Are you a minority or majority in being a Christian giant? And are you of a different “spirit”?
We all know the story of Joshua and Caleb, how they along with ten other spies discovered the bountiful land of Canaan-“a land flowing with milk and honey.”
The amazing thing about these two men was that they acknowledged how stupendously difficult it would be to capture the giants in that land and how huge their cities were. When these two spies came home, they first displayed the amazing fruit that was growing in this land. “It is a wonderful country ahead, and the Lord loves us. He will bring us safely into the land and give it to us. It is very fertile.” However, they also revealed that they were up against some difficulties to defeat the giants in this land. They painted the situation like it was-no pretense-just truth. Yet … their hearts were filled with faith, for they knew their God would help them conquer the land. They testified that it was because of God’s love for the people. Their response, “Let us go up at once and possess, for we are well able to conquer it.”
The majority of the spies cowered down in unbelieve under the pressure they faced. Only two out of ten had faith to believe in a God who could do the impossible. The ten so influenced the rest of the people that the whole bunch of them began to weep and carry on all night in feeling sorry for themselves-wishing they had died (of all things) in Egypt.
Joshua and Caleb fought back by trying to convince the people not to rebel against the Lord and to not fear the people of the land, “for they are but bread for us to eat.” The people deafened their ears. Unbelief swept the camp to the point they wanted to stone the two brave and believing spies.
So what can we learn from this situation? Unbelief can spread throughout a home or congregation like wild fire. So… when we have a hard time trusting God… keep it to yourself and lay it down before the God of the impossible and He will restore you, lest others are influenced and will be sent to a path of destruction as well.
This is severe… as a result of their rebellion and unbelieve the people had to turn back and never entered the “promised land.” They chose to believe the lies of the enemy.
Only Caleb and Joshua entered for they were of “a different spirit.”
Are you of a “different spirit” even the Holy Spirit? Yes you are, and you will enter His land of promise, abundance and peace, but not without obstacles and a fight. For God has made you a giant warrior to overcome anything that comes your way.
Today, let us lay down our baggage of unbelieve that so easily comes our way, pick up His cross and cross over into the promised land as is pictured here below.
I hear Jesus say, “There is a promised land waiting for you where you will be able to conquer the giants of the land. I will empower you to tread on serpents and scorpions that come your way. And you will experience the power of My glory as you arise from glory to glory. It is all by My Spirit that you will be energized- none of it is within you-all of it is of Me.”