Victory Before the Battle!
December 31, 2019 (Post #22)
(From Journal #1: March 22, 2005)
Yesterday I had treatment #3. The doctor said I’d be scanned again 6 weeks after the 4th treatment. I’m praying for no more treatments needed!
I read the book of Joshua and I continue to see the Matthew 11:12 “forceful men lay hold of it” revelation portrayed in the Bible. When You told Joshua to cross the Jordan River, the river only parted AFTER they stepped into the water. Action was required before the miracle.
At every battle, You told Joshua, “Today I have given unto you….” BEFORE the battle began. It was spoken as a “done deal” BUT they still had to fight the battle in faith! Lord, this is HUGE! If we believe we have VICTORY BEFORE THE BATTLE, then we fight from faith and not from fear!!! This is a game-changer for every battle we face in life.
This helps me so much in this battle against non-Hodgkins lymphoma. I HAVE the victory. You are with me, but the battle must still be fought. I just have to fight from faith and not from fear. Jesus!
Joshua 3:15-16: “…and as those who bore the ark came to the Jordan, and the feet of the priests who bore the ark dipped in the edge of the water (for the Jordan overflows all its banks during the whole time of harvest), that the waters which came down from upstream stood still, and rose in a heap very far away…”
Joshua 6:2-3: And the Lord said to Joshua: “See! I haven given Jericho into your hand, its king, and the mighty men of valor. You shall march around the city all you men of war; you shall go all around the city once. This you shall do six days.”
Joshua 8:1: Now the Lord said to Joshua: “Do not be afraid, nor be dismayed; take all the people of war with you, and arise, go up to Ai. See, I have given into your hand the king of Ai, his people, his city and his land.”