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“Now the whole congregation of the children of Israel assembled together at Shiloh, and set up the tabernacle of meeting there. And the Land was subdued before them. But there remained among the children of Israel seven tribes which had not received their inheritance. Then Joshua said to the children of Israel: How long will you neglect to go and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers has given you?” (Joshua 18:1-3, NKJV)
God brought the Nation of Israel into the land that He had promised to their father Abraham, now it was rightfully theirs and ripe for the taking. Taking it would require they stand up and fight for it, but God promised to back them up and give them the victory. Yet seven of the twelve tribes had not stepped up and apprehended their portion, and consequently had not received their inheritance.
What has God already made available for each of us that we have not fought for and taken possession of? We have an enemy who does not want us to even know all that God has for us, much less see us take hold of it.
Joshua sent out men to “survey” the country and report back. Likewise we need to “survey” the Word of God to know what He has prepared for us and “stake it out” as our own. Find out all that is part of your inheritance as a born again Christian and take it back by faith.
Christ accomplished everything at the cross, it is up to each of us now to take hold and make it a reality in our own lives through prayer, the unfailing word of God, and the appropriate action steps that Holy Spirit leads us in. Commit to following Him one day, one concept, one step at a time, and you will have the victory.
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Questions: How can you find out all that is part of your inheritance as a born again Christian? How can we make it a reality in our own lives?
About the Author Emmie Stanley