Memorable Scripture: Victory or Death

But it came to pass on the seventh day that they rose early, about the dawning of the day, and marched around the city seven times in the same manner. On that day only they marched around the city seven times. And the seventh time it happened, when the priests blew the trumpets, that Joshua said to the people: “Shout, for the Lord has given you the city! Joshua 6:15-16 Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: Silence, hearing, obedience, and victory.

So it was, when Joshua had spoken to the people, that the seven priests bearing the seven trumpets of rams’ horns before the Lord advanced and blew the trumpets, and the ark of the covenant of the Lord followed them. The armed men went before the priests who blew the trumpets, and the rear guard came after the ark, while the priests continued blowing the trumpets. Now Joshua had commanded the people, saying, “You shall not shout or make any noise with your voice, nor shall a word proceed out of your mouth, until the day I say to you, ‘Shout!’ Then you shall shout.” Joshua 6:8-10 Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: You have the skills and abilities to move forward.

And it came to pass, when Joshua was by Jericho, that he lifted his eyes and looked, and behold, a Man stood opposite him with His sword drawn in His hand. And Joshua went to Him and said to Him, “Are You for us or for our adversaries?”
So He said, “No, but as Commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.”
And Joshua fell on his face to the earth and worshiped, and said to Him, “What does my Lord say to His servant?”
Then the Commander of the Lord’s army said to Joshua, “Take your sandal off your foot, for the place where you stand is holy.” And Joshua did so. Joshua 5:13-15 Continue reading

Memorable Scripture: The Scarlet Cord of Salvation

So the men said to her: “We will be blameless of this oath of yours which you have made us swear, unless, when we come into the land, you bind this line of scarlet cord in the window through which you let us down, and unless you bring your father, your mother, your brothers, and all your father’s household to your own home. So it shall be that whoever goes outside the doors of your house into the street, his blood shall be on his own head, and we will be guiltless. And whoever is with you in the house, his blood shall be on our head if a hand is laid on him. Joshua 2:17-19 Continue reading

Possess the Land

Look around your church. Who lives across the street or down the block? Who lives around the corner or within an arm’s reach?

I ask myself that question this morning. There are so many so close to our church that go to church somewhere but there are many that don’t. That means there are many that do not know Jesus as Savior.

Like Israel, we spy out the land all around and determine we cannot possess it.

We need to quit listening to the voice of opposition (even our own) and listen to the voice of victory.

Num 13:30 “Let us go up at once and take possession, for we are well able to overcome it.”

At last night’s revival, Margaret reminded us to possess the land around our church. It is a land of great harvest and opportunity. It is a land the Lord God has given. We can’t take it until we possess it!

Abba Father, let’s go into the land, knowing you are going before us and preparing the way. In Jesus name, YES&AMEN

War in the camp

fight with sinMoses had gone up on the mountain and was there for 40 days.
In the meantime, the people at the base of the mountain grew restless. Not willing to wait for him to return with instructions from God, they made their own god out of the gold earrings – a golden calf. Continue reading

Standing in the gap.

helpSo Joshua did what Moses had commanded and fought the army of Amalek. Meanwhile, Moses, Aaron, and Hur climbed to the top of a nearby hill. As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset. Ex 17:10-13
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The Noise of War

And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said to Moses, “There is a noise of war in the camp.”
But he said: “It is not the noise of the shout of victory, nor the noise of the cry of defeat, but the sound of singing I hear.”
So it was, as soon as he came near the camp, that he saw the calf and the dancing. So Moses’ anger became hot, and he cast the tablets out of his hands and broke them at the foot of the mountain. Ex 32:17-19 Continue reading