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Child of God, come boldly to your heavenly Father and ask Him for big things! In this revelation-packed message by Joseph Prince, learn powerful truths from the story of Caleb and his daughter Achsah that will inspire you to start possessing all the blessings that God has in store for you. Discover keys to your breakthroughs and more when you see how you can: • Operate in faith and ask big of your heavenly Father when you see the abundant inheritance He has for you. • Break free from self-condemnation and pride—the two barriers that stop you from seeing your miracles. • Become stronger through every struggle as you gain heaven’s perspective on your challenges. • Start walking in your blood-bought blessings such as healing and provision when you have a revelation of your true identity in Christ. • Be delivered from self-occupation into Christ-occupation and be effortlessly transformed from glory to glory. Beloved, when you see your Father’s heart to bless you with every good promise, you can’t help but come to Him with a spirit of bold faith! Excerpt Summary: 0:00 God’s Word Is Our Inheritance Book! 2:01 Every Name In The Bible Has Meaning 3:34 A Study On Caleb And Achsah’s Story (Joshua 15) 5:38 What Are The Upper And Lower Springs? 10:36 The Significance Of The Valley Of Achor (Hosea 2) 12:49 How Do We Read The Old Testament? Subscribe for free official sermon notes at:

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God’s Word is our inheritance.

When we study God’s Word,
God has so many things in store

for us and He has prepared riches,
riches of His grace.

The Bible talks about the
riches of His glory,

riches of His grace, that He has
prepared for us in His Word.

And we need to seek out
God’s Word.

In the book of Proverbs, it says:
“If you seek her as silver,”

“dig out the gold of God’s Word,
you’ll find the”

“knowledge of the Lord,
find the wisdom of God.”


And when you get wisdom,
not knowledge.

People of the world
can receive knowledge.

They can get experience,
they can read books and

acquire the expertise they need
for certain fields.

But knowledge is not wisdom.

“Wisdom cometh from the Lord.”

“For the Lord giveth wisdom.”
The Bible says.

“Out of his mouth comes
knowledge and understanding.”

So every time we go into
God’s Word,

we are searching out
God’s wisdom.

And His Word is so alive that
because His Spirit is involved,

it’s not just the Word itself,
but the Holy Spirit is involved.

He brings out from the written Word,
the “now” word for us.

How cool is that? Amen.

The word that we need perhaps
for this week,

perhaps for the next day,
even for this very day,

He can speak to us from
the written Word and

make the written Word,
the living Word.

Praise the Lord.

And I’m reminded of the
story of Caleb.

Caleb, the man who said:

“I’m as strong this day at
85 years old”

“as I was when Moses sent me
when I was 40 years old.”

“My strength is still the same
as the day 45 years ago.”

Until now, his strength
has not diminished.

It is undecayed.

Unfailing strength.

If anything, he is
increasing in strength!

He asked for the
mountain of Hebron

to be his possession
at the age of 85.

Well, this same man has
a daughter called Achsah.

Let’s read about it.

“And Caleb said, ‘He who
attacks Kirjath Sepher’”

Very interesting.

Every name in the Bible
has a meaning.

And it has a meaning
for us today!

And I just want to pause here
and show you this.

From 1 Corinthians 10,
it says: “Now all these things.”

Now this is a New Testament
verse, right?

But it says this.

“Now all these things
happened to them,”

(referring to the Old Testament
people) “as types.”

As what?
“As types.”

The word there in
the Greek is “tupos.”

“as types and have been
written for our admonition,”

“upon whom the ends of
the ages are come.”

So even all those things
in the Old Testament,

they are written
for our admonition.

So in other words,
when God tells Joshua

to set out the boundaries of
the territories that He has given

to the children of Israel, where
this tribe would inherit this portion

and the other tribes would
inherit that portion,

every name and every city,
every mountain, every stream,

every valley, every name
has a meaning for us today.

And perhaps it is an area that
we have neglected.

That has caused us to suffer
in that area.

And perhaps it’s something
that God wants to bring us

to our attention because

“There’s yet very much land
to be possessed!”

That’s the word today.

“There’s yet very much land
to be possessed.”

And God wants to give you

the secrets of possessing
your possessions.

Praise the name of Jesus!

So in Caleb’s story, it says:

“Caleb said: ‘He who attacks
Kirjath Sepher.’”

Now, even “Kirjath Sepher”
has a meaning.

This city means, literally.

“Kirjath” means “city.”

“Sepher” is “book.”

“City of the Book.”

“And whoever attacks the
City of the Book.”

Now, look at this.

The Bible, the Word of God
is the Book. Amen.

It is the written Word.
But watch this!

