March 21, 2018: SOAP #3030: Joshua 9-11; 1Corinthians 6 Scripture:  Joshua (NIV) 11:4 They [all the kings mentioned in verses 1-3] came out with all their troops and a large number of horses and chariots"a huge army, as numerous as the sand on the seashore. 5 All these kings joined forces and made camp together […]

March 21, 2018: SOAP #3030: Joshua 9-11; 1Corinthians 6

Scripture:  Joshua (NIV) 11:4 They [all the kings mentioned in verses 1-3] came out with all their troops and a large number of horses and chariots"a huge army, as numerous as the sand on the seashore. 5 All these kings joined forces and made camp together at the Waters of Merom, to fight against Israel.

Observation:    All these kings make an agreement to join their armies to fight against Israel.   God could have confused their plans and allowed Israel to face their armies one at a time.  Surely these kings thought they would have a superior army to defeat Israel.   Working together, they could easily defeat Israel.   They did not realize that the size of their army had no effect on Israel's God!

I am thinking that God also must have thought this was a good plan.  The Israelites could win one big battle instead of 10-15 smaller ones.

Application:    Israel's God is my God!   The size of the battle in which I am struggling makes no difference to Him!   I must keep my eyes on Him; keep my ears open to His voice; and be quick to obey.   It might be a big battle because He wants to get it over more quickly!

Yesterday I read of Turkey's semi-official newspaper calling for urgent action in forming a 57-nation (5-million strong) 'Army of Islam' 'to besiege and attack Israel.'   They would 'greatly exceed Israel's army in manpower, equipment and budget' BUT they would not have Israel's God! http://mobile.wnd.com/2018/03/army-of-islam-would-be-worlds-biggest-military/

Prayer:      Heavenly Father, you are just as big today on my behalf as you were when Israel was taking possession of the land you promised them!   I have no reason to be alarmed!  Amen

Pastor Leon
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