“And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 2 Send thou men, that they may search the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel: of every tribe of their fathers shall ye send a man, every one a ruler among them. 3 And Moses by the commandment of the Lord sent them from the wilderness of Paran: all those men were heads of the children of Israel.”
“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. 31 But the men that went up with him said, We be not able to go up against the people; for they are stronger than we. 32 And they brought up an evil report of the land which they had searched unto the children of Israel, saying, The land, through which we have gone to search it, is a land that eateth up the inhabitants thereof; and all the people that we saw in it are men of a great stature. 33 And there we saw the giants, the sons of Anak, which come of the giants: and we were in our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sight.”
And all the congregation lifted up their voice, and cried; and the people wept that night. 2 And all the children of Israel murmured against Moses and against Aaron: and the whole congregation said unto them, Would God that we had died in the land of Egypt! or would God we had died in this wilderness!
Any student of scriptures, as they study them, will find that there were some great men of God who all fell victim to the same trap. Moses tried to disqualify himself from service to God because he had a speech impediment. Jeremiah tried to run from God’s calling because he thought he was too young and that he was not ready for such a great responsibility. Gideon argued with God that he was not the best choice or the most qualified to deliver Gods people. All of these men became great men of God, but initially they all fell prey to the same trap that Satan snares so many with. They all doubted the Word of God and believed the lie, “I can’t do it.”
In our text we are not just looking at or listening to the excuses of one man, it is an entire nation. Ten spies returned with the negative report, “We can’t do it.” Their lack of faith in the promise of God, in His Word, infected and poisoned an entire nation. And what was the result? In the place and time where they should have had a breakthrough, at the point that should have given birth to their God given destiny, instead they broke down and aborted the promise of God.
What was it that led to this spiritual abortion? Was it the devil? Was it the giants? What was it that had the power to reach into the hearts and minds of over one million people and strip them of their faith and rob them of their destiny? It was those same four words that men have been using to bag out on God from the beginning of time: “I can’t do it.”
But it was not just the words themselves, but what was contained in those four words. You see words are like containers and you can either fill them with faith, courage, and confidence, or you can fill them with doubt, fear, and desperation.
When Israel spoke those words they excluded God!
But it is my mission to convey a word to you that is filled with possibility, overflowing with potential, and pregnant with power. It is my hope that this word will move you from sickness to health, from weakness to strength, from worry to worship, and from bondage to liberty. I pray that these words penetrate your spirit and change you forever in the mighty name of Jesus.
The Lord spoke to me and said, “Open your mouth and prophesy to my people and declare to them, ‘Yes you can!’”
I don’t care what your critics are saying, or what the skeptics are saying, or what the economy is saying, and I don’t care what religious folks are saying! The only thing that matters right now is what God is saying, and He is saying, “Yes you can!”
All you need right now, at this moment in time is a word from the Lord.
When God got ready to create this world He didn’t go to home depot, He just spoke the words and it came into being. God thought them, God said them, and then God saw His words become.
I don’t know what impossible situation you are facing; for you it may be a spiritual battle, it could be sickness, or marriage problems, or maybe your ministry is under attack. I don’t know what obstacle you are facing, but I know your answer, it’s the Word of God!
One word from God will drive cancer from your body, one word from God can put meal in your barrel and oil in your cruse, and I can tell you without any doubt that one word from God will deliver you from any drug habit or addiction.
A word from God can restore your marriage, heal your broken heart!
Peter and the disciples were caught in a storm, they were being tossed by the storm and their lives were being threatened. The waters were rolling over their heads. Then Jesus came to them walking on the sea. Peter shouted out: Lord if that’s you bid me come to you on the water. Jesus spoke one word, come, and Peter crawled out of the boat and jumped out on the water and started walking to Jesus. It wasn’t the water that held Peter up, it was the Word! Jesus’ word told Peter, “Yes you can!”
The other disciples were telling Peter, “You can’t do it.”
The wind and the waves shouted at Peter, “You can’t do it.”
Peters flesh was screaming at him, “You can’t do it!”
The natural law of Physics said, “You can’t do it.”
But with one word Jesus said, “Yes you can.” And Peter stepped into the supernatural and he went where they said he could never go and did what they said he could never do.
I prophesy to you tonight, some of you reading this are getting ready to step into a spiritual realm of power with God where you’ve never been, and you’re going to see things you’ve never seen and do things you’ve never done. You’re getting ready to get out of the boat!
The Bumblebee, is an amazing creature. What is so amazing about the bumblebee? It’s not supposed to be able to fly. For many years this creature has been the subject of intense study and for all the knowledge and all the wisdom at our disposal, we still cannot figure out how it can fly. Scientifically from its physical structure it should just topple over on its head. Its wings are too small and its body is too big. It’s not supposed to be able to fly. If the bumblebee could hear all the studies, and theories, and scientific discussions and all the negative words of doubt and disbelief, he would probably fold his wings and have a nervous breakdown. But the bumblebee can only hear one voice and it’s the voice of his creator, it’s built into his DNA, and it says, “Yes You Can.”
Don’t listen to the voice of doubt, don’t listen to the cries of fear, listen to the Word of God saying, “Yes you can.”
You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.
Greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world.
All things are possible to them that believe.
A great secret of the bumblebee’s success is: he never sits around comparing himself with all the other bugs in the kingdom. If I just had wings like the wasp, or if I just had legs like the grasshopper. He just uses what he has.
God told me to tell you to quit comparing yourself with other members of the kingdom and quit measuring yourself beside somebody else, and use what gifts He has given you. What you have is enough.
The devil is so afraid of what will happen when you take your place in the Spirit that he does everything in his power to strip you of your wings. He wants to keep you in the boat: he knows you can walk on water, he knows you can fly, He knows you were created to live and function in the realm of the impossible. He just doesn’t want you to discover it.
He knows that Jesus gave you power to cast out devils and heal the sick, he knows that you are now the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus, He knows that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost. He knows that the same spirit that raised up Jesus from the dead lives in you.
Satan knows that is normal for the child of God to have signs and wonders and miracles follow them, he just doesn’t want you to know it, and he doesn’t want you to know that you can fly.
The majority of Gods people today are stuck in the boat. The boat represents: The familiar, the comfortable, the normal, the predictable, the expected, the natural, religion and tradition.
All it takes for you to get out of the boat is to listen to the voice of Jesus, He is saying to you, “Come.”
When everything around you is telling you, “You can’t do it.”
The Word of the Lord is saying, “Yes you can!”