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The Eyes Have It (2 of 5)
INTRO: Around the year 1640 a shipload of travelers landed on the northeast coast of America to establish a new colony. The first year they established the town site, the next year they elected a town government; the third year the town government planned to build a road 5 miles westward into the wilderness from the town. In the fourth year the people tried to impeach their own government be¬cause they thought it was a waste of public funds to build a road 5 miles west¬ward from town ... who ever needed to travel west? These are the same people who felt the need to travel 3 thousand miles west over the ocean to build their vision of something new and different ... but they couldn't have enough vision to build a road 5 miles west of their new town ... not believing anything west could ever happen! Their pioneering vision had stopped with their own dream.
Nothing is as powerful as "vision!" Even our brains at night produce several visions we call dreams ... if you don't dream you will lose touch with reality ... or at best become quite irritable and touchy ... vision is the most profound sense we have, it is estimated that almost 80-90% of all our knowledge comes through our sense of vision.
Spiritual vision is also a major part of our walk with God!
PROP. SENT: The Bible will teach us that how we view the things of life will have an enormous impact on our soul, more so than what we view; people can see the same thing but conclude different messages ... because it is not WHAT we see that matters the most but HOW we see it!
I. EVIDENCE! ("Seeing is Believing!") Num. 13:26-30
A. Wow! Num. 13:26-27
1. This is the story of the 12 spies sent out by Moses to check out the Promise Land ... it had been less than 3 years since they left Egypt ... now they are ready to enter the Promise Land.
a. A plan was set in motion to send 12 spies (1 from each tribe) to give a re ...
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