SCRIPTURE: JOSHUA 1:1-9
Opening: What is your CONFESSION today? Your confession reveals your heart. Want to know where you will be in 90 days or one year, listen to your mouth . Your words reveals your heart. YOUR MOUTH .REVEALS YOUR HEART.
Romans 10: 8 says ” THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, IN YOUR MOUTH AND IN YOUR HEART( THAT IS THE WORD OF FAITH THAT WE PROCLAIM” ) WHAT ARE YOU PROCLAIMING TODAY?
” IF YOU CONFESS WITH YOUR MOUTH THAT JESUS IS LORD AND BELIEVE IN YOUR HEART THAT GOD RAISED HIM FROM THE DEAD, YOU WILL BE SAVED
YOUR CONFESSION MUST INCLUDE LORDSHIP! You will never be a giant killer as long as you leave the LORDSHIP UNSETTLED IN YOUR LIFE. THE KEY TO LORDSHIP IS THE HOLY SPIRIT . 1 Cor 12:1-3
JOSHUA HAD OBEDIENTLY BEEN THE NUMBER 2 man for more than 40 years. You remember He was one of the 2 spies that brought back a ” GOOD REPORT” . But because of the 10 spies bad report they WANDERED FOR 40 years. Guess what? JOSHUA WANDERED WITH THEM AND WAS OBEDIENT TO MOSES!
In Deuteronomy 31 we find MOSES BLESSING JOSHUA TO BE THE NEW LEADER!
What a challenge! In JOSHUA 1 we get insight into GOD’s PROMISE, PURPOSE AND PLAN
1) GODS PROMISE: v 1 “THE LORD SAID”
MOSES is dead
Now therefore arise
You and all these people( not just JOSHUA or His family)
PROMISE: GIVEN YOU THE LAND V3
PROMISE : ” No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life”v 5
What are you letting stand before you? Your family? Your friends? Your flesh? What excuse are you using, not to fulfill GODS PROMISES IN YOUR LIFE?
ROMANS 8:31 tells us ” IF GOD BE FOR US WHO CAN BE AGAINST US”. No man can stop GODS WILL FOR OUR LIVES
PROMISE: ” I will not leave you nor forsake you” v 5
2) GODS PURPOSE ; INHERIT THE LAND HE HAD PROMISED!
What is GODS PURPOSE FOR YOU TODAY? Chosen Appointed. Bear fruit JOHN 15:16
COLOSSIANS 1:9 -14
Everyone has been GIFTED 1 Cor 12:4-11
3) GODS PLAN V7-8. THE WORD BE STRONG AND VERY COURAGEOUS TO STAY FOCUSED IN THE WORD
ARE YOU LIMITING GOD?
” IF YOU REALLY WANT TO STOP LIMITING GOD IN SOME AREA OF YOUR LIFE, YOU WILL BE
ABLE TO DO THAT IN DIRECT PROPORTION TO THE DEGREE OF THOUGHT AND STUDY YOU GIVE TO HIS PROMISES. BY READING THE WORD, MEDITATING ON IT, AND CONFESSING IT, YOU BRING YOUR HEART INTO LINE WITH WHAT THE WORD SAYS. IT BECOMES LIFE TO YOU.
The DISCIPLES STRUGGLED WITH THIS. MARK 8:14-21
GOD DID NOT WANT JOSHUA STRUGGLING WITH HIS PLAN AND KNEW THE SECRET WAS STAYING FOCUS IN THE WORD?
What are you STRUGGLING WITH TODAY?
WHAT ARE YOU CONFESSING?
ROMANS 10:8 ” THE WORD IS NEAR YOU, in your mouth and in your heart!!
2 CORINTHIANS 1: 18-22