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CROSSING OVER (SPIRITUAL VICTORY IN THE NEW YEAR) -- JOSHUA 1:1-9

January 05, 2020
Preach The Word
CROSSING OVER (SPIRITUAL VICTORY IN THE NEW YEAR) -- JOSHUA 1:1-9
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Preach The Word
CROSSING OVER (SPIRITUAL VICTORY IN THE NEW YEAR) -- JOSHUA 1:1-9
Jan 05, 2020

We like to sing songs about Canaan Land seem to have the idea that Canaan refers to Heaven. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Canaan is a picture of the victorious Christian life that is available to every child of God. There are many misunderstandings about the Christian life. The truth is, there is nothing easy or acceptable (to the world) about the Christian life. It is not easy to live for Jesus, and the Gospel will never be accepted by the world. We are not on a playground; we are on a battlefield. As the book of Joshua opens, Moses had died, and Joshua has been chosen by God to lead Israel into Canaan. After 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, Israel is ready to take possession of the land that God promised Abraham. Joshua is about the battles Israel faced in order to claim that promise from God. It is about warfare, painful defeats, suffering, and great victories. It has much to teach us about gaining spiritual victory in our lives. We see:

  I.  GOD'S COMMAND: A CALL TO CLAIM THE LAND -- VV. 1-9.
 II.  GOD'S COMMAND: A CALL TO CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD -- VV. 5-6, 9.
III.  GOD'S COMMAND: A CALL TO COMPLETE OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD -- VV. 7-8.
 IV.  GOD'S COMMAND: A CALL TO COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP -- VV. 6a, 7a, 9a.

Show Notes

We like to sing songs about Canaan Land seem to have the idea that Canaan refers to Heaven. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Canaan is a picture of the victorious Christian life that is available to every child of God. There are many misunderstandings about the Christian life. The truth is, there is nothing easy or acceptable (to the world) about the Christian life. It is not easy to live for Jesus, and the Gospel will never be accepted by the world. We are not on a playground; we are on a battlefield. As the book of Joshua opens, Moses had died, and Joshua has been chosen by God to lead Israel into Canaan. After 40 years of wandering in the wilderness, Israel is ready to take possession of the land that God promised Abraham. Joshua is about the battles Israel faced in order to claim that promise from God. It is about warfare, painful defeats, suffering, and great victories. It has much to teach us about gaining spiritual victory in our lives. We see:

  I.  GOD'S COMMAND: A CALL TO CLAIM THE LAND -- VV. 1-9.
 II.  GOD'S COMMAND: A CALL TO CONFIDENCE IN THE LORD -- VV. 5-6, 9.
III.  GOD'S COMMAND: A CALL TO COMPLETE OBEDIENCE TO THE LORD -- VV. 7-8.
 IV.  GOD'S COMMAND: A CALL TO COURAGEOUS LEADERSHIP -- VV. 6a, 7a, 9a.