For if you live according to the sinful nature, you will die; but if by
the Spirit you put to death the misdeeds of the body, you will live,
because those who are led by the Spirit of God are sons of God. - Romans
Joshua and Caleb are described in Scripture as men who had a different
spirit. They were two of the 12 spies sent into the Promised Land to
determine if it could be taken, as God had promised it to them. The other
ten gave a bad report that instilled fear in the people, which ultimately
caused a rebellion. This resulted in an entire generation dying in the
desert. Joshua and Caleb were the only two who were led by the Spirit of
God, versus the spirit of fear. They were the only ones to enter the
Promised Land from their generation.
Are you a person led by the Spirit? The verse above tells us that those
who are led by the Spirit are sons of God. "But because My servant Caleb
has a different spirit and follows Me wholeheartedly, I will bring him
into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it" (Num.
14:24). Caleb was a Romans 8:14 man! The Spirit led him. He was not led by
Many of us have failed to enter into our own Promised Land because we have
failed to be led by the Spirit rather than by fear. Fear prevents us from
entering into what God has promised for each of us. God has reserved an
inheritance for us that is exceedingly good. God described the Promised
Land as a land of milk and honey. Our own Promised Land is the same. But
you must be led by the Spirit to enter in. You cannot be led by fear,
reason and analysis, or even skill. The Spirit must lead you.
Commit yourself to being a Romans 8:14 man or woman. Then you will enter
into the land God has promised for you.