“3 Understand therefore this day, that the Lord your God is He which go over before you; as a consuming fire He shall destroy them (the giants in the promise land) , and He shall bring them down before your face: so shall you drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the Lord has said unto you.
4 Speak not you in your heart, after that the Lord your God has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness the Lord has brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord does drive them out from before you.
5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God does drive them out from before you, and that He may perform the Word which the Lord swore unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob (Genesis 15:16).
6 Understand therefore, that the Lord your God gives you not this good land to possess it for your righteousness; for you are a stiffnecked people.” Deuteronomy 9:3-6
The devil is “good” at being the devil. He is evil and therefore everything satan touches he kills, steals or destroys. While satan is indeed the enemy of our soul, he remains nothing more than an instrument of our God used for chastising His Children; for whom the Lord loves He chastens (Hebrews 12:6-7).
The giants fell in the Promise Land because of God’s Righteousness. Righteous is Who He is. Our consecration to Him does not result in our righteousness but in more of His Righteousness which results in His blessings, His perfect Will, His favor and providence.
The giants fall in our hearts and lives because of His Righteousness dethroning these giants and in turn the victory is realized. This victory is not given because of our righteousness but because of the evil of these giants. These giants work to kill, steal and destroy the faith of the Believer. The Believer’s faith in Jesus Christ, Who He is and what He has done on Calvary’s Cross for whosoever will believe, gives the Holy Spirit latitude to do that which He is commissioned to do…destroy the giants. Jesus Christ is light and IN Him is no darkness (1 John 1:5). Jesus IS our Righteousness; that is Who He is. IN Him is life…HE is the Source of Life and His Cross is the means by which we receive life.
The devil kills, steals and destroys but whosoever has eaten the Bread of Life and drank of the Living Water, Jesus Christ dwells in them and them in Him. Where He goes, they go because they are quickened by His Spirit. Sin has no more dominion. They are consecrated to God’s Word. His statutes are written on their hearts and they walk in His Ways; precept upon precept and line upon line. Here a little and there a little, they grow in the grace and knowledge of the Lord Jesus Christ. Daily they fight the good fight of faith…faith in Jesus Christ and Him crucified. They know that in them dwells no good thing. This life is not their own but His Who sent them. Whether they live or they die, they are the Lord’s (Romans 14:8).
“15 I (Jesus) pray not that You should take them out of the world, but that You should keep them from the evil.
16 They are not of the world, even as I am not of the world.
17 Sanctify them through Your Truth: Your Word is Truth.
18 As You have sent Me into the world, even so have I also sent them into the world.
19 And for their sakes I Sanctify Myself (separate unto God), that they also might be Sanctified through the Truth.
20 Neither pray I for these alone, but for them also which shall believe on Me through their word;
21 That they all may be one; as You, Father, are in Me, and I in You, that they also may be One in Us: that the world may believe that You have sent Me.
22 And the glory which You gave Me I have given them; that they may be One, even as We are One:
23 I in them, and You in Me, that they may be made perfect in one; and that the world may know that You have sent Me, and have loved them, as You hast loved Me.
24 Father, I will that they also, Whom You have given Me, be with Me where I am; that they may behold My glory, which You have given Me: for You loved Me before the foundation of the world.
25 O Righteous Father, the world has not known You: but I have known You, and these have known that You have sent Me.
26 And I have declared unto them Your Name, and will declare it: that the love wherewith You have loved Me may be in them, and I in them.” John 17:15-26
There will be giants that fall but it will not be because of our righteousness but because of His Righteousness, Jesus Christ, that the world may behold HIS Glory.
“And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto Me.” John 12:32
The giants are falling. Hearing we hear, seeing we see and those who are spiritual understand…the giants are going to fall.
-Donna Clark Warren