Take Your Promised Land
We are learning how to possess the land God has promised us just like He taught Joshua. You have promises that are yes and amen, just like God promised the Israelites land. His promise was for them and He told them to go up and get their land. The first group could not and therefore wandered in the wilderness for over forty years. How long have you been wandering? Are you ready to take what God has promised you? The promise is sure for you, but just like the children of Israel you have to learn to take what God has promised. We looked last week at meditation as a part of receiving your promised Land. Now let’s look at the words of your mouth. In Joshua 1:8 God said to not let the Word of God depart out of your mouth. The Word of God has a lot to say about words. It was important for Joshua and Israel and it is important if you want to quit wandering and start possessing.
Many scriptures tell us how important our words are. Let’s start with some from the book of proverbs. Proverbs 6:2, “Thou art snared with the words of thy mouth, thou art taken with the words of thy mouth.” Proverbs 18:21, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue; and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof.” II Corinthians 4:13, “We having the same spirit of faith, according as it is written, I believed, and therefore have I spoken; we also believe, and therefore speak.” It is very clear just by using these three scriptures that your words are vital in you obtaining your promised land. Then you add what Jesus said in Mark 11:24 as He told us to use words to remove mountains. Use His words to remove any obstacle that tries to keep you out of your inherited possession. It is time for us to speak His word. In order to stop the chaos of wandering in the wilderness, we must say what God says.
The teaching we receive from Jesus comes from when He went by the fig tree without fruit. The Bible says He answered it. What? Fig trees don’t talk. Everything talks. The fig tree was saying, “you might be expecting me to produce, but I’m not.” Jesus talked back to it and said, “no man shall eat of you hereafter forever.” Jesus words were greater and the Word of God always prevails and never returns void. So that fig tree began to die from the roots. When we speak the Word of God every obstacle will have to move out of our way so we can possess the promised lands in our life. Speak the Word only and watch things change!