“For forty years-one year for each of the forty days you explored the land- you will suffer for your sins and know what it is like to have me against you” (Nu 14:34).
The key influencers’ response at this Wilderness Stage determines the pace of the nation’s advancement to the Possession Stage. Likewise, our Response during our transition determines the pace of our possession of the blessings God has already given us.
The two groups of explorers differ in their reports because their spiritual glasses differ (see Nu 13:26-33). The majority of the explorers view the situation through glasses of FEAR, which costs the whole nation adversely. Their bad report causes a generational (forty-year) delay in the nation’s possession of the promise.
Beloved, the spirit of fear is costly! Whereas fear postpones your miracle, faith accelerates your breakthrough. We’ve not been given a spirit of fear, but the Spirit of love, power and a sound mind (2 Tim 1:7), hallelujah! Like Caleb and Joshua, let us perceive our situations through the glasses of FAITH. It pays handsomely! See Nu 14:24, 30).