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Joshua 1:1-9

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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,

After the death of Moses the LORD’s servant, the LORD spoke to Joshua son of Nun, Moses’ assistant. He said,

until now Joshua was the #2 man Moses’ the assistant, his helper, his wing man… don’t forget some back ground after the spies that Moses had sent… the reports that came back were bad, the people were stronger then we are… they were giants and the cities fortified and very large.

Joshua all those years under Moses knew how the people were mummering and complaining and most likely taught the next generation to be the same… 

Joshua 1:2
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.

“Moses my servant is dead. Therefore, the time has come for you to lead these people, the Israelites, across the Jordan River into the land I am giving them.

Jos 1:3

I promise you what I promised Moses: ‘Wherever you set foot, you will be on land I have given you—

Jos 1:4

from the Negev wilderness in the south to the Lebanon mountains in the north, from the Euphrates River in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west, including all the land of the Hittites.’

Jos 1:5

No one will be able to stand against you as long as you live. For I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you.

Jos 1:6

“Be strong and courageous, for you are the one who will lead these people to possess all the land I swore to their ancestors I would give them.

Jos 1:7

Be strong and very courageous. Be careful to obey all the instructions Moses gave you. Do not deviate from them, turning either to the right or to the left. Then you will be successful in everything you do.

Jos 1:8

Study this Book of Instruction continually. Meditate on it day and night so you will be sure to obey everything written in it. Only then will you prosper and succeed in all you do.

Jos 1:9

This is my command—be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the LORD your God is with you wherever you go.”

How did Joshua know for certain that he was the person God had chosen to lead Israel? After the dead of Moses, God began to speak to and through Joshua. This encouraged him to lead the people of Israel and with an unmistakable authority that prompted the leader of Israel to say. “We will do whatever you command us” Joshua prefigured the ministry of Christ, who was the living Word of God. How can you exude confidence? How can you command respect? By heeding God’s Word. If you are not a leader, then commit to following those who obey God’s Word.

what is God teaching me?

Filed under: Scripture — joshua de quilettes @ 7:34 pm

i’ve been dealing with a health issue for more than a year i just didn’t realize or except it. i see now that back in april the Lord allowed me to be on furlough from my job which i gave most of my time to (37 1/2 years) thinking that i would be going back to work i didn’t look for a new job. being off work i was able to volunteer more of my time at our church helping my pastor stay online at a difficult time when many people needed to hear from God’s Word. the beginning of july i was asked to come back to work, signed paperwork but that was put on hold and by the end of the month i was let go from employment. by august my health was getting worst so i finally went to the doctor. the whole process till today with my health journey has been a very painfully slow process with diagnosis to insurance approvals. we both continue to trust in God’s ways in taking care of us financially and in our health. my sister had told me once that i wanted to have God’s 2 month plan. it’s been difficult to live one day at a time – the journey continues, it’s not about us we need to pray and help the many in the world lost with no hope…

Isaiah 40:31 -“but they who wait for the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”

Isaiah 46:4, GNT I am your God and will take care of you until you are old and your hair is gray. I made you and will care for you; I will give you help and rescue you.

Matthew 6:25-26, ESV Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?

1 Peter 5:7, NLT Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you.

Philippians 4:6-7, ESV Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.


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Paul’s Final Instructions

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Romans 16:17-19 (NLT)


17 And now I make one more appeal, my dear brothers and sisters. Watch out for people who cause divisions and upset people’s faith by teaching things contrary to what you have been taught. Stay away from them.

18 Such people are not serving Christ our Lord; they are serving their own personal interests. By smooth talk and glowing words they deceive innocent people.

19 But everyone knows that you are obedient to the Lord. This makes me very happy. I want you to be wise in doing right and to stay innocent of any wrong.

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Psalm 119 (NIV)
א Aleph

1. Blessed are those whose ways are blameless, who walk according to the law of the LORD.

Then the Lord sent this message through the prophet Haggai:

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Haggai 1.
3 Then the Lord sent this message through the prophet Haggai:
4 “Why are you living in luxurious houses while my house lies in ruins?
5 This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you!
6 You have planted much but harvest little. You eat but are not satisfied. You drink but are still thirsty. You put on clothes but cannot keep warm. Your wages disappear as though you were putting them in pockets filled with holes!
7 “This is what the Lord of Heaven’s Armies says: Look at what’s happening to you!
8 Now go up into the hills, bring down timber, and rebuild my house. Then I will take pleasure in it and be honored, says the Lord.

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Light and Darkness

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A simple ray of light tears the darkness and illuminates the surface where the light beam finishes. Dark is a term we have created to describe what happens when there’s lack of light.

You can see a small light in the darkness, but you can’t see a small darkness in the light!!!


“Then spake Jesus again unto them, saying, I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life.”
John 8:12 (KJV)

“And God said, Let there be light: and there was light. And God saw the light, that it was good: and God divided the light from the darkness.”

