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The Faithfulness of God Part 2

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August 9, 2019
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Ever Increasing Faith with Fred K. Price

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The Faithfulness of God Part 2

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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
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  • You can do the impossible
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  • With the power of faith, you can live a victorious life
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  • Changing one life after
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  • another from burned-out hopes to
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  • 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: Because there is--we looked at this briefly,
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  • or I alluded to it briefly, but I wanna look at it again
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  • because I think it's another excellent illustration
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  • of the kinds of things that all of us either have or will
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  • eventually face because Satan will see to it.
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  • He doesn't want us to win.
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  • So he'll challenge us through the circumstances,
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  • with the circumstances, or in spite of the circumstances.
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  • Anything and any way he can to get us off of our confession
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  • without wavering, counting him faithful who promised,
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  • remembering the victories, not the defeats.
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  • Now, it's not wrong--think about this.
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  • It's not wrong to look at the defeats if you use it to
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  • determine, okay, where did I miss it so that I
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  • don't repeat that again.
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  • If I did miss it, if I did fail, there's a reason.
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  • There's called--there is what's called cause and effect.
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  • For every effect, there's a cause.
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  • So if I had a negative outcome, there's a reason for that.
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  • So I need to be aware of, okay, did I miss something?
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  • Well, not did I.
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  • I did miss something because God can't miss it.
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  • So I could have missed something,
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  • I could have overtly done something or not have done
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  • something that I should have done that added to this defeat.
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  • I can gain insight so that I don't make that mistake again.
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  • But I don't live in the failure of the past.
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  • I don't let it determine my future in the sense of,
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  • "Well, I'm not gonna try again," or "I'm not gonna put forth."
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  • I don't wanna say "try."
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  • "Put forth any effort again because I fail and it didn't
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  • work that time."
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  • But if it didn't work, it didn't work because of me.
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  • It didn't work because of the faithfulness or the
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  • unfaithfulness of God.
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  • I missed something.
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  • But I need to know what did I miss,
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  • where did I miss, how did I miss.
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  • Because if I don't determine that,
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  • if I don't find that out--find that out,
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  • I may repeat it again and that will be total disaster and I
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  • don't wanna go there again.
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  • That defeat was bad enough.
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  • I sure don't wanna compound it by doing it
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  • again or something worse.
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  • So I need to be aware of that.
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  • I can gain insight from the past,
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  • wherever I failed, wherever I missed it.
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  • And then also, to be honest enough to say, "I missed it."
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  • We've gotta, you know, we've gotta think about that too.
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  • I missed it.
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  • You know, we want--it's easy to blame somebody else but the
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  • bottom line is still you made the decision.
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  • Whatever anybody else did, you had a choice.
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  • You could have gone north, you could have gone south.
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  • Okay, Joshua, Abraham, Moses, David.
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  • A lot of experiences that went on with those people.
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  • And when we look at their lives we can see the faithfulness of
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  • God, how he was faithful.
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  • And if he was faithful to them, he'll be faithful to me.
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  • But now, have I, am I, doing what I am supposed to do based
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  • upon the directive that he has given me in his Word?
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  • In other words, have I followed the recipe?
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  • Did I follow the plan?
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  • Did I build according to the schematic, the blueprint?
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  • And I got it right here.
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  • Now, we looked at it before in reference to Joshua and
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  • the children of Israel.
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  • I mean, wow, they had seen 40 years of God's
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  • supernatural supply.
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  • God directed Moses who was the leader to send men out,
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  • check out the land.
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  • See if exactly--see if it was exactly what God said it was.
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  • And we looked at the story and, you know,
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  • hindsight's always 20/20.
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  • When you look at it, it's already passed,
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  • and you've seen what went on, then you can say,
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  • "How could they have done that?"
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  • Well, how could we have done some of the stuff we've done?
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  • We done church every week, in the ministry that taught us,
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  • and we still did something stupid.
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  • We did it. Can't blame anybody else.
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  • So when you look at others, you know,
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  • you've got to have a little bit of initial mercy,
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  • you know, you don't go all the way through with their
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  • foolishness but, you know, at least be kind enough to know,
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  • well, you know, I've missed some things too.
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  • But here they were--this was so awesome that God said to Moses,
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  • "Send 'em--send one man out of each tribe
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  • to search out the land."
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  • That's kind of like when you wanna go and buy a new car.
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  • They'll let you drive it and take it for a test drive,
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  • see if you, you know, if you really like it before you make a
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  • final determination or decision.
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  • And most of the time you go to a store to buy a dress or
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  • something, usually they let you try it on,
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  • see if it--'cause it could look really great on the hanger and
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  • when it gets on you, look like you hung it, you know.
