Joshua 1:1-end-Moses had died and the children of Israel mourned him for 30 days. After this, the LORD spoke to Joshua, the son of Nun saying “Moses My servant is dead, Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land I am giving to them. Every place that the soul of your feet shall tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses.—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 somebody to step into the shoes of a great servant of God like Moses is not easy. This is why God had to speak words of encouragement to Joshua to strengthen him. Three times in this chapter, the LORD told him to be strong and of good courage in verses 6, 7, 9,This is all that Joshua needed and because he had witnessed many wonderful works of God through Moses and he also was among the men that spied the land of Canaan and had seen what befell the ten men that gave evil report, his faith just needed a little popping up and with God on his side, he was ready to move ahead.
This is the whole essence of life. Life does not have any meaning if God is not there. Your life and mine have a purpose and when we enter into the plan of God, we will experience prosperity and good success. There are many hills and valleys on the path of life, but we must focus on the God of hills and valleys who is able to subdue the hills and fill up the valleys. He said in Isaiah 45:1-2 “Thus says the LORD to His anointed, To Cyrus, whose right hand I have held-To subdue nations before him, And loose the armor of kings, To open before him the double doors, so that the gates will not be shut; I will go before you and make the crooked places straight, I will break in pieces the gates of bronze, and cut the bars of iron.”
We also should know that our God will do all that are listed here and even more if we walk with Him as we should.. His mercies are new everyday, great is His faithfulness. As He was with Moses, so also was He with Joshua and up till the present time, He has never failed any of us. Thus I will encourage you today that whatever mountain in front of you that seems insurmountable, speak to those mountains to be leveled in the name of Jesus. Whatever the door that is shut before you, declare it open for you in Jesus Name. You should be speaking the words of God to all that are between you and your breakthrough. The word of God says “the Just shall live by Faith”, and His words are Spirit and Life, so my prayer is that the LORD will increase our faith so that we can enjoy every good thing He has for us in Jesus name, Amen. Be Blessed!!!