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Highlights in Numbers Part 2a from DTB: Caleb - A Whole-Hearted Believer




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DTB Numbers Pt 2A Caleb...A Whole-Hearted Believer 

© 7/17 WF Cobb  Truthbase.net       


1Cor 10:11-4 OT written for NT saints

OT Israel as much participants in Christ as:…

NT Believers .. Rock that accompanied them..was Christ” 1Cor 10:4

Provision for Atonement

Passover Lamb (Ex 12)

Christ our Passover (1Cor 5:7)

Exercise of Faith

Red Sea (Ex 14:31)

Belief (Jn 1:12)

Ongoing Pardon

Forgiveness (Num 14:20) 

Forgiveness (1Jn 1:9)

Result of Rebellion

Disinheritance (Num 14:23)

Disinheritance (Heb 4; 1Cor 3:15; 9:27)

 14:17 spoken: 18 LORD is longsuffering and abundant in hesed, forgiving iniquity and transgression; but He by no means clears the guilty..19 Pardon the iniquity of this people, I pray, acc to the greatness of Your hesed, just as You have forgiven this people, from Egypt even until now. 20 "I have pardoned, acc to your word; 21but 22...seen My glory and the signs which I did in Egypt and in the wilderness, and have put Me to the test now these ten times, and have not heeded My voice, 23 not see the land...nor shall any of those who rejected Me see it.24  "But My servant Caleb, 'cs he has a different spirit in him and has followed Me fully, I will bring into the land, his descendants shall inherit it

Josh 14:7 I was 40...brought back word to him as it was in my heart. 8 my brethren who went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed piel the LORD my God. 9 Moses swore  'land  be your inheritance forever, because you have wholly followed the LORD my God.' 10  LORD has kept me alive, as He said, eighty-five years old. 11 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 12 "Now therefore, give me this mountain. It may be that the LORD will be with me, and I shall be able to drive them out as the LORD said." 13 Joshua blessed him 'cse he wholly followed the LORD


I. THE FOLLY OF FAILING TO FOLLOW (Num 13-14 Hebrews 2,3,6,10,12 warning passages)      

Focus off God (and His promises {see Memory verses})....Fear (problems)....Falter (disobedience)....Failure (loss: now and future)

          on God Faith   Faithful Obedience       Feast!!!


A. Wholehearted Believers will face giants of Renewal (get act together), Relationships (thru auditions), and Responsibilities (take it on the road)...

B. ...but will have an accurate view of God, Man, and Circumstances, knowing:  (see God’s best self description in Exodus 33:18-34:8)

1. God is bigger than any problems we face (God + 1 = Majority 1Jn 4:4)   2. God is with us as we walk with Him in His way (2Kg 6:15-17 more with us than them)   3. Who God is, what He's promised, and that God always keeps His promises (Heb 11:6) +/-

see Truthbase sermon on Caleb for   C. Characteristics of a Wholehearted Believer    D. How to be a Wholehearted Believer

 Word and Fellowship Heb 3:1 partakers of the heavenly calling, consider...Jesus 2 who was faithful 3 worthy of more glory 6 if we hold fast the confidence..rejoicing of the hope firm to the end. 7 if you will hear His voice 8 Do not harden your hearts 10 always go astray in their heart\ & they have not known My ways. 11  not enter My rest. 12 Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; 13 but exhort one another daily lest any of you be hardened thru the deceitfulness of sin.

14 For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, 16 For who, having heard, rebelled? All who came out of Egypt, 17 He angry forty years? sinned 18 who did not obey 19 not enter in because of unbelief.

11 Let us therefore be diligent to enter that rest, lest anyone fall acc to the same example of disobedience 1Cor:10.  12 For the word of God is living and powerful...division of soul and spirit, and of joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents 1Pt 4:1-2 of the heart. 13s no creature hidden from His sight,  all things are naked and open to the eyes of Him to whom we must give account.

 Comments from the Body:

“I often think of WH as an attitude but it’s more of a process (Ps 86:11 “unite my heart to fear Your name”)...any fraction less than “1” is what satan will exploit. The sliver contains that which makes us not WH, doubts, fears, and/or lies. An attitude or declaration does not fill this sliver (cf Peter’s adamant declaration that he would not betray Jesus).  Sincerity and intent (flesh is willing) doesn’t automatically translate to WH; it involves believing God’s promises, determining His will, and wisely pursuing it.  Caleb, Joshua, and David believed what God said, believed they were on His side and that He would provide the resources. Their hearts were full to the brim with confidence in Him. Their view of themselves was who God said they were, not who others, satan, or their past experiences said they were.

 “Do I have a divided heart? Recognize and be totally honest with myself about what I truly value and look at the word to see if it matches up. If there isn't a match, dig as deeply as necessary and ask God for help me identify the lies I believe and then match the consequence to the different choices. Emotions are one of the most useful indicators when something doesn't align with the Word. 

Ask myself when I experience strong emotions/lack of joy what the underlying thinking is beneath the feelings. Filtered perception/expression

 “Ask myself why I want what I want, more than what God wants - recognize the unbelief, the idols, the pride that might be there.

Understand why I want something different than what God wants for me, then ask for help to change my values/remember what's in store for choosing right/wrong. Don't let negative emotions pass by - or just do things because "I have to". Be transparent with God Ps 139  -bring all my negative thoughts and feelings to God and ask Him for help/grace to adjust my perspective.  Humbly submit to His ways. All spiritual work requires grace to be done acc to God's will - and I can't access or know how to use grace if I'm not committed to following God fully with heart and mind Jn 7:17 Fear God and recognize that His standards are high (the Word will judge the thoughts and intents of my heart). Thinking about future judgment and having to answer publicly for my actions/thoughts/intents motivates me to clean up my act. Fear consequences: Look at the slain around me and recognize that I'll be vulnerable to deception if I don't keep the eyes of my mind & heart fully focused on God's promises (the only way to know God’s subjective will and to discern truth is to be wholly committed to his objective will). Also remember that Satan is prowling about like a roaring lion waiting to make cat food out of me, or get a foothold in my life