In which WAY are you headed in life? Is your outcome set? Uncertainty? These are questions the reading today answers. The book of Numbers chapter 21, we see the people of Israel are on a journey to their promise land.
They went a certain WAY, and ended up in a battle which they lost. Some of their people became prisoners.
They prayed unto God for help and he listened leading them to VICTORY IN THE END.
3 “And the Lord hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities”
Next, the people of Israel were continuing on their WAY to the promise, but got discouraged. They were in a wilderness lacking food and water believing they were God forsaken. After, God reprimanded them for their complaining; God later in the journey led them to VICTORY IN THE END through a miracle by providing water.
5 And the people spake against God, and against Moses, Wherefore have ye brought us up out of Egypt to die in the wilderness? for there is no bread, neither is there any water; and our soul loatheth this light bread.
14 Wherefore it is said in the book of the wars of the Lord, What he did in the Red sea, and in the brooks of Arnon,
16 And from thence they went to Beer: that is the well whereof the Lord spake unto Moses, Gather the people together, and I will give them water.
From there they sought to pass the WAY of King Sihon’s land, but he wouldn’t allow it and attacked them. They defeated this great king as the people of God learned in the wilderness from the miracle of God providing water that God would be with them and lead them to VICTORY IN THE END.
23 And Sihon would not suffer Israel to pass through his border: but Sihon gathered all his people together, and went out against Israel into the wilderness: and he came to Jahaz, and fought against Israel.
24 And Israel smote him with the edge of the sword, and possessed his land from Arnon unto Jabbok, even unto the children of Ammon: for the border of the children of Ammon was strong.
After conquering these lands, they went up another WAY and met King Og with his army seeking to destroy them. God spoke to the people of Israel telling them to not fear because his way leads to VICTORY IN THE END.
34 And the Lord said unto Moses, Fear him not: for I have delivered him into thy hand, and all his people, and his land; and thou shalt do to him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
35 So they smote him, and his sons, and all his people, until there was none left him alive: and they possessed his land.
This chapter demonstrates when the people of God are going God’s WAY then he will lead you to VICTORY IN THE END. God’s people in verse one of the chapter are prisoners and by the last verse they are conquerors demonstrating the leading of VICTORY IN THE END. In all these ways there are adversities, uncertainties, fear and challenge yet in all these ways God led them to VICTORY IN THE END.
Whatever your journey is in life, if God is with you on your WAY in 2013 he will be with you on your WAY into 2016, 2019 and 2030. God’s WAY leads to VICTORY IN THE END.
“I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.”
“ In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths.”
”Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.”