I won't give up on you; I won't leave you. As soon as they started eating food grown in the land, there was no more manna for the People of Israel. Courage! This sermon will encourage hearers toward obedience and the resulting fulfillment and change in their lives. I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you. 2 Then the Lord said to Joshua, “See, I have delivered Jericho into your hands, along with its king and its fighting men. Key verse : Joshua 1:5-9 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. not because of their power, but because of His power. From the wilderness and this Lebanon east to the Great River, the Euphrates River—all the Hittite country—and then west to the Great Sea. 1:5-9 Joshua is to make the law of God his rule. Now take twelve men from the tribes of Israel, one man from each tribe. And then he told the People of Israel, “In the days to come, when your children ask their fathers, ‘What are these stones doing here?’ tell your children this: ‘Israel crossed over this Jordan on dry ground.’, 23-24 “Yes, God, your God, dried up the Jordan’s waters for you until you had crossed, just as God, your God, did at the Red Sea, which had dried up before us until we had crossed. We’re all afraid. At dark, when the gate was about to be shut, the men left. Get going. 3. Scripture is full of gloomy foreshadowings of widespread apostasy among professing believers in the days before Christ's return. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Strength! Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. Whatever affairs of this world we have to mind, we must not neglect the one thing needful. They’re spies; they’ve come to spy out the whole country.”. This was so that everybody on earth would recognize how strong God’s rescuing hand is and so that you would hold God in solemn reverence always.”. They are still there today. I won’t give up on you; I won’t leave you. Courage!”. He said: “You have carried out everything Moses the servant of God commanded you, and you have obediently done everything I have commanded you. Powerful presence. 7-8 God said to Joshua, “This very day I will begin to make you great in the eyes of all Israel. If … All told, about forty thousand armed soldiers crossed over before God to the plains of Jericho, ready for battle. 4-7 The woman had taken the two men and hidden them. Haven’t I commanded you? Joshua stepped up to him and said, “Whose side are you on—ours or our enemies’?”, 14 He said, “Neither. But I have no idea where they went. God had promised him that soon there would be no doubt in their minds that he was God's man. And all because of you, you and God, your God, God of the heavens above and God of the earth below. Joshua was not alone; the Lord was with Him! They celebrated the Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the month on the plains of Jericho. Joshua – A Portrait of Obedience Pastor Paddick Van Zyl 21-10-2020 Sermon Outline Scripture Reference: Book of Joshua Chapters 1 through 24. The fact is that the People of Israel had walked through that wilderness for forty years until the entire nation died out, all the men of military age who had come out of Egypt but had disobeyed the call of God. To this very day, when challenged with tough decisions and discouragement, he hears his… You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Cross this Jordan River, you and all the people. By the way, that is a promise He intends to keep to you too. Think of it—the Master of the entire earth is crossing the Jordan as you watch. 2-3 At that time God said to Joshua, “Make stone knives and circumcise the People of Israel a second time.” So Joshua made stone knives and circumcised the People of Israel at Foreskins Hill. In the same way I was with Moses, I'll be with you. In the same way I was with Moses, I'll be with you. | 226 views. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. A. Joshua 1:5 English Standard Version (ESV). When the soles of the feet of the priests carrying the Chest of God, Master of all the earth, touch the Jordan’s water, the flow of water will be stopped—the water coming from upstream will pile up in a heap.”. All his orders to the people, and his judgments, must be according to the law of God. God’s words of boldness and encouragement served as an important message to strengthen Joshua as the leader of God’s people. It piled up in a heap—a long way off—at Adam, which is near Zarethan. This is how you’ll know that God is alive among you—he will completely dispossess before you the Canaanites, Hittites, Hivites, Perizzites, Girgashites, Amorites, and Jebusites. 6 Joshua instructed the priests, “Take up the Chest of the Covenant and step out before the people.” So they took it up and processed before the people. Strength! 1 1-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. She told them, “Run for the hills so your pursuers won’t find you. Joshua could accept the challenge because he recognized God's promise to him. