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The Renewal of Vision (2 of 4)
PROMISED LAND 2004
Dr. Stan Coffey
Numbers 13:25-31; 14:6-8 (NKJV)
The Israelites had come from Egypt and they crossed the Red Sea. They witnessed many of the miracles of God as the army of Pharaoh has drowned; the Red Sea has parted; God has fed them manna in the wilderness; God has given them quail to eat; God has provided water in the desert. Now they come to the place where they can crossover into the Canaan land. And so God, through Moses, gives instructions that they are to spy out the land and investigate this land of promise.
So it says in verse 25, "And they returned from spying out the land after forty days. Now they departed and came back to Moses and Aaron and all the congregation of the Children of Israel and the Wilderness of Paran, at Kadesh; they brought back word to them and to all the congregation, and showed them the fruit of the land. Then they told him, and said: "We went to the land where you sent us. It truly flows with milk and honey, and this is its fruit. Nevertheless the people who dwell in the land are strong; the cities are fortified and very large; moreover we saw the descendants of Anak there. The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south; the Hittites, the Jebusites, and the Amorites dwell in the mountains; and the Canaanites dwell by the sea and along the banks of the Jordan. Then Caleb quieted the people before Moses, and said, "Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it. But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to go up against the people, for they are stronger than we."
Then in chapter 14, verse 6, "But Joshua the son of Nun and Caleb the son of Jephunneh, who were among those who had spied out the land, tore their clothes; and they spoke to all the congregation of the children of Israel, saying: "The land we passed through to spy out is an exceedingly good land. If the Lord delights in us, then He will bring us into this l ...
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