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Summary: 1 of ? God began to make His leadership thru Joshua undeniable among His people. *God makes His leadership undeniable among His people. But How? God’s leadership is Undeniable in...

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GOD's UNDENIABLE LEADERSHIP-I—Joshua 3:7-17

Attention:

There is a couple from one of the churches where I had served, who have recently had another child...a beautiful little girl! She came out with enough hair to have a ‘permanent’!

I recently saw a picture of her on Facebook.

What I noticed in this latest picture is that the infant is the ‘spittin’ image’ of her big brother Henry.

Their relationship is UNDENIABLE!

We are faced with a lack of undeniably godly leadership in the world today.

We shouldn’t tolerate it in Christian circles.

Need:

God began to...magnify Joshua’s ministry among Israel...make His leader known among the children of Israel...make His leadership thru Joshua undeniable among His people.

*God makes His leadership undeniable among His people.

How does God make His leadership undeniable to His people?

1—God’s leadership is Undeniable in...

CONTINUITY(:7)

Explanation:(:7-8)

:7—“Now the LORD said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel, that they may know that just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you.”

“Now the LORD said to Joshua, “This day I will begin to exalt you in the sight of all Israel,...”

The LORD(YaHWeH) spoke to Joshua directly.

Joshua was to be “exalted.”

Joshua’s exaltation came from the Lord. Joshua’s exaltation was not a result of human ability.

The pending miraculous crossing of the Jordan was the beginning of Joshua’s exaltation.

God wanted His people to know that He will be with Joshua in the same sense that He had been with Moses.

“Begin to”—llx khaw-lal’—Hiphil(causative) Imperfect—1) To profane, defile, pollute, desecrate, begin. Strong—properly--To bore, i.e. by implication--To wound, to dissolve; figuratively--To profane(a person, place or thing), To break(one's word), To begin(as if by an "opening wedge"); denominative(from 02485)--To play(the flute).

“Exalt/Magnify”—ldg gaw-dal’—Hiphil(causative) Imperfect—1) To grow, become great or important, promote, make powerful, praise, magnify, do great things—1d) (Hiphil)—1d1) To make great, 1d2) To magnify, 1d3) To do great things. Strong—a primitive root; properly--To twist [compare 01434], i.e. To be(causatively--Make) large(in various senses, as in body, mind, estate or honor, also in pride).

“Sight”—Nye ah'-yin—1) Eye—1a) Eye—1a1) Of physical eye, 1a2) As showing mental qualities, 1a3) Of mental & spiritual faculties (fig.); 2) Spring, fountain. Strong—probably a primitive word; An eye(literally or figuratively); by analogy--A fountain(as the eye of the landscape).

“...Just as I have been with Moses, I will be with you.”

Why would this statement be reassuring to Joshua?

Rather than being satisfied with God’s determination, some would have balked at not taking Moses’ place or sharing his spotlight, preferring rather to receive praise but also notoriety.


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