HOW TO TAKE YOUR PROMISED LAND
Margaret (Peggy) Kannaday
We all know the history of The Promised Land in The Old Testament. There were only two bold and courageous men named Joshua and Caleb that were able to take the territory for The Lordís glory.
Their battles were in the physical realm at that time, but these battles were a type and shadow for our example in the spiritual realm today.
What were the prerequisites for Joshua and Caleb that enabled them to possess their Promised Land?
1.) Their trust was totally in The Lord God to fight the battle for them.
2.) Their obedience to Godís commandments regarding all aspects of the battles, i.e., timing, places, weapons, and all other requirements which will bring the victory.
3.) Their boldness and courage that caused them to care more about accomplishing the will of God than they valued their own lives.
Jesus Christ came to this earth in order to save that which was lost, to bring new life, and to equip His people to become more than conquerors.
Romans 8:37 (King James Version)
37 ďNay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us".
He also came to utterly destroy all of the works of the devil..
1 John 3:8
"He that committeth sin is of the devil; for the devil sinneth from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil."
God sent His Holy Spirit so that we, His beloved people would be living witnesses for The Lord Jesus Christ. Jesus also told us that before we could spoil the enemy's territory; we had to first "bind" the strongman over that territory.
"No man can enter into a strong man's house, and spoil his goods, except he will first bind the strong man; and then he will spoil his house."
Jesus told us that what we bind is what is already bound in heaven and what we loose is what is already loosed in heaven. We, His beloved people have been given the power and authority to bind what is bound in heaven and to loose what is loosed in heaven. Thus we are bring the Kingdom of Heaven to this earth. Hallelujah!
"I tell you with certainty, whatever you prohibit on earth will have been prohibited in heaven, and whatever you permit on earth will have been permitted in heaven."
Jesus' model prayer is saying the same thing because that is how He wants us to pray as well.
"And He said unto them, When ye pray, say, Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done, as in heaven, so in earth."
The enemy's will is very clear; it is to lie, kill, steal and destroy everything good and of God, and God's people and the Lord's wonderful plan and purpose for their lives. However, The Lord Jesus Christ was sent by God, The Father to bring His people, salvation, new life and to fulfill all of God's glorious purposes on this earth despite the constant battles from the enemy of our souls. In short, The Lord wants us to overcome this world with His mighty power which He gained for us on the cross.
The Lord wants to give His people the abundant life wo that we can take our Promised Land for His Kingdom, honor and glory.
While we are resident of this erth; there are one of three ways to go and combinations of these three "ways".
First and foremost is The Truth, The Way and The Life, which is by and through the almighty power of God.
There are also two other ways; man's way and the devil's way, these last two ways will always end in total futility, death and destruction in the end.
"There is a way which seems right to a man, But its end is the way of death. ... There
is a way which seems straight before a man, but its end is the ways of death. ... "
History is replete with empires that went with man's and satan's ways, i.e. Hitler's Third Reich, and they always ended in utter annihilation.
The Bible calls it the "blind leading the blind, and they both fall into the ditch". This type of idolatry is rampant, as we don't seem to be able to learn from history, and so we continue to repeat it over and over again.
Many people these days have decided to follow the dark side, and they are led by demon spirits who will use them, abused them, and lead them to the slaughter for all eternity. The demons that they conjure and send out will turn on them and destroy them, and then torture them forever in hell.
The ways of the world will all come down in the end because the temporary prince of this world is doomed.
"And the beast was taken, and with him the false prophet that wrought miracles before him, with which he deceived them that had received the mark of the beast, and them that worshipped his image. These both were cast alive into a lake of fire burning with brimstone. 21 And the remnant were slain with the sword of him that sat upon the horse, which sword proceeded out of his mouth: and all the fowls were filled with their flesh."
I believe that our job as The Lord's people is to take our Promised Land under the direction and authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, The Commander-in-Chief of God's great endtime army.
First, we need to repent as we are told that those called by God's Name should humble ourselves, pray, seek His face, and turn from our wicked ways, and then He will hear from heaven, forgive our sins, and heal our lands. He is waiting for those who have been given His power to repent of allowing the killings of the unborn, the human trafficking, the drug trafficking, the many other illegal, immoral and evil activities to abound in our respective lands.
Second, we need to pray, so that The Lord's House will become the House of Prayer for all peoples as it was intended to become. The Jezebel spirit, and all of the other spirits over our land that are controlling so many so-called Christians must be bound and brought down so that the Holy Spirit will be able to move in the churches and among the people of God.
Look around you, and you will find the spirits that are moving in your area.
Third, the people of God need to start being led by The Holy Spirit and the Word of God instead of listening to manmade doctrines, doctrines of demons, and man's ways regarding The Lord's Church. Jesus Christ is the only Head of The Church; listen to Him, and study His Word to His people.
"For as many as are led by the Spirit of God, they are the sons of God
"If you will be led by The Holy Spirit; you will be in the right place at the right time, and that is crucial in the coming days. The Lord will then be able to use the church as He wants to build His glorious last day church. His church will be the most powerful and wonderful of all time.
Don't become discouraged if you are warring with the Jezebel spirit, etc., and it seems as if you are all alone Remember Elijah thought he was alone, but the Lord told him that there were 7,000 others who had not bowed their knees to Baal.
Always remember that the greatest men and women of God in The Bible and throughout history were often having to stand alone. Praise God; they were not alone as they were totally backed up by almighty God. He is our greatest defense and rearguard. If He is for you, then who can be against you?
Think about Abraham, Elijah, Esther, Joseph, and of course The Apostle Paul, and how they gained the victory through The Lord due to their love of The Lord, their obedience, and their tremendous faith and trust in almighty God.
Trust in The Lord, keep the faith, pray and stand strong. The victory has already been won, and so go ahead and take your Promised Land for The Kingdom of God and for His glory,
Peggy Kannaday is the managing editor for the "Church Growth International" Ministry which is headquartered in Seoul, Korea.
Please contact her at: email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, phone: 1-803-547-2164, Regent Park, 707 Torrey Pines Lane, Fort Mill, SC 29715