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The Faithfulness of God

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July 26, 2019
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Ever Increasing Faith with Fred K. Price

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The Faithfulness of God

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  • Apostle Price: Welcome to "Ever Increasing Faith."
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  • Dr. Betty Price: Grow in godliness.
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  • Frederick K. Price, Jr.: We walk by faith, not by sight.
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  • With the power of faith, you can do the impossible.
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  • With the power of faith,
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  • you can live a victorious life, changing
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  • one life after another from burned-out hopes
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  • to gleaming joy.
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  • With the power of faith, you can change your life.
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  • Let the power of faith transform your life.
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  • Apostle Price: Here's a scenario.
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  • The children of Israel had been liberated from Egyptian bondage.
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  • Crossed the Red Sea with supernatural powers of God
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  • in manifestation.
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  • Traversed the wilderness, came to the banks
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  • of the Jordan River.
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  • Across the river was Canaan land, the land that flows with
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  • homogenized milk and honey.
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  • Milk and honey, have we all heard of that?
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  • And so God told the leaders to pick out one man out of each one
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  • of the 12 tribes and then send them into the land.
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  • We say, "spy it out," check it out, see if it's what God said.
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  • And so they did.
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  • They were out there for 40 days and they came back.
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  • Now, Numbers 13.
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  • You say you have it?
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  • Okay, verse 25: "And they returned from spying out the
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  • land after 40 days.
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  • Now they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the
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  • congregation of the children of Israel in the Wilderness of
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  • Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the
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  • congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land.
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  • Then they told him, and said: 'We went to the land
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  • where you sent us.
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  • It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.'"
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  • I don't know if you've ever seen the emblem of Israel but it
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  • shows two men walking, carrying a stalk of grapes and the grapes
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  • are as big as oranges.
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  • Anybody ever see--ever pay any attention to that?
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  • Okay, that's where that came from, from this.
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  • All right, verse 27: "Then they told him, and said:
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  • 'We went to the land where you sent us.
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  • It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
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  • Nevertheless,'" see, they calculated, they evaluated, they
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  • came up with a conclusion and so they said, verse 28:
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  • "Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong."
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  • Now, we call these the 12 spies.
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  • Spies don't go somewhere and say to the people they're spying on,
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  • "I'm a spy."
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  • No, no, watch this now.
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  • Verse 27: "Then they told him, and said: 'We went to the land
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  • where you sent us.
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  • It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit.
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  • Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong."
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  • Now, these are spies, so when they went out there, they didn't
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  • tell anybody they were spies so they really did not have any
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  • interaction with the people.
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  • How do you know somebody's strong until you test their
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  • strength?
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  • You can't look at someone and tell how strong they are.
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  • So just watch how, ha, watch--just watch how their
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  • evaluating and calculating, look at where it brought them.
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  • Look at this now.
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  • Verse 28: "Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are
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  • strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw
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  • the descendants of Anak there.
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  • The Amalekites dwell in the land of the South; the Hittites, the
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  • Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the
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  • Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan."
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  • They came, they may--they went, they spied, they evaluated,
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  • they calculated.
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  • But, what happens, we do the same thing.
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  • What happens.
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  • They forgot all about what God had said to them.
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  • In essence, either they did not believe what God said or they
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  • said God was lying about it.
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  • Why would the Lord deliver them from Egyptian bondage, bring
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  • them across the Red Sea with an awesome demonstration of his
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  • power, lead them to the Promised Land, tell them what was in the
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  • land and that he was giving it to them, and then lie about the
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  • fact that they couldn't take it?
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  • But that's what will happen when you evaluate and calculate if
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  • you remain loyal to the conclusions that come about as a
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  • result of your evaluating and calculating when it goes against
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  • what God said.
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  • Okay, now watch this.
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  • Verse 30.
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  • Well, actually, verse 31.
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  • Well, let's look at 30 anyway.
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  • Verse 30: "Then Caleb quieted the people."
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  • He was one of the ones that went out.
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  • "Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, 'Let us
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  • go up at once and take possession, for we are well able
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  • to overcome it.'"
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  • Wow, what a difference.
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  • What a difference.
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  • Verse 31: "But."
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  • Say, "But."
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  • I didn't hear you.
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  • I didn't hear you.
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  • "But's" the same as nevertheless or however.
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  • Look at this.
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  • "But the men who had gone up with him said, 'We are not able
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  • to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.'"
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  • How did they ever come up with such a conclusion?
