“Joshua…summoned all the men ofIsraeland said…‘Put your feet on the necks of these kings.” Jos 10:24 NIV
WhenIsraelentered the Promised Land there were five kings with armies determined to stop them. But God helped Joshua to defeat them and all five kings ran and hid in a cave. So Joshua told his soldiers to bring them out and put their foot on each of their necks. That day God’s Word to His people was: “Be strong and of good courage, for thus the Lord will do to all your enemies against whom you fight” (v. 25 NKJV). What a promise! Are the forces of fear trying to take up residence in your mind today? Are they causing you to think the worst instead of believing God for the best? Are they telling you that you’re unworthy to receive what He has promised, that you’ll never fulfill the destiny God has in mind for you? With God, your victory is assured, but you have a part to play in it. You must go into that dark cave, bring each king out, place your foot on their neck and put them to death. These five kings represent your five natural senses: seeing, hearing, smelling, tasting and touching, and God doesn’t want you to live according to their dictates. Your senses are susceptible to every negative thing going on around you, but your faith can lift you above it and give you victory. But you can’t just sit down and do nothing. Your passivity gives them the right to rule you. They have no power over you, except the power you give them. So put your foot down!
I love the message found here. Never thought of Joshua's battles in this sense. Such insight and wisdom! This reading has given me new found courage and reminds me not to take defeat as the first and only word. Through God, any and all is possible. Just believe, have faith and face the enemy! Praise God for His word and bless Dr. Wilton and the staff of TEW!
Tue, February 28, 2012 @ 11:33 AM
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