Good Morning Gorgeous!
It’s a brand new day! A fresh new start. A new day to rise and to RUN into the Arms of Jesus to hear and see clearly where He is taking you!
He is bringing you into a new place. A new level of walking with Him in trust so that you can BOLDLY walk in the FULLNESS of His amazing plans for you!
I’ve not been blogging as much in this past month. I’ve been in one of my busiest seasons as work and I’ve been teaching from the bible online weekly in a Facebook group called Good Morning Gorgeous. Every Wednesday night at 8pm EST, I’ve been going live and teaching.
It’s been a streeeeetching and a growing season as I trust God to give me the boldness to click the “go live” button each week. It’s been a battle of the mind to stay the course and believe in His Word over my life and to simply walk each day in obedience.
This blog post is the recap of a recent live teaching on Feet that step into the Promised Land. It will read a little different than my regular posts because it’s notes and summaries from a live teaching. 🙂
If you want to watch this message or any of the weekly messages, here’s the FB group. Come on over!
Moving in the Promises of God involves obedience and eyes fixed on the spiritual realm.
Last week we studied how to see and hear in the spiritual realm, and then the next step is to follow the voice of the Lord right into ALL He has so lovingly set aside for you, prepared for you.
One of the BIGGEST mistakes we make is to wait for the enemies to all be gone before we make our next bold move. We pray for God to fix all the adversity, remove the enemies, or make the scary parts to dissipate. Instead, He has called us to MOVE ahead despite the enemies!
In fact, in Psalm 23, He promises to prepare a banquet for you in the midst of your enemies.
Stop waiting for everything to look perfect before you move into the calling on your life. Just feast your eyes on Jesus and OBEY.
A table in the presence of your enemies..
The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. You prepare a feast for me in the presence of my enemies. You honor me by anointing my head with oil. My cup overflows with blessings. Surely your goodness and unfailing love will pursue me all the days of my life, and I will live in the house of the Lord forever.
Psalms 23:1-6 NLT
But will you come and dine there or stand up the Lord?
How many things has He set aside for us and we’ve missed them out of fear, perceived giants in the way, adversity, or simply not knowing how Big our God is and rightly viewing the adversity through the lenses of truth. Our God is bigger.
How to move BOLDLY into
1. Hear a Word from God. Posture of receiving, and you receive a promise, a direction from Him, an assurance of your salvation, a fresh fill of His peace, a dream, a vision ahead. Bold faith to believe the Word for yourself.
*** Israelites received a promise that dated back to Abraham!***
And the promise is repeated to Moses as God is giving them the land He promised to Abraham!
“Send out men to explore the land of Canaan, the land I am giving to the Israelites. Send one leader from each of the twelve ancestral tribes.”
Numbers 13:2 NLT
2. There is a kingdom of darkness waiting to “steal, kill, and destroy” that which God has placed inside of you. It desires to devour your promise. It has NO power except for the power YOU choose to give it by agreement.
It cannot steal from you the promises. It can only suggest terror upon your life.
When they came to the valley of Eshcol, they cut down a branch with a single cluster of grapes so large that it took two of them to carry it on a pole between them! They also brought back samples of the pomegranates and figs. After exploring the land for forty days, the men returned to Moses, Aaron, and the whole community of Israel at Kadesh in the wilderness of Paran. They reported to the whole community what they had seen and showed them the fruit they had taken from the land. This was their report to Moses: “We entered the land you sent us to explore, and it is indeed a bountiful country—a land flowing with milk and honey. Here is the kind of fruit it produces. But the people living there are powerful, and their towns are large and fortified. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak! The Amalekites live in the Negev, and the Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country. The Canaanites live along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea and along the Jordan Valley.” But Caleb tried to quiet the people as they stood before Moses. “Let’s go at once to take the land,” he said. “We can certainly conquer it!” But the other men who had explored the land with him disagreed. “We can’t go up against them! They are stronger than we are!” So they spread this bad report about the land among the Israelites: “The land we traveled through and explored will devour anyone who goes to live there. All the people we saw were huge. We even saw giants there, the descendants of Anak. Next to them we felt like grasshoppers, and that’s what they thought, too!”
