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Kimberly N. Alleyne
The Harvest Magazine, Publisher and Editor
And I have promised to bring you up out of your misery in Egypt into the land of the Canaanites, Hittites, Amorites, Perizzites, Hivites and Jebusites–a land flowing with milk and honey. Exodus 3:17
This is Part 3 of our “Milk and Honey Life” series. In Parts 1 and 2 we discussed foundational elements of the Milk and Honey Life God promised His children in Exodus 3:17. God promises to Israel did not have an expiration date—they are eternal, and still very much applicable to today’s Believer. God is no respecter of persons—He does not have favorites. This life is for all of His kids, irrespective of race, ethnicity, gender, age, background, education level, income, or zip code. Here are other characteristics of a wonderful, abundant Milk and Honey Life. Pursuit. Passion. Prosperity. Stamina.
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Pursuing God with Passion and Abandon
Living the Milk-and-Honey Life requires regular face time with God. Communion and consecration are musts. It is in our time with the Lord that we receive a personalized experienced with our Daddy, who is eager to show us Himself and His love. How can we navigate a road except we refer to the navigator, the one who drew the map to begin with? Spending time with the Lord should not be laborious, it should be a deep desire, a craving. I feel so privileged to chase God, to seek His face. God’s heart is warmed when we seek Him to pour out love, thanksgiving, praise, and worship. He wants us to exchange our yokes and burdens for His, which are easy and light. As we run to Him to bear our all, He does the same. When we draw close to Him, He draws close to us. James 4:8
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Milk-and-Honey lifers are prosperous in all things! Everything they touch prospers. In recent years, the term prosperity has been negatively associated with money and material possessions. Also, prosperity has been incorrectly defined as having to do with only money. Prosperity is so much more than dollars, homes, and cars. Prosperity is Kingdom-level blessing, and it transcends every area of a Believer’s life: spiritually, physically, emotionally, professionally, and also our relationships. The most important of these blessings is spiritual. When we are spiritually healthy, all else falls in line. Prosperity is not a bad thing, and it is not a money thing! Financial comfort and stability are only part of prosperity. And being financially healthy enables Believers to advance the Kingdom by spreading the Gospel. We don’t earn brownie points for living as paupers, broke and never having enough. What kind of witness is that? Prosperity is an excellent demonstration of God’s great love, grace and kindness. God is Jehovah Jireh, and He takes great pleasure in meeting our needs and wants. 3 John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
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Each Believer is intimately familiar with trials, disappointments, betrayals, delayed answers to prayer, and persecutions. We cannot escape heartache or complex problems because they are the enemy’s primary tactic for testing our faith, and distracting us from the big picture, and from God. The big picture is that everything—every thing–that God allows us to experience has a purpose for ministry and His glory. Nothing–no thing–is every about us. Ever. So Milk-and-Honey Lifers simply endure life differently than non-Milk-and-Honey Lifers and non-Believers. They have a milk-and-honey perspective: even we’re in an Egypt season, God is still with us, and always has a deliverance plan for us. Milk-and-Honey Lifers seem to breeze through obstacles with ease, undaunted by potentially devastating challenges. They “stand” through trials and tribulations with uncommon poise and strength. Why is that? It’s because they “get it.” They “get it” that God never leaves us alone, that He dwells in us, and that He gives us power and authority to overcome and crush the enemy. We have the Blood of Jesus, the name of Jesus, and dominion power and authority to overcome and crush! We can’t lose with an arsenal so powerful. What more do we need?! [Click here to read Parts 1 and 2 of the Milk and Honey Life.]
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