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In the book of Numbers chapter 13, we read about spies being sent out to view the land of Canaan. In verse 30 Caleb declared before the people and Moses "Lets go and take possession of the land, for we are well able to overcome it." This was not the popular opinion of all the spies that had been sent to view the land of Canaan. So why was Caleb sure that they could overcome the land? Deuteronomy 1:21-33: We read that sending out spies was the idea of the people. Moses was instructed to go along with their plan. In Numbers 12:16 the people were perfectly positioned to sweep the land and overcome the inhabitants. Deuteronomy 1:6: Moses declares God has confirmed that the land of Canaan belongs to His covenant people. Go in and take it. God is with you. An overcomer is a person who exercises his faith in God. 1 John 5:4,5: "For whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world - our faith. Who is he who overcomes the world, but he who believes that Jesus is the Son of God." An overcomer obeys God, not the expectations of the world.
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