KEY SCRIPTURE: Numbers 27:7 ” The daughters of Zelophehad speak right: thou shalt surely give them a possession of an inheritance among their father’s brethren; and thou shalt cause the inheritance of their father to pass unto them.”
In the Jewish law the inheritance of the fathers goes to the sons. Jacob had a daughter called Dinah but she was not counted among his inheritance. It was the twelve sons who inherited him. In Numbers 27:1-11, one Zelophehad died leaving behind only daughters, seven in all. According to the law of God, they were not supposed to partake of the inheritance since they were women.
These seven girls did not keep quiet to suffer unnecessarily. They went to Moses and presented their case to him. Moses did not throw them out. He did not say you are women and God’s law is clear on the issue, but went to God with the case. The Lord said to Moses, the daughters of Zelophehad are right.
They received two kinds of inheritances as result of their stance.
1. The inheritance among their father’s brethren that belonged to their father was to be given to them.
2. Their father’s direct inheritance was to be given to them.
What would have happened if these girls had kept quiet? They would have continued to live a miserable life, although the Lord had a better answer for them.
The law of God was silent on their case but they had to speak out to the man of God to speak on their behalf. The Lord listened to them and was just to them. If God came through for them on an issue that He had made no direct command or instruction about, how much more on issues that his will has been fully and clearly stated. God’s word is clear about our authority over demons as children of God. No child of God must allow demons to molest and torment him (Lk 10:19). God’s word is so explicit about sin, and no one must give in to sin.(Rom 6:14)His position on our prosperity is very positive (3rd John 2) Sicknesses and diseases has been clearly stated as enemies of mankind(Acts 10:38) and the Lord has stated he has paid for our perfect health(Isaiah 53:4,5,1st Peter 2:24). . James 5:14 ask “Is any sick among you?”. This implies all must be well, but if any happens to be sick, let the elders he called and the prayer of faith shall save the sick and the Lord shall raise him up.
The scriptures are full of amazing promises that God is ready to back you to see its fulfillment. Go to God with these promises, decide not to take a no for an answer, for He has said, “all His promises are yes in Christ Jesus (2nd Cor 1: 20) and they would be granted.
God my father would not say no when my faith says yes. Every promise He has made concerning my case, I fully take a hold of. Since He says yes to every promise, I do not take a no for an answer.
2 Corinthians 1:20 ” For all the promises of God in him are yea, and in him Amen, unto the glory of God by us”.
2 Peter 1:4 ” Whereby are given unto us exceeding great and precious promises: that by these ye might be partakers of the divine nature, having escaped the corruption that is in the world through lust.”