Thursday, February 18, 2016

February 19, 2016

“After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them—to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses. Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the great river, the Euphrates—all the Hittite country—to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. As I was with Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors to give them. Joshua 1:1-6

I find it interesting that the first three letters in Canaan are “C-A-N” because clearly God is saying to Joshua, “You CAN cross over into Canaan!”

So how could ten spies say, “We can’t!”

How could 2,000,000 Israelites agree that they can’t?

When they agreed they “can’t” what they were actually saying was, “God can’t.”

So God gave them some time to think it over. 40 years!

God said they “Can” enter because of what He has already done!

You can because He has!

I wonder how many Christians are stuck in the wilderness because they have an “I Can’t” attitude and an “I Can” God?

Are you saying, “I can’t forgive that person when God says you CAN?”

Are you saying, “I can’t resist that temptation when God says you CAN?”

Are you saying, “I can’t make that sacrifice when God says you CAN?”

Are you saying, “I can’t break this habit when God says you CAN?”

Are you saying, “I just can’t have that much faith when God says you CAN?”

The Apostle Paul affirmed, “I CAN do all things through Christ who gives me strength.”

Canaan is for who CAN believe, trust and obey what God says they CAN do in Him!

The wilderness is for those who can’t.

Canaan is for those who understand they can’t enter without Him but believe they CAN because He promised!

Canaan is for those who CAN receive His power, His presence and His possession!

CAN you?

Sure you CAN!