( No, Not this time )
Here, we have two different scenarios
?1. Israel needed to pass through Edom to their destination, so, a message was sent to their king, but, he would not give them passage
Numbers 20:20 MSG
He answered again: “No. You may not come through.” And Edom came out and blocked the way with a crowd of people brandishing weapons.
Numbers 20:21 Edom refused to let them cross through his land. So Israel had to detour around him.
2nd Scenario ?
Same message was sent to Sihon, king of the Amorites and yet again, Israel was denied. Unknown to Israel, God was setting them up to take possession.
Numbers 21:21 MSG
Israel sent emissaries to Sihon, king of the Amorites, saying,
Numbers 21:22 “Let us cross your land. We won’t trespass into your fields or drink water in your vineyards. We’ll keep to the main road, the King’s Road, until we’re through your land.”
Numbers 21:23 But Sihon wouldn’t let Israel go through. Instead he got his army together and marched into the wilderness to fight Israel. At Jahaz he attacked Israel.
Numbers 21:24a But Israel fought hard, beat him soundly, and took possession of his land ..
?Brethren, not all battles are of the devil…sometimes, it is God orchestrating the whole thing.
The king of Sihon launched a major offensive against Israel and V24a recorded what happened…” But Israel fought hard, beat him soundly, and took possession of his land ..”
?You are well positioned. If the battle is of God, let them bring it on. You’ve got the Mighty Man of war behind you.
?You will not only defeat all those who have denied you “passage or access” you will takeover and occupy their choice position and possessions.
Numbers 20:20 MSG
…And Edom came out and blocked the way with a crowd of people brandishing weapons..
?God will uproot everyone and everything standing in your way in Jesus name