And being fully persuaded that, what he had promised, he was able also to perform. Romans 4:21
Sadly, too many Christians believe the burden is on their shoulders to bring about God's promises in their lives. They try to "live right," sow more financial seeds, or conjure up their own human faith in order to bring about God's promises in His Word or promises He has personally spoken to their heart to pass. These actions lead to frustration, despair, and often self- condemnation. They lead to condemnation because when the promises do not manifest, they blame themselves for not praying harder, for being in sin, or falling short of some other religious obligation. However, the Bible is clear that God's yoke is easy and His burden is light (Matthew 11:30). It is also clear that He who has begun a good work in you will continue it (Philippians 1:6). It is not our job to bring God's promises to pass but simply to believe in His ability to bring them to
pass. We are to simply rest in His grace and Christ's finished work (John 19:30) on the cross! He is able to bring His promises to pass in your life!
Although the works were finished from the foundation of the world. Hebrews 4:3
We live in a technological society that is rapidly advancing! This generation has more technological devices at their disposal than at any other time in history! Tablets, smart phones and televisions have simply become the norm in our society. It is important to note however that the potential for these inventions has always existed! The resources that are utilized to comprise tablets, smart phones and televisions have always been contained within the earth!
Similarly in your own life, God has given you everything that pertains to life and godliness and to live a victorious life (2 Peter 1:3)! Living your best advanced life is simply a matter of discovering what has already been deposited in you similar to how inventors discovered what had always been in the earth in order to make advanced technological products! It is a matter of simply being receptive to the Word of God and allowing it to take root in the good soil of your heart. Through His Spirit, the Lord will begin or continue to unveil all that He has already done in your life and your job is simply to receive it by the spirit and walk in it! Remember today that whatever you need is already yours and it is already finished (1 Corinthians 3:21 and John 19:30)!
See, I have given you this land. Go in and take possession of the land the LORD swore he would give to your fathers. Deuteronomy 1:8 (NIV)
This year, God is ready to manifest ALL He has promised to do in your life! The number 19 in the Bible represents faith and hearing or hearing God's Word and responding by faith in His ability! In today's verse of Scripture, God told the people that He had "given" them the land. Notice that He did not say "will give" but He had "given", which is past tense. From God's viewpoint, Who dwells outside time in eternity, their ownership of the land was a done deal! The only thing that limits the manifestation of what God has promised in our lives is our willingness to receive it!
Another word for "possess" as used in the Hebrew is the word "inherit." An inheritance is simply something of value that is passed down from one individual to another. God was telling the people of Israel simply to receive the good land He had promised! When the angel told Mary that she would conceive the Son of God as a virgin, she simply received the word without reservation and said "be it unto me according to thy word" (Luke 1:38).
Unlike Mary, the Children of Israel did not simply receive what God had promised! In Deuteronomy 1:28, the Children of Israel stated they could not possess the land because "the people are stronger and taller than we are; the cities are large, with walls up to the sky. We even saw the Anakites there" (NIV). When the people initially spied out the land, God was NOT telling them to take it by force but simply to receive His promise into their hearts (Numbers 13:1)! In fact, when they actually took possession of the land, they simply received it by not speaking words of doubt and shouting (Joshua 6:10, 20)!
God has set an open door before you this year to inherit all He has promised! Simply receive His Word and trust that He will bring to pass all He has promised in your life!