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    by David Wilkerson

    In Numbers 13 and 14, we find the language and definitions of true

    faith and unbelief. The ten spies who had gone up into the land had

    returned with a report of what they had seen. "We went to the land

    where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is

    its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong;

    the cities are fortified and very large" (Numbers 13:27-28). So the

    report was both positive and negative.

    The people panicked and cried out in fear and unbelief, "We are

    not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than

    we" (see 13:31). But Caleb, a quiet voice of faith, had just the

    opposite approach: "Let us go up at once and take possession,

    for we are well able to overcome it" (13:30).

    The whole congregation joined in, "Letīs go back to Egypt and

    captivity. We canīt make it to the Promised Land. There are too

    many strong enemies" (14:1-4). But again, faith speaks through

    Joshua and Caleb: "The land we passed through to spy out is an

    exceedingly good land ... [The Lord] will bring us into this land

    and give it to us, a land which flows with milk and honey" (14:7-8).

    God wants to know what is in your heart as a true believer. Is it

    fear of giants and a desire to go back to Egypt? He wants a people

    who will use faith to tear down everything that keeps them from the

    fullness of Jesus.

    The enemy has no power to stop Godīs people from attaining what

    he has for them. Satan may be using a giant of trouble against you

    right now - not to keep you down but to keep you out. All hell is

    raging against you to keep you from moving into the fullness of

    Christ, to a place of rest, a life of confidence and a walk of peace

    under his lordship.

    Let your faith prevail and proclaim, "I will not fear what man can

    do. My enemies have no power for God is with me. Iīm going in

    to what he has for me!"