GOD’S BREACH OF PROMISE
Numbers 14:34 After the number of the days in which ye searched the land,
even forty days, each day for a year, shall ye bear your iniquities, even
forty years, and ye shall know my breach of promise or, the altering of my
Deuteronomy 1: 1-6. Is a warning to another generation not to take
refuge in divine sovereignty when God is confronting us with human
Somebody once said “If He has something for me then He knows
where to find me”. I can assure you, He won’t even bother
to look for YOU.
All of God's great movements are timed. The Charismatic movement has
been saying for years and years, "you
have compassed this mountain long enough" (Sinai). He has said
this to every movement. It’s up to us as individuals.
Vs 19, “and we came to Kadeshbarnea”.
There comes a time when you can’t go any further in God until
you go in. (obey). Vs 21 Fear not, neither be discouraged.
The command was to possess the Land was given without the need to send
in spies to see if it could be done.
Vs 22 they said we will; - God said “go”. They said we
want to have a look first and discuss it.
We will send men before us to see if we can do it. And if we think
its possible then we will obey. I Cor 10:13.
Vs 23 And so Moses stooped to pressure, “the saying pleased me
Numbers 13:17 ‘and Moses sent them’.
Vs 18 God has said it’s a good land! Why go and check it out?
What does it matter what the size of the opposition is? It’s
not easy to be a leader, one that is looked up too, but when you’re
the meat in the sandwich what then? In this case it was God or them.
The spy plan was not God’s plan. He was condescending to the
pressure of the people. Just as He bowed to pressure and gave them
kings in Samuel’s day, but it wasn’t His will.
Who needs God when you’re a know-all?)
Numbers 13:2, 3 those men were the heads over the tribes, they were
Vs 16. Light in darkness. Why this reference
to a change of name? Right in the midst of your failure, I have set
a saviour, who shall
eventually lead a company in. God is always preparing His Joshua’s
in the midst of a disobedient and stubborn dying generation. Hoshea
= salvation. Joshua = God is salvation. Vs 16. Vs
21 – 24. As truly
Vs 28.They brought back the evidence and
agreed it was just as God said; never-the less they disagreed with
Caleb’s report regarding
their ability to go up against the giants.
Caleb tried to calm the people and urge them not to debate the will
of God, let’s just do it he said. But the majority decision prevailed.
We call it democracy.
They got a year in the wilderness for every day they were in the land
looking and checking it out to see if what God said about it was correct.
The obstacles are just as great today in the ongoing purpose. If we
sit around to debate and argue we will never go in. If God has spoken
then we too must take sides? Whose side?
Vs 31-33. Who told you to review the size of the situation?
The power of prejudice cancels out the Word of God.
Peter at Joppa, and at Antioch, over the Gentiles. Get your bibles
out and check it out?
Morale: When you become as a grasshopper in your own eyes it is a terrible
2 Peter 3:3 Knowing this first, that there
shall come in the last days scoffers, walking after their own lusts.
There’s nothing new
under the sun.
Ch 14: 1-2. Their prayer was answered.
Vs 3 Lets go back to Egypt. But it’s not that easy. You are answerable
to God now. In times of ignorance God winks at, but you’re no
longer ignorant, because now you know?
You can’t go back – But you won’t to go in? – Because
you’re too frightened to go in. It might cost me MY pulpit, MY
position, money, prestige etc, etc. They spoke of stoning those crazy
Vs 5 – 10 Moses the great intercessor.
PARDON DOES NOT EXCLUDE PENALTY. VS 20
Vs 24 listen to what God is saying to a pardoned people Vs
Vs 37 – 38 these men (ministers) who brought the evil report
all died by the plague.
Did God forsake this disobedient but pardoned people, No! But there
BUT PARDON DID NOT PRECLUDE PUNISHMENT
It’s no proof that we are walking in the will of God just because
we have the cloud and manna. But who wants to live on manna for the
rest of their life when milk and honey is just an act of faith away?
Deuteronomy 2:2 supernatural provision was no proof they were in the
will of God.
It was covenant mercy not covenant purpose.
The Kingdom is not just destination its vocation.
Remember it was only eleven days journey from Sinai.
Don’t just review the situation, but receive and obey His promise.
That as surely as I live……….
I STOPPED DOING CHURCH AND
WHY ANOTHER WEBSITE?
Well that is a good question? But its mainly because we have lots
to talk about; things that were ‘Taboo’ and forbidden as
long as we were in the Herd; subjects that we felt needed to be out
there for fear-free open discussion; out in cyber space where we can
all have a good chew on some real spiritual issues.
In 1987 I ‘jumped ship’ after years of service, many of
which were spent as a Pastor, and also within the upper echelon of
those on the cutting edge of the Charismatic Religious System in NZ
and around the world. The reason I did so was because I knew that God
was no longer at the helm of a movement I had loved and been part of
for so long; and that it was no longer under His control or power,
but drifting, without purpose, without a compass, and those on board
were unaware of what was happening, or refused to look at what was
We had five children and no visible means of support, so the decision
to step aside came after much soul-searching. We sold our home and
went overseas for a sabbatical, during that time we set about to re-evaluate
everything we had once accepted without question. It has been a voyage
of blessed discovery since that time. After twenty years I came back
and took stock of what I had once been part of. I saw the fire which
once burned brightly for Christ in some former colleagues had gone
out. For a few it had become strange fire. As Paul said, “you
did run well who hindered you?” The system emasculates men and
takes away their God – Given right to be the Priest in their
own home. Many were just sitting on the side of the pathway, going
through the motions as they wallowed in a religious ghetto. Some were
putting on a brave front that couldn’t fool anyone, but the more
entrepreneurial types had managed to carve out a niche for themselves
in a pulpit, or on the Charismatic nightclub circuit. Many pew warmers
freely admitted they were only hanging in for the wife, and the kids;
but although had by now been long gone and they were still hanging
in. They say, (to quote some) “but there was nothing out there
except more of the same so what else could we have done”. What
sort of a response it that I ask you? Sadly not a few had lost their
appetite for things spiritual. The cares of this world, deceitfulness
of riches, and the lust of many other things had long ago taken hold
We have been outside the system for many years now. Initially we felt
isolated, but before long to our relief and joy we found another couple
on the Kingdom pathway whose background was similar to ours. Gradually
we began to come across more saints in the land, as well as around
the world, who were living in the “invisible” (to most)
Kingdom. I had many serious questions for which I needed answers; not
just for myself, but also for those who began to question our walk.
Our website www.kingdomline.com which is presently being upgraded is
dedicated to this end. It is a resource that has sound answers for
difficult questions which arise when those who want to move on with
Christ will surely have. It provides biblically based responses to
those Pharisees who try to scare souls back into their pews. It affords
encouragement to hungry hearts that wish to follow Christ when He calls,
and it will comfort them to realize they are not alone, but part of
a mighty growing army of brothers and sisters who took the courage
to go “unto Him” without the camp and share the reproach.
P.S. The saints in China, Iran, Korea…… have been living
this way for decades.
Sincerely Shaun and Anne Kearney