TAKING GROUND: Accessing Your Land

1 Corinthians 2:9–10, ESV But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him”— these things God has revealed to us through the Spirit.

Jesus came and gave his life to purchase the good things that He has prepared to build your life out of. In fact, He has better for your life than you’ve seen. He has better for your life than you’ve heard. He has better for your life than your heart believes. He has better for your life than mind has imagined!

The average person struggles to believe this because:

  • They don’t believe God is that interested in people in general

  • They don’t believe God is that interested in them specifically

  • They don’t believe that is part of His character

  • They don’t believe it’s on His calendar

  • They don’t believe God is that good, or wants to be that good to them

  • They don’t see it in their past, so they believe it’s in their future

  • They don’t feel qualified or even worthy to receive that level of a life

  • They think that type of life is for heaven only

I am believing for a revelation to open your eyes about the days and weeks and years ahead that He has prepared for you. A revelation is critical because if you don’t see it, you won’t journey to it, you won’t take possession of it, you won’t occupy it, you won’t thrive in it, you won’t share it with others, and their lives will go without, and a large part of why Jesus died for you will not be activated in your life!

To Access Your Land, You Must Follow Jesus.

  • Your best life is only possible as you follow Him.

    • Mark 2:14, ESV And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him.

    • “Follow me” an invitation to start something new. It’s a proposition to stop following your current leader so that you can begin follow a new leader.

  • John 10:10, ESV The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

    • The difference good land and less than good land is ultimately in WHO you follow.

    • Some people have a decent life without Him, but it’s less than what it could be!!!

To Access Your Land, You Must See It In Advance.

  • You can’t invent your own land, nor can you possess someone else’s.

  • 1 Corinthians 13:12, ESV For now we see in a mirror dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I have been fully known.

  • You need a REVELATION!!! He wants to show you!

    • Jeremiah 33:3, ESV Call to me and I will answer you, and will tell you great and hidden things that you have not known.

  • His revelation of your land will include every aspect of your life including your relationship with Him, your relationship with others, your purpose, your fruitfulness, your provision

  • What you look at determines your direction and destination!

  • SEE THE FORESHADOW OF YOUR LAND

    • Eden - Genesis 2:8 (Eden = luxury, delight

      • Genesis 1:31, ESV And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. (very – meod – muchness, force, abundance) (good – tob – pleasing)

      • Genesis 1:28, ESV And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it, and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over every living thing that moves on the earth.” (barak – to kneel before to bless)

    • Canaan - Exodus 3:8, ESV and I have come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians and to bring them up out of that land to a good and broad land, a land flowing with milk and honey, to the place of the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites. (flowing zub - to flow, gush)

    • David’s Kingdom - Psalm 16:5–6, ESV The Lord is my chosen portion and my cup; you hold my lot. The lines have fallen for me in pleasant places; indeed, I have a beautiful inheritance.

    • Jesus Kingdom - John 10:10, ESV The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have (echo) life and have it abundantly.

    • Heaven - Revelation 22:1–5, ESV Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations. No longer will there be anything accursed, but the throne of God and of the Lamb will be in it, and his servants will worship him. They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And night will be no more. They will need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever.

  • See your land for what it is – VERY GOOD!!!

To Access Your Land, You Must Take The Next Step.

  • It’s not going to appear!

    • Philippians 3:12, NIV Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me.

  • It’s been provided but you must appropriate it

    • Joshua 1:11, ESV …pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the Lord your God is giving you to possess.’ ”

  • It will also require wisdom

  • It will require OTHERS