taking the land

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taking the land

Joshua 12:7-8 (JDV)

Joshua 12:7 Joshua and the Israelites struck down these kings of the land beyond the Jordan to the west, from Baal-gad in the Valley of Lebanon to Mount Halak, which ascends toward Seir (Joshua gave their land as an inheritance to the tribes of Israel according to their allotments:
Joshua 12:8 the hill country, the Judean foothills, the Arabah, the slopes, the wilderness, and the Negev – the lands of the Hethites, Amorites, Canaanites, Perizzites, Hivites, and Jebusites):

taking the land

Irving L. Jensen writes: “Faith and obedience to instructions from God will see the fortress of the enemy of the soul crumble under the mighty hand of the Lord. For this purpose the ‘Son of God [was] manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil’ (1 John 3:8)” (Joshua: Rest-land Won, 63).

God keeps his promises to us, and Jesus is going to destroy all his enemies and give us an eternal land of rest. But right now, we have to do warfare for each piece of land. Our warfare is different than that of the Israelites under Joshua because we battle for the minds and hearts of the lost. But we have enemies that must be defeated as well.

Lord, may we be busy and diligent in taking the land that belongs to you.

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About Jefferson Vann

Jefferson Vann is pastor of Piney Grove Advent Christian Church in Delco, North Carolina. You can contact him at marmsky@gmail.com -- !
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