The Great Adventure
Sound The Battle Cry
Joshua just sort of pops onto the scene suddenly in Exodus 17 with little introduction, almost as if he’s been there all along.
But that would be Joshua’s calling, that would be his great adventure!
Notice how, over and over there, God tells Joshua, “Be Strong and Courageous, do not be afraid!” followed by the constant reassurance “I will be with you.”
So, what God was calling Joshua to was much more than simply leading a nation or serving as some kind of figurehead.
This wasn’t just a dispute over land, this was God’s Army, these were God’s People, and this was God’s Purpose! And so, Joshua was going to fight it God’s Way!
Joshua serves to remind us (even today) that there is a time when God calls his people to battle; to “Sound the Battle Cry!”, that there is a time for war!
Christians, we are called to war; not with the people of the world, but with the spiritual forces of evil which seek to control our world, led by the devil himself!
I want to make sure that before we leave here today that you’re in the Lord’s Army! God is calling on you to suit up!