Want to let the church know that we being bless in ever area of our lives. the last month, we have been bless because the lord has given us a word, a word that goes beyond our understanding, a word that has been a challenge to our hearts, and we are not willing to let that opportunity pass by, we are not willing to just keep living the same way that we been living right now.
We have many projects ahead of us, some of them are bigger than ourselves, some of them challenging our capability, but I can say today that I feel proud to be a pastor of a church strong enough to sustain their faith even to problems. I know is not easy to do a transition in our lives, I know that requires knowledge and especially knowing where are we going, but when it comes to the will of God we have to remember, that it is not our plan, it is not our desire but his desire, and every time we make a decision towards God we are making the right decision.
It reminds me when Moses send the 12 spies, all of them saw the same thing, all of them saw the Giants, all of them agree that the land was good and it fruits was great, all of them had the same opportunity and all of them have the same option and chance to make a decision, the challenge was greater than themselves, it was greater not because of the size of the enemy, but because of the size of their faith, the size of their mentality, and the ability to think beyond their own senses. I can see today and we are stepping forward to a greater future, yes the enemy it seems to be big, but bigger is the one who lives in us.
I want to remind to you that when we see big Obstacles and walls ahead of us, it’s a call from God to gain victory and glory for his name. We are not here because we choose to, but because he has called us to conquer our fears in His name.
12 men have to make a decision, 12 men drew a line in between them, I line that can be called, the line of the unbelievable, the line of a few, the line of victory or the line of defeat. It all has to do with the decision that they were about to do, it was the moment of truth, it was the moment Of self-confidence, self-confidence not on themselves but the self-confidence of what they had learned from God, a moment where you have to decide, do I really believe, or is there doubts my heart.
We have to understand that there was a critical time, because the majority was negative, and we know by experience, that the power of influence, it is bigger when there is more people, is like the density of the fog. ten agreed on something that we should not all agree today, they came in one accord, to dishonor God by not believing in him, when they agreed on testifying that the giants where Stronger enough, to keep them away from the blessings of God, they agreed on losing, when you agree with those negative ideas, when you agree with those they have a negative mentality, believe me you are agreeing on your own defeat.
You have to know that when God gave you something, is for you to posses it. God gave you your family, god gave you your job, god gave you blessings before you even get there, but you have to fight for them, don’t hesitate to move forward to your blessings, step away from those with negative thinking, is not about love or not, its about destiny, make a decision today, and agree with God and those who believe in him.
The 12 man were listening to his senses over the truth. 10 out of the 12 decided that day that they would not fight for his blessings, because they didn’t believed God. You have to learn how to draw your own lines. You have to know that sometimes even you walking with 12, there might be only one that has the power to help you to get to your destiny.
Yes you heard me good because you need somebody else to push you up, somebody that has the same vision as you. Somebody that is willing to fight the against that which is popular. You will want to follow Somebody that is even willing to leave you behind if you’re not hungry of God, somebody that is so thirsty of the word of God, like somebody that is willing to dig in the middle of the dessert, even knowing that there will be only one drop of water, even knowing that will die after tasting that drop water! Somebody that will never give up, but will bring it to the rest just prove that God never lies and never fails, somebody will not give up on what God has placed in his heart.
You have to know that there was one that had the power to lift the other one up, I have my own theory, the 10 of them said we cant do it, one of them said we can do it, caleb a name that for some people means dog, because dog in Hebrew is pronounced celeb, but the real meaning is a whole heart, and when a dog gets into the hunting then the hunted is in big problem and there is a conflict and there was one neutral at the point of conflict.
When we are at the point of conflict, we need the right support, a support that has the right resources, A support that knows what is doing. Let me tell you God will test you, by letting you walk, to your victory and destiny, with some of those that don’t believe, to see if you really believe.
I got to tell you it’s path of courage. It’s uptight road, a split road, Narrow place, even sometimes a lonely place, a place were some people will leave you alone, a place where you faith is going to be tested, and many times you will feel like this it, I can’t no more, when you feel that is when you have to stand and declare, if God is with me…
I’m not trying to scare you but to bring a truth to your life. It is the moment when you have to draw the line, is it God or my senses, is it me or him, the Bible states, Caleb was the man of faith, he was the one who made a decision, but he was wise enough, to declare victory over him and over his friends, he didn’t say I can conquer the land, but he included his friends, and he said we can conquer the land. A sincere heart will share his faith even with the unbelievers.
He was trying to convince those, that were living their lives in the flesh, and he tried to force them to see what he saw, themselves ripping in their blessings.
Moses drew that line that I am talking about, when Kore was resisting the plan of God, Moses asked who ever is with God, come to me side, and who ever is not, take any side, without God any side, is a looser side.
Caleb had the same attitude, we will eat them as bread, in other words when you see God on your side, problems are just a piece of cake.
He tried to include the 10 to the victory mind, but couldn’t because a victorious mind, doesn’t operate on senses, over feelings, but in truth.
Don’t try to include sensitive minds into a spiritual battle, they may pull you out from your victory.
When there is conflict of interest that’s when we have to make a choice, is it me or is it God. One major truth we have to embrace in our hearts, is to know that God never walks back. He is the lion of lions and as the king of kings, his walking is in majesty and never turn his back to his purposes.
Caleb knew that, so as his people he knew they have to walk as he walks. Forward to the real blessings of God.
The process of drawing a line, you must know when to start and how to.
is like if you think about a painter an artist, then you ask yourself when is it that the painter or the artist start painting? Let me tell you he will start doing it as soon as he’s got the idea, as soon as he have the inspiration, he wont hesitate twice. To start working on his art, it is the same principle right here, as soon as you know that somebody is walking away from the purposes, as soon as you noted that he is stepping away from the Calling, that’s when you have to start making the line, that’s when you have to start drawing the line. That’s when you have to speak and make it clear, I am not willing to let my blessings go away for anybody.
God did the same thing
18 Truly, he puts no faith in his servants, and he sees error in his angels;
And Jesus said:
And the seventy returned again with joy, saying, Lord, even the devils are subject unto us through thy name. And he said unto them, I beheld Satan as lightning fall from heaven. (Luke 10:17, 18 KJV)
And Paul drew a line also:
And some days after Paul said unto Barnabas, Let us go again and visit our brethren in every city where we have preached the word of the Lord, and see how they do. And Barnabas determined to take with them John, whose surname was Mark. But Paul thought not good to take him with them, who departed from them from Pamphylia, and went not with them to the work. And the contention was so sharp between them, that they departed asunder one from the other: and so Barnabas took Mark, and sailed unto Cyprus; And Paul chose Silas, and departed, being recommended by the brethren unto the grace of God. And he went through Syria and Cilicia, confirming the churches. (Acts 15:36-41 KJV)
What I am trying to nail in your heart today is that if you want to really be living in victory you going to have to make decisions and draw the line of your Victory. Be like Caleb a different spirit or minded person who always sees according to God’s plan. Leave the past behind, and those who wants to live n their past, but you stand up and come forward to proclaim with me, yes we can, because greater is the One in us than the one that is in the world.