God Fulfills His Promises * Pastor Jerry Ghirardo * 2/17/2019

God Fulfills His Promises

Joshua 23

February 17th, 2019

1.   God FIGHTS for us.

Joshua 23:3 – “You yourselves have seen everything the Lord your God has done to all these nations for your sake.  It was the Lord your God who fought for you.”

Joshua 23:5 – “The Lord himself will drive them out of your way.  He will push them out before you and you will take possession of their land, as the Lord your God promised you.”

Joshua 23:9-10 – “The Lord has driven out before you great and powerful nations; to this day no one has been able to withstand you.  One of you routs a thousand, because the Lord your God fights for you, just as he promised.”

Joshua 1:5 – “No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life.  Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you.  I will not leave you or forsake you.”

2.    Be strong, study God’s Word and OBEY all his commands.

Joshua 23:6 – “Be very strong.  Be careful to obey all that is written in the Book of the Law of Moses without turning aside to the right or the left.”

Joshua 1:7 – “Be strong and very courageous.  Be careful to obey all the law my servant Moses gave you; do not turn from it to the right or to the left, that you may be successful wherever you go.”

Joshua 23:7 – “Do not associate with these nations… do not invoke the names of their gods or swear by them… But you are to hold fast to the Lord your God, as you have until now.”

Joshua 23:10 – “So be very careful to love the Lord your God.”

Joshua 23:12 – “Don’t turn away and ally yourselves with the survivors of these nations… Don’t intermarry … otherwise they will become a snare and a trap for you…until you perish from this good land.”

3.    God always FULFILLS his promises.

Joshua 23:14 – “You know with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the Lord God gave you has failed… Every promise has been fulfilled.”

Joshua 21:43-45 – “So the Lord gave Israel all the land he had sworn to give their forefathers, and they took possession of it and settled there.  The Lord gave them rest on every side, just as he had sworn to their forefathers.  Not one of their enemies withstood them; the Lord handed all their enemies  over to them.  Not one of all the Lord’s good promises to the house of Israel failed; every one was fulfilled.”

Lamentations 2:17 – “The Lord has done what he planned; he has fulfilled his word; which he decreed long ago.”

Jeremiah 1:12 – “The Lord said to me, ‘You have seen correctly, for I am watching to see that my word is fulfilled.’”