Now, take your bibles and turn to Joshua, how did you know that? Alright, chapter seventeen, Joshua chapter seventeen. We're on a journey with Joshua, conquering Canaan and Canaan pictures to us the fullness of the believer's life, the victory that we have in the Lord Jesus Christ and the Old Testament is God's book of illustrations of New Testament truths and New Testament victory. The bible says all these things happen unto them for examples to us. And we begin reading now in Joshua seventeen and verse twelve. Yet the children of Manasseh could not drive out the inhabitants of those cities, but the Canaanite would dwell in that land. Yet it came to pass when the children of Israel were waxen strong, that they put the Canaanite to tribute, but did not utterly drive them out. And the children of Joseph spake unto Joshua saying why hast thou given me but one lot and one portion to inherit, seeing I am a great people, for as much as the Lord hath blessed me hither to? And Joshua answered them if thou be a great people then get thee up to the wood country and cut down for thyself there in the land of the Perizzites and of the giants if mount Ephraim be too narrow for thee. And the children of Joseph said the hill is not enough for us, and all the Canaanite that dwell in the land of the valley have chariots of iron, both they who are of the town of Bethshean and her towns, and they are of the valley and they who are of the valley of Jezreel. And Joshua spake unto the house of Joseph, even to Ephraim and to Manasseh saying thou art a great people, and hast great power, thou shalt not have one lot only, but the mountain shall be thine, for it is a wood and thou shalt cut it down and the outgoings of it shall be thine, for thou shalt drive out the Canaanite, though they have iron chariots and thou they be strong. Now, there are three persons who are sit in in your seat this morning. You say, I wondered why it was so crowded. There are ...
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