Tag: Promised Land

The World Of Campers

Jonathan Cahnby Jonathan Cahn

Chag Sukkot is the Hebrew name for the celebration of the Feast of Tabernacles. This was because, during the feast, every worshiper camped out in a sukkah; a type of tent, under the skies of Jerusalem.

There is a profound truth here. Israel was home in the Promised Land, and you don’t normally camp out at home. But God wanted them to remember the days when they journeyed through the wilderness in tents, and when God camped out with them. The Promised Land speaks of Heaven, and the wilderness speaks of this present life. Nothing here lasts forever, and all your circumstances are only tents on your journey to the place where things do last forever. Remember, you’re camping. In the Promised Land, you’ll dwell in places that never pass away. And there you’ll remember this life as the days of your camping out; as tents in which you slept the night. And you’ll give thanks and say “how lovely were your dwelling places”- because God was there with you – those were the days of your journeying when you camped out with God in tents.

Today’s Mission – Today, view this world and this life in a new way as a camping trip, where everything is a temporary tent – and live in view of your final destination – heaven.

by Jonathan Cahn

Prevailing Faith

David Wilkersonby David Wilkerson

In Numbers 13 and 14, we find the language and definitions of true faith and unbelief. The ten spies who had gone up into the land had returned with a report of what they had seen.

“We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large” (Numbers 13:27-28). So the report was both positive and negative.

The people panicked and cried out in fear and unbelief, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we” (see 13:31). But Caleb, a quiet voice of faith, had just the opposite approach: “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it” (13:30).

The whole congregation joined in, “Let’s go back to Egypt and captivity. We can’t make it to the Promised Land. There are too many strong enemies” (14:1-4). But again, faith speaks through Joshua and Caleb: “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land … [The Lord] will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey” (14:7-8).

God wants to know what is in your heart as a true believer. Is it fear of giants and a desire to go back to Egypt? He wants a people who will use faith to tear down everything that keeps them from the fullness of Jesus.

The enemy has no power to stop God’s people from attaining what he has for them. Satan may be using a giant of trouble against you right now — not to keep you down but to keep you out. All hell is raging against you to keep you from moving into the fullness of Christ, to a place of rest, a life of confidence and a walk of peace under his lordship.

Let your faith prevail and proclaim, “I will not fear what man can do. My enemies have no power for God is with me. I’m going in to what he has for me!

by David Wilkerson