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  • Well, it's true.
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  • I know, like it is today, the clothing industry,
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  • they all got into collusion with one another to try to make women
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  • feel like they're a lot smaller than they,
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  • you know, than they really are.
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  • Seriously, when we first got married,
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  • I used to buy--I could go and buy clothes for my wife
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  • and surprise her.
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  • I daren't buy nothing anymore 'cause their size 10 is probably
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  • a 30 or their 30's probably a 2 or--I mean, it's crazy.
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  • You can't trust 'em on the sizes.
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  • And the difference between different
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  • manufacturers, designers.
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  • But I used to buy dresses and beautiful things like that to
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  • surprise my wife.
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  • I can't hardly do it anymore.
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  • See, everything, I mean, it's just a different world.
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  • So, you know, you got--you gotta be careful.
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  • Now, these--God gave them a test drive.
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  • Forty days, they got to test drive the vehicle for 40 days.
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  • They got to wear that dress and that suit,
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  • those shoes or whatever, for 40 days to check it out to see
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  • whether or not it was exactly what God said it was.
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  • And I don't know how--I don't know how you do it,
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  • how do they do it.
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  • I mean, if I had walked across, you know,
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  • the Red Sea on dry land, got over there onto the other side,
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  • turned around and looked and watched the armies of Egypt
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  • coming after me and then see all that water just,
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  • whoosh, and they all perish.
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  • Look like nothing would shake me anymore.
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  • It'd look like I could believe anything.
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  • And here they are, God let them go out there 40 days,
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  • checked it out, came back.
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  • And then the part to me that is so mind-boggling is that they
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  • came back and said that it was everything God said it was.
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  • But then said, "But we can't do it.
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  • There are giants in the land." Weird.
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  • What they--it was like they all went over there for 40 days but
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  • then they became brain dead.
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  • No, because the thought is, okay,
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  • God brought 'em out. God brought them to that place.
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  • God was gonna give them that land and God had become so
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  • senile he did not know they couldn't take the land?
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  • I mean, what was they thinking?
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  • If God sent them, if God brought them there and God said,
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  • "It's yours, I'm giving it to you," wouldn't he have known
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  • that they wouldn't be able to take it?
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  • So they didn't trust his word and were cheated out of what
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  • they should have had and the original adult group,
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  • 20 years and over, all died out.
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  • Took 'em 40 years but they all died,
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  • the original adult group.
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  • The only ones that eventually got to go in were Caleb and
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  • Joshua and the children that had grown up.
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  • But I like to re-emphasize that fact because--let me
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  • say it this way.
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  • My best friend--this is not for everybody.
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  • My best friend is my wife.
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  • Now, I don't need any other friends.
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  • I welcome friends. Listen to me.
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  • I welcome friendship. I welcome friends.
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  • But I'm not gonna sell my soul to the company store for the
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  • sake of a so-called friend.
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  • So I stay with my wife.
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  • If a real friend comes along, I welcome 'em.
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  • I don't have a problem with it.
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  • But I'm not going out somewhere looking for friends,
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  • determining the validity of my life,
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  • the enjoyment of my life, based on some friends.
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  • Now, I say all that to say this.
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  • You better be careful who you hang out with.
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  • See, there were 12 spies that went.
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  • Ten said they couldn't do it, two said they could do it.
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  • But because it was a corporate venture,
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  • that's why you've gotta be careful who you hook up
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  • with in a legal situation.
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  • Doesn't matter what degree it is,
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  • that's a legality that's a part of it but you've got to be
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  • careful because you could go down the tube because of
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  • somebody else in the group that doesn't go along with it.
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  • The ten said they couldn't do it.
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  • Caleb and Joshua said--in fact, Caleb said,
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  • "We are well--" Joshua said, "We're well able to do it.
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  • Let us go up at once and take possession."
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  • But because it was a corporate venture, majority rules.
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  • But unfortunately, majority's not always right.
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  • And those two men lost 40 years of their lives because of being
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  • hooked up with the ten that said we couldn't do it.
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  • So you gotta be careful who you hang out with.
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  • "Ah, they so nice." Yeah, right.
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  • You know, that may be true but you better be careful.
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  • They get you hung up, hung out, strung out.
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  • So I've always tried, you know, like I said,
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  • I'm not looking--I'll be a friend to you if you want
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  • me to be a friend to you.
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  • I don't have a problem with that but I'm not looking for a friend
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  • because I've seen, over the years,
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  • too many people like the ten spies that got the other two
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  • hung because they wouldn't go along with
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  • what the Lord had said.
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  • So I'm not gonna get--if I get messed up it's gonna be because
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  • I messed me up.
