Summary: The devil and just life it self wants to rob us of our dreams, and destroy our faith in God and faith in ourselves, he is always saying (no you can’t ) but God says ( Yes You Can )
Num 1-3 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them.
3 And Moses by the commandment of the LORD sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.
Num 13:30-33 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.
31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.
32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.
Num 14:1-2 And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.
2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
As we study the scriptures we find that there were some great men of God who all fell into the same trap. There was Moses who tried to disqualify himself from the call of God because he had a speech impediment.
There was Jeremiah who tried to run from the call of God, saying that he was just a child and that he was not ready for such a great responsibility.
Then there was Gideon who argued with God that he was the least qualified of anyone to deliver Gods people.
These were truly great men of God, but they all fell into the same trap.
They all had different excuses, but they were all saying the same thing (we can’t do it).
But in our text we are not just looking at or listening to the excuses of one man, it is an entire nation.
10 spies returned with a negative report and their negativity and unbelief infected and poisoned the spirits of the whole nation.
As a result; in the place and at the time when they should have broken through and they should have birthed their promised destiny.
(They had a breakdown, a miscarriage, they aborted the promise of God)
What was it that caused this spiritual abortion, this death of a dream, this denial of their destiny? (Was it the devil? Was it the giants that conquered them and killed thousands of them and left them beaten and bloody from the conflict?)
What was it that had the power to reach into the hearts and minds of over one million people and strip them of their faith and rob them of their destiny?
It was four words ( 4 words separated them from their promised blessing and stoled their destiny from them)
We Can’t Do It
It’s not just the words, it’s what is contained in those words.
Words are containers (You either fill them with faith and courage and confidence, or you fill them with fear and doubt and unbelief).