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  • They had no interaction with the people.
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  • How did they know how strong they were?
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  • But that's--see, that's what irrational thinking will do when
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  • you go contrary to what the Word says.
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  • You try to figure it out intellectually
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  • and it won't compute.
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  • You say, "How in the world is God gonna do that?"
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  • I remember the first years of our marriage because it was me
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  • that did a whole lot of dumb things financially and had the
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  • wife and the children, you know, in bondage as a result of it.
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  • And I used to sit around and think, "How am I gonna ever,
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  • ever get out of this?"
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  • I mean, it was sad, pathetic.
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  • And it, to me, it was a bottomless pit.
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  • "How will I ever get out of it?"
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  • And at that time I had no knowledge of the Word.
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  • Going to church but I had no knowledge of the Word.
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  • And so, I mean, it looked like it was hopeless.
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  • In fact, at one point, it was so hopeless that
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  • I declared bankruptcy.
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  • Now, when you declare bankruptcy you are hopeless.
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  • At least, you're thinking hopeless.
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  • Otherwise, you wouldn't go bankrupt.
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  • All right, look at this now.
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  • Look at it, verse 31 again: "But the men who had gone up with
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  • him," that is, with Caleb and Joshua, "said, 'We are not able
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  • to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we.'
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  • And they gave the children of Israel
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  • a bad report of the land which they had spied out, saying,
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  • 'The land--'" Well, before I read that part,
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  • just look at that first part of that 32nd verse:
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  • "And they gave the children of Israel a bad report."
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  • The traditional King James says: "Evil report."
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  • And see, that's why, you know, you have to compare translations
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  • because the people that translate,
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  • they have their own ideas.
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  • In other words, they have certain beliefs.
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  • And when they can't comprehend something they'll put into the
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  • translation what they think it ought to be.
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  • God called it--the traditional called it evil.
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  • Why? Because unbelief is evil.
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  • See, we get caught up in thinking getting drunk is evil
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  • or using drugs is evil or fornication or adultery is evil.
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  • And it is.
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  • It is.
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  • But unbelief is the worst evil.
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  • You know why?
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  • Because you are saying to God that "you're a liar,"
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  • and as bad as you are, I don't think you're that bad
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  • that you wanna call God a liar.
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  • You're saying, "Your word is no good.
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  • It is unreliable.
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  • I can't trust it."
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  • That's evil.
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  • So they use this about bad--it was evil report.
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  • Verse 32: "And they gave the children of Israel a bad," or
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  • evil, "report of the land which they had spied out, saying,"
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  • saying, "The land through which we have gone as spies is a land
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  • that devours its inhabitants, and all the people who we saw in
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  • it are men of great stature."
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  • What an awesome statement that they made.
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  • When you get into unbelief you say things
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  • and do things that have no sense.
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  • They don't make any sense.
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  • Look at this, look at this verse.
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  • Verse 32: "And they gave the children of Israel an evil
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  • report of the land which they had spied out, saying, 'The land
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  • through which we have gone as spies is a land
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  • that devours its inhabitants.'"
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  • How come the land didn't devour them? What?
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  • How did they get out of the land without the land and the people
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  • in the land devouring them?
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  • Stupid.
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  • That's what happens when you go astray of the Word of God and
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  • get into human reasoning and thinking.
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  • You'll come up with stuff that it doesn't make sense.
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  • If the land was that bad, and the people were that bad, it
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  • should have eaten them up too.
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  • How'd they get out of there?
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  • They didn't even see it themselves.
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  • Incredible. Okay, watch this now.
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  • Verse 32 again: "And they gave the children of Israel an evil
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  • report of the land which they had spied out, saying,
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  • 'The land through which we have gone as spies is a land
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  • that devours its inhabitants.'"
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  • Well, if it had--another thing to think about.
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  • If it had devoured the inhabitants of the land,
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  • there wouldn't be any more inhabitants of the land.
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  • What?
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  • Awesome.
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  • "Is a land that devours its inhabitants, and all the people
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  • whom we saw in it are men of great stature.
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  • There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak came from
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  • the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight,
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  • and so we were in their sight."
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  • How did they know what they looked like to the other people?
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  • Unbelief will have you saying and doing things
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  • that are ridiculous.
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  • See, they went through the land for 40 days, they evaluated and
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  • they calculated and they came up with a conclusion.
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  • But that conclusion went contrary to what God said.
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  • And they stayed loyal to their conclusions.
