In Numbers 13, Moses sends out 12 spies into the promised land to spy out the land and their enemies. All 12 of the spies were similar and all 12 were men. There was only one difference between them, their mindset. All 12 of the men went into the promised land saw that it was plentiful and flowing with milk and honey. Some of the spies even brought back a bunch of grapes that were giant to show that God's promises and prophetic word over them was true.
However, we find the problem in Numbers 13:33. Ten of the spies gave this report, "There we saw the giants, and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight." This is ridiculous because the giants never even saw the spies! It was not the giants who saw them as grasshoppers, it was themselves. But two of the spies, Joshua and Caleb did not see themselves as grasshoppers; they came back seeing themselves as giant slayers. Joshua and Caleb had a different report. They said in Numbers 13:30, "Let us go up at once and possess it, for we are able to overcome it."
The 10 spies who saw themselves as grasshoppers became like grasshoppers. They never crossed over into the promised land and never received what God had promised them. But the two spies who saw themselves as giant slayers, Joshua and Caleb, became giant slayers and went on to take their promised land.
Many of you may find yourself in a company of 12, 200, 50 or five, and you may be surrounded by people who look like you and act like you, but some of them may be grasshoppers. I want to challenge you to be a giant slayer in the midst of grasshoppers. I want to give you a prophetic promise today: If you believe in every prophetic word and everything God has said about you, you are a giant slayer. You are not a grasshopper. I rebuke every thought in your mind that would make you believe any of the negative word curses or lies anyone has spoken over you.
I declare over you that you are a mighty man or woman of God. You are a kingdom establisher who will help manifest the kingdom of God here in the earth. You need to serve notice to every giant that is standing in your way. You will possess every promise that God has given you, and you will not miss out on a single thing God has called you to do, because you are a giant slayer!
Joe Joe Dawson is the founder and apostle of ROAR Apostolic Network and ROAR Church Texarkana. Joe Joe is married to the love of his life, Autumn Dawson, and they have three children: Malachi, Judah and Ezra. The Dawsons live and teach a lifestyle of revival and awakening. Their desire is to see every believer fulfill their God-given destiny and live life to the fullest in God. Joe Joe is also the author of Living Your God-Sized Dream and Recipe for Revival. To connect with Joe Joe or for more information, visit joejoedawson.net.
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