Summary: So many people in this life want everything but without putting forth any effort...nobody wants to sweat anymore...everyone wants things the easy way...they don’t want to fight their giants--- Yes God wants to prosper you and bless you, but sometimes you
So many people in this life want everything but without putting forth any effort...nobody wants to sweat anymore...everyone wants things the easy way...they don’t want to fight their giants---they just wanna lay down and let someone else do it...and then whine and complain about things the whole time...
We see that doctor’s or a lawyer’s home and say (I’d sure like to have a home like that) but we don’t want to go to school for 15 years so we can make that kind of money so we can buy a home like that.
We see that young man walking through the mall with his muscles bursting out of his shirt, and we say (man I’d like to have muscles like that)...and you can if you go to the gym a few times a week and pump iron and work out until it feels like your arms and legs are going to fall off.
Or we see that pastor of a large church, he’s prosperous and drives a nice car and lives in a beautiful home, and we say ( I want a church like that and a car like that and a home like that) The question is, are you willing to do what he did to get it?
Are you willing to be faithful over a handful of not so perfect people, seek God, study his word, obey him when it doesn’t make sense, be persecuted and publicly criticized and humiliated?
Many believers have the attitude that just because they are saved and in the family of God, that now God is supposed to give them everything they ever dreamed of without any effort, or work or discipline on their part.
The fact is, it costs what it costs and it never goes on sale.
Yes God wants to prosper you and bless you, but sometimes you’re going to have to go through something.
Sometimes you have to struggle, Sometimes you have to fight.
There is something in the struggle that is necessary to becoming what God has ordained us to be.
Let’s read Numbers 13:25-33 (amplified bible) -with my notes of revelation and research also within this text i have typed below---
1 AND THE Lord said to Moses,
2 Send men to explore and scout out [for yourselves] the land of Canaan, which I give to the Israelites. From each tribe of their fathers you shall send a man, every one a leader or head among them.
3 So Moses by the command of the Lord sent scouts from the Wilderness of Paran, all of them men who were heads of the Israelites.
(the list of names of the men from each of the twelve tribes was not just a duplicate of earlier lists in Chap. 1 of this book of Numbers---these men were regarded not only as leaders in their tribal units, but also as men who were physically and spiritually capable of great benefit, action, and achievement)
4 These were their names: of the tribe of Reuben (who sees the son; the vision of the son), Shammua (a sacrifice) son of Zaccur (of the male kind; mindful);
5 Of the tribe of Simeon (that hears or obeys; that is heard), Shaphat (judge) son of Hori (a prince; freeborn);
6 Of the tribe of Judah (the praise of the Lord; confession), Caleb (a dog; a crow; a basket) son of Jephunneh (he that beholds);
7 Of the tribe of Issachar (reward; recompense), Igal (redeemed; defiled) son of Joseph (increase; addition);
8 Of the tribe of Ephraim (fruitful; increasing), Hoshea [that is, Joshua (a savior; a deliverer)] son of Nun (posterity; a fish; eternal);
9 Of the tribe of Benjamin (son of the right hand), Palti (deliverance; flight) son of Raphu (wrath; in trouble)
10 Of the tribe of Zebulun (God; Lord on high), Gaddiel (goat of God; the Lord my happiness) son of Sodi (my secret place);
11 Of the tribe of Joseph (increase; addition), that is, of the tribe of Manasseh (forgetfulness; he that is forgotten), Gaddi (my troop; my kid) son of Susi (riding a white horse);
12 Of the tribe of Dan (judgment; he that judges), Ammiel (the people of God) son of Gemalli (price paid; resource paid; thoughtful payment);
13 Of the tribe of Asher (happiness), Sethur (hid; to steal, act of killing or destroying) son of Michael (who is perfect, without spot?);
14 Of the tribe of Naphtali (that struggles or fights), Nahbi (very secret) son of Vophsi (fragrant; diminution – which means repetition with something that is of a shorter duration than the original);
15 Of the tribe of Gad (idol of fortune or felicity – which is happiness, fame, fortune), Geuel (to cause affliction; to deceive) son of Machi (poor; a smiter- which means one who hits hard).