Sunday, August 21, 2011

Showers of Blessing!

“But My servant Caleb, because he has a different spirit in him and has followed me fully, I will bring into the land where he went, and his descendants shall inherit it” Numbers 14:24.

Twelve spies representing twelve tribes were sent out of the Israelite camp by Moses per the command of the Lord to spy out the land which the Lord had promised the Israelites as an inheritance. We read about this in Numbers 13 and two of the spies, Joshua and Caleb brought a good report of the land which they saw. The Lord had already given the land into the hand of the Israelites. But ten of the chosen spies rebelled against God.

These things happen in our daily life too. God needs people like Joshua and Caleb who have a different spirit during these days. And it is only by such people God can bring about a change in the world in the coming days. When we read Joshua 14:6-15 we find Caleb who was eighty five years old ready to inherit Hebron from Joshua. He waited forty five years to inherit Hebron and it still was occupied by the giants. Nothing was a problem for Caleb because he had a different spirit.

We find so many characters in the Holy Bible who had a different spirit. God could do mighty things and miracles only through such people. In Numbers 25:9 we read of Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest who stopped the plague which spread through the Israelite camp. In Numbers 25:12 the Lord says, “Behold, I give to him My covenant of peace; and it shall be to him and his descendants after him a covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was zealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.”

My dear readers, God expects the same from you and me. In Acts 17:6 we read how the people of Thessalonica responded when Apostle Paul and Silas reasoned with the Jews during three Sabbaths. They said, “These who have turned the world upside down have come here too.” Apostle Paul was one of those men of God who had a different spirit which enabled him to do much more than the disciples.

Be Blessed

No comments:

Post a Comment