Bible In One Year-Day 77 (Tuesday, March 18, 2014)
Commentary: Deut1-3. Deuteronomy is very much like Leviticus. The similarity is that they are both the books of the law. However, the difference is that, Leviticus is more of the law to the priest while Deuteronomy is addressed to the people. It is also a farewell message of Moses to the young generation who were about to possess the Promised Land. The chapters we read are narrations of what happened on their journey through the wilderness. The closer they were to the Promised Land, the more battles they fought; not ordinary battles, but battles with kingdoms. There are evil kingdoms around every Promised Land. The battle gets fiercer as you get closer to your Promised Land and this is the more reason you don’t have to give up. For as long as there is breathe in you, fight on. On the positive side of the battles, we could see that the more they fought, the richer they were. Each kingdom they fought, they spoiled. This is the message of Jesus in Matthew12:29;
Matthew 12:29 “Or else how can one enter into a strong man’s house, and seize his goods, except he shall first bind the strong man? And then he will plunder his house.”
To defeat the strong man manning your Promised Land you need Jesus to take over your life. It is quite pathetic for Moses also not to enter the Promised Land just because of anger; a demon he should have dealt with. The worst defeating factor in a man’s life lies within him. Among all is discouragement. Leadership is not an easy thing. Discouragement is one of the weapons the devil uses to fight leaders. This was why the Lord emphatically told Moses to encourage Joshua. The enemy that is already seated in Moses terminated his appointment with God on Mount Pisgah. Discouragement had worked in several ways against Moses until it manifested in form of provocation. Beloved, you need to press on. At the border of your breakthrough lies the fiercest battles but God had won the battle for you, Deuteronomy 3:22 “Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.”
Our reading for today is Deut4-6. Keep the fire burning and alive. JESUS IS THE LORD.
Prayer: Enemy of my next level in my life, die! in the name of Jesus