February 7, 2010
Joshua 3-4:24 The story of Godís people finally crossing the Jordan river and entering into the ďPromise LandĒ is not only a fulfillment of Godís promise, but is a spiritual picture or shadow of the people of God crossing over from this life to the next life. Letís compare what happened to Godís people then to what God expects to happen to His people now.
Joshua 4:5-7 God had the nation set up a ďmemorialĒ pile of stones in order for the people to be reminded of what God had done for them on their miraculous trip to the promise Land.
II Peter 1:12-15, 2-7 Peter said we are to be continually reminded what God has done for us.
I Corinthians 4:17 We are to remember the things (doctrine) that Paul taught in the churches.
THINGS NOT TO FORGET
∑ SALVATION EXPERIENCE
∑ GODíS PROVISION AND KEEPING
∑ GODíS PROMISES
∑ OUR ETERNAL DESTINY
Joshua 4:4 Joshua chose twelve men who were to take the twelve stones for the memorial, but he ďpreparedĒ them for this special service to the Lord. We must be ďpreparedĒ before we serve.
Romans 12:1 Before we serve God we must sacrifice ourselves to Him as a clean vessel.
Joshua 4:12-13 Joshua had also prepared Godís people for battle in order to take the land.
Ephesians 6:11-17 We are warned that our life as Christians is a war and we must be prepared.
THINGS TO PREPARE FOR
∑ GIVING OURSELVES AND OUR FINANCES
Joshua 4:3, 10 Just as all the priests that held the ark stood firm until all was finished, we also are called to stand firm and fast until we have finished our race to the other side.
Acts 2:41-42 Just as the early Christians took a stand on Christ and Godís Word, we must also.
I Corinthians 16:13 Paul warns us to be watchful and stand fast in the faith and act like men.
Ephesians 6:13 Godís Word tells us that we need the entire armor that God supplies to stand.
THINGS WE MUST STAND FOR
∑ THE PURE PERFECT INSPIRED WORD OF GOD (KJV 1611)
∑ THE VIRGIN BIRTH OF JESUS CHRIST
∑ THE SINLESS LIFE OF JESUS CHRIST
∑ THE BLOOD ATONEMENT OF JESUS CHRIST
∑ THE BODILY RESURRECTION OF JESUS CHRIST
∑ THE SOON RETURN OF JESUS CHRIST
∑ PRAYING IN THE NAME OF JESUS