Possessing our Promised Land

Dear Saints,

Today I wish to share with you all what the Lord has been taking me through of late that will hopefully encourage you all for your journey ahead in possessing your promised land.  We have entered the season where many of us have been through the wilderness and are now about to possess our promises (the promised land).

It was approximately twenty-three years ago when the Lord gave me personal promises for my life, and in so doing, gave me something to hope for.  (Psalm 119:49 Remember your word to your servant, in which you have made me hope.) 

One of those promises was that He was going to bless my finances far above anything I have ever known.  Of course, those finances are not for me to consume upon the lust of my flesh.  Contrarily, those finances will be for His purposes as He has also showed me that I am a present-day Joseph who will provide for many in the harsh days ahead.

However, just as it was when Abraham and Joseph received their promises from the Lord, it has only been trying and adverse circumstances that have made my promises seem impossible to be fulfilled.  And, just as Joseph was in prison before he was exalted, so too have I been in my prison of poverty the last few years.

Howbeit, it is now the hour in which God’s people will inherit the promises in which we have been waiting on for so long.  Many of us may have even been unfaithful at times during our long wilderness journey.  But He is always faithful to fulfill His promises to us because He cannot deny Himself.  (2 Timothy 2:13 if we are faithless, he remains faithful— for he cannot deny himself.) 

I can still remember when I was young in the Lord when He had given me those promises to hope for.  I was such a messed up individual laden with all kinds of hurts and bondages.  Though out of my love for the Lord, I would strive and strive (in my own flesh) to be faithful and obedient.  But I was so weak in the flesh with so many bondages that it seemed as though I would fall short of His glory every day.

This burdened my heart so much.  For one, I loved the Lord deeply as I still do and wanted to be holy as His word commands us to be. (1 Peter 1:16 since it is written, “You shall be holy, for I am holy.” )  Also, I had so much hope for the promises He had given me that I was fearful that I could never be righteous enough to inherit those promises.

Then, after what seemed like years of inner turmoil, one day the Lord gave me a revelation from His word that changed my entire outlook.

“Hear, O Israel: you are to cross over the Jordan today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than you, cities great and fortified up to heaven, Deut. 9:1

      “Do not say in your heart, after the LORD your God has thrust them out before you, ‘It is because of my righteousness that the LORD has brought me in to possess this land,‘ whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is driving them out before you.

      Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations the LORD your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

      “Know, therefore, that the LORD your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stubborn people.

      Remember and do not forget how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness. From the day you came out of the land of Egypt until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against the LORD. Deut. 9:4-7

So you see, the Lord wasn’t going to give me the promises because I had been so righteous that I finally had earned it.  No, He will take me, and all of us, into our promised land because He is faithful to keep His promises.  Also, because of the wickedness of the nations, He will give us the spoils of the land.

Many of you have heard of the great transfer of wealth.  Well, I believe that it will be, at least in part, due to our taking over the promised land (our promises).  And it is not because we have earned it through our righteousness.  It is because He is faithful to keep His promises and we are not to forget that.

Howbeit, there is one vital element to our promised land that many brothers and sisters in Christ seem to neglect.  Even though God had given the promised land to the Israelites, they still had to go in and fight and take the land from the enemies.

Of course we know today that we do not fight against flesh and blood. (Eph. 6:12 For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places. ) However, we are commanded to posses our promises which is done through our fighting the enemies in the promised land and driving them out.

Nevertheless, He has gone before us to destroy the enemies who now possess our land. (Deut. 9:3 Know therefore today that he who goes over before you as a consuming fire is the LORD your God. He will destroy them and subdue them before you. So you shall drive them out and make them perish quickly, as the LORD has promised you.)

So then, we inherit our promises through taking possession.   But, we have already won the fight because He has gone before us to destroy our enemies.  And, we do not inherit our promised land all at once, but yet little by little.  (Exodus 23:30 Little by little I will drive them out from before you, until you have increased and possess the land.) 

And now, this brings me to my present day testimony of the Lord’s faithfulness.  As I mentioned, the Lord promised that He would bless my finances far above anything that I have ever known.  However, the last few years I have been in a prison of poverty just as Joseph was in prison before he was exalted.  Subsequently, a few years ago the Lord laid it upon my heart to start a home-based business helping healthcare professionals.  The Lord showed me that many healthcare professionals are struggling because the health insurance payers are defrauding them out of their full payments and it makes it very difficult for many professionals to stay in practice due to this problem.

