Tag: Forty Years

Have obedient faith!

George Whittenby George Whitten

Hebrews 11:30 By faith the walls of Jericho fell down after they had been encircled for seven days.

After spending forty years in the wilderness, the children of Israel crossed into the Promised Land arriving to immediately face what seemed an impregnable fortress and an impossible task. Imagine receiving the instruction to march around the fortified city seven times, then finally be commanded to shout with all your might and sound shofars! It seemed like such a ridiculous warfare strategy…and yet, this time, they followed the instructions, marching around the walled city of Jericho and on the 7th day, after 7 rounds, witnessed the miraculous collapse which opened the way to victory.

Obeying the voice of the Lord in faith was met with His supernatural intervening power. The object lesson?

Do what God says, follow His instructions, putting your faith into action!

Faith that works is true faith, and it reveals the awesome God whom we serve! Respond to God’s word obediently, no matter how ridiculous it may seem, and when He is ready your breakthrough will come!

Your family in the Lord with much agape love

by George Whitten

 

Grace Sufficient For You

David Wilkersonby David Wilkerson

Scripture says of Moses’ time: “Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; they lacked nothing; their clothes did not wear out and their feet did not swell. . . . [They] delighted themselves in Your great goodness” (Nehemiah 9:21, 25).

Do you delight in the Lord’s goodness to you? Perhaps you are more likely to whisper within your heart, “God hasn’t been good to me. So many things in my life have been left hanging. My prayers aren’t being answered.”

If God could take three million Israelites through the wilderness safely, do you doubt he can take care of you? You may marvel at the way he protected and provided for Israel but when you look at your own life, you say, “Poor me.”

Israel was never convinced they would have all their needs supplied by trusting in God completely. In that respect, they were not a holy people. On the contrary, they were disobedient, impudent and idolatrous. At one point, Moses even told them, “Ever since I’ve known you, you’ve been bent on backsliding.”

Yet when those same Israelites called out to God, he came and answered their cry. He had mercy on them. Tell me, will the Lord not answer us who have left our idolatry behind and pursued him passionately?

Maybe you find it hard to believe that. Deep down, you aren’t convinced God has everything you need and will supply it. You accuse him of having all power and authority to provide for you but that he hides it from you.

It doesn’t matter what your problem is or how confusing the maze you’re navigating at present. If you will wait faithfully on Jesus, he will give you wisdom, knowledge and grace sufficient for your trial. He has always made a way for those who trust in him fully. And he will do it for you.

by David Wilkerson