JOSHUA AND CALEB INCARNATES by Philip Quateh

 JOSHUA AND CALEB INCARNATES

JOSHUA AND CALEB INCARNATES

Easy-to-Read Version Numbers 13:2-3 “Send some men to explore the land of Canaan. I will give this land to the Israelites. Send one leader from each of the twelve tribes.” So Moses obeyed the Lord’s command and sent out the Israelite leaders while the people were camped in the desert of Paran.

When God desired to give the Israelites the land of Canaan, He told Moses to send men from each tribe to spy it out, and Joshua and Caleb were among the messengers or spiers.

They all returned with reports on what they had discovered about the country, people, and what they do in  40 days.

 Numbers 13:27-29 The men told Moses, “We went to the land where you sent us. It is a land filled with many good things! Here is some of the fruit that grows there. But the people living there are very powerful. The cities are very large and strongly defended. We even saw some Anakites there. The Amalekites live in the Negev. The Hittites, Jebusites, and Amorites live in the hill country. The Canaanites live near the sea and by the Jordan River.”

This is what the spyers informed Moses, and such a report crushed the Israelites' hearts; the people began to grumble as if they had never witnessed God's strength. They yelled at Moses and Aron, asking whether God had brought them there to be slaughtered by these giants and fierce enemies of theirs.

These people had forgotten about the red sea being parted by the power of God through his servant Moses, they had forgotten about the signs, wonders, and miracles that God performed through Moses while they were in Egypt, but they spoke as ignorant people who had not yet discovered God's capabilities.

God promised the Israelites that none of them would reach the promised land because they would cry and would have forgotten God's goodness and strength as His anger came upon them. Even the Lord was grieved by their preference to remain in Egypt.


They betrayed Him, but according to the Bible, Joshua and Caleb were among the people and spoke to urge them to advance into the land because the Lord would deliver the victory regardless of what they were seeing or experiencing.

 Numbers 13:30-33 Caleb told the people near Moses to be quiet. Then Caleb said, “We should go up and take that land for ourselves. We can easily take that land.” But the men who had gone with him said, “We cannot fight those people! They are much stronger than we are.” So those men gave a report that discouraged the people. They said, “The land we saw is full of strong people. They are strong enough to easily defeat anyone who goes there. We saw the giant Nephilim people there! (The descendants of Anak come from the Nephilim.) We felt like little grasshoppers. Yes, we were like grasshoppers to them!”

You cannot know and believe God unless you observe and believe in His strength or supernatural abilities.

Caleb, a man who stood up among the men, was the first to speak positively about their invasion of the land God had given them. In verse 14:6, Joshua joined Caleb in encouraging the people of Israel to strengthen their confidence in the Lord.

Easy-to-Read Version Numbers 14:6-9 Joshua and Caleb became very upset. (Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh were two of the men who explored the land.) These two men said to all the Israelites gathered there, “The land that we saw is very good. It is a land filled with many good things. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land. And he will give that land to us. So don’t turn against the Lord! Don’t be afraid of the people in that land. We can defeat them. They have no protection, nothing to keep them safe. But we have the Lord with us, so don’t be afraid!”

The major goal of this article is to learn about their traits in order to understand how their incarnates behave. After reading this, pray to the Lord to make you like these two persons, with whom God was delighted because of their good reports.

THE CALEBS AND JOSHUAS SPIRIT OR CHARACTERISTICS


1.  They are those who entirely or completely follow God. 


Numbers 15:24

But my servant Caleb was different. He follows me completely. So I will bring him into the land that he has already seen, and his people will get that land.

God loves those who place their complete trust in Him. He doesn't want folks who have two minds or stagger.

People like Caleb and Joshua have rejected themselves in order to follow the Lord wholeheartedly. They are unselfish, devoted people whom God can rely on.

If you truly want to follow the Lord and earn God's faith, you must first abandon yourself and entirely trust in the Lord.