However, it wasn’t until 2012 when the Lord provided my first client for this line of work.  And, it has been a huge battle for me ever since then.  I suppose that I was a little naive in assuming that it was going to be relatively easy.  I thought that the insurance companies would reimburse what they owe the professionals once I prove to them what they owe and the laws which they are violating.  But I was wrong.  I didn’t realize at the time that my assumption would be equivalent to the Israelites going up to the giants and telling the giants that God had now given the land over to the Israelites, so, the giants must leave.  Can you imagine how the giants would have responded to that?  Well, that’s just how ridiculous my assumption was.  Of course, if the Israelites had said something like that to the enemies in the land, they would have been laughed at. Similarly, I faced a harsh reality when these insurance corporations laughed at me and I realized that I was going to have to fight these giants.

After that, I began my process of fighting the “giant” insurance companies with letters demanding them to reimburse the monies owed to my client, or I was going to file criminal complaints for their theft by fraud.

Howbeit, this process didn’t produce the results that I had desired.  I was able to recover small amounts of money owed to my client, but nothing significant.  But what I didn’t realize at the time was that those small amounts of recoveries was simply the Lord allowing me to take grapes from the promised land to encourage me of what lies ahead.  (Numbers 13:23 And they came to the Valley of Eshcol and cut down from there a branch with a single cluster of grapes, and they carried it on a pole between two of them; they also brought some pomegranates and figs.)

So then, I continued on in my fight against the giant corporations with the assurance of great spoils that lie ahead.  But what happened next took me completely by surprise.  Two of those giant corporations retaliated against me for my threats and filed frivolous lawsuits against me to get me to back off.

I never imagined that this would happen.  I was so diligent to make sure that I wasn’t crossing any lines that could get me into any trouble.  I admit that I must have been naive to think that a giant corporation would not be so brazen to fabricate a cause of action against me so they could sue me.  But that is exactly what happened.  These two giant corporations conspired together and altered and concealed material documents and concocted lies in order to create an actionable cause against me so they could sue me.

Of course I didn’t have any finances to hire an attorney to defend myself against their frivolous lawsuits.  So, I have had to fight against these corporations’ high profile law firms on my own and by myself.  And, before this, I didn’t have any experience in litigation or knowledge of civil procedures which is required for lawsuit litigation.  I have had to literally teach myself as I go along.  And, it has been a long and trying battle.

Howbeit, the Lord is faithful.  He has been guiding me the whole way.  I use the internet to search for court records to assist me, and, He has always guided me to exactly what I need when I need it.

And now, I am excited to share with you all that one of those lawsuits against me has been DISMISSED.  I am so grateful for what God has done for me.  I am just an individual living in an RV camper with absolutely no experience or knowledge in lawsuit litigation.  Yet, I defeated a huge renowned law firm.  This law firm even had three attorneys on their team, yet the Lord gave me the victory.

This has greatly encouraged me and I hope it encourages you all as well.  This battle seemed impossible.  I didn’t have any experience or knowledge going into this fight, yet I defeated a giant law firm who has vast experience and knowledge.  However, I was only able to do that because the Lord had gone before me to slay my enemies.

So then, it won’t be our fleshly efforts that will give us victory over our enemies.  It will be the Lord alone who will give us the victory.  We still must fight for our promised land, but victory is assured.

I’m so grateful the Lord gave me that victory because I needed the encouragement for what was coming next.  I didn’t file a counterclaim in the lawsuit that was dismissed because I didn’t feel that I had grounds to at the time.  However, in the other lawsuit against me, I did file a counterclaim against the insurance company.  And, recently the Lord laid it upon my heart that I needed to amend that counterclaim.

So, I did as I usually do when filing a motion or pleading; I conducted lots of research on the internet first.  And as I did that, the Lord lead me to some very beneficial information.  It just so happens that because the insurance altered and concealed material documents to create an actionable cause against me, that happens to be a serious crime which removed the state regulated cap on any possible damage award.  So, what that means is; I could be awarded a percentage of their net worth, which, their net worth is more than $13 billion dollars.

Needless to say, my amended counterclaim has struck fear in their hearts.  And, they now take me more serious because I have already defeated the other huge law firm.  (Joshua 2:10-11 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to the two kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan, to Sihon and Og, whom you devoted to destruction  And as soon as we heard it, our hearts melted, and there was no spirit left in any man because of you, for the LORD your God, he is God in the heavens above and on the earth beneath.)

