Possessing Your Possessions

March 11, 2015 Save Article

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Numbers 13:30-31 (Program 2473DVD, Airing on 2/27)

  1. INTRODUCTION
    1. In Christ, we have all the love, patience, joy, peace, wisdom and faith that we need.
    2. Many of us live unsatisfied lives because we have never received the blessings that God has already given.
    3. We need to possess our possessions.
      1. Romans 5:5
      2. 2 Peter 1:3
      3. 1 Corinthians 10:11
    4. Numbers 13:30-31
      1. God had led the children of Israel out of Egypt and the wilderness and desired to lead them into the land of Canaan.
      2. Canaan was a land of richness; it was also a land inhabited by giants. The men with Joshua and Caleb were afraid to try to take the land.
      3. God had already promised them the land; the children of Israel needed to possess their possession.
      4. Canaan represents:
        1. Liberty from oppression
          1. Romans 6:14
        2. Rest from wandering
        3. Variety rather than monotony
        4. Accomplishment rather than poverty
      5. Joshua, who was leading the people, is a picture of Jesus Christ; “Joshua” is the Old Testament name for “Jesus”. Caleb represents us.
  2. CALEB’S CHALLENGE (Numbers 13:22-33)
    1. The giants in the land were strong in size.
      1. Numbers 13:32-33
    2. The giants were strong in position.
      1. Numbers 13:17
    3. The giants were strong in defense.
      1. Numbers 13:28
    4. The giants were strong in their determination.
      1. Numbers 13:22
    5. The giants were strong in arrogance.
      1. Numbers 13:22
  3. CALEB’S COURAGE (Numbers 14:6-9)
    1. Caleb saw his problems from God’s perspective.
    2. Caleb saw his problems from God’s purpose.
    3. Caleb saw his problems from God’s promises.
  4. CALEB’S CONQUEST (Joshua 14:6-14)
    1. What caused Caleb to have the victory?
      1. His undiminished faith.
        1. Joshua 14:6-7
      2. His wholehearted obedience.
        1. Joshua 14:9
        2. Joshua 14:14
      3. His supernatural strength.
        1. Joshua 14:11
        2. Isaiah 40:31
  5. CONCLUSION
    1. God has given us all that we need.
    2. In Christ, we are complete.
    3. We need to see from God’s perspective, see God’s promises, see God’s purposes, and possess our possessions.

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