Memorize: And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it. Numbers 13:30.
Devotional Reading: Numbers 23:13-24
In our bible reading of today, Moses sent 12 tribes of Israel to search the land of Canaan, 10 tribes came back with evil report due to fear, while remaining 2 tribes who equally saw what the 10 tribes saw, but refused to be intimidated by fear, they brought good report. Caleb instilled confidence in the people before Moses and said, let us go up at once, and posses it; for we are well able to overcome is.
One of our children’s Sunday school songs says – “we are able to go up and take the country, to possess the land from jordan to the sea, but the giant may be on the way to hinder, God will surely give us VICTORY…..
One of the strongest weapons that the devil uses to fight God’s children is fear. Fear is the absence of faith and presence of doubt, the moment fear takes its seat in the life of a believer, it knocks off the confidence that you have in God and his word. This is the reason why God is very displeased with fearful Christians to the extent that, if they do not repent and change, the lake of fire will be their final end – Revelation 21:8.
The only fear we are permitted to have as believers is ‘Holy Fear’ Which is born out of love for God, to reverence Him, honour Him, adore Him, and obey his commandments. If we sin, go back to Him in repentance, He will receive us and forgive us.
As sons and daughters of God, we have all we need not to be afraid, Jesus paid it all on the cross of Calvary. Christ in us, the hope of GLORY. If God be for us, who can be against us? We have to memorize the word of God so that we can use it in times of need. Romans 8:31; If God be for us, who can be against us. 2 Kings 6:16; And he answered, Fear not: for they that be with us are more than they that be with them.
Many Christians give the devil upper hand because of fear, don’t forget what the bible says about the devil, he is like a roaring lion, he is not the real lion, Jesus is the real lion, the lion from the tribe of Judah, he has the supreme and ultimate power, Phil 2: 9&10; you cannot have him in your life and still give room for fear, it is an insult to the sovereignty of God and the absolute power of his only begotten son Jesus Christ.The devil should be afraid of you as geniune believer. I pray that the spirit of might and boldness will come upon you today coupled with confidence in the mighty name of Jesus.
Whatever challenge you are going through, i will like you to know that you are able to overcome and be victorious, take courage. Whatever arrow the devil may be throwing at you, it is going back to the sender in the mighty name of Jesus. Numbers 23:23 is for you; Surely there is no enchantment against Jacob, neither is there any divination against Israel: “put your name under Jacob and your last name under Israel” it will work for you in Jesus name.
If you have been fearful before now, be determined from today that fear will no longer rule you, rather, Faith and courage rules in your life from today, also, allow the boldness of Christ take its root in you, because “you are able” in Jesus name.
Father, please give me confidence in you to overcome the tests and trials of life in Jesus name.
Key Dose: If you build your life around faith and allow the boldness of Christ to take its root in you, it will be impossible for fear to rule you.
Pastor James Ademuyiwa
Senior Pastor (IHPCT)