Thoughts on Numbers ThirtyThree
by Marijo Phelps 2/07/2010 / Bible Studies
Numbers 33:52-56 (New King James Version)
52 then you shall drive out all the inhabitants of the land from before you, destroy all their engraved stones, destroy all their molded images, and demolish all their high places; 53 you shall dispossess the inhabitants of the land and dwell in it, for I have given you the land to possess. 54 And you shall divide the land by lot as an inheritance among your families; to the larger you shall give a larger inheritance, and to the smaller you shall give a smaller inheritance; there everyone's inheritance shall be whatever falls to him by lot. You shall inherit according to the tribes of your fathers. 55 But if you do not drive out the inhabitants of the land from before you, then it shall be that those whom you let remain shall be irritants in your eyes and thorns in your sides, and they shall harass you in the land where you dwell. 56 Moreover it shall be that I will do to you as I thought to do to them.'"
You take (drive) out the "garbage", let in the Lord Jesus, recognizing those things which cause us to stumble. Ask the Lord and "dispossess it" in the Name of Jesus.
Verse 55 we must drive them out. For example selfishness; love of SELF more than God is an enemy inroad. Drive out those things which rob us of our joy.
Claim this promise that the Lord has given us in His Word:
Joshua 1:3-5 (New King James Version)
3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you.
We need to be active in Jesus and His Word. He has given us scriptures, promises, direction, armor, weapons and we need to step up and use what he has paid a terrible, terrible price to make ours!
Prayer: Precious Lord Jesus, do not allow us to read your Word and have it "go in one eye and out the other" but help us to be bold, to put action behind our good intentions and to appropriate what is already ours through you and your sacrifice. AMEN
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Saved by His grace in 1974, from 9 years of professing atheism into His loving arms. RN for 23 years, missionary with YWAM then statistical analyst for Every Home for Christ over 9 years. Living with my husband in the middle of a mountain meadow. GRIN! Wanting to spread the good news