by Stan Coffey

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God Can Change Your Life (3 of 12)
Dr. Stan Coffey
Joshua 2:1, 8-21

Actually the book of Joshua tells us how God gives us victory. All around the world people are looking for victory today, and this book tells us how God's people can have victory, how God's people can drive the enemy out, how God's people can overcome their problems. We're going to learn about the victory that comes through the blood, and the message is entitled God Can Change Your Life. Joshua 2:1 says: "And Joshua, the son of Nun, sent out of Shittim, two men to spy secretly, saying, 'Go view the land, even Jericho.' And they went and came into a harlot's house, named Rahab, and lodged there." Now this woman is a prostitute. She's a shady lady of Jericho, and she's hardly the kind of lady that would chair a committee in the church or be president of the WMU. And frankly very few churches would even touch this woman with a ten-foot pole because she has a terrible reputation. Her way of living, of course, is far beyond the moral standard of God. And yet God has placed her in the Bible for a very wonderful and important purpose: to show us that no matter how low a person can go, God's grace can reach them. And I want to tell you, we need to also learn from this passage that we as a church need to be burdened, and we need to be concerned about people no matter who they are and no matter what they've done, God loves them, and Jesus died for them. Now I want you to look on down in Joshua 2:8, because these two men from Israel came into the city of Jericho. Rahab hid them because she knew that they were men of God, and she knew that the city would be destroyed, and she wanted to be saved.

"And before they were laid down, she came up unto them upon the roof and said unto the men, 'I know that the Lord has given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you. For we have heard how the Lord dried up the water of th ...

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