Spirit & Life Devotional
Thursday, 19 May 2016
Chinaemerem Joshua Ibezim
Activating The Promise
Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.” Joshua 14:12 NKJV
Caleb was forty years old when Moses sent me along with eleven other men to spy out the Promised Land. Ten men brought evil reports about the land, to instill fear into the people, but Caleb and Joshua inspired the people to believe that they could get the Land. For that, Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God."
Forty five years later, Caleb decided it was time to claim the land which was promised to him. He said to Joshua, "And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day.” And Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance.
Note these: that a promise has been made doesn't mean that it will automatically come to pass; you've got to go for it. And you see, because God is faithful, He will always keep His promises even if it takes you many years to claim it. The good news is that you don't have to wait many years to take whatever God has freely given to you! You can choose today to activate the promises and say, "Lord, I am ready to have all that You promised me!"