The Man Who Owns The Future (3 of 15) by Stan Coffey

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The Man Who Owns The Future (3 of 15)
Stan Coffey
Joshua 1:6-9
January 20, 2002

Take your Bible and turn to the book of Joshua. We're going to look at the book of Joshua 1 beginning in verse 6. We continue the series of messages entitles "Journey Into Freedom." The Israelites were on a journey and God chose Joshua after the death of Moses to be their leader and lead them into the land of Canaan which was a land of freedom, a land that God had given them. Canaan represents to us our greatest potential. It represents to us prosperity, fruitfulness, fullness, fellowship. It represents to us, realizing the potential that we have, and all that we can be for God. And so today I'm going to speak on the subject, "The Man Who Owns Tomorrow", the man who owns tomorrow or the man who owns the future, speaking of course, of man in the generic sense. Man and woman and teenagers and boys and girls and young people who own tomorrow. The future is for those who claim it.

Last week we talked about God's desire to prosper us, to make us successful. We gave some of the ways we can claim God's best and realize our full potential in Jesus Christ. We said that we already have the blessings of God according to Ephesians 1. We've been given all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ. But, there is a warfare that must be fought if we are going to take them, if we are going to claim them, if we're to realize them. I know that every member of San Jacinto Baptist Church desires to be all that God has made you to be. We desire to reach the full potential that God has for us, amen? That's the desire of our heart, not to stay where we are but to move into the Promised Land, to move into the land of freedom and victory.

Heard about a man who loved to trout fish and he always loved to fly fish for rainbow trout. When he would catch a fish he would always take a measuring stick, a yard stick, and measure the trout. If the trout were ...

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