Judges 11:24 Taking What Is Given

Will you not take what your god Chemosh gives you? Likewise, whatever the LORD our God has given us, we will possess. Judges 11:24

There are some people who do not like to be given anything. They want to only take what they can get by their own abilities or powers. Feelings of jealousy will overtake others because they don’t want someone else to take what he was given.

While it is wrong to take what is not owned by one’s own self, it is acceptable to take what is given. especially when given by the greatest power and authority.

The Ammonites fought against the Israelites from taking the land God had given the. Jephthah told them that they would take what their god gave them, so the Israelites will take what God has given them.

In today’s society believers are not going in and physically taking over land from other people. Yet, God is still in the process of giving things to believers that they must be willing to go in and take possession of. The very beginning of what God gives is forgiveness and His love.

Many people struggle with accepting the forgiveness God offers. They feel that they are not worthy of it and have no authority to take possession of it.

In the same way many believers struggle with accepting God’s tremendous love. They would rather believe the lies of the enemy that they cannot have His love in their lives.

Believers must be willing to take a hold of what God is giving them, regardless of what it is and who says that they cannot have it.

God offers freedom from the bondage to sin, bad habits, hatred, jealousy, and more. God gives love, peace, joy, contentment, provisions, and any other need in the life of one who believes in and follows Him.

Ask yourself what God has already given you and if you have already taken possession of it. Do not allow yourself to believe the lies of the enemy that you cannot possess what God has given you.

Although God does give physical things, keep in mind that the spiritual things He gives is of much greater value because they last for eternity. Seek those greater things of His love, mercy, grace, peace and more and take possession of them.

See what God has in store for you to build you up and not tear you down.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know what God has given you; that you will take possession of what God has given you; that God will give you strength to reject the lies of the world; and that you will be all that God has for you to be.

Joshua 18:3 Take What God Has Given You

So Joshua said to the Israelites: “How long will you wait before you begin to take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your ancestors, has given you?” Joshua 18:3

People are often given some opportunity to gain something or some position. With the opportunity, the person must be willing to step out and do some work to gain it or take it.

Although many would love to have what is being offered, very few will take possession of it. Most desire to have it completely handed to them free of any work on their own part.

As many of the tribes of Israel had taken possession of the new land, some did not. Joshua asked them how long they would wait to take possession of the land God had given them.

Believers are given many promises by God, but very few will actually take hold of those promises and claim them as their own. People want things handed to them by God without any work on their own part or change in their life.

A few of the things God wants to give His people are no fear, a living heart, boldness, peace, and physical provisions. Just as some of the tribes of the Israelites held back on taking possession of the land, many believers hold back on taking what God has offered.

Jesus did the work of removing sin and the power of sin, but the believer must be willing to step out in faith and take the blessings of His work. It is a self-choice to not fear, or to be bold, or to have peace.

All one has to do is go in and claim it and take possession because God has already given it to him. One should not wait to get what God has for him.

If you have chosen to believe in Jesus, God has many things to give you. Each day you have to choose as to whether you will take possession of what God has for you or if you will reject it and keep waiting for something to change.

Do not allow yourself to sit back and do nothing when God has given you a promise. Seek God’s wisdom and timing and then go out and claim that promise, whatever it is.

Live your life in the fullness of all that God has to offer you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will know the promises of God to you; that you will claim what God has promised you; that you will not fear taking what God offers to you; and that you walk in the boldness and strength of God.

Deuteronomy 1:21 Take Possession Of The Land

See, the Lord your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Deuteronomy 1:21

Throughout history nations have invaded other nations and taken the land for their own possession. Individuals have also taken land from other individuals.

While some will have courage to take new lands, others will hold back in fear and never expand. Some will also attempt to take some land but stop due to the difficulties that bring on discouragement.

Moses told the Israelites that were to go in a take the land God promised them without being afraid or discouraged.

Taking land from an enemy will be a costly and dangerous mission to accomplish. No one will give up land freely without a battle.

Although the Israelites were going in to physically take some physical land, believers are to take land today, however, not physical land but spiritual land.

Satan, with the world, has taken the hearts and minds of the people–a spiritual land. Hearts and minds have been given over to the control of sin and death.

Once a person becomes a believer, he is now the enemy to the world and on God’s side to take back what the devil has stolen. As a witness for Jesus, the believer is to go out and take back the hearts of men and women for God. These hearts are of those who are in the workplace, neighborhood, family, city, nation or anywhere else one may be.

Just as taking physical land is difficult and dangerous, so it is with taking the hearts of people. The world will rise up to fight back which can cause fear or discouragement, however, the believer is to have no fear or discouragement, because God will be with him as he takes possession for God.

All around you are people who have been taken captive by the world and Satan. Those people are headed to hell and it is part of your responsibility to take back the land (people) God has put in your life.

Do not allow yourself to be afraid of the world and what it may say or do as you are a witness of Jesus. And do not allow yourself to get discouraged when some will reject the message you bring.

Fight to take the land God has put before you.

Today I pray that you will know Jesus as your Lord and Savior; that you will be a witness for Jesus wherever you go; that you will point many people to Jesus; that God will draw many through your testimony; and that God’s kingdom will be built daily through you.