Summary: Caleb teaches us how to be a child of promise.
The Triumphs of Faith...
Praise God Church!!!
Turn to Numbers chapter 13.
a) God Said It...
How many in here tonight believes that God speaks?
How many believe that the Bible is the written word of God?
Word that was spoken before it was written? Amen?
If we believe God speaks,
If we truly have faith in the fact that God speaks,
Wouldn’t the outward manifestation of our faith be to listen,
Shouldn’t we be listening when God is speaking,
You know when I was coming up I always thought that children should be seen and not heard.
There was an occassion or two when I was told not to speak unless spoken to.
See when I was a child the rule was when grown folks was talking,
You shut your mouth,
And maybe you might learn something, Amen?
Well how many of God’s children are in here tonight?
How many know that when you were saved you received a spirit of adoption,
A spirit that crys abba, father! (Rom. 8:15)
A spirit that made you a beautiful child of God.
And as a child of God,
How many know when Daddy’s talking we need to shut our mouths and listen,
We need to listen to His words,
Learn what they mean,
And Believe what they say!!!
When God speaks it’s time to listen,
And not just let it go in one ear and out the other,
We need to listen with understanding ears,
And write it down on a believing heart!
b) God Meant It...
Many people say they believe that the Bible is the written word of God,
They’ll tell you that it’s the inerrant, infallible, Word of God,
They’ll tell you that it’s packed full of promises to the believer,
And all of that’s true,
But what they won’t tell you is that studies show that less than two percent of Christians read their Bible on a regular basis,
They won’t tell you that even though the Bible is a book full of promises,
Those promises are rarely believed,
The word of God offers blessings to the children of God,
Yet we rarely take God up on His offer.
Either we don’t know what the word says because we don’t read it,
Or we don’t believe what the word says because we’ve been endoctrinated,
Maybe we just don’t understand what it says,
And that’s because we aren’t being taught and led by the Spirit,
c) That Settles It...
See, no matter what the excuse is,
No matter what your explanation is,
Or you reasoning,
It’s a lie straight from the pits of Hell,
It’s a lie straight from Satan himself who is the father of all lies,
He’s got into some of our heads and told us we don’t need to read God’s word,
He’s got into some denominations theology and told them the gifts were for another time,
That the power and authority that God wants every believer to walk in,
Was just for Paul,
It was just for Peter, or Stephen, or Phillip,
The Pentecostal experience was a one time occurrance,
He’s been flooding our eargate with this kind of doubt and unbelief since the dawn of the Church age,
And how many know that we have to protect our eargate?
We have to refute those lies with the Word of God,
That’s what Jesus did!!! etc. etc. etc.
See we have to know the truths written in the word,
But above all of that we have to believe those truths and apply them to our faith life,