6/5/2016 – The Lord Who Heals – Part 4 – Little By Little

The God who heals…little by little

Psalm 23  he restores [shub] my soul…   to turn/ repent/ be restored to desired state

  • God restores our soul to its desired condition – giving and receiving love; living in the Kingdom Way.

2 Cor 10 – strongholds = places of enemy occupation in our heart. Fortresses built in mind.

From Abraham to Moses – land of promise occupied by demon worshippers in Israel’s absence

Joshua:  [yehoshua] the Lord is salvation

  • We colabor with God in conquering our strongholds, following HIS lead

Ex 23:20-33     little by little               MAP

  • We must learn to be patient, fully occupying every place God gives us.
  • Keep working until God makes a new habit out of the old ways

Matt 12:43-45 …the last state of that man becomes worse than the first.

  • Partial deliverance is worse than NO deliverance at all.

Numbers 33:55  … they will become as pricks in your eyes and as thorns in your sides, and they will trouble you in the land in which you live.

Strongholds of the Canaanites:  all represent strongholds of the heart.

  • Canaan = “zeal” – living with a heart fully alive

Ch1 – getting ready to cross over   be strong and VERY courageous (3x v6-9)

Ch2 – spying out the land

Ch3 – crossing over    Take up the ark of the covenant and cross over ahead of the people.

  • Jordan – the descender – the place of dying to old and coming into new. Baptism

Ch4 – the memorial — Take up for yourselves twelve stones from here out of the middle of the Jordan

Ch5 – consecration – Gilgal – rolling away the reproach by renewing covenant (circumcision)

2 Cor 12:9-10  … for when I am weak, then I am strong.

Ch6 – Jericho   “Shout! For the LORD has given you the city.

  • Jericho – “Fragrance” (offering/ anointing)

Ch7 – Defeat at Ai     You cannot stand before your enemies until you have removed the things under the ban

  • Fled from a much weaker city…because they tolerated sin in the camp.

Ch 8 – victory over Ai    32  He wrote there on the stones a copy of the law of Moses,

Ch9 – sinful covenant  …Joshua made peace with them and made a covenant with them, to let them live;

Ch 10 – conquering Jerusalem

Ch 11 — a unified front comes against them   The LORD delivered them into the hand of Israel

  • When we show that we are serious, there is always a last ditch effort to destroy before we occupy

Ch 12-22 – dividing the land  CALEB  “the sons of Anak…”   8 yrs old! Hebron (home of Abraham)

The generational inheritance (show map)