Summary: The Faith and willingness of Rahab to be used by God!
GOD USES THE WILLING!!
God sometimes uses people that you wouldn’t think
That He would use – LIKE ME!!!
OR someone that you think is not a Saint!!!!
I guess if you are already good in the eyes of the Lord
Then you couldn’t be the witness He sometimes looks for!
After Moses Died - God already had someone ready to take his place – Who already had the knowledge
that Moses had, of the Conquest of Canaan by the
JOSHUA was the son of NUN
Born with the Name Hoshea but Re – names by Moses
Joshua was Moses’ field commander and
Personal aide and was also a Spirit filled Disciple
He followed Moses up the mountain to receive the
Torah in the 24th chapter of Exodus!!!!
And acted as A believing, Courageous Spy Along
With Caleb in the 14th Chapter of Numbers.
As Israels New Leader after Moses He functioned
As a military commander in taking the Land of
Cannan and Administrator in allotting the land.
The Israelites were still camping on the East
Side of the Jordan River when the Lord appeared to Joshua
With A message.
He was commanded to lead the Children of Israel across the Jordan Immediately – and conquer the land
Which had been promised to their Fathers
The Lord outlined the extent of the land which had been set aside for Israel from North to South Starting at the great Euphrates River – to the Borders of the land of Edom and Moab toward Egypt.
From East to West starting at the Syrian desert to the
Mediterranean Sea – This territory consisted of many
Different types of soil and vegetation
It was beautiful Mountains – Fertile Plains and Valleys
It had Rivers and Lakes – Wide Forests
And just un-limited Natural Resources
And all this was to be conquered and would be
The permanent Home of a great Nation.
Leviticus 20:24 Says
But I have said unto you, ye shall inherit their land, and I will give it unto you to possess it. A Land that
Floweth with Milk and Honey.
The entire area except for a part East of the Jordan River
Had already been taken from the Amorites, Ammonites and the Midianites – which was then held by some various
It was not held by one united people nor ruled by
There were several small nations occupying
Different sections of the country and each one
Was ruled by its Own King
These Little Tribal Nations were almost always engaged
In Wars amongst themselves
So this made Joshua
S Job much easier
Since there was no probability of Opposition cause these tribes hated one another
The Lord not only commanded Joshua to conquer the Entire Land but Assured him of His mighty presense
JOSHUA 24:28 SAYS:
So Joshua let the people depart
Every Man unto His Inheritance
The Lord urged Joshua to be Strong and have good courage
And have confidence of a Large Victory and success
The Laws given by Moses were to be read constantly – and to be carefully Obeyed by Joshua and the Israelites
The duties of Religion must never be neglected
THEN NOR NOW!!!
The Lord warned Joshua and all the people that they
Must remain loyal, Faithful, and Obedient to God
And his teachings
And true religion must always hold a place in
the hearts of their country
DEUT 28:7 SAYS
The Lord shall cause thine Enemies that
Rise up against thee to be smitten before thy
Face: they shall come out against thee one way
And flee before thee Seven Ways
The war that Joshua was starting against these little
Heathen tribes was gonna be like the Orkin man on a Bug!
These people had defied our God!
They had worshipped false gods and idols
They were of the lowest forms of wickedness
And there was no hope of civil or Moral Re-Form
They were to be completely Destroyed
This was Gods Will!!!
And was ordered to Joshua and all of Israel!!!
EXODUS 23:27 SAYS:
I will send my fear before thee, and will destroy all the people to whom thou shalt come, and I will make all thine enemies turn their backs unto thee.
Any failure to carry out these orders would result
In punishment from God!!!
HEBREW 13:5 SAYS
BE content with such things as ye have for
He hath said:
I will never leave thee, Nor Forsake thee!!
So we may boldly say
The Lord is my helper – and I will not fear what Man
Shall do unto me!!
After full directions from God Joshua sent his
Officers through the camps of Israel to prepare
The People for their New Venture
Joshua said we will begin our march against Cannanites