Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Give Me This Hill!

Give Me this Hill!

Joshua 14:12

Now give me this Hill country that the Lord promised me that day you yourself heard them that the Anakites were thee and their cities were large and fortified, but, the Lord helping me, I will drive them out just as he said.”

There is something yet to be fulfilled in your life that the Lord has spoken over you. You are older now and it seemed that this promise has eluded you but yet you still see the promise in front of you. Some where you must muster up the faith to claim what God has already spoken to your spirit. This is your time to go seize what God already showed you. Don’t give up on your dream. Get up out of your bed and go get what God promised to you! Give me this Hill!

Caleb was 85 years old when he came to remind Joshua that he had not received his land yet. It doesn’t matter how old you are. If you know God has promised something to you, then you need to go get it. There was a 81 year old black woman who won $365 million dollars in the Powerball lottery in Rhode Island. Now this doesn’t mean you need to go throwing money away on a lottery ticket but it does mean that you’re not too old to win at life. Caleb reminded Joshua that the both of them went together 45 years earlier to spy out the land together and God showed Caleb that every place he set his foot that God would give it to him. The other ten spies were afraid because of the giants they saw in the land but Joshua and Caleb saw the fruit, the abundance, and the possibilities. They told Moses we can take this land!

Forty Five years later, Caleb an old man, tells Joshua, “Now Give me this Hill Country, I’m still as strong today as the day Moses set me out, and I’m ready to go out to battle.” Are you ready to go get your Hill country? This is how you get your hill and recover your promise:

1.Stay in Shape. Caleb was 85 but he was vigorous. You have to make sure you stay fit physically, mentally, and spiritually.

2.Remind yourself and other of the vision for your life. Put a picture up on your wall of what it is that you want. Write your vision and make it plain, then remind people of where you going.

3.Be ready to fight for it. Nothing is going to come easy. God will bring you into the Promised Land but you are going to have to fight for it.

4.Be realistic about the challenges. Caleb said, “I know the Giants are still there and their cities are fortified.’ Survey the challenges so that you know what you are up against but don’t let it stop you.

5.Have faith that God will be with you. Caleb said, “The Lord Helping me.” If God be for you who can be against you?

6.Drive out everything and everybody blocking your promise. Caleb said, “I will drive them out!”

7.Take possession of the Land. You can’t control what you don’t own. Take ownership of your land.

Dear God,

I’m ready to take possession of the Land. I’m ready to go in and fight for what you have for us. I’m strong and I believe that if you help me that I can be successful and fulfill the promise of what you’ve already shown me. This Hill country is mine for the taking. Grant me the strength, the resources, and the power to take possession of the land. I’m excited about the Kingdom possibilities that await me as I go forward to drive out everything that is not like you and establish your Kingdom purposes in this place. Thank you for the favor you have granted me.

In Jesus Name,


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