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Topic: Exodus 23:28-30
FOLLOWING GOD TO TAKE BACK MY TERRITORY
S. Exodus 23:28 And I will send hornets (disease of the flesh/PRIDE) before you which shall drive out the Hivite (wicked), Canaanite (humiliation), and Hittite (confusion & fear) from before you.
29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year (a revolution of time in unity), lest the land become desolate [for lack of attention] and the wild beasts multiply against you.
30 Little by little (to deminish by paring off and making ineffective, bit by bit) I will drive them out (expel) from before you, until (as far as this, so that) you have increased (bear fruit/growth) and are numerous enough to take possession (occupy, acquire) of the land (firm territory/field/wilderness).
O. And I will send in front of you the 'disease of the flesh' (PRIDE/a weakness of sin/humanity) in order that you will have the ability to expel wickedness, humiliation, confusion and fear from before you.
God will drive these out in the united revelation of time (God's perfect timing when His people are of one mind and heart) in order that there will be something left for our inheritance, not being destroyed by lack of being taken care of. (the unbelievers will tend our 'territory' until then)
God will make them ineffective, bit by bit, expelling them before we 'get there', so that we can grow and bare fruit for the Kingdom, enough to occupy our firm territory (Kingdom domain).
A. God is going before me, using 'pride' to make my enemys weak, so that I have the ability to 'kick out' of my life wickedness, humiliation, confusion and fear. Once I get united COMPLETELY with His mind, in perfect timing with His plan, my enemies will be completely made 'inopperable'. Little by little God will kick them out of my territory/inheritence/Kingdom domain. In the mean time, they will 'take physical care' of it until I have the wisdom, knowledge and know-how to bare fruit and grow there. This will be the time that I am firmly estabished in the purpose that God has given to me in this life.
P. Thank You, Father, that You ARE my Father and take care of me. Thank You that You take the enemy out of my life a little at a time so that I can learn how to fight him, become strong, and learn to bare fruit and grow in spiritual knowledge. Thank You that You teach me all these things in Your perfect timing and patience. Thank You!