here is one thing I find wherever I travel — whether it is in the U.K. where I am from or around the globe — and that is the enemy uses the same weapon in every nation and, at some time, in nearly every person that has given their life to Jesus Christ. What is this weapon, you might ask. The weapon I speak of is “negativity”. It’s in the thinking that it cannot be done, and allowing our minds to say: “Well, that surely cannot happen”.
We can see an instance of this in the Bible when the Israelites sent out 12 spies to find out more about the land of Canaan. You will remember that in Numbers 13:28, 10 of the 12 spies were discouraged after seeing the giants of the land. Only two said, “Nevertheless, let us go up and possess the land”, but they were the minority. Similarly, I’ve found that very often when you speak to a congregation, the reality is that the majority of people there, at some time or
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