Summary: We all have witnessed the impossible be defeated many times, by one person standing up with the faith of Caleb and say, “we can do this thing I want to help!” A spark was started, a fire ensued!
Give me the Mountain
Numbers 13:27-31 NKJ
27 Then they told him, and said: “We went to the land where you sent us. It truly [g]flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there.
30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”
31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.”
Caleb said let’s attempt the impossible?
Who me, What could I do and what difference would I make?
Many people have given the same answer throughout the ages and missed out on life changing, generational changing opportunities!
The accuser plays down the importance of a question like that always with the same response and would have you think, you would make no difference in the effort or cause!
And if you have answered that question, every time you were asked to do something, that’s bigger than you think you can handle, chances are you’ve never done or even attempted the impossible.
You see, when impossible situations are attempted and Gods miraculous capabilities are involved with the outcome, that’s when they become possible and memorable!
The Calebs in this world, are willing to put it on the line and the cause becomes bigger and more important than themselves and the mountain claiming faith filled experience is still told around the world thousands of years later!
We have witnessed the impossible be defeated many times, by one person standing up with the faith of Caleb and say, “we can do this thing I want to help!” A spark was started, a fire ensued!
Phil. 4:13 NKJ
13. I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.
The Apostle Paul, had experienced many victories and many things throughout his incredible ministry, at any point he could have retired and been deemed successful!
Paul never let his circumstances decide his participation in any situation, he gave his all, even though he knew his capabilities were limited!
He also knew that Jesus capabilities were endless,
and as long as he trusted in Jesus strength, there wasn’t anything that he couldn’t do.
He knew about giving, in every cense of the word.
He knew about Gods supply side economics as well!
Give, trust God and He will supply all the need! Amen?
That’s what Paul was teaching to the Philippians!
Luke 6:38 NKJ
38. Give, and it will be given to you: good measure, pressed down, shaken together, and running over will be put into your bosom. For with the same measure that you use, it will be measured back to you.”
MSG. says it this way,
Give away your life; you’ll find life given back, but not merely given back—given back with bonus and blessing. Giving, not getting, is the way. Generosity begets generosity
There would never be any good ole days to be remembered if there had never been Giving involved in it! The Giving is what makes events memorable!
Phil 4:18. Indeed I have all and abound. I am full, having received from Epaphroditus the things sent from you, a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
19. And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
20. Now to our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to God.
That’s what happens when you give to God!
That’s why we should get excited about every opportunity we have, when it comes to giving to the things of God! Amen?
Pastor Schaffer used to say even a grouch can give, but
God loves givers, especially the cheerful ones!
Acts 10:1-4 NKJ
1. There was a certain man in Caesarea called Cornelius, a centurion of what was called the Italian Regiment,
2. a devout man and one who feared God with all his household, who gave alms generously to the people, and prayed to God always.
3. About the ninth hour of the day he saw clearly in a vision an angel of God coming in and saying to him, “Cornelius!”
4. And when he observed him, he was afraid, and said, “What is it, lord?”
So he said to him, “Your prayers and your alms have come up for a memorial before God.
When you give, God remembers your prayers and your alms as a sweet-smelling aroma, an acceptable sacrifice, well pleasing to Him.
When you give, its all part of your Love and Worship that you have for Him, its all part of your Love that you willingly lay down at His feet and He records it as a memorial unto your account.