an agenda and this week we will examine another man that was
strategically used by God. Joshua was selected to take over when Moses
died and lead the Israelites into the Promised Land. We know some things
about Joshua but there are many aspects of his life that are a mystery.
We donít know a lot about his mother, how old he was when he left Egypt,
whether or not he was married and had children. All we know is that his
fatherís name was Nun and that he was from the tribe of Ephraim, who was
the second born son to Joseph, the son of Jacob.
prince of Egypt, Moses had been trained in warfare, and once the
children got away from Pharaoh, Moses must had started military training
for the young men in order to be ready to defend themselves against the
different nations that would come against them. Joshua must have
excelled because he was chosen as the commander to defend against the
first attack by the Amalekites, a battle he won thanks to supernatural
intervention by the Lord.
was not a Levite, Joshua could not serve as a priest. Moses utilized him
as a military and political leader and he became Mosesí right hand. The
sin nature revealed itself once he was elevated to this position of
power, when he asked Moses to rebuke two men who were prophesying
without having been properly licensed.
was one of the princes selected to spy out the land of Canaan, and
together with Caleb, he urged the immediate possession of the land.
After being vetted by Moses and completing his assignments with honor,
Joshua was chosen to become the successor to Moses and lead the
Israelites into the Promised Land.
task must have been stressful for Joshua since he did not know if the
people would accept his leadership. To make sure the act of succession
went as intended, the instructed Joshua to be officially set apart in
the in the tabernacle and given a personal appearance by Jesus. There is
much we can learn from the life of Joshua, specifically how God prepares
the people he wants to install in leadership. Please join me this week
so you can prepare for serving in the thousand year kingdom.
Print out the sermon outline and let's examine the
Scriptures together Sunday morning at 9:00 AM PST.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John S. Torell