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  • I can't afford to let you mess me up 'cause you will mess me up
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  • and then you're gone.
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  • Then I'm in the courtroom all by myself and here come the judge.
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  • No, no, no, no. No, no, no.
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  • But now, here, let's just look at Joshua again.
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  • Look at--well, we'll start at verse 1 'cause,
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  • see, we're talking about the faithfulness of God.
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  • We're talking about the reliability of God.
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  • Is he who he says he is?
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  • Will he do what he said he will do?
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  • Can I trust him? Can I count on him?
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  • If I'm going to begin a faith journey based upon his covenant,
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  • will he come through and make it good?
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  • Now, verse 1, chapter 1 of Joshua,
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  • it says: "After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord,
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  • it came to pass that the Lord spoke to Joshua the son of Nun,
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  • Moses' assistant, saying: 'Moses My servant is dead.
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  • Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan,
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  • you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to
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  • them--the children of Israel.
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  • Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have
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  • given you, as I said to Moses.'"
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  • God already called it done.
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  • We have to get in agreement with him or we'll miss it.
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  • Now, look at this again.
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  • Verse 3: "Every place that the sole of your foot will," or
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  • shall, "tread upon I have given."
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  • See, in the mind of God, it was already theirs but it was up to
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  • them to possess it.
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  • The promises of God in our new covenant,
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  • those promises are already ours.
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  • Not because we are presently experiencing them but because
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  • God who is faithful said, "This is yours."
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  • But we have to go in and possess it by our faith.
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  • We're gonna have opposition, giants.
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  • We're gonna have Satan and his cohorts will try to stop us.
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  • But do we have confidence in the Word of God that he will do what
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  • he said he will do?
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  • Okay, look at it again, verse 3: "Every place that the sole of
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  • your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses."
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  • Think about it.
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  • That was 40 years before that God said it to Moses.
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  • And, see, what happens, we got--what happens,
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  • we need to think about this.
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  • God doesn't have any birthdays. He doesn't have any birthdays.
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  • From all we can determine from the Word of God,
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  • he's the same yesterday, today, and forever.
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  • But, friend, 40 years will make a difference on us.
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  • Yeah, it'll make a difference.
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  • So if we don't go in and possess the land,
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  • if we don't take his covenant and claim his promises and act
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  • on those promises, we'll never get the benefits of them and
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  • yet, if we don't, God is still who he was before he gave
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  • us the promises.
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  • So it's up to us.
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  • Verse 3: "Every place that the sole of your foot will tread
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  • upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.
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  • From the wilderness of this Jordan or Lebanon as far as the
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  • great river, the River Euphrates,
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  • all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the
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  • going down of the sun, shall be your territory.
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  • No man shall be able to stand before you all the
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  • days of your life."
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  • And then here God uses a superlative.
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  • Here God uses an illustration.
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  • Here God refers to the past to encourage Joshua to believe that
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  • what God said to him would come to pass.
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  • Look at this.
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  • He said, verse 5: "No man shall be able to stand before you all
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  • the days of your life; as I was with Moses."
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  • So Joshua walked with Moses.
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  • He saw how God had treated Moses and how
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  • he was faithful to Moses.
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  • He's using that as a touchstone to let Joshua know,
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  • "You saw what I did with your predecessor, Moses.
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  • I'm gonna do the same thing with you."
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  • Look at this now, verse 5: "No man shall be able to stand
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  • before you all the days of your life;
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  • as I was with Moses."
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  • See, here's where the past comes into play and can be an
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  • encouragement because all we've gotta do is go back and see,
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  • okay, how was he with him?
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  • How was he with Moses? What did he do for Moses?
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  • What did he do through Moses? So we gotta--it's recorded here.
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  • We can look back and see how God did it.
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  • If that doesn't light our fire, man,
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  • what are you gonna do?
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  • So he says, "No man shall be able to stand before you," verse
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  • 5, "before you all the days of your life;
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  • as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.
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  • I will not leave you nor forsake you.
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  • Be strong and of a good courage, for to the people you shall
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  • divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their
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  • fathers to give them."
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  • Now, look at verse 6: "Be strong and of good courage."
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  • Notice what God did not say to Joshua.
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  • He did not say, "You are strong."
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  • He said, "Be strong." Well, how do I be strong?
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  • Well, you start evaluating and calculating how does
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  • a strong man act?
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  • How does a strong man talk? How does a strong man believe?
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  • There it is.
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  • See, notice again, what God did not say to him.
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  • He didn't say, "You are strong and you are very courageous."
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  • He said, "Be strong."
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  • And even though it's not written exactly like that,
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  • you could say it like this, that 6th verse: "Be strong
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  • and be of good courage."
