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Five Against One - Not Good Odds - Unless God - Is On Your Side. Joshua 10.1-15. Recap. Guile of Gibeon - Joshua 9.1-27. “Fear when threatened is one of the most basic human responses.” . Issue 1 (1-5). Strategic Location Threatened . Adoni-zedek. King of Jerusalem.

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Recap

Guile of Gibeon - Joshua 9.1-27

issue 1 1 5
Issue 1 (1-5)
  • Strategic Location Threatened
adoni zedek
Adoni-zedek

King of Jerusalem

application
Application

“But we do not want you to be uniformed, brethren, about those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve as do the rest who have no hope.” 1 Thessalonians 4.13

application1
Application

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.” 1 John 4.18

issue 2 6 7
Issue 2 (6-7)
  • The Word of a Leader
issue 2 6 71
Issue 2 (6-7)
  • “Tricksey” becomes Chutzpah
  • Here is where it gets real tricky
  • Remember…
issue 2 6 72
Issue 2 (6-7)
  • Think of the excuses to justify his problem going away…
  • This is God’s providence
  • But…
issue 2 6 73
Issue 2 (6-7)
  • “…Joshua gave his word!
  • “Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live; and the leaders swore an oath to them.”Joshua 9.15
issue 2 6 74
Issue 2 (6-7)
  • No hesitation
  • Takes all the warriors - valiant men
  • Force march at night from Gilgal
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Application

How strong is your word?

How important is your word to you?

What do others think of your word?

How does your word impact your testimony?

issue 3 8 11
Issue 3 (8-11)
  • The Word of God
slide19
“Do not fear them, for I have given them into your hands; not one of them will stand before you.” Joshua 10.8.
application3
Application
  • Seems redundant to keep asking…why do we not trust in God’s Word after He proven over and over again He is trustworthy?
issue 4 12 15
Issue 4 (12-15)
  • Listen to the Voice of a Man
joshua speaks to the lord
Joshua Speaks to the Lord
  • Asks for the sun and moon to stand still
      • To give time for complete victory
      • In defiance of pagan deities
  • Double victory for the Lord
the sun stands stills
The Sun Stands Stills
  • Many Attempts to Explain
      • Literal stop - NASA
      • Other explanations…
  • God worked a mighty miracle
do we miss the impact of the passage
Do We Miss the Impact of the Passage?
  • “the Lord listened to the voice of a man, for the Lord fought for Israel!”
application4
Application
  • Which do you want: to be able to explain all of God’s miracles or to speak with God and He listens to your voice.
application5
Application

To be in the line of Adam and Eve, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Joshua or have a famous speaking tour?

application6
Application

“Be still and know that I am God” Ps 46.10.

“Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for Him” Ps 37.7.

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Application

“Call to Me and I will answer you, and I will tell you great and mighty things, which you do not know.” Jeremiah 33.3