In the book of Joshua see Israel…
1. ENTERING THE LAND OF PROMISE !
2. OVERCOMING THEIR ENEMIES !
3.OCCUPYING THE LAND.
This journey for Israel in the book of Joshua as we have previously noticed is called ..’ THE VICTORY OF FAITH’
was commissioned by God to take the place of Moses, the Friend of God, as leader of Israel.
Faith refuses to act on mere human reasoning, but once it is satisfied that God has spoken, it asks nothing more. For there can be no Higher Authority than that, and no Higher Reason to obey.
TRUE faith always works on the principle shown to us in Hebrews 13:5,6.
“HE HAS SAID .. SO WE MAY SAY!”
LET’S LOOK at the Fall of Jericho ..This conquest shows us how,
FAITH .. WORKS .. WAITS .. and .. WINS a WAR.
Faith ascertains the Will and the Word, then faith’s word of action is to obey that Word implicitly .. You rely on that Word and count the thing as ‘being done,’ then give thanks in anticipation.
The ISRAELITES ACTUALLY GAVE THEIR SHOUT OF VICTORY, BEFORE THE WALLS CAME CRASHING DOWN!
Maybe you have been praying for something for long time and think that God has not heard your prayers.
Then I suggest that you start the giving of thanks for the answers, instead of asking over and over again .. Faith sees it done!
Faith’s principle of ACTION cuts right across REASON!
Of Natural Reason!!
Natural Reason deems it useless to watch Israel winding around and around the city walls, to the blowing of rams horns.
Yet the Spiritual inner Wisdom says, “Nothing could be Wiser than to do, just what GOD HIMSELF HAS DIRECTED, however ‘strange’ it may seem!”
Here, we see God and Man in Cooperation for the PULLING DOWN THE STRONGHOLDS OF SATAN.
With one blow of the trumpet and a Mighty Shout from Israel .. the city was laid low with not one Casualty from Israel.
Today we wait for the brilliant sound of the last trump announcing the second coming of our Lord Jesus to this earth. Are you ready?
This is TRIUMPH INDEED!!
Are you at this present time wanting to step out in faith into a new venture or calling? Then you need to …
Cooperate with God and you will triumph by faith.
THEN YOU ‘WILL FIND’ YOUR LAND OF PROMISED BLESSING!!
The apostle Paul understood that possessing your possessions is an ongoing battle, and effort and perseverance are required to truly possess all that God has for you.
But Paul also knew that his Joshua, (Jesus) would lead him into victory.
Phillippians 3:12-14. NlV.
“I press on to possess that perfection which Christ Jesus first possessed me.”
“No and dear brothers and sisters, l have not achieved it, but I focus on this one thing:”
“Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, I press on to reach the end of the race, and receive the heavenly Prize which God, through Jesus Christ, is calling us.”
Joshua the son of Nun, now Israel’s leader and Commander had circumcised the people, every male that was born in the wilderness, according to the covenant.
Next he ordered the people to keep the Passover.
The next day the manna ceased, and lsrael ate the produce of the land, it was a day of rejoicing for everyone.
Looming before him Joshua could see the huge walls of Jericho. He thought, How will Israel breach these walls?
Then he called to mind the crossing of the Red Sea dry-shod.
The mighty deliverence from Egypt.
And when Israel crossed the River Jordan.
Recalling these mighty acts, the peace of God filled his heart and mind. He now knew that Almighty God would deliver the city into the hands of Israel.
So you can face an uncertain future in a very uncertain World and know that Certainly the LORD will FIGHT FOR YOU!!
BE OF GOOD COURAGE.