God promised Joshua that Israel would defeat the Amorite kings. But the victory wouldn’t happen unless Joshua and Israel moved out in obedience and take hold of God’s promises.
What steps did Joshua take?
First, Joshua had a PROMISE. If God has promised something in His word, He is faithful to complete it.
Second, the victory required ACTION to activate it. The Lord does move out sovereignly, but more often, it’s our FAITH and OBEDIENCE that activates His promises.
What is a promise?
A promise is a covenant or declaration that one will do exactly what they say, or something will happen just as pledged.
Have you struggled to see victory in an area?
Sometimes, we are waiting on God to act in a situation. But what we don’t realize is He’s waiting on us to obey and move on His promises first.
What are God’s promises to us?
God has made thousands of promises in His Word. Here are a few:
I will cause my people and their homes around my holy hill to BE a blessing. And I will send showers, showers of blessings, which will come just when they are needed. Ezekiel 34:26 (NLT)
Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching DAILY at my doors, waiting at my doorway. Prov. 8:34
Lord, you have stored up great blessings for those who honor you. You do much for those who come to you for protection, blessing them before the watching world. Psalm 31:19 (NLT)
What steps do we take?
- Find one of God’s promises to stand on and declare that out loud over the situation.
- Ask Holy Spirit for instructions, steps, and actions to move out on that promise.
- Move forward in faith and obedience like your victory depends on it because it does!
So Joshua marched up from Gilgal with his entire army, including all the best fighting men. The LORD said to Joshua, “Do not be afraid of them; I have given them into your hand. Not one of them will be able to withstand you.” Joshua 10:7-8 NIV