Rev Cheong Yew Kwong
November 4, 2018
The Spirit of Faith
When Joshua and Caleb spied out the land of Canaan, they came back with a good report in the midst of the evil report. They saw the negative side of Canaan too but they chose to keep their eyes and focus on the good of the land and on God.
They were saw the land of Canaan with the spirit of faith. The spirit of Joshua and Caleb was the spirit of faith. When you see the events of the world with the spirit of faith, you will speak faith. Faith always brings a good report. Faith does not deny the events which are going around in the world. Faith does not elevate those events and focus on them. Faith does not mention them.
The spirit of Joshua and Caleb is the spirit that enables one to see the world events from God’s perspective. We face these damaging and distressing times with the spirit of Joshua and Caleb. We confront them from God’s perspective. God is greater than any havoc the devil tries to cause in the world. He will enable you to rise above any calamity.
Moses sent Joshua and Caleb with the other ten to spy out the land of Canaan. They all saw the same realities in Canaan. True, there were giants in the land, the land devoured its inhabitants, and they looked small in size in the eyes of the giants. But how did Joshua and Caleb see them? What did they say?