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Deuteronomy 3:1-6 (3/14/19)

Victory

March 14, 2019 • Benham Brothers

* It was time for the Israelites to finally take the Promised Land. * God had to encourage them first. Why? vs 11 - Og was a monster! * We don’t fight FOR victory, we fight FROM it. * The land was already theirs, but they had to go out and get it. * They had to walk in authority, and when they did they would have what God wanted them to have. * But it was their choice. * They originally backed out of the fight 38 years prior because they believed they had to fight FOR victory. * Seeing it that way meant they could never win because the giants were too big. * Testimony - when we first got fired from HGTV and we went on all the interviews… * The first few were so hard because I was nervous and not walking in authority.

More from Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 1:1 (3/16/17)

Farewell Speech • March 16, 2017 • Benham Brothers

* Deuteronomy is Moses’ farewell speech - we should pay close attention to it. * Jesus quoted more from this book than any other. So did America’s founders. * He was addressing people who had not witnessed all the plagues and miracles God did in Egypt and on the journey through the wilderness. * So what did the greatest leader ever to live say: * 1) He reminded them of who they were. * 2) He reminded them how they got to where they were. * 3) He reminded them who God was. * 4) He reminded them of their mission. * 5) He equipped them for battle. * 6) He encouraged them to remain true to God.

Deuteronomy 1:6 (3/15/18)

Enough • March 15, 2018 • Benham Brothers

* Moses is reminding the Israelites of their history. * The Israelites had to remain in the wilderness as punishment for their sin. * But God announced that their punishment was over and it was time to move on. * Principle - if you’re going to move in you must move on. * If you want to move into your future you must move on from your past. * The Promised Land was a good place but they had to first leave Horeb. * We need to stay at Horeb until the lesson is learned, then leave! * So many people continue to live in light of the hurt they experienced in the past. * While it’s healthy to know your history, it’s unhealthy to let it define you. * So many secular counselors want you to have something you can point to so that you don’t have to take responsibility for your situation. * God wants you to re-write your history, but you have to be willing to first move on. * Start with saying, “That’s enough - I’m not going to live there any longer.”

Deuteronomy 1:20-23 (3/16/17)

Strategy • March 16, 2017 • Benham Brothers

* When the focus is not on God strategy takes the lead from the spirit. * The Israelites should have taken the land, not send out spies. * God probably knew they would be intimidated if they dipped their toe in the water - He wanted them to trust Him fully and just jump in. * Here’s the interesting part - God gave them a strategy on how to do it. * This is just like He gave Balaam permission to go with Balak. * Just because God may have given you a good idea does not mean you’re going the direction He wants you to go. * Often times He let’s you have what you want to get you where you need to be - broken and repentant. * Here’s the key - when people stop focusing on God then curiosity and cowardice replaces commitment and courage.