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Claiming God's Promise (10 of 12)
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The book of Joshua divides neatly into two major sections. The first section is chapters 1-12 which describe the conquest of the land. The second section is chapters 13-24 which describe the claiming of the land.
I've said over and over again through this series that the book of Joshua is about claiming our inheritance in Jesus Christ. Just as the people of Israel and the 12 tribes were commanded to step up and step out in faith, we are called to claim God's promise and our inheritance in Jesus Christ.
The word ''inheritance'' is found over fifty times in these ten chapters and is a very important word. The Jews ''inherited'' their land. They didn't win their land as spoils of battle or purchase their land as a business transaction. The Lord, who was the sole owner, leased the land to them. God had instructed them in Leviticus 25:23 that the ''land shall not be sold permanently, for the land is Mine; for you are strangers and sojourners with me.'' Imagine having God as your landlord! The ''rent'' God required from His people was obedience to His law and commands. (Wiersbe)
Today, I want to challenge you to claim God's promises for your life; to claim your inheritance in Christ. You could never win it on your own or purchase it for yourself, but you can claim it through the power of Jesus Christ. God desires for you to live in victory, not defeat, to live in the Promised Land, not the wilderness, to live as an heir to your inheritance, not as an orphan with no hope. God has a promise for you and it's time for you to step out in faith and claim it.
I know what you're thinking, ''Pastor, how can I claim God's promise in my life? I want to, but I just don't know how?'' Here's the question; how can we ...
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