Scripture Reading : Psalms 78
Paying the price, is a precedent to walking in the reality of glory.
You will always struggle with identity if you have not encountered God.
When you encounter God, He defines who you are. He shows you that you are not who you think you are. Just as Jacob's identity as a supplanter changed to Israel.
When you touch base with your function in God, you praise God and are satisfied in Him.
God is a God who keeps covenant.
There is a place in God where you pursue things and discover they are not fulfilling.
Exodus 13:17 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
17 When Pharaoh let the people go, God led them not by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was nearer; for God said, Lest the people change their purpose when they see war and return to Egypt.
The course of the exodus was changed because the Ephramites had 30 years earlier tried to leave Egypt and got into war against the philistines, only 10 people remained.
You can be able to be in a spiritual environment and hear wrong, if you try to pursue, it will backfire on you and hurt you.
Ephraim had military power and chose to trust in it instead of trusting in God.
There are things God wants us to get in this season and they are based on patterns.
The radical decisions we are to make are dependent on the patterns of God and not humanistic wisdom.
Psalm 44:3-7 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
3 For they got not the land [of Canaan] in possession by their own sword, neither did their own arm save them; but Your right hand and Your arm and the light of Your countenance [did it], because You were favorable toward and did delight in them.
4 You are my King, O God; command victories and deliverance for Jacob (Israel).
5 Through You shall we push down our enemies; through Your name shall we tread them under who rise up against us.
6 For I will not trust in and lean on my bow, neither shall my sword save me.
7 But You have saved us from our foes and have put them to shame who hate us.
There are things only God can do for us and ours is to receive and agree with it.
Divine marriages are qualified as so because they have God in it. Ungodly principles will not work.
What the devil was fighting when the Israelites left Egypt was their worship.
Matthew 5:16 Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
16 Let your light so shine before men that they may see your [a]moral excellence and your praiseworthy, noble, and good deeds and [b]recognize and honor and praise and glorify your Father Who is in heaven.
Life is about glory.
The things that God has in store for you, you can not execute them by your own strength.
Covenant is what expands boundaries. Davids evoked the covenant he had with God before killing Goliath.
David used to inquire of God before he went to war.
We have to compliment the prophetic with diligence.
Boundaries denote and speak of our configuration as sons.
Inquiry is the seed bed of Prophetic thirst.