It was Saturday morning, I was going to my office to catch up on some work. Music was playing on my media player. As one song came to an end and another began to play, it captured my attention.
It was a song I have listened to many times, but today, God began to show me something in the simple, yet powerful, words of this song.
I shared this song with many of you last year. It is called, Giants.
One part exploded in my spirit. It said, “I see giants in the land…I see promise. I see promise.”
I pulled out my Bible as soon as I got to my office and re-read the story in Numbers 13.
God had led His people to their Promised Land. It was time for them to enter in. We all know the story well. They did not enter in because they were afraid of the giants in the land.
The Bible says they didn’t enter in because of unbelief.
Numbers 13:1 teaches us that it was GOD who told Moses to send men in to spy out the land. God knew they would see the fruitfulness of the land. He also knew they would see the giants. His hope was that they would believe what He had said more than what they saw.
Knowing they would see the giants, why did He send them in to spy out the land?
I believe one reason is the promise He made to Moses. We find this promise in Joshua 1:3.
I have given you every place where the sole of your foot will tread, just as I promised to Moses. Joshua 1:3
God knew their feet needed to stand upon what He had promised them. If we are not willing to take a stand for it, we may never have it. Therefore, He sent them in to place their feet upon what He said was theirs. Not to be intimidated by the giants in the land but to possess what was already given to them.
This morning as I listened to the words of the song, I realized a profound truth…if we are seeing giants…we are seeing promise.
We have come to the borders of our Promised Land. What we do at this point is up to us.
Will we do as the children of Israel and cry, “oh the giants are too big, we can’t fight them, we are no match for them, let’s go back.”
Or will we be like Joshua and Caleb and declare, “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” Numbers 1:7-9
The things happening in our world, could this be giants in our land? I believe it very well could be.
We must purpose in our heart to possess the promise land God has said is ours. We must make a firm decision to walk fully in the promises of God. For if we are seeing giants in the land – we are seeing PROMISE in the land.
This excites me!
Today, I want to ask you a question…are you seeing giants in the land?
If so, my friend, you are standing within the perimeters of your promise. Refuse to focus on the giants, do not fear them. Place your eyes on Jesus and your promise. He is well able to cause you to possess your promise – He has already given you the land.
Some see giants. Some…see promise. May we be one of those, those who see the promise and possess it.
Listen to this song and be encouraged!
Meditate on This:
Do not be afraid. Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the LORD will bring you today. Exodus 14:13