Take Immediate Action
"See, the Lord your God has given you the land. Go up and take possession of it as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, told you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged." -Deuteronomy 1:21 (NIV)
At last! Israel had come to the edge of the land God promised to Abraham! It had been long years of slavery to Egypt and it was time! Then God spoke the Word to take possession of it. All they had to do was believe and obey. Instead of preparing for battle, they came to Moses and proposed an idea that seemed good even to Moses, “Let us send men ahead to spy out the land for us and bring back a report…” (Deut 1:22) It was all downhill from there and that generation was forced back into the wilderness, never to see the land again.
Sometimes God’s Word can seem too good to be true, so the temptation to try your own ideas can seem good.
What most people don’t realize is that failing to take immediate action to obey God’s Word can open doors to the enemy to steal the BLESSING God intended to give you. It gives him a say to speak a bad report against God. While you still may have an opportunity to obey God’s Word, it adds unnecessary complications and disrupts God’s peace in your life.
Immediate obedience slams the door shut in the enemy’s face and causes the believer’s faith to increase exponentially. Because the believer has already given verbal agreement with the Word, the enemy has no permission to speak. It’s like a court case that’s settled even before the hearing. There’s nothing the enemy can do to stop the verdict. It’s already been settled and can be counted as done!
You can be sure of this, when you take immediate action on God’s Word, you can expect it to come to pass! Then when the enemy comes to give a bad report against it, you can smile and simply say, “You’re too late. It’s already been settled.”
Declare The Word:
Thank you Lord that according to Luke 11:28 I am BLESSED when I hear Your Word and keep it! I speak Psalm 119:60, “I will hurry, without delay to obey Your commands!” I declare Deuteronomy 6:18, “I do what is right and good in Your sight, that it may go well with me and that I may take possession of all the good BLESSINGS God has for me!”