Monday, May 18, 2015

Everyone does not want to return to a life of sin

How do “promised-land people” escape return to Egypt thinking?

A. Refuse to be Shaken by the Promoters of Fear (Num. 13:27-33). 
Note: Fear is the arch enemy of courage, victory, and progress.  Fear suppresses our memory of God’s power, and unmistakable miracles, and it produces pessimistic behavior.

B. Refuse to Follow in the Footsteps of Disobedient People (Num. 14:36-45).

Note: Going forward in your own strength after God given opportunity passes, only ends in defeat.  When God given opportunity passes, we can fall on our face before God, Who is merciful and forgiving, and ask for another chance (Num. 14:17-18).

C. Function with a Promised Land Mentality (Num. 13-14).

Personal Prayer:  Lord despite the push in our society to leave You out, and open the door for people to do whatever is right in their own eyes, I desire to live as one of your children of promise.  Lord, help me to take a promise from Your Word each day so that as people promote fear to kill my courage, victory, and progress, I will not revert to return to Egypt thinking.  I love You.  In the name of Jesus I pray, Amen.


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