God honors His Word

 

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope. Romans

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Joshua 10:28-43

 

 As for Makkedah, Joshua captured it on that day and struck it, and its king, with the edge of the sword. He devoted to destruction every person in it; he left none remaining. And he did to the king of Makkedah just as he had done to the king of Jericho.

 Then Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Makkedah to Libnah and fought against Libnah.

 And the LORD gave it also and its king into the hand of Israel. And he struck it with the edge of the sword, and every person in it; he left none remaining in it. And he did to its king as he had done to the king of Jericho.

 Then Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Libnah to Lachish and laid siege to it and fought against it.

 And the LORD gave Lachish into the hand of Israel, and he captured it on the second day and struck it with the edge of the sword, and every person in it, as he had done to Libnah.

 Then Horam king of Gezer came up to help Lachish. And Joshua struck him and his people, until he left none remaining.

 Then Joshua and all Israel with him passed on from Lachish to Eglon. And they laid siege to it and fought against it.

 And they captured it on that day, and struck it with the edge of the sword. And he devoted every person in it to destruction that day, as he had done to Lachish.

 Then Joshua and all Israel with him went up from Eglon to Hebron. And they fought against it

 and captured it and struck it with the edge of the sword, and its king and its towns, and every person in it. He left none remaining, as he had done to Eglon, and devoted it to destruction and every person in it.

 Then Joshua and all Israel with him turned back to Debir and fought against it

 and he captured it with its king and all its towns. And they struck them with the edge of the sword and devoted to destruction every person in it; he left none remaining. Just as he had done to Hebron and to Libnah and its king, so he did to Debir and to its king.

So Joshua struck the whole land, the hill country and the Negeb and the lowland and the slopes, and all their kings. He left none remaining, but devoted to destruction all that breathed, just as the LORD God of Israel commanded.

 And Joshua struck them from Kadesh-barnea as far as Gaza, and all the country of Goshen, as far as Gibeon.

 And Joshua captured all these kings and their land at one time, because the LORD God of Israel fought for Israel.

 Then Joshua returned, and all Israel with him, to the camp at Gilgal.

 

Systematically destroying that which was not of them as God directed them to with the use of the sword; Israel claimed their promised land. The Bible is our sword.  We can do battle and defeat our enemies both physical and spiritual. Jesus gave us the example to follow when He was tempted in the wilderness. When we know the Word, we can speak it over our enemy. Are we battling illness? Are we battling depression? Do we have conflicts with individuals? We can speak the Word against the enemy of our soul no matter what he is using against us. We can pray and sing the Word of God against the enemy. God will honor His Word and give us the victory just as He gave the victory to Joshua and the people of Israel.

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