A Sure Stopper For Big Mo: Part Ii by Nelson Price

10/6/85

A SURE STOPPER FOR BIG MO: PART II
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(PAGES 221 - 224 COME ALIVE BIBLE)
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JESUS CHRIST told a story of a brother in Hell asking that
someone be sent to warn his brothers on earth so they would not
come to Hell. Then our Lord said, "If they do not hear Moses
and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded through one
rise from the dead."
Jesus thus let us know there is much to be learned from Moses.
As you consider the challenge before you and as we collectively
contemplate the challenge ahead of us, we would do well to learn
from Moses also.
In the epoch of God's deliverance of His people from Egyptian
slavery, there is much truth for us to learn. God had blessed
and delivered them. He had performed miracles on their behalf
in their sight. Yet, their attitude is found in a word which
appears in the narrative: "murmured." Let's learn from the
account and make constructive application to ourselves.
I.THERE WAS PESSIMISM
From the shores of the sea where they beheld the dead bodies of
the Egyptians, to the southern border of Canaan was only a short
trip and a brief time. In that time the people developed a
pessimism that caused them to be disloyal to Moses and
rebellious toward God. Though they were on the border of the
land, they could not enter. Hebrews 3:19 tells why: "They could
not enter in because of unbelief." To God "unbelief" is
disobedience.Obedience is one of the primary things God deserves
and desires from us. Their unbelief resulted in fear. Their
fear of the ...


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