For that reason, this law firm has heated up the battle and is fiercely attacking me now.  They have just filed a motion for sanctions against me and set a hearing date for April 3rd which is just a week away.  They had an option to set the hearing date at a later time; however, they know that I am doing this on my own and need time to research and prepare for the hearing.  So, they set the hearing date as early as possible in an attempt to prevent me from having time to prepare.

Howbeit, what they don’t know is that I have already been preparing for my own motion for sanctions against them.  So, all I need to do is research a little more and change my motion for sanctions to an objection to their motion and counter motion for sanctions.  The Lord is so good; He already had laid it upon my heart to file a motion for sanctions, so, that prepared me ahead of time for their sneak attack.  He truly goes before us in battle to slay our enemies.

On this note, the hearing is in another city which will require me to travel, and, at this time I don’t have the finances for traveling and lodge.  The Lord has laid it upon my heart to request help from my brothers and sisters who follow this blog, so, I trust Him to lay it upon the hearts of those who are faithful to give for my need.

Please keep in mind that this is not just my battle.  We are all in this fight to take our promised land and we must all fight together.  That means that we all must lift one another up with encouragement and in prayer, and when able, we must also assist one another to meet any needs that arise during this fight for our promised land.

Joshua 1:10-15 And Joshua commanded the officers of the people, “Pass through the midst of the camp and command the people, ‘Prepare your provisions, for within three days you are to pass over this Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you to possess.'”  And to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh Joshua said, “Remember the word that Moses the servant of the LORD commanded you, saying, ‘The LORD your God is providing you a place of rest and will give you this land.’ Your wives, your little ones, and your livestock shall remain in the land that Moses gave you beyond the Jordan, but all the men of valor among you shall pass over armed before your brothers and shall help them, until the LORD gives rest to your brothers as he has to you, and they also take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving them. 

I must admit, going to this court hearing and standing up against a huge law firm is intimidating.  But I must remind myself to not be like the spies who saw themselves as grasshoppers compared to the giants.  (Numbers 13:33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.)

And I also admit that the enemy has tried hard to intimidate me and get me to back down and give up.  (Numbers 13:3-4 Why is the LORD bringing us into this land, to fall by the sword? Our wives and our little ones will become a prey. Would it not be better for us to go back to Egypt?” And they said to one another, “Let us choose a leader and go back to Egypt.”)

However, we must NOT give up.  And, if we would trust in the Lord and obey His leading, He is faithful to give us our promised land.  (Numbers 14:6-9 And Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes and said to all the congregation of the people of Israel, “The land, which we passed through to spy it out, is an exceedingly good land. If the LORD delights in us, he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land that flows with milk and honey. Only do not rebel against the LORD.  And do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the LORD is with us; do not fear them.” )

So then, I share this personal journey of  my trials with you all to encourage you.  We are in the season where God is fulfilling His promises to us.  But there are giants in the land that must be defeated.  It will be intimidating and possibly fearful at times.  But do not cower and give up.  Fight the good fight of faith and He WILL be faithful in fulfilling His promises.  We must all remember that the first generation out of Egypt went through the wilderness all those years only to turn back in fear when they reached the promised land.  And in so doing, they did not possess the promised land and they all died in the wilderness, except for the only two who had faith, Joshua and Caleb.  (Numbers 26:65 For the LORD had said of them, “They shall die in the wilderness.” Not one of them was left, except Caleb the son of Jephunneh and Joshua the son of Nun.)

Of course, this doesn’t mean that you each will face giant corporations in a lawsuit as I have.  But each will have their own giants to fight.  And we must obey the scriptures in helping our brothers and sisters in fighting a good fight of faith until we all find rest in our promised land.  (Joshua 1:15)

I pray that my personal testimony will encourage you all.  I am a son of God, and that enabled me to defeat a giant corporation and law firm.  And soon, I will defeat another and take home the spoils.  (John 1:12-13 But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name:  Which were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God.  ) (2 Chronicles 20:25 and they were three days in gathering of the spoil, it was so much.)

I encourage you all to fight and possess your promises in this season.  And, for those who are able; help your brothers and sisters to possess their promises as well.  We are all in this together as the body of Christ.

