Separating the Spies 5.21.16
In the book of Numbers there is story about Moses sending out 12 spies, one from each of the tribes of Israel to see what the land God is sending them into looks like. These spies were to come back and report what they saw as they searched the land. Here is what Moses instructed them to do according to Numbers 13:17-20, “See what the land is like and see whether the people who live there are strong or weak, few or many. What kind of land do they live in? Is it good or bad? What kind of towns do they live in? Are they unwalled or fortified? How is the soil? Is it fertile or poor?” Moses was seeking a detailed report of what they saw as they spied out the land God was giving them. 
The Lord has sent out spies across America, He has instructed us to search the land and to bring back a report to the people of God. What kind of land do we have? What kind of country is America? What do you see? What are you hearing? What report do you have about the land, we call America? Whether people were professionally or publically commissioned to do this or if it was just in their heart to pay attention to America through the news, travel, other people’s experiences or what they are hearing in the Spirit, God has sent out spies into the land. And now they are returning in droves with their report about what they saw. When the spies return, there is a separation of the spies. 
In the book of Numbers 13, the bible says that 10 of the 12 spies came back with a bad report. That means the majority of people that went to spy out the land came back with a report that was negative based on what they saw in the natural. Many people are speaking about what they see in the natural and the report they are bringing back about America is negative. They proclaiming judgment, destruction, and a variety of other negative reports about this land we call America. Even people from other nations that hear about the decisions our nation makes are speaking one of two reports. But remember, the majority came back with a bad report and those who did were not allowed to enter the promised land. God does not like negative reports, no matter how factual they may seem to the person bringing it. 
The spies are being separated right now, they are proclaiming out of their mouth what is in their heart and for the majority it is negative. But God, see something different for this nation. God sees the covenant that was made by the founding fathers, God sees who He created this nation to be, God sees the people in this land and the fruit of this land as a good thing, God sees America through the eyes of the minority that are speaking life, speaking blessing, speaking restoration, speaking the Truth as God sees it over this land. Isaiah 53:1 says, “Whose report have you believed?” The answer to this question will be critical in the very near future. 
The spies have been separated, 10 have brought back a bad report, which produced fear in the people of God and 2, who are said to be of a different spirit, brought back a good report and they are the ones that get to lead the people of God into the promised land. It has been said many times that there is no promotion without a test. Well the test we just went through was the spy report test. I know many did not know they were taking a test, but the tests God gives us is to reveal what is in our hearts, so we can either make excuses or make adjustments once we see what is in our hearts. The test has been completed because the reports have come in and even though the majority speak things that produce fear, there are a few who say we can take this land. Whose report are you going to believe? I am going to believe the report of the Lord. We can take this land, it is a land flowing with milk and honey!