What Do You See? The Lord has Given You the Promised Land, Do You Receive it?

When the children of Israel sent twelve spies to the Promised Land, there were 10 that came back with what the Bible calls "an evil report," while Joshua and Caleb reported that they were well able to conquer the land.

It is intriguing that the twelve spies went to the same land, saw the same giants, and spent the same amount of time surveying the land, yet only two had a good report.

Numbers 13:32-33 says:
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 eat 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. 
The Bible calls the report of the other ten spies evil because it was contrary to what God had already told them.

Whose report will you believe when faced with "facts" and "circumstances?" Are you like Joshua and Caleb who view the circumstance based on God's Word, or are you like the majority who fail to see things the way God says so and ultimately expect defeat?

How we view what we are going through is extremely important to the outcome. It was Joshua and Caleb who ultimately led the children of Israel into the Promised Land. They were also rewarded with more land for them and their families because of their faith in God's Word.

Our families will be positively or negatively impacted by our faith or lack thereof. But we cannot have faith in God when we do not read His Word. It is impossible.

Faith comes by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God.

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