Text: PSALMS 78:12-20
OPENING:PAUL HARVEY the great new commentator use to have a segment called ” THE REST OF THE STORY”. In that
broadcast he would always share the unknown facts of a person or event.
This morning I want to share the “Rest of the Story ” about the Grasshoppers of Numbers 13-14.
Last week we looked at the 5 differences between the Grasshoppers and Giant killers. Remember God had brought over
2million people out of Egypt but only 2 MADE IT INTO THE PROMISE LAND ! JOSHUA AND CALEB
1) GRASSHOPPERS ALWAY POSSESS A SPIRIT OF REBELLION INSTEAD OF OBEDIENCE
2) GRASSHOPPERS ARE ALWAYS FEARFUL NOT FAITH DRIVEN
3) GRASSHOPPERS ALWAYS CREATE THE MOST NOISE NEVER QUIET
4) GRASSHOPPERS ALWAYS NEED A INTERCESSOR FOR THEY ARE ALWAYS stirring UP TROUBLE NOT LOVE
5) GRASSHOPPERS ALWAYS POUT INSTEAD OF PRAISE
GRASSHOPPERS ARE ALWAY TESTING GOD INSTEAD OF TRUSTING GOD!
Numbers 14 we read” All the congregation and all the children of Israel said, if only we had died in the land of
Egypt, if only we had died in the wilderness. Why has The Lord brought us to this land to fall by the sword. Out
of the abundance of the HEART the mouth speaks . God had promised the PROMISE LAND but they couldn’t TRUST HIM TO
TAKE THEM IN. At the root of their problem was A BELIEF PROBLEM. THEY DIDNT BELIEVE HIS PROMISE! WHAT YOU
BELIEVE IS CRITICAL! Believe wrong you will struggle with wrong thoughts. Wrong thoughts produce wrong behavior,
actions and painful addictions !!
WHEN YOU BELIEVE RIGHT YOU WILL LIVE RIGHT AND PRODUCE FRUIT!!
GOD’ S WORD IS ALWAY TRUE FOR HE IS NOT A MAN THAT HE SHOULD LIE! Numbers 23:19
NOW FOR THE REST OF THE STORY LOOK WITH ME IN JOSHUA 2 and observe what GOD HAD DONE WHEN THE 12 Spies had gone
1) MADE THE ENEMY FAINT-hearted! LORD CAN CAUSE THE ENEMY TO LOSE HEART! THE LORD WILL DO WHAT HE SAYS!
DOESNT MATTER WHAT ENEMY YOU ARE FACING! GOD IS GREATER!!!!!!!!!
JEREMIAH 29:11 The Lord says” I KNOW THE THOUGHTS I THINK TOWARD YOU SAYS THE LORD, thoughts OF PEACE AND NOT OF
EVIL TO GIVE YOU A FUTURE AND A HOPE.”.
GOD HAS PLANS FOR US THAT NO ENEMY CAN STOP! ISAIAH 54:17
4 LEPERS FOUND OUT THAT IT DIDNT MATTER HOW DISMAL THE SITUATION LOOKED, IF GOD BE FOR US WHO CAN BE AGAINST US
HOW DO WE RESPOND WHEN GOOD NEWS COMES? V9 and v13
2)CAUSES THE ENEMY TO HEAR OF THE MIRACLES GOD IS DOING IN YOUR MIDST! Joshua 2:10 ” DRIED UP THE RED SEA” ”
UTTERLY DESTROYED THE TWO KINGS” THE ENEMIES HEART MELTED AND THEY HAD NO COURAGE LEFT!!!
And hear are the children of Israel grumbling and mumbling about how big the enemy is! Some of you this morning
are BROKE- Busted and DISGUSTED BUT STILL GRUMBLING!! You can’t grumble yourself out of Trouble but YOU CAN
PRAISE YOURSELF OUT
3) THE ENEMY KNEW WHO THEIR GOD WAS!! ” FOR THE LORD YOUR GOD HE IS GOD IN HEAVEN ABOVE AND ON EARTH BELOW!!””
What are you saying ABOUT YOUR GOD?
Some can’t even call HIM by name! Call HIM the man upstairs.- a higher power
NO HIS NAME IS GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH THE GREAT I AM THE BEGINNING AND THE END JEHOVAH. JEHOVAH JIREH JEHOVAH
WORTHY TO BE PRAISED. BUT WE GIVE HIM NO PRAISE
CLOSING: WHAT ARE YOU FRETTING ABOUT THIS MORNING?
OH THAT MEN WOULD GIVE THANKS TO THE LORD FOR HIS GOODNESS!
BE A GIANT KILLER TODAY ! QUIT TALKING LIKE GRASSHOPPERS
QUIT LOOKING AT THINGS WITH THE NATURAL EYES AND START LOOKING WITH YOUR SPIRITUAL EYES !!!