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The Power of a Changed Life (3 of 12)
*A man from the back mountains of Kentucky found himself one day in a large city, for the first time standing outside an elevator. He watched as an old, haggard woman hobbled on, and the doors closed. A few minutes later the doors opened and a young, attractive woman marched smartly off. The father hollered to his youngest son, ''Billy Ray, go get your ma.''*
This is not the ''changed life'' we're talking about today. We're talking about a complete and total difference; a change from the inside out. You see, the greatest testimony to the power of God is a changed life! Changed lives change lives!
Change in our families come one life at a time. Change in our church comes one family at a time. Change in our community comes one church at a time. And change in our nation comes one community at a time.
Here in Joshua 2, we see the story of a changed life. God had commissioned Joshua to lead the people of Israel into the Promised Land. Joshua had accepted the call of God and had taken command.
Before crossing over the Jordan River and entering into the Promised Land, the wise general decided to send two spies to scope out the land. He says in verse 1, ''Go view the land, especially Jericho.'' Now unlike the 12 spies that entered the land 40 years before, this was not up for a vote. Any good general wants to know pertinent information before entering into battle. These spies were to observe and come back and report to Joshua.
The spies arrived at Jericho and came into the house of a woman named Rahab; the Bible describes Rahab as a ''harlot'' or a prostitute. Rahab welcomed the spies in and hid them even from the king of Jericho.
Rahab had heard of the God of Israel and knew that the destruction of Jericho was imminent. She requested that as a result of her help, she and her family be saved from impending doom. The spies promised her safety i ...
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