“Not a single one of all the good promises the Lord had given to the family of Israel was left unfulfilled; everything He had spoken came true.” (Josh 21:45)
In this chapter, the Levites receive towns and pasturelands inside the land of the other tribes, to dwell in and keep their flocks and herds. The land wasn’t their own, for the Lord said they would receive no allotment of land, but all up, shared amongst the other tribes, they were given forty-eight towns to live in. Now all the tribes received their portion of land, and they rested from war, and not one promise of God was left unfulfilled.
I like that last verse- not one of all the good promises of God were left unfulfilled- He gave them everything He had promised! There are promises in the Word of God we need to lay a hold of. The people of Israel received God’s promised land, not by waiting for their enemies to leave, but forcefully driving them from the land. Doesn’t Jesus say the Kingdom of Heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force? The enemy has control over vast territories, lands and people groups- we need to forcefully go in there and drive the enemy out. That is going to take prayer, fasting and practical strategy to do so. What are you willing to do to receive the good promises God has given you? Don’t just wait, go in and possess the land God has said you can already have! The promises of God are yes and amen in Christ and are inherited through faith and patience- go in faith!
“Lord, thank You for Your good promises! I pray, as I actively go out and obey You, that I would receive Your promises by faith- I take hold of Your Word in faith and forcefully go into the land You have given me, in Jesus’ name, amen.”
*2 Cor 1:20