14 June 2020 Word by Honorary Pastor Rev Alicia Teo
Today's Inspiration: The profound truths of success conveyed to us by the Lord which have granted us success should be imparted to succeeding generations. God's truth is timeless and can be applied to every new venture of our life. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Hebrews 13:8.
Spiritual Battles are won only supernaturally. The tools given to Joshua were simple yet profound to win battles. We know that physical battles can be won through Spiritual truths impregnated in our mind that grant us the assurance of victory. These spiritual instructions of the Lord must speak loudly to our mind to wipe out past failing experiences that paralysed our soul to move on with life. Colossians 3:5. This is why Apostle Paul keeps telling us to crucify our fleshy nature and take on the image of Christ. Battles can only be won with the Captain of hosts Jesus like Joshua did.
Truths impregnated into Joshua's mind that grant him success were conveyed to his elders as his spiritual legacy and they are the very words God spoke very loudly to him in waiting upon the Lord for the accomplishment of His mission. Joshua 23:6-9. Warnings were also given to them in v12-13. God's truths are timeless and can be applied even up to today. Many a time we take His truth very lightly so it is not profitable for our soul to get out of the rut we are in. Indeed the common saying that we are our own enemy is true. Disobedience to God's word always bring us to a mess which only God can help us overcome.
Focus, meditation and application of His word to our life in obedience and avoiding the voice of distractions must be strong in our life to win battles of life. Hence renewing our mind with these profound truths will give us the faith and courage to win battles of life. Romans 12:2. Worshipping the Lord is the primary key to open up doors of our mind for renewal. Rom 12:1. Without offering our body as living sacrifices, the covenantal promises are not a reality to our life. Loving the Lord with all our heart and a commitment to loving the people with our whole heart, we are leading are foundational truths to a successful reflection. Joshua 23:11. Do not be terrified nor be discouraged when the battles get fierce but to trust that the Lord is with us wherever we go will be another great truth that inspires victory. Joshua 1:9. God's word has never failed in the life of Joshua, Joshua 23:14. Just as God's promises have been fulfilled, Joshua warned his elders that God's command of disobedience leading to destruction will also not fail. V15.
How great are His works and how profound is His thoughts! God be praised.