In the beginning, right after God created man and woman, He instructed them to inhabit the earth. He gave them dominion and told them to fill the earth and govern it.
Then God blessed them and said, “Be fruitful and multiply. Fill the earth and govern it. Reign over the fish in the sea, the birds in the sky, and all the animals that scurry along the ground. Genesis 1:28
When God made mankind, His intent was that we would inhabit the earth.
Inhabit: to live in or occupy
Many times, in the Old Testament, as God was giving land to His people, He would call them to inhabit.
For you are about to cross the Jordan to possess the land the Lord your God is giving you, and you will possess and inhabit it. Deuteronomy 11:31
As far as I know, God has not stopped desiring us to inhabit the earth, so why has so much territory been relinquished to the enemy?
Honestly, I believe it’s a combination of things…laziness, wrongly directed righteousness, not realizing the reasons behind inhabitation, etc.
When you inhabit a physical place, then it gives you authority. You have authority to bind and loose, cut off or cast out. These are important positions of power that believers must restore.
Many years ago, God put it on our hearts, as a family, to own lots of land. I mean, thousands of acres. Even some of our friends tried to talk us out of this dream, but we still carry it and believe we will see it come to fruition.
I believe God put that on our hearts because He wants the land.
After many years, I have dreams for our land that include a lot of service for His people. Only He knew when He first placed the dream for land in our hearts, that it would develop into our hearts cry for ministry.
I believe our family is also called to bind demonic strongholds over certain cities and see true and lasting change come. We want no heart to be surrendered to the flames on that final day…so we will do everything we can to lead as many as we can to Jesus. Isn’t that what it’s all about anyway? Jesus. That none may perish…
Rise up believers!! Rise up and take the land!! I believe we are in a season where God is more than willing to work miraculously to hand over title and deed to His people. The great shift is happening. The land is ours…we must only inhabit it!!