Happy Birthday America!

No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to your fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or the left, that you may prosper wherever you go.  Joshua 1:5-7

The promise of God’s blessing on this great responsibility God had given Joshua, hinders on the principle theme that is central to all spiritual effort and success, namely the deep understanding and application of Scripture at all times. God ‘s promises had guaranteed that Israel would be delivered from bondage in Egypt. Here in our text, God promises now to fight for His people, assuring them of victory in battle as they entered the the promise land. There would be many battles ahead for Joshua, and the children of Israel as they moved ahead into their new territory for ungodly nations would always oppose them. Moses as God’s spokeperson, expressed the Lord’s commitment to do battle for Israel, The Lord your God, who goes before you, He will fight for you, according to all He did for you in Egypt before your eyes, and in the wilderness where you saw how the Lord your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place {Deuteronomy 1:30-31}. God’s pledge to Joshua, like Moses before him had also enjoyed, “As I was with Moses, so I will  be with you.” Now the Lord has added the ultimate words of reassurance, “I will not leave you nor forsake you.” When facing the certainty of battles, there is nothing greater than having God committed to always be present to fight against our enemies.

We are also engaged in warfare as a Christian today, The promises of God to these biblical figures are a part of our spiritual weaponry. For though we walk in the flesh, we do war according to the flesh. For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds {2 Corinthians 10:3-4}. I believe our nation was founded on Biblical principles, and God blessed America in its foundation acknowledging Biblical truth as a part of our early settlers way of life. The warning God gave Israel “do not turn to the right hand or the left” is where Israel failed to follow God’s guidance through obeying His Word. I believe It’s the same mistake our country has taken. In less than 236 years, our country has turned to the right hand, and the left in it’s obeying the Word of God. We can have victory in the Christian life, as we realize: It is what Jesus is, not what we are, that gives rest to the soul. His death, His resurrection, His glories that we get to experience as we live under the authority of the Word of God.

Lord, help us be a nation again, that is completely dependent upon You, and Your whole counsel of Thy Word.  In Jesus name, Amen.





Author: rontrujillo

Married 37 years We have six children. All of whom are adult. Three are married one of them blessed us with three beautiful grandchildren. Retired Firefighter @ Boeing Aircraft 37 years (Formally McDonnell Douglas) Born Again Summer of 1981

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