[The Glory Unveiled]
So I have come down to rescue them [Israel] from the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land into a good and spacious land, a land flowing with milk and honey–the home of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites. ( Exodus 3:8 )
It seem that God does not see obstructions [impossibilities, blockades, thorns, battles, giants, troubles etc]. The Israelites had been in captivity for 400 years. It seem then that the only freedom they knew was hardship. And then came a word from God saying He was going to get them out of slavery into freedom. This news sounded too good to be true and too powerful to be ignored. So the exodus begun to the land that was to be flowing with milk and honey. No sooner had they started the journey than they wished to go back to the only “freedom” [slavery] they had known–Egypt. We all know that when the 12 spies were later sent to scout the land, they gave a complete report of the opposite of what they had been dreaming to see. They also discovered empirically that the land was inhabited. One would wonder, did God not see these? God did not mention the real challenges they were going to face. He didn’t tell them of the giants in the land, he even didn’t mention the sacrifices they would have to make to enter the land. Like the Israelites, often when God calls us into the land of our destiny, He does not disclose the sacrifices we need to make and the giants we need to slay in order to possess the land of promise. But we must arm ourselves with this mentality, that there is a price to pay, a sacrifice to make for the land flowing with milk and honey. The next time you read or hear a sweet promise from God, pray for grace to pay the price because the price is inevitable. And with God on our side, we don’t see the obstructions stopping us.
Prayer_Bead: Lord of lords, God of gods, King of kings, thank you for the promise of my land of milk and honey, please give me grace to pay the price and make the requisite sacrifices.
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