the king of Tirzah, one: in all, thirty-one kings. Joshua 12:24 (ESV)
The longest month we can have is 31 days long, if we think of each day as a king to be conquered the application would be that we have a battle of some sort to fight everyday. Jesus said “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble “ in Matthew 6:34 and he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me.” in Luke 9:23
all the inhabitants of the hill country from Lebanon to Misrephoth-maim, even all the Sidonians. I myself will drive them out from before the people of Israel. Only allot the land to Israel for an inheritance, as I have commanded you. Now therefore divide this land for an inheritance to the nine tribes and half the tribe of Manasseh.” Joshua 13:6–7 (ESV)
God fights for his people and will drive the peoples from the land for them, but he will not divide the land for them this is a responsibility he has given to Joshua as the leader of the people. God has won the victory for us too but like Joshua we are called to follow his commands in regards to using what God has won for us. See Galatians 5:1
For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ. And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light. So it is no surprise if his servants, also, disguise themselves as servants of righteousness. Their end will correspond to their deeds. 2 Corinthians 11:13–15 (ESV)
Ever since this time there have been false Apostles, they pretend to be servants of God but they are inspired by Satan, satanic teaching and are full of hypocrisy. Showing one face to the people and another in private, they harbour evil doctrine and their core driving force is self exaltation through manipulation and deceit just like Satan.
This is evident all over the world from established apostate institutions like the Roman Catholic Church through to Word of Faith Prosperity Preachers on TV. Like Jesus said we should not be deceived by their schemes, we should submit to our true shepherds (Pastors and Elders) and stay on our guard against the deceivers, submitting to the guidance and truth of God’s word and the Holy Spirit.
We need to fight for the true faith against the perversions and lies of Satan’s servants. We are at war.
“See the man who would not make God his refuge, but trusted in the abundance of his riches and sought refuge in his own destruction!” Psalm 52:7 (ESV)
We need to avoid the trap of trusting in our wages and possessions, we should put our faith in God
They have all fallen away; together they have become corrupt; there is none who does good, not even one. Psalm 53:3 (ESV)
Paul picks this up in Romans to prove that all men are under the condemnation of sin in Romans 3:10-12. This is why we needed a saviour in Jesus.
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