Numbers 13:23, 25-33 NLT
3. Comes in the form of physical sight or sound. Doubting voices or actual hardships or perceived hardships. Appearance of financial lack, strained relationships, rejection, bad advice,
Then the whole community began weeping aloud, and they cried all night. Their voices rose in a great chorus of protest against Moses and Aaron. “If only we had died in Egypt, or even here in the wilderness!” they complained. “Why is the Lord taking us to this country only to have us die in battle? Our wives and our little ones will be carried off as plunder! Wouldn’t it be better for us to return to Egypt?” Then they plotted among themselves, “Let’s choose a new leader and go back to Egypt!” Two of the men who had explored the land, Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh, tore their clothing. They said to all the people of Israel, “The land we traveled through and explored is a wonderful land! And if the Lord is pleased with us, he will bring us safely into that land and give it to us. It is a rich land flowing with milk and honey. Do not rebel against the Lord, and don’t be afraid of the people of the land. They are only helpless prey to us! They have no protection, but the Lord is with us! Don’t be afraid of them!” But the whole community began to talk about stoning Joshua and Caleb. Then the glorious presence of the Lord appeared to all the Israelites at the Tabernacle. And the Lord said to Moses, “How long will these people treat me with contempt? Will they never believe me, even after all the miraculous signs I have done among them? I will disown them and destroy them with a plague. Then I will make you into a nation greater and mightier than they are!” Then the Lord said, “I will pardon them as you have requested. But as surely as I live, and as surely as the earth is filled with the Lord’s glory, not one of these people will ever enter that land. They have all seen my glorious presence and the miraculous signs I performed both in Egypt and in the wilderness, but again and again they have tested me by refusing to listen to my voice. They will never even see the land I swore to give their ancestors. None of those who have treated me with contempt will ever see it. But my servant Caleb has a different attitude than the others have. He has remained loyal to me, so I will bring him into the land he explored. His descendants will possess their full share of that land. Now turn around, and don’t go on toward the land where the Amalekites and Canaanites live. Tomorrow you must set out for the wilderness in the direction of the Red Sea.”
Numbers 14:1-4, 6-12, 20-25 NLT
4. Whose report will you believe? Which senses will you rely on? The supernatural which is MORE real than the physical or the fleeting, already defeated at the cross world?
If you choose to cling to the TRUTH of the Word, the things God has shown you with your spiritual eyes and ears, the Lord will mercifully prevail every single time.
When Moses had finished giving these instructions to all the people of Israel, he said, “I am now 120 years old, and I am no longer able to lead you. The Lord has told me, ‘You will not cross the Jordan River.’ But the Lord your God himself will cross over ahead of you. He will destroy the nations living there, and you will take possession of their land. Joshua will lead you across the river, just as the Lord promised. So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.” Then Moses called for Joshua, and as all Israel watched, he said to him, “Be strong and courageous! For you will lead these people into the land that the Lord swore to their ancestors he would give them. You are the one who will divide it among them as their grants of land. Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord will personally go ahead of you. He will be with you; he will neither fail you nor abandon you.”
Deuteronomy 31:1-3, 6-8 NLT
I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you— No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you. “Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do. Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do. This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
Joshua 1:3, 5-9 NLT
5. Just MOVE, one step, one bold leap, one quick decision to get out of the boat, to make the phone call, to start the Bible study , to step our and join a Bible study, to allow yourself to be seen again, to do the one thing that the enemy doesn’t think you’ll ever do. Do it. Rise up and take a step with your spiritual eyes and ears fixed on Jesus! The priests will carry the Ark of the Lord, the Lord of all the earth. As soon as their feet touch the water, the flow of water will be cut off upstream, and the river will stand up like a wall.” So the people left their camp to cross the Jordan, and the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Covenant went ahead of them. It was the harvest season, and the Jordan was overflowing its banks. But as soon as the feet of the priests who were carrying the Ark touched the water at the river’s edge, the water above that point began backing up a great distance away at a town called Adam, which is near Zarethan. And the water below that point flowed on to the Dead Sea until the riverbed was dry. Then all the people crossed over near the town of Jericho. Meanwhile, the priests who were carrying the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant stood on dry ground in the middle of the riverbed as the people passed by. They waited there until the whole nation of Israel had crossed the Jordan on dry ground.
Joshua 3:13-17 NLT
When all the people had crossed the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Now choose twelve men, one from each tribe. Tell them, ‘Take twelve stones from the very place where the priests are standing in the middle of the Jordan. Carry them out and pile them up at the place where you will camp tonight.’” So Joshua called together the twelve men he had chosen—one from each of the tribes of Israel. He told them, “Go into the middle of the Jordan, in front of the Ark of the Lord your God. Each of you must pick up one stone and carry it out on your shoulder—twelve stones in all, one for each of the twelve tribes of Israel. We will use these stones to build a memorial. In the future your children will ask you, ‘What do these stones mean?’ Then you can tell them, ‘They remind us that the Jordan River stopped flowing when the Ark of the Lord’s Covenant went across.’ These stones will stand as a memorial among the people of Israel forever.”
Joshua 4:1-7 NLT
We are on the other side of covenant! Jesus has ratified a NEW covenant and given us the great commission. THAT is our promised land. bringing heavens agenda to earth!
Mark 16! This is the Promised Land for EVERY believer that you WILL walk in the Power of God if you simply believe!
Here’s the direct link to the teaching: (If you can’t access it, you will need to join the group first.)
Dear Heavenly Father,
Thank You that You have goood plans and a promise for each and every one of us!! Thank You that Your thoughts about us outnumber the sand! Lord, strengthen us to walk ahead in the Promises You have for us! Make us bold for Your gospel. In Jesus’s Name, Amen.
Blessings and Boldness!
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Lots of good stuff that I noted down!! Good teaching Vanessa!! So encouraging!