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What Does it Take?

22 Aug

There is the Way

What made Caleb, and why is he mentioned in scripture? What does it take for us today to learn from his example, and to truly have a fruitful walk in our Lord? Was he special? Was the time or circumstances special? What does it take for us today?

We can read and see the favor he was given. Its vital for us today to seek understanding, to yearn for a deeper walk, to know our Lord, and to be known by Him.

There is a quality that set him apart, and it had nothing to do with him being special, or the circumstances, or the place in time. It has everything to do with the condition of his heart. Caleb exhibited a quality that is rare, there was a humble spirit, one that was teachable, responsive to the Lords voice. This is the key! This is the way to walk, and today this is fully available to each of us.

Its time we truly seek our Lord, to hear His voice, and to become the people He is looking for. Its safe to say that our current condition is lacking, and if we are honest, we will find that it falls squarely upon each of us to awaken from our slumber, and to open our hearts before our Lord. The preponderance of the evidence before us should be our wake up call.

 “And unto the angel of the church of the Laodiceans write; These things saith the Amen, the faithful and true witness, the beginning of the creation of God;
I know thy works, that thou art neither cold nor hot: I would thou wert cold or hot.
So then because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold nor hot, I will spue thee out of my mouth.
Because thou sayest, I am rich, and increased with goods, and have need of nothing; and knowest not that thou art wretched, and miserable, and poor, and blind, and naked:
I counsel thee to buy of me gold tried in the fire, that thou mayest be rich; and white raiment, that thou mayest be clothed, and the shame of thy nakedness do not appear; and anoint thine eyes with eyesalve, that thou mayest see.
As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten: be zealous therefore, and repent.
Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.
To him that overcometh will I grant to sit with me in my throne, even as I also overcame, and am set down with my Father in his throne.
He that hath an ear, let him hear what the Spirit saith unto the churches.” Revelation 3:14~22

The key here is to have an ear that hears, this often is mistaken for reading the Bible, listening to a sermon, or reading a book someone has written about faith. Now each of these examples can be valid, if our ears are tuned to our Lord. If not, then they serve little lasting value. The key is the condition of our heart. We each have an internal battle to fight, our human nature is vile, deeply corrupt, and spiritually lazy. We must come to see that we do not see, and understand our hearing is not what it should be.

Our human nature is very religious, and leads us to think more highly of our walk that we should. We must come to our senses, and open our hearts before our Lord. Seek a fresh revelation of Him, and to grow in a much fuller and more fruitful walk in Him. Once again we must see that He is Faithful and True, and it falls upon us to partake of His nature. He sets the table, yet we must eat. A friend once stated “he feeds the birds of the air, but they must get out of the nest to find their food”.

What we need is to have a walk like Caleb;

But my servant Caleb, because he had another spirit with him, and hath followed me fully, him will I bring into the land whereinto he went; and his seed shall possess it.” Numbers 14:24

“Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.” Deuteronomy 1: 36

Of all that left Egypt, that saw our Lords hand deliver them from the bondage, feed them in the desert, and bring them to the Jordan, Caleb was different, not physically, but spiritually. There is a true lesson here for us today.

Caleb like the rest heard Moses, and saw the evidence of the Lords hand, yet his heart was supple, and he listened beyond his natural hearing, in Faith he trusted our Lord.

Today we must walk in the spirit of Caleb, regardless of the opposition before us, we must trust in our Lord with our whole hearts, entering His rest, and possessing the Land of Promise, the very Life and nature of our Lord Jesus Christ.

“Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:” Deuteronomy 6:3~6

It is in the hearing of our hearts that His Faith is established.

“So then faith by hearing, and hearing by The Word of God.” Romans 10:17

 
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