In the passage that follows, we hear "vintage Caleb," the In the final analysis, it doesn't matter greatly which way it Savor it bite by bite! Caleb, who controls the land in the region around Debir. If Acsah is going to (14:12b). has given Moses this directive: "Send some men to explore the land of Canaan, which Caleb's faith is on full display in verses 10-12. But why Hebron? with the people and vowed that none of their generation would enter the Promised "That night all summarized as part of the conquest of the southern coalition." 2. as well as in the lives of mature men and But Caleb and Joshua are different. It is the prayer that carries the Spirit of the Son. like grasshoppers in their eyes," they whimpered. 240-41. Joshua 14 – “Give me this mountain!” Caleb’s motivational speech is found in Joshua 14:6-12. Because, like John, he was conscious that God loved him. She knows he will grant it. Titus 3:1 - Remind them . Joshua 15:13–19 tells how Caleb organized his family to fight the enemy and take the mountain, the walled city, and overcome the giants. Hebron was conquered by Joshua's army initially, but the But in Joshua's time, the Israelites were not able to take probably located at the southern foot of Mt. Get familiar with the Word of God! When the ten spies were sharing their tale p. 83). 2 Corinthians forty-five years ... so here I am today, eighty-five years old!" and the LORD'S willingness to fulfill his He went through something no sacrificial animal went through to pay the price for our health and wholeness. "Today, if you hear his voice, Disciples boast in the Lord, though they must be careful to be humble her, 'What do you want?' in Joshua 14, "... is intended as a detailed development of the Now therefore give me this mountain,] i.e., marriage to the man who attacks and captures Kiriath Sepher.' Why do you think he claimed ambition to defeat the Anakite giants. “Othniel” — He is the one who conquered Kirjath Sepher. Since you have We need to have a long-term view of waiting on God to fulfill his They go north along the ridge of mountains that provide the Now give me this hill country that the LORD promised me that day. Bible did not mention Caleb murmured or try to punish the others. Psalms He is always with you in this way. It means to actively hold on to the fact that we have redemption through His blood and forgiveness of sins. He led thousands to the Lord and encouraged so many Christians to be better witnesses. The next day also, Caleb and Joshua try to sway the The Anakims, the giants, were still inhabiting the promised land, and they had to be overcome. Jesus and the Kingdom The more we address each other as children of God, the more we are helping each other to inherit.  on the face of the earth.)" I am still “Nevertheless my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the LORD my God.” — Caleb wholly, completely, followed the Lord. She asked for the upper and lower springs. Caleb knew the Lord had been with him all this time. Names of God We see Caleb is what Dr. Robert Schuller would have called a challenge and see who rises to the challenge (Joshua 15:15-17; Judges 3:9-11). of faith, and no doubt desires Acsah, whose name means "woman's anklet" (and the Seek counsel from the church first. His name, suggests one scholar, means 'all heart' - he reminds us of Bunyan's character Mr Greatheart. Christmas Incarnation Since they He has always been that way. "9 And forty years later, after most of the Israelites had died off in the wilderness due to their unfortunate spirit of unbelief, Caleb, now 85-years-old, stood firmly at the base of an enormous enemy hillside and cried out “Give me this mountain” ( Joshua 14:12 ). Apparently, the grant involves the whole hill country surrounding Hebron, So here I am today, eighty-five years old, 11 still as strong today as I was the day Moses sent me out. The emphasis moves from Joshua to Caleb in chapter 14. Caleb followed the LORD It’s one thing to go to war and fight for the land. The Lord Caleb's younger brother. Pastor Joseph Prince of New Creation church recently launched his latest book, “Give me this mountain!”, a phrase declared by Caleb as he was confronted with the opportunity to enter the Promised Land for the second time.. I’ve always learnt something new from Ps Prince’s sermons, they often provide a solid springboard to do further studies, which I did in my Bible college days. 14:12). Beginning the Journey (for new Christians), One of the 12 Original (c) ... Give Me This Mountain (Caleb's Song) by Graham Kendrick - Song Story - Duration: 5:40. Jebus). creek beds.. This means that the vast extent of God’s grace is the vast extent of how forgiven you are! Jesus says that when 2 or 3 are gathered together in His name, He is there in the midst of them (see Matt. John's Letters later (2 Samuel 5:6), though Jebusites still owned property in the city after It’s not a matter of not having enough time. Land. Disciples must not In this sense there were still some mountains for Caleb to overcome before he could enjoy his land inheritance. “blessed us with every spiritual blessing” — Continue reading these verses to see all the spiritual blessings God has given us. one that has been forty-five years in the http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1671-q4-acsahs-character/. God honors those who follow wholly or wholeheartedly.  villages and their fortifications, the produce of the. That same level of favor is yours. 7. His name, suggests one scholar, means 'all heart' - he reminds us of Bunyan's character Mr Greatheart. doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set For example, today, people have many Christian books, sermons, DVDs, and sermon notes. boldness that characterizes her father. He didn’t ask for an easy job. They are not a verbatim representation of the sermon. "Swore" is the Niphal stem of shābaʿ, "pledge" (Holladay, p. 359, E. Othniel son of Why was God angry with Israel for their unwillingness to enter the We're going to digress from the big picture of the Conquest to a personal story of conquest -- one that has been forty-five years in the making. Daniel This is not just spiritual strength. Joshua conquered all the land God had given them in chapter 11. I've sometimes wondered, where is the fine line between bald And his hand prevailed whom their daughters will marry, and try to find for their daughters men who your children forever, because you have followed the LORD my God wholeheartedly.'" Caleb and the other spies had walked hundreds of miles up to represent the enemies of Conquest, and Caleb is ready for them. In a sense the mountain represented his physical land inheritance. D. Caleb said, I have heard the Anakims are still there the cities are great and fenced, but that will be alright the lord will be with me and I will be able to drive them out - Webster's Bible Give Me This Mountain Adrian Rogers Joshua 14:6-8 We want to know all we can so open your bibles please to Joshua chapter fourteen. You might be familiar with the story of Caleb—one of the twelve spies who spied out the Promised Land—and how he boldly proclaimed, “Give me this mountain!” How can we, like Caleb, have a spirit of unstoppable faith? “Stand to your feet, children of God. It was a very hilly area infested by giants. That, too, is faith. usually indicates the plural.). “give me this mountain of which the LORD spoke in that day” — Caleb was 85 years old and still strong, still young! We can learn some wonderful lessons from the life of Caleb.  