DCLM Daily Manna 12 April 2019 – Possessing Your Possession written by Pastor W. F. Kumuyi
Topic: Possessing Your Possession
TEXT: Joshua 18:1-10
KEY VERSE: “And Joshua said unto the children of Israel, How long are ye slack to go to possess the land, which the LORD God of your fathers hath given you”. – (Joshua 18:3).
MESSAGE: DCLM Daily Manna 12 April 2019
The children of Israel, under the leadership of Joshua, were beginning to settle in the Promised Land. Five of the twelve tribes of Israel already had their allotments. These were Reuben, Gad and half tribe of Manasseh on the East of Jordan, while Judah, Ephraim and the other half of Manasseh were settled on the west. It now remained seven smaller tribes to receive their possessions. This was why the camp, as well as the tabernacle, was shifted from Gilgal to Shiloh which seemed to be a more central location.
DCLM Daily Manna 12 April 2019
The text reveals how, after two years or more, Joshua blamed the rest of the tribes for slackness, fear and laziness. He therefore encouraged and stirred them up to move on into their inheritance. He sent off men to survey the remainder of the land and divided it into seven portions by lot. He drew up lots to decide which area each tribe would possess. DCLM Daily Manna 12 April 2019
As believers, the Spirit of God constantly stirs us up not to think we can rest until we possess our heavenly possession, the spiritual Canaan. Many believers who have completed their earthly race have gone to heaven to be with the Lord. The rest of us who are still remaining on earth are not to be slack, lazy or timid like the remaining seven tribes of Israel. We should strive until we get to heaven either by rapture or death.
DCLM Daily Manna 12 April 2019
No wonder Apostle Paul declared plainly that he did not count himself to have apprehended, but rather forgets those things which were behind and reaches forth to those things which were ahead (Philippians 3:13). Christians are to forget their past failures, disappointments and shortcomings and forge ahead.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Christians, seek not yet repose.
DAILY BIBLE READING: Acts 9-10
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