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  • That's the part that's bad.
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  • That's the part that's evil. That's the part that's sin.
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  • You're gonna evaluate and calculate.
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  • That process, by and of itself, is not wrong.
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  • What's wrong with it is if you stay loyal to your mind's
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  • conclusions when those conclusions go contrary to the
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  • Word of God.
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  • Did you get that?
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  • This 33rd verse.
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  • This is--this goes beyond incredible.
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  • It says: "There we saw the giants (the descendants of Anak
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  • came from the giants); and we were like grasshoppers in our
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  • own sight, and so we were in their sight."
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  • What?
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  • How did they know that they didn't look like giants in the
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  • sight of the other people?
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  • But that's what'll happen when your conclusions go contrary to
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  • the Word of God, after you have evaluated and calculated.
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  • Now, incredible.
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  • Now, go to Numbers chapter 13.
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  • Well, we already in 13.
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  • But look at verse 30.
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  • We looked at this a moment ago but look at it again.
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  • Said: "Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said,
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  • 'Let us go up at once and take possession,
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  • for we are well able to overcome it.'"
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  • How'd he come up with that conclusion?
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  • Based on what God said.
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  • He stayed loyal to his mind's conclusion wherein his mind's
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  • conclusion stayed loyal to the word that God had given them.
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  • Now, here is what's incredibly dangerous and this is why
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  • you have to be very careful about who you hang out with.
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  • Twelve men went out.
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  • Twelve return.
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  • Ten of the twelve said, "We can't do it."
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  • Two said, "We're well able to do it."
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  • But there is a saying and it fits right in here,
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  • even with spiritual things.
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  • And that saying is, "The majority rules."
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  • These two men who were willing to take God at his word and go
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  • in and take the land, they lost 40 years of their lives
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  • because of the majority.
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  • Forty years of their lives they lost
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  • by hanging with these other ten.
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  • That's why you be careful who you hook up with.
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  • They can take you down, hinder you.
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  • That's one reason why the Word said, "Be not unequally yoked
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  • together with unbelievers."
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  • And see, the word "unbeliever" doesn't limit itself to somebody
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  • who does not believe in God and/or does
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  • not believe in Christ.
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  • Unbeliever is somebody, you believe in tithing, they don't.
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  • You believe being filled with the Holy Spirit, speaking with
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  • other tongue, they don't.
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  • You're unequally yoked.
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  • "Yeah, but they so nice."
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  • That's right, that nice is gonna take you to hell.
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  • Forty years.
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  • Think about it.
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  • Forty years they lost because of the majority.
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  • The majority is not always right.
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  • You better be careful who you hang out with.
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  • Now, oh my, Caleb and Joshua.
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  • The ten spies began to calculate when they went out to spy out
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  • the land for 40 days.
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  • They began to calculate and evaluate and they ended up
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  • staying loyal to their minds' conclusions.
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  • Caleb and Joshua did not.
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  • I call that your threshold.
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  • We let that threshold impede our progress.
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  • Now, the question is how do we cross that threshold?
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  • The same way Caleb, Joshua, Abraham, and Sarah crossed it.
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  • What did they do?
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  • They counted him faithful who had promised.
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  • You're gonna get to that point where you have
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  • to make a decision.
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  • And it needs to be your decision.
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  • You need to make, we need,
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  • individually, to make a decision.
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  • In the face of whoever else we may be interacting with,
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  • whatever they decide.
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  • You better hang with the people that hang with you.
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  • 'Cause you're--we're gonna have to cross that threshold.
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  • You're gonna have to make a decision.
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  • Caleb and Joshua did.
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  • It cost them something.
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  • I don't think that that Scripture
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  • that says--well, actually, I think there is
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  • an Old Testament Scripture,
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  • something about how can two walk together except to be agreed.
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  • But that Scripture says: "Be not unequally yoked together
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  • with an unbeliever."
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  • And like I said so many times, in Christianity we have limited
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  • that unbeliever thing to somebody who's not a Christian.
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  • No, that's somebody who doesn't believe like you do based
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  • on the Word of God.
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  • Remember what the Scripture said about Sarah.
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  • We read in Hebrews 11:11.
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  • Sarah herself counted him faithful in the face
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  • of "I'm an old woman.
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  • I have always been barren and my husband is older than me."
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  • But she counted him faithful who had promised.
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  • And that made all the difference in the world.
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  • That made all the difference in the world.
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  • What had it God--what had God promised Abraham?
