Thankfully, the Lord isn’t a god of the past. He is the great “I Am” who continually is directing individuals towards the treasures of His Kingdom. It is His delight to reveal the mysteries of the Kingdom to those revolutionaries who unconditionally trust Him.
Individuals like Joshua. Although a slave by birth, Joshua’s words and actions were those of a revolutionary. He unequivocally believed that with God nothing is impossible. That God is faithful and never forsakes His chosen. Today’s believer must have this same revolutionary mindset because the Lord refuses to pour fresh, creative ideas and blessings into dead attitudes and works.
What is a revolutionary mindset?
- God’s Word is your life’s compass.
- Willingness to fight until the victory is yours.
- Stepping out of your comfort zone into the territory of the unknown.
- Standing in the gap for those rejected by culture or religion.
- Defending and enlarging the Kingdom no matter the cost.
- Demolishing ungodly paradigms.
- Dissolving ungodly relationships.
- Building a life upon the foundation of God’s Truth— His Word.
Us revolutionaries would be wise to remember the words of Joshua as we cross over into our promise land— our destinies.
“The Lord your God will expel them right in front of your eyes and force them out of your way. You will take their land as the Lord your God told you.
Now you must be very strong to keep and to do everything written in the Book of Moses Teachings. Don’t turn away from them. Don’t get mixed up with the nations left in your territory. Don’t ever mention the names of their gods or swear an oath to them. Don’t ever serve their gods or bow down to them. You must be loyal to the Lord your God as you have been until now.
The Lord has forced important and powerful nations out of your way. Not one person has ever been able to stand up to you. One of you used to chase a thousand. That was because the Lord your God was fighting for you as He had promised you. Be very careful to love the Lord your God.
But if you turn away and go along with the other nations within your borders, if you intermarry with them or associate with them. Then you should know that the Lord your God will never again force these people out of your way. Instead, they will be a snare and a trap for you. A whip laid to your sides and thorns in your eyes. Until none of you are left in this good land that the Lord your God has given you.
Pay attention because I will soon die like everyone else. You know with all your heart and soul that not one single promise which the Lord your God has given you has ever failed to come true. Every single word has come true. Every good word the Lord your God has promised you has come true for you.
In the same way the Lord will bring about every evil curse until He has destroyed you from this good land that He has given you. When you ignore the conditions placed on you by the Lord your God and follow other gods. Serve them and bow down to them. The Lord will be angry with you. Then you will quickly disappear from the good land He has given you.” (Joshua 23:3-16)
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Have a great day! Rita
Be the VOICE heard amidst the deafening sound of sameness!