Dec 29, 2019
As we approach 2020, I believe that this coming year holds promise not only for God’s church but also for us as believers in Christ.
The blessing of God however demands TWO THINGS:
1. FAITH TO BELIEVE GOD’S PERFECT WILL
2. PAYING THE COST
The question is are you willing to believe God for the IMPOSSIBLE but that which is the WILL of God? Second, are you willing to PAY the COST before receiving the blessing of God? These are questions we need to be able to answer before even anticipating God’s blessing in 2020.
TEXT: Joshua 5: 2 – 9
1. THE RADICALLY UNTHINKABLE: vv. 2 – 3
2. THE RATIONALE: vv. 4 – 5
3. THE REVIEW of their TRAGIC HISTORY: v. 6
4. THE REQUIREMENT: vv. 7 – 9
5. THE REWARD: FROM JOSHUA 6 ONWARDS
Whatever God has promised to us as a CHURCH or as INDIVIDUALS, we will be able to LAY CLAIM TO VICTORY! But CIRCUMCISION FIRST, BEFORE CONQUEST! The crown of THORNS before the WINNER’S CROWN. The CRUCIFIXION before the RESURRECTION! PAIN before the GAIN.