Possessing the promises - Adam Hellyer

4th September 2020

"Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses."  

Joshua 1:2-3 (NIV)

There's always been an understanding between my dad and I.  Since I'm one of his favourites and because he’s a good father, it’s understood that his tools are also my tools.

I remember borrowing a wheelbarrow from Dad and keeping it for a while. When I went to his house one day, I noticed that Dad had a new wheelbarrow!  This was good news for me because it meant he didn’t need his old one and it meant I got a free wheelbarrow.

Dad’s shed is large and filled with many tools!  This is good for me because if he has it, I have it.

It’s like that with God and His promises.  The Promised Land was set before the children of Israel but they had to cross over.  God gave the people the promise, an inheritance, but they still had to claim it.

Some of us are empty because we don’t take what God has given to us and we don’t possess what He promised.

A promise is only as good at the person making it, so when we know the character of God more and more, we can know how to trust Him more and more.

He sets His hope before you, He sets His peace before you, and He sets His blessing before you.

“Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.” (Hebrews 10:23 NIV)

If God has promised it, you can count on it!  Possess it and claim it as yours.

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