Thank you for taking time to read my blog. I hope this blesses you and encourages you as it encouraged me this morning. I was sitting and listening to one of my pastors here in Leigh on sea, Pastor Ann. Pastor Ann has a great teaching gift and our church is in this place of expansion and also revelation. For a while I was ignorant of what was happening but people would be singing and in worship and I’d begin as well as others actually to get verses or revelation about something, today as I sat listening taking in what was being said I was reminded of a prophetic word Apostle Ryan LeStrange spoke of the new shoes for the new season, it has rung in my ear since and I’ve actually been wearing new trainers to remind myself this is a new season. Pastor Ann spoke on this for a few moments in terms of our church as we are entering a new season in church also. The glory of God is growing stronger moment by moment and I’m excited to see all that is going to happen and is indeed happening.
Pastor Ann begun to speak on Numbers 13 and it was starting this whole process of thinking which goes to my theme title because I saw something as pastor was preaching that I’d never seen before.
We read in Numbers 13.28
“The only thing is that the people who live there are fierce, their cities are huge and well fortified. Worse yet we saw descendants of the giant Anak.”
The people of Israel received two reports one that was laced with intimidation and fear. But Caleb stepped up. Caleb was a pioneer, an apostle in today’s terms, who was not afraid and did not care for the naysayers report. Numbers thirteen and verse thirty
“Let’s go up and take the land now! We can do it.”
I like that. There was no hesitation, no what ifs, he said lets go now! Caleb recognised who he was and whose he was. He was mindful of the great God who was with Him and is indeed even with us.
Numbers thirteen and verse thirty three
“We scouted out the land from one end to the other, it’s a land that swallows people whole. Everybody we saw was huge. Alongside them we felt like grasshoppers. And they looked down on us like we were grasshoppers.”
The Israelites begun to align with the wrong voice. The voice of intimidation. They took on the wrong voice and the wrong identity. They forgot there true identity which was that they were the people of God and that He was going before them and behind them and fighting all there battles.
By Numbers fourteen they are grumbling and wailing and wanting to go back to slavery in Egypt.
Intimidation and fear was producing a false identity and as they aligned with it the old life and bondage they were in looked desirable to them. It was a great deception and of course the nature of deception is that you don’t know it, yet if they stood from a distance with wisdom they’d of said heck we are going forward, God is with us.
I believe this is an important lesson. Whatever giant we are facing we can not let intimidation be the voice in our lives. How do we break the cycle of this. I believe if we like Moses and Aaron come before God our father and would pray to him, just as the glory of God came and confronted the lies they were believing I believe the glory of God is literally going to transport us and even whole people groups in ways of thinking, it isn’t just the experience of God that sets people free but the truth that sets people free. The glory of God will confront the lies and I believe there is great glory that is coming upon those who speak and preach the truth of who people are in Christ and it will literally set people free and whole nations as we press in to what Holy Spirit has to say to us.