It was a Saturday morning, and I was driving to my office to catch up on some work. I had music playing on my media player. As one song came to an end and another began to play, capturing my attention. It was a song I have listened to many times before, but today, God began to show me something in the simple, yet powerful words of this song. The song is called “Giants.”
One part of the song exploded in my spirit. It said, “I see giants in the land … I see promise. I see promise.”
I pulled out my Bible as soon as I got to my office and re-read the story in Numbers 13. God had led His people to their Promised Land. It was time for them to enter in. We all know the story. They did not enter in because they were afraid of the giants in the land. The Bible says they didn’t enter in because of unbelief.
A Promise to Stand On
Numbers 13:1 teaches us that it was GOD who told Moses to send men in to spy out the land. God knew they would see the fruitfulness of the land. He also knew they would see the giants. His hope was that they would believe what He had said more than what they saw. Knowing they would see the giants, why did He send them in to spy out the land? I believe one reason is the promise He made to Moses. We find this promise in Joshua 1:3: “I have given you every place where the sole of your foot will tread, just as I promised to Moses.”
God knew their feet needed to stand upon what He had promised them. Therefore, He sent them in, not to be intimidated by the giants in the land, but so that they would place their feet upon what He said was theirs. If we are not willing to take a stand for it, we may never have it.
That morning, as I listened to the words of the giant song, I realized a profound truth: If we are seeing giants … we are seeing promise. We have come to the borders of our Promised Lands. What we do at this point is up to us. Will we do as the children of Israel did and cry, “Oh, the giants are too big! We can’t fight them, we are no match for them, let’s go back.”
Or, will we be like Joshua and Caleb and declare, “The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them” (Numbers 1:7a-9).
As some of you may know, I have battled sickness many times in the past few weeks. One person told me, “Perhaps you have a door open to the enemy.” Trust me, I have prayed everything I know to pray. There is no open door to the enemy that I am aware of. And I truly believe God would show me if there was.
Instead, could it be giants in my land? I have purposed in my heart to possess the promise of laying hands on the sick and seeing them recover. I have decided I will walk fully in the Word of God concerning healing and wholeness. Could it be that these are giants in my land? For if I am seeing giants in my land, I AM SEEING PROMISE! That excites me!
Are You Seeing Giants in the Land?
Today, I want to ask you a question: Are you seeing giants in the land? If so, my friend, you are standing within the perimeters of your promise. Refuse to focus on the giants. Do not fear them. Place your eyes on Jesus and your promise. He is well able to cause you to possess your promise – He has already given you the land!
Some see giants. Some see promise. May we be one of those – those who see the promise and possess it.
By the look and tone of the emails and messages I have been receiving lately, it appears many of those around me are seeing giants in their land. They are facing giants. These are not small annoyances – no! They are things like strokes, sickness that keeps them in bed for days and weeks, financial hits unlike anything they have ever known. There are, indeed, giants in the land.
“The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this land and give it to us, ‘a land which flows with milk and honey.’ Only do not rebel against the Lord, nor fear the people of the land, for they are our bread; their protection has departed from them, and the Lord is with us. Do not fear them.” (Numbers 14:7a-9)
We see from Scripture that God knew there were giants in the land, yet, He told the children of Israel it was their land, and to go in and possess it. Although we may not see literal giants in our land today, we are still facing a Promised Land filled with giants, so to speak.
Our giants may be sickness, disease, lack, torment of mind, or many other things, but they are still giants. They are hoping we get our eyes on them and off of God and fail to possess our promise.
The Israelites’ promise was literal land, a land flowing with milk and honey. Our land is different. It includes all Jesus paid for at the Cross. Our promises may indeed include land and homes. But our promises also include health, wholeness, healing, wealth, peace of mind, protection and so much more. All our promises in God are yes and amen – yes, and so be it.
If Jesus paid for it at the Cross, it belongs to you. You have a Blood-bought right to possess it. However, when you begin to lay hold of it, you may very well encounter giants in the land. What you do from that point on will determine your outcome.
A Giant or a Promise?
As we know, ten spies were afraid and said they would be devoured by the giants. They never entered the Promised Land. The other two said that they could overcome because God was with them. They did enter their Promised Land. As I said before, some see giants, some see promise. Which will you see?
What did God say when He saw their reaction? Let’s look. Numbers 14:11 says, “Then the Lord said to Moses: ‘How long will these people reject Me? And how long will they not believe Me …?'”
When we fail to face our giants head on and fight for our promise, God takes it as rejection. He sees it as unbelief. That being said, I know many of us are weary – trust me, I get it. However, GOD IS OUR STRENGTH. The joy of the Lord is our strength. We CAN and must overcome. We cannot stop now, we are too close to our promise … we must press on.
These giants, they are our bread. They are food for us. In overcoming them, our promise will manifest. And we can overcome each and every one of them. How do I know? Because God is with us! God has said that this promise belongs to us and He is with us. Greater is He that is in us! Through Christ we are more than conquerors. All things are possible to him who believes. With God nothing is impossible. That’s how I know.
It’s time, my friend. Face your giants. Defeat them. Eat of them for they are your bread, and then lay hold of all God has for you.
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