“I have given you every place where the sole of your foot treads, just as I promised Moses.” Joshua 1:3
This was God speaking to Joshua before the conquest of the Promised Land. I really view the book of Joshua as a wonderful picture of the Spirit Filled Life. It’s about coming out of the dry desert place and entering into the abundant, fruit filled life with Jesus.
Now, I’m not speaking of salvation, because those Israelites, of so long ago, were already saved and delivered when the death angel passed over the blood stained doors. They were baptized and fed with spiritual food and drink! (1 Cor. 10:1-13) Then, as you may know, they wandered in a dry and weary place for 40 years, due to disobedience.
And finally, it was time for the Israelites to enter the Promised Land; the land flowing with milk and honey (Ex. 3:8); the land where one cluster of grapes was so big it had to be carried on a pole between two men! (Num. 13:23-24) It was a good and spacious land!
God told Joshua, that every step he took in the land would be theirs! That is quite a promise. God had already given it to them, they just had to go in and take possession of it. Amazing!
Did you know that God has done the same for you!?!? His divine power has given you everything you need for life and godliness through your relationship with His Son Jesus! (2 Pe. 1:3) Don’t stay in the desert land, march in and begin to take hold of what God has given you!
(for more on this see post Take Possession)