IN THE DAYS OF HIS POWER SERIES.
TOPIC: WAKING UP THE GIANT IN YOU! AS THE WAR IS RAGING!
Rev. Innocent Peace-Udochukwu
President Living Fountain Ministries Int’l LIFOM
“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.”
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.
Numbers 13:32 “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.”
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.”
“And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night.”
In our text we are looking at the children of Israel who fail to take possession of their inheritance, not because it was not available but rather because they were not willing to confront their adversaries to get it.
Ladies and Gentlemen, Brothers and Sisters this morning, I am Tired! I am Tired of the Devil! I am Tired of a roaring lion, I am tired of a Thief, I am Tired of a slanderer, I am tired of an accuser, I am tired of a destroyer, I am tired of a serpent, I am Tired of the Emps of Hell keeping God’s people in a constant state of slumber by fear!
Playing safe or better yet crawling under your bed or a fetal position thinking if I just lay real still he might not notice me or If I just keep pretending like I was not really here maybe the enemy will go away, He will not.
satan needs no action from you to provoke his actions, the fact is while we are pretending he is not there, he is stealing our children, wrecking our homes, and destroying countless lives.
Wake Up! Awake! Get Up! It is when you are down that there’s a need to be a rising up.
Who is a giant? A giant is an imaginary or mythical being of human form but of supernatural size from the general definition. This is about the potential to be great lying dormant inside of you. There are colossal, massive, mammoth, vast, immerse and extraordinary potentials inside of every individual. When these potentials are channelled in the right way, great things are achieved.
This morning I am Drawing the Line and serving notice on the enemy of our faith to Let God’s people GO! Once and for all!
God was angry at the rebellious self preserving Israelites, but he took a great deal of pleasure in one named Caleb.
You see Caleb was the real Giant!
A giant is a very large person; impressive in size or qualities, Someone who is abnormally large Any creature of exceptional size. ( Someone bigger than what is considered normal)
Surely You’ve heard the phrase (A Giant among men)
Or he is larger than life.
Caleb was this Man!
Who is a giant? Is it not written in the Bible that “Ye are gods?” Psalm 82:6. This implies there’s a powerful potential inside of you.
The Apostle Paul, in His letter to Timothy, talked about stirring up the gifts in him, never allowing anyone to despise his youth!
There is a general saying, “The Graveyard is the Richest place on Earth.” This is because too many people with great potential died and never truly achieve their God-given dream.
The giant of greatness in you must be realized, and the power to make an impact must be attained. Potential means power, which is the ability to make the impossible possible.
In the natural a person most likely doesn’t have any choice concerning whether they are bigger than what is considered normal or not, but in the spiritual we must choose to be bigger, You must decide and determine that you are not going to be satisfied to be satisfied, You must refuse to blend in to fit in.
You must choose the large life (Jesus called it the abundant life) Large life is for large people.
Small people can’t handle large life:
Small people refuse to be stretched, they fight and they resist any knowledge that facilitates change.
Small people have small heads: Their thinking is limited, and confined, it stays on a purely natural plain, there is no room for the miraculous, or the supernatural power of God in the heads of small people. They are the ones with the grasshopper mentality!
Small People have Small hands: They can’t handle very much, they can’t handle much of the word, they can’t handle much responsibility, they never reach for anything big because they know they couldn’t hold on to it if they got it.
The children of Israel defined these small living people as grasshoppers
Num 13:32 -33 and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature.
33And 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 children of Israel)were ordained of God to be men of Great stature, Giants among men, There were men of great stature in the land,= giants in the earth, (They could have been those giants (spiritually) but they chose to be grasshoppers instead). Not Caleb” He chose to be a giant among men
24 (But my servant Caleb), because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.
What is a Giant
I realize We are living in Perilous times, Tempestuous times, times of uncertainty times of struggle. (We might as well just say it: (We are at war) It shouldn’t surprise us).
There are wars in different places of the world, and we are at war right here in our own country, fighting terrorist cells that have infiltrated themselves into our society.
The bible tells us of these times:
2 Tim 3:1-5
1 This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.
2 For men shall be lovers of their own selves, covetous, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 Without natural affection, trucebreakers, false accusers, incontinent, fierce, despisers of those that are good,
4 Traitors, heady, high minded, lovers of pleasures more than lovers of God;
5 Having a form of godliness, but denying the power thereof: from such turn away.
Mat 24:6 And ye shall hear of wars and rumors of wars: see that ye be not troubled: for all these things must come to pass, It is time to quit looking around for an exit sign and start looking up� I know� Oh I know that I know If God be for us we can have it!
