Day 29 – Joshua Journals

Strong and Courageous – 31 Days of Victory Through Joshua’s Battles

Day Twenty-nine – Dor – Dwelling

“…the king of Dor in the heights of Dor, one.” Joshua 12:23 NKJV

The definition of Dor is dwelling – Stemming from the word dowr, (dore) a masculine noun meaning generation to generation. It can also mean a period of time, a setting of time, a circle of existence.

Joshua and his generation was not exempt from facing the enemy of the season or circle of time.

“Now it came to pass, a long time after the LORD had given rest to Israel … Joshua was old, advanced in age.” Joshua 23:1 NKJV

“And Joshua called for all Israel, for their elders, for their heads, …” Joshua gathered them all together.” Joshua 23:2

Joshua gathering, those in position in this period of time, begins to remind them of all they had personally seen the LORD do for them and the people. “…for the LORD, your God is He who has fought for you.” Verse 3

Joshua never ceases to inspire me with his leadership and heart for his people and their children. In the height of his generation and period of time, Joshua continues lead and guide. Encouraging them not to trust in their own accomplishments, and successes, but to remember it is God’s faithfulness that brings them victory!

For victory over the enemy who desires to steal, kill, and destroy our future, remember it is God who is faithful to fight for us!

“The enemy shall not outwit him…” Psalm 89:21

Thanks be to God who fights for me and my next generation! The deceptive lies of going out and coming in have been exposed by the Light of the Truth of Jesus Christ!

I AM the Door! John 10:9 NKJV

Now instead of relying on my own strength, I am equipped with the Word of God secured to my heart for victory! 

“If anyone enters by Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture (rest). John 10:9 NKJV

Resting in the One who destroyed the enemy of Dor when the stone was rolled away, and His Power walked out!

“This will be written for the generation to come, that a people yet to be created may praise the LORD.” Psalm 102:18 NKJV

May you and your children’s, children’s be blessed for a thousand generations in Jesus’s Might Name! Amen!

Denise

From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020

Photos by denisebalog©2018

Photos captured Jerusalem 2018.

Day 8 – Joshua Journals

Strong and Courageous –
31 Days of Victory Through Joshua’s Battles

Day Eight – Gezer – Precipice – Cut Off

“…the king of Gezer, one.” Joshua 12:12 NKJV

The fierce enemy Joshua faces conceals a two-edge sword.

One side of the blade, his name Gezer means – precipice or a vertical cliff. On the other side of the edge, his name can also be spelled Gazer which means “cut off”.  

This enemy reminds me of the lies the evil one wants to speak into my head. Did God’s Word really say this? Or Does it really mean that? A vertical drop when I listen to his double talk. 

“Then Horman king of Gezer came up…and Joshua struck him and his people, until he left him none remaining.” Joshua 10:33 NJKV

Lord, my I too have a Joshua spirit! Cutting off the lies and double talk tactics of any attack against my mind and heart. May I open my mouth boldly by wielding the powerful sword of Your Word keeping my emotions, body, soul, and spirit firmly position on The Rock, Your Son Jesus Christ.

 “So it will be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the Rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.” Exodus 33:22 NKJV

“…and all drank the same spiritual drink. For they drank of the spiritual Rock that followed them, and that Rock was Christ.” 1 Corinthians 10:4 NKJV

“For the Word of God is living and powerful, and

 Sharper than any two-edge sword,

Piercing even to the division of soul and spirit,

And joints and marrow,

 And is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 NKJV

“And take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God… that I may open my mouth boldly to make known the mystery of the Gospel…” Ephesians 6:17 NKJV

From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020

Photo captured on the top of Mount Arbel overlooking the Sea of Galilee. denisebalog©2014

Day 6 – Joshua Journals

Strong and Courageous –
31 Days of Victory Through Joshua’s Battles

Day Six – Lachish – Impregnable

“…the king of Lachish, one:” Joshua 12:11 NKJV

How can I find victory over an impregnable enemy who appears strong and not easily taken by force?

The key to success over Lachish can befound in this enemy’s first name.

“…Japhia king of Lachish,” Joshua 10:3 NKJV

  “Japhia” means “shine”.

Lachish wants to shine his strong imprisonment of distractions into my heart; causing me to battle with him all day.

“Can you please let the dog in the back door?” “Do we have anymore paper towels?” or my personal favorite, “Is it time to eat again?”

Like Joshua, when I meditate, ponder, and store up God’s Word in my heart, I’m empowered with the strongest shield of Light and impregnable defensed against any battlefield tactic or diversion the king of Lachish can cause in my day.

“This Book of Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night…for then you will make your way Prosperous, and then you will have good success.” Joshua 1:8 NKJV

“Your Word I have hidden in my heart.” Psalm 119:9 NKJV

“I will meditate on Your precepts and contemplate Your ways.”Psalm 119:15 NKJV

“The entrance of Your Words gives light; It gives understanding to the simple.” Psalm 119:130 NKJV

Oh, mighty warriors, traveling companions of mine, when we meditate on God’s Word we are empowered to conquer the Lachish of our minds!

God bless you and thank you for joining the study.

Denise

From The Joshua Journals of denisebalog©2020

Poems by denisebalog©2020 Photo captured in the Upper Galilee area of Israel. These are high, strong walls Joshua and his army.