The Lord will drive out the nations before us so we may rest in Him in a land flowing with milk and honey while we see the nations (people of the world) around us driven out of our promised land.  But remember, when you see the giants in your promised land, don’t turn away in fear.  It will only lead to your eventual death in the wilderness without your fulfilled promises.

I pray that this message has encouraged you all and may the Lord give you all victory in this season.

Your brother in Christ,

Kevin B.

If anyone is able to give for my need, I would greatly appreciate your help.  And as I said, please remember that this is not just my battle.  We must all be there for one another in this season of possessing our promises.  I trust the Lord and I know He is faithful to lay it upon the hearts of those who are willing to give.  And, I pray His abundant blessings in return for those who can give.

Also, for those who have written in or sent a gift to me lately, please understand if I have not responded to you yet.  These lawsuits are taking a tremendous amount of my time.  But I will do my best to respond to each and every one who writes in to me.  Blessings to you all.

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8 Responses

  1. Kevin,your testimony blessed my heart…….God is good and He will deliver and do all He has promised He will do….Could you o to help you…….
    God bless you
    Bette

    • Hello Bette,

      I’m glad this blessed you. I’m also encouraged by His faithfulness.

      I didn’t quite understand your question though: “Could you o to help you”

      Blessings,

      Kevin B.

  2. Kevin love your God story it has really encouraged me .Will be praying for you.

  3. It is done brother. I prayed for The Lord to bless me so I can bless you. I am too in trouble financially. But all your needs shall be supplied according to His riches and glory in Christ. Praise be to God for meeting your need. And the victory that you will have against this giant. Praise be to God for what He is about to do. And thank you for allowing God to use you to encourage me. Much love and God bless!

    “He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God” Micah 6:8

    Your brother and fellow servant in Christ, James Edwards

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  4. Kevin, I am so delighted to hear of your good news. Has the lawsuit been dismissed WITH PREJUDICE so it can’t be filed again?

    My Hubby and I are in the midst of our own showdown with the enemy. In the last six days alone, we have

    *learned that our car insurance company has defrauded us by refusing to total our car and insisting it be repaired with used parts (we have been waiting 8 weeks for my car to be repaired after my brakes mysteriously failed, causing a car wreck),

    *been sent a fraudulent legal demand letter by a former client whose restaurant equipment we were forced to repossess for nonpayment. The letter threatens to sue us for $65K if we don’t cough up $13K ‘just because,’

    *been told that my Husband’s Mother has advanced breast cancer and have had to scramble to take care of her legal, medical, financial, and social matters that she hasn’t been willing to face before this week. This has required working side-by-side with a sibling who has been a destructive bully for years,

    *and we also have an ongoing legal matter with a former business provider of our company who has defrauded us of $140K by mistreating our very best client and refusing to honor their legal contract with us. Like you, we can’t currently afford to sue because this has slashed our income so dramatically.

    This is just the latest saga in the midst of years with one blow after another raining down on us. Frankly, it is very difficult to see what the LORD is doing in our lives right now, but I do appreciate that YOU have good news to share!

    • Hello J.K.,

      Wow, that is quite a storm you and your husband are going through. But our God is faithful. So long as you are under His wing, he will protect and provide. He will NEVER give us more than we can bare.

      As for my dismissed case; no, it wasn’t with prejudice. However, I doubt that they will file it again because I had the one document that proved all their allegations as a lie. That document was a document which they mailed to my client in 2007 which they anticipated that he no longer had. So, they lied about what was in the document and claimed that it was a notice of an amendment to his contract that would purportedly allow their illegal activity of selling fraudulent discounts for his medical payments to non-privy parties. Anyway, my client has now filed his own lawsuit against them, so they know that I won’t be bothering them regarding these particular discounts, so there’s no reason to file another frivolous suit against me to get me to back off.

      I’m so glad that that one lawsuit is over. However, on the other one I have a counterclaim, so I’m believing the Lord for a settlement out of this one. I trust that He will be faithful, no matter what that might mean in the natural.

      Hang in there. Your in my prayers.

      Blessings,

      Kevin B.

For those leaving a comment: Please understand that the Lord has charged me to give out His warnings to awaken His people to prepare for the days ahead. In this, He has told me to not waste precious time trying to convince any that will not hear, for they have already made their choice. So with that, if your comment is a personal attack, insult, rude, or to argue; then may the Lord bless you and keep you. I will not answer back to any rude comments, nor post them. Blessings to you, Kevin Barrett

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