Joshua was commanded by The Lord to be strong and courageous. It was not a suggestion, but it was an order.
The Lord knew that Joshua would have to stand on His Word in order to attain the victory.
Joshua 1:5, “There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 6 Be strong and of a good courage: for unto this people shalt thou divide for an inheritance the land, which I swear unto their fathers to give them. 7 Only be thou strong and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whither soever thou goest. 8 This book of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt have good success. 9Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest.”
Joshua knew that the Lord would fight the battle for him.
Jericho’s wall fell down totally through the power of almighty God. It came down through the power of total obedience to and trust in God.
The Promised Land could not have been taken without these two crucial elements being in place.
The Promised Land had been taken over by the nephilim. Nephilim are hybrids bred from a human woman and a fallen angel.
Goliath, the giant was a classic example of an ancient nephilim. However, the modern versions are much more disguised and more humanoid.
Because of the evil deeds of the nephilim hybrids; God’s creation had to be destroyed with the great flood in Noah’s time.
The only people that had not been defiled by interbreeding and various, hideous mutations were Noah and his family.
The nephilim hybrids were cannibals, and they engaged in all types of occult sacrifices and the killing of innocent blood.
The Lord told Joshua to kill “all of the nephilim who were the inhabitants of The Promised Land.
Why? Because God loved His people, and He knew that the nephilim would defile them and end up destroying them if they were allowed to live.
However, some escaped and intermingled with God’s people. This attempt to change the human DNA and to demoralize all human people is still in progress to this day.
The nephilim were and are the terrorists we see throughout our societies. They are now called psychopaths, sociopaths and schizophrenic psychotics. They are our modern day criminals, coven members, cult members, secret society members and many of them are considered “The Elite”.
They are controlled by demon spirits, and they take their marching orders from Satan.
However, their size has been scientifically altered to become more like the average human being on the surface. However, internally they are cold-blooded.
Satan’s main weapon is deception and trickery. His “people” come as normal looking people; the same way that he sends and disguises his evil angels as angels of light.
However, they have the nature of their father, who only comes to kill, steal, deceive and destroy.
Today, God’s people need to have the same strength and courage that Joshua needed. Before the Lord returns; it will be like the days of Noah when the nephilims were defiling and destroying mankind.
In the coming time; we will see many “people” who are being controlled by satanic powers. They will be committing every type of atrocity and heinous crimes.
We, Christians do not need to be afraid. Jesus was continually warning His disciples, “Do not be afraid”.
God uses weak people to do His great exploits. When we are weak; then we are strong in The Lord Jeaus.
2 Cor. 12
9 And He said unto me, My grace is sufficient for thee: for My strength is made perfect in weakness. Most gladly therefore will I rather glory in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me. 10 Therefore I take pleasure in infirmities, in reproaches, in necessities, in persecutions, in distresses for Christ’s sake: for when I am weak, then am I strong.
The Bible tells us that perilous times are coming in the last days. The Word of God tells us that men will faint because of fear.
Just like Joshua conquered the Promised Land. We, God’s people can conquer our Promised Lands.
Our Promised Land is comprised of all of God’s glorious promises in His Word, The divine handbook for all saints.
We are more than conquerors through Jesus Christ.
He has already conquered Satan; the world and everything in it. To the extent that we trust in Him; we will overcome satanic beings, the world and our flesh to the glory of God.
The name Joshua means Yeshua or Jesus. We, like Joshua are commanded to be strong and courageous. We are not only required to stand and hold our position, but we are ordered to “take back” the territory that we have abdicated to enemy forces.
God is calling more and more Joshua’s to occupy until He comes back.
Let’s put on our full armor and fight the good fight of faith through praise, prayer and spiritual warfare in the Name of Jesus Christ, the blood of The Lamb, The Word of our testimony,and we do not love our lives unto the death.
Jesus Christ came and died for our salvation, to set the captives free, and to destroy “all” the works of Satan. He wants to use us to accomplish this end, just as He did Joshua.
Let’s be strong and courageous in behalf of our wonderful Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. As we conquer our areas of influence, more people will be won for the Lord and His Kingdom. Hallelujah!
Help all of us to have supernatural strength and courage through our faith in You and Your great power.
When the enemy comes in like a flood The Spirit of The Lord will raise up a mighty standard against him and his dupes.
Father, You always cause Your beloved saints to triumph.
Thank you, and may all glory go to God in Jesus Christ’s precious Name! Amen and amen.
Margaret (Peggy) Kannaday,
Church Growth International
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