Summary: Teaches God’s children to not speak doubt and unbelief, but speaking faith in their life and others.
Text: Joshua 6:10-16,20
Title: It’s Time To Shout!
I. Don’t Speak Doubt and Unbelief! (Watching what you say)
A. Joshua told the people to be quiet! Not to say a peep! Why? Because he knew their history! A history of griping and complaining! A history of murmuring against Moses and Aaron. And for 40 years the children of Israel making circles in the wilderness, and not experiencing the richness of the land that flowed with milk and honey. Jesus warned us about this when He said in Matthew 15:11, “Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man.”
B. You see folks; we need to watch what we say! We need to watch speaking doubt and unbelief into our situations! Church, we need to catch ourselves before we speak negatively on matters concerning the kingdom of God! Every single thought that the devil plants into your mind, trying to exalt itself (Making it seem larger than the Kingdom of God) you need to cast it down! Get control over your thoughts! What are you talking about Bobby? Well, when you have thoughts that are not lining up to the Word of God, you need to cast those thoughts down with the Word of God!
C. You see Church, its time for a turn around in your life! Its time to quit living in the land of Bondage, and start living in the land of milk and honey! Its time to stop living in the land of not enough, and start living in the land of more than enough! You see friend; God wants to bring a spiritual increase in your life! But you need to quit speaking doubt! Quit murmuring and complaining! Start praising God, become like a child, because Jesus said, “Out of the lips of babes has the Lord ordained praise!”
D. DO you want to turn your situation around? Do you want to see the walls of defeat! The walls of insufficiency! The walls of spiritual stagnancy! The walls of murmuring! The walls of depression! Doubt! Unbelief! Crumble in your life? Start praising God! Start shouting to the Lord with a triumphal breath of praise!
i. This is what happened when Jesus entered Jerusalem! He ordains praise! He’s saying its OK to shout! Get the victory! The religious folk may call you radical, but that’s OK! Wave your hands! Clap your hands! SHOUT! I said Shout! Give your praises to the Lord this morning!
II. The Walls Will Come Down After The Shout
A. They were simply obedient to the Lord! They quit thinking negative, and started thinking positive! They quit thinking, “We can’t take that city,” to thinking, “The walls are gonna come down.” In the name of Jesus, quit saying, “No I can’t!” to “Yes I can!”
B. Israel’s Borders were extended after the Shout!
i. Are you ready to extend our borders? Awe, here I go again! Are you ready to grow? Well, the Children of Israel’s borders were extended after the walls fell! After the shout! Glory to God! I’m trying to tell you that’s why the Word of God tells us “The day for building your walls will come, the day for extending your boundaries.” Church, I’m trying to tell you that Welfare Christianity is over! I’m trying to tell you who you are in Christ! You’re a king and a priest! You’re a royal soul winner! You’re an Ambassador for Jesus Christ himself, strategically placed on the walls of Stratford, Oklahoma to proclaim the Good News of Jesus Christ! To proclaim, “This is the Day of the Lord.”
ii. Shout! Shout! For not only will our church borders extend, but also the borders of your heart will extend to the lost! Your spiritual life and walk with Jesus will grow! Shout to God! The walls are coming down! Get ready! Get ready!
III. Just open your mouth and give God the praise! Give God the glory! Shout to the Lord with the voice of triumph!
A. Ps 100:1 declares, “Make a joyful shout to the LORD, all you lands!”
B. Church, its time to shout! Its time for the walls of Jericho to fall in your life! In this Church! In your family! In your home! Its time to move forward to victory!
i. I’m gonna shout to the Lord with the voice of triumph! The devil might have told you that you’re defeated, but God is telling you this morning that you’re more than a conqueror thru Christ Jesus! He’s the One who gives you strength! And as your leader this morning, I’m telling you, now is the time for the shout! Now is the time for you to stand! Now is the time for victory! Its time to sound the trumpets! And today is the day of salvation! Glory to God! Give the Lord praise this morning!