Sunday, March 7, 2010

An Overcoming Christian part 1

Numbers 13:30-32 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. [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. [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.

One of my favorite Bible characters is Caleb. Caleb is an Old Testament super hero. He was one of the twelve spies that Moses sent out to inspect the promised land. When the spies came back they reported to Moses.

Caleb did not whine and complain and bring back an evil report like the other spies, but stood up, endangering his life and said “we are well able to overcome it”. I call Caleb the “overcomer”. Caleb had a lot to overcome but he knew Who he was following. We all need to be overcomers.

I made an acrostic out of Caleb’s name with some of the things he had to overcome.


Think of the circumstances that Caleb had to overcome. The people in the land were strong and the cities were walled (protected). The worst thing was the people spoke of stoning Caleb. (Num 14:10)

What are some of the circumstances that you need to overcome. Are you living with an unsaved spouse? Is your workplace mostly non Christians? Are you having problems with your children? Are you having problems with ___? Fill in the blank.

Caleb conquered the circumstances. He did not wallow in them but looked for the solution. Caleb told the people “…the Lord is with us, fear them not.” (Num 14:9) Caleb knew who fought for him. The same God who fought for Caleb fights for us.

The key to overcoming any circumstance is prayer. I’m sure Caleb prayed for the situation. No matter what situation you find yourself in pray.
Pray without ceasing. I Thessalonians 5:17

We need to get on top of the circumstances with the Lord’s help and guidance. Pray and ask the Lord to give you the grace to endure the circumstance until He sends the solution.

Have a great day.

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