Bible Commentary: “Where You Set Your Foot”

April 12, 2015 at 6:39 am | Posted in Bible Commentary | Leave a comment
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Bible ImageThe LORD said to Joshua son of Nun,
Moses’ aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these
people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to
give to them–to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you
set your foot, as I promised Moses” (Joshua 1:1-3)

It was a bright, sunny day with a cool wind blowing off the Jordan. The Jordan itself was at flood stage and the current was brisk in the River as Joshua stood by the banks, the breeze blowing his hair and his garments. Moses was dead and the original generation that had been led out of Egypt were also dead and Joshua and the people stood before the Jordan and waited. They didn’t have to wait long before The Lord spoke to them concerning the future. “The LORD said to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ aide: “Moses my servant is dead. Now then, you and all these people, get ready to cross the Jordan River into the land I am about to give to them–to the Israelites. I will give you every place where you set your foot, as I promised Moses” (Joshua 1:1-3). “No one will be able to stand up against you all the days of your life. As I was with
Moses, so I will be with you; I will never leave you nor forsake you” (Joshua 1:5). “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go” (Joshua 1:9).

Here the people stood, taking the Promised Land. They are now going to go over and God tells them exactly how this will work for them.

Where they place their foot, that land is theirs. God is going to go with them, He will never leave them and no one will be able to stand against them. Wait, what was that? They are going into a land that has been promised to them. Wherever they place their foot that part of land will be theirs. No one will be able to stand against them. Aha, the
land is currently occupied and the tenants do not want to leave! That explains the “Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged”, this is not going to be easy. This will not be we walk into the land, set our feet everywhere and it is ours. This will be we walk into the land, fight the current occupants and everywhere we set our feet the land is ours.

What if the people do not set their foot in a particular place? If they do not set their foot someplace the land will not be theirs. When you read the book of Joshua and you experience the battles that they fought you realize that they worked hard to take the Promised Land. However there was certain land that they did not walk in and that land was never theirs. The command was to go and take possession and while they mostly succeeded the people did not obey completely so they took the land but
shared it with the enemy.

Good story, you say, but what has that to do with us? Everything! First, we must recognize what our Promised Land is today. We must see that the ministry of Jesus was fulfilled. We read in Luke 4:17-21, “The scroll of the prophet Isaiah was handed to him. Unrolling it, he found the place where it is written: “The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim freedom for the prisoners and recovery of sight for the blind, to release the oppressed, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor.” Then he rolled up the scroll, gave it back to the attendant and sat down. The eyes of everyone in the synagogue were fastened on him, and he began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in
your hearing.” It was fulfilled! What was fulfilled? Healing, Abundant Life, Prosperity, Working with accomplishment; these were all fulfilled today in your presence. Go back and read it again. Read it a few times. Let the Lord speak to you, He has given you a Promised Land, a land flowing with milk and honey and all you have to do is go in and
take it, walk in it and wherever you walk it is yours.

Child of God – do you need healing? Then set your foot in the Promised Land of Healing, walk in your deliverance and receive your miracle. Is it going to come overnight or in a moment? It could, God is God, who can hold Him to a timetable? However, remember it took 7 days to take Jericho, Joshua prayed that the sun would stand still to finish one battle that was taking so long. How long have you been sick, how long have you had debt, how long have you had whatever it is that torments
you and keeps you bound? Believe that you walk in the land of release from that thing and when you are told that you do not see the release speak out that you have walked and you have possession of the land. Remember God is with you wherever you go and He will not leave you or forsake you.

Our prayer:
Lord, help me to see all what you have for me already. It is difficult to hold to the promises when I see the circumstances in my life. Please give me the ability to see in the spiritual realm the things that I can take by faith and give me the strength to actually take them and not believe in the circumstances but in what you have said. Amen.

If you want to have a personal relationship with Jesus as your Lord and Savior pray: “Dear Jesus, I know that I am a sinner and that out of love for me you willingly sacrificed your life so that I may live. I repent of all my sins and open my heart to you as my Lord and Savior. Amen.

If you prayed this prayer for the first time or if you have any questions please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

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