WE ARE WELL ABLE TO TAKE OVER

WE ARE WELL ABLE TO TAKE OVER 23/05/2021
27 And they told him, and said, We came unto the land whither thou sentest us, and surely it floweth with milk and honey; and this is the fruit of it. 28 Nevertheless the people be strong that dwell in the land, and the cities are walled, and very great: and moreover we saw the children of Anak there. 29 The Amalekites dwell in the land of the south: and the Hittites, and the Jebusites, and the Amorites, dwell in the mountains: and the Canaanites dwell by the sea, and by the coast of Jordan. 30 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. Numbers 13: 27-30
Why are we well able
GOD OFFERS HOPE
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NIV)
We can be able only when we Focus our hope in God
Indeed, in our hearts we felt the sentence of death. But this happened that we might not rely on ourselves but on God, who raises the dead. He has delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will continue to deliver us.” (2 Corinthians 1:9-10 NIV)
Focusing in Hope means Living in God’s promise daily Hebrews 13:5 and Deuteronomy 31:6; Psalm 33:18-22 NIV
Are You Living With Hope or Despair?
How do you live your life, with hope or despair?
Examples of those lived in despair

1. Elijah “I have had enough Lord, he said. Take my life, I am not better than my ancestors.” 1 Kings 19:4
2. Jonah “Now O Lord, take away my life, for it is better for me to die than to live.” Jonah 4:3
3. Job “I have no peace, no quietness, I have no rest, but only turmoil.” Job 3:26 “Terrors overwhelm me…my life ebbs away, days of suffering grip me. Night pierces my bones, my gnawing pains never rest.” Job 30:15-17
4.Jesus
“And He said to them, ‘My soul is deeply grieved to the point of death; remain here and keep watch.’ And He went a little beyond them, and fell to the ground and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass Him by. And He was saying, ‘Abba! Father! All things are possible for You; remove this cup from Me; yet not what I will, but what You will.’ ” Mark 14:34-36
Building our hope to pass through the storm though he slays me, yet will I hope in him.” (Job 13:15 NIV)
Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you. Deuteronomy 3:22

Things we might know about the storm
1. When storms come, God invites us to take courage and have faith in Him.
2. We are overcome by the storms when we take our eyes off Jesus.
3. The storms in our lives serve to increase our faith and the faith of others.
4. Trusting God empowers us to overcome the storm.
5. Determine to cross to the other side, don’t loose focus or be distracted Philippians 3:15