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  • So how do you--how do you gain courage?
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  • By looking back over 40 years of what God did in
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  • and through Moses.
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  • That ought to give you encouragement.
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  • These stories ought to give us encouragement,
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  • to know that God is not only faithful,
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  • he is not only reliable, he will do exactly what he said
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  • he would do.
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  • All right, now, go to Joshua chapter 21.
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  • Oh man, this is--I don't know if you can handle this.
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  • Okay, Joshua chapter what? 21, look at verse 43.
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  • Says: "So the Lord gave to Israel all the land of which He
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  • had sworn to give to their fathers,
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  • and they took possession of it and dwelt in it.
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  • The Lord gave them rest all around,
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  • according to all that He had sworn to their fathers.
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  • And not a man of all their enemies stood against them;
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  • the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hand.
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  • Not a word failed of any good thing which the Lord had spoken
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  • to the house of Israel.
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  • All came to pass." So was God faithful?
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  • Was his Word reliable?
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  • Amen.
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  • All right, look at the 23rd chapter of Joshua.
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  • All right, look at verse 1.
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  • Says: "Now it came to pass, a long time after the Lord had
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  • given rest to Israel from all their enemies around about,
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  • that Joshua was old, advanced in age.
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  • And Joshua called for all Israel,
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  • for their elders, for their heads,
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  • for their judges, and for their officers,
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  • and said to them: 'I am old, advanced in age.
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  • You have seen all that the Lord your God has done to all these
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  • nations because of you, for the Lord your God is He who
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  • has fought for you.
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  • See, I have divided to you by lot these nations that remain,
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  • to be an inheritance for your tribes,
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  • from the Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off,
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  • as far as the Great Sea westward.
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  • And the Lord your God will expel them from before you and drive
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  • them out of your sight.
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  • So you shall possess their land, as the Lord
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  • your God promised you.
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  • Therefore be very courageous to keep and to do all that is
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  • written in the Book of the Law of Moses,
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  • lest you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left,
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  • and lest you go among these nations,
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  • these who remain among you shall not make--you shall not make
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  • mention of the name of their gods,
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  • nor cause anyone to swear by them;
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  • you shall not serve them nor bow down to them,
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  • but you shall hold fast to the Lord your God,
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  • as you have done to this day.
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  • For the Lord has driven out from before you great and strong
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  • nations; but as for you, no one has been able to stand against
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  • you to this day.
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  • One man of you shall chase a thousand,
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  • for the Lord your God is He who fights for you,
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  • as He promised you.
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  • Therefore take careful heed to yourselves,
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  • that you love the Lord your God.
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  • Or else, if indeed you do go back,
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  • and cling to the remnant of these nations--these that remain
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  • among you--and make marriages with them,
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  • and go in to them and they to you,
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  • know for certain that the Lord your God will no longer drive
  • 00:24:37.030 --> 00:24:40.170
  • out these nations from before you.
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  • But they shall be snares and traps to you,
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  • and scourges on your sides and thorns in your eyes,
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  • until you perish from this good land which the Lord your God
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  • has given you.'"
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  • Here's the punch line I wanna get to, verse
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  • 14: "Behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth.
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  • And you know in all your hearts and in all your souls that not
  • 00:25:01.190 --> 00:25:06.060
  • one thing has failed of all the good things which the Lord your
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  • God spoke concerning you.
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  • All have come to pass for you; not one word of
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  • them has failed."
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  • Whoo, man, that's awesome. So God sure was faithful, right?
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  • All right, go now, one more Scripture, Numbers chapter 23.
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  • Is God faithful? We've seen enough, I believe.
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  • You know, you can believe something but then it's another
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  • thing to have knowledge about it,
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  • whether it's vicarious knowledge or whether
  • 00:25:45.250 --> 00:25:47.150
  • it's personal knowledge.
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  • The main thing is that you have knowledge.
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  • Look at this. This is the icing on the cake.
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  • Numbers 23.
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  • If you have it, say, "I have it."
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  • Verse 19: "God is not a man, that He should lie,
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  • nor a son of man, that He should repent.
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  • Has He said, and will He not do?
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  • Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?"
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  • So God is faithful.
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  • Remember again that faith is based on two kinds of knowledge.
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  • Number one, what God has said.
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  • Number two, the reliability of the one who said it.
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  • The faithfulness of God. Thus endeth the lesson.
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  • say, "What's the possibility of this coming to pass?
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  • How am I gonna make it?"
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  • But what did God say?
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  • What does the Word say?
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  • And the thing that's wrong is if you remain
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  • loyal to your mind's evaluation and calculation,
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