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Episode 108 - A Look Ahead at the Organizing Session & Beyond w/ Sen. Jay Morris

“The story of Israel is a lesson in God’s ways. He established decrees for Jacob and established the law in Israel, and he commanded our forefathers to teach them to their children. For perpetuity God’s ways will be passed down from one generation to the next, even to those not yet born. In this way, every generation will set its hope in God and not forget his wonderful works but keep his commandments. By following his ways they will break the past bondage of their fickle fathers, who were a stubborn, rebellious generation and whose spirits strayed from the eternal God. They refused to love him with all their hearts. Take, for example, the sons of Ephraim. Though they were all equipped warriors, each with weapons, when the battle began they retreated and ran away in fear. They didn’t really believe the promises of God; they refused to trust him and move forward in faith. They forgot his wonderful works and the miracles of the past, even their exodus from Egypt, the epic miracle of his might. They forgot the glories of his power at the place of passing over.”

This passage goes on to explain that the tribe of Ephraim was rejected by God when He chose where His glory would dwell. He instead chose to dwell in the place of the worshipping tribe of Judah. And from that tribe he chose David to be king and to be the one from whose lineage Jesus came to bring us salvation. Fear is not just a feeling. It is a choice. Living in fear instead of faith is rebellion against the Lord, and it has consequences for the future generations. So determine to live in faith. This is a time where we -- as warriors who the Lord has equipped -- must not retreat. We must move forward in faith.

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