LIFE LESSONS FROM THE BOOK OF NUMBERS 13:31
"But his fellow scouts said, We are not able to go up against the people [ of Canaan] ,for they are stronger than we are."
1. Rule number 1. Bridle your tongue ; the words you speak can be used against you. "Tell them, As I live says the Lord , what you have said in My hearing I will do to you".Num 14:28. And God did it. Many people have lost their jobs , husband , a lucrative deal ,because they just spoke the wrong word at the wrong time. Even if you know the truth; be wise . There is a right time for everything.
2. What you say , even jokingly can become a trap. The book of of Matt 12:37 (Amp version) says "For by your words you will be justified and acquitted ,and by your words you will be condemned and sentenced."ignorance of this truth is an excuse . The guy you joking with might be a possess person , you don't know it , but the demons in his life can hear you . Be careful , friend.
3. What you see with your physical eyes cannot and can never be the whole truth .Why is that? The HOLY SPIRIT that lives in us , is the Spirit of TRUTH. Let him be your judge , once you get his confirmation , you can take your decision. Him alone knows the truth. Scripture says "Howbeith when he, the Spirit of truth ,is come , he will guide you into all truth ; for he shall not speak of himself ;but whatsoever he shall hear , that shall he speak;and he will shew you things to come." John 16:13
I have had experiences ; where , despite the facts , i had on the ground ; The HOLY SPIRIT told me to do something different . I had no option . Why? HE IS ALWAYS RIGHT . ALWAYS! Now watch this , most times when you judge people by their appearance and you take a decision , somewhere later in life , you might just find you need this same people to help you get something done , or they are just the ones , that have the information you looking for . wisdom , you don.t shut them out completely. "He will delight in obeying the Lord.He will not judge by appreance nor make a decision based on hearsay." Isaiah 11:2 (NLT Version)
4.When you think your enemy is stronger than you . Note - he will always be! why? "For as he thinketh in his heart ,so is he:" Prov 23:7."When it comes to spiritual warfare, never allow the enemy think for once, he is winning . Act your faith and activate the power of God in you . This scripture works Job 5:22 "At destruction and famine thou shalt laugh: neither shalt thou be afraid of destruction when it cometh." Laugh the devil to scorn .No matter , the arrows he throws at you . No dull moments, maintain your joy! Why? Because you are fully persuaded , your daddy (God) is working out something unprecedented in your life.And again , been a happy person ,keeps you fresh! lol, wow.
5. There is more power in an affirmative confession ; than a negative one . No matter the situation , never change your confession. It carries power.Prov 18:21 says "Death and life are in the power of the tongue:and they that love it shall eat the fruit thereof." You will be rewarded with what you say ; either good or bad .So words like "will I ever make it in this life" lol . Shouldn't "ever" come out from your lips . Run from people who are negative in their thinking , they will pollute you.
I PRAY FOR YOU ; FROM TODAY , MAY THE LORD GIVE YOU THE GRACE TO ALWAYS SPEAK THE "RIGHT WORDS" AT ALL TIMES IN JESUS NAME, AMEN.