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  • 1.God hasgivenIsrael total victory insouthernCanaan, andimmediatelythe action moves to thenorth . January 17, 2010

2. 3. Joshua 111And it came to pass, when Jabin king of Hazor had heardthose things , that he sent to Jobab king of Madon, and to the king of Shimron, and to the king of Achshaph,2And to the kings thatwereon the north of the mountains, and of the plains south of Chinneroth, and in the valley, and in the borders of Dor on the west,3And tothe Canaanite on the east and on the west, andtothe Amorite, and the Hittite, and the Perizzite, and the Jebusite in the mountains, andtothe Hivite under Hermon in the land of Mizpeh. 4. 4And they went out, they and all their hosts with them, much people,even asthe sand thatisupon the sea shore in multitude, withhorses andchariotsvery many.5And when all these kings were met together, they came and pitched together at thewaters of Merom , to fight against Israel.The greatest army Mechanized 5. The BKC indicates that these armies were getting ready to march on Joshua at Gilgal, But he was already on the way to meet them here. Joshua believed in the adage,"The best defense is a good offense." He was constantly on the attack. 6. 6And the Lord said unto Joshua, Be not afraid because of them: fortomorrowabout this time will I deliver them upall slainbefore Israel: thou shalt hough(exterminate)their horses, and burn their chariots with fire.7So Joshua came, and all the people of war with him, against them by the waters of Merom suddenly; and they fell upon them.Why notkeepthe horses and chariots? Good weapons Make them morepowerfulas an army. 7. Psalms 207Sometrustin chariots, and some in horses: but we will remember the Name of the Lord our God.God's people mustrememberHis Name; We mustput allour trust in Him. "Tomorrow, I deliver them upall slainbefore Israel." That's God talking !! 8. "Be not afraid" John 1427Peace I leave with you, My peace Igive unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you.Let notyour heart be troubled, neitherlet itbe afraid. Fear can't continue in the Presence of Peace. Jesus gave us His Peace; Receive it and enjoy it. 9. 8And the Lord delivered them into the hand of Israel, who smote them, and chased them unto great Zidon, and unto Misrephoth-maim, and unto the valley of Mizpeh eastward; and they smote them, until they left themnone remaining .9And Joshua did unto themas the Lord bade him : hehoughedtheir horses, andburnttheir chariots with fire. 10. 1 Corinthians 1013There hath no temptation taken you but such as iscommon to man : but Godisfaithful, who willnotsuffer you to be temptedabove that ye are able ; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bearit . The Lord is all that we need; His Provision is sufficient. "I'm in atight spot ; I don't know what to do." 11. God proportions our trials to our strength, and our strength to our trials. Joshua's obedience in destroying the horses and chariots, shows his self-denial in compliance with God's command. The possession of things on which the carnal heart is prone to depend, is hurtful to the life of faith, and the walk with God; therefore it isbetterto be without worldly advantages, than to have thesoulendangered by them. Matthew Henry Concise Bible Commentary 12. Anything in which weput our trust , becomesa godunto us. 13. What kind of problem are you facing? God is the Problem-Solver. Go to Him;doas He says. 14. God might tell you, as he did Joshua, togetridof something you think you need. Something you depend on. Something that makes you more self-sufficient. 15. Or God might tell youto dosomething positive: 16. God has the answer to your need;Trust Him . Do everything His Way. There are no shortcuts;We can't cut corners and finish the race. 17. Psalms 11933-34Teach me, O Lord,The Wayof Thy statutes; and I shall keep ituntothe end.Give me understanding, and I shall keep Thy Law; yea, I shall observe it withmywhole heart.God's Way is theonly wayto be blessed. We need to not onlyknowthe laws of God, But we need tounderstandThe Way. 18. Dear Friends and Supporting Churches:We had a white Christmas in Moldova this year!We experienced temperatures about 10 degreesfor several nights. I want to give thanks to the Lord for all of youwho have helped us either by prayers or financial help.The Lord has brought us through another year here in ministry and we are excited about what He will do in this work in 2010.. So to all of you! Have a Merry Christmas & A Happy New Year Bro Archie January 17, 2010