During those 40 years in the wilderness, God prepared another leader - Joshua - who would lead the nation into Canaan. Moses made a fatal mistake in keeping his anger, and it cost him the perfect will of God for his life. Moses, with all his abilities, was not going to be allowed to lead Israel triumphantly into the Promised Land, it would have to be Joshua! What a great typology in Scripture of how the Law can not bring a person to heaven - it only brings wrath - but that JESUS (the New Testament name for Joshua) is the only one that can lead us HOME!
We looked at how God prepared Joshua to become a great leader of God's people, so that all of our men in all our Bible believing Churches would seek to be JOSHUA'S and take the lead as God moves them into positions of Christian leadership! We wait for "Moses'" to rise up, but they are few, and far between! We need Joshua's all over Ireland! And this weekend, we found a load of them!
May the Lord greatly use us all as we seek to simply follow and obey His every word!
See the notes and photos of the entire 48 hour event at http://www.biblebc.com/ChurchInfo/MensRetreat/2009/index.htm
May the Lord Jesus lead you and your family to conquer all the obstacles between you and His perfect will!
Pastor Craig Ledbetter