It’s not just war in the physical sense but it is war in the spiritual realm as well.
We are at war and now is the time for Men and women of God to step to the forefront and be the Men and Women of Valor and might that God has called us to be.
Now is the time for that spirit of Caleb that God called (another spirit)
to rise up.
Joel 3:9 Proclaim ye this among the Gentiles; Prepare war, wake up the mighty men, let all the men of war draw near; let them come up: 10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.
This scripture tells us that there are those who are of such quality of character and spiritual fiber that God refers to them as mighty
But they are asleep
Sleep is a condition of body and mind in which the nervous system is inactive, the eyes closed, the postural muscles relaxed, and consciousness practically suspended.
My Friend I don’t care how strong you are, how big and bad to the bone you are, (if you are asleep it counts for nothing).
You may be a potential superman, you may be able to pray heaven down, and blast hells gates off their hinges, You may have the bible memorized by chapters, and demons tremble when they hear your voice (But if you are asleep, You are no threat to the devil).
The tragedy of the hour that we live in, is not that there are no mighty men or women of God, but that they are asleep ( They have drifted into a kind of a stupor, they are in a kind of a daze) It’s like they are looking at the world through rose colored glasses furnished to them by the devil.
“Wake Up! Put on strength and dignity, put on the power. Your God is a God of power and might.
Awake, awake; put on thy strength, O Zion; put on thy beautiful garments, O Jerusalem, the holy city: for henceforth there shall no more come into thee the uncircumcised and the unclean.
2 Shake thyself from the dust; arise, and sit down, O Jerusalem: loose thyself from the bands of thy neck, O captive daughter of Zion.
3 For thus saith the Lord, Ye have sold yourselves for nought; and ye shall be redeemed without money.
4 For thus saith the Lord God, My people went down aforetime into Egypt to sojourn there; and the Assyrian oppressed them without cause.
5 Now therefore, what have I here, saith the Lord, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the Lord; and my name continually every day is blasphemed.
6 Therefore my people shall know my name: therefore they shall know in that day that I am he that doth speak: behold, it is I.
7 How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!
8 Thy watchmen shall lift up the voice; with the voice together shall they sing: for they shall see eye to eye, when the Lord shall bring again Zion.
9 Break forth into joy, sing together, ye waste places of Jerusalem: for the Lord hath comforted his people, he hath redeemed Jerusalem.
10 The Lord hath made bare his holy arm in the eyes of all the nations; and all the ends of the earth shall see the salvation of our God.”
WAKE UP O YEE GIANT!
I sense a cry of the Spirit to wake up the mighty men:
I believe that many Mighty men and women of valor have quit fighting and went to farming, farming is good and there is a time for farming, but there is also a time for fighting.
And this is the time to beat our plowshares into swords, and our pruning hooks into spears, and to stand strong in the strength of the Lord.
I hear the spirit saying : Wake up the spirit of Caleb, and Wake up the Spirit of Joshua, and Wake up the spirit of Gideon, and Wake up the spirit of Daniel,
As in Calebs time there are Giants in the land
As in Gideons time there are invaders in the land
As in Daniels time there is pressure to conform and fit in, with a form of godliness that denies the power.
Quit believing the lie that if we just lay real still and pretend like we are not here that the enemy will go away, He will not., satan needs no action from you to provoke his actions, the fact is while we are pretending he is not there, he is stealing our children, wrecking our homes, and destroying countless lives.
God created the world with Spoken Command! Activate the giant in you. It is a call to reality, a call to get things right and have priorities placed rightly in life. A call to a new start, forgetting the past and looking forward to what the future holds with the divine help from God. A call to Purity, Holiness, and Righteousness where every gap of sin is closed.
Life sometimes puts us in a kind of slavery situation whereby we make bad choices and decisions. God told Israel that even though you sold yourselves for nothing; definitely, you will be redeemed with a precious prize that costs nothing! A call to total and absolute restoration, a re-trace from Egypt to Zion. Restoration and Redemption is a must to propel the giant in you to greatness.
Don’t let anyone put you down when the giant is already
As you make a U-turn and match unto greatness, I implore you to stay Focused, Watch and Pray. Discernment is Priority! Know who you are in Christ and where you are heading.
(There is a storm raging that is threatening to destroy the boat, but the prophet is asleep).
Let the Prophets wake up.
Let the Men and Women of God wake up.
Let the Church wake up
This is our hour, let us not sleep through it.
There are giants in the earth today the only question is: will you be one of the giants or will you be a grasshopper?
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