Where are your enemies? What or who is making you weary? Have you forgotten who fights for you? Why do we let our feeble minds drift off and get overpowered with fear and doubt?
Joshua 10:9 And the Lord said to Joshua, “Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands. Not a man of them shall stand before you. 9. So Joshua came upon them suddenly..”
……..24 When they brought these kings out to Joshua, Joshua called for all the men of Israel, and said to the chiefs of the men of war who had gone with him, "Come near, put your feet on the necks of these kings." So they came near and put their feet on their necks. 25Joshua then said to them, "Do not fear or be dismayed! Be strong and courageous, for thus the LORD will do to all your enemies with whom you fight." 26So afterward Joshua struck them and put them to death, and he hanged them on five trees; and they hung on the trees until evening.…
I truly enjoy the book of Joshua. It goes against the grain of this world. It goes against every political correctness. It’s crazy! It’s about war, a phenomenal event and victory after victory. It is a great motivational,and empowerment book that gets your spirit stirring. After reading Joshua, you can’t help but straighten your backbone, look that problem straight in the face and tell it, “You’re defeated! You’re under my feet. My God has given you into my hands.”
What I truly love is the underlying message throughout the book. God does the fighting for us and we can rest in Him. Towards the end of Joshua’s life, he reminds them of who fought for them and the same God that defeated their enemies will continue fighting for them. To me, the most powerful sentence for battle is the assurance , “ it is the Lord your God who fights for you.”
Joshua 23: 8 but you shall cling to the Lord your God just as you have done to this day. 9 For the Lord has driven out before you great and strong nations. And as for you, no man has been able to stand before you to this day.10 One man of you puts to flight a thousand, since it is the Lord your God who fights for you, just as he promised you.
I can’t help but get encouraged time and time again. It’s like a renewing of the spirit when I read Joshua. God gave us a glimpse of His power in Exodus to set the stage for future generations. When Moses got tired, Aaron and Hur stepped in to hold up his hands. It is symbolic. As they held up his hands in a form of worship, Exodus 17:13 “Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword.” The same is true today. We don’t need to fight. We just need to raise our hands and worship. Worship Him even when the situation doesn’t make sense. Worship Him even when you don’t understand. Worship Him even when you don’t feel like it.
So, where are your enemies? I will tell you, “Under your feet.” Just like Joshua commanded the chiefs to put their feet on the necks of those kings, You too are to put the enemy under you….JenJenMarie