Joshua Part 1
Study Guide / Outline
In this text, the speaker discusses the biblical account of Joshua’s conquest of the Promised Land. The focus is on the lessons that can be drawn from Joshua’s experiences in overcoming various challenges.
Section 1: Understanding Covenant and God’s Promises
- God established a covenant with the children of Israel.
- The covenant with Israel promised blessings and healing.
- The covenant for the rest of the world was made accessible through Jesus Christ.
- Mention of God’s covenant with Israel.
Section 2: Enforcing God’s Promises
- When God gives a promise, believers are to step into it and enforce it.
- Believers are responsible for driving out the inhabitants of their promised land.
- Prayer is often an expression of unbelief when asking for things God has already provided.
- Reference to God’s promises to the children of Israel regarding healing and victory.
Section 3: Possessing the Land
- Possessing the promised land requires faith and action.
- A person of faith not only receives a revelation but also takes action to possess the land.
- Clearing the land of enemies is essential for lasting victory.
- Mention of God’s promise of the land to the children of Israel.
Section 4: Conquering Canaan: Three Campaigns
- The conquest of Canaan is divided into three campaigns: central, southern, and northern.
- Jericho’s fall involved faith and obedience through a unique strategy.
- The defeat of Ai highlights the importance of obedience and full submission to God.
- The Gibeonites’ deception serves as a lesson about the consequences of not consulting God.
- Joshua’s prayer for extended daylight hours demonstrates faith and dependence on God.
- God uses various methods and miracles to grant victory in different situations.
- References to the events at Jericho, Ai, and the extended daylight hours.
Section 5: Personal Obedience and God’s Unique Guidance
- Every battle is different, and there is no fixed strategy for all situations.
- Believers should avoid trying to replicate others’ experiences and techniques.
- Personal obedience to God’s unique guidance in each situation is crucial.
- Victory is achieved by trusting God’s guidance and obeying His instructions.
- Emphasis on the need for personal obedience and sensitivity to God’s guidance.
Section 6: Submitting to God and Resisting the Devil
- To cause the enemy to flee, believers must submit to God and resist the devil.
- Submission to God and resisting the enemy should go hand in hand.
- Trusting God’s guidance results in victory, as seen in Joshua’s battles.
- Reference to James 4:7 about submitting to God and resisting the devil.
Section 7: Conclusion and Final Thoughts
- The central theme is the need for obedience to God’s commands.
- God’s unique guidance and personal obedience lead to victory.
- Believers should stay sensitive to God’s voice and not rely on patterns.
- Summary of the central theme and importance of obedience.