By Jasmine Green on October 06, 2013
If ever there was a daunting moment in history, this might have to be it.
Moses, Israel’s great leader and friend of God, had just died. And now Joshua had the task of leading Israel into the Promised Land, 40 years after they started the journey out of Egypt. On top of that, the Promised Land was already occupied and heavily fortified.
And then God speaks to Joshua:
“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them. Be strong and very courageous…This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:6-9 NLT)
It’s interesting that God, who knows the very most inner thoughts of man, says not once, but three times to Joshua, “Be strong and courageous”.
Joshua was more than likely feeling quite the opposite in that very moment.
Yet, there is great power in confessing with faith the opposite of what current circumstances present. Speaking out the opposite of natural conditions in faith, transpires into the supernatural – where impossible things become possible – and what seem to be impenetrable walls, such as that in Jericho, are brought to the ground.
When you come up to a mountain or a wall in the natural, shift the atmosphere by speaking the opposite.
Remember, the Lord your God is with you wherever you go!
Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.