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Strength! Get going. Don’t get off track, either left or right, so as to make sure you get to where you’re going. In the same way I was with Moses, I’ll be with you. 2-5 God spoke to Joshua, “Look sharp now. (The following is a summary from notes taken during the message.) Joshua 1:1-9-1-9 The Message (MSG) After the death of Moses the servant of GOD, GOD spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. Joshua erected a monument at The Gilgal, using the twelve stones that they had taken from the Jordan. 3 March around the city once with all the armed men. 14-16 And that’s what happened. What a comfort it must have been to him to know that God, Who had promised to be with Joshua, Josh. The river went dry all the way down to the Arabah Sea (the Salt Sea). They’re spies; they’ve come to spy out the whole country.” 4-7 The woman had taken th… Courage! 10-11 The priests carrying the Chest continued standing in the middle of the Jordan until everything God had instructed Joshua to tell the people to do was done (confirming what Moses had instructed Joshua). 2 The king of Jericho was told, “We’ve just learned that men arrived tonight to spy out the land. 8-9 The People of Israel did exactly as Joshua commanded: They took twelve stones from the middle of the Jordan—a stone for each of the twelve tribes, just as God had instructed Joshua—carried them across with them to the camp, and set them down there. Joshua 1:5-8 5 All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. I was with Moses — To assist him against all his enemies, and in all the difficulties of governing this stiff-necked people, which Joshua might justly fear no less than the Canaanites. Please enter your email address associated with your Salem All-Pass account, then click Continue. All the people who had come out of Egypt, of course, had been circumcised, but all those born in the wilderness along the way since leaving Egypt had not been. Joshua 1:5 New King James Version (NKJV). I will not leave you nor forsake you. Strength! They came down out of the hills, crossed the river, and returned to Joshua son of Nun and reported all their experiences. In the same way I was with Moses, I’ll be with you. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Jericho. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. They had never been circumcised; no one had circumcised them along the way. Check out Jericho.” They left and arrived at the house of a harlot named Rahab and stayed there. Cross this Jordan River, you and all the people. In verse 5, God reminded Joshua that no one would be able to stand against Israel. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Strength! They set up camp at The Gilgal (The Circle) to the east of Jericho. Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. Wherever you send us, we’ll go. Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary Font Size. When the priests got to the Jordan and their feet touched the water at the edge (the Jordan overflows its banks throughout the harvest), the flow of water stopped. That year they ate from the crops of Canaan. I’ve just arrived.” Joshua fell, face to the ground, and worshiped. 1 1-9 After the death of Moses the servant of God, God spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. 22 1-5 Then Joshua called together the Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh. Check out Jericho.” They left and arrived at the house of a harlot named Rahab and stayed there. Joshua's sad warning that members of his nation, supposedly God's people, would fall away from their loyalty to God is a message directed to us as well as to his hearers long ago. Joshua 6:1-5. Do this for six days. Sermon shows how God wants to use ordinary people based on Joshua 1:5-9; and shows how we will have success based on the promises of God. Joshua 1:5 No one shall stand against you all the days of your life. In essence, God said to Joshua, "If you accept the challenge, I'll commit myself to you." Save our souls from death!”, 14 “Our lives for yours!” said the men. 5 No one will be able to stand against you all the days of your life. They’re from the People of Israel.” 3 The king of Jericho sent word to Rahab: “Bring out the men who came to you to stay the night in your house. Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. You’ve never been on this road before.”, 5 Then Joshua addressed the people: “Sanctify yourselves. Cross to the country I’m giving to the People of Israel. v9. