0605 Why Enemy Stayed
Why Enemy Stayed?
Moses defeated 2 kings. Joshua defeated 31 kings
Half of Joshua is DEFEAT. Half of Joshua is DIVIDE
You can't divide spoil until you defeat the enemy
If you are at peace with sin, you are at war with God.
If you are at peace with God, you are at war with Satan.
No matter what. You are at war, either with God or against God.
Friend. Enemy. Fear (Disciples feared storm and then their savior)
- Gibeonites could not win & will not be escaped
- Friend of God makes enemy of nations
- Greatest miracles not his battle but someone else's
- Enemy hid, and died there
1. To test Israel if they will obey and worship God
Three Hebrew boys - declared ability of God to deliver and their commitment if up this does not go through
How many died in furnace, don't post pone your worship
Until you make the resolution, your not ready for breakthrough
Worship is better than breakthrough
They knew how to handle victories but not wilderness
Do you have extra oil for delay?
Our last words will not be CURSING GOD but like Stephen
Your story does not have to have good ending for you to be great (King of Ghana)
2. To teach Israel to fight war
Blessing of parents, you have things given not fighting
Lesson not to suffer but FIGHT
Soldier & Warrior
Book of Judges is all about this