SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
Scripture: Numbers 13:1,21-22, Joshua 15:13
In Revelation 2 and 3 the giants are important because they disqualify five of the seven churches of Revelation! Jesus’ most practical inheritance given to us is offering us the anointing to overcome as He did! The giants first appear in Numbers 13 and promptly keep Israel from entering into the Promised Land for 40 years. Are the giants hindering us from God’s blessing? One man was chosen from each tribe as a spy! Verses 21 and 22 say, “So they went up and spied out the land from the Wilderness of Zin as far as Rehob, near the entrance of Hamath. And they went up through the South and came to Hebron; Ahiman, Sheshai, and Talmai, the descendants of Anak, were there. (Now Hebron was built seven years before Zoan in Egypt.) Joshua 15:13 states Hebron was named Arba, the father of Anak. Three generations of five giants are mentioned here. The grandfather is Arba and his son is Anak. From these two generations come their offspring, Ahiman, Sheshai and Talmai. Each giant represents a stronghold of self-action that wars against God. Arba means selfish ambition; Anak is self-will; Ahiman is self-protection, Sheshai is self-righteousness and Talmai is self-preservation. At Ephesus we learn selfish ambition wars against our first love and entices us into leaving it resulting in great potential loss. The church was about to forfeit their anointing! Every believer who ever stayed at a church for the fire that was there and remained long enough for the fire to go, knows what Ephesus was facing. We learn the principle to prevent the problem from recurring. Lord, help us choose the Spirit and avoid making the same mistake ourselves.