– Inyang Okutinyang
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Can you use extra vitality, health and energy? Can you use more wisdom, material resources and finances? If you’re like me, I’m sure you can! The Bible teaches us the sure way to have more than enough of all that God has provided for us in Christ.
In Joshua 18, seven of the twelve tribes of Israel had not even begun to inherit what God had given to them – the land flowing with milk and honey. The tribe of Judah had received their portion of the inheritance, and it was too much for them. They took everything in sight and beyond, and Judah wasn’t even one of the big tribes!
Joshua 19 (NKJV)
9 The inheritance of the children of Simeon was included in the share of the children of Judah, for the share of the children of Judah was too much for them. Therefore the children of Simeon had their inheritance within the inheritance of that people.
This is a type of the church today. Jesus our Messiah, the head of the church, came from the tribe of Judah, and we like Judah are supposed to have more than enough.
Judah had more land than they needed, so they asked the children of the tribe of Simeon, “Have you taken your inheritance yet? No? Then you just take that whole portion of our land and we won’t even know you are there. Take as much as you want.” That’s the way it should be with us today in the body of Christ. We should have more than we need, with enough left over to bless those who don’t have.
Simeon is figurative of those who are downtrodden and beaten. Simeon’s tribe had lost its inheritance because of what he did in sin. Thank God Judah had more than enough and he could give Simeon as much as he wanted. “Judah” means praise; in other words, with praise in our hearts and on our lips, we too can have more than enough! Alleluia!