Claiming Our Canaan
It's a brand new day claiming our Canaan; we sang it this morning and ladies and gentleman, we are on the threshold of breaking ground on our new building and I want to talk to you about something more wonderful than a possessing a piece of property and building a building. I want to talk to you about victory in the Lord Jesus Christ. Now, listen to me folks, the book of Joshua is history and when you open the book of Joshua you begin an adventure. You see Joshua and the people of God as they cross the swollen river on dry ground. You see them as they march around the walls of Jericho and give the shout of victory and the walls fall down flat. You see them as they go out against giants in walled cities, ensconced upon the mountaintop and you see as God gives victory after victory.
Now, it happened. These are not fables; these are not fairy tales. It literally happened, but ladies and gentleman, it is more than history. The Bible tells us in First Corinthians chapter ten that all of these things happened to them for examples to us and so we're to learn because the land of Canaan, dear friend, stands for victory for the people of God today.
I want to tell you something folks: if we have victory in our hearts and in our lives, if we become the kind of Christians God wants us to be, then that's more important than building those buildings. As a matter of fact, I don't think we'll build them unless we are the people God wants us to be. I want to tell you dear friend, if we build them and are not the people God wants us to be it will all be a colossal waste of time.
So I want to talk to you, not so much about a piece of real estate, a pile of stones, I want to talk to you about the people of God who are here right now and I want to tell you how to live in victory, and how to walk on conquered ground. Now, listen to me. What does Canaan stand for for the New Testament Christian? Well, three things. First of ...
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