By Pastor Andrew Bawa
"And the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, “Send men to spy out the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel; from each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader among them.” So Moses sent them from the Wilderness of Paran according to the command of the Lord, all of them men who were heads of the children of Israel." Numbers 13: 1-3 (NKJV)
Bible Readings: Deut 18vs 15-18, Matt 11vs 21, John 1vs 21, Acts 7vs 37, Matt 10vs 1-8. Deut 1vs 3, Deut 1vs 19, John 15vs 16, 1Peter 2vs 9, Num 14vs 28,
Everything in the Old Testament is what is to happen in the New Testament. Everything in the Old Testament is pointing to Jesus; Christ concealed, while the New Testament is Christ revealed Jesus sent the disciples to declare and tell the world that the kingdom of God is here. Before Jesus came, God was silent for 400 years and before Moses, there was 400years of affliction.
There has to be a choosing of the twelve before they are sent out. God chose you & made you where you are today. He chose you to let you know you are not on your own. God chose you and he made you holy. After being chosen, he sent you, so therefore you are on an assignment. You are not in the land you are by your own doing but you are placed there on an assignment. When your purpose is accomplished, he will move you. God sent you to explore the land because he wants to give it to you.
God sends you to explore because he is not willing to give you what he hasn't exposed you to. He will not expose you to something he is not willing to give you. The main issue is the attitude you have in that exploration. You need the right attitude. You need to concentrate on what God is teaching you and not who is teaching it. Instead of complaining and murmuring, look for the reason why God sent you to where you are. God doesn't bring you to the land to be a stranger but to own it. It is your possession!
God sends you to explore because of your imagination. To get to where God wants you to be, you have to change your mindset. You cannot go into the new land with an old mindset. If God sends you with an old mentality, the new land will be destroyed. If you don't like where you are, you have to change your neighbourhood; the people you hang around with. You need to believe that nothing is impossible. You need to have faith in yourself and in God.
Don't give up because when you give up, he would raise a different generation. All you need is to have faith in God and you will possess the land. The next generation is one that is ready to change the world and that is what God is looking for. Are you that next generation? If you are that generation, your attitude is what gives you the land and it has to be the attitude of gratitude. Whatever thoughts God put in your mind, he wants you to do it. It is possible. God will not let you taste it, see it if he is not ready to give it to you.
If God asks you to do something, don't be afraid to do it. God did not bring you out to die in the wilderness.
⁃ Father give me the grace to have the right attitude.
⁃ Father give me a fresh and new mind.
⁃ Lord I am the next generation that is meant to possess this land, lord I have come & I will possess it because you have given it to me.