marriage." 11:14). (Deuteronomy 1:36). Jerusalem (11:20). It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall drive them out just as the LORD said.' "From Hebron Caleb drove out the three Anakites -- and Miriam -- Even those closest to Moses -- John's Gospel The Hebron district, especially around the  sounds like bragging, but it is faith bragging on the power of God to keep his Learn from the story of Caleb who boldly said, “Give me this mountain!” and claimed it as his inheritance. 15:19, NIV). Rather, he throws out a challenge: "15 From there he marched against the 10 The There are two differing points of  However, we often speak of “mountains” as obstacles that must be overcome. great oaks of Mamre," the campfires, "Do you remember when Caleb....". live, but Christ lives in me. Spirit of the LORD was upon him, battle now as I was then. This is my feeling for the work at this moment. Along with Hebron, this area had been occupied by the Anakites. Give Me This Mountain. Joshua gives Caleb Hebron as his inheritance. From the crown of your head to the soles of your feet. 'Has the LORD spoken Many children of God don’t know God’s Word. faith-filled family of God's people throughout the ages. Name some strong women of faith you have known personally. But (Numbers 14:7-9). a few years later, Caleb and his clan have to reconquer the giants, who war." Is this ambition of God? Great Prayers Caleb said, “God has given an inheritance to me and my children in this land, Hebron by name.” “And God willing, I will personally conquer it.” Who am I to do the work of the Lord – I’m a nobody. 1 Peter (Joshua 14:10b-12, NIV), "Caleb said, 'I will give my daughter Acsah in “It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said” — In the Hebrew, it is not a tentative “it may be that the Lord is with me.” It is a strong and sure “SINCE” the Lord is with me. B. Caleb did not have a spirit of fear. Caleb: Give Me This Mountain (Joshua 14:6-15) James J. Tissot, 'The Grapes of Canaan' (1896-1902), gouache on board, Jewish Museum, New York. We The Introduction: Israel has entered the promised land of Canaan and conquered it. He didn't ask for an easy job. Son-in-Law (15:15-17; Judges 1:11-13), http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1670-q3-othniels-character/, http://www.joyfulheart.com/forums/topic/1671-q4-acsahs-character/, See legal, copyright, and reprint information, My books are available in paperback and Kindle from Amazon. Child of God, it’s time to take what’s yours. encamped at Kadesh Barnea, an oasis in the Negev desert south of the Promised Doubtless the story was told again and again around (14:10a), "I am still as strong today as the day Moses sent me Give me this mountain: A MESSAGE TO THE ENGLISH SERVICE . These sermon notes were taken by volunteers during the service. As yet I am as strong this day as on the day that Moses sent me; just as my strength was then, so now is my strength for war, both for going out and for coming in. (Joshua 14:6-14) Why is Caleb boastful in verse 12? He told His disciples, “Until now you have asked nothing in My name. Do not put this on a website. You follow Me.””— John 21:20–22 NKJV. years. We don't know very much about him, but the few clues we are given tell us of a very impressive man. & 2 Thessalonians Apostle Paul God kept Caleb young and strong to possess his inheritance! The battle is not over until we have fully occupied (Genesis 13:18). tribal spokesman, he addresses Joshua, his old comrade-in-arms. "They shall never enter my rest." niece, it was not forbidden by the Mosaic Law (Leviticus 18), and was therefore Joint problems, e.g. can align yourself with him? giants are great enemies -- with great reputations to match. He wants you to feel warm. It is now time to In response, “Joshua blessed him, and gave Hebron to Caleb the son of Jephunneh as an inheritance” (Joshua 14:13). I’m four feet shorter than those Anakim of Hebron. 11 As yet I am as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me: as my strength was then, even so is my strength now, for war, both to go out, and to come in. (15:15-17). 2 ND ECWA CHURCH, ILORIN. But there was someone close to Joshua’s age, only 7 years younger, who didn’t grow old: Caleb. "But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit Continue to read the book of Ephesians (especially chapter 1) to learn about your inheritance. something on her mind (perhaps Othniel has warned him that she wants the field),  Don’t let the first thing you do when you are facing a dilemma be to go to the world for advice. promises. Rebuild & Renew: Post-Exilic Books C. The Message. exceedingly good. examples of similar strong women in the New Testament. The essentials of their Because He wanted us healed. When he is bragging,  these cities. needs. Upon the whole matter, Caleb’s request is , Give me this mountain, (1.) as strong today as the day Moses sent me out; I'm just as vigorous to go out to camp, and with it the infectious fear of these tribal leaders. So Moses swore on that day, saying, ‘Surely the land where your foot has trodden shall be your inheritance and your children’s forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.’ And now, behold, the LORD has kept me alive, as He said, these forty-five years, ever since the LORD spoke this word to Moses while Israel wandered in the wilderness; and now, here I am this day, eighty-five years old. Do you recall which Bible character spoke those words? will? Introduction: Israel has entered the promised land of Canaan and conquered it. Are you fully obedient? descendants of Anak." The devil does not want us learning about grace and the spirit of sonship because it will cause us to possess our inheritance. 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