- FDD33 Pursue a Clear Head
- FDD18 God Saw
- FDD12 Prayer Without Repentance
- FDD06 See The Needs
- Fifty Days of Desperation
- FDD01 Rejoice!
- FDD02: Are You Listening?
- FDD03: The Gift of Desperation
- FDD04: Do What God Requires
- FDD05 Turning Away
- FDD07 Be Dilligent
- FDD08 In His Presence
- FDD09 Waiting For God
- FDD10 Waiting on God – Abraham
- FDD11 Waiting on God – Isaac
- FDD13 Needing to Be Broken
- FDD15 Content in His Presence
- FDD16 A Word of Rescue
- FDD17 Not With Our Wisdom
- FDD19 God Answered
- FDD20 Centered On The Lord
- FDD21 The Theme of Scripture
- FDD22 In the Spirit of The Lord
- FDD27 in His Hands
- FDD29 Those Few Sheep
- FDD31 What To Pray For
- FDD32 Get Back to Church Gatherings
The book of Joshua could have been a record of flawless victory, but it wasn’t. When Jericho fell, Achan took something that had been placed under the ban, and they lost the next battle at AI. Joshua, and the elders of Israel fell immediately into a fully prone prayer position and stayed there until evening seeking and praying for God’s intervention.
Then God answered.
“So the Lord said to Joshua, “Rise up! Why is it that you have fallen on your face?” (Joshua 7:10, NASB95)
The response seems odd except that the succeeding verses fall in line with previous scripture. They had entered into covenant with God, and the conditions of breaking that covenant including losing in battle. In other words, the results they were experiencing were already spelled out in scripture.
Before we make, “Get rid of the sin and walk in victory.” the only application of the text, consider our situation, and let us begin asking the question: What do the scriptures already say about our situation?
Open our eyes to see what is right before us. Help us to see what you’ve already told us. Now let our desperation for answers turn into desperation for action based upon your word.