Those who are planted in the house of the Lord, shall flourish in the courts of our God. Psalm 92:13
The enemy you are facing today you will never face again
2 Timothy 4:5 KJV
But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
Romans 12:2 NKJV
And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God.
Sickness: 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:14-16
Lack: 3 John 3:2; Deuteronomy 8:18
Confusion: Psalm 119
Fear: 1 John 4:18; 2 Timothy 1:7; Matthew 10:31
1. Joshua went first.
Deuteronomy 31:3 Joshua himself crosses over before you.
2. Joshua was charged with CAUSING them to inherit the land of promise.
Then Moses called Joshua and said to him in the sight of all Israel, “Be strong and of good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them, and you shall cause them to inherit it.”
THAT’S WHY WE MUST PROVE GOD’S WILL IN OUR LIVES!
3. Joshua forced them to change their perspective
24 So it was, when they brought out those kings to Joshua, that Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the captains of the men of war who went with him, “Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings.” And they drew near and put their feet on their necks. 25 Then Joshua said to them, “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; be strong and of good courage, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight.”
When we hear “Don’t be afraid. Be strong and of good courage,” And our enemy is on it's stomach and our foot is on it's neck, we have a different perspective.”