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The Smallness You Feel
2 Corinthians 6:11–13 The Message: 11–13 Dear, dear Corinthians, I can’t tell you how much I long for you to enter this wide-open, spacious life. We didn’t fence you in. The smallness you feel comes from within you. Your lives aren’t small, but you’re living them in a small way. I’m speaking as plainly as I can and with great affection. Open up your lives. Live openly and expansively!
Living Small Because of The Smallness Within- The barrier to more is whats going on inside you
The Battle To Live Small or Big Starts Within
The Enemy Within
You can be the biggest stumbling block to your future
Romans 5:1–3 The Message: 1–2 5 By entering through faith into what God has always wanted to do for us—set us right with him, make us fit for him—we have it all together with God because of our Master Jesus. And that’s not all: We throw open our doors to God and discover at the same moment that he has already thrown open his door to us. We find ourselves standing where we always hoped we might stand—out in the wide open spaces of God’s grace and glory, standing tall and shouting our praise. 3 There’s more to come............
Theres More To Come- “But wait theres more” Where we are now is not our destiny
You havent arrived- Your meant to be passing thru!
You have to change- to transition
12 spies sent- Land of Bounty- Giants & Grasshoppers- 40 yrs wilderness- Jordon & Jericho
2 out of 10 Church Leaders- Numbers 13- 12 Men of Influence- Shammua, Shaphat, Igal, Palti, Gaddiel, Gaddi, Ammiel, Sethur, Nahbi, Geuel
Both Joshua & Caleb Had This In Common
Joshua 14:6–15 (NKJV): Then the children of Judah came to Joshua in Gilgal. And Caleb the son of Jephunneh the Kenizzite said to him: “You know the word which the Lord said to Moses the man of God concerning you and me in Kadesh Barnea. 7 I was forty years old when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadesh Barnea to spy out the land, and I brought back word to him as it was in my heart. 8 Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the Lord my God. 9 So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the Lord my God.’
Wholly- to be filled up with, be full- no room for anything else
Caleb was full of God, His word, his purpose. There was no room for fear to take hold of him. It was all around him but there was no room for it in his life.
What Are You Full Of?
Half Hearted- they do it without any real effort, interest, or enthusiasm. someone whose heart is not really in what they are doing.
There are no half-hearted champions.----John C. Maxwell
Joshua 14:12 (NKJV) 12 Now therefore, give me this mountain of which the Lord spoke in that day; for you heard in that day how the Anakim were there, and that the cities were great and fortified. It may be that the Lord will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the Lord said.”
Wholly Filled Hearts Say “Give Me My Mountain”- He Didnt Want The Easy Way- Give me the giants.
Calebs Inheriatnce Was The land of The Giants
The Mountian Was The Home of Bigest and Strongest Giant.
Caleb Speaks From Whats In His Heart
Numbers 13:30 (NIV) 30 Then Caleb silenced the people before Moses and said, “We should go up and take possession of the land, for we can certainly do it.”
Your Words Expose What Ins Your Heart-
Matthew 12:34 (NKJV) 34 Brood of vipers! How can you, being evil, speak good things? For out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks.
Gods People have An inheritance- The children of Israel had an inheritance promised by God, revealed through their leader Moses.
Inheritance- Land, property, possesions passed to a successing generation given by someone.
Ephesians 1:18 (NKJV) 18 the eyes of your understanding being enlightened; that you may know what is the hope of His calling, what are the riches of the glory of His inheritance in the saints,
Galatians 3:29 (NKJV) 29 And if you are Christ’s, then you are Abraham’s seed, and heirs according to the promise.
What is Your Inheritance ? The promises in the word- Prophetic Words- The dreams nad visions he gives you.
10 And now, behold, the Lord has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the Lord spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. 11 As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in.
“The Lord Has Kept Me alive” Caleb was alive because his divine purpose that spoken out by Moses on behalf of God was not yet fufilled .
Why Are You Alive- Divine Purpose- You are breathing air because you have a divine purpose.
Strength For War-
Strength- potential to exert force - Authority- capacity to produce
War- continuos battle- engage the enemy- combat an enemy
Enemy- the armies and people who occupied their inheritance
You have 2 main enemies.
Carnal Mind (The Grasshopper)- The Devil
For The Weapons of Our Warefare Arent Carnal
2 Corinthians 10:3–6 (NKJV) 3 For though we walk in the flesh, we do not war according to the flesh. 4 For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, 5 casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, 6 and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.
Comparing How You Think To What God Says
The Grasshopper Voice - Thats where you identify the Grasshopper voice
Argues against why what god says cant happen