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Introduction

  1. 1. Men's Fellowship and MeetingMen's Fellowship and Meeting November 7 at 8:00 AMNovember 7 at 8:00 AM 1October 18, 2009 Church Fellowship and DinnerChurch Fellowship and Dinner November 14 at 1:00 PM Signup sheet on BB
  2. 2. Joshua 1 1 Now after the death of Moses, the servant of the Lord, it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, 2 Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 2 Moses isMoses is deaddead; now; now arisearise andand gogo.. They've had timetime to grieve -- 30 days. Return to the livingliving.
  3. 3. There are two events before this that I want to teach. 3 Arrival at the borders of Canaan The first time Israel arrived was into the second yearsecond year after they left Egypt. Moses sent twelve spiestwelve spies, one from each tribe, into the Land to see what it was like. They returned with conflicting reports.
  4. 4. Numbers 13 4 All twelve spies "It's a good land, flowing with milk and honey." "It's a land to be desired."
  5. 5. But ten of the spies brought back an evil reportevil report: "We can't take it." "The cities are walled." "The people are huge." 5
  6. 6. Numbers 14 (Caleb and Joshua) 8 If the Lord delight in us, then HeHe will bring us into this land, and givegive it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. 9 Only rebel not ye against the Lord, neither fear ye the people of the land; for they are bread for us: their defense is departed from them, and the Lord is with us: fear them not. 6
  7. 7. The people believedbelieved the evil report of the unbelieving spies and rebelledrebelled against Moses. 7 They would elect a captain and return to Egypt. Choosing safety as slaves, rather than to believe Godbelieve God for a life of freedom. God said they would diedie in the wilderness, but He would bringbring their children into the land, After 40 yearsAfter 40 years of wandering in the wilderness. The ten spies died right thendied right then of a plague.
  8. 8. The only two adults who would enter Canaan: Joshua and Caleb. 8 2 Timothy 1 7 For God hath notnot given us the spirit of fear; but of power, and of love, and of a sound mind.
  9. 9. The second event happened in the 4040thth yearyear of wandering in the wilderness. (Numbers 20) 9 Dried up!
  10. 10. God told Moses to take his rod in his hand, and Speak to the rockSpeak to the rock. 10 Moses was angry with the people and struck the rock. It worked! All is well!
  11. 11. Numbers 20:12 And the Lord spake unto Moses and Aaron, Because ye believed Me not, to sanctify Me in the eyes of the children of Israel, therefore ye shall not bringye shall not bring this congregation into the land which I have given them. 11 Weren't immediately evident Neither Moses nor Aaron would ever enter The Promised Land.
  12. 12. Moses died at the age of 120 years. He saw Canaan from afar, but never entered. 12 Moses is in HeavenHeaven today; he didn't lose his relationshiprelationship with God. He simply lost the blessingblessing of Canaan. He never experienced the victoryvictory; Joshua didJoshua did..
  13. 13. Joshua 1 1 Now after the death of Moses, the servant of the Lord, it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, 2 Moses My servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel. 13 Joshua had been the servantservant of Moses for 40 years. Now, he will leadlead the nation.
  14. 14. Hebrews 10 35 Cast not away therefore your confidence, which hath great recompence of reward. 36 For ye have need of patience, that, afterafter ye have done the Will of GodWill of God, ye might receive the promise. 14 To trust God is to be contentcontent in waiting. Faith is confidenceconfidence in God's Word and Will. The faithful are joyfully willingjoyfully willing to do the humblesthumblest of duty, as long as God Wills.
  15. 15. How do you see yourself? 15 " and we were in our own sightin our own sight as grasshoppers, and so we were in their sightso we were in their sight." Good soldier of Christ Caleb --"We are well able to overcome it." Deserter; Quitter
  16. 16. Numbers 14 (Caleb and Joshua) 8 If the Lord delight in us, then He will bring us into this land, and give it us; a land which floweth with milk and honey. 16 Let us be men and women of Trusting God to bring us into His Good Land with victory, joy, peace, and contentment.

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