Be Strong & Of Good Courage

Windsor Village Pastor Kirbyjon Caldwell
Be Strong & Of Good Courage

Text | Joshua 1:5-9

Theme 1 Prosperity
* you won’t have prosperity without courage 

* Moving into the promise land…

* Joshua 1, verse 5: no man (nobody) can keep you from what God intends for you to have or to go unless you allow it

* “As I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave nor forsake you.”

* Will Not Leave You

– won’t treat you the way your earthly family has

– Don’t view God the way you view man

– Release your thoughts of God out of the box you’ve contained him in and allow him to be God!

– your thoughts can block you

* v.6 Be strong and if GOOD COURAGE, for to this people shall divider as an inheritance of the land which I swore (promised/decreed/declared) 

* v.7 Be strong and VERY courageous that you may observe to do affording to all the law…

* v.7 Do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go

* The Lord is WITH YOU

Fully absorb this verse, JOSHUA 1:7 

* v.8 meditate in the book of the law day and night that you may observe to do according to all that is written 

* Learn to mutter (mumble) to yourself what the word says about you

– I’m more than a conqueror

– No weapon formed against me

– I can do ALL THINGS through Christ who strengthens me!

* v.8… then you will make your OWN way prosperous and then you will have good success

* Your prosperity isn’t linked to

– a hook up

– A party

– An organization

– A politician

* Your prosperity is linked to God! 
Theme 2 Courage

* courage is not the absence of fear 

* Courage is not the absence of having butterfly’s

* Courage is doing right in spite of your fear, in spite of the butterfly’s 

* Courage doesn’t mean you defeat evil every time; but it does mean you stand up to it

* The mere fact that you have the courage to stand up, face it is powerful

* Courage doesn’t mean your voice won’t quiver; the courage is opening your mouth to speak 

* You need courage in your house

* It takes courage to forgive

* When communication channels have frozen, someone has to have the courage to say let’s make peace

* Be on FIRE with Courage regardless of whatever is going on around you 

* These next four years will be the best four of your life

On this eve of Dr. King’s birthday, we may all celebrate him now… however it hasn’t always been the case. He was killed after he spoke with courage truth to power like nobody’s business 

* Redistribute the pain

* Boycott

Many saw him as a trouble maker. He has courage. 

* When you have courage, not everyone is gonna be on your side. They will spit in your face and tell you it’s raining

* Many won’t support you, but have courage anyway

* Exercise the courage God has given you 

– v.3 he has already given you the provision… every where you WILL GO, I’ve already given you…

* God has promised it so I know he’s provided it

– v.4 from the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river… He is expanding your territory 

– When haters come, rejoice because that means they see the blessing šŸ˜‚šŸ˜‚ give them something to see! Let them see how Good God Is!!!

– v.5… I will be with you
* exercise your courage and pull down your blessing 
“Wait on God” literally means what it says. The problem is too many of us don’t like where God is taking us, so we roll and move away then ask where did he go. 

– Learn to excercise courage 

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