Death is not the end it is the beginning of something new. We build on the lives of those who came before us. When someone dies those who were divinely connected to them receive their mantle. Not every promise will be fulfilled in one’s lifetime it is passed on and brought forth through the next generations.
Our God-given assignment is tied together with our spiritual fathers and mothers. It doesn’t mean we are a copy carbon of doing things exactly as they did it just means we are building on it even if it looks quite different.
Moses was directed to God to lead the children of Israel out of Egypt, through the wilderness, and into the Promised Land. Sadly, due to the rebellion of the Israelites, he only got to see Canaan but never really stepped into it.
Joshua was the one to lead the 2nd generation of the children of Israel into the Promised Land. Joshua had faithfully assisted Moses for many years often lingering in the presence of God long after his Moses left. He also led the army to fight when enemies stood against them. He was prepared by God for such a time as this.
Life is full of tests which are opportunities for advancement. We pass or fail whether we apply God’s Word or handle it in our own way. Promotion is from the Lord and for those who are moving forward, overcoming trials, their time will come. We were all created for greatness, God desires us all to take ground, to grab hold of what He has promised us.
The transition can be scary, we get comfortable when we have been in a certain place for an extended time, for change brings a lot of uncertainties. To move up we have to move on and a greater level of trust is required. We can only transition smoothly if we lean on God, knowing He is with us and will empower us in our new role of leadership.
THE TIME HAS COME!!! CROSSOVER!!!!
Greatness in the Kingdom of God is not determined by an individuals superb strength and ability but rather on their union with Christ. When the Lord says to be strong and courageous to Joshua it means be one with Him. As Ephesians 6:10 says “Be strong in the Lord and the power of His might,” and as 2 Timothy 1:7 says, “God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of love, power, and a sound mind.”
The world honors those who are the best at something, and people strive, giving their life to being better than others, but no matter how great someone is, someone greater will come, and their place in history will be pushed aside. No matter one’s accomplishments there are spiritual forces one can not overcome without supernatural ability that comes from God.
Spiritual strength increases through growing faith. Faith as Romans 10:17 says “comes by hearing and hearing God’s Word. Joshua 1:7-8 says “to be careful to not deviate from the instructions of the Lord, to meditate night and day on them, to be sure to obey everything in it, and only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.”
This is the key to our success the devotion we have to the Word of God. There is no other way we can be strong and remain in Christ unless we know how to walk hand in hand with Him. The courage we have is because no matter what test comes our way the answers we need are in the Word. This is why we shouldn't get discouraged because we know God and can trust Him to be faithful to His Word. He is with us, wherever we go, so there is no need for us to ever be afraid.
Many believers are suffering because they don’t know what has been promised them due to being spiritual illiterate. The bible is filled with promises of the inheritance we have in Christ, but if you don’t take the time to know what it contains you will never possess it. You may be saved but yet still deceived, living in Lo-Debar, when you are supposed to be in the Palace.