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But There Are Giants in the Land!

When God spoke to Moses and called him to be the deliverer of His people Israel out of their bondage and slavery in Egypt, He said to him, “Certainly I will be with you, and this shall be the sign to you that it is I who have sent you: when you have brought the people out of Egypt, you shall worship God on this mountain.”- Exodus 3:12. God did deliver His people out of Egypt through Moses and they did come to meet with the Lord at Mount Sinai as He promised.
There at the mountain, God wanted to reveal Himself to His people and to make Himself known to them that they might hear His voice for themselves and receive His good instructions. But their response was fear and they said to Moses, ‘Speak to us yourself and we will listen, but do not let God speak to us, or we will die.”-Exodus 20:19.

God’s intention has always been to have a personal relationship with His people. We see this in the garden of Eden when Adam walked with God. We see this in the sending of God’s Son Yeshua whose death tore the veil in the temple so that all could come into God’s presence. We see this in the prophecy of Jeremiah 31:34 when God says the days are coming when all will know Him for themselves.

But what is it that hinders us from knowing God and receiving the good things He has for us? Fear. When the people heard God’s voice on the mountain, they were afraid and said to Moses, “you speak to us, but don’t let God speak to us or we might die!” God heard these words and He gave them what they asked for. Moses mediated between God and the people all throughout their journey through the desert.

Later on, when it was time for the children of Israel to inherit the good Land that God wanted to give them to possess as their own, spies were sent out to investigate what it was they would face. When the men came back, most of them gave a negative report and invoked fear into the hearts of the people. Their focus was not on the promise of God, but on the giants the people would need to overcome. Because the people chose fear instead of faith in God, once again, He saw their choice and instead of taking the Land He wanted to give them, they spent the next forty years in the wilderness.
Time and time again, it was fear that kept God’s people from intimacy with God and receiving the good things He had in store for them. Are you afraid to hear God’s answer to something you are seeking Him about? Are you afraid to do something that He is calling you to do? Perhaps you have lost faith that the challenges or giants that you are facing are part of the outworking of God’s plan for your life. In this day, God sets before us a choice to make. We can either choose fear and miss out on all that God has for us, or we can choose faith and walk out His calling and into His promises.

Remember, God’s intention is not to bring you and I out of Egypt, up the mountain, or into the promised Land to harm us. His intention is for us to know Him, worship Him and to make Him known in the earth.

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    Scott Henderson says

    Heavenly Father remove from my heart every ounce of fear that would keep me from hearing you, experiencing you for myself, causing disobedience or leading me down the wrong path. You have not given me a spirit of timidity. My lack of faith is sinful in your eyes and I do not want to sin against you. Help me to find my strength in you and put aside the cares of this world and seek your kingdom and your righteousness. Reveal yourself to me intimately so that I may draw closer to you just as Moses did. Fill me full of your Grace, Power and Spirit like you did with Stephen so that I may walk and talk boldly for the Kingdom. Packing a punch for Your kingdom!

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      Jennifer Broyles says

      I pray for your presence in my life, I draw closer to you. I want to hear you Lord. Help me LORD to be all you have made me to be. I believe you and love you .in Jesus I pray Amen.

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        CBN Author says

        Hi Jennifer! We love your heart for the Lord and we know that He is drawing close to you as you draw close to Him. He is your all in all!

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      CBN Author says

      What a beautiful prayer. God sees you, Scott, and He knows you intimately. And He loves you deeply! He is a good shepherd that leads His sheep and His sheep hear His voice. He promises that He will give grace to the humble, so do not be afraid, Scott. He is with you and will guide you with His word and by His Spirit, now and always. May we all remain humble before Him and follow Him without fear!

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