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Leaving a Legacy of a ‘different spirit’

19 Jun

Ladies RULE (raising up leaders everywhere)

This ministry exists because of an urgent call to action to develop leaders. Our economy is growing more and more uncertain and our society is eliminating God and we need to empower women in these desperate times. We believe while we may not be able to change the world, we can develop difference makers. Our mission is to raise up women who will carry on a legacy of future leaders.
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Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live! Deuteronomy 30:19

The LORD is slow to anger, abounding in love and forgiving sin and rebellion. Yet he does not leave the guilty unpunished; he punishes the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation.
Numbers 14:18

It is very clear that our decisions affect our legacy, either positive or negative. It’s so important to choose life. The Hebrew word for life is not in the context of literally living or dying, it means life giving. And the Hebrew word for live means sustenance, which means something that provides strength. So let me present it in its original language:

I set before you life and death, choose a life-giving decision so that your descendants may have strength!

The type of legacy that we want to develop is one of Joshua and Caleb. But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it. Numbers 14:24

Notice in this particular passage God is speaking of legacy and what he wanted it to look like. The different spirit is one that follows God wholeheartedly. Second, it’s a spirit of a warrior. After God rescued the children of Israel from slavery and he already had a promise in mind. However, the children of Israel had to go in and possess a land that already had inhabitants (enemy) in the land. So is our life today, God has great promises for us, but we must take possession of those promises and fight the enemy right and not look at our weakness, We seemed like grasshoppers in our own eyes, and we looked the same to them……we know who we are in Christ and we look to him for strength!

God sent the top leaders of all the tribes to go in and spy out the land. Only 2 of the 12 leaders came back with a different report. They observed the land was just what God had promised, it was truly a land flowing with milk and honey. However, there were giants in the land – this is what the ‘different spirit’ believed!

Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it!

What are we in a fight for? Relationships, health, career, reaching the lost, marriages, raising our children and our identity in Christ so we can carry out our divine assignments

So our legacy is one of followers and will take action and possess through God, no matter how overwhelming it may seem. They will not follow the ‘majority’, but will stand out in the crowd, not look at their weakness and declare that they can certainly do it!!

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