October 1, 2019
Numbers 13:30 (NET Bible) Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses, saying, “Let us go up and occupy it, for we are well able to conquer it.”
To be honest, the command to present the reality of the kingdom and to change the world is an impossible task. Look at the condition and the people around us! There are so many intelligent and talented people, who have conquered the world’s resources. They are giants who have ruled the nations. Our condition is exactly the same as the condition when Israelites heard the news from the ten spies, who went to investigate the land of Canaan (Numbers 13:27, 14:4). The more we think about it, the more we are intimidated and feel that it is just impossible to be done.
This is the reason why we need God’s reality in our lives! With God’s reality, He will distinguish us from other nations and He will also fight for us!
1. The battle that we will face is a war of potential, ability and skills.
The bible says that the Lord’s house shall be exalted above all other institutions on this earth (Isaiah 2:1-4). All other institutions ‘out there’ are competing to be the best in skill, potential, ability and technology. That means if God wants to take us beyond all of them, He has to make us superior in terms of skill, potential, abilitiy and technology.
It is time for us to direct the measurement of our faith to reach many potentials, abilities, skills and inspirations to achieve breakthroughs in technology!
For so long, we use the power of faith only to achieve outward things: money, property, dream cars or houses. We have never used the power of faith to upgrade the quality of our abilities or potential! But God has promised that He will be with us. Let us translate His provisions as the unlimited grace so we can always grow in potential, capacity, ability or skill that we need to ‘win’ the war ‘out there’!
2. We need an ‘aggressive Faith’ to win the war with the ‘giants out there’.
It is true that the ‘giants’ have dominated the nations, but we should not compare them with our existence as humans. Make the promise of His word as our benchmark, then we can compare our new identity with their existence! Outwardly, we can say: We are like grasshoppers to the ‘giants out there’ (Numbers 13:33). However, if we build our lives according to His word, we are the ‘giants of faith’, and if we compared our new identity with them, they are the grasshoppers! Remember their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us! (Numbers 14:9).
This is the time for every believer to raise in the Spirit and to activate the work of aggressive faith, Rise up to be the giants of faith in the end of time!
Ps. Steven Agustinus