Possession AND Occupancy

Deuteronomy 26:1, ‘And it shall be, when you come into the land which the Lord your God is giving you as an inheritance and you possess it and dwell in it’.

God has promised all of us ‘lands’ but it is our responsibility to possess AND dwell in our inheritance. It is not enough to have the promise, but to legalize the promise, you must possess AND dwell. To take possession of your ‘land’ is to clear any others off your ‘land’ who were previous owners.

Buying a car just recently, the previous owner had to TRANSFER the title to my husband and me as the new legal owners. To take possession of a thing means to own it outright, not financed nor mortgaged, and independent of secondary borrowers. Only the one who rightfully has the promise or the deed to the land has the ownership. To take possession means to uproot, evict, clear and clean the land of any and all previous occupants.

To dwell means to make the land habitable. It means to have all the provisions in place to live abundantly. In order to facilitate this, one must sow seeds. A seed has to be sown for every harvest you expect. Here is where many fail. They war to take possession but are not able to dwell in their promised land without depending on others for assistance. If God has promised you a land, He fully expects you to be self sufficient. This is why the manna stopped because they experienced what was buried within their promised land and tasted the potential. He expected Israel to begin to sow seed for what they need. When you are in your wilderness, God will provide the harvest for you but when you enter your promised land, you are expected to be mature enough to sow your own seed instead of eating it and learn how to cultivate your own crop. This is what separates the men from the boys in the Kingdom and this helps explain why there are so many who pray and engage in spiritual warfare for POSSESSION OF THEIR PROMISE, but are barely ever able to enter into the second realm of their promise which is OCCUPANCY.

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