What Makes the Difference?

What Makes the Difference?

Why do some people miraculously find Jesus, share their testimonies fervently, and then fall away? How have others professed Christ since childhood, preached sermons, and never found salvation, peace of mind, or joy? Some sacrifice everything and keep believing, or suffer unspeakable never-ending pain and still praise the Lord? Despite their circumstances, like Job, they say, “though He slay me, yet will I trust Him.” Billy Graham and Charles Templeton went to school together and stood before thousands spreading the…

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The Promised Land

The Promised Land

  Don’t think the devil doesn’t try to convince us to change our minds once we have decided to follow Jesus. He left us alone when we were going in the same direction as he. Now, we have become his enemy. By any means possible, he will attempt to turn us back to the way we used to live. For this reason, Joshua 1:9 becomes a most important promise to remember.  Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous….

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The Promised Land

The Promised Land

The spiritual application for Israel’s crossing over Jordon begins as follows: (Read the two previous posts to understand where we are.) As Joshua followed God’s directives, he had the priests carry the Ark of the Covenant before the people. A covenant is an agreement God made with Israel to bring them. A land quantified as flowing with milk and honey. This land became the Promised Land to Israel (Its proper name was Canaan.) As the priest entered the overflowing banks…

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Have I Not Commanded You?

Have I Not Commanded You?

Satan seeks to terrify me. He tells me this is all too much for you. What do you think you are doing? Do you think you’re making a difference? Nobody cares about what you do, what you say. Jesus begins to speak. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9 Peace is mine once again. I will…

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The Promise Land

The Promise Land

The day after my last post (I was given Joshua 1:9 as a rebuke and encouragement,) “Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.” I also came to a greater understanding of the Christian walk. I will attempt to abbreviate the following: God performed a miracle to enlist Israel’s trust. After Moses died, Joshua took his place to direct…

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