We want to know all we can so open your bibles please to Joshua chapter fourteen, Joshua chapter fourteen. We're on a journey with Joshua conquering Canaan and remember that Canaan represents the land of victory, the book of Joshua is the Old Testament book that speaks of the New Testament Christian victory in Christ. Joshua chapter fourteen, beginning in verse six. Then the children of Judah came unto Joshua in Gilgal and Caleb, the son of Jephunneh the Kenezite said unto him, thou knowest the thing that the Lord said unto Moses the man of God concerning me and thee in Kadeshbarnea . Forty years old was I when Moses the servant of the Lord sent me from Kadeshbarnea to spy out the land; and I brought him word again as was in mine heart. Nevertheless my brethren that went up with me made the heart of the people melt, but I wholly followed the Lord my God. And Moses sware on that day, saying, surely the land whereon they feet have trodden shall be thine inheritance, and thy children's forever, because thou hast wholly followed the Lord my God. And now, behold, the Lord hath kept me alive as he said these forty and five years even since the Lord spake this word unto Moses while the children of Israel wandered in the wilderness and lo, I am this day four score and five years old, that is, I ain eighty five years old and yet, I have as strong this day as I was in the day that Moses sent me as my strength was then even so is my strength now for war, both to go out and to come in. Now, therefore give me this mountain whereof the Lord spake in that day. And that is our text. Wherefore now give me this mountain. I want to speak on this subject, GIVE ME THIS MOUNTAIN, GIVE ME THIS MOUNTAIN. Did you know that so many Christians today are earning a living while they're wasting and losing their lives. They are drawing their breath and drawing their salary but they're living defeated lives because they have unsurrendered wills and they have never dreamed that God has not meant for them to live in the valley of depression, but God has meant for them to live in he mountaintop of victory. WE are to be living in the sunlit peeks of glory on the mountain that our God has given to us. Caleb was that kind of a man. He was the first spiritual mountaineer I BELIEVE that the bible mentions and I want us to learn some wonderful lessons from the life of Caleb.
Now, I want just to review with you for just a moment so you understand where we are because it may be that some of you are hearing, the messages on Joshua for the first time and so I remind you that the book of Joshua is more than history, it is an illustration of the victory that a new testament Christian is to have. The bible says all of these things happen unto them for examples unto us and they are written for our admonition. And what does the land of Canaan that they were conquering, what does that represent? It represents the land of victory and the land of rest ...
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