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  • You're gonna have a child and he'll be a blessing.
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  • Now watch this.
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  • Well, actually, go to Genesis chapter 12.
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  • Let's look at something else here.
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  • You still here?
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  • All right, Genesis chapter 12.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Okay, now, look at verse 1 and 2.
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  • It says: "Now the Lord had said to Abram: 'Get out of your
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  • country, from your family and from your father's house,
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  • to a land that I will show you.'"
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  • He didn't say a land that I've already shown you
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  • or a land that I'm showing you.
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  • Said I will show it to you.
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  • So at the time that the Lord spoke to Abraham, Abraham didn't
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  • know about this land, okay?
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  • Watch this now.
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  • "Now the Lord had said to Abram: 'Get out of your country, from
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  • your family and from your father's house,
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  • to a land that I will show you.
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  • I will make you a great nation; I will bless you and make your
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  • name great; and you shall be a blessing.'"
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  • Now, now, now, what does this tell us?
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  • It tells us that while Abraham was living at home
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  • he was not blessed.
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  • He was not a blessing.
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  • His name was not great and he was not a great nation.
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  • Because if he were already that, then there was no need for God
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  • to make him what he already was.
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  • But God--that's what God said to him, "This is what I'm gonna do.
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  • But it's predicated on you doing what I'm telling you to do,
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  • leave your father's house."
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  • And even in that scenario, there's gonna be some evaluating
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  • and calculating: "What?
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  • I've been in this environment all my life.
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  • And you telling me to leave and go to a land that you're gonna
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  • show me?
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  • I don't even know where that is."
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  • But he took God at his word.
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  • He counted God faithful.
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  • And, of course, the rest is history.
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  • He did it, what God told him to do and everything God said to
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  • him came to pass.
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  • But it didn't come to pass until after
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  • Abraham obeyed the word.
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  • See, we wanna see it first and then we'll believe it.
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  • We devolve down to that old satanic lie, "Well, after all,
  • 00:23:01.190 --> 00:23:08.130
  • seeing is believing," which is so stupid.
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  • And it's amazing how we can say things, pick up things in the
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  • society and say them and never really evaluate how dumb the
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  • statement is.
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  • Seeing is not believing. Seeing is knowing.
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  • Think about it.
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  • If you see it, you don't have to believe it.
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  • You know it.
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  • Well, I'll believe it when I see it.
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  • No, dumb-dumb, you ought to know it when you see it.
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  • But it's amazing how we can say things like that and do things
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  • like that when they go completely contrary to the Word.
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  • God said to Abraham, "Go."
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  • They went looking for that land, Abraham and his wife.
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  • They took Abraham's nephew Lot with them, their cattle
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  • increased beyond measure.
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  • God blessed them in the midst of famine.
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  • We can say it like that now; economically around the world,
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  • it's a famine.
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  • And some people have actually drawn back
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  • from sowing, giving,
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  • because their trust is not in God but in the amount of money
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  • they have in their checking account or savings or whatever.
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  • So they've drawn back.
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  • They're not giving like they were a year or two ago.
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  • It's amazing.
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  • We increased our giving and that increased our receiving to
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  • overcome this so-called downturn.
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  • It's only a downturn if you say it is in reference to you.
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  • See, remember, you have to keep this thing, me, myself, and I,
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  • just the three of us.
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  • You gotta keep it within yourself.
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  • Because if you let the prognosticators of doom direct
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  • you, you'll do just that.
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  • You become afraid, frightened.
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  • "Oh, I gotta hold on to this.
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  • I gotta hold on to, you know.
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  • I'm saving up for a rainy day."
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  • You fool, you're gonna have some rain, you save up for rain.
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  • You're gonna end up with the rain.
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  • You don't want rain, no, no.
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  • God's Word is the umbrella to protect you from the rain, if
  • 00:25:48.060 --> 00:25:52.060
  • you'll believe it and act on it.
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  • Now, when Abraham and Sarah heard about that child being
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  • born, when they heard that promise, their minds began to
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  • calculate and evaluate.
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  • What's the possibility of this coming to pass in our lives?
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  • Their age was the biggest obstacle that was--and that was
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  • their threshold.
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  • They had to get past that age.
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  • "Well, I'm old, past the age so they say."
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  • And anytime you evaluate and calculate, you're gonna come to
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  • some place where you're gonna have to make a decision.
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  • You're gonna have to stay loyal to your mind's conclusions or go
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  • with what God says.
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