Saturday, December 16, 2006

Divine Expulsion


Thou shalt drive out the Canaanites, though they have iron chariots,
and though they be strong. (Joshua 17:18)

It is a great encouragement to valor to be assured of victory, for then
a man goes forth to war in confidence and ventures where else he had
been afraid to go. Our warfare is with evil within us and around us, and
we ought to be persuaded that we are able to get the victory and that
we shall do so in the name of the Lord Jesus. We are not riding for a
fall, but to win; and win we shall. The grace of God in its omnipotence
is put forth for the overflow of evil in every form: hence the certainty
of triumph.

Certain of our sins find chariots of iron in our constitution, our
former habits, our associations, and our occupations. Nevertheless we must
overcome them. They are very strong, and in reference to them we are
very weak; yet in the name of God we must master them, and we will. If
one sin has dominion of us we are not the Lord's free men. A man who is
held by only one chain is still a captive. There is no going to heaven
with one sin ruling within us, for of the saints it is said, "Sin shall
not have dominion over you." Up, then, and slay every Canaanite, and
break to shivers every chariot of iron! The Lord of hosts is with us, and
who shall resist His sin-destroying power?

1 comment:

kimmie said...

thanks for sharing these!

Related Posts with Thumbnails