Summary: We must honestly consider the question: DO I REALLY TRUST GOD? More than words, will our 5 senses lead us away from the plan of God. Often our emotions and words disagree with THE WALK OF FAITH. We must bring our words and emotions tothe light.
DEALING WITH THE FIVE KINGS --- THE ENEMIES OF GOD...
By Wade Martin Hughes, Sr. Kyfingers@aol.com
Introduction: 5 ports of entry feed a person, the five senses can be counter productive to
TRUSTING THE PLAN OF GOD.
Proverbs 3:5 Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
Psalm 20:7 Some trust in chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the name
of the LORD our God.
Psalm 37:3 Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the land, and verily
thou shalt be fed.
I. THERE ARE TIMES THAT LIFE IS SO HEAVY, DEPRESSION AND MISERY SEEM
TO TRY TO LOCK US IN A PIT, A CAVE THAT CAN BECOME A DEATH PIT.
A. Sometimes life is like a CHERRY --- the PIT.
B. Joseph had a very vocal high opinion of himself...
C. A high self opinion tends to LOCK others out,
and KNOCK OTHERS DOWN...
Psalm 40:1 To the chief Musician, A Psalm of David.
I waited patiently for the Lord; and he inclined unto me, and heard my cry.
 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a
rock, and established my goings.
 And he hath put a new song in my mouth, even praise unto our God: many shall see it,
and fear, and shall trust in the Lord.
 Blessed is that man that maketh the Lord his trust, and respecteth not the proud, nor
such as turn aside to lies.
E. THOUGH LIFE TENDS TO TAKE US TO A HORRIBLE PIT ---
The pit is miry clay, slip -sliding away...
F. ANSWER THIS QUESTION: DO WE REALLY TRUST THE LORD?
Will out 5 senses and EMOTIONS release the WORDS and ATTITUDES THAT
SHOW OUR COMPLETE TRUST?
TRUSTING IN THE LORD'S PLAN WILL HELP US ARISE OUT OF THE DARK CAVE.
II. THERE WILL BE SEASONS OF TESTING THAT WILL TELL WHERE
OUR WORDS, DEEDS AND AND HEART AND TRUST REALLY LIE...
A. ONE OMER OF MANNA... test obedience.
B. UTTERLY DESTROY ALL THE ENEMIES...
if not you will fall in sin with them...
C. Saul says: I OBEYED the orders and destroyed all.
Samuel says: WHAT DO I HEAR?
III. IT IS EASIER TO SAY I TRUST THAN TO TRUST...
WE MUST DEVELOP A GET UP ATTITUDE... WE MUST GET UP... AND FACE OUR
GIANTS... WE MUST TRUST GOD THAT THE SAME PROBLEMS THAT KILL MANY
WILL MAKE US BETTER AND STRONGER
A. WE LEFT RUNNING IN FEAR... WE RAN DEFEATED...
Achan's sin brought defeat and a defeated attitude...
B. We must acknowledge, correct, repent of sin.
C. THERE IS A REAL PROMISE, WE MUST CLAIM IT...
Joshua 8:18 And the Lord said unto Joshua, Stretch out the spear that is in thy hand toward Ai;
for I will give it into thine hand. And Joshua stretched out the spear that he had in his hand toward
 And the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched
out his hand: and they entered into the city, and took it, and hasted and set the city on fire.
IV. WANT TO EVALUATE OUR TRUST?
JOSHUA SAW THE NEGATIVE CROWD RULE AND HINDERED THE 2 MILLION
PEOPLE FROM RECEIVING THEIR PROMISE...
WE HAVE COME TO A NEW DAY, THE PROMISE IS BEFORE US...
WE ARE FACING 5 KINGS, 5 WELL EQUIPED AND WELL TRAINED ARMIES
COME IN AN ALLIANCE AGAINST GOD'S PEOPLE AND THEIR PROMISE!
Joshua 10:5 Therefore the five kings of the Amorites, the king of Jerusalem, the king of
Hebron, the king of Jarmuth, the king of Lachish, the king of Eglon, gathered themselves
together, and went up, they and all their hosts, and encamped before Gibeon, and made
war against it.
 And the men of Gibeon sent unto Joshua to the camp to Gilgal, saying, Slack not
thy hand from thy servants; come up to us quickly, and save us, and help us: for all the
kings of the Amorites that dwell in the mountains are gathered together against us.
A. God can INTERVENE and turn the BAD into Good... the whole world is against us...
B. THIS VICTORY WILL MAKE A TESTIMONY...
C. GOD'S POWER IS ABOVE HUMAN HAND'S ABILITY AND VISION.
D. ALL THIS TROUBLE IS NEITHER GOOD OR BAD... IT IS NEUTRAL...
IT IS WHAT WE DO WITH THIS TROUBLE.
Will this be a STUMBLING BLOCK or a STEPPING STONE?
V. JOSHUA LEARNED DO NOT GIVE CREDIANCE TO THE NEGATIVE CROWD...
WE MUST LEARN THE TOOLS GOD GIVES... listen to the Lord..
GOD IS GOING TO HELP US...
Joshua 10:8 And the Lord said unto Joshua, Fear them not: for I have delivered them into