Daily Devotional | Possessing Your Promised Land

Deuteronomy 1:8
“Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.” 

Multitudes from all nations have possessed Christ as their all-in-all. Yet the majority of these people, including many who are in ministry, have forsaken Jesus as their source. Why? They know how costly it would be to give up relying on their own flesh. You see, something happens when we cross the line into the Holiest of Holies. The moment we enter our Lord’s presence, we realize all flesh must die. This includes all desire for spiritual excitement, all talk of great revivals, all focus on deliverance, and all seeking out some new work or movement.

Jesus himself has to become your everything. He alone is to be your source of excitement, your constant revival. He is to be your continual word of direction, your new grace every morning. Once you cross the border, you can no longer rely on gifted teachers, anointed preachers, powerful evangelists. If you still seek out men instead of Christ—rushing from meeting to meeting, looking for some person to bless you—then you’re not satisfied with Jesus. He has to be all to you.

Abraham was called “the Friend of God” (James 2:23) because of his intimate relationship with the Lord. A friend is someone who freely gives his heart to another and clearly the Lord shared his heart with Abraham. God himself testified, “Shall I hide from Abraham that thing which I do?” (Genesis 18:17).

Indeed, Paul declares, “God…preached before the gospel unto Abraham” (Galatians 3:8). In other words, the Lord showed Abraham great things to come. This included the nations that would come forth from Abraham’s seed: “Seeing that Abraham shall surely become a great and mighty nation, and all the nations of the earth shall be blessed in him” (Genesis 18:18).

Abraham knew Jesus was our promised possession. He saw a victorious Jesus bringing down all principalities and power. He saw the victory of the cross and many nations streaming into the Promised Land, possessing their promise: Christ himself. These people weren’t striving to enter, or making empty promises to God. They were possessing their promise by faith alone, trusting God’s Word to them.

Romans 4:16 declares that Abraham was the “father of us all.”   As you study these blessings of the Abrahamic covenant, it is important for you to realize that as a child of God, as Abraham’s spiritual seed and a joint heir with Christ, you are an heir to these covenant promises!

The Apostle Paul declared, “And if ye be Christ’s, then are ye Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise (Galatians 3:29.).  This means that as true believers, we are Abraham’s spiritual seed and the promises that God made to Abraham extend down through the centuries to us today: That is, They which are the children of the flesh, these are not the children of God: but the children of the promise are counted for the seed.  (Romans 9:8)

As you will see as we explore this powerful covenant, God reveals in it His plans, purposes, and the blessings He desires to pour out upon us. Everything we need spiritually, physically, mentally, and financially is provided in the Abrahamic covenant.  Yet, there are few believers today who comprehend this and are claiming their covenant rights.  If we are to receive all that God has provided for us in this powerful covenant, then we must learn its terms, its provisions, and how to take possession of these tremendous blessings.

This blessing is so great that it extends to areas where man would say you are crazy to even have hope.  Abraham “…against hope believed in hope, that he might become the father of many nations; according to that which was spoken, So shall thy seed be” (Romans 4:18).

The Abrahamic covenant will enable you to believe in hope when there is no hope in the natural:

• The blessing of Abraham goes where the doctor has said, “No hope.”
• It goes where the banker has said, “No hope.”
• It goes where the attorney has said, “No hope.”
• It goes where the marriage counselor has said, “No hope.”
• It goes where those around you have declared, “No hope.”

Claiming your rights under the Abrahamic covenant will renew your hope!

Have you possessed your Promised Land? Have you laid hold of the provision and blessing that Jesus won for you at the cross? I urge you, make Jesus your life, your all, your everything. Take up God’s invitation to you and enter into the peace and rest of your everlasting possession, Jesus Christ, the Lord.

Scripture of the day: “Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering; (for he is faithful that promised;)” ~ Hebrews 10:23 KJV

Pastor Peter Okereke Jr.

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About thelivingwordministries

The senior pastor and overseer of The Living Word Ministries Evanston, IL since 2010, the author of 'Living Victoriously' by Author-house publishers. My passion is present and lead others into Pure Praise, Pure Worship and Pure Word. This means that at our Church, the integrity of the Gospel is held to the letters, just as Jesus Christ preached and lived it. Come and join us, and God will surely Bless you mighty!
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