“On that day Joshua took Makkedah, and struck it and its king with the edge of the sword. He utterly destroyed them—all the people who were in it. He let none remain. He also did to the king of Makkedah as he had done to the king of Jericho.”
When God gave a promise to the people of Israel, to give them a land that was plentiful and overflowing, it required action on their part as well. They had to trust Him for protection, provision, and victory. They had to utterly destroy the enemy that was holding tight to what was promised to them. As long as they obeyed and did exactly as they were told, they prospered and had victory. But anytime they strayed to the left or right, either by failing to utterly destroy the enemy or by failing to seek Him for counsel for the next step, they failed miserably.
“Behold, I give you the authority to trample on serpents and scorpions, and over all the power of the enemy, and nothing shall by any means hurt you.” (Luke 10:19). He’s already given us the victory, the power and authority to utterly destroy the works of the enemy and the sin of the flesh, but you still need to be obedient.
Stop doubting, stop hesitating, trust the Lord and utterly destroy the sin that runs rampant in your life. Seek His counsel instead of pursuing what looks good. “I say then: Walk in the Spirit, and you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh.” (Gal. 5:16). Stop following your heart and start being led by the Spirit, for these two war against each other. Why do you fear, o child of God? If He is for us, who can be against us?
“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.”
John 10:10 #CalledtoBattle