“He who conquers Kirjath Sepher
and takes it,”

“to him I will give Achsah
my daughter as wife.”

“So Othniel the son of Kenaz,
the brother of Caleb,”

“took it; and he gave him Achsah
his daughter as wife.”


His name means
“lion of God.”


Her name means “anklet.”

And whenever the Bible
talks about the

“ankle of the foot”, it is a
picture of possessing the land.

“Every place the sole of your foot
treads upon shall be yours.”

So we see here that
names have meanings!

“Othniel” means “lion of God.”

I see a picture here of the
Lord Jesus taking the scroll,

the Book He conquered.


He conquered the City of the Book
and He received.

“And who is worthy?”


“Who is worthy to loose
the seals thereof?

He’s the only One
who took the Book.

And only there, the Bible describes Him
as the “lion of the tribe of Judah.”

Othniel means the “lion of God.”

And He conquered
the city of the Book.

“Kirjath Sepher.”

And the Bible says that:

“Caleb named the city
later on ‘Debir.’”

So “Kirjath Sepher”
became “Debir.”

“Debir” means?

You know “dabar” means
God’s Word.

Literally, he who conquers
the City of the Book,

the written Word.

He who really masters this Book
will have the living Word of God.

Only then can you speak
as the oracles of God.

Literally, the City of the Book
became the oracles of God.

“Debir” means the “oracles of God.”

The spoken Word.


But there’s no spoken Word
unless we spend time

in the written Word.

Praise the Lord!

“Now it was so,
when she came to him,”

“that she persuaded him to
ask her father for a field.“

Now obviously, she has
married Othniel in this context.

“So she dismounted from
her donkey and”

“Caleb said to her:
‘What do you wish?’”

“She answered:
‘Give me a blessing!’”

“‘Since you have given
me land in the South,’”

“‘give me also springs of water!’”

“So her father, Caleb, gave her the
upper springs and lower springs.”

And finally, we just read.

She has the South land.

The father gave her the
inheritance of the South land.

Now, the South land of Israel
is quite arid and dry.

Even though there are a lot of
great things in the Bible

that happened there.

Historically, it is rich.


But she possessed
the South land.

But she needed what?

Because it’s a land that’s
exposed to the sun,

“that brings forth precious fruits,
brings forth great things.”


The Bible says that!

Although the South land
is a great possession,

she needed springs of water.

And so she asked the father:
“Give me also springs of water.”

Would to God that we
would produced children,

bold in their faith!

Strong to ask God!

Just like Othniel,
he was bold in warfare.

His wife, Achsah, Caleb’s
daughter, was bold in petition.

She asked her father!

She never felt like:

“My father already gave me
a South land, it’d be too much”

“for me to ask him for extra land,
where springs of water are flowing.”

“And I think I’ll be
imposing on him.”

It’s like: “I’m asking too much.”

She never felt that way!

And child of God, if you have
the spirit of sonship,

you honor God when you ask big.

Don’t ask small.

When you ask small,
you don’t honor God.

Faith pleases God,
and God is pleased with faith.

And she asked her father, so
we can ask our Heavenly Father.

And you know what the father gave?
The father exceeded her request

and gave her the upper springs
and the lower springs.

Springs that come out of the
mountains and springs

that come out of the valleys.

He gave her this inheritance.

And these are pictures
of the Holy Spirit.

Sometimes after I share with
people the Word of God,

and I felt like, today,
I didn’t feel the anointing,

I didn’t feel like the flow was there,
I would go back and

I would tell God:
“God, give me springs of water!”

“Give me springs of water
from now on!”

“When I stand up,
I want springs of water.”

“Not just the knowledge
of the Word but”

“springs of water to preach by.”

And that’s the Holy Spirit!

So the upper springs refer to
the Spirit upon.

The Spirit comes upon you
for a certain task.

Just like Samson in the Bible.

Or Gideon.

The Holy Spirit will come on them
at certain times for a certain exploit.

And then it’s a successful exploit.

By the way, the word there is

The Holy Spirit “tsalach”
on them and the same word

is used for “prosper” in the Bible.

“Whatever he does shall “tsalach”,
shall “prosper.”

The same word the Holy Spirit
“comes on you.”

Usually, when the Holy Spirit
comes on you,

it’s for preaching,
it’s for sharing the Word.

When you share with your colleague, the Spirit
of God will come on you

and you can share.

And you’ll find words.

That you never realized you had
those words in you.

And you will start using illustrations
that you never even thought of,

there and then because
you know what?

You are no more operating
in your own natural strength.

