Spiritual Power. Power that is spiritual encompasses all of our life; we totally lack the ability to do the things God requires in His commandments. Yet, if we go to Him as our God and King, He will give us the power to face all of the circumstances of life.
3 You have seen all that the
LORD your God has done to all these nations because of you, for the LORD
your God is He who has fought for you. 4 See, I have divided to you by
lot these nations that remain, to be an inheritance for your tribes,
from the Jordan, with all the nations that I have cut off, as far as the
Great Sea westward. 5 And the LORD your God will expel them from before
you and drive them out of your sight. So you shall possess their land,
as the LORD your God promised you. 6 Therefore be very courageous to
keep and to do all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses, lest
you turn aside from it to the right hand or to the left, 7 and lest you
go among these nations, these who remain among you. You shall not make
mention of the name of their gods, nor cause anyone to swear by them;
you shall not serve them nor bow down to them, 8 but you shall hold fast
to the LORD your God, as you have done to this day. 9 For the LORD has
driven out from before you great and strong nations; but as for you, no
one has been able to stand against you to this day.
10 One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.
11 Therefore take careful heed to yourselves, that you love the LORD your God.
Joshua 23:3-11, NKJV
The book of Joshua is such an encouraging book; even just a cursory reading of the book tells you that Joshua was truly possessed with power from the Lord. In this passage Joshua is giving a benediction to Israel, particularly to its elders, heads, judges, and officers. As we read the Old Testament we understand Joshua's concern for the Israelites. Often times, the nation was only as good as its leaders; this is especially true of Israel after the death of Joshua as recorded in the book of Judges.
The key verse in the above passage is verse 10:
One man of you shall chase a thousand, for the LORD your God is He who fights for you, as He promised you.
Do you seek power that is spiritual? Go to the God of Power! The Old Testament is filled with examples of mighty men of God who faced unbelievable odds, and yet came out of the battles as victors.
Is this only true of battles? No, power that is spiritual encompasses all of our life; we totally lack the ability to do the things God requires in His commandments. Yet, if we go to Him as our God and King, He will give us the power to face all of the circumstances of life. Just as God fought the battles for His people in the Old Testament, so will He fight our own spiritual battles today.
We serve the same God Whom Joshua served. As a matter of fact, our God is the same God served by Abraham, Isaac, Joseph, Daniel, and the list goes on. We live in a day that is consumed by materialism. Often we forget the spiritual world that exists all around us. This spiritual world is just as real as the world we see every day. And yet, we tend to focus more on the world around us, which will all pass away, rather than the spiritual world which will exist forever!
Pray that God would fill you with His spiritual power so that you may face everything that comes in your life today with spiritual victory.
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