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Give it everything you have, heart and soul. Don’t be timid; don’t get discouraged. I’m giving you every square inch of the land you set your foot on—just as I promised Moses. Ponder and meditate on it day and night, making sure you practice everything written in it. Be Strong and Courageous - Joshua 1:5-9This message is by Pastor Ernie Godshall of Evansville Bible Church. Make sure you carry out The Revelation that Moses commanded you, every bit of it. Joshua 6:1-5 New International Version (NIV). God has given the whole country to us. 2 The king of Jericho was told, “We’ve just learned that men arrived tonight to spy out the land. 15-16 God told Joshua, “Command the priests carrying the Chest of The Testimony to come up from the Jordan.”, 17 Joshua commanded the priests, “Come up out of the Jordan.”. The people crossed; no one dawdled. And don’t for a minute let this Book of The Revelation be out of mind. Courage! But for everyone within the house we take full responsibility. (9-13) 1. He arrived at the Jordan and camped before crossing over. Haven’t I commanded you? 12-13 The Reubenites, Gadites, and the half-tribe of Manasseh had crossed over in battle formation in front of the People of Israel, obedient to Moses’ instructions. While the promise that God would be with Joshua was specific to Joshua, the principle extends to us today. Tomorrow God will work miracle-wonders among you.”. Cross this Jordan River, you and all the people. These stones are a permanent memorial for the People of Israel.’”. No one went out and no one came in. 19-22 The people came up out of the Jordan on the tenth day of the first month. After the death of Moses the servant of GOD, GOD spoke to Joshua, Moses’ assistant: “Moses my servant is dead. Joshua 1:5 King James Version (KJV). When your children ask you, ‘What are these stones to you?’ you’ll say, ‘The flow of the Jordan was stopped in front of the Chest of the Covenant of God as it crossed the Jordan—stopped in its tracks. 21 She said, “If that’s what you say, that’s the way it is,” and sent them off. You are going to lead this people to inherit the land that I promised to give their ancestors. ” Surely Joshua felt that same sense of being alone. Joshua 1:5 5 All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. GOD spoke to Joshua, “Look sharp now. Joshua 22 The Message (MSG). Gain a concise, fundamental grasp of what the Bible is all about with our new, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible, Sunlight/Grass Leather-Look, The Message: New Testament, Psalms, and Proverbs--Personal-Size Edition, The Message Deluxe Gift Bible--soft leather-look, amethyst gem, The Message, Large Print, Brown Trio Leather-Look, Contemporary Comparative Side-by-Side Bible: NIV/NKJV/NLT/The Message, Bonded leather, burgundy. 23-24 The men headed back. “Moses my servant is dead. The people left their tents to cross the Jordan, led by the priests carrying the Chest of the Covenant. Chase them—you can still catch them!” (She had actually taken them up on the roof and hidden them under the stalks of flax that were spread out for her on the roof.) Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Crawford Loritts learned what he knows about leadership, courage, responsibility, etc. (Joshua 1:1-5:15) Call and Preparation of a New Leader (Joshua 1:1-9). Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Courage! Joshua 1:5. It’s still called that. Everybody there is in a state of panic because of us.”, 3 1-4 Joshua was up early and on his way from Shittim with all the People of Israel with him. Anyone who questions what you say and refuses to obey whatever you command him will be put to death. All your life, no one will be able to hold out against you. Then you’ll get where you’re going; then you’ll succeed. Joshua simply said, "Hear the words of the Lord your God." 5 When all the Amorite kings west of the Jordan and the Canaanite kings along the seacoast heard how God had stopped the Jordan River before the People of Israel until they had crossed over, their hearts sank; the courage drained out of them just thinking about the People of Israel. Look over the land. I’ve already given Jericho to … C. Joshua delivered the Message. Get going. First, God expects His followers to live strong and courageous lives. It’s all yours. Anyone who goes out the doors of your house into the street and is killed, it’s his own fault—we aren’t responsible. 12-13 “Now promise me by God. He asked, “What orders does my Master have for his servant?”, 15 God’s army commander ordered Joshua, “Take your sandals off your feet. Hide out for three days and give your pursuers time to return. All the males who had left Egypt, the soldiers, had died in the wilderness on the journey out of Egypt. Get going. Make sure you keep a proper distance between you and it, about half a mile—be sure now to keep your distance!—and you’ll see clearly the route to take. Strength! 17 And there they stood; those priests carrying the Chest of the Covenant stood firmly planted on dry ground in the middle of the Jordan while all Israel crossed on dry ground. Then you will be free to return to your possession, given to you by Moses the servant of God, across the Jordan to the east.”, 16-18 They answered Joshua: “Everything you commanded us, we’ll do. 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