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Milk and Honey

“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

What do you imagine when you hear the description, “A land flowing with milk and honey”? My guess is that you envision a large quantity of white liquid and an abundance of a sticky, sweet substance produced by bees. However, this is not what the phrase means in the Biblical context. The Lord promised His people, the Israelites, a land full of these things, but they are actually an analogy for wealth, not a reference to food. Milk symbolizes livestock such as sheep, cattle, and goats, and honey is a reference to farmland. Therefore, the Promised Land was a place rich with both animals and property, and in those days, that’s what influence was made of. Fast-forward to today and we are no longer living in an agrarian culture where prosperity is measured in terms of parcels and herds — we experience the overflowing wealth of God’s abundance in our hearts. Contrary to what stark-faced religion teaches, our Lord wants us to be people whose cups are so full that they naturally and effortlessly spill over to others. He went to the cross, died a painful death, and came to life again in order that we could have an inheritance far more lasting and imperishable than physical property. In Jesus, we’ve been offered an endless fountain of peace and a deep, unshakable joy which, when claimed and cultivated, produces a harvest of happiness that draws others to Him as He radiates through us.

My friend, with the Lord, your soul is a land flowing with milk and honey! If you’ve committed your life to Christ, everything you need to prosper is already in your possession. The One who owns the cattle on a thousand hills has provided the bread of His Word, the water of His Spirit, and the wealth of worship to strengthen your inner person, illuminate your countenance, and fill you to overflowing with His glory so you can refresh others. You are blessed to be a blessing, and as you embrace the working of His love and engage the power of His presence, He will effortlessly reveal Himself to hurting and hungry people through you.

Prayer


Jesus, I want your milk and honey to overflow in my life so I can nourish and encourage those around me.

Reflection


Does your life abound with heavenly milk and honey? If not, how might you receive more?

If you’re unable to attend your local church or need some additional weekly inspiration, be sure to tune into Hour of Power every Saturday night at 6:30 p.m. PT on TBN or watch online at hourofpower.org/episode.  

One thought on “Milk and Honey

  1. Donna Malchrist says:

    Yes most definitely.I freely give of myself in lots of many different ways.Such as being a lector who proclaims either the first or second reading during the liturgy of the word.And also by helping my sister with cooking and laundry.As Jesus said. Whatsoever you do to the least of my People ,That you do unto Me.I hope and pray that no more lives are lost due to this out of control virus. And the curve of new infections will start to level off. I pray especially for the first responders and healthcare workers who put their lives on the line tending to the sickest of patients that need help. I also pray for the health and stamina of President Joe Biden that he also doesn’t get seriously ill. Because America needs him and his administration to hopefully put an end to this out of control global pandemic. It is all to painfully clear why we are in such a dire situation.Everybody needs to heed the warnings about keeping your distance.wearing masks and using hand sanitizer.I hope and pray that the Hour of Power will continue its mission of reaching out to all around the world with the positive and healing messages of God and his unending love and peace.
    To Pastor Bobby Schuller and his beautiful family. Love best wishes and good health
    To the worshiping community of Shepherd’s Grove at Irvine Presbyterian Church
    Peace love and warm thoughts.As always I remain a faithful viewer and Happy and Wholesome Student in Jesus Christ. May God bless all and the entire United States of America.Be not afraid. For I go before you always.Amen and Alleluia

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