God loves, redeems, blesses, fights and provides before He humbles so you do not take personal credit and forget Him. God destroys spiritual enemies so you can take possession of your kingdom mission. God shows mercy and saves unrighteous people if leaders pray fervently, demolish idolatry and claim promises for His glory. God makes it possible to have life-changing kingdom ministry.
God Loves and Redeems
Israel must totally destroy seven larger and stronger nations that they defeated after the Lord delivered them. Do not make a covenant, show favor or intermarry so their sons would not serve other gods and be destroyed. Break down their altars, smash their sacred stones pillars, cut down their Asherim and burn their idols for the Lord had chosen them as a holy and treasured possession out of all the peoples on the earth. The Lord set His affection and redeemed them from the land of slavery in Egypt. God was faithful and kept His covenant to a thousand obedient generations but destroyed those who hated Him (Deut. 7:1-11). God loves and redeems in experiencing freedom and favor as you obey Him.
By listening and doing His laws, God loved, increased their numbers, blessed them materially and prevented harmful diseases of Egypt that their enemies experienced. Destroy everyone God delivered since serving their gods or looking on the people with pity would become a snare (Deut. 7:12-16). God blesses your descendants, finances and health by obeying Him.
Do not say in your heart that these nations were too great to be dispossessed. Do not fear but remember what God did to Pharaoh, the great trials you saw and the signs and wonders the Lord did to bring you out of Egypt. He would do something similar to those you fear. The Lord would send the hornet against them until they died. Do not dread them for God is great and awesome. He drove away these nations before you little by little lest wild beasts grew too numerous. The Lord delivered and threw them into great confusion until they were destroyed. He delivered their kings into your hand so you would make their name perish. No man would be able to stand before you until they were destroyed. Burn the graven images and do not covet their silver and gold lest you be ensnared. Bringing an abomination into your house would destroy you (Deut. 7:17-26). God fights gradually to destroy spiritual enemies if you don't covet money.
Be careful to follow God’s commands so you live, multiply and possess the promised land. Remember how the Lord led you 40 years in the wilderness to humble and test your heart to determine whether you would keep His commandments. He humbled, caused hunger and fed you with manna to teach that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the Lord’s mouth. Your clothes did not wear out or you feet swell for 40 years. Know in your heart that the Lord disciplined you as a man disciplined his son. Observe His commands since the Lord brought you into a good land with streams, flowing springs, wheat, barley, vines, fig trees, pomegranates, olive oil, honey, abundant bread, iron and copper. Praise the Lord for the good land He gave you (Deut. 8:1-10). God provides every need if you obey His word and praise His name.
Beware lest you disobey His commandments and build fine houses with increased herds and money causing a proud heart so you forget God. He brought you out of slavery and led you through the terrible wilderness with fiery serpents and no water. He gave manna to eat in the desert to humble and to test so it might go well with you. Remember that God gave you the ability to produce wealth in confirming His covenant if tempted to say your power and strength produced this wealth. God would destroy you like previous nations if you forget God by following and worshiping other gods (Deut. 8:11-20). God humbles so you don’t forget His power to create wealth and ability to live without a scarcity mindset.
Israel crossed over the Jordan to dispossess nations greater and mightier than them with great and tall people, the sons of Anakim. The Lord went ahead of Israel as a consuming fire to destroy Anakim so they could drive them out and destroy them quickly. Do not say that personal righteousness caused the Lord to bring them in to possess the land but it was because of these nations' wickedness (Deut. 9:1-6). God destroys spiritual enemies so you can drive them out and take possession of your kingdom mission.
God Shows Mercy
Israel provoked the Lord to wrath due to their rebellion in the wilderness after leaving Egypt. Moses received the tablets of the covenant from the Lord. He remained on the mountain 40 days and nights not eating bread and drinking water. The Lord gave him me two tablets of stone written by the finger of God. The Lord told Moses to go down because the people became corrupt and made a cast idol. The Lord wanted to blot out the stiff-necked people and make a nation stronger and greater than they. Moses feared the Lord’s anger to destroy Israel and Aaron but the Lord listened as he prayed for Aaron while burning and crushing the golden calf (Deut. 9:7-21). God shows mercy to unrighteous people if godly leaders pray and demolish idolatry.
Israel made the Lord angry at Taberah, Massah and Kibroth-hattaavah. When the Lord sent them out from Kadesh-barnea, they rebelled by not trusting Him to take the land He gave them. Moses laid prostate before the Lord 40 days and prayed that He would not destroy Israel, His inheritance, whom God redeemed through His greatness and brought out of Egypt. He asked God to remember Abraham, Isaac and Jacob and overlook their stubbornness and sin so Egypt would not say God hated them because He put them to death in the desert (Deut. 9:22-29). God saves unrighteous people if leaders pray fervently and claim promises for His glory.
Praise God for His love, redemption, blessings, fighting on your behalf and provision. Humble yourself before God as you do not deserve these benefits. Praise God that He destroys spiritual enemies so you can take possession of your kingdom mission. Pray fervently, demolish idolatry and claim promises for unbelievers so they can know God personally.