Good Morning Warrior
Word for the Day:
(Joshua 5:13 - 6:27)
“They Took The City by FORCE!
Text: Joshua 6:20
“So the people shouted when the priests blew the trumpets. And it happened when the people heard the sound of the trumpet, and the people shouted with a great shout, that the wall fell down flat. Then the people went up into the city, every man straight before him, and they took the city.”
“They Took The City by FORCE,” is on our menu for Breakfast this morning.
FORCE is an acronym that I’m using to describe the elements in a Warrior’s Battle Mindset:
F: Faith; Joshua and Israel Believed in the Battle Plan, even though it didn’t make sense.
O: Obedience; Joshua and Israel followed the Plan on every detail obediently.
R: Rest; Joshua and Israel Rested and Relied upon God’s Presence and Power ALONE To Do What They Could Not Do.
C: Courage; Faith, Obedience, and Rest brought Courage to stay with the Plan in spite of danger from attack.
E: Endurance; Joshua and Israel followed the Battle Plan over an extended time, day by day, even when nothing seemed to be happening.
God “had given” (past tense), the city of Jericho to Israel - before they marched around it the first day! The Battle was already over in God’s eyes!
God “had given” Jericho to Israel, now Joshua and Israel must “take what God has given to them BY FORCE!
Faith, Obedience, Rest, Courage, and Endurance! Ooooh Rah!
That’s the way the Warrior needs to look at the “fortified Jericho’s” they face.
Problems in life and sin itself can appear like a fortified Jericho, impossible to conquer; yet the Promise of God, Shouted with the Cry of Repentance, God will Answer and bring that “impossible wall” down flat! And you will go into your enemy’s stronghold and DESTROY all his wicked crew!
Take Your Promise Warrior with FORCE! Oooooh Rah!
God’s Word holds the Battle Plan for every Battle. Our Commander “has given” you and I His Promises in His Word but we must take these Promises God “has given” to us BY FORCE! Faith, Obedience, Rest, Courage, and Endurance!
We Take The Promise By Force! Ooooh Rah!
Warrior at your side,