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The Job Is Not Finished (11 of 12)
Dr. Stan Coffey
"Now Joshua was old and stricken in years; and the Lord said unto him, 'Thou art old and stricken in years, and there remaineth yet very much land to be possessed.'" I want you to notice what God said to Joshua, because just as surely as He said this to Joshua, He's saying it to us. He said to him, "There remaineth yet very much land to be possessed." God is saying in this passage, "The job is not finished." God is saying, "Joshua, you're old and stricken in years." As a matter of fact, he was 101 years of age. You might think that when a person got that old, God would say, "Alright, you've done your part; you can just sit on the sideline and let the kids do it."
He's 101 years old, and God says to him, "There remaineth very much land yet to be possessed." God says to Joshua - now get this - a man who had faithfully served Moses, a man who had been Moses' minister, a man who had fought and had taken many, many territories in the promised land, a man who had commanded the sun to stand still, a very great man, a very committed man -a yet God comes to him, and He says, "Your job is not finished; the task is not completed." And there are several wonderful things that I see in this statement that God made to Joshua.
(1) No matter how far you've come by faith, you've not yet reached spiritual maturity and spiritual perfection. Here is a great man of God, and yet God says to him, "There remaineth yet very much land to be possessed." And if God would say to a man like Joshua, "You haven't arrived, you haven't reached spiritual maturity, you haven't possessed all that I have for you," what would God say to people like us? I mean if God would say to him," You've got a lot to do; there's a lot of ground that you need to gain in your Christian life," what would God say to people like us? I think He'd say the same thing.
(2) This means that God's blessings can never be exhausted. I praise ...
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