Joshua – Possessing the Promised Land!
Look at this powerful prayer by Joshua, the man chosen, yes chosen because he loved and believed God:-
12 Then spake Joshua to the LORD in the day when the LORD delivered up the Amorites before the children of Israel, and he said in the sight of Israel, Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon.
13 And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed, until the people had avenged themselves upon their enemies. Is not this written in the book of Jasher? So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day.
14 And there was no day like that before it or after it, that the LORD hearkened unto the voice of a man: for the LORD fought for Israel.”
Look at verse 14, no one before or after had received such an answer to such a Prayer, where God stopped time for a whole day in order for Joshua to complete the task at hand – a victory to be won!
I believe all believers through our Lord Jesus too can believe and trust Him to calm every storm or turmoil of life.
Now when Joshua had accomplished what he set out to do, look at what Joshua said to God’s people under his leadership:-
But cleave unto the LORD your God, as ye have done unto this day.
9 For the LORD hath driven out from before you great nations and strong: but as for you, no man hath been able to stand before you unto this day.
10 One man of you shall chase a thousand: for the LORD your God, he it is that fighteth for you, as he hath promised you.
11 Take good heed therefore unto yourselves, that ye love the LORD your God.”
Here we see God fought their battles and gave them victory. God gave to them such “strength” and “power” enough for “one man to chase a thousand”
He is truly a Great and Almighty God ! And we know that their success in staying true and obedient to God was all due to their leader Joshua, a faithful, strong, dependable leader, one called and chosen by God to succeed Moses. This is one good lesson we can learn if we want to grow to be strong and courageious like Joshua in our calling and service to God.
Do you have such a leader to guide and lead you?
Now read verse 14 below:-
“14 And, behold, this day I am going the way of all the earth: and ye know in all your hearts and in all your souls, that not one thing hath failed of all the good things which the LORD your God spake concerning you; all are come to pass unto you, and not one thing hath failed thereof.”
God answered every of His promise to them. If God can do that for them, God too can likewise do that for you! You will see that our grow and faith is so dependable upon a good leader appointed to be our shepherd.
And the key to unlock our inheritance?
1. Be very strong
2. Be very courageous
3. Have a strong Leader to guide