Rise Up In Power
There were two men who did not believe the negatives better off if they had listened to the positive statements and promises of God instead of the negative report of the spies who went in to spy out the land of Canaan. God had told them:
But I have said unto you, Ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it, a land that floweth with milk and honey: I am the Lord your God, which have separated you from other people. (Leviticus 20:24)
He had led them out of the bondage of Egypt and right up to the border of this promised land, demonstrating many mighty miracles all along the way. He had fed them, protected them, given them water. Their clothes and shoes did not wear out. There was not an infirm one among them. God Himself led them in a pillar of fire by night and a cloud by day. Every time they turned around, every time they had a need, God met them and He filled their needs.
Yet when they came to the borders of that land which God had promised them, they sent a committee in to look the land over and vote on whether they should possess it and the vote came out ten to two with the negatives leading. These men saw the devil as a giant and themselves as grasshoppers:
…We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof, and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight. (Numbers 13:31-33)
There were two men who did not believe the negatives, Joshua and Caleb. Caleb delivered the minority report to Moses and the people. He said:
…Let us go up at once, and possess it (the land); for we are well able to overcome it. (Numbers 13:30)
Caleb was overruled, however, and ten negative votes caused the entire host of the children of Israel to miss out on their land of opportunity and to endure countless hardships in the wilderness, wandering for forty years.
It is time for us to stop wandering in the wilderness of confusion, uncertainty, and negativity which is in the Church today and go in to possess everything that God has for us and that He has for others through us!
Make this declaration:
I will no longer wander in the wilderness of confusion, uncertainty, and negativity that is in the Church today. I will go in to possess everything that God has for me and for others through me!