Bible teaching with an emphasis on Israel, prophecy and the Jewish roots of Christianity
More than a Conqueror
In this series we examine how Joshua went from a dependable apprentice to the faithful leader of Israel during the conquering of the land of Canaan, a land promised by God to the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Many valuable leadership lessons can be learned from Joshua’s story taught by Dr. Jeffrey Seif from corresponding locations in Israel. David and Kirsten Hart discuss the meaning and application with Dr. Seif as we see dramatic reenactments of some of the key moments in Joshua’s life.
Joshua is first seen with the other recently freed Hebrew slaves who have made their way to the foot of Mount Sinai to receive the laws written by the hand of God. Joshua’s leadership training began as he worked for many years behind the scenes as the steady and faithful apprentice under the authority of Moses.
Twelve men went to spy out Canaan, the land God had promised to give to the children of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. Only Joshua and Caleb returned with a hopeful report while the other ten were full of fear and despair with their negative accounts. Are there giants causing us to fear instead of having faith in God?
Changes in leadership are difficult. Joshua was called to replace Moses as leader of the Israelites as they were at the border, ready to begin the battle for the Promised Land. God showed He was going to be with Joshua just as He was with Moses.
The first battle for the land of Canaan was a fortified city which the Hebrews never before had to face. Joshua showed his faith by following God’s instructions for attaching Jericho. The Lord miraculously brought down the walls, but then it was time for the Israelites to step into the battle.