Right now, the Holy Spirit is anointing
you and giving you the words!

you don’t pre-meditate to
say certain things but

it comes up because your Father
will give you the words to speak

in the same hour and
none will be able to resist

the wisdom and the spirit
by which you speak.

Because right now,
springs of water are

flowing out of you!

So child of God,
we have all these things!

These things are our possession
and don’t be complacent!

Don’t be just satisfied with
the South land!

Ask for the springs of water!


If you’re feeling dry,
the sun is taking its effect,

ask for springs of water!

Springs of water!

So the father gave her
the upper springs.

The Spirit anointing upon.

The Spirit upon which is
for assignments, for certain tasks.

And then the lower springs.

The lower springs is what is in us.
That abides permanently.

The Spirit upon
comes and goes.

The moment you finish your task,
it lifts.


And I know what it’s like.

When it lifts, you are just
like a mere man again.

But the spirit within.

The spirit within leads you
every single day.

It is the anointing within.
That one remains forever.

But that is not enough for ministry.

When there’s ministry,
you need to ask God

for the anointing upon.

By which you will perform,
with His strength,

with His wisdom and
by His grace.


And you become, in a sense,
at that moment, supernatural.

Praise the Lord.

Do you remember
the Valley of Achor?

There’s a place called Achor.

And the Bible says that’s
where Achan was stoned.

And in the Valley of Achor,
it says here in Hosea.

God says: “I will give Israel
her vineyards from there

“and the Valley of Achor
as a door of hope.”

Now, look at this.

If you just look at it
in the natural,

the Valley of Achor is
just a valley called Achor.

But there, God promised
a door of hope.

I need to know where
I can find this door of hope.


Praise God.

God has opened a door
of positive expectation of good

in my life but it’s found
in the Valley of Achor.

When we look into the Hebrew,
Achor means “trouble.”

Achor means “trouble.”

So in your trouble,
look for the door of hope.

And the Bible continues to say that

“You will sing there as in
the days of your youth.”

There’s going to be a
renewal of your youth,

that you will find a
youthful vibrancy to sing!

Just like you did when you
were young. Amen.

God says in that door of hope,
you’ll find your springtime again!


So where’s the door found?

In the valley of trouble.

In the valley of trouble.

Usually, valleys are always
a picture of trials.

And in the valley of trouble.

Are you going through
a valley of trouble right now?

There is a door of hope!

The Bible says:

“God will not allow you
to be tested above”

I know that many Bible
translations say: “temptation.”

But the word there can be
“test” as well in the Greek.

“There is no temptation or
testing that has overtaken you”

“but such as is common to man
but God is faithful.”


“God will not suffer you
to be tested above”

“that you are able,
but with the testing”

Notice “with.”

Not “without.”

“With the testing,
in the valley of trouble,”

“with the testing, God will
give you a way of escape.”

God will make a way of
escape, with the testing

God will make a way of escape.

So that’s your door of hope.

Praise the Lord!

So you find that in the
meaning of the place “Achor.”

in the Old Testament,
a lot is hidden in the names.

The Old Testament
is the shadow.

The New Testament
is the substance.

And we can also say:
The Old Testament is a type.

The New Testament
is the anti-type, the substance.

Praise the Lord!

Just like when Moses lifted up
the serpent in the wilderness.

Jesus Himself interpreted that
in John 3 to Nicodemus as Himself.

So that bronze serpent
is the type.

Jesus raised on the cross
is the anti-type.


So you can say that
in the Old Testament,

you have the New Testament.

In the Old Testament,
the New is concealed.

In the New, the Old is revealed.

Praise the Lord.

In fact, I find that many of the
details of the doctrines

in the new covenant,
in the New Testament,

I find the details.

Sometimes the Bible
tells you generally what it is,

but it doesn’t go into details.

You know why?

God has given us the
Old Testament for that.


So we search the Old Testament,
just like the way Jesus

used the Old Testament
on the road of Emmaus.

He expounded in them,
not the do’s and don’ts,

not the laws, but the
things concerning Himself.

Especially hidden in the types.

Do you see that all the
books in the world

cannot compare with
all the wisdom that

you find in the Word of God?

Do you see the Bible is
something that it’s a

privilege for us to go into,
to go in and study.

It’s a privilege for us to read.

In all the affairs of life,
when it comes to your own life,

it comes to your marriage,
it comes to parenting,

it comes to your business affairs,
your relationship with people.

And especially your walk with God.

It is all found in this Book.

Praise the Lord.

It is your inheritance.

It is not just a good Book.

It is a very very good Book.


All books in the world
are man-inspired.

You won’t find God in it,
in the world.

But this Book is
God throughout.


And that is the missing element
to what the world is looking for today.

They are missing out
because they don’t see God.

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