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Beware what you profess. Asks and it shall be given unto you. With God all things are possible. To get to Canaan was not as impossible as the dreadful giants and Anak descendants made it seem to the Israelites majority, in the wilderness. It is truly going to be through battles. But It’s the promise of God. They only needed to trust in “the word of the Lord” and march onward to possess the promise land. But alas, ten out of twelve declared impossibility and limited God’s intention to impossibility.

Numbers 13:28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there.  

The focus of many is that sin shall increase and the love of many shall wax cold. Oh save us from fear.

Numbers 13:30 And Caleb stilled the people before Moses, and said, Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it.  

This is faith- courage, focus, assurance, bravery, action. This is how to please God. Trust what he promised and act according to His word. What has God promised? He said He’d give us His Spirit and we will be holy and will detest sins. He said He will make us to do His will. He said He will bless us. What is my business with the giants of disappointments, trials, debts, bosses, policies, setbacks, threats and noises? I simply see God’s promise and enablement. And onward I go. In 2006, my dad lost his job. Things became difficult. Poverty wasn’t really far before but then it got inside and sat on the throne. Fear and anxiety took over. But I refused to bow. I was always singing and laughing. Then my mother said, “Samuel, you’re no longer a small boy. Don’t you know what’s going on? What’s making you this happy? Are you thoughtless?” My mother would never ask such a question again. She got stronger. I told her I trusted God and no crying or strong face could solve the problem. In 2008, sin crept into my life. Pastor Mark wrote that sin in place is destiny out of place. Oh I almost lost everything called hope. But God saved me. ESCAPE! That cost me two to three years. But I never let go of faith even when I could not see hope on all sides.

I knew I had to study English. I knew I would succeed. To pass examinations was not the problem but to pay fees was. I wrote JAMB and Post UTME in 2009 and I passed. After registration, my mother got a serious fracture in the leg that supped all funds. You know I couldn’t ignore her because of anything. My Uncle who could help had problem with his business and job. Imagine that. Satan guessed if I studied English he’d be undone. That year was gone. It’s not the story that’s important. But whenever I went to the family house where my mother was staying, I’ll sing, eat and act normal. My grandmother told my mother, “This boy doesn’t seem passionate. It’s as if he’s heartless, he’s not concerned?” My mother told her I was stronger. But my mother anxious that her situation had cost me University admission. I never worried about such. I kept choosing English. The third and last time I wrote Jamb, I chose another University, and another course but I went back and changed institution and course. English was my desire. No giant will make me cringe. Why was I so sure? His words gave me confidence. I shall prosper. I will succeed because of God’s grace. I will make heaven. What about you? You will! Just believe and follow holiness and peace.

Numbers 13:31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we.

This is lack of faith. This is the spirit of fear. Fear identifies and intensifies only horror. Fear does not see risk as manageable but as failure. In 2010 my father said, Samuel, you’re a good cook. Let me get you a shop and you just start selling food.” He also suggested that I just make another choice apart from my desire. But I was stronger. Anger will come in when fear controls the mind. He’s angry I was wasting time. He suggested I get a job. I did. But I didn’t trade my dream for a job. The Word of the Lord, ever reliable.

Numbers 13:32 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.  

Politicians, musicians, youths, friends, families, neighbours and people in the world are sinful and contaminating? The world is pervert? They will corrupt you if you go to study in a particular place? Why must we magnify fear? Well, the fearful is wise to escape evil. The fool dares and is victimised. Being watchful is a different thing. The fearful couldn’t get to Canaan. The fearful will not get to paradise. “But the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death (Revelation 21:8).”

Numbers 13:33 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.  

Are we helpless? Are we in danger? When we carry the cross and follow Jesus, denying ourselves, are we unholy? How do we carry the cross, follow Jesus and deny ourselves? It’s in Service that we carry the cross, in Character we follow Jesus and in Chastity and Character we deny ourselves. Then is that not righteousness? Can he not help us overcome temptations? Is the one who made the promises not faithful? Get out of Fear Street and move to faith Kingdom!

Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.  

This is what makes Jude in verse 24 and 25, to glorified God, “Now unto him that is able to keep you from falling, and to present you faultless before the presence of his glory with exceeding joy, To the only wise God our Saviour, be glory and majesty, dominion and power, both now and ever. Amen.”

 Though there be storm

Or errors and fallings

Of wars and losing

And evil raging roaring

The Lord in the both

Said let’s cross into life

And after He’s spoken

He slept, sure of crossing

But they feared though they heard Him

And He rebuked the storm and their faithlessness.

Had they trusted His words, Storm won’t do them anything.

Now, they doubted. But they still did well

Asking for help, that He should care to save them.

Alas, many doubt and ne’er seek or trust His help.

Even the Stone when walking on the sea

Shifted His eyes to the storm and was sinking.

He cried out and was saved.

If by thy doubt thou art sinking

Cry out now and get thy saviour’s hand reach thee

And you’ll cross over safely.

Numbers 14:8 If the LORD delight in us, then he will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey.  

Though the word reveals that sins shall increase and the love of many will wax cold and then signs of end time are prevalent the major concern for the Lord, Jesus is not the sins but that many will not have faith that can make them trust Him and obey Him. Many will not have faith that will make them willing and obedient but fear that will make them doubtful, fearful and condemning. So, after He had told the parable of a woman who was pestering the judge avenge her, he said:

Luke 18:8 I tell you that he will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless when the Son of man cometh, shall he find faith on the earth?  

I can avenge them speedily and save them but what of their faith in me and in my words. Only faith will make us set our affections on things above and get more excited about things of the Spirit than get discouraged from things of the Spirit. Then Apostle Paul said in 1 Thessalonians 5:19 “Quench not the Spirit.” No matter what, though demons appear as angels of light do not think there are no angels of light of Holy Spirit at work.

We know that it is the observable ways of life of the church that made them to be called Christians. Whether in Antioch or not, they’d be called Christians. It’s their Christ-culture and not the place that makes them Christians. I know we already know that God delights in man. Man sinned. God saved Him in Christ Jesus. So, in Jesus, we’re chosen, royal, priestly and peculiar. We’re beloved. Do all those things whole heartedly, holiness demands them. Be Chaste; have Character; Serve the lord. Uphold the culture of Christianity.

Matthew 18:4 “Even so it is not the will of your Father which is in heaven, that one of these little ones should perish.”  

The word of the Lord shall ever stand true.

Let us go into supplication. In fact, pray it personally. Then intercede for others and for the Church. When the Lord shall arise all His enemies shall scatter.

Dear Lord,

You are faithful to your promises. Whatever you will you will do. Your counsel only shall stand. You love me. I believe in Jesus. I trust you for grace for “And of his fullness have all we received, and grace for grace (John 1:16).” Hold my hand Lord. Help me to do your will. Make me holy. Help me to overcome and lead me home eventually. Do not let me miss home. I pray. Amen! I believe. Thank you, Father.

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