THE ROADS CHURCH - NORRIS CITY & MT. CARMEL
WE WILL OVERCOME
Sunday Apr 26, 2020 - Part 6
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  • The Roads Church - NC
    583 US-45, Norris City, IL 62869, USA
    Sunday 9:00 AM, Sunday 10:45 AM
Caleb believed:
1) The opposition they were facing was legit
2) That they were well able to OVERCOME it!

When you focus on the 2nd one you are not minimizing the OPPOSITION but you are maximizing the PROVISION!
Israel's Choice:

1) Passively accept their current less than God’s best life
2) Fight to overcome the opposition to live the life God had for them
Root of the opposition:

The EVIL way life that wanted to stay (Canaanites) vs. the GOOD Godly way of life that wanted to move in and drive them out (Israelites).


The process of OVERCOMING the evil in the land with the goodness of God created OPPOSITION.
Our Choice:

1) Passively accept the “wilderness” of our current existence living less than God's best for us
2) Fight to overcome the opposition to live the life that God has for us
Overcome - Webster

1) State or condition - Something we “are” (overcome)
2) Action - Something we “do”
Two uses of OVERCOME:

SAME:

- Verb - Action or state of being
- Present - Action or state of being is in process
- Imperative - A command, intention, exhortation, or request. The imperative is not an expression of reality but of possibility
Two uses of OVERCOME:

DIFFERENT:

- Passive - The subject is being acted upon; the subject is the receiver of the verbal action.

- Active - The subject is performing the verbal action or is in the state described by the verb
Overcome “by evil” - Passive - Subject is being acted upon; the subject is the receiver of the verbal action

By - hupo - Under, beneath - Victim

Evil - kakos - Immoral, wicked, harmful, injurious
Overcome “with good” - Active - The subject is performing the verbal action or is in the state described by the verb

With - en - 2 Applications:

1) Position - In, inside, among
Overcome “with good” - Active - The subject is performing the verbal action or is in the state described by the verb

With - en - 2 Applications:

1) Position - In, inside, among
2) Instrument - By or how

“GOOD” is not just an OPTION for behavior but a WEAPON in your arsenal!