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Going On For God (6 of 12)
Series: The Heavenly Vision - Seeing The Invisible
I. God's Demonstration Of Care
II. God's Demand For Commitment
III. The Decision Of Certainty
Well, I want to read from Joshua 24 and I want us to begin in Verse 13. I was going to preach on praise tonight but I want to preach on ''Going On For God''.
Going on for God because I believe that's where we are. I believe God has brought us to a point where we could say we're going to plateau and we are not going to stretch any more and perhaps we're even going to go a different direction.
But I believe God wants us to move ahead into the direction of reaching a lost world for Christ. I believe God says to us, ''Don't be satisfied where you've been but go on and be all that I can possibly make you to be.
Now Joshua is giving his last address to the people of Israel and he comes to them after they have seen many victories won, cities have been conquered, armies have been defeated.
God's people have claimed the land, and yet he says, ''There's much land to be possessed. You've not arrived. You are not where you ought to be'' and so Joshua is going to come and challenge the people of God to go on and be all that God wants them to be.
In Verse 13, he says, ''I HAVE GIVEN YOU A LAND FOR WHICH YOU DID NOT LABOUR, AND CITIES WHICH YOU BUILT NOT, AND YOU DWELL IN THEM, OF THE VINEYARDS AND OLIVEYARDS WHICH YOU PLANTED NOT DO YOU EAT.
NOW THEREFORE FEAR THE LORD AND SERVE HIM IN SINCERITY AND IN TRUTH AND PUT AWAY THE GODS WHICH YOUR FATHERS SERVED ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD, AND IN EGYPT, AND SERVE YOU THE LORD.
AND IF IT SEEM EVIL UNTO YOU TO SERVE THE LORD, CHOOSE YOU THIS DAY WHOM YOU WILL SERVE, WHETHER THE GODS WHICH YOUR FATHERS SERVED THAT WERE ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE FLOOD, OR THE GODS OF THE AMORITES, IN WHOSE LAND YOU DWELL BUT AS FOR ME AND MY MHOUSE, WE WILL SERVE THE LORD.''
Joshua says that God challenges His people t ...
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