Basic Lessons Needed to Possess by David Cawston

Basic Lessons Needed to Possess
David A. Cawston
Joshua 1:1-9

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As I shared with you before the past is a dead issue and we can't gain any momentum moving toward tomorrow if we are dragging the past behind us. God wants us to close the door.

With the past in perspective, tomorrow always holds a bright promise.

Stand up God says, let's move forward together unto the boundaries of possibilities you've never measured before.

The question I ask is, will the dimensions of my possession equal the dimension of His promise?

Will we, will you take all He has promised? Or simply be satisfied with a small corner of your inheritance in Him?

Our God speaks to Joshua after he closes the pasts and declares Moses dead. He says, "Therefore arise"

As I shared with you before the past is a dead issue and we can't gain any momentum moving toward tomorrow if we are dragging the past behind us. God wants us to close the door.

With the past in perspective, tomorrow always holds a bright promise.

Stand up God says, let's move forward together unto the boundaries of possibilities you've never measured before.

The question I ask is, will the dimensions of my possession equal the dimension of His promise?

Will we, will you take all He has promised? Or simply be satisfied with a small corner of your inheritance in Him?

The answer lies in the three-fold charge that the Lord gave to Joshua. The words we read today in our text. "Be strong and of good courage."

Here is the clear instruction on how to arise. Here is the basic lesson needed to posses your future. "Be strong and of good courage."

There are two fascinating Hebrew terms used here: Strong-The first on is "to fasten upon or to seize". The second one is Courageous or have courage -"to be alert, steadfastly minded established."

Let me illustrate this with a story of a young little girl named Sarah who was crippled in her walk. Her Mother was upstairs very ill in ...


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