Proverbs 29:18 says, “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” In this scripture, vision takes on two vital aspects. First, it is vision of our redemption. Joshua instilled within God’s people the confidence that the Lord would fight for them and deliver them from ever ..
Through maintaining a deep and intimate (http://dennisburkeministries.org/books/Knowing-God-Intimately) communion with God we have the assurance of victory upon victory. We have the Spirit of God to overcome (http://dennisburkeministries.org/cds/The_Spirit_of_the_Overcomer) any obstacle or chall ..
The third principle Joshua pursued to receive victory upon victory is a deep confidence in God’s faithfulness to His promise. In Joshua 21:45 from the Berkeley version, notice what is written: “Of all the good promises which the Lord had made to the house of Israel, not one failed; t ..
Joshua’s victory went far beyond his own ability. He continued to march onward to conquer (http://dennisburkeministries.org/books/You-Can-Conquer-Lifes-Conflicts) every enemy with increased (http://dennisburkeministries.org/cds/Creating-an-Atmosphere-and-Attitude-for-Increase) assurance. H ..
Once we, as believers, begin to recognize and affirm in our own lives the conquering (http://dennisburkeministries.org/books/You-Can-Conquer-Lifes-Conflicts) attitude the Holy Spirit (http://dennisburkeministries.org/books/Yielding-to-the-Holy-Spirit) has over our enemies, we will be lifted into ..
As long as we depend on God’s courage and strength, we need not be defeated. “Teach me Your way, O Lord, and lead me in a smooth path, because of my enemies. I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living. Wait on th ..
David learned the lesson of courage and restraint after he returned from battle to Ziklag and found that the Amalekites had burned the city and taken their families (see 1 Samuel 30). David did two very important things in response to this crisis. First, he encouraged himself in the Lord his ..
There are times when we are under attack that we must respond with a sense of spiritual violence. We must aggressively release the power of God that is stored up within us. Jesus said, “...the kingdom of heaven suffers violence, and the violent take it by force” (Matthew 11:12). When we face an ..
When we come under attack by the enemy, we can tap into the same kind of courage that Joshua demonstrated when he conquered the city of Jericho. An easy way to understand courage is to associate it with a buoyant spirit, the kind of attitude that just will not be put down or made bitter because ..
The success that Joshua experienced at Jericho demonstrated clearly that he had taken the position as the commander of Israel with an astonishing sense of leadership. There was no question that he was fearlessly following Jehovah’s command. One of the key ingredients of his sweeping su ..