The Spirit of Caleb

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Are we really just grasshoppers?

You’ll remember from the Bible how the children of Israel, having reached the border of the Promised Land, sent spies to find out what it was like (Numbers, Chapter 13).

The spies came back loaded with fruit and other good things. It’s a land flowing with milk and honey, all right, they reported–but just forget about taking it! (Verses 28-32) Because it’s just chuck full of bad guys, and giants, and impregnable walled cities, and the Amalekites are waiting to crush us… What was God thinking of, to send us here? Like, man, we are just grasshoppers, compared to those people! (v. 33)

But one of those spies was Caleb. “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” (v. 30).

Caleb trusted in God, and in God’s promises. God had promised to give the land to Israel. Caleb believed Him. He wasn’t scared of walled cities, giants, or Amalekites. To Caleb they were already slated for destruction: for the Lord had said so.

Do we need some of Caleb’s spirit shot into our veins, or what? We see Far Left Crazy running wild in the streets, and alleged polls showing Dozy Joe up 15 points–but are we supposed to lose heart? Give up? I surrender, BLM–please eat me last!

It’s not too late to put our trust in God and get to work like we mean it. Repent our sins and get busy!

We Don’t Have to Take This Anymore!

So first the town of Hiram, Georgia, put up 79 crosses to commemorate, for Memorial Day, 79 of its people who have died in our country’s wars.

Immediately, in nanoseconds, they got the phone call from the “unnamed resident” complaining that the town didn’t check to see that each and every one of those 79  were Christians, and that therefor the cross was “religion,” blah-blah. In fear of the inevitable lawsuit, the town quickly removed the crosses.

After a firestorm of complaints and angry comments in the social media, yesterday the town put the crosses back up ( ).

And the mayor’s typical lily-livered comment: “It was never about religion–it was just to honor them.”

Two lessons can be learned from this. First, Jesus Christ owns the Cross. God knows He paid enough for it! To speak of it as a mere civic symbol is a serious error

But second, we don’t have to take this anymore. See yesterday’s post about the high school kids at East Liverpool High, Ohio, who, every last one of them, sang The Lord’s Prayer for graduation in spite of the atheists’ threats against the school district. If a bunch of high school kids can stand up to these little tinpot tyrants, then we can all learn to do it.

These are micro-minorities–atheists, transgenders, sodomite activists, race hustlers, and the rest of them. Why have we, the majority, allowed them to hijack our country and try to turn it into a Third World basket case?

Jesus Christ the King will defend us, if we put our trust in Him and be true to Him. Be strong, and of good courage–like Caleb. Read up on Caleb–“Let us go up at once, and possess it; for we are well able to overcome it” (Numbers 13:30)–and cultivate a spirit like his.

On Trusting God

2016 looks like it could be a pretty hard year. The wicked tower over us, and they think their time has come: they will separate God’s people from Him, once and for all, and engineer the demise of Christianity. They will hold on to all the power they’ve accumulated for themselves, and do everything they can to get more.

Looking at the state of this fallen world today, the thought comes creeping in, “Are we crazy? Don’t we see what’s being done? How are we to trust in God?”

Because, if we trust in God, and we’re wrong, then we lose everything. Absolutely everything.

But there’s a catch. By not trusting in God, we can’t hold on to anything. Not even our souls.

But if we’re right to trust in God, if we’re right–

Well, then we gain everything. Everything. Eternal life. A place in Christ’s kingdom, and a share in His glory. A mansion in His Father’s house. Blessings without number. No matter what we’ve suffered, no matter what has been taken away from us, we gain. And what we gain will be infinitely greater than our loss.

Faith is very much an all-or-nothing proposition. There is no safe middle ground, no way to put just some trust in God and reserve the rest. Playing it safe will get us nothing.

They tower over us, and we are like grasshoppers in their sight.

But as Caleb said, when the other spies reported on the unconquerable might of pagan Canaan, inhabited by giants, “Let us go up at once, and possess it, for we are well able to overcome it” (Numbers 13:30)

Trust in the Lord. Pray harder. Sing louder.

And remember what happened to Goliath.