"THE THRILL OF VICTORY AND THE AGONY OF DEFEAT"
t(A3D Leve CK
Introduction: 1984 ic the Ycar of the Olympics! ABC in their advertising uses the
quote which will serve as my sermon title this morning. Why a thrill? Why an agony?
The discipline to get there ends up in total joy or total loss or despair.
TS. Children of Israel--promised land--Go and possess the land! Spiritual victory
cap be a representative of possessing Canan- lan-d!
1. THE COMMISSION TO EXPERIENCE VICTORY.(6:1-2)
Exp: The foe was Jericho-an impossible city to possess or defeat. The city was
"tightly shut"-barred and bolted!
God's promise--"I have given Jericho into your hand"
This served as a word from God--He acted by faith on this word!
He responded in faith to this fact!
Ill: Victory today in the Christian life--John 10:10 GJy~e u
App: Jesus has commissioned us to walk in spiritual victory over Satan and sin!
2. THE MARCHING ORDERS ON HOW TO EXPERIENCE VICTORY.(6:3-5)
Exp: God always has a plan for his people--He reveals that plan to God's man!
a. March around the city once(several thousand people) a day for 6 days.
b. Seven priests carry seven trumpets before the ark.
c. Seventh day-march around the city seven times and priests blow trumpets.
d. When long blast of trumpet the people are to shout with a great shout.
e. Walls of city will fall down flat.
Ill: God always has a plan: 2 Chronicles 20 -Praise the Lord and victory camte
Job and Jonah
App: God's plan for you is spiritual salvation from sin and to experience abundant
life. He wants you to go into spiritual Canaan! How?
a. Repentance b. Acknowledgement of Christ as Lord. c. Walk by faith
These are his plans for you!
3. THE SECRET ...
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