Completing the Conquest of Canaan

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In this lesson we discover the importance of following God’s plan to attain victory although in doing so we must overcome our fears and obey hard commands. But if we endure we will be more than conquerors.

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Completing the Conquest of Canaan

  1. 1. Completing theConquest ofCanaan Joshua 10.16 - 12.24 CB OT p. 345 - 349
  2. 2. 3 – Faith is the Victory 3. On every hand the foe we find Drawn up in dread array; Let tents of ease be left behind, And onward to the fray. Salvations helmet on each head, With truth all girt about, The earth shall tremble neath our tread, And echo with our shout.Words by: John H. YatesMusic by: Ira D. Sankey © 2001 The Paperless Hymnal™
  3. 3. However... The people are strong. The cities are fortified and very large. The descendants of Anak are there.
  4. 4. We are not able to go... The people are stronger than we. The land devours it’s inhabitants. The people are of great height.
  5. 5. Hermon W E Merom Hazor Bashan Sea of (Kingdom of Og) S Madon Chinnereth Ashtaroth Dor Edrei Megiddo Canaanites (Kingdom of Sihon) Jordan Mt. Ebal River AmoritesSea Mt. Gerizimanean) Shiloh Ammonites Ai Gilgal Jazer Gezer Gibeon Jericho Heshbon Ashdod Makkedah Jebus Libnah Jarmuth Mt. Nebo Lachish Jahaz Gaza Hebron Dibon Eglon Debir Salt Scale of Miles Sea Moabites 0 50 Kir-moab
  6. 6. God’s Plan for Victory
  7. 7. “Do not be afraid or dismayed; bestrong and courageous. For thusJehovah will do to all yourenemies against whom you fight.” Joshua 10.25, CB OT p. 345
  8. 8. “And Joshua captured all thesekings and their land at one time,because Jehovah God of Israelfought for Israel.” Joshua 10.42, CB OT p. 347
  9. 9. “And Jehovah said to Joshua, ‘Donot be afraid of them, fortomorrow at this time I will giveover all of them, slain, to Israel.’” Joshua 11.6, CB OT p. 347
  10. 10. “And Jehovah gave them into thehand of Israel” Joshua 11.8, CB OT p. 347
  11. 11. “Just as Jehovah had commandedMoses his servant, so Mosescommanded Joshua, and soJoshua did. He left nothingundone of all that Jehovah hadcommanded Moses.” Joshua 11.15-16, CB OT p. 347-348
  12. 12. “So Joshua took the whole land,according to all that Jehovah hadspoken to Moses. ... And the landhad rest from war.” Joshua 11.23, CB OT p. 348
  13. 13. God’s Plan for Victory
  14. 14. Unfounded Fears
  15. 15. “And there wesaw the Nephilim(the sons of Anak,who come fromthe Nephilim),and we seemed toourselves likegrasshoppers, andso we seemed tothem.” Numbers 13.33, CB OT p. 226
  16. 16. “There was none of theAnakim left in the landof the people of Israel.Only in Gaza, in Gath,and in Ashdod didsome remain.” Joshua 11.22, CB OT p. 348
  17. 17. “There was none of theAnakim left in the landof the people of Israel.Only in Gaza, in Gath,and in Ashdod didsome remain.” Joshua 11.22, CB OT p. 348
  18. 18. “for God gave us a spirit not of fear butof power and love and self-control.” 2 Timothy 1:7, CB NT p. 371
  19. 19. “Jehovah is on my side; I will not fear.What can man do to me?” Psalm 118.6, CB OT p. 964-965
  20. 20. “Jehovah is on my side as my helper; Ishall look in triumph on those whohate me.” Psalm 118.7, CB OT p. 965
  21. 21. Obeying HARD Commands
  22. 22. “And Jehovah said to Joshua ...‘You shall hamstring their horses andburn their chariots with fire.’” Joshua 11:6; CB OT p. 347
  23. 23. “And Joshua did to them just asJehovah said to him: he hamstrungtheir horses and burned theirchariots with fire.” Joshua 11:9; CB OT p. 347
  24. 24. “Only he must not acquire manyhorses for himself or cause thepeople to return to Egypt in order toacquire many horses” Deuteronomy 17.16; CB OT p. 298
  25. 25. “Woe to those who go down to Egyptfor help and rely on horses, whotrust in chariots because they aremany and in horsemen because theyare very strong, but do not look tothe Holy One of Israel or consultJehovah!” Isaiah 31.1; CB OT p. 1124
  26. 26. “Some trust in chariots and some inhorses, but we trust in the name ofthe LORD our God.” Psalm 20.7; CB OT p. 853
  27. 27. Obeying HARD Commands
  28. 28. “But in the cities of these peoplesthat Jehovah your God is givingyou for an inheritance, you shallsave alive nothing that breathes,but you shall devote them tocomplete destruction, the Hittitesand the Amorites, the Canaanitesand the Perizzites, the Hivites andthe Jebusites, as Jehovah yourGod has commanded,” Deuteronomy 20.16-17, CB OT p. 302
