Sunday, July 30, 2017 —Mike Teel, Pastor
You Can Make A Difference: The Battle Begins
Joshua 5:13-15. . . 13 Now when Joshua was near Jericho, he looked up and saw a man standing in front of him with a drawn sword in his hand. Joshua went up to him and asked, “Are you for us or for our enemies?” 14 “Neither,” he replied, “but as commander of the army of the Lord I have now come.” Then Joshua fell facedown to the ground in reverence, and asked him, “What message does my Lord have for his servant?” 15 The commander of the Lord’s army replied, “Take off your sandals, for the place where you are standing is holy.” And Joshua did so.
LISTEN TO THE VOICE OF GOD… Joshua 5:13-15
1. RECOGNIZE WHO GOD IS (Joshua 5:13)
I Corinthians 2:14
II Samuel 7:28
2. LISTEN TO THE STRONG VOICE OF GOD
BELIEVE WHAT GOD SAYS… Joshua 6:1-5
1. THE PROMISE REVEALED
God told Joshua that He had already delivered Jericho into the hands of the Israel.
Faith is not believing in spite of evidence, for the people of Israel had been giving one demonstration after another proving that God’s Word and God’s power can be trusted.
2. THE PROMISE BELIEVED
Our problem is we really do not believe what God says.
OBEY WHAT GOD SAYS TO DO… Joshua 6:8-11
1. SUPPORT FOR THE PLAN
2. THE INSTRUCTIONS OF THE PLAN
LIVE IT OUT
> When was the last time you listened and heard the voice of God?
> When was the last time you truly believed what God says?
> How are you obeying what God says to do?