They believe in the word of God and walk in accordance with it. Nothing can stop them from acting on God's message because they love God with all their hearts.


1 Timothy 4:13,15-16

[13]Till I come, give attendance to reading, to exhortation, to doctrine.

[15]Meditate upon these things; give thyself wholly to them; that thy profiting may appear to all.

[16]Take heed unto thyself, and unto the doctrine; continue in them: for in doing this thou shalt both save thyself, and them that hear thee.


When a situation that is not in their favor arises, people who have not dedicated themselves completely to the Lord falter, fall, or backslide. Even as men of God, when one has this kind of spirit in ministry, he preaches both in and out of season. You must be as energetic as these men, as well as selfless and focused.

2. Men of Faith


Easy-to-Read Version Numbers 14:7-9 These two men said to all the Israelites gathered there, “The land that we saw is very good. It is a land filled with many good things. If the Lord is pleased with us, he will lead us into that land. And he will give that land to us. So don’t turn against the Lord! Don’t be afraid of the people in that land. We can defeat them. They have no protection, nothing to keep them safe. But we have the Lord with us, so don’t be afraid!” 

Another way to identify the Joshua and Calebs is by their faith; they are men who are full of faith. They do not walk according to what their eyes or ears have seen or heard, but simply in the word of God and are moved by it.

Hebrews 11:6-9

[6]But without faith it is impossible to please him: for he that cometh to God must believe that he is, and that he is a rewarder of them that diligently seek him.

[7]By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.

[8]By faith Abraham, when he was called to go out into a place which he should after receive for an inheritance, obeyed; and he went out, not knowing whither he went.

[9]By faith he sojourned in the land of promise, as in a strange country, dwelling in tabernacles with Isaac and Jacob, the heirs with him of the same promise:


Easy-to-Read Version Hebrews 11:1-2  Faith is what makes real the things we hope for. It is proof of what we cannot see. God was pleased with the people who lived a long time ago because they had faith like this.

If you are a Christian without faith you cannot please God and you cannot move any mountain in life. Faith is a very powerful tool and those who are incarnate of these two men are people who walk according to faith. To please God, to touch great dimensions and to unleash God's blessings upon your life is through faith.


3. They trust God 

They have trust in God because they know what God is capable of. They believe, have evidence, and even have trust in God for more. The people who muttered or yelled loudly at Moses and Aaron as a result of the report did so out of distrust. When you don't trust someone, or even believe what they say, you feel threatened because you have never earned their trust in your heart.

Numbers 14:11 The Lord spoke to Moses and said, “How long will these people continue to turn against me? They show that they don’t trust me or believe in my power, in spite of the many miracles I have done among them.

Thus, the people behaved in this way, but it did not at all please the Lord.

Only Joshua and Caleb, who were not naive, put their trust in the Lord as a result of what He had already done for them.

4. They Are Very Vibrant

Numbers 14:6 Joshua and Caleb became very upset. (Joshua son of Nun and Caleb son of Jephunneh were two of the men who explored the land.)


Men of valor who desire God's goods to endure inspire others to have faith in him and challenge one another to love and serve God without sinning.

Beloved, you will always delight the Lord and the Lord will raise you higher if you emulate these individuals in your ministry or in your Christian life. Anyone who obeys God's instructions or commands succeeds. Regardless of what you see, hear, or experience, you have faith in God and recognize that His words are infallible.

You must learn to totally rely on God rather than your own strength. You must also develop the ability to stand in any circumstances and praise God regardless of what you observe.

Keep moving forward in your faith; the Lord has good things planned for you. Don't act in the same way as the other guys who disobeyed God.

They turned on God. On numerous occasions, they rendered the Lord's goodness meaningless, and the Lord Himself counted their disloyalty.

Success in all you do will come if you are committed to God. A man who is also passionate easily conquers. A man who has a strong passion for the things of the Lord is adored by the Spirit of God. You must not grieve Him, but rather display a praising attitude, be cordial, and emulate Stephen, a man of great faith.

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