a kid.
They had physical strength and prowess. They had divine protection that made them the greatest warriors the world ever knew.
They were God’s peculiar people. They were the treasure of the heart of God.-the Blood Covenant-E.W Kenyon"
Christ hath redeemed us from the curse of the law, being made a curse for us: for it is written, Cursed is every one that hangeth on a tree.
– Galatians 3:13
You know the story. Satan came to Adam’s wife in the form of a serpent and deceived her into disobeying God. Adam, although he was not deceived, followed suit.
When Satan came into the Garden that day, he didn’t have any power at all. He had to come in like a sneak, not even talking to Adam directly but talking to his wife.
Now Adam was standing there, and he should have kicked him out right then. But he didn’t. Instead, he set aside the command God had given him and did what Satan told him to do instead…and when he did that, he made Satan his lord.
In bowing his knee to Satan, Adam gave Satan the authority that God had given man. He made Satan the illegitimate ruler of the earth. Immediately things changed. Through one man’s trespass, death passed to all men (Rom. 5:12).
The earth and everything in it was suddenly cursed.
“Okay,” you say, “are we to live under this curse for the rest of our lives? Wasn’t there anything God could do?”
He could and He did! He sent Jesus. Through Jesus, He set us free from the curse (Gal. 3:13).
The moment you made Jesus Christ Lord of your life, you were delivered from the lordship of Satan. You were redeemed from the curse. I didn’t say the curse wasn’t out there anymore. It is! You can see it all around you. But now you have a choice. You have authority over it in the Name of Jesus, so you can stand against it.
God’s done everything that love can do. He sent Jesus to redeem you from the curse. The rest is up to you. Now you must appropriate what has already been done for you.
Scripture Reading: Romans 5:12-21
Jehovah was their only physician.
He was not only their physician, but He was their succor, He was their protector.
There was never a barren wife, no babies ever died, no young men and women ever died unless they broke the Covenant.
As long as they kept the Covenant, there were not allied armies enough in the world to conquer one little village.
In battle, no soldiers were slain.
They were Blood-Covenant men. —-the blood covenant, EW Kenyon"
But continue thou in the things which thou hast learned and hast been assured of, knowing of whom thou hast learned them.
– 2 Timothy 3:14
If you’re born again and have the Word of God in your heart, you can live in victory. You may not have all the answers. There may be a great many spiritual things you don’t understand. But it’s not those things that are most likely to destroy you. It’s the things you know to do—but don’t—that usually make you fall.
Just think about walking at night down a dark, unfamiliar path in the middle of a jungle. The guide up ahead has a flashlight to keep you on the right path. But then, you just decide to wander off into the darkness by yourself. What do you think will happen to you? You’ll probably stumble and fall. Very likely, you’ll get hurt.
That’s exactly the same thing that can happen in your walk with the Lord. He knows what’s ahead and He shines just enough light for you to take one step at a time. You have to continue walking in that light in order to get where you’re going.
You may not know why He’s leading you a certain way. You may not understand all the things involved. But God will make up for your ignorance by the Holy Spirit. He’ll see to it that you have victory if you continue in what you know.
It’s good to keep studying. It’s good to keep learning. But, remember, it’s not the great revelation you haven’t yet had that will cause you the most trouble. It’s failing to walk in the ones God has already given you. So be faithful in those things. Continue in them day after day after day. You’ll make it through just fine!
Scripture Reading: 2 Peter 1:2-11
Now picture another person in a wheelchair who comes to ask at hands be laid on him so he receive his healing and complete restoration. Would his case be different from the one who received salvation a few seconds ago? It is God’s will to heal now as it is for Him to save now. If salvation is instant why do some tell people to wait for their healing? It is as easy for Him to save you as it is for Him to heal you. Receive from God now. Do not put off something that He is offering right now."