Before the promise was made manifest, Israelites in biblical times had to face giants
The Lord has promised Abraham that He is going to make his descendants into a great nation (Genesis 12:1-3) however, certain humanistic efforts was demanded of the recipients of this promise in other to possess the land. They had to conquer the nations that were living there in other to gain possession.
We will later read in the book of Joshua that Israel gained control through two primary campaigns, the first one to the south and the second through the north. The southern campaign dragged on. It took nearly seven years for the land to be subdued.
Following this instructed takeover of the land, God commanded Joshua again to divide the land among the nine full tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh, which had not yet received an inheritance. Just before Israel’s entry into the land, the tribes of Reuben, Gad and half the tribe of Manasseh had received their land on the east side of the Jordan River.
Caleb had been about forty when he first entered Canaan as a spy. Because of his excellent report, Caleb was promised the land of Hebron as his reward.
It’s been Forty-five years since the spies returned, and it was now time to divide up the land. Joshua and Caleb were the oldest Israelites. All Israelites who had been over the age of twenty when the people refused to enter the land died during the wilderness wanderings. However, only Joshua and Caleb had was exempted from that punishment (Numbers 13-14). A leader as old and highly respected as Caleb could have left it to the younger men to conquer the country where the giants lived, but not Caleb. He knew that God could and would help him even though, by human standards, he was a very old man at eighty-five.
Caleb must have remembered the Anakites from the days when he was a spy. The other spies reported on the strength of the Anakites and that the Israelites were like “grasshoppers” in comparison (Numbers 13:31-33). Whether they were physically big or “giants” through their power, Caleb is not afraid to go and take the land from them (Joshua 14:10-12).
Joshua granted his request, and Caleb drove the giants out. Caleb wasn’t afraid of anything the Anakites could do, because he knew what God could do. He did not use his age as an excuse to stop working for God. He trusted in God, and God gave him victory.
This same victory is what God has prepared for every attendee of the Women of Grace and Virtue International (WOGVI) during this conference titled, Facing the Giant. We believe that if Caleb was successful at facing the giant of his time, then the same result of victory is sure for us all, only if we will dare to face the giant peculiar to us. More details of the 2021 WOGVI conference are listed below.
DATE: June 17th – 19th 2021.
Venue: 1 Heal the World Avenue, Opp Shoprite, Sango Ota, Ogun state.
There is a lot packed up for this event. You can refer to the flyer for details.