Genesis 1:3-4 (KJV)

“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.”
Psalm 119:105 (KJV)

“And the LORD went before them by day in a pillar of a cloud, to lead them the way; and by night in a pillar of fire, to give them light;
to go by day and night”
Exodus 13:21 (KJV)

“The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!”
Matthew 6:22-23 (KJV)

“But the path of the just is as the shining light, that shineth more and
more unto the perfect day. The way of the wicked is as darkness:
they know not at what they stumble.”
Proverbs 4:18-19 (KJV)

“Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on an hill cannot be hid. Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven.”
Matthew 5:14-16 (KJV)

“For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness, made his light shine in our hearts to give us the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Christ.”
2 Corinthians 4:6 (NIV)

“O send out thy light and thy truth: let them lead me;
let them bring me unto thy holy hill, and to thy tabernacles.”
Psalm 43:3 (KJV)

“You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet. For God did not appoint us to suffer wrath but to receive salvation through our Lord Jesus Christ. He died for us so that, whether we are awake or asleep, we may live together with him.”
1 Thessalonians 5:5-10 (NIV)

“Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee. For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee. And the Gentiles shall come to thy light, and kings to the brightness of thy rising.”
Isaiah 60:1-3 (KJV)

“The LORD is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear?
the LORD is the strength of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
Psalm 27:1 (KJV)

“For with thee is the fountain of life: in thy light shall we see light.”
Psalm 36:9 (KJV)

“But the path of the just is as the shining light,
that shineth more and more unto the perfect day.”
Proverbs 4:18 (KJV)

“For God, who commanded the light to shine out of darkness, hath shined in our hearts, to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of
God in the face of Jesus Christ.”
2 Corinthians 4:6 (KJV)

“For ye were sometimes darkness, but now are ye light in the Lord:
walk as children of light”
Ephesians 5:8 (KJV)

“But ye are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people; that ye should shew forth the praises of him
who hath called you out of darkness into his marvellous light”
1 Peter 2:9 (KJV)

“This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all.”
1 John 1:5 (KJV)

Friendship and Sacrifice

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WE WILL NEVER KNOW THE JOY of self-sacrifice until we surrender in every detail of our lives. Yet self-sacrifice is the most difficult thing for us to do. We make it conditional by saying, “I’ll surrender if . . . !” Or we approach it by saying, “I suppose I have to devote my life to God.” We will never find the joy of self-sacrifice in either of these ways.

But as soon as we totally surrender, abandoning ourselves to Jesus, the Holy Spirit give us the taste of His joy. The ultimate goal of self-sacrifice is to lay down our lives for our Friend. *

When the Holy Spirit comes into our lives, our greatest desire is to lay down our lives for Jesus. Yet the thought of self-sacrifice never even crosses our minds, because sacrifice is the Holy Spirit’s ultimate expression of love.

Our Lord is our example of a life of self-sacrifice, and he perfectly exemplified, ** “I delight to do Your will, O my God . . .” He endured tremendous personal sacrifice, yet with overflowing joy. Have I ever yielded myself in absolute submission to Jesus Christ? If He is not the One to whom I am looking for direction and guidance, then there is no benefit in my sacrifice. But when my sacrifice is made with my eyes focused on Him, slowly but surely His molding influence becomes evident in my life. ***

Beware of letting your natural desires hinder your walk in love before God. One of the cruelest ways to kill natural love is through the rejection that results from having built the love on natural desires. But the one true desire of a saint is the Lord Jesus. Love for God is not something sentimental or emotional – for a saint to love as God loves is the most practical thing imaginable.

“I have called you friend. . .” Our friendship with Jesus is based on the new life He created for us, which has no resemblance or attraction to our old life but only to the life of God. It is a life that is completely humble, pure, and devoted to God.

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* John 15:13-15 NKJV

13 Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. 14 You are My friends if you do whatever I command you. 15 No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you.

** Psalm 40:8 NKJV

8 I delight to do Your will, O my God,
And Your law is within my heart.”

*** Hebrews 12: 1-2 NKJV

The Race of Faith

1 Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, 2 looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the joy that was set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

from My Utmost for His Highest

Do not neglect doing good

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Even in Jesus’ most trying hour, He still attended to the needs of those under his care. As the oldest son in His family, He was responsible for His mother.

John 19:27 And He said to this disciple, “Here is your mother.” And from then on this disciple took her into his home.

He made sure that she had someone to care for her. When we go through trails and pain, we usually think only about ourselves. But in Jesus, we see the example of how to endure with sensitivity to both others’ needs as well as our own. If you are in the midst of a time adversity, ask Jesus to help you see the needs of others around you. Pay special attention to the elderly in your family and honor them by making sure they are cared for during difficult times. (Do not neglect doing good)

Ephesians 6:2-3 NKJV

2 “Honor your father and mother,” which is the first commandment with promise: 3 “that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth.”

Jesus and His mother Mary

About Me

John 15 (NIV) 5 “I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing. 6 If you do not remain in me, you are like a branch that is thrown away and withers; such branches are picked up, thrown into the fire and burned. 7 If you remain in me and my words remain in you, ask whatever you wish, and it will be done for you.

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