Seeing the Fulfilment of God's Promises
"Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have I given unto you, as I said unto Moses.There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee." (Joshua 1:3,5)
This is a very big promise: "There is no man under the sun who can stand against you, Joshua. No king, no philosopher, no captain can stand against you."
What a great promise! How to preserve this promise and see its fulfilment? It is one thing to receive a promise and it is another thing to hold it. Once a woman found some gold on her pathway. She did not know where to keep it. She put it on the roof of the thatched house. She had no better place than that. In villages, people keep gold in pots. But thieves get them. They somehow get information about it. Do you know where to preserve your promises? Joshua must have fainted as soon as he received this promise. This is very high. Even Napoleon cannot stand against you. When God's promises are given how should you keep them? If we have money, we keep it in the bank. Which is the bank where we can keep our promises? We must not lose these promises. "Lord, can I keep all conquered places? Am I spiritually qualified? Am I armed to hold this against the thief?" you must ask. Where are you going to keep your wealth? Now and then you may go to the bank and inquire about the balance there. Suppose they had said to you you had some millions, you would feel like asking them, "Is it safe?" You go to the Lord and ask, "Are you preserving my promises?" Some lose their promises.
"This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth: but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success" (Joshua 1:8).
If you do not meditate on My Word, you may lose it. You may go to the bank and ask them. They may say you have no cash there. The Word of God is not fulfilled in you. Twenty years ago you received promises. Satan stole them all. You have nothing but defeat.
Once Joshua went against Ai. He was defeated. Are your promises safe? Is your spiritual life sound? You say once God gave you a promise. Did anyone take it away from you? You yourself can throw it away by not meditating on the Word of God. Are you making sure that your heart is right with God? Do you preach the Word of God to others?
When you meditate you learn much truth. You correct your life. Your promises are preserved carefully. In your thoughts you possess them more and more. What more do you want when God says that there is no man to stand against you? The devil himself cannot stand against you. All the forces of evil cannot stand against your family. The host of angels are watching over your family. Are you careful with your promises? Do you open the most secret places of your heart and see that the promises are kept safe there? How important are they to you?