  29. 29. “For it was Jehovahs doing toharden their hearts that theyshould come against Israel inbattle, in order that they shouldbe devoted to destruction andshould receive no mercy but bedestroyed, just as Jehovahcommanded Moses.” Joshua 11.20, CB OT p. 348
  30. 30. “For it was Jehovahs doing toharden their hearts that theyshould come against Israel inbattle, in order that they shouldbe devoted to destruction andshould receive no mercy but bedestroyed, just as Jehovahcommanded Moses.” Joshua 11.20, CB OT p. 348
  31. 31. 1. Punishment of their sins.“And they shall come back here inthe fourth generation, for theiniquity of the Amorites is not yetcomplete.” Genesis 15.16, CB OT p. 20
  32. 32. 1. Punishment of their sins.“Or do you presume on the richesof his kindness and forbearanceand patience, not knowing thatGods kindness is meant to leadyou to repentance?” Romans 2.4, CB NT p. 266
  33. 33. 2. Purity of the Israelites“that they may not teach you todo according to all theirabominable practices that theyhave done for their gods, and soyou sin against Jehovah yourGod.” Deuteronomy 20.18, CB OT p. 302
  34. 34. 2. Purity of the Israelites“for they would turn away yoursons from following me, to serveother gods. Then the anger ofJehovah would be kindled againstyou, and he would destroy youquickly.” Deuteronomy 7.4, CB OT p. 282
  35. 35. Obeying HARD Commands
  36. 36. Obeying HARD Commands
  37. 37. Obeying HARD Commands
  38. 38. Finishing with Confidence
  39. 39. “Joshua made war a long timewith all those kings.” Joshua 11.18, CB OT p. 348
  40. 40. the king of Jericho the king of Tappuahthe king of Ai the king of Hepherthe king of Jerusalem the king of Aphekthe king of Hebron the king of Lasharonthe king of Jarmuth the king of Madonthe king of Lachish the king of Hazorthe king of Eglon the king of Shimron-meronthe king of Gezer the king of Achshaphthe king of Debir the king of Taanachthe king of Geder the king of Megiddothe king of Hormah the king of Kedeshthe king of Arad the king of Jokneamthe king of Libnah the king of Dorthe king of Adullam the king of Goiimthe king of Makkedah the king of Tirzahthe king of Bethel
  41. 41. “So Joshua took the whole land,according to all that Jehovah hadspoken to Moses. And Joshuagave it for an inheritance to Israelaccording to their tribalallotments. And the land had restfrom war.” Joshua 11.23, CB OT p. 348
  42. 42. Finishing with Confidence
  43. 43. “I know you are enduringpatiently and bearing up for mynames sake, and you have notgrown weary.” Revelation 2.3; CB NT p. 433
  44. 44. “To the one who conquers...” Revelation 2.7, 17, 26, 3.5, 12, 21; CB NT p. 433-436
  45. 45. “No, in all these things we aremore than conquerors throughhim who loved us.” Romans 8.37, CB NT p. 276
  46. 46. Will today be theday you decide to go to heaven?
  47. 47. Lesson slideshows (with notes) and audio can be found at:www.churchofchristmiranda.com
  48. 48. Photo Credits: (All photos from istockphoto.com are copyright protected. Please do not use without permission.)Battle: http://www.daat.ac.il/daat/tanach/albom/pictures/23.htmSpies: http://thebiblerevival.com/clipart/1907/num13.jpgMap: Manna Bible MapsGrasshopper: http://www.flickr.com/photos/papaija2008/4562518298/sizes/o/in/photostream/Cat and Dogs: http://flvrd.com/pic/cool-cat-walking-in-front-of-german-shepherd-like-a-boss/Horses: http://www.morguefile.com/archive/display/603878Shrugging girl: iStock_000004673829Rider on White Horse: http://www.book-of-revelation.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/07/1st-White-Horse-Religious-Deception.pngvictory: iStock_000005179635
  49. 49. Compiled and Presented by:Be Strong and Courageous Dave Stewart 29 January, 2012#13 Las Cruces, NM www.churchofchristmiranda.com The Conquest of Canaan Joshua 10.16 - 12.39 Synopsis: In this lesson we discover the importance of following God’s plan to attain victory although in doing so we must overcome our fears and obey hard commands. But if we endure we will be more than conquerors. “Unless otherwise indicated, all Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version, copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.” “Let all that you do be done with love.”

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