Don’t Believe the Spies


Numbers 13:27-33Amplified Bible (AMP)

27 They reported to Moses and said, “We went in to the land where you sent us; and it certainly does flow with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. 28 But the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are fortified (walled) and very large; moreover, we saw there the descendants of Anak [people of great stature and courage]. 29 [The people descended from] Amalek live in the land of the Negev (South country); the Hittite, the Jebusite, and the Amorite live in the hill country; and the Canaanites live by the [Dead] Sea and along the side of the Jordan.” 30 Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, “Let us go up at once and take possession of it; for we will certainly conquer it.” 31 But the men who had gone up with him said, “We are not able to go up against the people [of Canaan], for they are too strong for us.” 32 So they gave the Israelites a bad report about the land which they had spied out, saying, “The land through which we went, in spying it out, is a land that devours its inhabitants. And all the people that we saw in it are men of great stature. 33 There we saw the Nephilim (the sons of Anak are part of the Nephilim); and we were like grasshoppers in our own sight, and so we were in their sight.”

There are times in life where we are led to follow a dream or step out in faith but after a little while has passed we put the dream on the shelf or shrink back in fear. Often more times than not the shrinking back or putting the dream back on the shelf is a result of listening to the spies. Listening to the spies you might ask. The spies are the naysayers, the downers or the prophets of doom. Those who can always find the reason it won’t work, the reason the dream won’t come to pass or the reason the situation will never change. It’s interesting that it isn’t always people who are the spies, it’s sometimes our own thoughts. The thoughts that take over your mind saying you can’t do this, you don’t have this or no one will this and on and on. From this day forward I say to you don’t believe the spies! The spies of doubt, fear , unbelief Continue reading Don’t Believe the Spies